LINUS is committed to protecting consumer privacy
online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on
the web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer
confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities.
At LINUS, we intend to give you as much control as possible over
your personal information and strive to help you protect your privacy
while using our services.
The purpose of our policy is to inform you about
the types of information we gather about you when you visit our
site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to
anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your
ability to correct, the information. Please read this notice. By
If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site.
I. Information Which We Collect and the What
We Do With the Collected Information
LINUS may request that you voluntarily supply
us with personal information, including your name, company, postal
address, fixed and mobile telephone numbers and e-mail address.
LINUS may supply this information to third parties, such as product
partners for the sole purpose of fulfilling your request for information.
When you receive information from LINUS, you are
given the choice to opt-out of receiving future e-mail solicitations
from LINUS about items that may be of interest to you. If you do
not opt-out, LINUS will use this information only to send you e-mails
regarding future promotions. Your personal information is not shared
with third parties. All future e-mail solicitations will contain
instructions about how to opt-out of receiving additional e-mails.
Participation in these solicitations is entirely your choice.
What are cookies? Like many other commercial sites,
our site may utilise a standard technology called a "cookie"
to collect information about how our site is used. Cookies were
designed to help a web site recognize a user's browser as a previous
visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have
been set while the user was browsing the site. A cookie cannot retrieve
any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus or
capture your e-mail address.
III. Disclosure to Third Parties
With the exception of sharing personal identifiable
information with the fulfillment of customer requests, we do not
share personally identifiable information with any third party.
We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics
of users to third parties, such as advertisers or potential advertisers.
The advertising contained on linus.com.au does
not collect any personally identifiable information about you, such
as your name, address, phone number or email address. Cookies (see
Section II for a discussion of "cookies") may be used
to collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such
as the server your computer is logged onto, your browser type (for
example, Netscape or Internet Explorer), and whether you responded
to the ad delivered.
Our site may contain links to other web sites.
We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of
any of our advertisers or other sites to which we provide links
or solicit personal information. We have no control over these practices
of the web site sponsor when linking to other web sites.
LINUSs policy does not extend to anything
that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore
beyond LINUS's control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary
to Australian law or government regulation.
V. Accuracy of User Information
In order to ensure the accuracy of personal information,
you may enter updated information on our online registration form
or email email@example.com.
information or the use of the information collected should also
be directed via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional contact information refer to Contact us.
These privacy policies are effective as of September
15, 2001. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time,
and will post any changes to this policy as soon as they take effect.
VI. Security of Information
We use our best efforts to ensure the security
of personal information submitted by users. We exercise great care
in providing secure transmission of information from your PC to
our computers. Unfortunately, no electronic communication over the
internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to
take great care to protect your personal information, LINUS cannot
warrant the security of any information that you submit to us, and
you do so at your own risk. We store any personally identifiable
information, in a protected area to which the general public does
not have access.
VII. Use of Materials
The right to download and store or output the
materials in our site is granted for the user's personal use only,
and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other
reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these
materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express
written permission of us is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to
obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing
on this site may email us at email@example.com.