Privacy Policy

Geocaching South Australia Inc. (“Geocaching SA”) operates geocachingsa.com.au. It is Geocaching SA’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Geocaching SA we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Geocaching SA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Geocaching SA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Geocaching SA visitors use its website. From time to time, Geocaching SA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Geocaching SA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Geocaching SA only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Geocaching SA’s website choose to interact with Geocaching SA in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Geocaching SA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Geocaching SA are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Geocaching SA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Geocaching SA. Geocaching SA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Geocaching SA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Geocaching SA may monitor the most popular posts on geocachingsa.com.au and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Geocaching SA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Geocaching SA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its office holders and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Geocaching SA’s behalf or to provide services available at Geocaching SA’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Geocaching SA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its office holders and affiliated organizations, as described above, Geocaching SA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or similar governmental request, or when Geocaching SA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Geocaching SA, third parties or the public at large. Geocaching SA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Geocaching SA uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the Geocaching SA website, and their website access preferences. Geocaching SA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Geocaching SA website, with the drawback that certain features of Geocaching SA’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Acquisition Transfers

If Geocaching SA, or substantially all of its assets were acquired/merged into another incorporated association, or in the unlikely event that Geocaching SA enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Geocaching SA may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Geocaching SA may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Geocaching SA’s sole discretion. Geocaching SA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Acknowledgements

This privacy policy is released under the Creative Commons Sharealike license, and therefore is available for re-purpose by third parties. It is based on the privacy policy of TopNonprofits.com, which in turn is based on the privacy policy of Automattic.com, which are both released under the same license.

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