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Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc.
Website Privacy Statement

Personal Information

Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. does not collect personal information about website visitors without their consent. In cases when such information is requested to provide a service or respond to an inquiry, visitors only need to provide the minimal information necessary. Typically personal information is collected:

Use of Server Logs

Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. web servers log the standard information about website users including the IP address of the user, domain of the user, URLs visited, and the date/time visited. We use this information to generate aggregate reports which summarize our website traffic, which we use to improve our site and its usability for our visitors. We do not attempt to track individual users and we do not link the web log information to any other database with the purpose of identifying individual website users.

Use of Cookies

The Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. website may make use of "cookies" in order to identify user sessions and maintain information within sessions. We do not use cookie information to identify users in any way nor do we use the information given by users and stored in the cookies to link to any other data.

Web Bugs

Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. does not make use of "Web bugs" (programs installed on your personal computer by a website to track personal web usage) in any way, shape, or form.

How Is Personal Information Used?

Personal information is used by Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. only for the purpose stated at the time it is collected, e.g. to reply to a question or inquiry or to provide a requested service. Such personal information is never used for secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise requested or explicitly agreed to by the website user. It is Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc.'s policy never to share, trade, sell or otherwise disclose personal information to third parties without their informed consent or direction except where required by law, e.g. through subpoena, warrant or other legal process. Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. occasionally mails information about our events to its online members. Personal information used for this purpose is never shared with any other organizations. When requested Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. will delete personal information from current operational systems.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. provides a number of links to third-party sites and assumes no responsibility for the information practices of websites a user is able to access through ours. Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. encourages all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked websites. There is no third-party advertising on the Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. website.

Changes to This Statement

Melbourne Bushwalkers Inc. may change this Statement from time to time; when updates are made, the Privacy Policy version date (located at the bottom of this Policy) will also be updated to reflect that a revision occurred. We encourage you to periodically reread this Policy to see if there have been any changes that may affect you. This Statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Issued 30th March 2005; Last Reviewed August 2015