1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
your privacy is very important to us. We have accordingly developed this
We endeavour to comply with laws of other countries but cannot and do
not warrant that we do. We do everything we reasonably can to protect
your rights of privacy on systems and the Website controlled by us, but
we are not liable for any unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your
personal and confidential information made by third parties who are not
subject to our control, for example advertisers and websites that have
links to our Website. You should take note that the information and privacy
practices of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other sites
to which we provide hyperlinks, may be different from ours.
We want you to
feel comfortable using our web sites
â€¢ feel secure submitting information to us
â€¢ contact us with your questions or concerns about privacy on this
â€¢ know that by using our sites you are consenting to the collection
of certain data
categorise information about you (collectively referred to as "Personal
Information") as follows:
(a) Profiling Information: Information which you provide when you register
for a Service, which may include some or all of the following:
- Information about your personal identity such as gender, marital status,
- Your financial information such as your banking details and any information
relating to your income and lifestyle levels; and
- Your contact details such as your physical addresses, postal addresses,
telephone and fax numbers and the like.
(b) Payment and Account Information: Your account history with us including
(without limitation) all billing information and communications, payment
history etc. We maintain this in encrypted form on secure servers.
(c) Service Usage: Information about your navigation using our Services,
for example the URLs of websites, which you visit and from which you request
(d) Log information: Information such as your web request, IP address,
browser type, browser language, date and time of request.
(e) Transactional Information: Transactional history (other than banking
details) about your e-commerce activities.
(f) Correspondence Information: Content, information about your correspondents,
and the destination/origin of communications between you and any other
person using our Services, which include email communications, blog, chat
room and discussion board communications, instant message communications,
experts forum communications, faxmail communications, membership of mailing
(g) User IDs: Your usernames, passwords, email addresses and other security-related
information used by you in relation to our Services.
(h) Stored Information: Data either created by you or by a third party
and which you wish to store on our servers such as image files, documents
only collect your Personal Information to conduct our business and to
enable us to deliver and improve our Services. We do not for any reason
whatsoever sell your Personal Information to any third party or otherwise
trade on it.
We will only disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this
your prior written consent.
If you decline to submit personal information to us, then we will unfortunately
not be in a position to provide the Services to you.
Any of your information which you provide when you use certain Services
and are to an open, public environment or forum including (without limitation)
any blog, community or discussion board, is not confidential, does not
constitute Personal Information, and is not subject to protection under
Since such public environments are accessible by third parties, it is
possible that third parties may collect and collate and use such information
for their own purposes. You should accordingly be careful when deciding
to share any of your Personal Information in such public environments.
Information, which is disclosed publicly, is also shared with our affiliates,
third party service providers, sponsors of competitions etc. unless expressly
We are not liable to you or any third party for any damages that you or
any third party may suffer howsoever arising from your disclosure of Personal
Information in any public environment. You accordingly disclose information
in a public environment at your own risk.
RIGHT TO COLLECT
By accepting the Terms of Service you agree that we may collect and store
your Personal Information as long as you use our Services subject to the
2.1 We collect your Profiling and Account Information for the following
(a) We need your identity details, contact details, banking information
and account history to manage our relationship with you and provide Services
to you. We will only disclose this information as provided below.
(b) We use certain of your information in an aggregated form to compile
statistical and demographical profiles for our business and marketing
activities. We may disclose such information about you, provided that
the information is in an aggregated form that is not capable of being
used or interpreted in such a manner as to identify you.
2.2 We collect and store your Service Usage and Transactional Information
(a) determine and verify the Service Charges payable by you and to administer
our relationship with you.
(b) comply with any statutory or regulatory requirement.
(c) compile statistical and demographical profiles about you for our business
and marketing activities and to customise our Services to you. While we
are entitled to use such information about you for our own internal business
purposes without limitation, we will only disclose it in an aggregated
form which is not capable of being used or interpreted in such a manner
as to identify you; and
(d) monitor your use of our Services for the purposes of ensuring compliance
with our Terms of Service.
2.3 We collect and store your Correspondence Information and Personal
(a) comply with our obligations under law; and
(b) monitor your use of our Services in order to ensure your compliance
with our Terms of Service.
Any Personal Information which we collect and which we may use in an aggregated
format ensuring you are not individually identified is our property. We
may use it, in our sole discretion and without any compensation to you,
for any legitimate purpose including (without limitation) the commercial
sale thereof to third parties.
we use "cookies" so that we can provide you with more customised
information when you return to our website. "Cookies" are used
to store user preferences and to track user trends, so as to enhance your
interactive experience and generally improve our Services to you. You
can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a "cookie",
giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. If you do
accept a "cookie", you thereby agree to our use of any Personal
Information collected by us using that Cookie.
You may update your Profiling Information at any time on the website.
You acknowledge and agree that in the interests of improving personalisation
and Service efficiency, we may, under controlled and secure circumstances,
share your Personal Information with our affiliates (an entity which is
our subsidiary or holding company or a subsidiary of our holding company
or an entity which controls, is controlled by or is under common control
3. GENERAL EXCEPTIONS
If we are required to intercept, disclose, monitor and/or store your Personal
(a) by law;
(b) to conduct our business;
(c) to secure our systems; or
(d) to enforce our own rights,
we will do so in the manner as prescribed by law.
disclosure, monitoring and storage may take place without your knowledge.
In that case, we will not be liable to you or any third party for any
damages howsoever arising from such interception, disclosure, monitoring
and storage. In order to ensure that all our Users comply with the Terms
of Service, we may monitor your Personal Information to the extent that
this may be required to determine compliance and/or to identify instances
of non-compliance. To ensure that the security and integrity of our Services
are safeguarded, we may monitor your Personal Information. This monitoring
may include (without limitation) the filtering of incoming and outgoing
electronic data messages to identify, limit and/or prevent the transmission
of spam, viruses and/or unlawful, defamatory, obscene or otherwise undesirable
material or content. We may under certain circumstances procure an element
of the Services from a third party service provider. To the extent that
it may be necessary, and solely for the purposes of providing the Service
to you, you agree that we may disclose to such third party any of your
Personal Information that may be necessary for the procurement of services
from the third party.