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Last updated: 5th April 2010

Introduction
This statement sets out Wine Showcase's policies relating to the collection and use of your personal information. It applies to your conduct on the Wine Showcase network of websites (the "Network"). These policies are in addition to Wine Showcase's general Terms of Use governing the Network.

Your personal information is important to us We recognise that your privacy is very important and that you have a right to control personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously. The following sections set out how we handle and protect your personal information and safeguard your privacy. Wine Showcase Membership Wine Showcase has implemented a membership system which offers a more rewarding and personalised Network experience ("Membership"). To become a member and obtain the full benefits of Membership, you register your details with us and log in as a member each time you visit the Network. (Membership is not necessary to access many of the Network websites.) The benefits of Membership include: your own personalised home page on the Network; e-mail newsletters; interactive tools and services and access to competitions. Also, to keep you up to date with what's happening on the Network, we'll send you member only offers from our selected partners and regular updates of our products and services. How we collect information about you There are three main ways we collect information about you: If you are not or do not log in as a Wine Showcase member Whenever you visit the Network, our servers automatically record information about your usage of the Network, such as the time of the visit, its duration and the pages you visit. This is to help us understand what parts of our Network our users enjoy the most and to help us ensure that advertisements on the Network are most directly relevant to your interests. If you have not identified yourself on the Network, such as by registering for Membership or logging in as a member, the information we collect about you remains anonymous. If you log in as a Wine Showcase member Once you have become a Wine Showcase member, we collect personal information about you in order to provide you with the full benefits of Membership. When you first register for Membership, we collect information from you such as your e-mail, name and suburb, and will continue to add to your member profile as you interact more on the Network, for example, if you enter a competition or subscribe to our newsletters. If you enter into a competition When you enter into a competition on the Network, you may be prompted to sign in to Membership. This will streamline the entry process, as many of the competition entry fields will be pre-populated with information we already hold about you. You may be required to provide further information to satisfy the entry conditions. If the competition is being sponsored by an advertiser, you may be prompted to opt-in to receive further promotional material from that third party. If you consent to this, then at the end of the competition, we will provide the information on your entry form to that third party. Use of your personal information will be in accordance with this Privacy Policy as well as that of the third party. The URL or contact details for third party privacy policies will appear in the competition terms and conditions. How we preserve your privacy We understand that even with our Privacy Policy, some people will not feel comfortable disclosing personal information in order to become a Wine Showcase member. If you don't feel comfortable disclosing your real identity but still want to take advantage of Wine Showcase Membership, you can register for Membership using a pseudonym (or "nym") - a different name. This way, you choose your own nym, which might be "John Shiraz" or "Donna Chardy", and that's what we will call you. We won't know who you really are, but we will still be able to find out what you like most on our Network and therefore give you the most enjoyable and customised experience of the Network possible. Our use of cookies Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them (for more information on disabling cookies. In some instances this may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of parts of the Network. The use of cookies can enhance your enjoyment of what we offer, because they help us personalise your experience of our Network by providing information which is most relevant to your interests. Cookies provide us with aggregated information on how users interact on our Network, track which advertisements are effective and help us improve your Network experience. We also use cookies to operate the Membership system, as they help us identify visitors to the Network who have previously registered. Cookies do not personally identify you, but your browser. We measure and analyse Internet usage across the Network. We collect the following core information on usage of the Wine Showcase Network:
The number of page views (or page impressions) ;
The number of unique visitors;
How long these unique visitors (on average) spend on the Network
Common entry and exit points into the Network.
*The use of Javascript and/or Java Applet is dictated by the browser you use. Typically, Internet Explorer users with Version 4 or above will use the Javascript method. Netscape users or users whose browser does not support Javascript 1.1 will use the Java Applet method. How we use and disclose your information We will not disclose any information about you without your consent unless it is:
Required by law;
We believe it necessary in order to provide you with a service which you have requested;
We suspect that your use of the Network is in breach of the Terms of Use;
To protect the rights or property of Wine Showcase, any Wine Showcase user or any member of the public; or
To lessen a serious threat to a person's health or safety.
Communicating with Wine Showcase members: service messages and promotional messages we send to you We send our members service e-mails which contain important information about updates, changes and developments on the Network, such as if we take down a service which we know you are currently using, or, if we have improved a service and want to communicate its new functionality to you. For you to continue to make the most of what's available on the Network, it is essential that we send these communications. From time to time, we will send you member-only offers from our carefully selected partners, e-mail newsletters to which you have subscribed, and tell you about new competitions. You can manage the type of information you receive from us by:
updating your Membership profile;
unsubscribing from the message you receive; or unsubscribing from our newsletter.
How we store your information and keep it secure We will take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information we hold about you and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information. You can also play an important role in keeping your personal information secure by maintaining the confidentiality of any password and accounts used on the Wine Showcase Network. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.
What happens on Co-Branded sites and Wine Showcase links to other websites We provide links to websites outside the Network. These linked sites are not under the control of Wine Showcase and we do not accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our Network. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of that website. There are also a number of Co-Branded sites on the Network which may operate under their own terms and conditions and privacy policy. Before disclosing your personal information to any Co-Branded sites, you should read the relevant policy or terms of use. In some cases, the specific terms on the Co-Branded site will override Wine Showcase's own policies. What to do if you have a problem or question If you make us aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with our Network, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. Changes to the Privacy Policy Our commitment to make Wine Showcase Australia's leading website means that we are constantly adding new sites and features to the Network. We will continuously review our Privacy Policy to ensure that it protects your privacy while supporting your user experience on the Network. We encourage you to keep visiting our Privacy Policy to see if any updates have been made. Further information on privacy For more information about privacy issues in Australia, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's http://www.privacy.gov.au/ website.