The VALLEY Reporter Privacy Policy

The VALLEY Reporter respects the privacy of all visitors and subscribers to our website, the following privacy policy is provided to inform all visitors of what information is collected and how it is used. Introduction

Because privacy is an important issue for many users of the Internet, The VALLEY Reporter has formulated the following statements to reassure visitors to its website that it understands those concerns. If you have any queries or concerns about The VALLEY Reporter's website privacy statement and/or its more general privacy policies please contact us.

Relevant legislation

As a private small business we agree to comply with the Information Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act relevant to the work/information we provide.

Scope

This statement applies to all users who access the The VALLEY Reporter's website.

Information collected

When you visit our site:

The VALLEY Reporter is operated using commercial web hosting facilities. When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. The following clickstream data is recorded and is used by The VALLEY Reporter for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the type of browser you are using
  • your operating system (for example Windows, Mac etc)
  • the date and time of the visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and the documents downloaded
  • the time you were accessing our site
  • any keywords you used to locate our site
  • the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

When you email us:

  • we will record your email address
  • we will only use your email address for the purpose for which you provided it
  • it will not be added to a mailing list unless you have specifically requested this
  • we will not use your email address for any other purpose
  • we will not disclose it without your consent.

When you fill in any forms on the The VALLEY Reporter site:

We may need some or all of the following depending on what section you make entries on:

  • your email address so that we can send you email alerts
  • your first and last names to be identified as the author and for us to contact you if needed
  • your address and contact details

Other personal information collected by us, for example through the use of an online form or email will only:

  • be collected by lawful and fair means
  • be used for a lawful purpose and
  • be collected with your consent.

Where you choose to send us a completed electronic form that includes your personal details, we do collect personally identifiable information, such as name, address and email address.

The information collected by email or electronic forms will be used only for the purpose for which you provided it, and we will not disclose it without your consent, except where authorised or required by law.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you. The VALLEY Reporter website may use cookies to better serve you when you return to the website. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some pages in the site may not work properly.

Cookies can be either "persistent" or "session" based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiration date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing website. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you quit your browser.

Cookies are used to enable The VALLEY Reporter to track users browsing patterns in order to provide statistical information to improve the usability of the website.

Complaints/inquiries

If you wish to make a complaint or inquiry to The VALLEY Reporter you can do so by sending an email. All of the necessary contact details can be found on this website.

In the case of complaints we require information such as your name, organisation and address so that we can contact you to discuss the matters.

Data storage, security, use and disclosure

No data collected from the site will be disclosed to a third party except where it is legally required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.

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