The Website, www.kiddingaroundaustralia.com (the “website”), and its Software Applications collect some Personal Data from its Users (each, a “User”). The Data is collected and processed for the purposes set out below.
This policy covers how Kidding Around Australia and its employees treat any personal information that it collects and receives on the website. The privacy of our visitors to the website is important to us and we never sell your personal information to third parties.
Types of Data The Data that may be collected by this website are: Various types of Personal and Non-personal Identification Information, Cookie and Browsing and Usage Data.
Non-Personal Identification Information We may collect Non-Personal Identification Information about Users whenever they interact with the website. Non-Personal Identification Information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to the website, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
The following types of information may be collected:
Log file information: As with most websites, log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the website. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Analytics information: We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Location data: When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may convey to us information about how you browse and use the website.
Information we may receive from third parties: We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access the website through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following”, “liking”, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Kidding Around Australia. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends’ user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use the website. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the website. You may also unlink your third party account from the website by adjusting your settings on the third party service.
Cookies information: To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. When you visit the website, one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — may be used to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit the website. A cookie may also convey information about how you use the website (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the website), and allow us to track your usage of the website over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
Kidding Around Australia may also use third party advertisements on the website to support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on the website, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit the website, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (for example, showing Melbourne ads to our audience in Melbourne) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing family or travel ads to someone who frequents family or travel related sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies cookies may also be used for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising. This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Paris, you may see Paris hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about wine). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our website as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Use of certain service type information we collect about you
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ Personal Identification Information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Identification Information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined.
Cookies, log files or location data may be used to: (a) provide and monitor the effectiveness of the website; (b) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; or (c) to provide advertising to your browser or device.
Instances where we are required to share your information
Kidding Around Australia will disclose your information where required to fulfil a competition prize (for example, passing on your details to a brand so that your prize can be dispatched to you or your name so tickets can be left at the box office for you to collect) or as part of a competitions terms and conditions.
How We Protect Your Information
Keeping your information safe: No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we make efforts to ensure security over the website, Kidding Around Australia cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the website or guarantee that information on the website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add, such as social networks. Kidding Around Australia is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Kidding Around Australia or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the website, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties.