1. Disclosure of personal information to third parties
The it-lex.org may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:
- to provide the service you wish to use;
- for research purposes relating to the performance, quality, maintenance and improvement of the it-lex.org services and products;
- to customise and promote it-lex.org services which may be of interest to you;
- to provide technical support to you to use the it-lex.org services;
- if permitted or required by law; or
- otherwise with your consent.
The it-lex.org is assisted by a variety of third parties to deliver the services offered by the it-lex.org. These third parties are too numerous to list, and they change from time to time. Some examples of the types of third parties include:
- technology service providers including:
- Internet service providers such as Akamai
- App service providers such as Wildfire
- cloud service providers such as Engine Yard and Amazon Web Services
- it-lex.org Shop fulfilment partners such as Australia Post
- Promotion or marketing service providers such as Mindbox and Double Click
- Subscription service providers and their mailing houses.
In many cases, the it-lex.org imposes contractual restrictions equivalent to those imposed on the it-lex.org under the Privacy Act in respect of collection and use of personal information by those third parties. In some cases, such as social media networks, the it-lex.org ability to impose contractual restrictions is limited. In those circumstances, the it-lex.org will carefully consider the risks to the protection of personal information when entering into arrangements with third parties.
These third parties may be located in Australia or overseas locations, including but not limited to Singapore and the USA.
The it-lex.org may disclose your personal information (excluding sensitive information about you) to third parties for the purposes of direct marketing the it-lex.org services. The it-lex.org will obtain your specific consent to disclose sensitive information for the purposes of direct marketing the it-lex.orgservices. You will be able to opt-out of direct marketing at any time if you so choose.
Under no circumstances will the it-lex.org sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
2. Information that you disclose publicly
The it-lex.org provides content and services on a range of platforms with interactive features that you can contribute to. These include: guestbooks, forums, event diaries, reviews, recipes, online voting, blogs, and comments on opinion articles.
When using digital services (including online and mobile services), we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information. For instance, if you “share” information that you have posted on an it-lex.org website using a social media tool, it is likely that you will be sharing your personal information. The it-lex.org has a limited capacity to protect personal information that you choose to share in this way.
Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information (such as your contact details) online, you may receive unwanted messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in an it-lex.org forum or guest book, your name will appear on the message board. In some cases, it may be appropriate to use a pen name or pseudonym rather than your real name when you are online. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.
Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online or using a digital service.
3. Information that is disclosed via other platforms or services
Some it-lex.org services may be integrated with external services, including social media networks. This may mean that information, for instance about your interests and activities, is tracked or pulled from other places (such as Facebook). If you are signed in to an it-lex.org service which is integrated with other media tools, this information may be available to others depending on the privacy settings you have in place on other platforms.
The number and nature of social media platforms is changing rapidly, and the way in which information is shared between them is becoming increasingly complex. To help you manage and protect your personal information, the it-lex.org will ask you to opt-in before making your personal information available through an integrated service. You may also opt-out of your participation in most of the it-lex.org digital services. Information about how to opt-out will be provided in the particular service. However, you should be aware that the it-lex.orgmay continue to store personal information provided by you prior to you opting-out.
Your ability to opt-out of a third party tool or platform will depend on the conditions governing your agreement with that third party.
4. Accessing your personal information
You have the right to request access to personal information that is held by the it-lex.org about you. Requests for access will be dealt with by the it-lex.org in accordance with the Freedom of Information
You also have the right to request the correction of any of your personal information that theit-lex.org holds. The it-lex.org will take reasonable steps to make appropriate corrections to personal information so that it is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To seek access to, or correction of, your personal information please contact the it-lex.org as follows: