Updated: January 2008
Ripple is committed to protecting your privacy. Ripple is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which sets out a number of principles concerning the protection of your personal information.
Set out below is information that Ripple is required to communicate to our subscribers. We recommend that you keep this information for future reference. This information does not restrict Ripple's rights under the Privacy Act in any way. We will update this Privacy Statement on our website if the way we deal with your personal information changes.
Personal information held by Ripple may include your name, date of birth, address, telephone/mobile phone number and email address.
Personal information is collected by Ripple to enable us to provide you with the information you have requested by subscribing to our mailing list. If you choose not to provide personal information, we will not be able to provide you with the information that you have requested.
Ripple collects personal information in the following ways:
Your personal information may be used in order to:
Also, your personal information is collected so that Ripple can promote and market to you activities which we believe will be of interest to you.
In order to deliver the information you have requested and for the purposes set out above, Ripple may disclose your personal information to organisations outside Ripple. Your personal information is disclosed to these organisations only in relation to Ripple's activities. These organisations may carry out activities such as:
Ripple takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:
Ripple provides information via our website. When you visit our site, our web servers record anonymous information such as the time, date and URL of the request. This information assists us to improve the structure of our website and monitor its performance.
Ripple may use "cookies" on various websites. Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our website may place on your computer, usually as a means for our website to remember your preferences. As such, cookies are designed to improve your experience of our website.
In some cases, cookies may collect and store personal information about you. Ripple extends the same privacy protection to your personal information, whether gathered via cookies or from other sources. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies, but you can adjust your Internet browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas of our website or take advantage of the improved website experience that cookies offer.
Ripple also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are assigned to computers on the internet to uniquely identify them within the global network. Ripple collects and manages IP addresses as part of the service of providing internet session management and for security purposes.
Ripple takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of that information depends to a large extent on the information you provide. That's why we recommend that you:
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons.
Ripple reserves the right to charge a fee for searching for, and providing access to, your information.
If you have any questions in relation to privacy, or wish to update your personal information please contact us via email at: email@example.com .
Further information on privacy is available at the website of the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner.