July 22, 2016
Maintaining your privacy
Collecting personal information
My Shopping collects aggregated, non-personal statistical information on site visitors such as:
MyShopping also collects user submitted information such as:
Please note, when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information on the My Shopping site via reviews, messages, forums or postings, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can potentially be collected, correlated and used by third parties.
My Shopping Club Registration
If you wish to access and use My Shopping Club, you must register and create a user account. All information you provide when registering for a My Shopping Club user account including your name, address, email address, telephone number or other details can be viewed, modified or deleted at any time by contacting us or by accessing the "My Shopping Club" section of the site. Registered users who wish to close their account should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If requested, My Shopping will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally remove your personal information from the site. Given the nature of the My Shopping site, it may be impossible to remove all details and some residual personal information may remain on the site.
Using personal information
My Shopping is an online environment that allows people to compare merchants, products, stores and prices. All of this information is aggregated and made available in a convenient form. To accomplish this, some users write reviews, articles, opinions or responses about merchants, products, stores and prices and post this information to the site. These postings can then be accessed and read by other My Shopping users. To fulfil this purpose of the site, we need to display a limited amount of personal information, so that users are able to evaluate the trustworthiness of a particular contribution. My Shopping does not use or disclose your personal information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, unless such use or disclosure would be reasonably expected or, if you give us your consent. In the event that you opt in for surveys or complete surveys, your personal information may be collected and used for research, validation, de-duplication or specific project needs by our Affiliate or partners. You also consent to your information being transferred outside Australia by our partners and affiliates. Unless you contact us to indicate otherwise, you consent to your personal information being used to:
If you complete online surveys, your information may be transferred to our affiliates and partners who are independent entities. We therefore recommend that you read their user agreement and privacy statement before providing us with any of your details.
Several advertising networks are responsible for placing some of the advertising on this site. To make this advertising more relevant to you, anonymous information about the previous web browsing activity of your computer is collected and used to associate your computer with one or more pre-defined interest categories. Advertising that matches those interest categories may then be served to your computer. This interest based advertising does not change the amount of advertising you receive, it just makes it more relevant. General information about interest based advertising is available from the industry website www.youronlinechoices.com.au
Transferring your personal information
Trans-border transfer of your personal information
My Shopping is an Australian entity however our server, and all data we collect in the operation of this site, is hosted in the United States of America (USA). You understand and agrees that any personal information you provide through your use of this Site may be transferred to our server in the USA. By continuing to access and use this site, you consent to the application of Australian laws relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information and to the transfer of your personal information to the USA.
Disclosing personal information
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site. These companies may use information (not personal or contact details) about your visits to this web site to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Links to third party sites
My Shopping may contain links to third party sites. These linked sites are not under our control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites and do not know whether cookies or other tracking devices are used on linked sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each site you visit before disclosing your personal information.
Securing your personal information
All personal information held by My Shopping is stored on secure servers that are protected in a controlled environment. You should be aware however that due to the open nature of the Internet, information exchanged via the Internet may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. If you provide or send us any personal information, it is sent at your own risk. Although we endeavour to keep your personal information secure, My Shopping will not be held responsible for any unauthorised access and use of your personal information. To help us keep your personal information secure, you should at all times keep your password, user-name and My Shopping Club account details used on the My Shopping site confidential. If you become aware of unauthorised usage of your password, user-name or account you should contact us immediately.
Please contact us to find out more about our procedures and policies in relation to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and handling of personal information.
If you still require further information then you should contact the (Australian) Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner whose details follow:
Phone: Privacy Hotline (in Australia) on 1300-363-992; or
Post: The Federal Privacy Commissioner, GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 1042, Australia