Internet Privacy Statement
This is the Internet privacy statement of the organisations which offer courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka in Australia
This Internet Privacy Statement applies to the web sites that are owned or operated by each of the following organisations (“the Centre“, “we” and “our”) under the following domain names:
These web sites are owned and operated respectively by the Centres listed in the “Organisation” column above, which are committed to protecting the privacy of Internet users. Whilst the Centre strives to deliver better services that meet your present and future needs, the Centre also appreciates the uncertainty that comes with interacting in a constantly changing environment. We are sensitive to the concerns that our users may have with regards to the confidentiality, security and use of their personal information via our web sites, and would like to reassure you of our position on this matter.
The Centre encourages you to check the Centre’s Internet Privacy Statement regularly as this privacy statement may change from time to time. If you have any suggestions or concerns that are not addressed in this privacy statement, please contact us.
Aside from the contents of this statement, the Centre’s conduct in the online environment is also governed by a number of statutory and non-statutory policies as part of the telecommunications industry, and our corporate privacy principles.
The Centre also has its own policies and procedures designed to ensure that personal information is protected.
The Centre’s Privacy Principles
Collection of Personal Information
The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you interact with the Centre’s web sites. This section will explain.
When you submit forms on any of our
sites, we will collect details such as your name, address and other
details of personal information. This information is necessary for
us to be able to identify you accurately so that we may be able to
respond to your requests. Other types of information, are collected
to help us profile who is using the services and what their needs
We value your trust in our web sites and, in all cases, your information will be held in the strictest confidence. For extra protection we may have processes in place so that, whenever a page is requested from our web site, we record the time, date and URL of the request, along with information on the browser software that is being used, such as, the operating system and Internet address of the user.
In all cases, the primary purpose in gathering information on our web site users is to gain a better understanding of your needs and wants, and develop new and innovative solutions.
Control of Personal Information
Users are not required to register to
access the public areas of the Centre’s web sites. However,
registration for a course will require the user to disclose more personal
Security of Information
Any personal information that you submit to our web sites is held in the strictest confidence. The Centre uses and implements industry standards for the security and protection of information collected from its users. This information is securely stored and access is restricted to authorised Centre personnel only, ensuring that your personal information is protected and safeguarded in accordance with Privacy Principle 4: Data Security. The information you submit to the Centre is used only for the purpose stipulated at the time that the information is collected. The Centre does not to reveal, disclose, sell, distribute, rent, licence, share or pass on to any third parties, any personal information that you may have provided to us.
Transborder Data Flows
In some circumstances, it may be necessary to transmit your personal data to locations outside Australia in countries whose privacy laws either, do not exist at all, or are of an inferior standard to the Privacy Laws existing in Australia. In such circumstances, the Centre adheres to the Centre’s Privacy Principle 9.
Use of Information
The information we gather when you use the Centre sites enables us to serve you better. The data that are gathered may also be aggregated for analysis by the Centre in a de-identified format. We use the information that you submit via an online form from any of the Centre web sites to enable us to assess the suitability of our services to your needs, and in any of the following ways:
We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. The information that you provide will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, as outlined above. Your personal identifiable information will not be used for any other purpose, and we will not disclose it without your consent.
Children using the Centre’s web sites
The safety of children is very important to us. Children under the age of 16 should have a parent or guardian verify their registration on web sites and the submission of online forms. Whilst the Centre will make every reasonable effort to ensure that children's privacy and other rights are not compromised, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage. Children should always ask a parent before sending any transmission over the Internet.
Third Party Site
The Centre acknowledges that you may occasionally click-through to third party sites from our sites, and thus recommends that you refer to the privacy statement of the sites you visit. the Centre’s Internet Privacy Statement is applicable to all the Centre sites (listed in full above), and the Centre assumes no responsibility for information and content of third party sites.
Additional Internet Privacy Suggestions
Should you have any further related enquiries in respect of your privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer at one of the following addresses:
May 25, 2013