Gold Coast Region is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Gold Coast Region Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Gold Coast Region website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Gold Coast Region collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Gold Coast Region also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Gold Coast Region. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Gold Coast Region for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Gold Coast Region Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Gold Coast Region public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Gold Coast Region does not read any of your private online communications.
Gold Coast Region encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Gold Coast Region so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Gold Coast Region is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Gold Coast Region and Gold Coast Region family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Gold Coast Region collects and uses your personal information to operate the Gold Coast Region Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Gold Coast Region also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Gold Coast Region and its affiliates. Gold Coast Region may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Gold Coast Region does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Gold Coast Region may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Gold Coast Region may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Gold Coast Region, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Gold Coast Region does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Gold Coast Region keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Gold Coast Region, in order to determine what Gold Coast Region services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Gold Coast Region to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Gold Coast Region Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Gold Coast Region or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Gold Coast Region; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Gold Coast Region, or the public.
The Gold Coast Region Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Gold Coast Region pages, or register with Gold Coast Region site or services, a cookie helps Gold Coast Region to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Gold Coast Region Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Gold Coast Region features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Gold Coast Region services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Gold Coast Region secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Gold Coast Region secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Gold Coast Region will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Gold Coast Region encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Gold Coast Region is protecting your information.
Gold Coast Region welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Gold Coast Region has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Gold Coast Region at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.