The Grey Nomads is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers. We try only to collect Personal Information about you that we need for the operation of our sites and / or services, and to market and promote our sites and / or services. The kinds of personal information that we collect and hold about you may depend on the circumstances in which the information is collected. In the process of running our sites and / or services, personal information may be collected on Grey Nomad members, forum members, correspondents, those entering competitions, taking part in surveys, or being interviewed for articles, or receiving our newsletter. This information can include name, email address, mailing and street address, phone number, age, profession, occupation, job title and more. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
• For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
• For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
• With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
You can choose not to actively volunteer information to the Grey Nomads. However, if you do provide information to us when asked or prompted, including sensitive information you are also providing consent for the Grey Nomads to collect, store and use that information as necessary for the purpose of collecting it. Where you provide us with unsolicited Personal Information, we will retain this information where it falls within our primary purposes for collection of Personal Information.
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
• Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
• Where required or authorised by law.
Any personal information that you submit, display, or publish on a forum, user commenting feature or other interactive sharing or social feature offered through our sites and / or services, is considered publicly available and can be read, collected, used, and disclosed by other users of those features, by us and other third parties without restriction, except to the extent limited access features are available.
In order to ensure that our various sites and services work together optimally, as described above, we share information (including your information) between our multiple online networks.
We may provide Personal Information to our third party service providers for their use in performing internal business functions or collecting information on our behalf. Whenever possible, we require such third-parties to only collect and use personal information in accordance with this Policy, and for no purpose other than providing us with our requested services.
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information.
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
The Grey Nomads, PO Box 5316, GCMC, Queensland, 9726.