Benchmark Media is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and are committed protecting your privacy.
The personal information we collect will depend upon the nature of your dealing with us. Personal information held by us may include your name, current and previous addresses, telephone or mobile phone number, email address, occupation and title. We also hold details of your subscriptions to our publications and information on your browsing habits through the use of “cookies”. This is not an exhaustive list and the personal information we collect will depend upon the nature of your dealing with us. In all cases we will only collect information that is necessary for us to provide the requested services to you and to perform our business activities.
Your personal information may be used for the following purposes:
In order to deliver the services you require and conduct our business operations, we may disclose your personal information to third party service providers outside of Benchmark Media. Examples of the types of services that these organizations provide to Benchmark media include:
We take 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:
We sometimes hold events, offer competitions and promotions that are sponsored by or require entry through identified third parties. Accordingly, these third parties may obtain personal information that users voluntarily submit to attend the event or participate in the competition or promotion. We will notify you at the time of requesting personal information if a third party sponsor will obtain such information and the purposes for which this information will be used.
In seeking to give you the most worthwhile experience in using the Benchmark Media website or attending Benchmark Media events, your personal information may be used to send you advertisements about products and services that Benchmark Media thinks you are likely to be interested in. This may include advertisements for products, services and offers provided by a third party. Unless you have given your express consent at the time your personal information was collected (such as where an event or competition is sponsored by a third party) Benchmark Media does not disclose your personal information to advertisers. Instead, advertisers provide Benchmark Media with advertisements and informs Benchmark Media of the kind of audience they wish to reach. Benchmark Media then takes the advertisement and displays it to users who are most likely to have an interest in the product or service.
This marketing may be carried out in a variety of ways (including by email, SMS/MMS, or social media or by customising on-line content and displaying advertising on websites) and may continue after you cease acquiring any products or services from us.
You can opt-out from receiving messages by emailing email@example.com with “Attention: Privacy Department” in the subject line.
We take 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:
If you would like to request access to, or correction of, your personal information we hold about you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Attention: Privacy Department” in the subject line.
We will provide you with access to the information we hold about you, including for the purpose of correcting or updating that information, unless there is an exception which applies under the Australian Privacy Principles.
We may recover from you our reasonable costs of supplying you with access to this information. However, we will not charge you for the making of the request or to correct or update your personal information.
Your request to provide access to this information will be dealt with within a reasonable time.
If we refuse to provide you with access to, or correct, the information, we will provide you with reasons for the refusal and inform you of any exceptions relied upon under the Australian Privacy Principles.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on the web browser on your computer. This website and associated websites (including those you reach by clicking on advertising) may store cookies on your web browser.
There are two types of cookies, these include:
You can set up most web browsers so you are notified of when a cookie is received, so you can then either accept or reject it. You can also check the cookies stored by your web browser and remove any that you do not want.
You can visit our viewing tips page to see if you have cookies enabled in your browser. You can also check our cookies page to see how to enable or disable cookies in your browser.
Further information about cookies can be found at: www.whatarecookies.com
In the course of providing our services and conducting our business, we may disclose your personal information to related companies of Benchmark Media, and other third party service (such as IT and customer service providers) located overseas. The countries in which these third parties are located include the United States. While we will take steps that we consider reasonable to ensure that the recipient does not breach the APPs, the overseas recipients are not bound by the APPs, and subclause 8.1 of the APPs does not apply to the disclosure of your personal information to overseas recipients. You agree to the disclosure of your personal information in these circumstances.
While we will take reasonable steps to keep any personal information we hold secure from unauthorised disclosure or access, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will always be secure during transmission or from unauthorised access during storage. Please contact us immediately if you become aware or have reason to believe there has been any unauthorised use of your personal information. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude any liability for loss or damage caused by breaches of the security, integrity or privacy of this website or any of our databases.
If you have a concern about your privacy or you have any query on how your personal information is collected or used please contact us using the details below. We will respond to your query or complaint within 30 days.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you may also contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
You can contact us by emailing email@example.com with “Attention: Privacy Department” in the subject line.