A: Shine Online (and its related companies) publishes electronic, wireless and online consumer products, as well as offering advertising, media, content, location and other business services.
A: We might typically collect and store your name, current and previous addresses, phone numbers, email, work information, occupation, website preferences, driver’s licence details, birth date, web log, computer, device and connection information, Shine Online username and password, and (depending on the service) banking and credit card details. We might also hold information about the status of your Shine Online services, as well as details about your interests.
Some information we collect might not be included in this list. It really depends on the service or product we’re offering.
If we ever need you to give us another person’s personal information (for example, if you’d like to give someone access to your Shine Online services), we’ll need you to let that person know. You can also tell them to contact us if they have any questions.
A: We may gather your personal information in a number of ways. These include:
In some circumstances, if you don’t provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to help you with what you need.
We usually collect personal information straight from you (when possible). However, we sometimes use agents or service providers to collect information on our behalf. At times, we also need to gather personal details from other companies (like directory listing data from telephone service providers) and from public documents (such as information available on the internet).
A: We may use your personal information to:
If you don’t want Shine Online to contact you for marketing or promotions, please call us on (02) 9676 1039. And if you’ve subscribed to receive emails or SMS/MMS from us, you’ll need to follow the unsubscribe instructions within those messages for them to stop.
A: In some circumstances, we might disclose your personal information to other organisations. But we only ever do this when providing services to you, or as otherwise explained in this policy. When we do this, we take all reasonable steps to keep your information secure.
We also require our contracted service providers to comply with privacy and confidentiality obligations to help protect your personal information. These service providers may be based locally or overseas. They help us with tasks like:
When we do share your information with a third party, we apply rules to make sure they only use, store and disclose your information in a way that’s consistent with this policy.
A: In some situations your personal information might be transferred outside of Australia. This is usually for information management and storage purposes, and most commonly occurs in the Philippines, India, United States of America, Canada, Israel and Denmark. It’s important to note this list may change depending on who we partner with. But we’ll do our best to update it here when this happens.
We also take active steps to make sure any disclosure of your personal information to an overseas recipient complies with the Australian Privacy Principles.
A: At times we may share your personal information with companies related to Shine Online to help their business development, and to enable them to market their own products and services to you. This might also continue after you stop working with Shine Online.
Our related companies will use and disclose your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you’d like to know more about these companies, their areas of business and their privacy policies, please contact us to find out more.
A: When you visit our sites, our web servers record anonymous information like the time, date and URL of your request. This helps us improve the structure of our websites and monitor their performance. Sometimes we use third parties to analyse this data.
When we compile these web server records, we don’t intend to collect personally identifiable information, but sometimes it’s unavoidable (for example, where an email address is incorporated into a URL that we record). Rest assured, personal information we collect in this way is not used by third party analysts or Shine Online for any purpose.
Sometimes cookies collect and store personal information about you. We treat this information in the same way as any other personal information. If this isn’t something you’re interested in, you can always change the settings in your internet browser to disable cookies or warn you when they’re being used. Just remember, if you do disable cookies, you might not be able to access certain areas of our websites or experience extra features.
We may also collect and manage your internet protocol (IP) address – a unique number which your computer or device uses to identify itself to third parties when it’s connected to the internet. We use your IP address to provide internet session management and uncover any misuse or fraudulent activities. It’s collected from our websites, and we may sometimes use third parties to analyse it.
Some Shine Online apps might collect information about your location. This can help us give you the right service in the right place. But if you’d prefer not to have this feature, you can simply turn off the location services setting on your mobile device. Just remember, this could result in Shine Online not being able to provide you with the service you need.
A: We do everything we can to make sure the personal information we handle is correct, complete and current. But if you do spot an error, you can let us know via the contact details below. Once we know, we can update it or help you to contact the right data supplier if needed.
A: We take the protection of our customers’ privacy very seriously. So if you have any concerns, or you think your personal information is inaccurate or has been handled in a way that doesn’t comply with the Australian Privacy Principles, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll investigate and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving your complaint.
If we haven’t responded within this time, or you feel dissatisfied with our reply, please contact Shine Online and we’ll let you know who can help.
A: You can read more on privacy at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
Policy last updated: 05 February, 2017