Trail Hiking Australia (THA) 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 Trail Hiking Australia Membership website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Trail Hiking Australia website you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Trail Hiking Australia collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. THA may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Trail Hiking Australia. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by THA for the operation of the Membership website service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Trail Hiking Australia website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Trail Hiking Australia website public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Trail Hiking Australia does not read any of your private online communications.

Trail Hiking Australia encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from NTrail Hiking Australia website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Trail Hiking Australia is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of Trail Hiking Australia website.

Use of your Personal Information

Trail Hiking Australia collects and uses your personal information to operate Trail Hiking Australia Membership program and website, and to deliver the products and services you have requested. Trail Hiking Australia also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the website. Trail Hiking Australia may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of Trail Hiking Australia Membership Program and related activities or potential new activities that may be offered.

Trail Hiking Australia does not sell, rent or lease its Membership list to third parties. Trail Hiking Australia may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of its 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, Trail Hiking Australia 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 Trail Hiking Australia, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Trail Hiking Australia does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.

Trail Hiking Australia keeps track of the websites and pages our Members visit within Trail Hiking Australia website in order to determine what Membership activities and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Trail Hiking Australia website.

Trail Hiking Australia 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 Trail Hiking Australia; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Trail Hiking Australia Membership; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Trail Hiking Australia Membership, or the public.

Use of Cookies

Trail Hiking Australia Membership website use “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage 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, a cookie helps Trail Hiking Australia Membership website 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 Trail Hiking Australia Membership website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use Trail Hiking Australia Membership website features that you customised.

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 Trail Hiking Australia website.

Security of your Personal Information

Trail Hiking Australia secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Trail Hiking Australia 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 websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Trail Hiking Australia will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect Member feedback. Trail Hiking Australia encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Trail Hiking Australia is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Trail Hiking Australia welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Trail Hiking Australia has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Darren Edwards at explore@trailhiking.com.au