At Getting Hitched we are committed to maintaining the security of your private information. Below we have set out further particulars about how we deal with our users information.
What We Do
Getting Hitched acts as a platform to assist our users in the planning and preparation of their dream wedding. We share a variety of vendors and products that are all accessible to you in one place, for your convenience. Getting Hitched acts as the agent of these vendors and collates information about them, their services and their products for your use.
Getting Hitched 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.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
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.
This Personal Information is obtained via our website gettinghitched.com.au. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing.
Because of the nature of our service, we collect personal information in a number of different ways. We may collect details about you when you use our website and we may collect details from our vendors about how you interact with their website.
When engaging with our website, we welcome you to sign up to our newsletter. In order to do this, all we require is your email address. Your email will then be added to our database and you will receive all the exciting Getting Hitched updates. If, at any time, you decide you no longer wish to receive marketing materials and communications from us, you may contact us to unsubscribe from this service and we will no longer keep your email address on file.
We may also collect information about your visit to our vendor websites. This information is used purely analytically and is compiled by us in order to gauge and improve our functions and service to you. At no point will your personal or sensitive information be shared between our vendors and us. We will not be able to identify you based on the information received. We are simply interested in the services you like to use and the products you like to purchase. This will help us tailor our service to our users and give you more of what you want on Getting Hitched.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
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.
Access to Sensitive Information
Users have the right to request access to, or modification of the sensitive information stored through Getting Hitched. If you wish to view or alter information about you stored on our database, you may do so by contacting us directly.
Storing of Sensitive Information
Third Party Websites
As well as your email address, we may obtain particular non-identifiable information about you during your time at Getting Hitched. As stated above, this may include information about your visit to third party vendors. It may also include the use of ‘Cookies’ and ‘Google Analytics’ as outlined further below. Non-identifiable information will never be used in conjunction with any other information about you.
You can choose to disable cookies on your computer or device at any time and this process will no longer occur.
We may use Google Analytics to help us analyse how you use our website. In this instance, cookies may record your IP address, which will be transmitted to Google’s databases. Google will analyse relevant information about your visit and compile it in order to assist us to learn more about our users. This then allows us to provide a better service to you. Google will never associate your IP address with any personal information about you. It is a completely anonymous process.
To learn more about the Terms & Conditions of Google Analytics you can visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html.
To learn more about Google’s Privacy and Data Security Policy you can visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?rd=2.
Again, you may chose to disable cookies in order to refuse this process occurring.
Disclosure 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.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized 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. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
Getting Hitched will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of 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.
Your privacy is a priority to us. We may, from time to make, need to make changes to our privacy practices to ensure they are of the highest standard and to make certain that they accurately reflect our evolving business activities and functions.
We therefore reserve the right to make changes to our privacy operations, without notice or consequence.
PO Box 10 Branxton NSW 2335