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Date: 5 October 2010

In these terms of use "Embark", "We", "Us" or "Our" refers to embark and “You” and “Your” refers to You.

Embark respects Your privacy and is committed to the protection of it. This privacy policy explains why and when We collect Your personal information, and what use We make of that information. The policy also explains how and why Your information may be disclosed to third parties, and the security measures used by Us to help protect Your personal information.

Why and when We collect Your information

There are a number of circumstances in which We may store and process information in order to make the Embark Wiki available to You.

Personal information You give us

Many of the interactions You have with the Embark Wiki require us to collect Your personal information. We may collect that information online, by email, post, facsimile, face-to-face or over the telephone. In most cases the personal information We collect is limited to that information necessary to make the functionality of the Embark Wiki available to You, such as information You provide as part of creating a profile on the Embark Wiki, commenting on an article or subscribing to information feeds. Such information typically includes Your full name, address, phone number, fax number and email address.

Personal information third parties give us about You

We may collect information about You from third parties, such as unified login details and social media information.

Website information (including cookies and session ids)

The Embark Wiki uses cookies and other encoding techniques in order to provide functionality to You, such as persistent preferences, profile information and searching. These techniques typically involve Our webserver sending Your browser an encoded message, which is then returned to our webserver when You next perform an action. We may also send You an encoded link via email which, when clicked on will automatically take You to Your profile or partly processed information, such as a draft submission. You should treat any such link sent to You with the same security and confidentiality as a password.

We sometimes also use cookies or other encoding techniques in order to undertake website usage analysis. The Embark Wiki (as is typical with most websites) register the type of web browser You are using and Your IP address when You access our website.

User Profiles

Some functions in the Embark Wiki require that You have a profile. That profile records personal information. As part of the directory service included in the Embark Wiki, We may disclose Your profile information (which includes personal information) to other users and the general public.

Other uses

We may use Your information to measure Your experience in the Embark Wiki, research potential changes to the Embark Wiki and to inform You of information or services that We believe will interest You. If You do not wish to receive email notices or other communications from Us, please contact us on privacy@embark.com.au and request to opt-out.

We may use information We collect in an aggregate manner and share that aggregated information with third parties.

We may use Your IP address to contact Your Internet Service Provider to let You know of any issues where We believe this is reasonably necessary to protect against denial of service, fraud, spam or any illegal acts. We may also disclose Your personal information as part of security auditing or investigating potential issues of misuse or abuse of the Embark Wiki. Further, We may pass Your information to law enforcement authorities to assist with their investigations in relation to illegal conduct.

Disclosure of Your information to third parties

Contributors

The Embark Wiki is made available through the collaboration of a number of different people, some of which work at Embark and other who do not. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties outside of Embark for the purposes of providing the functionality to You, such as Moderators and other Contributors.

Third party service providers

In addition to those third parties that work with Embark directly on the Embark Wiki, We may also make Your personal information available to other third parties for the purposes of providing and maintain the Embark Wiki infrastructure (such as third parties that provide hosting and back-up services). Our relationships with such third party service providers is governed by Our agreements with them and, where practicable, We request those third parties to hold Your personal information strictly confidential.

Location of third parties

Third parties may be located in Australia or overseas at the time they access and store Your personal information.

Accuracy and Updates to Your personal information

You may access and update the personal information We collect at any time by contacting us at privacy@embark.com.au

Security

It is important to Us that Your personal information be kept secure. However, the transfer of information across any media may involve a certain degree of risk, and the Internet is no different. Our computer systems use a range of security technologies.

You can also use simple precautions to help protect Your security, such as protecting against the unauthorised use of Your username or password or other authentication id.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this privacy policy from time to time to see if We have made any changes to it.