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Privacy and Cookies Policy

Sustainable Earth Network Pty Ltd Privacy and Cookies Policy

 

Effective Date: 16 September 2020

 

We are Sustainable Earth Network Pty Ltd (we, us and our) and we operate the website: https://sustainableearthnetwork.com/

 

It is our top priority to protect the privacy of our users. In this Privacy and Cookies Policy for our site, and the services, features, content or applications we offer (the “Services“), we explain who we are, why and how we collect, store, share and use (together, “process“) personal data (“Personal Information”), as well as your rights and how to contact us.

 

The Sustainable Earth Network Pty Ltd is a media company. We collect, receive, record, produce, store, publish and otherwise use or disseminate editorial, journalistic and/or commercial content (collectively, “Content“). Part of our business also include receiving and gathering information from a variety of sources including (but not limited to) people, companies, filming, photography and social media. We may publish or share our content in a multitude of way including (but not limited to) online articles, video, photographs, audio and social media about a wide range of topics.

 

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies regarding your personal information and how we use it.

By engaging with our Services, you acknowledge you have read and understood this privacy policy.

As the controllers of all data that is processed through our website, it is our responsibility to treat your personal information safely and in compliance with relevant data protection and privacy laws. If you have any questions about how we protect your Personal Information, please contact us at ask@sustainableearthnetwork.com

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers how we treat:

  • Personal Information that we receive when you are using or accessing our Services.
  • Personal Information that our business partners share with us or that we share with our business partners.
  • Personal Information in any Content.

On some occasions our services may contain links to external websites. Please keep in mind that any websites you are directed to have their own privacy policies.

Third Party Services

Any practices by third parties including (but not limited to) third party websites, services and applications with affiliated brands are not covered in This Privacy Policy. Please note we have no control over the policies that third parties practice. Thus, we do not have any responsibility or liability regarding any issues stemming from third parties.

What Type Of Information Do We Collect?

Type: Sign-up Information

Upon signing up to our newsletters, you will provide us with your name and email address. In circumstances where you sign up via your Facebook account, we will collect your name and email address from Facebook. Nothing more.

Why do we collect this data?

We use this data to share newsletters to those who give permission to receive our communications. It is our utmost passion to share information to our community regarding topics we believe our users will care about.

Type: Competition, Digital Events, and other Giveaways Information

We may hold competitions or events from time to time. If you sign up to these events, you are agreeing the event terms. This may include providing us with your first and last names, age email address, post code as well as any relevant sign up information that we may need to properly host the event. You may also need to provide us with further information to verify your identity if you win.

Why do we collect this data?

In some cases, we may be required by law to collect information about competition participants.

Type: Contact Information

By emailing us, you also provide us with your email address, and any other information you choose to provide (for example, your name or information in your email signature).

Why do we collect this data?

  • We’d like to communicate with you about our sites.

Type: Social Media Information

We may have other websites or platforms. We don’t usually get personal information about you from them. Although, if you interact with us on those other platforms, such as leaving a comment on our page, we can see personal information such as user names or names of those who made the comment. However, we do not store that information. Please refer to the relevant other website or platform’s terms & conditions and privacy policy.

Why do we collect this data?

We are interested in reading and engaging with our community via comments left on our social media channels.

Type: Analytical Information when you visit

Information such IP addresses, browser types, time zones, browser plug-ins, and operating systems may be collected. This data is used solely for marketing and advertising analysis so that we may improve the customer experience for you. Although we may store IP address information, it is kept private and secure.

Why do we collect this data?

We use this data to aid us in making our services more streamlined and customer friendly. Additionally, we use this data to protect ourselves and our users from fraudulent threats.

Type: Information Provided When Submitting Content

On some occasions we may ask our community to submit your own text, video, audio or photos to us. If we proceed with our submissions requests you’ll also be providing us with contact details such as an email address, username, descriptions. By proceeding with a submission, you acknowledge that we may process this information. Any concerns or requests regarding these circumstances can be addressed by contacting us at ask@sustainableearthnetwork.com

Why do we collect this data? 

Upon your consent this data is processed by us and allows our team to properly respond to and credit submissions. 

Type: Email Interconnectivity

When we send out emails including (but not limited to) newsletters, offers or updates we may use analytics tools to identify email open rates or link click through rates on links that may be inside the email.

Why we collect this data?

  • By collecting this data we can better understand how to communicate with you and improve your experience with us. We don’t want to send you things you don’t care about.

Type: Feedback/Support

In the event you provide us with feedback or require our support, we will collect personal information such as your name, email, and other information that is sent to us.

Why do we collect this data?

  • This information gives us an understanding as to why you are contacting us and how to respond to you. 

Type: Mobile Devices

If you visit our website via your mobile device we may collect unique identifying information. 

Why do we collect this data?

  • This allows us to detect unique visitors and gives us a better understanding about how mobile device users interact with our website. 

Type: Job Applicants

We may offer listings for job positions and in order to do so we may need to collect your name, contact information, resumes, cover letters as well as previous employment history.

Why do we collect this data

  • This information allows us to better review candidates.

Type: Independent Contractors

If you are working with us as an independent contractor, we may collect your name, address, email, bank account information and any other personal information.

Why do we collect this?

  • This information is essential towards fulfilling our work agreements with independent contractors. 

Type: Surveys

From time to time we may host surveys on our website or via a third party service provider. If the survey is hosted via a third party provider, that third party’s privacy policy will be used to process your information.

Why do we collect this?

  • By holding surveys we can better understand key issues regarding topics, and improvements on our platforms.

Type: Location Data

Our site collects real time location information in order to provide location services upon your consent. This allows us to deliver content and advertising about services that are dependent on knowing your location. 

Why do we collect data?

This information allows us to provide better and more relevant services.

Type: Cookies and first party tracking

Our site uses cookies to identify your IP address and remember actions that allow us to better improve your experience on the platform. This includes (but is not limited to) if you create an account with us and login, we can remember your login details so you don’t need to keep logging in every time you visit. 

Why do we collect this data?

  • This allows our site to operate efficiently and make the user experience more fluid. 

Type: Cookies and Third Party Tracking

We may conduct advertising campaigns that are based on behaviour. The cookies allow us to collect information about how you use our website so that we can determine more relevant interest based advertising. 

Why do we collect this data?

These analytics are a key part of collecting detailed feedback data. This gives us a better understanding of your interests to prevent irrelevant content and adverts. 

Who is my information shared with?

Information Shared with Our Service Providers:

In order for our website to functionally operate, we require service providers including (but not limited to) Customer support softwares, cloud storage hosting providers and newsletter and email marketing providers. We may share necessary personal information with our providers in order to provide our services to you. Please note that service providers can only use this information in accordance with our sole instructions and not for any other purpose.

Aggregate Information

Aggregate information specifically is not information that can identify who you are. This aggregate information may be shared with our partners, service providers or people we do business with. This grouped data helps us understand the statistics about how individuals use our service and websites. This aids us in improving our services.

Other Disclosures We May Make

In the event that part of or all of our business is bought by a third party, we may be required to disclose your personal information to that party to comply with legal obligations. .

Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers

In some cases user information is seen as a business asset. In the event that we choose to sell these assets, our company is acquired or we go out of business, user information would form part of the assets that are transferred to the third party. You acknowledge that such events may happen, and that any third party that lawfully seeks to acquire the assets we own may continue to respectfully use your personal information as described in this policy. 

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others

In some cases we may restrict your right to access our services. Additionally, personal information may be handed over to authorities if the following events occur. (i) A governmental request is made, (ii) terms of service have been breached, (iii) fraud or security violations, (v) protect our property and users.

Information Shared with our Business Partners

From time to time we may offer competitions or conduct promotions with trusted thor party partners. If you decide to enter into the contest or partner promotion, the information you provide with us will be shared to them as well. We are not responsible for the third parties use of this information. 

Is Information About Me Secure?

We do our best to ensure that all information submitted via our website are secured by trusted providers and comprehensive security systems. However, we cannot guarantee that this information is without risk to unauthorised access. Personal Information or otherwise; any transmission is at your own risk. In the unlikely event that a breach has occurred, we are required to contact you by law. To prevent this, please do not post any personal information publicly online such as in the comments section of posts or articles. Content may have a paywall that requires account creation with a password. Please keep this information confidential.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Choices Do I Have About My Information?

We must clearly state that you can always opt out of disclosing information to us, even though it may be necessary to use some features on our services or sites.

Your rights

  • You have the right, under certain circumstances:
  • to be provided with a copy of your Personal Information held by us;
  • to request the correction or deletion of your Personal Information held by us;
  • to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Information (while we verify or investigate your concerns with this information, for example);
  • to request that your provided Personal Information be moved to a third party; and
  • to object to the further processing of your Personal Information in some circumstances.

How to withdraw consent:

At any time you have the right to withdraw consent of using your personal information. You can do this by contacting us at ask@sustainableearthnetwork.com

Your right to request correction or deletion:

If you’d like to request your information summary or completely delete it, please contact us at ask@sustainableearthnetwork.com. This process may require steps to complete, such as proof of identity via email verification or signature. In some circumstances, you may not be able to request deletion if there are conflicts of interest with the law. In this event this may outweigh these requests. However, we will do our best to review every request on a case by case 

Your California Privacy Rights: If you are a California resident:

California Civil Code Sections 1798.115(c), 1798.130(a)(5)(c), 1798.130(c), and 1798.140 indicate that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of information are collected, “sold” or transferred for an organization’s “business purpose” (as those terms are defined under California law). You can find a list of the categories of information that we collect and share here. Please note that because this list is comprehensive it may refer to types of information that we share about people other than you. Under California Civil Code section 1798.83, California residents who would like more information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for those parties to use for direct marketing, please submit a written request to us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below. This may not apply to information which comprises Content (i.e. as part of our journalistic and editorial activities).

We do not discriminate against California residents who exercise any of their rights described in this Privacy Policy.

What Happens When There Are Changes to this Privacy Policy?

This policy was last updated on 16 September 2020.

If changes are made to this policy, it will be made public on this page. If there are any major changes, expect a notification via email. Please note that we may not notify you if this privacy policy is updated. It is your responsibility to regularly check this page for updates.

Questions or Concerns?

Any questions or concerns can be submitted to ask@sustainableearthnetwork.com

Cookies Policy

IP Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically:

By engaging with our services or sites we collect and store information from your web browser such as your IP address or cookie information. We use the information to prevent cybercrimes as well as facilitate your interactions with our site. 

Information Collected Using Cookies:

Cookies act as fragments of text that are sent to your computer harddrive or device from the web browser when our site is accessed. The way we use cookies is typically to recognise your web browser and let us know when you access our services. Please note our cookies do not contain identifiable personal information. 

You can turn off cookies in any browser you use if you wish to do so. However, we strongly encourage that you leave cookies on as they allow the user experience to be much more efficient.

This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer. For example, third party websites to which a link points may set cookies on your computer.

Information Related to Advertising and the Use of Web Beacons:

In orders to continue our services, ads may be served from either ourselves or third parties via service providers. These third parties may come from companies called “ad networks.” The companies encompass ad agencies, ad technology vendors and data analytics firms. These parties serve the purpose of making your user experience better and more relevant. Please note that personal information is not provided to the ad networks for use outside of the services.

In order to improve the ad delivery experience, web beacons from ad networks may be sent to your device. These beacons simply serve the purpose of providing anonymous aggregate data for research and reporting by us and our partners. In addition these web beacons allow ad networks to show targeted and more customised advertisements. Cookies may be send their own cookies.

How to disable cookies

If you’d like to disable cookies on your browser please follow the instructions below. Note that by disabling cookies you may also lose access to certain features.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Select the Tools menu > Internet Options
  2. Click on the Privacy tab
  3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

Google Chrome

  1. Select Settings > Advanced
  2. Under Privacy and Security > Content settings.
  3. Click Cookies and select the relevant options

Safari

  1. Select Preferences > Privacy
  2. Click on Remove all Website Data

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Choose the Tools menu > Options
  2. Click on the Privacy icon
  3. Select the Cookie menu and select the relevant options

Opera 6.0 and further

  1. Choose Files menu > Preferences
  2. Select Privacy

Where you have not set your permissions, we may also separately prompt you regarding our use of cookies on the Sites.