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• What information of yours do we collect?
• What are "cookies" and how do we use them?
• What organisation is collecting the information?
• How does ParaBoss use the information?
• With whom does ParaBoss share the information that is collected?
• How can you access, edit or delete your information?
• What is the opt-out policy for ParaBoss?
• What types of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to ParaBoss administration. Please note that the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites contains links to other sites and may in the future allow other sites to be co-branded with the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss names. Sites that are linked to the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites may have privacy policies that differ from our own.
ParaBoss will update this policy from time to time so please check back periodically. When such changes occur, you will see the word "updated" next to the policy item and the date of the update will be displayed. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we would prominently post such changes prior to implementing them.
Our goal is to become a favoured and trusted Internet destination by providing the information, services, and product offerings that are most relevant to you. To achieve this goal, ParaBoss must collect information so we can understand what makes you different from our many other unique users.
Information collected online is usually defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information refers to data that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For example, ParaBoss collects some information each time a visitor comes to a ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss or LiceBoss web page so we can improve the overall quality of the visitor's online experience. ParaBoss collects the visitor's IP address (e.g. whether the user is logged on from bigpond.com.au or optus.net.au), referral data (e.g. the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites), and browser and platform type (e.g. a Netscape browser on a Linux platform). ParaBoss also collects aggregate search terms from search services for internal reporting. ParaBoss collects this user information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising. You do not have to register with ParaBoss before we can collect this anonymous information.
Personally identifiable information refers to data that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name and address, which may be collected in addition to the anonymous data described above.
ParaBoss may collect personal information in the following ways:
a) Subscription registration: You are invited to subscribe to the ParaBoss News and other information services.
b) Other registration: In addition to registration for various services offered by ParaBoss, we may ask you for personal information at other times, including when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by ParaBoss. We may also ask for personal information if you make an online purchase using the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites. You are not required to register for any services on the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites. If you choose not to provide the requested information, ParaBoss may not be able to fulfill your request.
c) Correspondence: If you contact ParaBoss, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We do not collect any e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail for general information purposes. We use the information provided so that we may respond to the e-mail.
In addition to the personally identifiable information that ParaBoss actively collects when you register, we may also collect anonymous information passively using cookies. Presently, cookies play an important role in making the Internet work, but there is much confusion among Internet users about what cookies are and how they are used.
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a web site to the hard drive of your computer so that the site administrator may identify your computer and passively track its activities on the web site. This unique number identifies your web browser — but not you — to site hosting computers whenever you visit our site. A cookie will not let a web site know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address.
When you register for a service within the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites, that information is generally collected and maintained solely by ParaBoss unless specifically stated otherwise at the point of collection. If data is collected and/or maintained by any company other than ParaBoss, we will inform you at the point of collection. If you do not want to share your information with that company, you can choose not to use that service. Please see Section 5: With whom does ParaBoss share the information that is collected?
4. How does the ParaBoss use the information it collects?
Any personally identifiable information you share with the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites when registering for products and services at any of our pages are maintained and accessible only by ParaBoss unless specifically stated otherwise. ParaBoss requests information from its users so that users can enjoy customised experiences across the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites, including future personalisation services such as interactive communications and online shopping. Most of these products and services will be made available to you at no cost. In order to extend our content and services free of charge, the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites may choose to display advertisements. The following are examples of how the ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites may use the information it collects:
ParaBoss will share subscriber information including name and contact details with Animal Health Australia (AHA is the trading name for the Australian Animal Health Council Limited), who will manage communications with subscribers on behalf of Paraboss. Communications will include bi monthly newsletters, and alerts for relevant events and other notices. Important information on the management of your personal information by Animal Health Australia is available via their Privacy Statement.
ParaBoss will undertake all reasonable steps to ensure that the information kept is accurate, but it is your responsibility to notify us of an update to your records when there is a change. For example a change of your email address. ParaBoss will not be held responsible for any change of details if you have not contacted us to let us know of these changes.
The ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites provide its registered subscribers the ability to access and edit the personal information in their user profiles by entering their username and password, or by contacting ParaBoss.
ParaBoss offers you the ability to opt-out of receiving information on ParaBoss updates and new services, as well as direct mail offers from ParaBoss and its funders. This is done at the point of initial collection of information and during the editing or updating process. The instructions to opt out of the ParaBoss News e-mail newsletters and direct mail communications are the same as the above instructions for editing user information profiles.
The ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Only authorised contractors and employees have access to the information you provide us. The ParaBoss, WormBoss, FlyBoss and LiceBoss web sites has implemented strict rules on employees and contractors who have access to the data. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we take many precautions to prevent such events. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as your credit card number collected for a commerce transaction will be encrypted prior to transmission.
You are ultimately responsible for the security of any ParaBoss username and password we may allocate to you. Please take care when using and storing them. ParaBoss recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café.
Future events cannot reliably be predicted accurately. ParaBoss makes no statement, representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of, and you should not rely on any information relating to the information in the WormBoss web site, including Worm Control Programs and Drench Decision Guides. (“Information”). ParaBoss, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd, Meat and Livestock Australia, and the University of New England disclaims all responsibility for the Information and all liability (including without limitation liability and negligence) for all expenses, costs, losses and damages you may incur as a result of the Information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. (Updated 25 June 2020).