Privacy

We value your privacy! Except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy, we will not wilfully disclose any personal information regarding our users without first obtaining their approval, unless required to do so to satisfy a legal obligation. By using our web site, you agree to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this policy.

What information do we collect?

We do not collect any personal information about you (such as your name or email address) from your use of this web site, except where you have specifically provided us with that information.

If you specifically and knowingly provide any personal information to us via this web site, you consent to Dave Wood Calligraphy Art Gallery using that personal information lawfully at its sole and absolute discretion, including for the purposes of providing promotional and marketing materials by other means. You must obtain the consent of any third person whose personal information you post to this web site.

Whenever you use our web site, or any other web site, the computer on which the web pages are stored (the Web server) needs to know the network address of your computer so that it can send the requested web pages to your Internet browser. The unique network address of your computer is called its "IP address," and is sent automatically each time you access any Internet site. From a computer's IP address, it is possible to determine the general geographic location of that computer, but otherwise it is anonymous.

We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site except where you have specifically provided us with information about yourself, in which case we also record your IP address for security purposes. An example of this would be when proceeding to a checkout to finalize an order you may wish to make. After completing the form provided, your IP address will be stored along with a transaction number that allows us to track your order. All data processing is encrypted using a 128bit algorithm for added privacy and security.

What are "cookies" and why do we use them?

A "cookie" is a file that is sent to your Internet browser by a Web Server and is stored on your computer. It contains data that websites use to identify you as a unique user.

This website does use cookies to store certain information on your computer. Our use of cookies allows us to enhance your use of our website, and allows certain features of the site, such as the shopping cart, to function properly. The cookies we set on your computer are designed only to be read by our website.

You should also be aware that other companies which advertise on, or are linked to from our site may collect information from you if you click on their advertisements or access their sites. They may do this by using cookies.

Due to the way the Internet operates, we cannot control the collection of information by other people. Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. However, you may be able to change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not.

If at any time you would like your information, if any, to be removed from our system, please contact us. If you have any questions or concerns about the way in which information is collected or used by others via our web site, then you should contact that other person directly.

Do we disclose information about our users to anyone else?

We may share general information about the use of our site with advertisers, sponsors, content providers and other third parties. However, we generally only disclose aggregate, anonymous information about our users and except where otherwise specifically required to do so, will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third party without your approval. On occasions it may become necessary to release personal information, including if we are required to do so to satisfy a legal obligation.

For example, we may disclose the total number of "hits" our sites receive, or how often the average user visits our site, or which terms are most often entered in our site search engine.

Further, as a necessary adjunct to the proper operation of our web site, our staff and technical contractors, who are subject to obligations of confidentiality to us, may gain access to personal information as part of their service.

Do we keep Email we receive from you?

We receive and reply to email from users on a regular basis. For record-keeping purposes we retain copies of most email sent to us. We do not anticipate that the information in the email we receive or send will be disclosed to any third party without the permission of the sender, either express or implied, unless required or necessary as specified in the previous paragraph.

Links to other sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not affiliated or associated with, or controlled by Dave Wood Calligraphy Art Gallery. Please be aware that these other sites may be owned or developed by people over whom we have no control, and accordingly we are not responsible for their privacy practices. This Privacy Policy applies only to those parts of our web site within our control.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the privacy policy of any other web site you visit which collects personal information about you, and to use your discretion when providing such information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time at our discretion and without notice. If any such changes are made, we will make all reasonable effort to bring those changes to the attention of our users. An updated version of our Privacy Policy will be maintained on this web site so that you remain aware of the data we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Security

Dave Wood Calligraphy Art Gallery's online payment service uses proven 128bit encryption technology to protect the safety of your transaction. The information you supply when using our online payment service is encrypted and secure. The padlock at the bottom of your screen indicates when you are entering a secured area.

Further Information

We will also provide you, on request, with details of any information about you which is held by us, and will remove that information from our records and computer systems if requested by you in writing.

The Office of Federal Privacy provides a free service aimed at investigation and resolving privacy complaints. More information is available concerning this service and the Federal Privacy Policy on the internet at http://www.privacy.gov.au or direct from the Commissioner's Office on 1300 363 992.