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Commitment to Data Privacy Protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Crime Stoppers Tasmania (CST); therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data (CST) may collect, how CST uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.

Personal Data

Through our website, CST will not collect any personal data about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or email address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data.

Purpose of Use

When you do provide us with personal data, we process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:

  • We may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services.
  • We (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a CST offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers’ needs.

If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except to CST affiliates.

Purpose Limitation

CST will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:

  • Is use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose, for which personal data was collected
  • Is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you
  • Is required by law or competent governmental or judicial authorities
  • Is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence
  • Is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on CST) information technology systems.
  • Communications or Utilisation Data

Through your use of telecommunications services to access our website, your communications data (e.g. internet protocol address) or utilisation data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilisation data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.

Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically

When you access our websites, we may automatically (i.e. not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve their performance or content.

Cookies

We may store some data on your computer in the form of a “cookie” to automatically recognise your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a website to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

Children

CST will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of “child” or “children” should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.

Security

To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorised disclosure or access, CST uses technical and organisational security measures.

Links to Other Websites

The CST website contain links to other websites. CST is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.

Terms of Use

1. Scope

1.1 Any use of this website provided by CST and/or its affiliates is subject to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may be amended, modified or replaced by other terms and conditions, e.g. for the purchase of products and services. With log-in or where a log-in is not required, in accessing or using the CST website these Terms of Use are accepted in their then current version.

2. Services

2.1 This CST website contains specific information and software, as well as – as the case may be – related documentation, for viewing or downloading.

2.2 CST may stop the operation of the CST website in full or in part at any time. Due to the nature of the internet and computer systems, CST cannot accept any liability for the continuous availability of the website.

3. Registration, Password

3.1 Some pages of the CST website may be password protected. In the interest of safety and security of the business transactions, only registered users may access said pages. CST reserves the right to deny registration to any user. CST particularly reserves the right to determine certain sites, which were previously freely accessible, subject to registration. CST is entitled, at any time and without obligation to give reasons, to deny the user the right to access the password-protected area by blocking its user data (as defined below), in particular if the user:

  • Uses false data for the purpose of registration
  • Violates these Terms of Use or neglects its duty of care with regard to user data
  • Violates any applicable laws in the access to or use of the CST website.

3.2 For registration the user shall give accurate information and, where such information changes over time, update such information (to the extent possible online) without undue delay. The user shall ensure, that its email address, as supplied to CST, is current at all times and an address at which the user can be contacted.

3.3 Upon registration the user will be provided with an access code, comprising a user ID and a password (“user data”). On first access the user shall promptly change the password received from CST into a password known only to the user. The user data allows the user to view or change its data or, as applicable, to withdraw its consent to data processing.

3.4 The user shall ensure user data is not accessible by third parties and is liable for all transactions and other activities carried out under its user data. At the end of each online session, the user shall log off from the password-protected website. If and to the extent the user becomes aware third parties are misusing its user data the user shall notify CST thereof without undue delay in writing or by email.

3.5 After receipt of the notice CST will deny access to the password-protected area under such user data. Access by the user will only be possible again upon the user’s application to CST or upon new registration.

3.6 The user may at any time request termination of its registration in writing, provided that the deletion will not violate the proper performance of contractual relationships. In such event CST will remove all user data and other stored personally identifiable data of the user as soon as these data is no longer needed.

4. Rights of Use to Information, Software and Documentation

4.1 The use of any information, software, products and documentation made available on or via this CST website is subject to these Terms of Use or, in case of updating information, software or documentation, subject to the applicable licence terms previously agreed to with CST. Separately agreed to licence terms shall prevail over these Terms of Use.

4.2 CST grants users a non-exclusive and non-transferable licence, which may not be sublicensed, to use the information, software and documentation made available to the user on or via the CST website to the extent agreed, or in the event of no such agreement to the extent of the purpose intended by CST in making same available.

4.3 Software shall be made available at no expense in object code. There shall be no right for the source code to be made available. This shall not apply to source code related to open source software, which licence conditions take priority over these Terms of Use in the case of transfer of open source software and which conditions require the making available of the source code. In such case CST shall make the source code available in return for the payment of costs.

4.4 Information, software and documentation may not be distributed by the user to any third party at any time nor may it be rented or in any other way made available. Unless mandatory law allows such, the user shall not modify the software or documentation nor shall it disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile the software or separate any part thereof. The user may make one backup copy of the software where necessary to secure further use in accordance with these Terms of Use.

4.5 The information, software and documentation are protected by copyright laws as well as international copyright treaties as well as other laws and conventions related to intellectual property. The user shall observe such laws and in particular shall not modify, conceal or remove any alphanumeric code, marks or copyright notices neither from the information nor from the software or documentation, or any copies thereof.

5. Intellectual Property

5.1 Notwithstanding the particular provisions in Section 4 of these Terms of Use, information, brand names and other content of the CST website may not be changed, copied, reproduced, sold, rented, used, supplemented or otherwise used in any other way without the prior written permission of CST.

5.2 Except for the rights of use and other rights expressly granted herein, no other rights are granted to the user nor shall any obligation be implied requiring the grant of further rights. Any and all patent rights and licences are expressly excluded.

5.3 Images used on this site may not necessarily depict the actual product described, some images used are merely to convey a general idea to explain a scenario. Images used are either owned by CST or have been bought under licence agreement. Copying these images from the site is in violation of the copyright laws of Australia.

6. Duties of the User

6.1 In accessing or using the CST website the user shall not:

  • Harm other persons, in particular minors, or infringe their personal rights
  • Breach public morality in its manner of use
  • Violate any intellectual property right or any other proprietary right
  • Upload any contents containing a virus, so-called Trojan Horse, or any other program that could damage data
  • Transmit, store or upload hyperlinks or contents to which the user is not entitled, in particular in cases where such hyperlinks or contents are in breach of confidentiality obligations or unlawful
  • Distribute advertising or unsolicited emails (so-called “spam”) or inaccurate warnings of viruses, defects or similar material and the user shall not solicit or request the participation in any lottery, snowball system, chain letter, pyramid game or similar activity.

6.2 CST may deny access to the CST website at any time, in particular if the user breaches any obligation arising from these Terms of Use.

7. Hyperlinks

The CST website may contain hyperlinks to the web pages of third parties. CST shall have no liability for the contents of such web pages and does not make representations about or endorse such web pages or their contents as its own, as CST does not control the information on such webpages and is not responsible for the contents and information given thereon. The use of such web pages shall be at the sole risk of the user.

8. Liability for Defects of Title or Quality

8.1 Insofar as any information, software or documentation is made available at no cost, any liability for defects as to quality or title of the information, software and documentation especially in relation to the correctness or absence of defects or the absence of claims or third party rights or in relation to completeness and/or fitness for purpose are excluded except for cases involving willful misconduct or fraud.

8.2 The information on the CST website may contain specifications or general descriptions related to the technical possibilities of individual products, which may not be available in certain cases (e.g. due to product changes). The required performance of the product shall therefore be mutually agreed in each case at the time of purchase. Images used on this site are to portray concepts, not the actual products for sale themselves.

9. Other Liability, Viruses

9.1 The liability of CST for defects in relation to quality and title shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 of these Terms of Use. Any further liability of CST is excluded unless required by law, e.g. under the act on product liability or in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, personal injury or death, failure to meet guaranteed characteristics, fraudulent concealment of a defect or in case of breach of fundamental contractual obligations. The damages in case of breach of fundamental contractual obligations are limited to the contract-typical, foreseeable damage if there is no willful misconduct or gross negligence.

9.2 Although CST makes every endeavour to keep the CST website free from viruses, CST cannot make any guarantee it is virus free. The user shall, for its own protection, take the necessary steps to ensure appropriate security measures and shall utilise a virus scanner before downloading any information, software or documentation.

9.3 Section 9.1 and 9.2 do not intend nor imply any changes to the burden of proof to the user’s disadvantage.

10. Data Privacy Protection

For collection, use and processing of personally identifiable data of the user of the CST website, CST shall comply with applicable laws on data privacy protection and the CST Website Data Protection Privacy Policy, which is available on the CST website at www.crimestoppers.com.au .

11. Supplementary Agreements, Place of Jurisdiction, Applicable Law

11.1 Any supplementary agreement requires the written form.

11.2 The place of jurisdiction shall be Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

11.3 The individual pages of the CST website are operated and administered by CST and/or its affiliates. The pages comply with the law applicable in the country where the responsible company has its business residence. CST makes no representation that information, software and/or documentation on the CST website are appropriate or available for viewing or downloading at locations outside such country. If users access CST website from outside such country, they are exclusively responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws. Access to CST website’s information, software and/or documentation from countries where such content is unlawful is prohibited. In this case and where user seeks to do business with CST, the user should contact the CST representative for the particular country for country specific business.

11.4 These Terms of Use shall be governed by – and all disputes relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or their subject matter shall be resolved in accordance with – the laws of Australia.