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We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following statement sets our policy in relation to privacy. This policy may change from time to time so please reread this policy periodically.
Use of your information
Schoolground may disclose your Private Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose this information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes necessary to maintain services and improve our products and services.
Our site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please note, however, that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. As a result, while we attempt to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.
We may send you e-mail if you provide your e-mail address via any of the services provided by Schoolground. If you elect to receive e-mail from Schoolground or the schools or sports organisations using our services, you are 'opting in' as defined under anti-spam legislation and we are entitled to send you e-mails, including information about our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated partners. Our policy is to immediately cease e-mailing you upon your request. Any newsletters and announcements we e-mail you will contain clear and obvious instructions for how you can remove yourself from that e-mailing list.
Schoolground uses e-mail as a means of receiving feedback, and we encourage you to e-mail us with your questions or comments.
We may send you SMS messages to your mobile phone. If you elect to receive SMS messages from Schoolground or its Services, you are 'opting in' as defined under anti-spam legislation related to mobile phones and we are entitled to send you SMS messages, including sports cancellation notices, announcements for your sport/team/club/fixture, and information about our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated partners. Our policy is to immediately cease sending you SMS messages upon your request.
Control of Your Password
We may also provide you with ways in which you can alter your personal data online through our site, including changing your e-mail address, password, etc.
Sportsground mostly uses "session" cookies, which are removed from your computer once you leave theSchoolground site or sub-sites. These may be used for example to allow the site to remember that you have logged in and save you from having to login again whenever you browse to another page. Session cookies expire and are deleted after periods of no activity on Schoolground.
Schoolground also uses persistent cookies to personalise the user experience, to help protect our members and to provide us with research information (such as how often members visit Schoolground each month). Persistent cookies allow us to track users on Schoolground and helps us identify users abusing the Schoolground service.
Other information we collect
We may use additional information we collect to research and better understand our users' demographics, interests, and behaviour to better serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address. This sort of information is routinely collected by Google Analytics.
Users who login may have their IP addresses recorded. This information can be used to track users who abuse the Schoolground system and may be provided to legal authorities in cases of suspected fraud. IP addresses can be used, in conjunction with an Internet Service Provider, to find the internet account of a user and, ultimately, further information to identify a user. This information is stored securely and will not be provided to other members or non-authorised parties.
If you choose to post messages or leave feedback for other users, we may store such information on our servers. If you send us personal correspondence, such as e-mails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Schoolground site and sub-sites, we may collect such information in a file specific to you.
Advertising and Third Party Links
Schoolground may at its discretion display advertising on the Schoolground.com.au site and its sub-sites. These advertisers may request information directly from you, or link to sites that request such information. Schoolground has no control over its advertisers' privacy policies, or the privacy policies of any other sites we link to, and so we encourage you to review such third party privacy policies prior to submitting your personal information to them.
A link to advertisers or other third party sites from Schoolground should not be considered an endorsement of these sites except where specifically stated by Schoolground.
Usage Statistics Tracking
Schoolground collects information such as the number of visitors per day and the number of pages requested per day. To do this, Schoolground has a small piece of code on each page which counts these statistics. These traffic statistics enable us to attract advertisers so we can continue to provide a number of free services to users.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please contact us.