The Global Aussie (“TGA”) has a Privacy Policy in place to help You navigate our website with confidence and to show our commitment to privacy and security.

This Privacy Policy describes how TGA collects information from all end users of TGA’s Services (the “Services”), what we do with the information we collect, and the choices You (the “Visitor”) have concerning the collection and use of such information.

TGA requests that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

  • We do not give third parties access to your personal information other than as outlined in this privacy policy.
  • We send email to you only if you have elected to receive it.
  • If we determine that any account with us is being used for the purpose of sending spam, we will take action to shut it down as soon as possible.
  1. Introduction

TGA collects information in different ways from Visitors who access the various parts of our Services and the network of Web sites accessible through our Services. We use this information primarily to provide a customised experience as you use our Services and, generally do not share this information with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below.

Our site also contains links to other third-party websites. TGA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

  1. Registration

Customers are asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our email including name and email address. The personal information collected from Visitors is used only to email them directly. This information is not shared with third parties unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances.

  1. TGA Partners and Sponsors

Some TGA products and services are offered to Visitors and Customers in conjunction with a non-affiliated partner. To provide Visitors and Customers with some of these products and services, the partner may need to collect and maintain personal information. In these instances, we will provide such data collected or transferred to our Partners and Sponsors (e.g., mailing list)

  1. Online Shopping

At some Web sites, you can purchase products and services or register to receive materials, such as a catalogue or new product and service updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card information. If you complete an order for someone else, such as an online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient’s name, address, and phone number. TGA has no control over the third parties’ use of any personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so. If you order products directly from TGA, we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use 128-bit SSL security to encrypt any transmissions when you provide credit card information, personal data, etc. No method of electronic storage or transmission over the internet is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at support[at]soda6.com. <- This is the webmaster of The Global Aussie. (TGA)

  1. Responses to Email Inquiries

When Visitors or Customers send email inquiries to TGA, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. TGA does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.

  1. Special Cases

It is TGA’s policy not to use or share the personal information about Visitors of Customers in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, TGA may disclose personal information about Visitors or Customers, or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect TGA and our Customers.

  1. “Cookies” and How TGA Uses Them

A “cookie” is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites. TGA may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the products and services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks. If you are a Member and have created your own Personal Start Page, we will use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customisation and personalised services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your customer information. Additionally, be aware that if you visit non-TGA Web sites where you are prompted to log in or that are customisation, you may be required to accept cookies. Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control the use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

  1. Statistics

We use information gathered about you from our site statistics (for example your IP address) to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. We also gather broad demographic information from this data to help us improve our site and make your browsing and purchasing experience more enjoyable. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information, except as necessary to prevent fraud or abuse on our system. We use Google Analytics.

  1. Children’s Privacy

Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. While we make every effort to ensure that these Web sites are fun and age-appropriate for our younger audience, we believe that there is no substitute for proper parental supervision. TGA recommends that children ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to TGA, or to anyone else online.

  1. Public Forums

Please remember that any information you may disclose in our Member Directory, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas.

  1. The Global Aussie’s Commitment to Data Security

Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

  1. Transfer of Data Abroad

If You are visiting this Site and/or using Our Services from a country other than the country in which Our servers are located, Your communications with Us may result in the transfer of information (including Your Account information) across international boundaries. By visiting this Site, using Our Services and communicating electronically with Us, You consent to such transfers.

  1. Exceptions

As stated previously in this policy, we will never give out your information without your permission. The only exceptions to this are, when we are required by law, in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the law, or we must comply with a legal process served on our website. We may also need to give out your information if one of our partners requires it, but these situations are rare and we will always ask for your explicit permission first.

  1. Revisions to This Policy

TGA reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the Internet Service Agreement.

  1. Advertising

TGA needs money to stay online. We don’t like adverts and we are sure you don’t either. We have built-in links that use your CPU power to do calculations which generate our income. Should you choose not to donate CPU power please do not use this website. We aim to be non-intrusive on your screen.

Revised 19th September 2017