Privacy Policy

Preamble

This Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by Web Design Cafe Pty Ltd ACN 155 004 041 (“WDC” or "Web Design Cafe" or "WDCafe"), a company incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Unless otherwise noted on a particular site or service, this Privacy Policy applies to your use of all Web Design Cafe Services that Web Design Cafe operates.

In addition, supplemental Privacy Policy terms (“Supplemental Privacy Policy Terms”) may apply to a particular Service. All such Supplemental Privacy Policy Terms will be accessible for you to read either within, or through your use of, that particular Service.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non-personal browsing and site usage data that Web Design Cafe collects as the provider of the Services.

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number, or email address.

By accessing or using any of the Services, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

Web Design Cafe is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Services, whether personal information or non-personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

  1. Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  2. Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
  3. Information you provide through our Services, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Services, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
  4. If Web Design Cafe is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Web Design Cafe will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Web Design Cafe is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of lawyers.

Personal Information Web Design Cafe Collects

We may collect personal information through our Services, including without limitation:

  • when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive updates from Web Design Cafe;
  • when you subscribe to one of our Forums, News feeds, Teams, Channels, Surveys, Open Courses, Web Design Cafes, Chats, InBox, group notification lists, eMail notifications or related services;
  • when you create a Service User account;
  • when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the Forums, News feeds, Teams, Channels, Surveys, Open Courses, Web Design Cafes, Chats, InBox, group notification lists, eMail notifications or related services we make available through our Services;
  • Cookies used to track logins, sessions, and collect anonymous traffic;.
  • Payments for managing your finances, including withdrawals, deposits Chunks and release, including third party use of Paypal, Stripe or other payment services as required or applicable;
  • Registration or connection via third party logins and APIs including but not limited to LinkedIn, Facebook and Google;
  • IP addresses, URL visited, and related information is recorded for all site visitors for the purpose of site traffic analytics and captured as part of normal operation in our server logs.

What Web Design Cafe Does with Personal Information

Hosting. Except where otherwise provided by the client we use Hostgeek as our hosting provider, and so your information may be transferred to and stored on servers in various locations both in and outside of Australia.

When you subscribe to updates from us, your email address is sent to and stored in a database hosted on Web Design Cafe or our hosting provider’s servers that can only be accessed by Web Design Cafe staff and contractors. Personal information submitted as part of our Services is used for the purpose of managing the User accounts.

User Profile

When you joined WebDesignCafe.com.au, you provided personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile, and to create an User account. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for User.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Web Design Cafe practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share your personal information in two instances:

First, Web Design Cafe may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Services.

Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our User Agreement and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If Web Design Cafe is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Web Design Cafe will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Web Design Cafe is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of lawyers.

Private Streams

The Account Owner (Super Administrator) of a given Private Stream is responsible for User agreements, content management, Privacy Policy and related terms and conditions.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Services

Web Design Cafe has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Web Design Cafe stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Some Web Design Cafe Services have security risks in addition to those described above. Among other things, maybe vulnerable to DNS attacks, and may increase the risk of phishing.

Reorganisation or Spin-Offs

Web Design Cafe may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non-personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off, or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, Web Design Cafe will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Children

The Services are not directed at children under the age of majority (i.e. In Australia the age of majority is 18). We will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of majority without requiring parental consent. Our User Agreement specifically prohibit anyone using our Services from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under the age of majority. Any person who provides their personal information to Web Design Cafe through the Services represents that they have reached the age of majority (i.e. If the person is in Australia, they have reached 18 years of age or older.)

Third-Party Sites

The Services may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Special Note to International Users

The Services are hosted in Australia. Please note that your personal data may be located on servers in Australia. By providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Feedback & Questions

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at admin@WebDesignCafe.com.au