In order to provide you with services we need to collect and use information about you.
This page explains how Northern Midlands Business Association collects and uses any information you give to us and the ways in which we protect your privacy.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and managing your personal information in a secure environment to ensure that personal information is protected and to specify guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of that personal information.
Collection of your personal information including sensitive information:
We will only collect necessary personal information from you directly and with your express consent. We will clearly indicate what information is necessary to access Northern Midlands Business Association products and services including transactions. We may offer the opportunity for you to provide further information so that we can provide you with improved services; however, provision of this information is at your discretion (except where it is a legal requirement).
Northern Midlands Business Association may automatically record other information as well. This information is used to improve the performance Northern Midlands Business Association website and to provide you with better services.
When you visit this site our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs basic information for statistical purposes, including the user's server address, date and time of visit to the site, and pages accessed. Any data collected will not be used to identify users unless there is a legal obligation to do so.
We do not record your email address unless you choose to send us a message or subscribe to membership. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be disclosed without your consent.
We may also track the pattern of visitor usage to Northern Midlands Business Association website using a facility called a cookie. Cookies are small data files that we send to your computer so we can remember information such as your password for access to our site, how many times you visited us before, and the way you have chosen to view our site on earlier occasions.
How we use or disclose your personal information:
We will keep you informed of the personal information we hold. We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you gave it to us and we will not pass your information on to third parties unless you have given us your consent to do so; or we are required by law to do so..
Security and quality of the information you send:
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the data quality and security of your personal information and undertake to remove it from our system when it is no longer required (except when archiving is required).
You do not have to provide us with personal information to use this site unless you wish to be included in the Online Business Directory, or purchase membership.
Unfortunately no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, as with other channels of communication, fraud is always a possibility. While we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our online products or services.
How to access and correct your information:
If you wish to access or make changes to the personal information held by us please use the Contact Us form on this website.
You do not have to disclose personal information to browse this site. Wherever it is legal and practical to do so transactions may be carried out without you having to identify yourself. Where you wish to purchase membership, your business's contact details will be stored to deliver the Business Directory. The Association does not store your credit card or other transaction information, which is managed by a secure third party Internet payment gateway service.
Other privacy information:
Please be aware that if you include your email address on the Business Directory it may be used by others to send you unsolicited messages.
You can obtain more information about privacy by referring to the Australian Privacy Commissioner's Website
Unless expressly stated otherwise, Northern Midlands Business Association claims copyright ownership of the content of this website ("the Material").
You may download, display, print and reproduce the Material in unaltered form (attaching a copy of this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use. The Northern Midlands Business Association reserves the right to revoke such permission at any time.
Apart from this permission and uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.
Requests for further authorisations, including authorisations to use the Material on this website for commercial purposes, should be directed via the Contact Us form on this website.
Northern Midlands Business Association is a not for profit incorporated association with an unpaid, volunteer Board of management.
Every business and organisation viewed by the Board as being a legitimate Northern Midlands Business or Organisation, is entitled to be a Free member of the Association. Businesses can opt out of this free membership and from the Business Directory.
Registered Members receive information, information and other communications from Northern Midlands that the Board believes assist local businesses. Businesses can opt out of free membership which will also opt them out of these communications.
The Association also provides various levels of paid membership which provide additional promotional and other benefits to these members. The Association may change these benefits and subscription charges and such changes will be described on the Association website.
Revenue from paid memberships will only be used to foster the objectives of the Association to improve the environment for businesses in the Northern Midlands.
Paid members can change or discontinue their paid membership status at any time by using the Contact Us form on the Association website.