Privacy

17 Aug 2015

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Disclaimer

While Yoga Australia uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this website, Yoga Australia makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Yoga Australia assumes no liability or responsibility for any typographical or other errors or omissions in the content on this site. In the event that a product or service is listed at an incorrect price or with other incorrect information due to a typographical or other error, Yoga Australia shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for the product or service listed incorrectly. Yoga Australia shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and/or your credit card has been charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Yoga Australia shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge. If a product or service offered by Yoga Australia is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it to Yoga Australia for a refund.

Limitation of Liability

Yoga Australia and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics and/or software published on this server for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided without warranty of any kind and are subject to change without notice. The entire risk arising out of their use remains with the recipient. In no event shall Yoga Australia and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any direct, consequential, incidental, special, punitive or other damages whatsoever (including without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, or loss of business information), even if Yoga Australia has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Links to Third Party Site

Linked sites are not under the control of Yoga Australia and Yoga Australia is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Yoga Australia provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Yoga Australia of the site.

Customer Service Policy

Yoga Australia is committed to providing a professional and efficient service to our members, potential members and the public. Our office is staffed by part-time employees who will do their utmost to assist you. Please be aware of the office hours shown on our website. We ask that you be patient if your enquiry has not been responded to immediately. When applying for individual teacher membership, teacher training or post-graduate training course registration please be aware you will be asked to pay a non-refundable processing fee. Processing may take up to 6 weeks in order to permit the appropriate committees due time to consider the application. You will be notified at the completion of this process and if successful your certificate will be sent to you electronically and by post.

Privacy Policy

Website

Your privacy is very important to us. As part of the normal operation of this site, Yoga Australia may collect certain information from you. This privacy policy details what information we collect, how we use that information, and what your rights are regarding any information that you supply to us. Yoga Australia is subject to the requirements of applicable Australian law and strives to meet the requirements of the Australian National Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information.

Your Information and Your Right To Privacy

Unless you specifically tell us, this site will never know who you are (applies to Yoga Australia members only). You can elect to tell us more about yourself so that Yoga Australia can provide enhanced services, such as your entry on the ‘Find a Registered Teacher’ database, or access to publications and other membership services. This is your choice.

Yoga Australia will under no circumstances sell, trade or rent any personal information that you supply to us to any third party. In short, information you supply to Yoga Australia stays with Yoga Australia. You have the right to review and alter any personal membership information that Yoga Australia stores about you. After all, it is your information, so you should be the person that controls it.

If you choose and inform us accordingly, Yoga Australia will not send you unsolicited email, that is, make you part of a Yoga Australia mailing list. Yoga Australia uses this method to communicate quickly with members. You have the right to refuse inclusion on a mailing list. Members can make a request to remove their email address from a mailing list by contacting the Yoga Australia office.

As part of the normal operation of this site, your Internet Browser will be sent a “cookie” (a temporary Internet file). This cookie enhances our site’s functionality with features such as membership logon and electronic ordering. By itself, this cookie can only identify your computer to our server; it is not used to identify you personally.

Your personal password to access the ‘Yoga Australia Members Only’ section of the Yoga Australia website protects your membership privacy. We suggest that you do not disclose, share or reveal this password to any other individual.

What information is collected by this site, and how is it used?

The Yoga Australia website collects browse statistics from this site to track traffic patterns. This may include the URL (web address) you came from, the URL you are going to, the browser you are using, and your IP address. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and better serve our users. This information is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis.

If you decide to become a member of Yoga Australia, and we hope that you do, Yoga Australia will ask you for personal details such as your address, contact phone numbers and your email address. You may also opt to provide Yoga Australia with more information such as the special interest areas you may be interested in, where you are employed and your date of birth. Relevant information is only disclosed to the public on the internet via Yoga Australia’s ‘Find a Registered Teacher’ online searchable database. Through a personal log in you can update or change these details at any time. You are responsible for keeping this information relevant. Whether you decide to use this service is your choice.

We use your email address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices, publications, and communications relevant to your use of the site and your Yoga Australia membership. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you have the ability to opt out by contacting the Yoga Australia office.

From time to time, we may decide to collect different kinds of information. When this occurs, we will update this privacy page.

Our Commitment to you

We use standard mechanisms to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. However, it is important to recognise that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

Credit Card Information

Yoga Australia does not permanently store credit card information anywhere on this site.

Yoga Australia Members

Yoga Australia has a strong commitment to protecting your privacy, and ensuring the confidentiality and security of personal information provided to Yoga Australia by its members.

Members have the right to access the personal information held about themselves by the Yoga Australia, and to correct information which is inaccurate.

Information you have provided to the Yoga Australia is used to:

  • Process applications and renewals and update your membership details and profile information
  • Provide information to consumers and others on the availability of yoga services
  • Conduct market research in order to identify and analyse the ongoing needs of Yoga Australia members
  • Ensure compliance with Yoga Australia’s Code of Ethics and Cod of Professional Conduct
  • Provide members with Yoga Australia’s publications and information
  • Provide members with access to and information about current and future member benefits.

Information provided by members may be disclosed to persons who have a contractual arrangement with Yoga Australia, including business partners. However, Yoga Australia undertakes not to disclose sensitive information without the member’s consent.

From time to time, Yoga Australia arranges mailings using the contact information you have provided, from its business partners. This includes all corporate partners and endorsed product manufacturers/suppliers. These mailings aim to provide members with information and benefits available to them.

If you do not wish to receive information from Yoga Australia’s business partners, you should advise the Yoga Australia office.

For more information about privacy, please contact us

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