2.Collection of information
3.Use of anonymous information
4.Use of personal information
6.Interacting with The Motor Report
8.Complaints about privacy
The Motor Report is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services.
This policy applies only to The Motor Report and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which The Motor Report Pty Ltd is linked.
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address, occupation, location or other personal information. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or requests for information.
The second type of information that The Motor Report collects is personal information. The Motor Report will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, The Motor Report can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you and enhance your experience using our website.
Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, age, internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, credit card number, in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking product or service registration on our website. We may also ask about your interests, but it is your choice whether to respond.
How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to The Motor Report is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you take part in a discussion forum or enter one of the competitions on our websites.
The Motor Report automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of The Motor Report like the numbers and frequency of visitors to The Motor Report and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve The Motor Report to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. The Motor Report may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.
The Motor Report will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. The Motor Report will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
There will be occasions where it will be necessary for The Motor Report to disclose your personal information to third parties. The Motor Report may be required by law to disclose the information, or we may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you enter a competition for prizes provided by third parties. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside The Motor Report unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.
There are many interactive features on The Motor Report that you can contribute to. These include: Comments, Discussions, Reviews, Questions & Answers, Interviews, Online Voting, Community, Mailing Lists and Email, as well as others.
When interacting with The Motor Report, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.
Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as comment threads or reviews, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the Internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in The Motor Report's interactive features, your name may appear on communications you send, provided that you have given it to us.
The Motor Report will strive to protect your privacy and security as best we can. Ultimately, however, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information.
If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on The Motor Report, please notify one of our staff. While The Motor Report accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will attempt to investigate all complaints.