Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2021

Info-Empower Consultancy Services henceforth referred to as ‘Info-Empower’ (“we”, or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This privacy policy explains when and how we collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information with respect to the Info-Empower website. By using the Info-Empower website or Info-Empower’s services, you agree to the privacy practices as described in this Policy, as modified from time to time by us.

For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website

  1. What is Personal Information?

    Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, or other account number, and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person such as information about his or her use of the Info-Empower website or Info-Empower’s services. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or people, from which individual identities have been removed.

  2. Personal Information we Collect

    Info-Empower collects personal information in a number of ways, including, for example, when you: (1) register and set up an account; (2) sign up for any of our emails; (3) post a rating/review, or any other content on the Info-Empower website; (4) contact us by email, or (5) Make a transaction through our site. When you visit the Info-Empower website, some information is also automatically collected, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and the time and date of your visit. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

  3. Automatically Collected Information

    We collect information on Info-Empower website visitors collectively, including which sections of the site are most frequently visited, how often and for how long. This type of information is aggregated, non-personal information and helps us understand trends and our users’ needs so that we can further improve the Info-Empower website and/or Info-Empower’s service. Info-Empower also collects and uses some information on an individual basis regarding your interaction with us.

    • IP Addresses – Info-Empower’s web servers collect the IP addresses of our users. These are mainly used in an aggregate form to determine usage trends, however, they are also used as another identifier, to help protect the integrity of the information on the Info-Empower website. For instance, if a particular business is reviewed consecutively by the same IP address within a short time-frame, that might prompt Info-Empower  to investigate to ensure that the reviews are legitimate and based on actual customers’ experiences.
    • Cookies and Applets – Cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive by a website you visit. These files identify your computer and record your preferences and other data about your visit so that when you return to the site, the site knows who you are and can personalise your visit. Info-Empower uses cookies to provide you with a better experience as these allow you to automatically log on everytime you visit the Info-Empower website (if you choose this option). Users who do not wish to receive cookies can instruct their web browsers to refuse them.
  4. Information Collected on Info-Empower Account Members

    As part of registering with Info-Empower, either as a Participant or as a Support Coordinator, we collect personal information about you in order to provide you, and other Info-Empower users, with a good service. Registration is completely optional, but some functions require registration (for instance, submitting a review, or editing your business information).

  5. Information Collected by Email

    When you send emails to Info-Empower through the Contact Us page or other contact forms, or through any email program, we will have access to your email address, as well as the content of that email.

  6. Control of Personal Information

    We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and to view and correct your own personal information.

    • If you do not want to receive email from us, you can follow the opt-out instructions at the bottom of any email you receive from us.
    • If you want to view or correct your personal information, you can access your information online by clicking the link in the email.
  7. Data Changes

    If you change your personal data or content, we usually update our databases immediately, however, some data may update more slowly, and some old data may remain in our archives and records. Also, we may be unable to propagate changes to any partners who receive your data or content.

  8. How We Use Personal Information

    In general, we use personal information to process your requests and provide you with service, or to inform you about products or services that we think will be of interest to you. When we use personal information in our marketing efforts, we provide you with options to opt-out of these types of communications and do not disclose your information to third parties, except as described in this Policy. Personal information provided online may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners. In addition, if we receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, we may combine this information with the other personal information we maintain about you. In either case, this Policy governs this information. We absolutely do not transfer or sell your information for inclusion on third party email or other marketing lists.

  9. Security

    We have put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information while it is under our control. All personal information relating to our users is stored in a secure environment. Your account information, including your email address, is accessible online only through the use of a password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of Info-Empower’s services from your account. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

  10. Children’s Privacy

    The Info-Empower website is not designed for children under the age of 18, and we will not intentionally maintain information about anyone under the age of 18.

  11. Sharing of Personal Information

    We do not sell, rent or share personal information with third parties without your prior consent except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy. We may share personal information with third-party vendors who assist us in performing functions necessary to operate our business. These functions may include, without limitation, Website hosting, credit card transaction processing, and data entry. We limit the information shared with our third-party vendors to that which we believe is necessary to carry out those functions. Moreover, we require them to comply with our privacy practices, and not to use the information for other purposes except as required by law. We are not responsible for any failure on their part to comply with our privacy practices, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them.

    In addition, we may disclose personal information when we believe that we are lawfully authorised to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Info-Empower, our users, our employees or the public. Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition. You agree that we shall bear no responsibility for any such disclosures. We recommend that you exercise caution in giving out personal information to others in public online forums.

  12. Feedback

    We welcome your feedback. If you have any comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or would like to contact us for any reason, please click here for our contact details.

  13. Policy Changes

    From time to time, Info-Empower may review and update its Privacy Policy. Revised versions will be updated on this website.

  14. Further Privacy Information

    For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website.