Privacy

Bstar is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Bstar Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Bstar website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Bstar collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Bstar also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your Post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Bstar . This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Bstar for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bstar Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Bstar public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Bstar does not read any of your private online communications.

Bstar encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Bstar so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Bstar is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Bstar and Bstar family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Bstar collects and uses your personal information to operate the Bstar Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Bstar also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Bstar and its affiliates. Bstar may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Bstar does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Bstar may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Bstar may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Bstar , and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Bstar does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Bstar keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Bstar , in order to determine what Bstar services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Bstar to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Bstar Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Bstar or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Bstar ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Bstar , or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Bstar Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Bstar pages, or register with Bstar site or services, a cookie helps Bstar to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Bstar Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Bstar features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Bstar services or Web sites you visit.

Bstar holds your personal information on servers located in Australia

We use top tier, third party data hosting providers’ (Avnet) to host our Services on servers located in Australia. If you are a non-Australian resident, this means that your personal information will be transferred to Australia.

By entering personal information into the Services, you consent to that personal information being hosted on servers located in Australia. While your personal information will be stored on servers located in Australia, it will remain within Bstar’s effective control at all times. The hosting provider’s role is limited to providing a hosting and storage service to Bstar, and our data hosting provider does not have access to Your personal information without prior authorisation from Bstar. They do not control, and do not access or use your personal information, except for the limited purpose of storing the information. This means that, for the purposes of Australian privacy legislation and Australian users, Bstar does not currently “disclose” personal information to third parties located overseas.

If You do not want Your personal information to be transferred to a server located in Australia, You should not provide Bstar with Your personal information or use the Service.

Bstar takes steps to protect your personal information

Bstar is committed to protecting the security of Your personal information and we take all reasonable precautions to protect it from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Your personal information is stored on a secure server that has SSL Certificates issued by leading certificate authorities Starfield Technologies (GoDaddy), and all Data transferred between You and the Alliance Partner Service is encrypted.

However, the Internet is not in itself a secure environment and we cannot give an absolute assurance that Your information will be secure at all times. Transmission of personal information over the Internet is at Your own risk and You should only enter, or instruct the entering of, personal information to the Service within a secure environment.

We will advise You at the first reasonable opportunity upon discovering or being advised of a security breach where Your personal information is lost, stolen, accessed, used, disclosed, copied, modified, or disposed of by any unauthorised persons or in any unauthorised manner.

Changes to this Statement

Bstar will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Bstar encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Bstar is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Bstar welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Bstar has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Bstar at bstar@bstar.com.au. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.