McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Industry Association Incorporated (ABN 82 416 192 168) (“MVGWTA,” or “us” as the context may require) is firmly committed to protecting your privacy, both as a user of our website at https://mclarenvale.info (“MVGWTA Website”) and otherwise. We understand and appreciate that individuals are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us. If we collect or otherwise deal with your personal information, we will comply with the applicable privacy laws in Australia including the Australian Privacy Principles contained within the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the “Privacy Act”). We therefore aim to maintain a safe and secure system of handling your personal information and will ensure that such personal information is handled in strict compliance with the Privacy Act.
Collection of Personal Information
We will collect personally identifiable information from you when you knowingly provide it to us. For example, this may occur if you sign up to become a MVGWTA association member, sign up for the MVGWTA newsletter or submit an enquiry to us directly regarding the McLaren Vale region, whether online, by email or otherwise.
When you visit the MVGWTA Website, we (or agencies on our behalf) and our internet service provider may monitor and make a record of your visit and log the following data for statistical purposes:
This information may be used to find out how the MVGWTA Website is used and navigated, including the number of hits, interest in our information service, the frequency and duration of visits and most popular sessions times, so that we may evaluate and improve our website performance. Much of this information may not collect or relate to your personal information.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We will use your personal information for the reasons we collected it and for other reasonable business purposes in that we may database, store and process information to provide you with the service you requested. We may also use your personal information for the following purposes:
For any of the above purposes we may contact you by telephone, electronic or other means.
In terms of your personal information, we only collect information about individuals that is necessary for us to carry on our business functions, in providing you information about the McLaren Vale region. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to your email address, first and last name, city of residence, telephone number and date of birth.
Overseas distribution of your information
While we collect your information and host it in Australia, the MVGWTA Website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google services in the United States. Google Analytics provides us with reports to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable Java Script, or use the opt out service provided by Google.
Links to Other Websites from the MVGWTA Website
Please keep in mind that whenever you give your personal information online, for example via message boards or chats, that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy (including on the MVGWTA Website), we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. Cookies are placed on your computer for the duration of a session and are used for session management purposes and to help us identify you upon your return to the MVGWTA Website, but they do not contain any personal details. Periodically they can be safely deleted with no effect on future sessions. If you have configured your browser to reject all cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
Security and Quality of Personal Information
MVGWTA will take reasonable steps to:
All personally identifiable information will be handled and stored in accordance with MVGWTA’s obligation under the Privacy Act.
Access to and correction of your information, and making complaints
If you would like access to any records of personal information we have about you or if you believe any information we have about you is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “PRIVACY” in the subject line, or alternatively send your request to the postal address below.
McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Industry Association
PO BOX 169
McLaren Vale, 5171, SA
We will need evidence of your identity before we can grant you access to information about you or change it. We undertake to respond within 30 days of receiving your request. If it takes longer to resolve, we will provide you with a date by which we expect to respond.
Please note that in some cases we may need to impose a charge for providing access to personal information to reflect the cost of collating this information and providing it to you, however no charge will be made to discuss any request with you in the first instance.
You should also contact us if you are concerned that there may have been a breach of your rights or any rights under the Privacy Act. MVGWTA takes such matters very seriously and shall respond to any such concerns with you directly in a prompt fashion.