Hunter Independent manages all personal information provided to us in line with the Privacy Act 1988.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
‘Personal information’ is any information that can personally identify you, for example (but not limited to) age, gender and contact details. If any information absolutely identifies you, or you are reasonably identifiable from it, it is considered to be personal information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
Hunter Independent will collect details provided during the course of publishing a story or a business transaction, such as names, phone numbers and email addresses. Hunter Independent does not store credit card information provided through the Stripe payment system on its servers. For information on how Stripe stores data, visit this site.
HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED, STORED AND DISCLOSED
Any personal information provided to Hunter Independent through email or directly through the website will be held on a third party server. Information may also be collected through the course of conversations, which could be stored on business computers, phones and notepads.
Information held by Hunter Independent will be used to contact you in the pursuit of a story and will not be disclosed to other parties without consent unless it is reasonably expected that information would be disclosed or it is required by law.
WHY THIS INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Personal information is collected so you can be contacted at a later date for advertising or story opportunities.
HOW TO ACCESS OR CORRECT INFORMATION
If you would like to find out what information Hunter Independent has stored, or would like to change your details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO COMPLAIN ABOUT A BREACH OF PRIVACY
Use the above email address to contact the paper if you believe your privacy has been breached. Hunter Independent will attempt to resolve the issue in a timely manner.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA
Hunter Independent will not disclose your information outside Australia.
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