Effective date: 01 September 2020
We collect information from Users in order to provide you with a personalized experience. The categories of information we collect may include:
Personal Data means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
Sensitive Information is a special category of information. Sensitive information may include information about the following:
- racial or ethnic origin;
- political opinion;
- membership of a political association or religious beliefs, affiliations or philosophical beliefs;
- membership of a professional or trade association or membership of a trade union;
- sexual orientation or practices;
- criminal record; or
- health genetic or biometric information or biometric templates.
The Privacy Act protects your sensitive information. Where we need this information for your account or use of our services, we will ask for your permission — except where otherwise allowed by law.
When you visit Pollemix through links including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo or other sites, we may receive information from the social network including profile information, user name, user ID associated with your social media account, age range, language, country, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. We will never share any of this data with third parties.
The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network, and we will never post information about you on third party social media sites without your consent. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our website or Service.
Personal Data does not include aggregate information, which is data we collect about the use of our Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities, contact information, or other personal information has been removed.
We use your Personal Information to improve our website and the individual User experience.
We may share your information with third-party companies for:
- Legal Compliance: We may preserve or disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect Pollemix’s rights or property.
- Business Transfer: The promises in this Policy will apply to your Personal Information if Pollemix is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or a sale of assets. However, your information may be transferred to another entity as part of that transaction.
- Advertising, Analytics and Business Partners: We may share aggregated or pseudonymous information (including demographic information) with partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. For instance, we may report to advertisers on how their ad performed or report how many people visited their website or installed their app after seeing their advertisement. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like name or email address) with these partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies.
- Third-Party Apps: When you use third-party apps, websites or other products integrated with our Services, they may collect information about your activities subject to their own terms and privacy policies.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings
Anonymous Data means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. This includes answers to our Polls, or aggregate information which is data we collect through use of the Pollemix website or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.
When you visit Pollemix, some data is automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and your activity on our Site.
Sharing Your Information
If you choose to join a discussion your Username will be visible to other users but your other Personal Information, such as your email address, will be kept private unless you choose to share that information.
We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the services we provide. These tools collect information sent by your device or computer on our service, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the service. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular user.
Information held overseas
Cookies and similar technologies:
A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you.
You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, some pages in the website may not work properly.
Cookies are either persistent or session based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiry date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing website. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you quit your browser.
Our website may use both kinds of cookies to provide a rich and session based experience. The cookies are used to enable us to track users’ browsing patterns in order to provide statistical information to improve the usability of the website.
We also may use third-party technology or widgets to monitor the activity on our website including collecting information on content or ads served, viewed or clicked on; the frequency and duration of your activities; as well as the sites or apps you used before accessing our website and where you went next; whether you engaged with specific content or ads; and whether you went on to visit an advertiser’s website, downloaded an advertiser’s app, purchased a product or service advertised, or took other actions.
Social Sharing Features
The Sites may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Sites with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Pollemix website access is not age restricted, however, we do not knowingly collect, use, or share information that could reasonably be used to identify children under age 13 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law. If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under the age of 13, please inform us by emailing [email protected]
How to access and correct your personal information
Ensuring your information is correct: We rely on the personal information that we receive to conduct our business. We take reasonable steps to make sure the personal information we collect, use and disclose about you is correct, complete and relevant for the purpose for which we collect it.
Providing you with access to your information: When you request information we hold about you, we will try to provide you with a way to access it. For example, we may make the information available at our offices, or we may post or email it to you. Subject to exceptions permitted by law, we will provide access within a reasonable time.
We may charge a fee to cover our costs of providing access, however we will not charge you a fee for making the request for access or for making any changes to your personal information. We may refuse to give you access to your personal information in line with the Privacy Act.
Correcting your information: If you believe that any personal information we hold about you is not correct, out-of-date, incomplete, or misleading, then you may ask us to correct it by sending an email to [email protected]
We will consider whether the information requires correction and notify you of our review.
Telling a third party about a correction: If we correct any personal information, you may ask us to notify a third party of that correction. We will take reasonable steps to do so.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law provides California residents with the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Pollemix provides California residents with a free method to opt out of having personal information shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and would like Pollemix to refrain from sharing such information, please send your opt-out request to [email protected] Please include “California Privacy Rights Request” as the email’s subject line. In your request, please include all personal information as used to set up your account on Pollemix.
Do Not Track Disclosure
Please note that our website does not support “Do Not Track” browser settings and do not currently participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal or non-personally identifiable information.
Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will make clear that changes have been made by indicating on the top of the Policy the date it was last updated. Unless otherwise stated in the amendment, the amended Policy will automatically be effective after it is posted on our website. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any Personal Information you provide will be used.
Questions or comments regarding your privacy or this Policy should be emailed to [email protected]
How to make a complaint
Contact us: If you believe that your privacy has been breached or you have a complaint about our handling of your personal information, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] We will investigate your complaint and provide you with a response.
Contact a dispute resolution provider: If you are not satisfied with our response, then you may lodge a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States (www.ftc.gov) or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (www.oaic.gov.au).