This statement has been produced in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner, Australia. For more information visit www.privacy.gov.au
Information we collect
Generally, when you visit S4S you can interact with our website anonymously. You do not have to tell us who you are or reveal any identifiable information to us. We will never know who you are unless you specifically agree to tell us.
You may visit the S4S website to check out our products and services. We may record non-personal information such as your server address, domain name, the date and time of your visit and the pages you viewed. This information is only used for statistical and website administration purposes, and is collected and analysed to provide us with a greater understanding of how you use our website. We will not associate that information with records containing your personal information unless you have consented to this.
If necessary we collect personal information on certain areas of our website, eg, if you register on a forum or subscribe to an email newsletter. The information collected may consist of a username or unique user ID and contact information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers. You may have the opportunity to make purchases on our website, in which case we would need to collect your order information, credit card details and delivery instructions in order to facilitate payment and shipment.
We may invite you to answer survey questions, and provide certain demographic information such as your age, sex, income bracket, country of access and location of connection (eg home or business). You should feel no obligation to participate in such surveys, your response is entirely voluntary.
If you subscribe to S4S, you may need to provide to us your e-mail address. Subscription receipts sent to S4S from PayPal may contain your name, address, email address and telephone number. This information is needed to verify your identity and bank/credit card authority, to contact you and to provide our services to you.
If you send us an email, or provide feedback to us, you are knowingly providing your personal information to us which we may collect.
If someone else wishes to use S4S to pay you or receive money from you, we will collect any personal information that they provide about you that is necessary for us to contact you and to perform our services. We will not make any other use of that information if you are not registered with S4S.
Information use and disclosure
We will not use or disclose (share, sell or divulge) any of your personal information to third parties unless we have informed you, have been authorised by you, or are required or authorised to do so by law.
The information we collect is used for our own analysis and is aimed at improving our products and services. We use personal information to fulfil your requests or orders for specific services or products. We may also use this information to perform other functions including, demographic analysis of site usage (eg who is visiting our website and what they are interested in), customising advertising and content seen by our users, and improving our marketing and promotional efforts.
We will provide your information to third parties only if
- You consent to this disclosure
- We are compelled or authorised to do so by law
- We reasonably believe there is a threat to someone’s life or health
- Our website or business is sold to, or merged with, another entity.
We may also use your personal information
- For purposes related to our research, planning, product development, security, testing and risk management
- For purposes connected with the operation, administration, development or enhancement of our services and the S4S website
- Where we suspect that fraud or unlawful activity has been, is being, or may be, engaged in.
S4S use several mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. S4S uses PayPal as the payment gateway for subscription payment processing and purchase of products.
All your transactions with PayPal are conducted in “secure sessions” using the financial industry’s Secure Socket Layer (SSL) standards with 128-bit encryption. You should check that your browser is compatible with SSL encryption. This is often indicated by a “closed lock” icon at the bottom of your screen.
Your username and password are essential for you to conduct a payment transaction. For your own protection, PayPal requires you to keep these confidential and encourage you to change your password regularly.
Please ensure you never provide your username and/or password to anyone in response to email requests. You will never be asked by S4S to disclose such information legitimately.
While we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once your personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Interstate and international data movement
At times, personal information collected from our website may be transferred between our offices or data storage facilities located in Australia or internationally. Our websites may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have specific laws regulating the collection, use and transfer of personally identifiable data. By using our website and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfers and hosting of such information.
Your participation on our website
Links to other websites
Our website provides links to other third party websites outside our network and immediate control. We do not accept any responsibility for their activities, and we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using their websites before disclosing any information to them.
Our policy on children’s privacy protection
We understand the importance of protecting the privacy of children, especially in an online environment. Our website is not intentionally designed for or directed at children, and we do not intentionally collect or maintain information about children.
How to contact us for more information
If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, please email us at