Collection. Information posted on SydneyStudentAccommodation is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws applicable to the Australia but SydneyStudentAccommodation will hold and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers in the Netherlands, United States and China.
We collect and store the following personal information:
email address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information;
computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from SydneyStudentAccommodation and ad data (all through cookies – you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.
We use users’ personal information to:
provide our services
resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
encourage safe trading and enforce our policies;
customise users’ experiences, measure interest in our services, improve our services and inform users about services and updates;
communicate and customise marketing and promotional offers to you according to your preferences;
do other things for users as described when we collect the information.
Disclosure. We don’t sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other’s rights, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety (for example, if you submit false contact details or impersonate another person, we may pass your personal information to any aggrieved third party, their agent or to any law enforcement agency). We may also share personal information with:
Members of the eBay Inc. corporate family — like eBay or PayPal— to provide joint content and services (like registration, transactions and
customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products,
services and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications only if you’ve requested their services
service providers who help with our business operations.
Disclosure refers to making Your Data available to any party other than SydneyStudentAccommodation and You. The term disclosure may include many different conditions of data transfer, including selling, renting, trading, sharing and giving.
SydneyStudentAccommodation under takes to disclose Your Data only under the following circumstances:
in the course of business being conducted between You and SydneyStudentAccommodation, where disclosure is necessary to a
contractor, such as a transport company. Where Your Data is disclosed in this way, SydneyStudentAccommodation under takes to exercise
control over SydneyStudentAccommodation contractors to ensure that their actions are compliant with these Terms;
in other circumstances that are directly implied by the purpose agreed between You and SydneyStudentAccommodation at the time of data
collection or subsequently. Where Your Data is disclosed in this way, SydneyStudentAccommodation under takes to exercise control over
SydneyStudentAccommodation contractors to ensure that their actions are compliant with these Terms;
with your consent, or at your request;
where required by law, such as a provision of a statute, or a court order such as a search warrant or subpoena. In these circumstances,
SydneyStudentAccommodation will take any reasonable steps available to it to communicate to You that the disclosure has occurred,
unless it is precluded from doing so by law;
where permitted by law (e.g. the reporting of suspected breach of the criminal law to a law enforcement agency; and in an emergency,
where SydneyStudentAccommodation believes on reasonable grounds that the disclosure of YourData will materially assist in
the protection of the life of health of some person), provided that SydneyStudentAccommodation will apply due diligence to ensure that
the exercise of the permission is justifiable.
In all cases, SydneyStudentAccommodation undertakes to disclose only such of Your Data as is necessary in the particular circumstances.
Cookies. We or our service providers may place “cookies” (a “cookie” is a small files placed on the hard drive of your computer) and “web beacons” (a “web beacon” is an electronic image, called a single-pixel or clear GIF placed in the web page code) on your computer when you visit portions of SydneyStudentAccommodation. Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session, for example, when you close your browser. We may use permanent or session cookies to help analyse our web page flow; customise our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. You can block our cookies by changing the settings on your browser (Find out more about Accepting and Deleting Cookies (hyperlink), but doing so may prevent us from delivering certain services to you.
Data Retention and Destruction
Subject to the qualifications immediately below, SydneyStudentAccommodationundertakes:
to retain Your Data only as long as is consistent with its purpose; and
to destroy Your Data when its purpose has expired, and to do so in such a manner that Your Data is not subsequently capable of being
This undertaking is qualified as follows:
Your Data may be retained in SydneyStudentAccommodation logs, backups and audit trails within short-term retention cycles that are
devised to protect the company’s operations. In such cases, Your Data will be destroyed in accordance with those cycles;
Your Data may be retained beyond the expiry of its purpose if that is required by law, such as a provision of a statute, or a court order
such as a search warrant or sub poena, or a warning by a law enforcement agency that delivery of a court order is imminent. In these
circumstances, SydneyStudentAccommodation :
will take any reasonable steps available to it to communicate to You that Your Data is being retained, unless it is precluded from doing so by law; and
will only retain Your Data while that provision is current, and will then destroy Your Data;
Your Data may be retained beyond the expiry of its purpose if it is authorised by law (in particular to protect SydneyStudentAccommodation interests, e.g. if it believes on reasonable grounds that You have failed to fulfil your undertakings to SydneyStudentAccommodation or have committed a breach of the criminal law). In these circumstances, SydneyStudentAccommodation will only retain Your Data while that situation is current, and will then destroy Your Data
Using Information from SydneyStudentAccommodation. You may use personal information gathered from SydneyStudentAccommodation only to follow up with another user about a specific posting, not to send spam or collect personal information from someone who hasn’t agreed to that.
Communications and email tools.
You agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you don’t wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following the directions provided with the communication.
Access by You to Your Personal Data
SydneyStudentAccommodationunder takes to provide you with access to Your Data, subject to only such conditions and processes as are reasonable in the circumstances. In particular, SydneyStudentAccommodation undertakes to enable access:
without unreasonable delay; and
SydneyStudentAccommodationunder takes to establish and operate identity authentication protections for access to Your Data that are appropriate to its sensitivity, but practical. This may involve some inconvenience; for example, relatively straightforward procedures may be involved in order to provide you with access through a channel that you have previously registered with SydneyStudentAccommodation(such as a particular email-address), but may impose more onerous procedures if you wish to use some other channel.
In the event that you dispute some aspect of Your Data, SydneyStudentAccommodation undertakes to take reasonable steps in relation to the amendment, supplementation or deletion of Your Data.
not to seek access for frivolous purposes, or unreasonably frequently;
to accept that deletion of some data may not be consistent with the provision of particular services by SydneyStudentAccommodation to you.
Access, Modification, and Deletion.
You can see, modify or erase your personal information by reviewing your posting or account status page. Contact us here to review any personal information we store that is not available on SydneyStudentAccommodation. There may be a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. We delete personal information when we no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. We retain personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back.
Information about Data-Handling Practices
SydneyStudentAccommodation undertakes to make information available to you about the manner in which SydneyStudentAccommodation handles your data:
in general terms, in a readily accessible manner; and
in more specific terms, on request.
Where Your Data is disclosed to a contractor, SydneyStudentAccommodation undertakes to make information available to you on request about the manner in which SydneyStudentAccommodation contractors handle your data.
SydneyStudentAccommodation undertakes to ensure that the information provided is meaningful, and addresses your concerns.
not to seek such information for frivolous purposes, or unreasonably frequently; and to
accept that the disclosure of excessive detail may harm the security of Your Data and SydneyStudentAccommodation business processes,
and may harm SydneyStudentAccommodation commercial interests
Handling of Enquiries, General Concerns and Complaints
If you have enquiries, general concerns, or complaints about these Terms, or about SydneyStudentAccommodation behaviour in relation to these Terms, you undertake:
to communicate them in the first instance:
in sufficient detail;
through a channel made available by SydneyStudentAccommodationfor that purpose;
to provide one or more channels for communications to SydneyStudentAccommodation, which are convenient to users;
to promptly provide acknowledgement of the receipt of communications, including the provision of a copy of the communication, the date and time it was registered, and SydneyStudentAccommodation reference-code for the communication;
to promptly provide a response to the communication, in an appropriate and meaningful manner.
You further undertake to not pursue SydneyStudentAccommodation through any Regulator or the media:
until and unless SydneyStudentAccommodationhas had a reasonable opportunity to respond to the initial communication; and while
SydneyStudentAccommodation and you remain are conducting a meaningful dialogue about the enquiriy
We use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing’s perfect, so we make no guarantees.
SydneyStudentAccommodation declares that its undertakings in these Terms are intended to create legal obligations, and that those obligations are intended to be enforceable under appropriate laws in appropriate jurisdictions. These include laws relating to data protection, privacy, fair trading, corporations and criminal laws.
You undertake to seek enforcement only in a jurisdiction that is relevant to the transactions that have taken place between You and
SydneyStudentAccommodation, in particular the jurisdiction in which you live or in which you performed the relevant acts, and the jurisdiction in which SydneyStudentAccommodationis domiciled or performed the relevant acts.
If you wish to discover the relevant laws in any particular jurisdiction, SydneyStudentAccommodation draws your attention to the following
WorldLII Privacy Links
Compilation of [U.S.] State and Federal Privacy Laws, Privacy Journal,
Privacy Law Sourcebook 2004, EPIC, Washington DC
the Australian Privacy Foundation’s pages:
International Instruments Relating to Privacy Law
Privacy Laws of Countries of the World
Privacy Laws of the Commonwealth of Australia
Privacy Laws of the States and Territories of Australia
General. We may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next post or 30 days after we post the updated policy on the site, whichever is sooner. If we or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us here.
Changes to These Privacy Undertakings
not to materially change these Terms in a manner that reduces the protections for Your Data;
to take all possible steps to prevent any company that acquires this company or any of its relevant assets from materially changing the Terms applicable to Your Data in a manner that reduces the protections for Your Data;
where it is considering making changes to these Terms, or creating more specific Terms relating to specific services, to consult with appropriate representative and advocacy organisations;
where it makes changes to these Terms, to ensure that the differences between successive versions are readily accessible;
to maintain all prior versions of these Terms in such a manner that they are dated, and readily accessible.
Your Data means data that is capable of being associated with you, whether or not it includes an explicit identifier such as your name or customer number. In particular, it encompasses all data that SydneyStudentAccommodationis capable of correlating with you, using such means as server-logs and cookie- contents.
Your Data does not refer to data that can no longer be associated with you. This includes aggregated data that does not and cannot identify the
individuals whose data are included in the aggregation.
Consent means your concurrence with an action to be taken by SydneyStudentAccommodation . Consent may be express or implicit, but in
either case must be informed and freely-given.