Privacy Policy

www.TheBalancedChild.com.au

Online Privacy Policy 

This site is owned and operated by TheBalancedChild. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us, and we want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

You can reach us at:
• Email: info@TheBalancedChild.com.au
• Phone: +61 (0)439 445 855
• Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
• For the privacy of our own children we have not published our address details here, but would be happy to send you our details on request.

A Special Note for Parents

All our marketing efforts, including TheBalancedChild.com.au website conform to the requirements & guidelines of effective online privacy. While we make every effort to make yours or your child’s visit safe and enjoyable, we encourage parents to monitor your children’s online use, and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.

We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18, and we do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to use our facilities. 

Information We Gather

Because TheBalancedChild.com.au gathers certain types of information about our users and visitors, we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Under no circumstances do we divulge any information about an individual user to a third party unless mandated by law.

TheBalancedChild.com.au gathers two types of information about users:

  1. Optional Voluntary Information

Information that users provide through optional voluntary submissions: these are voluntary submissions such as your name or email address that you provide when placing an order, making an enquiry or opting to be included in our mailing list.

When contact information has been provided by a visitor who is 18 or older and who has indicated that he/she would like to receive communications from us, we will send periodic notices to them, usually in the form of an email. These notices will announce website upgrades, new product information, promotions and other similar updates that may be of interest to the visitor. TheBalancedChild.com.au mailers and other notices will also tell visitors how to “opt-out” so that they can stop the notices at any time.

  1. Other Information We Collect

Information we gather on user traffic patterns through aggregated tracking, derived mainly by analysing page views throughout our site: this information allows us to better tailor our content to users’ needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.

Usage Tracking

We track and catalogue the search terms that users enter through our advertising services of third party providers such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN, but this tracking is not associated with individual users. TheBalancedChild.com.au uses tracking information to determine which areas of our sites our users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas.

Cookies

TheBalancedChild.com.au uses “cookie” technology, where we may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We use cookies to track user traffic patterns as described above. Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates. Cookies may also be delivered by our PayPal payment system, to simplify your secure payments when you use them.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys. Furthermore, you can always clear your system of cookies by clearing your internet cache.

Use of Information

Information gathered online is used by us for internal marketing analysis and to improve our products, services and website.

TheBalancedChild.com.au uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our site, whether to provide interactive or personalised elements on the sits or to better prepare future content based on the needs and interests of our users.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms as one of many measures of what interests our users, as well as to identify and refine our marketing methods.

Sharing of the Information

We use the information described above to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience demographics. This is essential to keeping our service appealing and to bring repeat custom to us. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Security

All payment procedures of TheBalancedChild.com.au operate on secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Although we have established and maintain commercially reasonable security procedures to protect your personal information, ‘perfect security’ does not exist on the Internet. Furthermore, due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, TheBalancedChild.com.au cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or statutory organisations under certain circumstances although we expect these to be in the extreme. Alternatively third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, in the unlikely event we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, we can (and you authorise us to do so) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.

No Spyware / Adware

TheBalancedChild.com.au has a strict policy against spyware and adware, and have taken commercially reasonable precautions to protect us and our users from such unwanted prying activities.

Spyware is defined as “software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their consent, or asserts control over a computer without the consumer’s knowledge.”

There are basically 3 major types of spyware and TheBalancedChild.com.au has a strict policy against them all:

  • Adware collects information about your web browsing habits in order to display strategic ads on your web browser, or embeds ads directly into your existing software without your permission.
  • Key Loggers trap keystrokes to capture information such as user names, passwords, and critical financial information like credit-card numbers.
  • Trojan horses are destructive programs that masquerade as helpful ones on your computer. Once a trojan horse is allowed into your system, it can maliciously harm your system. An example would be a program that pops up countless ads claiming to help you get rid of pop-ups and computer viruses.

We maintain a strict policy against all types of spyware including these 3 major types, and strictly enforces this policy on our users as well.

Opt-out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical, including opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of the above information by TheBalancedChild.com.au. If we change our privacy policy at any time, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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