Responsibility

This Privacy Policy describes the way in which we collect, use and disclose personal data through this website. The following entity is responsible for the content and data stored on this website:

Metro Community Housing Cooperative Limited
Suite 208,
1 Erskineville Rd
(corner of Wilson St)
Newtown NSW 2042

Tel: 02 9565 4599
Fax: 02 9557 9308

Email: reception@metrohousing.org.au

This Privacy Policy does not address the collection, use or disclosure of information by any third parties, on other websites or offline. In such cases, please refer to the respective privacy policy of such third parties.

By providing your personal data, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. We may change the Privacy Policy at any time by publishing a new version on this website and, if necessary, by adding a note to the homepage. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Policy on this website. If you use the website after we have published the updated version, you will be deemed to have accepted the Privacy Policy.

Handling of Personal Data

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, Personal data means , unless superseded by local laws, detailed information regarding personal or material circumstances relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (for example, name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address, credit card number).

Usage Data

When you visit our websites, data is automatically transferred from your browser to our server, in order to offer you a better service with personalized information and to make it easier for you to use our website. This data is collected and processed by us or by external service providers on our behalf and includes, in particular, the following information:

Your IP address, browser type, the time spent on the website, pages you have visited and products you have viewed, preferred languages, as well as information that we have collected using cookies, pixel tags, web beacons and similar technologies.

Contact

If you contact us directly through our website, for example if you have a general inquiry, are interested in our products or services or have a question or comments relating to an order, we will require your personal data to process and answer your inquiry.

Third-Party Sites

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties. The inclusion of a link on the website does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or by our affiliates.

In some cases, we may permit you to use third-party payment services to make payments. If you wish to make a payment using a payment service, you will be directed to a webpage that is hosted by the payment service and not by us. Any information that you provide through this page will be subject to the applicable payment service’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any payment service’s use of information collected through any payment service page.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way.

We use “session cookies” which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and temporary/permanent cookies, which are stored on your computer or mobile end device for a longer period, until they expire, or are deleted. This helps us to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (for example by storing preference settings).

In general, the use of cookies is activated by your browser; however, you can turn off this function. If you do not want information to be collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the use of cookies or to delete them.

To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. If you choose to decline cookies, then some or all of the features, functionality and promotions available through the website may not be available to you.

We also gather statistical data about the usage of the website in order to continually improve its design and functionality, understand how customers use the website and to assist us with resolving questions regarding the website.

We use analytics cookies to show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the website, help us record any difficulties you have with the website, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the website, rather than the usage of a single person.

We also use analytics cookies to personalize your visit to this website and to memorize your preferences, such as language and region selection. This includes being able to recommend products and offers to you based on your previous usage of the website. Furthermore, these cookies enable us to identify which of our adverts are most likely to appeal to you and to display these while you are visiting the website. We can also use cookies in online advertising in order to track consumer reactions to our adverts, and can use cookies or other files to track your use of other websites.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by cookies is generally transferred to Google servers in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website, which means that Google anonymizes your IP address by abbreviating it. This abbreviation generally takes place within the European Economic Area (EEA). The full IP address is only transferred to Google servers in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.

Google will use this information to analyze your website activity and to draw up reports for us regarding general use of the website as well as to provide further services with regard to website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not integrated with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. If you do this, you may not be able to use all the functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to take place, you can deactivate this via the Ads Preferences Manager. To do this, click on the following link:
http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de

If you want to immediately opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, you can click here to disable them immediately. Opt-Out Now.

Security, Personal Information Access & Retention Period

We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal data under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

If you would like to opt out of receiving further electronic communication from this website, and/or wish to stop this website disclosing your personal data for marketing purposes, you can contact us to withdraw your consent.

If you would like to access, review, ask for a copy of the personal information we hold about you, update, delete or otherwise limit our use of your personal data, please contact us.

In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, what you are opting out of, whether you would like to have your personal data removed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your data.

We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy until all such purposes cease to exist, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. If you have given consent to receive email communication we will keep your personal data for two years from your last interaction with this website, unless a longer or shorter retention period is required by law, is necessary in the course of legal proceedings or is otherwise needed for a particular purpose under applicable law.

Responsible Party

If you have any questions or problems with the information supplied, please contact:

Metro Community Housing Cooperative Limited
Suite 208
1 Erskineville Rd
(corner of Wilson St)
Newtown NSW 2042

Tel: 02 9565 4599
Fax: 02 9557 9308

Email: reception@metrohousing.org.au