HomeLink International Australia (referred to as "HomeLink Australia") is a licensed affiliate of HomeLink International Associates (referred to as "HLIA"), an association registered in Brussels, Belgium.
Collection of Personal Information
HomeLink Australia collects personal information from members who register with HomeLink Australia to exchange their homes with other members of HomeLink International Association ("HLIA"). This information is then published in a directory ("Directory") along with a brief description of the home offered for exchange which is written/approved by the member. In registering with HomeLink Australia members acknowledge that their personal information will be published in both printed and electronic versions of the Directory. HomeLink Australia also collects personal information of members requesting a directory from it for the purpose of finding home exchange listings and in order for HomeLink Australia to be able to respond to a request for information or feedback given by members or visitors to the Site.
If you choose not to provide HomeLink Australia with your personal information, it may be unable to provide you with its services or respond to a request for information or feedback given by you. Examples of personal information HomeLink Australia collects include but are not limited to: name, address, email address, phone and fax numbers and credit card details.
HomeLink Australia only collects personal information by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.
HomeLink Australia only collects personal information directly from an individual and makes known the purpose for which personal information is being collected at the time it is being collected.
Particular areas of our web site employ the use of temporary cookies. For example, HLIA uses temporary cookies to maintain a user's state - such as logged in or not logged in. The concept is similar to visiting a theme park and receiving a hand stamp which allows entrance and exit throughout the day. Temporary cookies do not actually write anything to your hard drive.
The "Help" function on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of HomeLink's best features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Use and Disclosure
As a general rule, HomeLink Australia will not use personal information for a purpose other than the primary purpose for which it is collected unless HomeLink Australia has obtained your consent to such use.
HomeLink Australia will not disclose your personal information to any third parties except to the following:
? HLIA Affiliates and members, including in other countries;
for the purpose of facilitating home exchanges between members of HLIA and you consent to such disclosure.
Your personal information may also be available for public viewing by visitors in a "Visitors" area of the Site. However, your contact details will not be on public display and are only available for viewing by other members in a secure "members only" area of the Site.
You also consent to HomeLink Australia using your personal information for the purposes of:
(a) providing you with its services;
(b) responding to a request for information and/or feedback by you; and
(c) marketing and promoting its services and providing you with any information HomeLink Australia considers may be of interest to you;
at any time, including changes to its services and the Site.
If you do not wish to receive future marketing or promotional material from HomeLink Australia, you may contact it at any time by sending an email to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that no further material be sent to you. HomeLink Australia will as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving your request, remove your contact details from its database.
Once your personal information is collected, HomeLink Australia then uploads that information to a central HLIA database which is maintained by HLIA.
HomeLink Australia will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information that it holds about a member is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Where a member registers with HomeLink Australia, it will provide a proof copy of their advertisement, upon request, at any time during the registration period and/or where a change is made. Changes are made only at the request of the member. It is the member's responsibility to ensure that the proof sent to them is accurate and in keeping with that information which they are satisfied will be disclosed to other HLIA affiliates and members.
You acknowledge that no data transmission over the Internet is totally secure. Accordingly, HomeLink Australia does not warrant the security of any information which you transmit to it. Any information which you transmit to HomeLink Australia is transmitted at your own risk. However, once HomeLink Australia receives your transmission, HomeLink Australia will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss or unauthorised access which may include but is not limited to any one or more of the following measures: secure network links, firewalls, password protection and virus protection.
All your personal data submitted through HomeLink Australia's secure online forms is transferred over the Internet using industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This means that all data is encrypted and sent using a secure port. All transmissions are sent using industry-standard 128-bit encryption technology. Encryption means that your personal data is scrambled using an algorithmic key before it is sent over the Internet, so that it can be read only by the intended recipient.
Ways that you can check that protection measures are in place before you submit your personal information on the Internet:
Tip 1: You can check to make sure that your browser supports 128-bit encryption technology. If you are using Internet Explorer, click on ?Help? then ?About Internet Explorer? to make sure that the ?Cipher strength? of your browser is 128-bit.
Tip 2: You can always double-check to make sure that your data is being encrypted and sent in a secure mode:
1. The web address (URL) will change from http:// to https://
2. You will see a small lock icon in the lower right-hand corner of your Internet Explorer browser, or an unbroken key icon in the lower left-hand corner of your Netscape Navigator browser.
On request by you, HomeLink Australia will make known to you the types of personal information it holds about you, the purpose for which it is held and how it collects, holds and uses that information.
On request by you, HomeLink Australia will provide you with access to your personal information except where access may be denied under applicable privacy legislation.
Correction of your personal information
If you believe that the personal information HomeLink Australia holds about you is inaccurate, incomplete or not current, please let it know and it will correct it.
If you have any queries or complaints relating to the handling of your personal information, please Contact Us