Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

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SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at darren.finocchio@vaf.com.au or mailing us at:
VAF Research
52 North Terrace Kent Town South Australia AU 5067

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - SHOPIFY

Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 6 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 7 - COOKIES

Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.


SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at darren.finocchio@vaf.com.au or by mail at
VAF Research
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
52 North Terrace Kent Town South Australia AU 5067
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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

This website is owned and operated by VAF Research (ABN 55 109 262 964) under the domain name vaf.com.au (VAF Website). The information, graphics, text and other materials (Content) on the VAF Website is governed by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy available at http://vaf.com.au/privacy/. By using this Website you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. In addition to the Terms of Use contained in this document, other terms of use or conditions may apply to products and services offered via this Website, as separately notified to you. 

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS

Copyright in the Content on the VAF Website is owned or licensed by VAF Research. Except where necessary for and incidental to viewing the Content on the VAF Website via your web browser, or as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 or other applicable laws, no Content on the VAF Website may be reproduced, stored in an electronic or other retrieval system, adapted, uploaded to a third party location, framed, performed in public or transmitted in any form by any process whatsoever without our specific written consent. 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The VAF Website may contain links to websites which are owned and operated by third parties independent of us (Third Party Websites). We do not sponsor, endorse or approve of the operators of Third Party Websites or the information, graphics and material which may be found at Third Party Websites (Third Party Material). Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, we make no warranties or representations:

We are not authorising the reproduction of Third Party Material by linking material on this Website to Third Party Material. All offers to sell and statements relating to goods and services available on Third Party Websites are the responsibility of and given by the Third Party Website operators. Insofar as such offers and statements are made on the VAF Website, such offers and statements are made by us on behalf of the Third Party Website operators. We expressly disclaim acting in any other respect on behalf of Third Party Website operators. 

ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND OTHER FEATURES

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

INDEMNITY

You indemnify us in respect of any liability incurred by us for any loss or damage, howsoever caused, suffered by us as a result of your breach of these VAF Website Terms of Use, or your use of the VAF Website. 

ACCEPTANCE AND CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE

You acknowledge and accept that your use of the VAF Website indicates your acceptance of these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. These are the current Terms of Use. They replace any other terms of use for the VAF Website published on the VAF Website to date. VAF Research may at any time vary the Terms of Use by publishing the varied Terms of Use on the VAF Website. VAF Research is under no obligation to specifically notify you of any variation to these Terms of Use. You accept that by doing this, VAF Research has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation. By your use of the VAF Website after any variation, you are taken to have accepted the new Terms of Use. 

GENERAL

The law applicable to VAF Research and the VAF Website and to disputes arising out of VAF Research and the VAF Website is the law of the State of Victoria, Australia. Should any clause or part thereof of these Terms of Use be found to be void, unenforceable or invalid, then it is severed from this agreement, leaving the remainder in full force and effect, provided that the severance has not altered the basic nature of this agreement. 

LINKING TO VAF.COM.AU

We encourage linking to the VAF website. Please contact VAF Research if you would like to link to any part of the VAF Website.