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Privacy Policy


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We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously".

This statement sets out Quartile Property Network’s policies relating to the collection and use of your personal information. It applies to your use of the Quartile Property Network web site ("QPN"). These policies are in addition to QPN’s general Terms of Use and should be read in conjunction with said Terms of Use.

1. Your personal information is important to us

QPN recognises that your privacy is very important and that you have a right to control your personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously. Unless you give us explicit consent to act otherwise, the following policy will govern how we handle your personal information and safeguard your privacy. QPN is committed to protecting your personal information and giving you choice in who can use your personal information and how it can be used. We believe that our privacy policy not only complies with relevant laws but represents industry best practice.

2. Collecting personal information about you

Whenever you visit our site, our servers automatically record information about your usage of the QPN web site, such as the time of the visit, its duration and the pages which you visit. This is intended to help us to understand what parts of our site our users enjoy the most. The information we collect about you remains anonymous, and we do not link it to any other personal information. Therefore if you have not identified yourself on the site you will remain anonymous. If you do not want us to retain any information at all, even in an anonymous form, you can use the Preferences on your browser program to remove all cookies and set the browser not to accept cookies in the future. If you log in to the QPN web site members area, we collect personal information about you in order to provide you with the full benefits of membership. When you first join the members area, we collect information from you directly and also from time to time thereafter if you provide us additional information. Any further collection of your personal information than that explained above will only occur with consent from you. We do not collect information about you from other organizations.

3. Preserving your privacy

QPN understands that even with our privacy policy, some people still will not feel comfortable disclosing their personal information in order to become a QPN member. So if you don't feel comfortable with disclosing your real identity, but you still want to take advantage of membership, you can join using a pseudonym.

4. Our use of cookies and applets

In order to improve the QPN web site, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.) While we use cookies to track your visit to the QPN web site and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided QPN with personal information.

5. Using and disclosing your personal information

QPN will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent, or access your communications on our websites, unless:

a) Required by law. 
b) We believe it necessary to provide you with a service which you have requested. 
c) To implement our terms of use. 
d) To protect the rights or property of QPN, any QPN subscriber or client, or any member of the public. 
e) To lessen a serious threat to a person's health or safety.

We will not give any of your personal information to advertisers or any other organisation without your express consent.  

6. "Spam" (promotional email)

We will not send you "spam" (advertising information) without first asking you whether you wish to have promotional information sent to you. If you are receiving promotional information and do not wish to receive this information any longer you may unsubscribe by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in the footer of the message.

Alternatively you may remove your name from our list by emailing us and asking to be removed from our mailing list. Please allow seven days for this request to be processed.


7. Storage and security of your personal information

QPN will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by QPN. However, QPN will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information. You can help to keep your personal information secure, by maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords used to access the QPN web site. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.  

8. Links to other websites

The Quartile Property Network ("QPN) web site may contain links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of QPN and QPN is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. QPN is providing these links only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by QPN.

9. If you have a problem or question

If you have any further queries relating to our privacy policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact us via email at info@quartile.com.au.

10. Future changes

Our commitment to make QPN web site an invaluable resource means we are constantly adding new features. Because of this, from time to time, our policies will be reviewed and may be revised. QPN reserves the right to change its privacy policy at any time and notify you by posting an updated version of the policy on its website.

11. Further information on privacy

For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Privacy Commissioner's website.