Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Security and Privacy Statement applies to this web site  which is operated by Lateral Systems Pty Ltd (ABN 23 067 830 095) ("Lateral Systems") under the domain name "www.lateralsystems.com.au" ("Lateral Systems web site"). The Lateral Systems web site is operated on behalf of Lateral Systems and its related bodies corporate (together called the "Lateral Systems Group"). The information described in this Security and Privacy Statement may be shared between members of the Lateral Systems Group.

This Security and Privacy Statement may also apply to services offered by Lateral Systems on web sites hosted by third parties. If so, express reference to this Security and Privacy Statement will be made on those web sites.

Lateral Systems understands and appreciates that you, as a Lateral Systems web site visitor, are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may gain about you online. Lateral Systems is committed to protecting your privacy. This Lateral Systems Security and Privacy Statement explains how your personal information will be treated as you access and interact with the Lateral Systems web site.

As the Lateral Systems web site develops and as technology evolves, Lateral Systems will continue to strive to provide you with better and more customised services and with a more effective web site. Lateral Systems encourages you to review the Security and Privacy Statement periodically because the Security and Privacy Statement may change from time to time.

In addition to the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement, there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions which apply to certain sections of the Lateral Systems web site. Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, you should review them wherever they are accessible by you on the Lateral Systems web site. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.

Security of Information

Lateral Systems takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of cookie and personal information in accordance with the Lateral Systems web site Terms of Use and this Security and Privacy Statement. If your browser is suitably configured, it will advise you whether the information you are sending us will be secure (encrypted) or not secure (unencrypted). If secure transmission is indicated, Lateral Systems currently uses 128 bit SSL encryption.

Lateral Systems regularly reviews developments in security and encryption technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although Lateral Systems strives to protect such information, Lateral Systems cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information in our own systems.

Information Collected

The information that we will collect about you will depend on how you use the facilities offered by the Lateral Systems web site.

If you visit an unsecured area of the Lateral Systems web site (that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read, browse or download information, our system will record the date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information downloaded. However, our systems will not record any personally identifiable information.

If you decide to complete an online signup form, the information that you enter into the online form will only be collected by us if you submit your online signup. If at any stage you cancel your signup or log out prior to submitting your signup, the information you have entered up to that point will be automatically deleted.

The Lateral Systems web site also contains links to the web sites of third party providers of goods and services ("Third Party web sites"). If you have accessed Third Party web sites through the Lateral Systems web site and if those third parties collect information about you, Lateral Systems may also collect or have access to that information as part of our arrangements with those third parties.

Where you access a Third Party web site from the Lateral Systems web site, cookie information, information about your preferences or other information you have provided about yourself may be shared between us and the third party. You cannot usually be identified from the information that is shared; if you can be identified from this information, we will seek your consent before sharing such information.

Third Party web sites should contain their own privacy statements and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.

Advertising

Lateral Systems uses the following companies to deliver its online advertising where Lateral Systems banner advertisements are placed on Third Party web sites:

  • DoubleClick International Asia BV

When you view a Lateral Systems advertisement on a Third Party web site, the Advertising Companies use "cookies" to collect information such as:

  • The server your computer is logged onto
  • Your browser type
  • The date and time of your visit

When you access the Lateral Systems web site after viewing a Lateral Systems advertisement on a Third Party web site, the Advertising Companies collect information on how you utilise the Lateral Systems web site (eg. which pages you view) and whether you complete an online application.

The Advertising Companies use that information to perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behaviour, but those analyses are not based on personal information. Lateral Systems uses those analyses to measure advertising effectiveness and relative consumer interest in the various areas of the Lateral Systems web site. If any personal information is incorporated in information that the Advertising Companies automatically collect, these Companies are required under their arrangements with Lateral Systems to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of that personal information.

We may disclose the information collected by an Advertising Company, in an aggregate form only, to third parties including advertisers or potential advertisers.

You can opt-out of DoubleClick cookies by following the instructions here. This opt-out is applicable to DoubleClick tracking your current browser throughout DoubleClicks network of websites, including the Lateral Systems web site.

Cookies

We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with better and more customised service and with a more effective web site.

A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our webpage servers. Cookies are frequently used on web sites and you can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your preferences and options in your browser.

Lateral Systems uses cookies for two different purposes. We allocate a cookie to each Internet browser that visits the Lateral Systems web site. This cookie does not allow us to collect personally identifiable information about you. We use this cookie:

  • To allocate a Lateral Systems identification number to your Internet browser (but we cannot identify you from this number)
  • To determine if you have previously visited the Lateral Systems web site
  • To identify pages you have accessed and Third Party web sites you have accessed
  • For security purposes

Most of the Lateral Systems web site operates by using this type of cookie.

Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of the Lateral Systems web site, it is required that you accept cookies.

Lateral Systems also uses cookies for secure services (that is, an area where you are required to log on) on the Lateral Systems web site. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including for security and personalisation reasons. If your browser is configured to reject all cookies you will be unable to use secure services on the Lateral Systems web site that require cookies in order to participate. Those services include (but are not limited to):

  • Lateral Systems Signup
  • Control Panel
  • Webmail

You may still be able to use some information-only pages even if you do not accept cookies.

How we Handle E-mail

We will preserve the content of any e-mail that you send us, if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your e-mail message content may be monitored by our employees for security issues including where e-mail abuse is suspected; our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We will only use or disclose personal information or information generated by cookies in accordance with the Lateral Systems Privacy Policy, specific and additional provisions relating to privacy which apply to certain areas of the Lateral Systems web site and as otherwise set out in this Security and Privacy Statement.

Acceptance and Changes to Security and Privacy Statement

You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Lateral Systems web site indicates your acceptance of the Lateral Systems web site Terms of Use and the Security and Privacy Statement.

This is the current Security and Privacy Statement. It replaces any other Security and Privacy Statement for the Lateral Systems web site published on the Lateral Systems web site to date. Lateral Systems may at any time vary the Security and Privacy Statement by publishing the varied Security and Privacy Statement on the Lateral Systems web site. You accept that by doing this, Lateral Systems has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation.

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Unit 10, 21 Sydney Road, Manly, NSW 2095
Phone: +61 2 8437 3564
Email: info@lateralsystems.com.au
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Established in 2000, Lateral Systems® Pty Ltd is an Australian internet technology company providing professional web services and application development.