Protecting all our members privacy
Although our ability to provide service requires that we collect personal information about our customers, we take measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information.
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of "customer identifiable" information that an individual or other customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, "customer identifiable" information is information which can be associated with a specific individual or entity, including, for example, a customer's name, address, or telephone number, e-mail address, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them.
We respect your privacy. We are not involved in the selling, trading or alternative unauthorised use of personal information. We promise that we will not pass on any of your personal details to any other another organisations. By providing us with your information and visiting this web site, you accept
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
Raising Them does collect information about you at different times. Instances include:
Mandatory personal information needed for us to provide a service to you
To first join Raising Them, information such as your name, contact details, age and gender are requested.
We will not disclose this personal information unless we have received your express consent to do so.
We also may disclose this information to our subsidiary and parent companies
and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom
we are under common corporate control. However, all of these parent,
subsidiary and affiliated legal entities and businesses that receive your
personal information from us will comply with the terms of this privacy
policy with respect to their use and disclosure of such personal
information. We may also disclose this information if we believe it is
required by law - that is, to answer a subpoena, warrant or in response to
other legal processes. All of your information may be transferred to and
maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state,
province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside,
and the countries in which these computer networks are located may not have
privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country.
Non-personally identifiable (specific or aggregated) information, to improve our services
Apart from this mandatory information we need to provide our service to you, there may be data (that does not personally identify you) collected to monitor and improve Raising Them service and performance.
For example, when you visit a web page the URL requested is automatically recorded, as is the time and date requested, and the browser software being used.
Specific or aggregate information may be collected to help maintain accurate accounts, assist in marketing our products and services and to help make our web site useful to you.
For example, our server recognises your domain name and the pages that you visit.
This data is gathered in an aggregate manner for quality control and improvement of our sites.
From time to time, Raising Them may provide aggregated statistical information about sales, browsing patterns and navigation techniques to reputable third parties.
This is not personally identifiable information, and assists Raising Them to improve products and services offered.
Personal information voluntarily provided by you - for Raising Them surveys, newsletters, and in conjunction with third party offers
We collect information that you volunteer to us on surveys, contests and on registration pages and use the information collected only to improve your Raising Them online experience.
These surveys are strictly confidential.
We do not reveal, disclose, sell, distribute, rent, license, share or pass on to any third parties your personal information without your consent.
From time to time Raising Them may form relationships with other organisations to bring you special offers, competitions and subscriptions.
The terms and conditions of the offer should also be clearly stated.
Please read this information carefully, and understand that it is your own choice should you choose to disclose your personally identifiable information to the third party.
The information that you offer to the third party is voluntary.
Raising Them enters into third party business relationships with care, and will not share, disclose or sell any personally identifiable information collected at our site with third party companies or organisations without these conditions being met.
Contacting you by e-mail
We may use your e-mail address for any purpose for which you provided it.
We may also use it to respond to feedback given about our Site or Services, to provide you with any information you request, to confirm receipt of e-mails you have sent to us or if we need to contact you for any reason.
Create a profile
We only record and publish (post) information that you provide directly to us as part of the Raising Them service.
All information you provide when posting a personal profile will be accessible by anyone accessing the Internet.
All areas relating to what information is publicly viewable will be clearly stated on our site.
You have the option at any time to remove this information from the site.
At no time will any personal contact information be disclosed to any member or persons.
Please note that any person who is a user of our Site may access, download and print any information you provide.
We are not responsible for the use or disclosure by others of the information you provide to our Site.
When do we collect personal information?
Generally, we only collect personal information about you in the following situations:
- you register as a Site user;
- you send us an e-mail;
- you post a profile;
- you use our e-commerce Services.
To whom, and for what purposes, will we disclose information we collect from you?
We will not disclose any personal information we collect from you without your consent. By using our Profile Service, you consent to the disclosure of any personal information you provide while participating in any of this services to any other person participating in this service.
How do we protect your personal information?
High technology is used to ensure your sensitive information is secure and is protected from unauthorised access or improper use. Your personal password is confidential and is encrypted to ensure its secrecy. With your password, you are able to edit your personal details via the Member Services pages.
Particularly sensitive information such as your credit card number is not stored in a server that is connected to the Internet. All transmission of data for the purposes of billing and collections is done via encrypted transmission between Raising Them and the bank.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) or "spam"
Spam is the Internet term for marketing or commercial e-mail you receive for which you did not ask. Raising Them does not and has never supported or condoned this practice.
Marketing mail from Raising Them will generally be "opt-in" / "opt-out". This means that you should not receive any commercial or marketing e-mail from us unless you have requested it, that is, you have opted in. When you opt in, every piece of commercial e-mail will contain an opt-out option, or unsubscribe function. You can send us a message telling us you would prefer not to receive the mail again and we will respect your wishes.
We may also send you an e-mail providing general information about Services we provide or about goods or services that are available to you from other persons. Each time we do that, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out or unsubscribe should you choose not to receive further e-mails of that type.
Use of the Site/Services
A person must be over the age of 18 to join Raising Them. We do not market to children or knowingly collect personal information about children without parental consent.
Pointers to protect your privacy
- Always close your browser and log out once you have finished surfing the net to prevent other people gaining access to your information and correspondence.
- Raising Them has no control over other web sites we may link to, and we take no responsibility for the conduct of these companies. Always read the Terms and Conditions when using other web sites.
- Keep your passwords and your member details secret. If unauthorised access of your account occurs please inform us immediately. Frequently change your password.
- Posting of personal contact information is prohibited on Raising Them site. We take no responsibility for any personal contact information disclosed to other members in our network. Personal information includes information such as full names, telephone numbers and home addresses. Beware - if you voluntarily disclose personal information it may be collected and used by others. Take precaution!
- Be careful if you arrange to meet someone you have met online. Remember that people who engage in online communication may not be who they seem. If you do arrange to meet someone, make sure you meet them during the day or in a crowded place; tell a close friend or family member if you arrange to meet someone you have met online. Make sure you tell them where you are going and what time you expect to return.
When and what type of information do we disclose?
From time to time, we may provide statistical information about sales, trading patterns and navigation techniques to reputable third parties. This will simply comprise data collected about our clients, members of Raising Them and other users to form aggregate results. It will not include any direct personal information that identifies our database members or our clients.
We use a feature of your browser called "a cookie" to assign a user ID. Cookies identify your computer to our servers when you visit our Site and extend the functionality of the service offered in an area of our Site. You must have Cookies enabled on your web browser to use the Raising Them web site.
To use the certain areas of our site, you must agree and be bound by our Member Agreement. Our Member Agreement sets out the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to its subject matter.
Additional Privacy Protections for Children Using the Internet
Raising Them joins the industry in recognizing that children, including young teens, may not be able to make informed choices about personal information requested online.
Accordingly, Raising Them does not target children or teenagers (younger than eighteen years of age) for collection of information online. Raising Them does not solicit or collect customer identifiable information targeted at children and teenagers under eighteen and does not allow anyone else to do so on a Raising Them Affiliate Web Site.