Privacy Policy

NSW Harness Racing Club (Trading As Club Menangle) Privacy Policy

(1) Introduction

This site is owned and operated by the New South Wales Harness Racing Club Limited Trading As Club Menangle. Your privacy on the Internet and social media sites is of the utmost important to us. At Club Menangle, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it and the terms and conditions of use while visiting our website and social media platforms.

(2) Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

(3) Licence to use website

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website or social media platforms for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below.

You must not:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
(b) sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material on the website;
(c) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
(d) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
(e) redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution (such as our newsletter).

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your business.

(4) Limitations of liability

The information on this website and social media platforms is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and social media platforms and the information contained.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website and social media platforms is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website or social media platforms remain available or that the material on the website or social media platforms is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).

Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising under these terms and conditions or in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing exclusion, we will not be liable for any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings arising under terms and conditions or in connection with our website or social media platforms, whether direct or indirect, and whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise.

However, nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

(5) Bulletin board / chat room / comments

You must not use our website or social media platforms in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website.

You must not use our website or social media platforms in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website or social media platforms for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

You must not use our website or social media platforms to copy, publish or send mass mailings or spam.

You must not use our website or social media platforms to copy, publish or send material which is illegal or unlawful, or material which could give rise to legal action under Australian and other applicable law. All material you copy, publish or send via our website must not be defamatory, obscene, indecent, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; such material must not infringe any person’s intellectual property rights or rights of confidence, impinge upon any person’s privacy, or constitute incitement to commit a crime; further, material must not be misleading, deceptive, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing or menacing.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material posted upon our website or social media platforms.

We may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the posting of unsuitable material, including suspending or cancelling your account, restricting your access to our website or social media platforms, or commencing legal proceedings against you.

In respect of all material that you post on our website or social media platforms, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material in any media, together with the right to sub-licence such rights.

(6) Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(7) Usage Tracking

Club Menangle or our IT Provider tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Club Menangle does breakdown overall usage statistics according to a users:

• domain name;
• browser type;
• MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser);
• address of your server;
• date and time of your visit to the site;
• pages accessed and documents downloaded;
• previous site visited; and

Club Menangle sometimes tracks and catalogues the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to this areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider’s logs.

(8) Data Storage and Disclosure

Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by our IT Provider for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.

The data is used by our IT Providers, and our staff, only for:

• website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches;
• customisation of the website to user needs; and
• evaluation, research and development.

(9) Cookies

We may place a text file called “cookie” in the browser files of your computer in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Club Menangle and our IT Provider uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use our site. However, to successfully order on this website you need Cookies enabled in your web browser. The Cookie maintains your order whilst you are on this web site and will be discarded once you leave this website.

(10) User Feedback

We may seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the Club Menangle website or social media platforms.

Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list.

(11) Security

The Club Menangle website does not facilitate e-commerce transactions. Processing of payments is made via the Westpac Banking Corporation Payway service. For any security related concerns relating to this product or to report a security vulnerability please email security@payway.com.au. Club Menangle operates data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection.  Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once your personal information comes into our possession, we will take as much care as possible to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

• After any transaction we will destroy the credit card information you might have provided and will not keep it under any circumstances on our system.

• Visitors who do not agree upon the guidelines stated above should not use the Club Menangle website for purchasing products or services.

(12) Newsletters and Promotional Information

We send out a newsletters and promotional offers to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Club Menangle NEVER shares mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

Individuals register for this service and your details will only be known to Club Menangle staff and will be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which such disclosure is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.

(13) Opt Out Policy

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of the information by Club Menangle. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

(14) Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and social media platforms, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website and/or our social media platforms.

(15) Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Australian law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.

(16) Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding Club Menangle’s privacy statement or how we handle your information please email us info@clubmenangle.com.au