Privacy Policy

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Your Privacy Matters

The Horticulture Industry Network is committed to protecting information about you and values and protects personal information it collects in the course of undertaking its activities.

This Privacy Statement applies generally to the whole Horticulture Industry Network website (hin.com.au).

Collection of Personal and Other Information

This Horticulture Industry Network website collects anonymous information through web servers. Information such as the number, date and timing of visits to the website and the pages of the website is collected for statistical purposes only to assist us to improve service’s to the horticultural industries.

This website uses "cookies" (small data files that are sent to your computer). These cookies do not collect personal information. They assist us to make your experience of our website easier and more efficient for you. For instance, if you choose to personalise this web site, the cookies will enable the site to remember your preferred settings for your subsequent visits.

Where you are asked to supply personal information, for example to register for an event, you will not be obliged to do so and be given other avenues to register your interest, such as contacting the event convener directly.

However if you access other organisations' sites using a link from this web site, please note you will leave the Horticulture Industry Network  website and will be subject to the terms, conditions and circumstances of the site you visit, including the level of privacy protection offered on that site. The Horticulture Industry Network privacy policy and protections will no longer apply once you leave this site.

Use of Collected Information

The information (both personal information you voluntarily supply and other anonymous information mentioned above) that is collected by the Horticulture Industry Network is not traded, sold or licensed. Personal information provided by you will not be used/disclosed for any purpose other than the purpose of the transaction you have entered into (for example subscribing to an event, making enquiries by email or using a forum) unless such a disclosure is required to reduce the threat of harm or requested under an act of law.

Access to Information about You

You have the right to access and correct information about you that is held by the Horticulture Industry Network. Requests for access should be sent to the site administrator.

Website Usage Measurement

This website uses Google and Squiz Analytics to track and measure visitation numbers using clickstream data, cookies and web beacons (outlined below). For more information visit, http://www.google.com/privacy.html, http://www.clickdensity.com and http://www.squiz.com.au

This website uses visitor logs to measure visitation numbers and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • your top-level domain name
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site visited
  • the type of browser used
  • Clickstream data

Clickstream data refers to visitor logs and statistics that provide useful information about users’ online experience without identifying individuals. Typical clickstream data collected includes: A visitor’s computer address (i.e. Internet Protocol (IP) address) and relevant domains . Times and dates of site visits. Pages accessed (including most visited and least visited) and files downloaded Browsers, access speed and operating systems used by visitors The Horticulture Industry Network website uses clickstream data purely for statistical purposes (such as the most popular searches and the times of the day that the Horticulture Industry Network website is used most and least) without identifying individual users.

Cookies

A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies may give the server information about a computer’s identity and website visiting patterns and preferences. The Horticulture Industry Network website does not use cookies to identify individual users.


Hort Service Finder for iPhone:

Usage statistics for the Hort Service Finder will be collected via google. All the relevant privacy statements will also apply to this iPhone application. Most importantly, data will be collected utilising the capability of google and the data collected will not be capable of identify individual users.