eduinfo.com.au offers an online communication and networking website that enables users to establish their own personal profiles and to link with their network of friends associated with their past education linkages. The site’s members can communicate with old friends, establish links with ‘lost’ school or university associates, network together and receive latest information on education news and developments.
Site registrants can modify their profile information at any time while controlling how other users communicate with them based on a firm assurance and commitment that a user’s personal information will remain confidential through a strict privacy requirement.
Information collection and use of data
When you register on eduinfo.com.au you provide certain information such as your name, date of birth and email address to authenticate your log on and enable future direct access to the site. As part of the log on process you are encouraged to provide certain additional information such as workplace details, education, occupation and past affiliation with your school, university or college.
By providing this additional information you facilitate more extensive interaction and networking between fellow site users based on your mutually shared past education links or your current and future workplace interests. This extension of user contact more comprehensively fulfils alumni and institutional inter-relational advantages provided by the eduinfo.com.au site and broadens the links of mutual interest between site users. Such personal information given by site users is broadly similar to user information requested by most education institutions operating their own portal or website alumni information service.
eduinfo.com.au also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information and browser type from users and visitors to better manage the site and provide improved website services. This information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and information exchange to site members within the strict privacy provisions under which the site operates. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes and to make it easier for you to login when you return to eduinfo.com.au
Apart from the affiliated sub-sites directly linked to eduinfo.com.au that are managed by LHR, eduinfo.com.au contains links to other business, institution and information sites. eduinfo.com.au is not responsible for the privacy practices and users of other website links other than those sites comprising the suite of eduinfo.com.au sites. Visitors and users of the eduinfo.com.au site should be aware of the privacy and confidentiality policies of those sites linked to eduinfo.com.au
User information including pictures and blogs are encouraged to facilitate user interaction with the site, to invite friends to join, to expand user networks and to inform new educational developments and news to the widest possible audience. Because your email address is not shared or displayed, communication can be exchanged with other site users without disclosing your email address or other personal details.
Profile information you submit will be available to site users who are affiliated within a targeted network you nominate in order to access information through your privacy settings, for example, to link a final year friend at school or university or to facilitate acquaintances in a similar business or profession. eduinfo.com.au may aggregate the information assembled in such networks to personalise information to like-minded users to target communication that may be more pertinent to the group’s interests and affiliations. We believe such dissemination of information benefits your participation and affiliation with the website.
The site enables logged on users to search for friends and acquaintances online using search provisions incorporating first and last name, email address and school and/or company name that users may have attended or worked. Other personal details of the user remain confidential.
Although eduinfo.com.au allows you to set privacy options that limit access to your data, users should be conscious that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of fraudulent users whom you may choose to share your information hence eduinfo.com.au cannot guarantee the user content you post to the site will not be viewed by unauthorised persons (see A Note of Caution).
We use reasonable measures to protect member information stored on the eduinfo.com.au database. We restrict access to member information to only those employees who need access to perform their job functions. We cannot guarantee absolute security of member information as unauthorized entry, hardware or software failure and other factors beyond the reasonable control of eduinfo.com.au could compromise the security of user information.
Under certain instances eduinfo.com.au may collect or assemble email addresses from entrants to competitions, participants in surveys or users of the site’s facilities. Such email lists are used to send information, news, detail of offers, competitions and surveys on the eduinfo.com.au website. Such email lists are retained on a separate email server that is protected from unauthorised use. Email addresses created from such surveys – and email addresses given at the time of log on – are never provided to third parties for their independent use. At all times information on promotions, product or sales campaigns or information messages from third parties such as site sponsors, advertisers or site participants will only be sourced from eduinfo.com.au data records.
Recipients of such interactive online programs may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or other details or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain site partners that you have explicitly requested can receive such information.
eduinfo.com.au offers the opportunity for users to directly link with nominated third parties such as your old school or former university or to a commercial organisation (such as a bank or professional group). Such links broaden the interactive benefits of the site and extend networking and mutual affiliation possibilities. You should note the corresponding privacy conditions that would apply to third parties receiving such information. Provisions for you to accept or reject such third party affiliations are incorporated into the log on procedure.
Communications to non-members
Site members can invite friends to join the website by sending invitation emails via an automated invitation system. Email addresses provided by members are stored so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations. These email addresses remain confidential and will not be provided to third parties. Recipients of such invitations from eduinfo.com.au.com may request the removal of their information from our database.
Users of eduinfo.com.au may store email addresses of people they know in their personalised address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.
You may opt out of participating in new user email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending an email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line to this email. The email must originate from the account you wish to block.
Sharing and disclosing information
i) Confirm to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process.
iii) Protect the safely of members or site users.
eduinfo.com.au reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor or purchaser that acquires rights to such information as a result of sale of all or part of the intellectual property and assets represented by the site.
Opt out provisions
eduinfo.com.au site management may utilise a user's email address to send updates, E newsletters or information regarding the online service. Users may choose not to receive such emails or opt out of the site by sending an email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line to this email or users can mail to the following address:
241 Abercrombie Street
CHIPPENDALE NSW 2008
Tel (61 2) 9698 5266
Fax (61 2) 9699 2433
A note of caution
Eduinfo and its related sites have a public face so don’t post anything you would not want revealed to the general public.
Use caution in adding people you don’t know or trust to your friends’ list.
Report any harassment or inappropriate content to the site administrators.
Don’t post material that may embarrass you now or in the future.
Avoid your personal data being accessed by a site scammer.