This web site (www.thegourmetbelle.com.au) (‘the web site’) is operated by The Gourmet Belle Pty Limited ABN 43 357 808 446 (‘The Gourmet Belle’).
The Gourmet Belle understands the importance of confidentiality and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information collected from, and about, its valued members, customers and community.
The type of information The Gourmet Belle collects
Personally identifiable information
The Gourmet Belle collects personally identifiable information from you when you (for example) activate certain services on the website, submit a request for product or service information, subscribe to receive an electronic newsletter, create an account on the web site or register at an event.
The personally identifiable information collected by The Gourmet Belle may include individual’s contact name, company name, e-mail address, telephone number and company website address.
Additional information collected may include demographic information (such as gender and age category) and wine and food preferences.
You may have the opportunity to make purchases on the web site, in which case personally identifiable information, such as order details, credit card details and delivery instructions, will need to be collected from you in order to facilitate payment and shipment.
You are not obliged to provide The Gourmet Belle with your personal information. However, if you choose not to disclose some personal details, The Gourmet Belle may not be able to provide you with the full range of products and services.
Automated data collection
It is a necessary part of visiting any web site, including The Gourmet Belle web site, that the user’s web browser provides the machine’s identity (its IP address) to the web server, so that the server can address the reply to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating system are provided.
How The Gourmet Belle uses the information collected
The Gourmet Belle uses the personally identifiable information collected from you to fulfil your requests for certain products, services and information, such as electronic newsletters, corporate event and consultancy services, wine club membership and access to the web site’s blog commenting functionality.
Demographic and profile data collected by The Gourmet Belle may also be analysed and used to improve and customise product and service offerings and to enhance the quality and usefulness of the information provided on the web site and in electronic e-mails.
How The Gourmet Belle discloses the information collected
The Gourmet Belle does not sell, rent or trade personal information. Unless required by law, The Gourmet Belle will never share your personal information with any other entity for any purpose without your permission.
The web site also offers a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in this blog is visible to and may be read, collected, used or disclosed by other registered web site users or public visitors to the web site.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request removal of your personal information from the blog, if required. In some cases, it may not be possible to remove the personal information you have provided and, even after removal from the web site, certain content may remain in The Gourmet Belle’s systems for a period of time, or may be viewable in cached and archived pages of the web site. You will be notified if the personal information you have provide cannot be removed.
The Gourmet Belle may also post customer testimonials on the web site which may contain personally identifiable information. The Gourmet Belle obtains the customer’s consent, prior to posting the testimonial, to post their name along with their testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from these testimonials, contact email@example.com.
Links to third party web sites
The web site may contain links to other sites which may be of interest to you. The Gourmet Belle is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these external web sites.
Interaction between the web site and other sites
The web site may also use social sharing tools to make it easy to share information; for example, incorporating Facebook tools, so that users can ‘Like’ content. These other sites may use web measurement tools, customisation technologies and persistent cookies to perform the service they provide to their users. The Gourmet Belle is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.
The Gourmet Belle does not use, maintain or share personally identifiable information made available through social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. You should consult the privacy policies of these sites for further information.
Your e-mail address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be used to send you unsolicited information.
The Gourmet Belle allows you to unsubscribe from mailing lists at any time through your membership account management page or by following the instructions at the end of any e-mail you receive from The Gourmet Belle.
The Gourmet Belle ensures that all subscriber lists, e-mail content and reports remain private and confidential.
The Gourmet Belle strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personally identifiable information. Any information you provide to The Gourmet Belle is stored and held under generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
While every effort is made to secure information transmitted to the web site over the Internet, there is a possibility that this information could be accessed by a third party while in transit and before it reaches The Gourmet Belle. Accordingly, The Gourmet Belle can make no guarantee as to confidentiality or security of information transmitted over the Internet.
The Gourmet Belle is bound by the National Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000).
Access to your personal information
The Gourmet Belle will be happy to provide you access to the personal information held about you. If you would like to access your personal information, please contact The Gourmet Belle at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +61 7 33991855.