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Privacy Policy

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person. Eco Villages Australia takes privacy very seriously. Eco Villages Australia may ask you to provide your email address and other contact details for the purposes of contacting you about the eco village. We will never sell or volunteer these details to a third party without your permission. Whilst completing any sort of application process for entry into any of Eco Villages Australia's eco villages, applicants may be asked personal information which is only for the purposes of understanding applicants' needs and whether those needs will be consistent with those of the community as a whole. All information will be treated with respect and kept confidential with information only going to the membership committee and never passed on to third parties. Eco Villages Australia will never sell your information or provide it to any other group without your written permission. You are not required to provide the personal information that we have requested. Only share information that you feel comfortable to share with the membership committee yet keep in mind that Eco Villages Australia will only request the minimum required information to best understand the needs and expectations of potential residents throughout the application process. 

How we use your personal information

  • The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Eco Villages Australia's latest product announcements, software updates, and upcoming events. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out at anytime by unsubscribing from our Mailchimp email list. The link to unsubscribe can be found on the bottom of every email we send. 

  • We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Eco Villages Australia's service and/or customer communications.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. For example, Eco Villages Australia may collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non‑personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Eco Villages Australia will never provide your personal information for the use of third parties. 

Protection of Personal Information

Eco Villages Australia takes the security of your personal information very seriously. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to share or submit but we will always treat this information with respect and never share it with third parties.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

When assessing how long to keep the information that applicants provide on any application forms, expressions of interest or other membership documents, Eco Villages Australia will carefully examine the need to collect personal information at all and if we establish a relevant need we only retain it for the shortest possible period to realise the purpose of collection.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about Eco Villages Australia's Privacy Policy please via phone or email using the 'Contact Us' page of this website.

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