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Privacy Policy for Fonebid Subscribers

Privacy Policy
1. Introduction
Fonebid Pty Ltd ("Fonebid") (ABN 43 128 135 473) is committed to preserving your privacy.

Words defined in the Fonebid Terms and Conditions of Use ("the Agreement") have the same meaning in this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy describes how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By registering as a subscriber to the services of Fonebid, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information under the terms of this policy.
2. Information that we collect from you
When you register as a subscriber to Fonebid you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself that is necessary for us to provide services to you. This information will include your name, contact details, user id and password and your telephone numbers. We will then contact you to confirm registration and to collect your credit or debit card information. We may also collect information about your usage of our services as well as information about you from emails or letters you send to us or during telephone conversations between us.
3. Use of your information
Your information will enable us to verify your contact details and to supply the service you have requested. It will also enable us to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning your ongoing account with us. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the Website or our services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you, including special offers and we may contact you by post, telephone or email.

If you do not want to receive these, please let us know by either updating your preferences when signed into your Fonebid account, or by sending an email to to advise us that you would like to "opt out". In addition, if we email you we will include a way for you to "opt out" of receiving further emails.
4. Disclosure of your information
The information you provide to us will not be disclosed to individuals, organisations or third parties without your express consent. However, we will disclose your name, address and credit card details to Commonwealth Bank for the purposes of processing your payments and to credit reference agencies for the purpose of setting up your account with us.

As a subscriber you will have limited access to buyer's contact details.

As a buyer you agree that subscribers will have limited access to your contact details in order to facilitate a sale. When you win a sale, subscribers will also be able to see how many sales you have won in the past.

We appreciate that unsolicited commercial mail is a nuisance. We therefore never disclose your details to any third party for marketing purposes.

If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
5. Your use of buyer's information
Our service provides you with limited information on buyers in order to facilitate sms sales between you. When they win a sale they will receive notification that includes your contact details. You hereby agree that the buyers details will only be used to complete the transaction and that you shall not disclose their personal information to any third party without their consent.
6. Security and data protection
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. In particular, your information will be stored on a dedicated server architecture within a secure data facility and we use internet standard encryption technology known as 128 bit SSL (secure sockets layer) to encrypt communications between us and our subscribers. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
7. Accessing and updating
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date.

Once you are a registered subscriber you can change your personal information when you are signed in to your Fonebid account. You can also suspend your account at any time.

If you wish to change your billing information please contact us directly as this information is not held on our website for security purposes. There is no charge to you for accessing or updating your personal information.
8. Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this website and, where appropriate, through email notification.
9. Contact
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to:

The Secretary
Fonebid Pty Ltd
PO Box 91
QLD 4020
+61 (07) 3283 4109

Last revised on 08/08/2008

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