THE COASTAL PASSAGE IS COMMITTED TO YOUR
This site is owned and operated by THE COASTAL PASSAGE (reffered
to hereafter asTCP), an Australian company. Your privacy on the
internet is of the utmost importance to us. At TCP, we want to
make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information
about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy
and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use
of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information
we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION TCP GATHERS AND TRACKS
TCP gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through
optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions
to receive our electronic newspaper or to participate in our
message boards or forums.
Information TCP gathers through monitoring
the site visitors. This information does not personally identify
a visitor, only providing a general overview of the visitor,
such as which city and country they are located in, what website
referred them to TCP, and the duration of their visit. This data
is automatically correlated to provide an overview and does not
contain any sensitive information.
1. Personal Details
In order to prchase products from TCP,
you are required to provide personal information including your
name, phone number, email address and postal address. This information
is essential because our site is dependant on your details to
post any items to you in the mail. Your personal information
is used exclusively for the above stated purpose, and is not
shared with any 3rd parties unless required by law.
2. Electronic newspaper policy
We offer an electronic newspaper. TCP gathers
the email addresses from those that volunteer them to TCP. Subscribers
may remove themselves from this mailing list at any time by making
a reply to the "notice" mail from TCP using the word,
"unsubscribe" in subject line.
3. Forum policy
Members of the future TCP Forum must register
separately for this service (free of charge) in order to post
messages, although they needn't register to browse through the
site. During registration the user is required to supply a username,
password, and email address. These details will NOT be shared
with 3rd parties.
We may offer interactive polls to users
so they can easily share their opinions with other users and
see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions
or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable
to any particular user.TCP may use a system to "tag"
users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a
particular question. This tag is not correlated with information
about individual users.
Consistent with the Federal Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never
knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone
under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
We don't use them, however advertising
links in the TCP web site may have them and they would be subject
sites that we know or have reason to believe may be harmful or
that sell your private information to a third party. To insure
your privacy when using a site linked from TCP, you should view
USE OF INFORMATION
Your personal information is required to post items to you in
the mail, and is not used for any other purpose.
We send out newsletters to subscribers
on a regular schedule, and occasionally send out special editions
when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in
something we are doing. TCP never shares or sells newsletter
mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers,
sponsors or partners.
We use tracking information to determine
ways to better enrich the user experience. This helps us continue
to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered
in the search function as one of many measures to ascertain what
interests our users. We do not have any mechanism that matches
a submitted search term to the user who entered it.
TCP creates aggregate reports on user demographics
and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners.
While summaries of this information may be shared when necessary
to further promote our site, NO PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE
SHARED WITH 3RD PARTY ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS OR PARTNERS.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
TCP uses the above-described information to tailor our content
to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand
our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our
service free. We will not share information about individual
users with any third party, except to comply with applicable
law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety
of our users or the public.
TCP operates secure data networks protected by industry standard
firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy
policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary
and only authorized individuals have access to the information
provided by our customers.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of
we will post those changes on this page and notify members in
our news section, so that you are always aware of what information
we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose