Terms of use and Privacy

The information below tells you about how we interact with you through this website and our associated sites. If you have any questions about this please contact us via the button below.

TERMS OF USE

We provide content on spryconsulting.com.au and affiliated sites ("our sites") subject to the following terms and conditions. We may periodically change the terms and conditions, so please check back from time to time. These Terms were last updated on May 9 2018. By accessing and using our sites, you agree to these terms and conditions. For an explanation of our practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of our users’ information, please read our Privacy Policy.

1. Copyrights
All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof, is our exclusive property and is protected by Australian and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

2. Trademarks
The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, our “Trademarks”) displayed on our sites are our registered and unregistered Trademarks. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to us in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, us.

3. Use of our sites' content
We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the content and functionality displayed on our sites (the “Site Content”) on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without our prior written consent.

4. User postings
You acknowledge and agree that we shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on our sites in postings, survey responses, and otherwise, and you hereby waive any claims against us for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with our use and publication of such submissions. You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on our sites any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; or (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements. We do not and cannot review all information posted to our sites by users and we are not responsible for such information. However, we reserve the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.

5. Notices of infringement and takedown
We prohibit the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on our sites, please contact us, giving a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on our sites that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of the right. We will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under applicable law upon receipt of such a statement. Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions.

6. Disclaimers
The content and functionality of our sites is provided with the understanding that we are not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services to you. All content and functionality on our sites is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either expresss or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We and our third-party content providers make no warranties, express or implied, as to the ownership, accuracy or adequacy of our sites' content. We shall have no liabiity or responsibility for any information published on linked websites, contained ina any user submissions published on our sites , or provided by third-parties. Neither we nor our third-party content providers shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or for lost revenues or profits, hether or not advised of the possibility of such damages or losses and regardless of the theory of liability.

7. Third-party websites
We may provide links to third-party websites, and some of the content appearing to be on our sites is in fact supplied by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third-party websites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. We have no responsibility for these third-party websites, which are governed by the Terms of Use and privacy policies, if any, of the applicable third-party content providers.

PRIVACY POLICY

We understand that your privacy is important to you. We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, which is any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, collected via all websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Sites”). This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with the Sites, in our capacity as data controllers. Please see our Terms of use for more information about our online terms and policies in general.

We may collect personal data on certain areas of our sites. The personal data collected may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and other information. For instance, by registering for newsletters or alerts you agree to receive the correspondence to which you have subscribed at the e-mail address that you provided at registration. Only we or our agents will contact you using this e-mail address. We will send e-mails to this address related to your registration.

We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our sites. We may also automatically collect information about how you use our sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the sites. The information automatically collected will be associated with any personal data you have provided.

The personal data we collect may be used where we have your specific consent to do so, or where we have a legitimate interest in or other legal basis for processing such information. In some situations, the collection of personal data may be required for the operation of our sites or to provide certain services or products. We use your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, personalise content that you view or receive on our sites, evaluate and improve our services, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, analyze our sites’ performance and functioning, publish your contributions or comments with your permission, prevent fraud, enforce our terms of use, comply with all applicable laws and reporting obligations, enforce our agreements, and accomplish other purposes you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personal data on file and use it to contact you.

Personal data collected on our sites may be transferred from time to time to our affiliates and their personnel, as well as to our third party service providers, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, our sites may be viewed and hosted by us and our third party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, we have in place mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by our affiliates and third-party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. If you would like more information about this, please contact us. By using any of our sites and providing information on any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

We will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. We may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by us to provide services related to our sites, provided that such third-party service providers will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by us.

We also may share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, administering surveys or contests, or communicating with you. These third-party service providers are not permitted to use or disclose your personal data except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
To enforce our Terms of use;
To protect our property, services and legal rights;
To prevent fraud against us, our affiliates and/or business partners;
To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
To comply with any and all applicable laws.
We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Policy and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data.

In addition, we may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business.

You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. We are not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any user forums on our sites.

We may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave our sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by us of the third-party, the third-party website, or the information contained therein, and we shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

Our sites may allow you to sign into and associate your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube, with us. Our sites also may allow you to log in to an account using certain social network account credentials.

By associating your social network account with us or logging in to an account with is using your social network account credentials, you give us permission to access information that you have made available in your public profile for that social network account. The information available in your public profile varies based on the social network and your settings, but may include your email address, real name, profile picture, gender, and location. We use the information we receive from your social network account in accordance with the social network’s terms of use and this Privacy Policy. Please refer to the privacy settings in your social network account for information about what data is shared with us and other connected applications and to manage the data that is shared through your account, including information about your activities using our sites.

If you would like to disconnect a social media account from us, refer to the settings of that social network account and its provider.

We implement generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized personnel and third-party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these people are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.

We retain personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship. We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, we will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.

Our sites are not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and we do not intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under this age.

Your rights

Where granted by local law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.

If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact us. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law, and/or deny your requests where they may be manifestly unfounded, and/or excessive, or otherwise objectionable or unwarranted under applicable law.

In addition, and where granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.

You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on any of the Sites. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of our sites on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us for assistance.

By using our sites, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on our sites. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that increase our rights to use personal data that we have previously collected about you, we will obtain your consent either through an email to your registered email address or by prominently posting information about the changes on our sites.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via the button at the top of this page.

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