As this site is all about its users' information and I collect, analyse and reuse this data I feel it is necessary to outline exactly what data I am collecting and what I am using it for. This is the purpose of this document. If you have any concerns about privacy issues, please read it and email me your comments and suggestions. This policy will be updated from time to time as my site evolves.
I reserve myself the right to, without notice, post the contents of your garage sale listings but not your registration details to other websites, directories or databases (see my terms and conditions). This is only to help your purpose, making your listings as visible as possible. Other than that, your data is only used in conjunction with the Sydney Garage Sales Finder and is not passed on to any third party. The only exceptions would be a security breach or an attack on my web server or database. In these cases, I would pass all the relevant information to the Internet service provider of the offender. In severe cases I would also inform the Australian Federal Police. Obviously, any details you enter into your garage sale listing are publicly viewable
You cannot opt out on any info that is collected in the server logs, as this is essential for tracking system problems and attacks on the server. Nevertheless, you can list your garage sale by only using a Hotmail or Yahoo email address. However, the details of your PayPal payment will always appear in my Pay Pal account. If you want your details deleted just send me an email. Any other changes to your account such as unsubscribe from my newsletter can be done on-line in the account panel
In general, it should not be a problem if children use my service. However, if you find your children using it without your permission please contact me here so I can remove their details from my records
There are some links to other sites on this web site and I am not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other sites.
Backups are a tricky business. They are required for disaster recovery purposes but might infringe on your privacy. For instance, if you delete all your records from a database they still exist in the backups, as it is basically impossible to delete them from every single backup especially if the backup media is a once only write media such as a CD or DVD. Another issue is that a hosting service provider might also take a backup and the operator of the web service has no control over it. Many operators don't mention these things to their customers but they nevertheless are real privacy issues that need to be dealt with. My strategy of dealing with this is as follows.