We are committed to providing our customers with the best products and services. This requires that we store and use from time to time your private information such as name, address, contact number, and email address. We also want our members and customers to have confidence that we manage their personal information having proper regard for their privacy.
Gathering of Personal Information
Personal information is any information that identifies you, would enable someone to contact you, or that describes your relationship with FunctionLabs™. We collect and store personal information you enter on our website or give in any other way (eg by telephone). This may include information you provide when you create an account on our web site and / or login to use our website, ask a question, complete a form, conduct a transaction or send us an email.
While you are not required to submit any information on our website, if you do not provide the requested information, you may not be able to access or use some of the features and functions of our website and we may not be able to provide you with some of our services.
FunctionLabs™ uses your information to complete transactions, respond to your questions and requests and deliver the products and services you purchased. It may also be used to notify you of upcoming sales events and promotions, special offers or industry news that we think may be of interest to you.
FunctionLabs™ does not intentionally gather data from or about children. Minors are not permitted to participate in FunctionLabs™ sales and we take steps to prevent such transactions.
In the event that FunctionLabs™ is acquired or all or substantially all of their assets, or a line of business is acquired, individually identifying information of our customers and / or members may be one of the assets sold in connection with that transaction, without notice to you or your consent. We will notify users of the website and / or members of such a change in ownership or transfer of assets by posting a notice on the website.
Some of the information that is collected on our website is not personal information, because it does not reveal your identity. For example, we may record your server address, domain name, the date and time of your visit to this site and the pages you viewed. This information is used by us in anonymous, aggregated form only for statistical and website development purposes.
However, we reserve the right to use or disclose this information if we reasonably believe that the individual may have engaged in any unlawful or inappropriate activity in connection with our website.
A cookie is a small data file that a web site transfers to your internet browser for identification purposes. The cookies we use do not identify you individually; instead, they identify your internet browser.
We use “session” cookies to maintain session information about you when you log into our website, which enables us to personalise your current visit and perform ecommerce activities such as maintaining your shopping basket.
Most Internet browsers are set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive them, you can adjust your browser to reject cookies, or to notify you when they are being used. There are software products available that can manage cookies for you. Rejecting cookies can however limit the functionality of this website.
Access to Information
FunctionLabs™ has implemented a range of safeguards in an attempt to prevent unauthorised access and to maintain your data and correctly use your personal information.
We do not share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
In providing our customers and members with products and services, we may disclose personal information to third parties. This may include companies that provide marketing services and other business operations and services for us or supply products to us.
In the case of contracted service providers, we may disclose personal information to the contracted service provider and the contracted service provider may in turn provide us with Personal information collected from you in the course of providing the relevant products and services. We take steps to help ensure that our contracted service providers comply with the National Privacy Principals when they collect and handle your personal information.
We may also disclose personal information to third parties:
Where required or authorised by or under law to do so: and/or
With your consent (which may be written, verbal or implied from your conduct).
We may also disclose personal information in good-faith believing that disclosure is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property or rights or property of other users of our website, or to act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of users of our website or the public.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Analytics – How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Deletion of Information
If you wish to have your personal information removed from our database for any reason, simply contact us via the “Contact” page of our website.