The Australian Independent Media Network ("The AIM Network") operates theaimn.com and may operate other websites. It is The AIM Network's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, The AIM Network collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The AIM Network's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The AIM Network's visitors use its website. From time to time, The AIM Network may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The AIM Network also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on theaimn.com blogs/sites. The AIM Network only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The AIM Network's websites choose to interact with The AIM Network in ways that require The AIM Network to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The AIM Network gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at theaimn.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The AIM Network are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The AIM Network collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The AIM Network. The AIM Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The AIM Network may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The AIM Network may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The AIM Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The AIM Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The AIM Network's behalf or to provide services available at The AIM Network's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The AIM Network's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The AIM Network will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The AIM Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The AIM Network believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The AIM Network, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The AIM Network website and have supplied your email address, The AIM Network may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with The AIM Network and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The AIM Network takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If The AIM Network, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The AIM Network goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The AIM Network may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.