This policy has been developed in line with the voluntary National Privacy
Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information developed by the Australian
Federal Privacy Commissioner which represent industry best practice, and The
Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2002.
Information Collected We take your electronic privacy seriously. theSMSzone collects member account information such as user name, password, mobile number and email address to identify its members. All information, except the username of a particular member may be edited by that member using the Profile page. Members can also elect to permanently delete their account by sending an email to email@example.com at any time. Each message sent is electronically encrypted and stored in our database enabling users to view their Message History. Messages are stored in our database indefinitely, unless specifically marked as 'Deleted' by our members where they then, are cleared during our next flushing cycle. IP addresses are logged along with each message in order to maintain a secure environment for our members and
to assist investigations into accusations of misuse of the service
Your mobile phone number will not be automatically revealed during use of the service unless clearly stated. Should you voluntarily disclose personal information via the service, this information can be collected and used by others.
We will not share any of your information with any outside party without your explicit consent unless we are required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law, cooperate with law enforcement or other government agencies, or comply with a legal process served on the Website or the Service, or court orders.
Our use for your personal information may include things such as:
Notifying you of important changes of theSMSzone.com
Inform you when you may have received free credits if you have taken part in our promotions.
Links to Advertisers, Sponsors, or Partner Sites theSMSzone's site may contain links to advertisers, sponsor or partner sites. Please be aware that theSMSzone is not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our members to read the privacy statements of each and every web site before giving information about themselves. We do not, and will never, in any way share personal information about or members with advertisers, sponsor or partner sites.
Spyware Policy theSMSzone does not use spyware or endorse its use from any of our advertisers, sponsor or partner sites. Any undisclosed use of spyware by advertisers, sponsor or partner sites will be subject to termination of partnership and advertising privileges our site immediately. Spyware is defined as any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising or spamming purposes.
Spam Policy "Spamming" can be defined as sending mass unsolicited emails and/or Short Messages (SMS). We operate an "opt-in" only policy and we will only send you promotional material where we have your express permission, unless there is a legal or operational requirement for us to do so. theSMSzone does not use spyware or endorse its use from any of our advertisers, sponsor or partner sites. Any undisclosed use of spyware by advertisers, sponsor or partner sites will be subject to termination of partnership and advertising privileges our site. Spyware is defined as any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising or spamming purposes.