Privacy Policy

Victorian Athletic League is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Victorian Athletic League Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Victorian Athletic League website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Victorian Athletic League collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Victorian Athletic League also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Victorian Athletic League. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Victorian Athletic League for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Victorian Athletic League Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Victorian Athletic League public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Victorian Athletic League does not read any of your private online communications.

Victorian Athletic League encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Victorian Athletic League so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Victorian Athletic League is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Victorian Athletic League and Victorian Athletic League family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Victorian Athletic League collects and uses your personal information to operate the Victorian Athletic League Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Victorian Athletic League also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Victorian Athletic League and its affiliates. Victorian Athletic League may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Victorian Athletic League does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Victorian Athletic League may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Victorian Athletic League may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Victorian Athletic League, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Victorian Athletic League does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Victorian Athletic League keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Victorian Athletic League, in order to determine what Victorian Athletic League services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Victorian Athletic League to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Victorian Athletic League Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Victorian Athletic League or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Victorian Athletic League; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Victorian Athletic League, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Victorian Athletic League Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Victorian Athletic League pages, or register with Victorian Athletic League site or services, a cookie helps Victorian Athletic League to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Victorian Athletic League Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Victorian Athletic League features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Victorian Athletic League services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Victorian Athletic League secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Victorian Athletic League secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Victorian Athletic League will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Victorian Athletic League encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Victorian Athletic League is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Victorian Athletic League welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Victorian Athletic League has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Victorian Athletic League at val@val.org.au. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Use of Participant Photos

In the conduct of Victorian Athletic League events, photographs may be taken of participants and compiled with results to record athlete participation, celebrate success and achievement, and to promote the Victorian Athletic League. By entering events under the auspices of the Victorian Athletic League you undertake to abide by the Victorian Athletic League Privacy Policy.

Email Communications

The Victorian Athletic League will send news to members regarding our sport in relation to competitions, upcoming events, development, general news and other items that are deemed suitable for inclusion. This will be distributed to all members and any guests who request it. The information is relevant for athletes, coaches, officials, clubs, schools, life members and any other athletics interested people/groups.

Purchases and Orders

When processing an order/entry, we need to know your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit-card number and expiry date. This information is necessary to process your order/entry. Additional information may be required where deemed appropriate.