Who we are
Our website address is: eatdrinkwest.com.au.
This page tells you how we collect and use information that we receive through the website.
Eat Drink West voluntarily complies with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act 1988 with respect to collection, use and disclosure of personal information. We respect and protect the privacy of our users.
Why do we collect information?
Gathering feedback and information from users about how they use the website helps us to provide the best possible experience of eatdrinkwest.com.au. The information helps us understand how you use the website, how you rate your experience and whether you would recommend the site to others. In turn, we can build a better picture of users and deliver all of the relevant information, assistance, forms and services you need.
What information do we collect?
Clickstreams are the paths a user takes when navigating a website and the internet in general. When you visit this site, our servers may record the following information for statistical purposes:
- where some users click, scroll or hover with their mouse
- the user’s server (IP) address and machine name
- the location details such as longitude, latitude, city, region and country
- the date and time of visit to the site
- the top level domain name
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded
- the number of bytes transmitted and received for each request
- the previous site or page visited
- search terms used
- the type of browser used.
We may examine this information to determine the traffic through the server and to specific pages or applications. In order to deliver better services, we also perform statistical analysis to establish priorities and allocate resources.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect server logs. The statistics and log files may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the information supplied by the website.
A cookie is a short piece of data which is sent from a web server to a web browser on the user’s machine when the browser visits the server’s site. The cookie is stored on the user’s machine, but it is not an executable program and cannot do anything to your machine. Whenever a web browser requests a file from the same web server that sent the cookie, the browser sends a copy of that cookie back to the server along with the request. In this way, the server knows you have visited before and can co-ordinate your access to different pages on its web site. A server cannot find out a name or email address, or anything about a user’s computer, by using cookies. Cookies are essential in providing a seamless access to some online databases. eatdrinkwest.com.au may use first-party cookies to obtain session details for access to parts of our sites. Cookie information is not stored or collected by eatdrinkwest.com.au.
In addition to web server logs, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of this website.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager, a digital marketing service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Reports obtained from Google Tag Manager are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of the website by measuring traffic and visitor behaviour to the busiest drink west.com.au website.
Google Tag Manager uses tags which are tiny bits of website code that allow us to measure traffic and visitor behaviour, understand the impact of online advertising and social channels, use remarketing and audience targeting, test and improve our site. Google Tag Manager keeps track of a set of tags and tag-firing rules but it does not collect any personally identifiable information. When a user visits the site, the most up-to-date tag configuration is sent over to the end-user’s browser with instructions to fire appropriate tags. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside Australia. Google is based in the United States of America (USA). Should you wish to contact Google, you can find contact details on Google’s Contact us page.
E-mail addresses and other personal information
Eat Drink West will only record your e-mail address and personal information if you supply it to us, either by sending a message or completing and submitting a form. All email addresses will be added to the Eat Drink West mailing list, unless you opt out.
Collection of personal information
Personally identifiable information about you is collected only when you knowingly and voluntarily submit it to us. It may be used for acknowledgement and training purposes or future reference unless we disclose other uses in this Privacy Statement or at the time of collection.
If you provide us with your email address, it will not be added to any other mailing list or disclosed without your consent.
When you use Eat Drink West’s social media pages, you are using an external site and are therefore bound by the privacy principles of that site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of that site for further information. Eat Drink West does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using that site.
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