Disclaimer

Business South West’s website content is sourced from a number of organisations. It is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content on this site at any time.

This website and the information it contains is intended for general guidance. It is not intended to provide professional advice to any person or organisation. You should make your own inquiries regarding the suitability of the information on this site for your particular circumstances.

Business South West does not accept any liability to any person for the information (or the use of such information) provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked web sites.

Furthermore, Business South West does not necessarily endorse the views expressed by external contributors or on linked websites.

Business South West has made every effort to ensure that the material provided in downloads is free from error and virus contamination. However, we do not warrant or make any representation about the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information or whether the download has been corrupted or tainted by viruses.

Privacy

Business South West is bound by the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) under the Privacy Act 1988 with respect to collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

Business South West collects data for the purposes of improving services to small businesses in the South West region.  We may collect this data via a number of sources.

Clickstream data

Clickstreams are the paths you take when navigating a website and the Internet in general. When you visit Business South West, our server may record the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server (IP) address and machine name
  • the date and time of visit to the site
  • 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 review this information to determine the traffic through the server and to specific pages or applications. To improve our services, we also perform statistical analysis to establish priorities and allocate resources.

We will never attempt to identify you or your 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.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are very small files, which identify you when you return to the site and record how you use it. Cookies will not access or damage your computer. We use cookies to improve your experience of using our website. Cookie information is not stored or collected by Business South West.

Google analytics

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 Analytics uses first-party cookies and JavaScript code to gather statistics about how the website is accessed. It anonymously tracks how our visitors interact with this website, including where they came from, what they did on the site including such things as news registration. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside Australia.

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.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out-service provided by Google.

e-mail addresses and other personal information

Business South West will only record your e-mail address and personal information if you supply it to us, by sending a message or completing and submitting a form.

Business South West will only use your information for the purpose for which you have provided it. You will not be added to a mailing list unless you have asked us to do so.

Social media

When you use Business South 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. Business South West does not endorse and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using that site.

Concerns about privacy

If you have any concerns about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact us at admin@businesssouthwest.com.au. We take concerns and complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving written notice.