Privacy policy

At Swen News, we are committed to protecting and maintaining your privacy. As part of our normal operations we may collect your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes the type of information we may collect and what may happen to that information.

This statement is designed to tell you as much as possible about how Swen News uses and manages personal information provided to, or collected by Swen News. We believe you should be made aware of our practices so you can make informed decisions about how you allow us to use your information.

As a media organisation, Swen News Ltd publicly commits to the standards set out below under the heading "Media Organisation Privacy Standards" in relation to its acts and practices carried out in the course of journalism.

Swen News may, from time to time, review and update this privacy policy statement to take account of new laws and technology and changes to Swen News’ operations. All personal information held by Swen News will be governed by Swen News’ most recent policy.

What Kind of Personal Information Does Swen News Collect and How Does Swen News Collect It

Swen News collects a range of personal information from members of the public.

Swen News collects most information directly from you. We collect this information so you can subscribe to publications, join our loyal client base, advertise in the magazines, request a product or service from Swen News, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition or an event, seek employment, or communicate with Swen News by e-mail, telephone or in writing.

Sometimes Swen News Ltd may be provided with personal information about an individual from a third party, for example from third parties who give gift subscriptions.

In general, the type of personal information Swen News collects and holds could include (but is not limited to) name, address, contact details, and gender.

How Swen News Uses Personal Information

Swen News uses personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose.
In general, Swen News uses personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide publications to readers;
  • to provide other products or services which are requested from Swen News, including advertising services;
  • to help Swen News manage and enhance its products and services;
  • to communicate with readers of various publications;
  • to provide people with ongoing information about Swen News’ products and services in which they may have an interest.

In cases where Swen News asks you to provide us with information about yourself, if you do not provide Swen News with that information, Swen News will not be able to provide you with the relevant product or service.

Links to Third Party Websites from Swen News Website

Swen News operates a website relating to its products and services and general business. Swen News Website contains links to sites operated by third parties and not related to Swen News products, services or events ("Linked Websites"). The Linked Websites are not controlled by Swen News and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those companies. Before disclosing your personal information to Linked Websites, we advise you to examine their privacy policies.

Ordering from Third Parties

When you order a product provided by a third party supplier ("Third Party Supplier") through the Swen News Website, we forward your contact information to the relevant Third Party Supplier. In those instances, your information will be governed by the privacy policy of the Third Party Supplier.

To Whom Might Swen News Disclose Personal Information

Swen News may provide your information to:

  • organisations who are sponsoring or otherwise involved with or participating in a promotion, competition or survey;
  • other companies or individuals Swen News engages to perform functions on behalf of Swen News, such as mailing a subscription, processing credit card information, mailing of information or prizes, data analysis, telemarketing, research, and advertising;
  • demands backed by law;
  • Anyone you authorise Swen News to disclose information to.

Swen News may decide to buy or sell assets which form part of or relate to its business. In any such transaction, personal information will usually be one of the transferred assets and will be disclosed to the purchaser.

How Does Swen News Treat Sensitive Information

In referring to 'sensitive information' Swen News means information relating to a person's racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religions, trade unions or other professional or trade association, sexual preferences, criminal record and health information.

If you decide to provide Swen News with sensitive information, it is Swen News’ policy that this information will be used and disclosed only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose, unless you agree otherwise or use or disclosure of this information is allowed by law.

Management and Security of Personal Information

Swen News has appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee Swen News’ management of personal information in accordance with this policy and the National Media Privacy Act. Swen News has also directed staff that personal information must be dealt with in accordance with this policy and that personal information must be kept secure from unauthorised access or disclosure.

Updating Personal Information

Swen News endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Swen News encourages you to contact them as soon as possible in order to update any personal information it holds about you. Swen News contact details are set out below.

The National Privacy Principles require Swen News not to store personal information longer than necessary. Where Swen News no longer requires any personal information that it holds, that personal information will be destroyed or Swen News will remove from it any details that will identify with individuals.

You Have the Right to Check What Personal Information Swen News Holds About You

To make a request to access any information Swen News holds about you, please contact Swen News in writing as set out below. Swen News will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. Swen News may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying your application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested. If the information sought is extensive, Swen News will advise of the likely cost in advance and can help to refine your request if required.