Introduction Last revised on March 28, 2017
We are a social network and online platform for the disabled and their families, professionals and allied organisations.
Our mission is for disabled people, families and professionals to connect and share information and experiences to improve the quality of life for themselves and others of the disabled community. Our services are designed to provide information enabling you and others to access technology, exchange ideas, learn, and improve the quality of life in overcoming the challenges of living with a disability.
We protect your personal information using industry-standard safeguards.
Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Disability Tek, our Members and Visitors, and the public.
We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.
1. What information we collect
1.1. Data Controllers
The personal information provided to or collected by our Services is controlled by Disability Tek Pty Ltd Victoria Australia
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
When you create an account with us, we collect information (including your name, email address, and password).
1.3. Set Up Information
We collect information when you Join Us Now, join our Forum, or fill out a User Set Up. A complete Disability Tek User Set Up includes personal details – like your disability, physical and cognitive capabilities, how you access technology which helps you get found by other people with similar disabilities.
1.4. Other Services That Sync with Disability Tek
We collect information like your email address. We also use this information to enhance your experience with our Services by helping you to grow your network. We may also use this information to show you and other Members that you share the same uploaded contacts who may or may not be Members.
Please note that when you send a request to connect to another individual on our Service, or to join our Service to connect with you, that person may have access to your email address or, for SMS invitations, mobile number because it may be displayed in the request. After sending these invitations, we may also remind your invitees of your invitation on your behalf. Your Disability Tek connections will also have access to your email address.
1.5. Using the Disability Tek
We collect information when you visit our Service. For example, we collect information when you view or click on our Services, perform a search, join and participate in Forums and Set Ups. If you are logged in on disabilitytek.com your usage information and the log data, such as your IP address, will be associated by us with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.
We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services.
2. How we use your personal information
2.1. Consent to Disability Tek Processing Information About You
2.2. Disability Tek Communications
We communicate with you using Disability Tek messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, or other service-related issues..
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Disability Tek website Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications – informing you about how to best use our Services, new features, updates about other Members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communications – these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; (3) promotional communications – including email. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your Disability Tek email settings. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.
2.3. User Communications
With certain communications you send on our Services, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information.
Many communications that you initiate through our Services will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your contact information will be shared with that individual.
2.4. Service Development; Customized Experience
We use the information and content you provide to us to conduct research and development and to customize your experience and try to make it relevant and useful to you.
We use information and content that you and other Members provide to us to conduct research and development for the improvement of our Services in order to provide you and other Members and Visitors with a better, more intuitive experience and drive membership growth and engagement on our Services and to help connect professionals to economic opportunity.
We also customize your experience and the experiences of others on our Services. We try to show you content, such as news and presentations, that is relevant to you and your disability. We also use Members information and communications promoting our Services that are tailored to the recipient.
2.5. Sharing Information with Third Parties
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Disability Tek may be seen by others.
We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in Sections 2.5 of this Policy.
Other people may find your Disability Tek profile information through search engines (you can choose which parts of your public profile are accessible to public search engines in your settings), or use services like Twitter in conjunction with your Disability Tek account.
We offer a “public profile” feature that allows you as a Member to publish portions of your professional profile to the public Internet. This public profile will be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. You may choose the parts of your profile that search engines index or completely opt out of this feature in your Disability Tek account settings, or limit the publicly visible information in your SlideShare profile. However, third-party search engines may not automatically update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. Unless you delete them, your profiles on Disability Tek.com are always viewable on the respective Services.
Also, if you have opted to bind any of your Service accounts to your Twitter, Facebook or other similar account, you can easily share content from our Services to these third party services, in accordance with your account settings (which you may change at any time) and respective policies of these third parties. Further, we allow third parties to look-up profile information (subject to your privacy settings) using your email address or first and last name information through its profile API.
Our Services help you search for other disabled people, families and organisations to connect and share information and experiences to improve the quality of life for themselves and others of the disabled community.
You can search for Members, and information about others, and community content from Set Ups and Forums. For example, you can find Members with similar disability. We use personal information from our Set Ups and Forums Page, to inform and refine our content.
2.7. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures
We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in Australia, or other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Disability Tek, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.
2.8. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Disability Tek Corporation
2.9. Service Providers
We may employ third parties to help us with the Services
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services. These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Disability Tek not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
2.10 Data Processing Outside Your Country
We may process your information outside the country where you live.
We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Disability Tek, its affiliates and service providers operate.
3. Your Choices & Obligations
3.1. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account
You can change your Disability Tek information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Disability Tek regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can request your personal information that is not viewable on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
Please note: Information you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
3.2. Data Retention
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.
4. Important Information
4.1. Minimum Age
You have to meet Disability Tek’s minimum age requirements to create an account.
Visit our Safety Center for tips on using Disability Tek smartly and securely.
As described in Section 2.1 of the User Agreement, persons must be of Minimum Age to use Disability Tek.Please visit our Safety Center for additional information about safely using our Services.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, you should first contact Disability Tek.
Please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so be careful and select strong passwords. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.
How To Contact Us
If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us:
ONLINE at: firstname.lastname@example.org