(A Division of Bauer Media Limited)
At Network Services, we are committed to protecting and maintaining your privacy.
describes the type of information we may collect and what may happen to that information.
This policy applies to all publications published by NETWORK SERVICES. It also covers
websites relating to NETWORK SERVICES publications hosted by third parties, including
This statement is designed to tell you as much as possible about how NETWORK SERVICES
uses and manages personal information provided to, or collected by NETWORK SERVICES.
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.
NETWORK SERVICES is bound by and supports the National Privacy Principles contained
in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. As a media organisation, NETWORK SERVICES publicly
commits to the standards set out below under the heading "Media Organisation Privacy
Standards" in relation to it acts and practices carried out in the course of journalism.
In this ever changing world NETWORK SERVICES may, from time to time, review and
and changes to NETWORK SERVICES's operations. All personal information held by NETWORK
SERVICES will be governed by NETWORK SERVICES's most recent policy.
Any questions regarding this statement or complaints regarding privacy should be
sent to the Privacy Officer at Bauer Media Ltd, 54-58 Park Street, SYDNEY
What kind of personal information does NETWORK SERVICES collect and how does
NETWORK SERVICES collect it?
NETWORK SERVICES collects a range of personal information from members of the public.
NETWORK SERVICES collects most information directly from you. We collect this information
so you can subscribe to publications, join our loyalty clubs, advertise in our magazines,
request a product or service from NETWORK SERVICES, complete a survey or questionnaire,
enter a competition or an event, seek employment, or communicate with NETWORK SERVICES
by e-mail, telephone or in writing.
Sometimes NETWORK SERVICES 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 NETWORK SERVICES collects and holds
could include (but is not limited to) name, address, contact details, and gender.
How NETWORK SERVICES uses Personal Information
NETWORK SERVICES uses personal information for the primary purpose for which it
is collected and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary
In general, NETWORK SERVICES uses personal information for the following purposes:
- to provide publications to readers of its publications;
- to provide other products or services which are requested from NETWORK SERVICES,
including advertising services;
- to help NETWORK SERVICES manage and enhance its products and services;
- to communicate with readers of its publications;
- to provide people with ongoing information about NETWORK SERVICES's products and
services in which they may have an interest;
- unless requested not to, NETWORK SERVICES may provide your personal information
to third parties which may in turn provide your information to other third parties
for marketing purposes.
In many cases where NETWORK SERVICES asks you to provide NETWORK SERVICES with information
about yourself, if you do not provide NETWORK SERVICES with that information NETWORK
SERVICES will not be able to provide you with the relevant product or service.
Links to Third Party Websites from NETWORK SERVICES Websites
NETWORK SERVICES operates a number of websites relating to its products and services
and general business, including magshop.com.au, bauer-media.com.au, connectionswithbauer.com.au
and magazine websites such as lifestyle.ninemsn.com.au/cleo ("NETWORK SERVICES Websites").
To the extent that NETWORK SERVICES Websites contain links to sites operated by
third parties and not related to NETWORK SERVICES products, services or events ("Linked
Websites"), the Linked Websites are not controlled by NETWORK SERVICES 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
Ordering Third Party product
When you order a product supplied by a third party supplier ("Third Party Supplier")
through NETWORK SERVICES or an NETWORK SERVICES Website, we forward your contact
information to the relevant Third Party Supplier. In those instances, your information
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your
computers hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information,
but they do enable us to provide the functionality you require when visiting NETWORK
SERVICES Websites (for example, to place items in your shopping cart on magshop.com.au)
and personalises your internet experience
To whom might NETWORK SERVICES disclose Personal Information?
NETWORK SERVICES may disclose personal information it collects about you to a related
company. The company to which information is disclosed is bound to use it for the
same purpose as the information was collected, unless otherwise permitted by law.
NETWORK SERVICES may also provide your information to:
- newsagents for the purpose of fulfilling subscriptions to NETWORK SERVICES publications;
- Organisations who are sponsoring or otherwise involved with or participating in
a promotion, competition or survey;
- other companies or individuals NETWORK SERVICES engages to perform functions on
behalf of NETWORK SERVICES, such as mailing a subscription, processing credit card
information, mailing of information or prizes, data analysis, telemarketing, research,
- anyone you authorise NETWORK SERVICES to disclose information to.
NETWORK SERVICES 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 NETWORK SERVICES treat Sensitive Information?
In referring to 'sensitive information' NETWORK SERVICES 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 NETWORK SERVICES with sensitive information, it is NETWORK
SERVICES's 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
Management and security of personal information
NETWORK SERVICES has appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee NETWORK SERVICES's management
of personal information in accordance with this policy and the Commonwealth Privacy
Act. NETWORK SERVICES 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
NETWORK SERVICES endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is
accurate, complete and up-to-date. NETWORK SERVICES encourages you to contact it
as soon as possible in order to update any personal information it holds about you.
NETWORK SERVICES's contact details are set out below.
The National Privacy Principles require NETWORK SERVICES to not store personal information
longer than necessary. Where NETWORK SERVICES no longer requires any personal information
that it holds, that personal information will be destroyed or NETWORK SERVICES will
remove from it any details that will identify individuals.
You have the right to check what Personal Information NETWORK SERVICES holds about
Under the Commonwealth Privacy Act, you have the right to obtain access to any personal
information which NETWORK SERVICES holds about you and to advise NETWORK SERVICES
of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in
To make a request to access any information NETWORK SERVICES holds about you, please
contact NETWORK SERVICES in writing as set out below. NETWORK SERVICES will require
you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. NETWORK SERVICES
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,
NETWORK SERVICES will advise of the likely cost in advance and can help to refine
your request if required.
How to contact NETWORK SERVICES
If you would like to make an access request or wish to provide feedback about this
policy, please contact NETWORK SERVICES by writing to the Privacy Officer at Bauer
Media Ltd, 54-58 Park Street, SYDNEY NSW 2001 or via email