RealWeddings.com.au is an online platform where users can view information and directly contact the venue’s property owner/manager/lessee or business owner to request information (brochures, pricing etc) and arrange an engagement party, wedding or honeymoon via enquiry webforms on our site.
The type of information that we collect and hold about you depends on the type of dealings you have with us.
For example, when you fill out a ‘Download Brochure’ enquiry form, we need to know your name and email address.
If you are a venue owner or business and are listing a venue or business on RealWeddings.com.au, we need to know your contact details, the address of the venue or business as well as credit card information which is handled and protected by EWAY.
We collect personal information in a lawful way that complies with the Privacy Act.
Information may be collected from you by:
Direct email – if you have correspondence with us (RealWeddings.com.au) or any of our partnering venues
Over the telephone
Through written communications
When you complete forms or submit information on our site
From third parties, such as outlets that choose to advertise with
Our social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn)
From our own records, of your use of our service
The main purposes for which we would collect, hold, use and/or disclose personal information are:
To identify you and verify your identity
To communicate with you about our business
To contact you occasionally with critical user information or service updates
To assist our partners that you are dealing with through RealWeddings.com.au. For example, we need to pass on personal information from users, such as contact details, to venue owners/managers/lessees so that you are able to book/arrange property viewings/communicate
To customise, measure and improve our services, content and advertising
To tailor the site based on demographic and consumer trends
If you choose to send a message and contact one of our partnering venues on the site, your personal information, including your email address and any other information you supply will be visible to that partnering venue or business so that they can reply directly to you.
Enquiries sent via the site are also available for review to a limited number of people at RealWeddings.com.au.
We may de-identify and aggregate your personal information and of others for our own statistical purposes. Provided that it remains de-identified (i.e. anonymous), we may disclose that aggregated information to third parties or use it for marketing or research purposes.
We may disclose your personal information or data to enforce our policies or where we are permitted to do so by applicable law, such as in response to a valid legally-compliant request by a law enforcement or governmental authority, or in connection with actual or proposed litigation, or to protect our property, people and other rights of interest.
We may also share your information with:
Venue owners/managers/lessees that you have opted to contact via our site
Any third party you have asked us to share your personal data with – such as Facebook if you have asked us to connect with your Facebook account
Any contracted services providers we engage, including/;
Information technology services
Marketing and communications agencies
Printers and distributors or direct marketing materials
External business advisors such as auditor, lawyers
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You may be required to put your request in writing for security purposes.
RealWeddings.com.au implements measures to protect the personal information that we hold, including:
Mandatory password protection on all computers (changed regularly)
Secure hard copy document, electronic storage and hardware disposal procedures
Firewall and antivirus/malware software
Training and internal policies
While no system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by the site reduce our vulnerability to security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.