Introduction

The Tasmanian Writers Centre regards customer privacy as an important part of our relationship with our customers. The following privacy policy applies to all Tasmanian Writers Centre users, and conforms to Internet privacy standards.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Marion Stoneman on 03 6224 0029.

Collection of Information

In order to use the Tasmanian Writers Centre website, we may require information from you in order to provide the best service possible.

All correspondence may also be collected and stored, particularly in regard to sales, support and accounts, including email.

Any information collected by the Tasmanian Writers Centre is collected via correspondence from you or your company. This may be via the telephone, email, mail, fax or directly through our website.

Use of Collected Information

Any details collected from the Tasmanian Writers Centre customers is required in order to provide you with our products and/or services, and a high level of customer service.

Correspondence is recorded in order to provide service references, and to assist in our staff development.

Storage of Collected Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can email us at [email protected].

Access to Collected Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at [email protected].

Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. You may be required to provide contact information (such as name, email, and postal address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

Communications

The Tasmanian Writers Centre uses personally identifiable information for essential communications, such as emails, accounts information, and critical service details. We may also use this information for other purposes, including some promotional emails. If at any time a customer wishes not to receive such correspondence, they can request to be removed from any mailing lists by emailing us at [email protected].

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Third Parties

The Tasmanian Writers Centre may at its discretion use other third parties to provide essential services on our site or for our business processes. We may share your details as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

The Tasmanian Writers Centre does not share any information with third parties for any unknown or unrelated uses.

Legal

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Links

Links on the Tasmanian Writers Centre site to external entities are not covered within this policy. The terms and conditions set out in this privacy statement only cover the domain name of www.taswriters.org.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

Tasmanian Writers Centre Security Policy

The Tasmanian Writers Centre uses the SecurePay Payment Gateway for its online credit card transactions. SecurePay processes online credit card transactions for thousands of Australian merchants, providing a safe and secure means of collecting payments via the Internet. All online credit card transactions performed on this site using the SecurePay gateway are secured payments.

  • Payments are fully automated with an immediate response.
  • Your complete credit card number cannot be viewed by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre or any outside party.
  • All transactions are performed under 128 Bit SSL Certificate.
  • All transaction data is encrypted for storage within SecurePay’s bank-grade data centre, further protecting your credit card data.
  • SecurePay is an authorised third party processor for all the major Australian banks.
  • SecurePay at no time touches your funds; all monies are directly transferred from your credit card to the merchant account held by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre.

For more information about SecurePay and online credit card payments, please visit www.securepay.com.au

Delivery Policy

Books

After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation from eWAY containing your order details – (if you have provided your email address). We will normally confirm receipt of your order within a few minutes of ordering. We will attempt to send your goods via post within three working days, however if goods are unavailable delivery will take a little longer.

If you wish to query a delivery please contact us at [email protected].

Courses, Workshops and Membership Subscriptions

After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation from eWAY containing your order details (if you have provided your email address). We will normally confirm receipt of your order within a few minutes of ordering.

For workshop bookings, we will attempt to send your registration details by email within three working days.

With Membership subscriptions we will post your Membership card to you within seven working days.

If you wish to query a delivery please contact us at [email protected].

Refund & Returns Policy

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we invite you to email us at [email protected] so that we can resolve any problems.

This refund policy does not apply to goods which have been worn or used, damaged after delivery, or if any attempt has been made to alter the product or if they have been dropped or broken. All products must be returned in their original condition. All postage and insurance costs are to be paid by the buyer. We recommend that you return the product via Registered post and that you pre pay all postage.

You assume any risk of lost, theft or damaged goods during transit & therefore advise you take out shipment registration of insurance with your postal carrier. The Tasmanian Writers Centre will not be responsible for parcels lost or damaged in transit if you choose not to insure.

If you have any enquiries regarding this document and the payment services offered by SecurePay
please visit www.securepay.com.au

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Tasmanian Writers Centre, and subject to the following conditions:

Credits and Refunds

  • Within 5 days of event – no credit or refund.
  • Within 6-12 days of event – 90% credit or refund.
  • Over 12 days before event – full credit or refund.

Credits are only valid within the same calendar year.

Tasmanian Writers Centre reserves the right to cancel any activity due to lack of bookings up to two days prior to an event or course. Staff will make every effort to contact you as early as possible. Please contact us to confirm that your event will go ahead before booking travel or accommodation.