msfeed.io is trading under MSKONNECT Pty Ltd ("mskonnect", "we") is an online Microsoft knowledge sharing community (“website”) through which Microsoft Gurus/professionals (“you”) can share and interact with content and other members. It is owned and operated by MSKONNECT Pty Ltd.
We take your privacy very seriously, and make it a priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal information. This policy summarises the information you need to know about the collection, use and storage of your information.
The information we collect
“Personal information” is any information that could be used to identify an individual. It does not include publicly available information.
Personal information includes your name, email addresses, user name and password, the organisation you work for, job title, technical specialisation, and other relevant professional information and any other information you provide to us, such as profession. Much of this information may be made public through the choices you make in your profile settings. The remainder, such as email address, is kept private in accordance with this policy.
You can choose not to provide this personal information to us, but some information about you is required in order for you to become a member or use the features of our site. For example, we require an email address to create a profile. If you choose not to provide required information, please note your experience of our website may be affected.
We also collect automatic information through our website and your device. The automatic information we may collect includes information such as:
○ Your IP address
○ Your location information
○ Web browser software
○ Referring website (any website from which you clicked a link to bring you to our site)
○ Content viewed on our website
○ Pages visited on our website; and
○ Searches made on our website
One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help us understand the activities of our users and optimize your user experience. You can change the privacy settings of your device at any time.
How we collect information
We collect information that you provide to us directly and through your use of our website and networks. Your web browser provides us with the automatic information listed above.
How we use your information
If you create a profile on our site, all other users can see your name, position, organisation and photo. They can also see the comments you post and the interactions you have with the shared content on our site. Your contact information (e.g. email address) will not be provided to anyone, unless you choose to share this yourself in a public manner.
mskonnect may use the information we collect about you for the following:
○ Account registration and management, site access and use of some site features;
○ Communication with you about mskonnect and your account;
○ To enable us to publish your posts and comments to the mskonnect community;
○ To respond to your queries, comments and support requests;
○ To continually improve our website and your experience of it;
○ To customize your experience with mskonnect, including customizing ads shown to you;
○ To resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems;
○ To prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities;
○ To maintain and make changes to our website;
○ To comply with our legal, regulatory, compliance, or auditing requirements; and/or
○ Other uses as described to you at the point of collection.
○ Email Communications
We will communicate with you regarding setting up and using your mskonnect account. You will receive other email communications that you request from us, such as weekly content summaries. From time to time we will communicate with you about new features and other site information. You can opt out of these communications through your profile settings or via the Unsubscribe function on email communications.
○ You can choose not to provide us with your personal information, although it may prevent you utilizing mskonnect or some features of mskonnect;
○ You have the right to ask us what personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us;
○ You can review, edit or remove the information you have provided to us by visiting your profile;
○ You can close your account at any time. Please note that any comments you have made public on the site will remain after your account is deactivated
Our website includes links to third party websites. If you access other websites from the links provided on our website, those websites may collect information from you which will be used in accordance with their own privacy policies, which may differ from this policy. We suggest that you read the privacy statements posted on those other websites. MSkonnect is not responsible for any information you choose to provide to other websites that we link to.
How we store your information
We store personal information in secure online storage facilities. We are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee absolute security, we have implemented and maintain appropriate measures to protect the personal information you provide us against unauthorized or unlawful access, modification, use or disclosure, and against accidental loss, damage, or destruction.
We will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements. We may retain some information for a period of time after you have closed your account with us. We may retain certain information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes.
International Considerations – for Australian Users
Our servers, or the servers of our contractors, may be located outside Australia. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to and stored outside Australia. By using the website, you consent to such transfer and international storage.
In addition, some of the third-party companies and contractors that we engage to perform services on our behalf may be located outside Australia and may need access to your information in order to provide these services to us.
How we share your information
If you choose to create a profile on mskonnect, certain information in your profile will be publicly viewable. Any comments you make on shared content or public forums on our site are viewable by any visitor. Please ensure you are comfortable with the information you are sharing publically. If you choose to make personal information public, you lose your rights over that information. If you choose to make any contact details public, please be aware that you may be contacted by unwanted parties. You can update your information at any time in your profile settings. Any information shared publically prior to you changing your privacy settings will remain public.
Unless you expressly ask us to via options in your profile, we never share any of your personal information with non-agent third parties unless we are required to do so by law or if we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property, rights or those the public. This may change in the future, however you will be notified prior to such changes and have options relating to your personal information at that time. We will communicate such changes to the registered email addresses that registered members have provided to us. For this purpose, please ensure your email address is kept up to date in your profile.
We only disclose information to our employees, contractors or partners that a) need access to our systems to build, maintain, support and enhance our systems, and b) have agreed not to disclose it to others.
How you can update your information
You have the ability to change, update or delete information in your profile at any time. To ensure data validity, we encourage you to keep this information up to date.
How you can contact us
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints relating to this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Privacy Officer is Steven Campbell, Co-founder & Director.
We will take reasonable steps to resolve any issues resulting from our failure to comply with our privacy obligations.