"User" a person who uses and/or access computer Software and/or material via the The Firs website; "The Firs" This Website, its sponsors, affiliates and creators; "Data" means any data (including Personal Information) provided to The Firs by a User; "Personal Information" Including but not limited any Data or information about an identifiable User, including an email address;
COLLECTION OF DATA
If a User registers with The Firs by completing a submission form, including but not limited to a newsletter registration form, an information enquiry form or a registration to gain access to a password protected zone, a User is not anonymous to The Firs. For the purposes of online purchasing, a User may also be prompted to provide necessary Personal Information to process a credit card or PayPal payment. Information collected by The Firs is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public. If a User does not wish to submit any personal identifying information, the User should not submit any information within submission form fields on The Firs. The Firs does not have any motive or intention to gather contact Data of visitors who are under the age of 13 and would prefer that parental Data be supplied instead on behalf of a child under the age of 13. It is the nature of the Internet and websites that The Firs by default records User information on The Firs's server traffic reports from the browser which the User is using to view The Firs, including an IP address and which web pages were visited. The Firs uses cookie technology. Cookie technology consists of trace elements of data that is stored on the User's computer's hard drive and which contains information about the User, so that next time the User visits The Firs the Cookie recognises the User's prior visit.
USE OF DATAUsers of The Firs understand and agree that in order to offer certain services or functions, The Firs must collect and use personal information about Users. The Firs may send to a User messages by Email and/or SMS regarding their account. It is an optional condition of a User submitting Data to The Firs that Users agree to receive future Promotional messages from The Firs by Email and/or SMS or to Opt-out from future communications. A User can choose to opt-out of promotional messages at any time by contacting The Firs or following the unsubscribe link or instructions on the future communication. The Firs uses cookie technology and generates and saves User and session ID's to the User's Internet browser and computer to track and analyse website usage of the User. The Firs does this to be able to identify any technical problems with the workings of The Firs and to correct these to ensure a better online experience for the User.
AUTHORISED ACCESS TO DATA
The Firs may disclose information to any authorized official if required to do so by law or if it is required to protect the safety of other The Firs Users or the public, or if The Firs believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend The Firs rights or properties. The Firs will not sell, rent, share, or distribute Personal Information to any entity other than 3rd parties which are vital in the administration of The Firs and the supply of goods or services that have been requested by the User, including but not limited to: hosting service providers, web administrators and online purchase and delivery service providers. The Firs may need to share Data with employees and employees of 3rd parties that require access to the Data to perform their day-to-day functions for The Firs. The Firs may disclose anonymous demographic and biometric statistics about the Data within the database for business purposes. In the event of The Firs changing ownership to a new entity, The Firs may transfer its rights to the Data to the new owner. The new owner of The Firs is required to notify each User of the transfer and the User may choose to modify its Personal Data at that time or choose to remove it.
SECURE STORAGE OF DATA
Information collected by The Firs is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public. All Data is available only to the User and those authorized employees to whom The Firs has granted permissions by issuing a username and password. It is the responsibility of each User to maintain the confidentiality and security of their password and to alert The Firs or reset their password if compromise of security is suspected. Any unauthorised use of The Firs systems and attempts to access Data without express authorisation is a violation of the Agreement, the act of which is prosecutable by Law.
EDITING OR REMOVING DATA
A User is able to update or remove the Data they have submitted to The Firs, either by logging in or by contacting The Firs. User updates or removal will reflect in The Firs's active database, but The Firs may retain Data in backup files and archives or to prevent a User from being accidentally re-added to the database after they have expressly unsubscribed.
The Firs has no control over information or privacy policies of 3rd party websites hyperlinked to from The Firs. These 3rd party links are being provided for the convenience of the Users of The Firs and The Firs does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the content, nature or reliability of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. The Firs takes no responsibility for monitoring, updating, supplementing or correcting any information on any linked website and makes no representation or warranties regarding such information. Please be aware that in linking to these outside websites, Users are leaving The Firs and that The Firs is not responsible for the content of any other site.
Any questions or concerns related to should be directed to the contact person listed on The Firs.