Your privacy is important to us. Changes to Australian privacy laws over the last couple of years have resulted in more protection for web users. Smith Hancock Chartered Accountants (Smith Hancock) respects your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit this web site. Here are some things you should know about how we protect your privacy.
When you send us e-mail, we may keep your email for tracking purposes, but we won't share your e-mail address with anyone outside of Smith Hancock employees and its contractors. We'll only use your e-mail address to respond to your requests for information.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, our server will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. Our server automatically collects and stores only the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example, "mycompany.com.au" if you use a private Internet access account, or "myschool.edu.au" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to our web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.
Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to other web sites. When you leave the Smith Hancock web site to go to another web site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site. Smith Hancock cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided there.
Linking to a web site does not constitute an endorsement by Smith Hancock, or any of its employees, of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
This web site and the information it contains is provided as a public service by Smith Hancock. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorised attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilise this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
Restriction of Liability
Smith Hancock makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Smith Hancock.
Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. However, all information submitted to Smith Hancock via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of Smith Hancock, except those submissions made under separate legal contract. Smith Hancock shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to Smith Hancock through this site.