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Privacy Policy


PLEASE READ. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT AND THE WEBSITE Terms of Service.


INTRODUCTION

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") applies to the web sites, web pages, interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks and social network "tabs", alternative reality worlds, and other online or wireless offerings that post a link to this Privacy Policy, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology (collectively, "Sites"). The Sites are operated by Sony Pictures Releasing Pty Limited ABN 28 000 030 115 and/or one of its affiliates or related companies (collectively, "SPR").

This Privacy Policy applies to information that you provide to SPR by any means, including via the Sites, or by use of other services that may be provided by other means or media, including as set forth below and as defined in the applicable Terms of Service or other terms (the "Services"). The Services include, without limitation, services, products films, promotions and information about SPR and SPR's brands, services and products (whether delivered through electronic messages, websites, ordinary mail or otherwise).

We may review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time to take account of new laws and technology. All personal information held by us will be governed by the most up-to-date version of this Privacy Policy posted on our website.

CONTACT US ABOUT PRIVACY


If you have an enquiry, complaint or want to report a suspected breach of your privacy by us, please direct all enquiries to contactus_australia@spe.sony.com.

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED


Personal information collected by us from you may include your name, postal and email address, date of birth, contact details including telephone numbers (landline and mobile), gender and your occupation and employment details.

USER ACCOUNTS

In order to use our chat rooms, message boards, and certain other Services, you will need to register and create a user account ("User Account"). You may be asked to choose a user name, screen name, or member name (each, a "User Name") and password. You will also be asked to provide certain personal information about yourself, such as your first and last name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Your User Name will be available to the Internet's general public while you participate in some Services, like chat rooms or message boards. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may disclose publicly while using such Services. In some instances, you may choose to create a "Public Profile" that will be available to others on the Internet. Public Profiles are managed entirely by you, and you are solely responsible for your Public Profile's content and its "public" or "private" status.

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED

As part of the registration process for some Services, you may be asked to provide information that does not personally identify you. For example, you may be asked to provide information concerning your film, music or other entertainment preferences, purchasing habits, and the like. This information is generally optional but may be included in your User Account profile.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY AS YOU ACCESS AND USE THE SITES

SPR may automatically collect certain non-personal information about your use of its sites and Services. SPR might collect, among other things, information concerning the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your "click path" through the SPR sites or "click-through" from an e-mail, the website or advertisement that was linked to or from the SPR site when you visited, and your IP address. To do this, SPR may use cookies and other technology (see below). If you are using our wireless Services, we may also automatically collect information such as the type of wireless device you are using, your mobile identification number (assigned by your telecommunications carrier) and telecommunications carrier. The information collected about your use of the Sites and Services, and information provided through these technologies, will be anonymous.

COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY

SPR websites, and some Services and advertisements may contain "cookies," clear gifs (also known as web beacons or web bugs), or similar technology. A cookie is a piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser, which will store the cookie on your computer if your browser is enabled to accept cookies. Web beacons assist in the delivery of cookies and the collection of information which is not personal information, such as "click path" and other data as described above.

SPR uses cookies, clear gifs, frames, server log analysis and other technologies as they are developed to customise your experience with our sites and Services. We may share that information with third parties.

You should refer to your browser instructions or "Help" screen to learn more about how to manage cookies. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of the SPR websites and Services may not function properly.

SPR does not control cookies in third party ads, and visitors are encouraged to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. The ads appearing on the Sites may be delivered to you by third-party advertising companies. SPR's Privacy Policy does not cover the use of information collected from you by third party ad servers. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THIRD PARTIES


SPR may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another web site and you opt-in to receive information from SPR, that web site will forward to us your e-mail address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as one of our Facebook applications or a similar application or feature on a third party web site) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including personal information. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party web site give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "connections” or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections’” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party web site or interactive service.

SPR may also supplement the information we collect about you through the Sites with outside records from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may combine the information we receive from these third parties with information we collect through the Sites. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to any personal information received, unless we have disclosed otherwise.

HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?

We may use information collected through our Sites, including personal information, in order to:

  1. allow you to participate in features we offer on the Sites;
  2. process your registration, including, at times, verifying that the e-mail address you provide is active and valid;
  3. provide you with Services and information that you have requested or agreed to receive;
  4. tailor content, advertisements, and offers we serve you;
  5. improve the Sites and for internal business purposes;
  6. contact you with regard to your use of the Sites, your account and, in our discretion, changes to any SPR policy; and
  7. for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your personal information or otherwise with your consent.
You consent to us using your personal information in those ways and for sending you information about our Services and other products, services and special offers, as well as the products and services of our related bodies corporate and selected third parties, now and in the future. You also consent to us sending you the information by direct mail, telemarketing, email, SMS and MMS messages. You can contact us if you do not want to receive marketing information from us, or if you want to stop receiving telemarketing, by using the contact details listed above.

We may contract with third party companies, sub-contractors, service providers, agents or other persons to provide certain services including data management, web development, promotional services, etc. ("Service Providers"). We may provide our Service Providers with the information needed for them to perform these services and that information may include your personal information. We also ask our Service Providers to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours.

By providing any personal information to SPR, you understand that your personal information may be collected by or on behalf of SPR on a server located in the USA. You consent to your personal information being collected, used and stored by SPR in accordance with this Privacy Policy and, in particular, to the collection, use, storage, and processing of your personal information in the USA.

HOW IS YOUR NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?

From time to time, SPR may use and share with third parties aggregate, non-personal user information to show general demographic and preference information among users of the SPR websites.

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING CHILDREN UNDER 13


Except in limited circumstances, SPR will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any personal information from a child under 13 without first obtaining consent from that child's parent or legal guardian.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13, and your child would like to participate in certain Services that SPR has chosen to make available to children in this age group, your child will be prompted to print out a form for you to complete and mail in to SPR. SPR will only collect information that is reasonably necessary for your child to participate, and SPR will not share your child's personal information with any third party (except for purposes of fulfilment by a third party that has agreed to protect the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy), unless you specifically consent, or as permitted by other applicable law. You may also subsequently revoke your consent and request that your child's information be removed from SPR's active list by sending an e-mail to contactus_australia@spe.sony.com and be sure to include in your message the same User Name and password and/or e-mail address that your child submitted.

ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION


You can contact us to request access to your personal information. In ordinary circumstances we will give you full access to your personal information. However, there may be some legal or administrative reasons to deny access. If access is denied, we will provide you with the reason why.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION


While SPR takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorised disclosure and to prevent possible security breaches in our websites, Services, and customer databases, no website, Internet transmission, computer system, or wireless connection is completely secure. Consequently, SPR cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Your use of the SPR sites and Services is at your own risk. SPR urges you to take steps to keep your information safe by memorising your password or keeping it in a safe place (separate from your account information), logging out of your User Account, and closing your web browser.

HYPERLINKS TO AND FROM OTHER SITES


SPR sites may frame, and/or contain links to, or advertisements about, non-SPR websites. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to SPR sites. SPR does not endorse or sponsor other websites, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-SPR sites, expressly disclaims any statements or assertions made on such websites, and denies all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other sites and advertisements.

Posted: July 2011