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Privacy Policy

FD Global Consulting is committed to protecting the privacy of information that we collect from you as you use this website. The scope of this commitment is detailed in this Privacy Policy. By submitting information, you agree to FD Global Consulting use of such information as described herein. Please see our Terms of Use for more information about our on-line policies.

The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.

What information do we gather?

Information is gathered in two ways: (1) indirectly (for example, through our site’s technology); and (2) directly (for example, when you provide information). One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access www.fdglobalconnections.com.au, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways, some of which we describe in this Privacy Statement. One way is through the use of cookies. Cookies are small files of information which save and retrieve information about your visit to the website—for example, how you entered our site, how you navigated through the site, and what information was of interest to you. The cookies we use identify you merely as a number. (If you are uncomfortable regarding cookies use, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in preferences or options menu in your browser.)

We also collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us, for example when you enter contact information, or make an enquiry with us.

How do we use this information?

We analyse it to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor the website to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.

Will we share this with outside parties?

We will not sell nor share individual information. If associated with FD Global Connections there may be times when we need to share information, for example, providing your company’s address and your contact name when introducing a third party. But again, before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.

Do we give you access to your information?

You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by sending us an email.

What about data security?

We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on our website. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.

We are interested in maintaining your privacy and creating a valuable resource for you to use. If you have any questions now or during your visit, please contact us.

TERMS OF USE; AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

FD Global Connections Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by www.fdglobalconnections.com.au

This Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the FD Global Connections Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

FD Global Connections reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the FD Global Connections Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the FD Global Connections Web Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The FD Global Connections Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of FD Global Connections and FD Global Connections is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. FD Global Connections is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. FD Global Connections is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by FD Global Connections of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the FD Global Connections Web Site, you warrant to FD Global Connections that you will not use the FD Global Connections Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the FD Global Connections Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the FD Global Connections Web Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the FD Global Connections Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the FD Global Connections Web Sites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The FD Global Connections Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

FD Global Connections has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, FD Global Connections reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. FD Global Connections reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

FD Global Connections reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in FD Global Connection’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. FD Global Connections does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, FD Global Connections specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.

Managers and hosts are not authorized FD Global Connections spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of FD Global Connections. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS OR POSTED AT ANY FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE

FD Global Connections does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to FD Global Connections (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any FD Global Connections Web Site or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”).

However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting FD Global Connections, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. FD Global Connections is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in FD Global Connection’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON- INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,

PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE FD GLOBAL CONNECTIONS WEB SITE.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

FD Global Connections reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the FD Global Connections Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and FD Global Connections agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the city of Sydney, New South Wales.

Statute of Limitations – You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

FD Global Connections makes no representations or warranties with respect to the ownership of, or copyright in, content on this website uploaded, linked or otherwise disseminated by users of our service and in no way represent others who claim to be authors, creators or owners of copyright or other rights thereto. You shall obtain all permission(s) when required and are solely responsible for determining the existence of such rights, satisfying any copyright or other use restrictions, intangible rights, or related interests for obtaining any and all permissions and releases, for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, and for paying any associated fees necessary for the reproduction or use of the materials and for rights to any proprietary material depicted, and you expressly assume all responsibility for observing applicable laws of copyright, literary right, trespass, conversion, property right, privacy, publicity and defamation.

SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content.