Schoolyard Stories (SYS) Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy)

Schoolyard Stories is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy, together with any terms and conditions on our website or applicable to our Services, sets out the basis on which any Personal Data (as defined below) or information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be used, stored and processed by us when you use our Services or purchase our products. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your Personal Data and how we will treat it.

In adopting this Privacy Policy, we wish to balance our legitimate business interests and your reasonable expectation of privacy. Accordingly, we will take reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised access to, or disclosure of your Personal Data. However, we do not guarantee that your Personal Data shall be 100% secure.
By continuing to use our website and Services, you agree to the terms and conditions set out in this Privacy Policy. You agree that we may collect Personal Data for the purposes of providing you with access to our website and for any of the purposes listed below.

How do we collect Personal Data?

We only collect information directly from you or your school or that you have provided to us, for instance, when you enter your details online, when you email or fax in orders or over the phone when further information is required.

What types of Personal Data do we collect?

The type of Personal Data that we may collect includes information necessary for our legitimate business interests and for the provision of our Services to you. This may include personal information which contains identifiable information such as (amongst other things):

  • Information collected over the website may include:
  • your first and last name;
  • name of your organisation;
  •  your position within organisation;
  • address;
  • telephone number;
  • email address;
  • details of recipes, stories or poems currently or previously submitted to Schoolyard Stories;
  • Names of students;
  • Student emails;
  • Names of parents/guardians;
  • Parent/guardian emails; and
  • information reasonably related to providing products and services,
    (“Personal Data”).

If you choose not to provide Personal Data, we may not be able to provide you with the services or products you require. We will attempt to limit the types of Personal Data we collect to only that to which you consent.

How we may use your Personal Data

Your information may be used to (amongst other things):

  • provide services or products you request;
  • identify you and assist you in accessing and utilizing our website;
  • administer all submissions (stories, artwork, recipes etc) and compile publications;
  • communicate with you;
  • notify you of information relevant to your school;
  • online ordering;
  • link parent/guardian with students for purposes of ordering personalised publications such as personalised covers or portfolio.
  • deliver goods to you;
  • respond to any queries you may have;
  • develop an online customer profile;
  • inform you of products, services, and offers which you may find interesting,
  • understand general customer trends and patterns so we can develop and support existing and ongoing marketing strategies for our products and services; and
  • for security, administrative and legal purposes.

Use of Personal Data

Schoolyard Stories will only use the Personal Data you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. Schoolyard Stories will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
You are entitled to request that we desist from using your Personal Data for the purposes of direct marketing, and we will provide you with the necessary functionality for you to do so with ease, each time we market to you.

Preservation and disclosure of Personal Data

We may disclose your Personal Data to the following organisations outside Schoolyard Stories for the following reasons:

  • Our printers who package, address and send you your books; and
  • Other companies that work for us where required.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we may preserve or disclose your Personal Data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.

No sale of Personal Data

Under no circumstances will Schoolyard Stories sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your Personal Data.

Accuracy of the information

Schoolyard Stories aims to ensure accuracy of customer information and Personal Data. However, the accuracy of the information we hold depends to a large extent on the information you provide. We recommend that you let us know if there are any errors in your Personal Data and advise us of changes to your Personal Data.

What security measures are in place to protect my Personal Data?

Although absolute security cannot be guaranteed on the Internet, we have in place reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your Personal Data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, misuse, destruction or against unauthorised disclosure or access to the information we collect online. While we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Data you provide us, we will endeavor to continue to maintain these security measures over time.

Your information will not be stored for longer than is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect company initiatives, changes in the law or technology or changes in our practices regarding the collection and use of Personal Data. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted on our website so that you are always informed of the latest version.

We will not use or disclose Personal Data provided to us pursuant to this Privacy Policy in ways other than the ones described above, without informing you and providing you with the opportunity to consent to such modified conditions concerning the use and disclosure of your Personal Data.

Applicable Law

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Victoria. The parties to this Privacy Policy submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Victoria.

If any provision of this Privacy Policy is judged to be illegal, void or unenforceable due to applicable law or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction it shall be deemed deleted and the continuation in full force and effect of the remainder of the provisions will not be prejudiced unless a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the substantive purpose of this Privacy Policy is then frustrated, in which case you may contact us at the address provided on our website in order to opt-out of the Privacy Policy.