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Privacy statement

Updated April 24, 2008

IceTV Pty Ltd ("IceTV") is committed to safeguarding the privacy of IceTV subscribers online. The following statement sets out our policy in relation to privacy. This policy may need to be updated as IceTV expands their service offering so please reread this policy periodically.

IceTV collects information when you register your interest by completing any online form or when purchasing an IceTV subscription or hardware device from our online store. We record this information in our database to allow us to notify you of any IceTV service updates, relative news or information to our service or any changes you may need to be made aware of regarding the your hardware device and as necessary to provide certain features within the IceTV service.

Any information you provide will only be used by IceTV for the purposes set out in this policy and stated above and will not be made publicly available. IceTV may disclose your information in special cases where IceTV has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose this information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes necessary to maintain services and improve our products and services.

Our website and database have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please note, however, that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. As a result, while we attempt to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the following Privacy Policy, the practices of this website or your dealings with IceTV then please don't hesitate to contact us.

IceTV understands how important personal privacy is to our customers. We have designed our systems and internal methodology to help protect the privacy of our customers and established strict policies regarding the handling of personally identifiable information.

In order to provide certain IceTV features to our users (such as IceTV Recommendations & IceTV's "Most Popular" TV ratings) we need to collect certain types of information from those users including Customer Recording Information (as defined below).

IceTV does collect & aggregate Customer Recording Information; that is, information about recording choices made while using the IceTV EPG to schedule TV shows to record or while using certain IceTV Smart Recording features (such as IceTV Remote) in order to provide certain features and/or applications within the IceTV Service. At no time is this information made publicly available or does it make it possible for personal identification of any individual or household using IceTV. In other words, there is no personally identifiable information associated with the collection of Customer Recording Information that could identify that information as coming from you or your household for others users to see.

If you elect to engage in some of IceTV's Smart Recording services such as by scheduling a recording via the IceTV website using the IceTV Remote feature, you do so knowing that IceTV needs to collect and aggregate this personally identifiable information in order to provide the service and/or fulfill your individual request.

IceTV intends to add and make available new services in the future that may require further use of your Customer Recording Information. However at no stage will this personally identifiable information be made public without the consent of the individual or IceTV customer. These services will be governed by the privacy policy of IceTV as stated below.

When downloading or installing IceTV applications that require IceTV to collect such information in order to work you will be prompted to show your consent by actively accepting the Terms and Conditions specific to that IceTV Smart Recording feature or software application.

IceTV Privacy Policy

Updated April 24, 2008

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. It provides important information on how your privacy is protected when using the IceTV Service.

We are committed in providing Australian consumers with the greatest user experience possible with their digital free-to-air television viewing. In order to achieve this, IceTV collects and aggregates certain information such as Customer Recording Information, as described in this Privacy Policy. The information (defined below) you provide to IceTV when using the IceTV Service with your compatible Digital Recording Device (referred to in this Privacy Policy as your "IceTV Device" and describes any hardware device capable of receiving the IceTV Service) enables your IceTV Device to select programs you want it to record, and also allow you to benefit from additional services under IceTV Smart Recording (such as IceTV Recommendations, My Shows and IceTV's "Most Popular" TV ratings).

By registering your details with IceTV you consent to the provisions set out in this Privacy Policy including the privacy preferences set forth in Section 4.1. This Privacy Policy explains our commitment to your privacy in the following areas:

  1. Customer Information;

    Customer Information Includes Account Information, Contact Information, Service Information and any other required Information linked to your IceTV Account such as the type of IceTV Device you use, whether you have multiple IceTV Devices registered to your IceTV Account and your Subscription Purchase History.

    1. Account Information is obtained when you first setup an IceTV Account, by completing your registration details with us online when you A) Purchase an IceTV Subscription or register for an IceTV Free Trial B) Purchase an IceTV Device or Product from our Online Store or C) Redeem a prepaid Free Gift Subscription you received as part of an IceTV Device purchase you made.

      Account Information includes Contact Information and any other information we may receive about you in additional communication from you or a Third Party. Account Information does not include any Customer Recording Information, as defined below.

    2. Contact Information means information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example: your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Contact Information is a subset of Account Information and thus forms part of your Customer Information. Information such as your "postcode" by itself, while part of your address, is not Contact Information because your postcode alone does not allow someone to identify or contact you personally. Likewise, information such as your "gender", while part of your Customer Information, does not allow someone to identify or contact you personally.

    3. Service Information means information necessary for IceTV to provide service to your IceTV Device. Examples of Service Information include; the type of IceTV Device you use, the software and software version of that IceTV Device, firmware version number, IceTV features used, and the success status of the last attempted IceTV Service update (i.e. connection between your IceTV Device and the IceTV servers and when your latest IceTV Guide "fetch" occurred). This information is always transmitted to IceTV when your device regularly connects to the IceTV servers.

    4. Customer Recording Information refers to information about the recording choices that you and other users of your IceTV Device make, if that information is linked to or associated with your Account Information. IceTV collects and aggregates your Customer Recording Information so that it may provide useful features such as IceTV Remote, IceTV Recommendations, My Shows and IceTV's "Most Popular". These IceTV Smart Recording features are intended to maximize your viewing experience and we have worked very hard to design our system to ensure that no personally identifiable information may be sent to, or collected by, IceTV without your express consent. You will be prompted and required to personally accept the specific Terms and Conditions needed to provide certain IceTV Smart Recording features and thereby acknowledge collection of Customer Recording Information by doing so.

    5. Customer Billing Information & IceTV Audit Log. Customer Billing Information refers to personally identifiable information that enables IceTV or a Third Party provider to fulfill your request to complete a transaction or participate in a promotion. From time to time, IceTV may notify you of special offers and/or enable you to purchase hardware devices and additional services from IceTV or from a chosen Third Party provider. You would be notified of such offers in manners set out in Section 2 and consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you decide to take advantage of such an offer or engage in a transaction, IceTV will collect and communicate your relevant Customer Billing Information & Account Information and your interest in that specific offer or transaction to any applicable Third Party responsible for that offer. In addition to fulfilling your request, that Third Party may also use your Account Information to send you other information in which you might be interested consistent with its own privacy policies and any consent you give them. This information is collected and disclosed by IceTV only upon your consent and any transaction or participation made by you is collected and recorded in the IceTV Customer Billing Information and IceTV Audit Log specific to your IceTV Account.

  2. Use of General Customer Information;

    1. Account Information. IceTV uses your Account Information to first establish an IceTV Account, provide you with the IceTV service and to provide you with the required software to run IceTV on your compatible IceTV Device. IceTV may also use your Account Information to offer or inform you of new services when they are released and for any other legitimate business purpose.

      For example, IceTV may use your e-mail address to notify you personally of any recommended software updates, critical version updates for your IceTV Device, and/or if any new features/services have been released and are made available.

      IceTV may also use your Account Information to notify you about upcoming promotions that might interest you. Customers can opt in or opt out to receive the above mentioned types of notifications when they first register an IceTV Account. These settings can also easily be accessed, viewed and changed via the IceTV website by the Customer at any stage by simply logging in under the "My Account" section of the IceTV website and making any changes necessary.

    2. Customer Recording Information. IceTV uses your Customer Recording Information to help ensure that your IceTV Device at home schedules and successfully records your TV programs. IceTV will also use your Customer Recording Information to provide you with your own personalised features such as My Shows, My Upcoming Shows, IceTV Recommendations, and to also assist in providing accurate statistics for IceTV's "Most Popular" TV ratings. IceTV will not use or make public any personally identifiable information stored on your IceTV Device without your consent.

      The collection and aggregation of your Customer Recording Information and personally identifiable information is necessary to provide certain IceTV Smart Recording services, such as IceTV Remote. In order to take advantage of these additional features, you will need to accept the specific Terms and Conditions necessary to provide that feature when first downloading or installing it. Customers who elect to use these additional IceTV Smart Recording features do so by allowing IceTV to collect their personally identifiable information and use it to provide the chosen services as well as for other legitimate business purposes such as conducting surveys and measuring audience levels.

      IceTV will not publicly disclose your personally identifiable information to Third Parties (as defined in Section 3.1) without your express consent.

    3. Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information. We use Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information to provide services (such as IceTV's "Most Popular" TV ratings and IceTV Recommendations) to customers, to develop reports and analyses about what TV shows, TV series, genres of TV shows our users (as a whole or in subgroups) record. IceTV may also use Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information to promote and advertise other forms of content, to conduct research, and for any other legitimate business purpose.

      For example, IceTV may use Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information for the purpose of providing IceTV Recommendations. Where IceTV matches Customer (A) who records shows (W, X &Y), with Customer (B) who records shows (W, X, Y & Z) to suggest to Customer (A), that they may also like show (Z). Customer (A) is then given options and free to choose what they would like to do with the IceTV Recommendation (i.e. Set show (Z) to record onto their IceTV Device or simply ignore the IceTV Recommendation). For the purpose of this example, Show (Z) may be another form of content also available to Customer (A), depending on their IceTV Device.

    4. Customer Billing Information & IceTV Audit Log. IceTV uses Customer Billing Information & IceTV Audit Log as described in Section 1.5. in order to provide the IceTV Service, promote additional special offers on behalf of IceTV or any partnering Third Party and to ensure the highest standards of Customer Support.

    5. IceTV Customers with more than one IceTV Device. Currently, up to 3 different IceTV Devices are acceptable for each registered IceTV Account. IceTV Customers with more than one IceTV Device registered under their IceTV Account will result in the settings within the Customer Account Information applying to all their IceTV Devices. This means that if a Customers has elected not to be notified by IceTV as described in Section 2.i) we will not be able to provide certain features across all the IceTV Devices. Likewise, if the Customer has elected to be notified or given IceTV permission to collect personally identifiable information by accepting the Terms and Conditions needed for certain IceTV Smart Recording features for one of their IceTV Devices, then IceTV will apply these settings for all the IceTV Devices registered with that Customer's IceTV Account.

  3. Disclosure of General Customer Information

    1. In General, IceTV may disclose aggregated Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information and other aggregated forms of Customer Information, along with any reports or analyses derived from such information, to unaffiliated third parties including advertisers, broadcasters, consumer and market research companies and other organizations ("Third Parties").

    2. Manufacturing and Service Provider Partners & Contractors. In certain instances we will disclose to our hardware manufacturing partners and service provider partners (for example Beyonwiz, Elgato or Acer) certain Account Information of Customers who have an IceTV Device made by that manufacturing partner or receive a service from that service provider partner. IceTV will also use Contractors to assist in further developing the IceTV Service, whereby the contractors may be given access to our database and Customer Information on an interim basis in order to perform their agreed services to IceTV.

      IceTV has strict Confidentiality & Privacy policies in place as part of any Agreement with a manufacturer, service provider and/or contractor to protect the privacy and identity of our Customers. Our partners and contractors are legally liable for any misuse, misconduct or action resulting in disclosure of any Customer Information.

    3. Outside factors beyond IceTV's control. IceTV is committed to safeguarding your privacy online and protecting your Customer Information is extremely important to us. However, due to outside factors beyond IceTV's control, we cannot fully ensure that your Customer Information will not be disclosed to Third Parties. For example, we may be legally obligated to disclose Customer Information to local, state or federal government bodies or other Third Parties under certain circumstances (including in response to any legal action), or Third Parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access IceTV's database and your Customer Information.

  4. Your Choices Regarding Customer Information

    1. Limitations on IceTV's collection, use, and disclosure of Customer Information. By registering an IceTV Account and accepting IceTV's Terms and Conditions the default settings regarding the privacy of your Customer Information, to which you hereby consent, allows IceTV to collect, use, and disclose Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information in manners consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    2. Customer Billing Information and IceTV Audit Log Information is also collected, used, and disclosed by IceTV in manners consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    3. Agreeing to IceTV's Terms and Conditions. In order to use certain IceTV Smart Recording features/software applications as part of the IceTV Service for your IceTV Device, you will need to agree to IceTV's Terms and Conditions. When downloading, installing or activating certain IceTV Smart Recording features/software applications you do so by choosing to accept the IceTV Terms and Conditions, whereby you give consent for IceTV to collect and aggregate your Customer Recording Information along with any Customer Information needed to provide the service in manners consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    4. Even though Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information does not include any Contact Information, if you choose to use certain IceTV Smart Recording applications you do so by agreeing to IceTV's Terms and Conditions specifically required to provide that service to your IceTV Device, as described in Section 4(iii). You may however, at any stage opt not to receive notifications that we send to you based on settings within your Account Information, as described in Section 2 of this Privacy Policy.

      If you make this choice by changing the settings within your Account Information, you understand that IceTV will not be able to notify you what IceTV deem as being important service announcements regarding the IceTV Service or your IceTV Device, alert you of upcoming features, improvements or special offers.

      In all cases, IceTV will however, collect and use any necessary information contained in your Customer Information (including Account Information, Service Information and Customer Recording Information) in order to provide the IceTV Service to your IceTV Device to the best of our ability.

  5. Review and Update of Customer Information

    We believe you have a right to know your Customer Information as described in Section 1 of this Privacy Policy. IceTV allows you to easily and quickly review and/or update certain information contained in your Customer Information by logging into the "My Account" section of the IceTV website (www.icetv.com.au) at any point in time. You may also make a request by phone, email, or mail to review and/or update certain Customer Information stored by IceTV. If you request that certain Customer Information be changed, we will make the changes to the extent commercially practicable and in manners consistent with this Privacy Policy.

  6. How to Delete Customer Information

    If you decide to discontinue your IceTV Account by allowing your IceTV Subscription to expire and/or lapse, IceTV will maintain your General Customer Information for as long as necessary for business purposes or until you request us to do otherwise. You may make a request by phone, email or mail for IceTV to delete certain information within your Customer Information at any stage after you discontinue the IceTV Service.

  7. Security of Customer Information

    When you contact us by e-mail or phone regarding your IceTV Account, IceTV Device or for information concerning the IceTV Service, we may be required to ask you for certain Account Information in order to verify your identity or before accepting requests to do with your Customer Information. We may choose to take these steps to help ensure that only you or a household member who knows your Account Information will be able to access or change parts of your Customer Information.

    IceTV uses necessary methods such as encryption to secure any form of communication between your IceTV Device and the IceTV Servers and to protect your Customer Recording Information. IceTV also uses widely accepted methods to secure information contained in our database and your Customer Information.

    IceTV limits the use of Customer Information to members of IceTV Staff who have a legitimate need to access this information in order to perform certain tasks, including customer service, technical assistance, informing you of critical service and/or software updates, notifying you of sales or promotional activities, or aggregating Account Information or Non-identifiable Customer Recording Information for purposes described in Section 2. However, you should know that IceTV cannot fully eliminate potential security risks for reasons described in Section 3(iii).

  8. General

    In General, IceTV will continue to add features and further develop the IceTV Services on an ongoing basis in order to provide you with as much functionality and control over your TV viewing experience as possible.

    1. Future amendments to this Privacy Policy may be required. As a result of future features and new software applications we may need to make amendments to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that all IceTV Account holders reread this Privacy Policy periodically in case we are unable to notify customers of all amendments made to this Privacy Policy.

      In the event that we make a substantial and material change to our treatment of Customer Information, such as a change in the way that we collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information, we will notify you of such planned change and offer you the opportunity to alter your IceTV Account settings if possible.

    2. Technical Problems can occur. IceTV has taken significant steps to ensure that your Customer Information is never collected, used, or disclosed by IceTV except as described in this Privacy Policy, technical problems can occur. If such a problem happens, we will take the commercially reasonable steps necessary to correct it.

  9. Contact IceTV

    IceTV understands how important personal privacy is to our customers. We have designed our systems and internal methodology to help protect the privacy of our user's and established strict policies regarding the handling of personally identifiable information.

    If you have any questions or would like to find out more about this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions, the practices of this website or your dealings with IceTV then please don't hesitate to contact us.

  10. Entire Agreement

    This Privacy Policy supplements any specific Terms & Conditions accepted by you and constitutes the entire agreement, and replaces and supersedes all prior agreements, between you and IceTV concerning the subject matter discussed in this Privacy Policy. By registering an IceTV Account and using the IceTV Service with your IceTV Device you are signifying your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

BY REGISTERING AN ICETV ACCOUNT AND USING THE ICETV SERVICE, I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS ENTIRE PRIVACY POLICY AND I AGREE TO ALL THE CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AS STATED ABOVE.