Who we are
FSML Academy, our website address is: https://academy.fengshui.net. This policy sets out how we handle personal information. It covers
FSML Magazine a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden Hoard Press Pte Ltd and Shantallow Partners Pty Ltd, and applies across this website www.fengshui.net and sub domains such as www.academy.fengshui.net.
This Feng Shui for Modern Living Privacy & Security Policy (“Policy”) outlines the general policy and practices for the types of information that Feng Shui for Modern Living. (“Feng Shui for Modern Living”, “FSML”, “we”, “us” or “our”) gathers, how we use that information, and the options that our users (“you” or “your”) have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, such information.
It’s our overriding privacy principle that any personal information provided to us by you is just that: personal and private. As such, we
will never sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose your personal information to anyone except to provide our services or as otherwise
described in this Policy, without providing explicit notice of such and the ability to opt-out.
What type of personal information do we collect?
We collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our site. The most common types of information we collect are things
like: user names, member names, email addresses, other contact details, payment information such as payment agent details, transactional
details, support queries, forum comments and web analytics data. We may also collect personal information from job applications and this
information may be used to assess an applicant’s suitability for employment. Information or an opinion is your “personal information” if
it is about you as an identified or identifiable individual.
How we collect personal information
We may collect personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the site or through other
people when you use services associated with the Site. When you provide personal information to us via the site you’re
consenting to us collecting and using that information in line with this policy and the user terms of each of the site. You are likely to
provide personal information when you complete membership registration and buy or provide items or services on our site, subscribe to a
newsletter, email list, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or send us a communication.
If you choose not to provide personal information, we may not be able to provide you with our services and you may not be able to carry out
transactions or access the full range of features available through our site.
Personal information we collect about you from others
Although we generally collect personal information directly from you, we may on occasion also collect information about you from other people (such as the payment provider account details required to process a transaction) and by using tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons and other web analytics software or services.
How do we use personal information?
We may use your personal information in order for us to:
- operate the site and provide you with services described on the site, like to verify your identity when you sign in to any of our site,
to facilitate and process transactions that take place on the site, to respond to support tickets and to help facilitate the resolution of any disputes
- customise our services and website, like advertising that may appear on the site, in order to provide a more personalised experience
- update you with operational news and information about our site and services like to notify you about changes to our site, website
disruptions or security updates
- provide you with information that you request from us or, where we have your consent to do so, provide you with marketing information about products and services which we feel may interest you
- carry out technical analysis to determine how to improve the site and services we provide
- monitor activity on the site, like to identify potential fraudulent activity and to ensure compliance with the user terms that apply to the site
- manage our relationship with you, like by responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the site or asking for your
feedback or whether you want to participate in a survey
- manage our legal and operational affairs
- train FSML staff about how to best serve our community
- provide general administrative and performance functions and activities.
When may we disclose your personal information?
We may disclose personal information to people like:
- subcontractors and service providers who assist us in connection with the ways we may use personal information (as set out above)
- our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc)
- regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations
- other people where we are authorised or required by law to do so.
We use a network of global subcontractors and service providers in order to ensure that we maintain the best possible service standards.
Some of the subcontractors and service providers to whom we may disclose your personal information, like service providers who provide
us with cloud storage solutions, are based outside Australia (in places like Europe, Asia and the US). In order to protect your information, we
take care where possible to work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data
How do we store your personal information?
We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by us and our service providers, and occasionally hard copy files that are
kept in a secure location. Personal information that we store is subject to security and access controls, including username and password
authentication and data encryption where appropriate.
How can you access your personal information?
You can access some of the information that we collect about you by logging in to your account. You also have the right to make a request to
access other information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that information. You may also close the account you
have with us for any of our site at any time. To make an access or correction request, contact us using the contact details at the end of
Choices regarding control of your personal information
Where we have your consent to do so (e.g if you have subscribed to one of our e-mail lists or have otherwise indicated that you are
interested in receiving offers or information from us), we may send you marketing communications about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. You can ‘opt-out’ of such communications if you would prefer not to receive them in the future.
If your e-mail address has changed and you would like to continue to receive our e-mails, you will need to access your account and update
your e-mail address information in your account and sign-up again for those e-mails that you want to receive.
If we send e-mails with commercial content we will generally include an “unsubscribe” facility that you can use to opt-out of further
communications – to opt-out, just follow the instructions in the e-mail. We might not include an opt-out facility in important operational and
service-based e-mails concerning things like your purchases, the user terms, important updates and need-to-know messages. By using our site you agree that we do not need to include opt-out facilities in those messages.
You also have choices about cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies some parts of our site may not work properly in
Cookies and web analytics
information on cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Generally speaking, when you visit our Site, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and
may not reveal your identity. If you’re logged into your account some of this information could be associated with your account. We’re talking
about the following kinds of details:your IP or proxy server IP basic domain information
your Internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection:
- the date and time of your visit to the website
- the length of your session
- the pages which you have accessed
- the number of times you access our site within any month;
- the size of file you look at
- the website which referred you to our site
- the operating system which your computer uses.
Occasionally, we may use third party advertising companies to serve ads based on prior visits to some site. These advertising
EU user consent policy
If your agreement with Google incorporates this policy, or you otherwise use a Google product that incorporates this policy, you must
ensure that certain disclosures are given to, and consents obtained from, end users in the European Economic Area. If you fail to
comply with this policy, we may limit or suspend your use of the Google product and/or terminate your agreement.
Properties under your control
For Google products used on any site, app or other property that is under your control, or that of your affiliate or your client, the following duties apply for end users in the European Economic Area.
You must obtain end users’ legally valid consent to:
- the collection, sharing, and use of personal data for personalization of ads.
When seeking consent you must:
- retain records of consent given by end users; and
- provide end users with clear instructions for revocation of consent.
You must clearly identify each party that may collect, receive, or use end users’ personal data as a consequence of your use of a Google
product. You must also provide end users with prominent and easily accessible information about that party’s use of end users’ personal
Information about children
Our site are not suitable for children under the age of 13 years, so if you are under 13 we ask that you do not use our site or give us your
personal information. If you are from 13 to 18 years, you can browse the site but will need the supervision of a parent or guardian to become a registered user. It is the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their children’s use of our Site.
Information you make public or give to others
If you make your personal information available to other people, we can’t control or accept responsibility for the way they will use or
manage that information. There are lots of ways that you may find yourself providing information to other people, like when you post a
public message on a forum thread, share information via social media, or make contact with another user via our site.
Before making your information publicly available or giving your information to anyone else, think carefully. If giving information to
another user via our Site, ask them how they will handle your information. If you’re sharing information via another website, check
When we need to update this policy
We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to make sure it stays up to date with the latest legal requirements and any
changes to our privacy management practices. When we do amend the policy, the changes will be effective straightaway. We’ll usually
publish information about changes to be made to this policy on our site – but please be aware that it is your responsibility to check in and make sure you keep up to date with any changes to this policy.
How can you contact us?
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us.
If you have any concerns about how we have been managing your personal information, or if you think we have not been complying with
Australian privacy law, you can make a complaint in writing to our privacy champion. We will consider your complaint and contact you to
resolve the matter. For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, please visit the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner’s website at www.oaic.gov.au.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).