1. Privacy Statement

Michael’s Computer Services is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We have structured our Web site so that, in general, you can visit Michael’s Computer Services on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.

Once you choose to purchase from us, or join our customer membership area, where you provide us with personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your contact/client relationship with Michael’s Computer Services.

2. Awareness

Michael’s Computer Services provides this online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy, practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and from the bottom of every page on our website.

3. What We Collect

Michael’s Computer Services collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visited this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth – they are ‘anonymous’ to us. This information is collected for research purposes, is used in the aggregate (where possible), and remains anonymous. Examples of this information that we collect are: which web pages are visited on our site, browser types, Internet IP address of visitors, and how long visitors remained on our site. We use IP addresses to analyze visitor trends, administer the site, track user’s movement through the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

The second type of information that Michael’s Computer Services collects is personal information. Michael’s Computer Services will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, and postal address. This is information is collected when you use the client area and shop checkout pages. This information includes contact information (like name and address) and payment and shipping information. This information is used for billing purposes and to process and administer your purchases. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the client.

4. Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the website/s the user visits. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

Cookies are used on our website to create sessions during the account login and checkout process. This is to ensure smooth running of our systems. These cookies expire every 2 hours.

5. Sharing
We use Stripe Australia for processing online purchases requested by our users. Where Stripe Credit Card is selected as a payment option, your credit details are only used to process the payment. Our systems share personal information only to process billing. Our affiliates do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. Michael’s Computer Services will not sell, share, rent, or disclose any personally identifiable information to any other party.

6. Links
This website may contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Michael’s Computer Services is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

7. Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. When our checkout and account pages ask users to enter sensitive information (such as username and passwords), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. Our account areas and checkout pages are securely protected with the latest 256 bit SSL encryption to give peace of mind to our clients. All protected pages will show a padlock symbol in your browser.