your Internet Protocol (IP) Address;
contact information, such as your name, physical address (including post code), e-mail address, telephone and/or fax number, GOLF Link number.
password or other login credentials (selected by you) to create and access your accounts on the Services;
credit card information (for example, if you make a purchase or donation through the Services);
health or physical information (for example, if you submit a request through the Services to use motorised transportation at a GA event, or if we are managing travel for you as a part of a representative team, or if a ruling is required under our Gender Policy, etcetera);
golf background, such as whether you are an amateur or a professional, the name and address of your golf club, and your GA Handicap;
information you submit when you contact us or post on the Services; and
demographic information, such as your age and gender.
The above are only examples of the types of Personal Information we may collect. The actual types of Personal Information collected depend on the specific product or service you request, the types of transactions you conduct on the Services, the various activities in which you participate, or the capacity in which you engage with us or are involved with us. 3. HOW DOES GA COLLECT MY INFORMATION? GA uses passive tracking tools to automatically collect Information, such as browser cookies, Web beacons, pixels or similar technologies. We collect information about users over time when you use the Services or view our emails. We may also have third parties collect information this way, such as ad networks, web analytics companies, and social networking platforms. You can control cookies and tracking tools. If you turn off cookies, certain features and functions of the Services may not be available to you. We may collect information from you when you purchase goods and services, or make a donation to the GA Foundation, or create an account with GA, or have an account with GA created on your behalf where the creation of such an account is known by you or is fundamental to the services we provide (for example, an account in our GOLF Link system), or contact us through the Services, or submit an entry application to play in an event, or submit other forms or information through the Services, or if you otherwise engage with us or are involved with us. We may also receive information about you from third parties. For example, our business partners, service providers, and social media platforms may provide us with information about you. We combine information. Information obtained through the Services (including both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information) may be combined and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Services or at different times, including both offline and online sources and from third parties. 4. HOW DOES GA USE MY INFORMATION? GA uses your information to:
understand your needs and interests and to personalise your experience on the Services;
provide you with better products and services and to improve our Services;
deliver products, services, information, or to meet our operational obligations (for example, we may use your information for processing and evaluating your entry application, to appropriately serve you, to appropriately administer and manage your engagement with golf or with any Australian golf industry stakeholder, for processing your membership application, for processing transactions on certain of our Services, for processing your registration on certain of our Services, and for contacting you with regard to your membership, registration, transactions and other activities or accounts on our Services);
send you newsletters and marketing information, such as updates and notices about GA (or select third parties) products, services, and benefits we think you would be interested in;
serve you tailored ads on our Services and elsewhere based on your interests and history with us. To learn about your choices with regard to interest-based advertising and marketing communications, please see the Choices section below;
contact you for market research;
send push notifications and other information through our Apps; and
for security purposes (for example, we may use your information to protect GA, our users, employees, sponsors and business partners, donors, and players) and to protect our Services.
We may use the information we collect as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you from time to time.
5. SHARING WITH THIRD PARTIES GA may share your information with third parties in certain circumstances. For example, we will share your information:
with service providers, technical consultants, and vendors who assist us, where such sharing is reasonably necessary to provide you with a requested service or to operate and maintain the Services (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, advertising companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, payment processing companies and other similar vendors and services providers);
if we have to in order to comply with legal requirements, such as in response to court orders or subpoenas, or as part of a government or administrative agency investigation;
with our affiliates;
with third-party auditors;
to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment, or other violations of any law, rule, or regulation, the rules or policies of our Services, or the rights of third parties, or to investigate any suspected conduct which GA deems improper;
when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Services, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities;
to an acquirer or successor entity in the event we, or a substantial portion of our assets, undergo a business restructuring, transfer of ownership, or similar transaction; and
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