Privacy Policy

SQL Masters Consulting is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information it collects from all visitors to this Website. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of this site, including data affirmatively provided by you or collected via the operation of the Website. This policy is subject to change by us from time to time. Any such change shall be uploaded to our Website, so you should re-check this policy periodically.

Information Collection and Use

In operating this Website we may collect and process data about you (collectively, “Personal Data”):

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website, such as when you register to access SMC Insider Content , register for Training Courses, when you subscribe to our Newsletter or to contact us around any services provided by the Website.
  • Information that you provide relating to the content available on the Website and or any ecommerce transactions conducted via the Website.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your Name.
  • Email Address.
  • Billing Address.

All information collected on this Website via any means (Forms, subscriptions, registrations), is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you and to enable your access to and use of the Website. In addition we may use the Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To meet our contractual commitments to you.
  • To allow us to administer the Website.
  • To provide you with information requested from us relating to our products and services (Marketing or Promotional materials, Company Newsletter).

Email (Newsletter) Subscriptions

We use MailChimp for email subscribers to this website. You can view the MailChimp privacy policy here, and they have a KB post specific to GDPR here. We do not sell the emails collected or give them away to any 3rd party. We will only use the emails for company newsletters; company marketing or promotional materials. You can unsubscribe at any time, and we will make certain to delete your data from our MailChimp dashboard.

Blog Comments

We use Disqus for comments on the company blog. You can view their privacy policy here. You can remove your account from Disqus at any time, but Disqus does not delete your comments from the company blog. We will have to clean up by querying the wordpress database manually as at the time of this privacy policy we are unaware of any DGPR compliant plugin. Please let us know if your find one.

SMC Insider

We use WooCommerce (Memberships and Subscriptions) for registrations to SMC Insider information. You can cancel your membership at anytime, but this will not automatically delete your account login from our Website. We will manually remove your account when cancelled or requested. All Personal Data collected during the financial transaction is not stored by this Website and it handled by Stripe (Stripe Elements). You can view their privacy policy here.

Training course registrations

We use WooCommerce (Memberships and Subscriptions) for registrations to SMC Insider information. You can cancel your membership at anytime, but this will not automatically delete your account login from our Website. We will manually remove your account when cancelled or requested. All Personal Data collected during the financial transaction is not stored by this Website and it handled by Stripe (Stripe Elements). You can view their privacy policy here.

Use of Cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our Website to our advertisers. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical  data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. We may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies you may be unable to access particular parts of our Website.

Storing and Protecting Your Personal Data

We are committed to ensuring that your Personal Data is secure. Only authorised individuals have access to Personal Data provided by our customers. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse , alteration, unauthorised access or disclosure of your Personal Data. We will transfer and store all your Personal Data on secure servers which may be managed by third parties. Any Personal Data relating to electronic transactions entered into via this Website will be protected by encryption technology. By submitting your Personal Data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.

The transmission of Personal Data via the Internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Data sent to us electronically and transmissions of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Disclosing Your Personal Data

We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties except in certain circumstances: a) where we used third parties to provide routine support for our internal operations, including the delivery and receipt of e-mail communications of the creation of online meetings; b) where we sell any or all of our business and/or assets to a third party; c) where we are legally required to disclose your Personal Data; d) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. Where we disclose your Personal Data to our agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that Personal Data in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cross-boarder Data Transmission

The disclosure of Personal Data listed above may involve transmitting, storing or processing Personal Data across national boundaries. This includes (amongst other things): our right to host the Website on servers located in countries other than Australia; our right to conduct usage analysis; and our right to process payments. You consent to the transmission of data for these purposes.

Accuracy of Personal Data

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information that we collect is accurate, complete and up-to-date at the time of collection. If your circumstances change or you have reason to believe our records are not accurate, complete or up-to-date, please contact us immediately and we will take all reasonable steps to amend the information in accordance with the above criteria.

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