Many Internet users are unaware of how easy it is to give away information about themselves when they navigate the web. We respect and protect the privacy of our users. Reader’s Digest (RD) wishes the users of its online presence to know that it seeks to comply with all elements of the relevant privacy legislation.
Record of visits
When you visit the RD website pages, our server makes a record of the visits and logs the user's server address, the user's top-level domain name, the date and time of visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used for statistical purposes. No attempt is made to identify users, or their browsing activities, unless a law enforcement agency or a court exercises a valid warrant to inspect the service provider's logs.
Collection of information
We collect personal information from visitors to our sites during online purchasing, sweepstakes registration, online customer service activity, and other similar activities. The personal information we collect will typically be used by RD to offer you special promotional offers and exciting product opportunities from time to time. We may occasionally make your email address available to other carefully screened marketers who we believe have products of interest to you. Should you not wish to receive these offers, please email us to that effect.
We will record your email address and other personal information if you send us a message, place an order with the RD Online Store, or respond to a prize or product opportunity. These will be used for the purpose for which you have provided them to RD and from time to time we may email, and mail you with promotional offers and opportunities to purchase products from us. Should you receive an offer, you will always be provided with the option to opt out from further offers.
When you begin to place credit card details on the RD Online Store, a secure system software called "socket security layer" (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.
Information by mail
Reader’s Digest appreciates that some people may not wish to submit information via email or the Internet. If you do not wish to submit personal information to RD through our websites or via email, you can write to Customer Service Office, Reader’s Digest (Australia) Pty Limited, GPO Box 4353, Sydney NSW 2001
How can I access information that is held in my Reader's Digest customer file?
We are happy to provide you with details of information held about you on our customer file. To access this information, you need to email or write to us using the contact details below. Please also include your account number.
You and your privacy
If you have any questions regarding any matters related to your privacy, or if you believe there has been a breach of your privacy, please contact us on:
FOR AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS
The Privacy Office, Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Limited
GPO Box 4353
Sydney NSW 2001
Our privacy Hotline: 1300 133 176
FOR NEW ZEALAND RESIDENTS
Customer Service Office
Reader's Digest (New Zealand) Limited
P.O. Box 3372