Privacy Policy

At Age of Inquiry, we collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy, with the goal of incorporating our values of free open discussion and civil debate. This document is part of Age of Inquiry's Terms of Use, and by using ageofinquiry.com (the “Website”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Please read the Terms of Use in their entirety, and refer to those for definitions and contacts.

Please note that this privacy policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that Age of Inquiry does not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by Age of Inquiry. If you visit a Web site that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information.

Data Collected

We collect anonymous data from every visitor of the Website to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.

We ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address) in order to be able to save your profile, submit content, make comments and forum posts and other user-generated content. In order to enable these or any other login based features, we use cookies to store session information for your convenience. You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use Age of Inquiry, although if you do you will then be asked for your username and password every time you log in to the Website. There may also be other features that don’t work properly or not at all. In order to take advantage of certain features of the Website, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your picture or personal website, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.

You are able to view, change and remove your data associated with your profile. Should you choose to delete your account, please contact us via the contact form and we will follow up with such request as soon as possible. You can also modify your notification preferences by clicking the appropriate link included in the footer of email notifications.

Use of the Data

We only use your personal information to provide you the Age of Inquiry services or to communicate with you about the services or the Website.

If you choose to submit a document for public display, we recommend you redact any and all references to people and addresses, as we can't protect public data and we are not responsible for any violation of privacy law you may be liable for.

External data storage sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Your privacy responsibilities

To help protect your privacy, be sure:

  • not to share your user ID or password with anyone else;
  • to log off the Age of Inquiry Web site when you are finished;
  •  to take customary precautions to guard against “malware” (viruses, Trojan horses, bots, etc.), for example by installing and updating suitable anti-virus software.

We do not share personal information you have provided to us without your consent, unless:

  • doing so is appropriate to carry out a user’s request;
  • we believe it's needed to enforce our Terms of Service, or that is legally required;
  • we believe it's needed to detect, prevent or address fraud, security or technical issues;
  • otherwise protect our property, legal rights, or that of others.

Age of Inquiry is operated from Australia. If you are visiting the Website from outside Australia, you agree to any processing of any personal information you provide us according to this policy.

Age of Inquiry may contact you, by email or other means. For example, Age of Inquiry may send you promotional emails relating to Age of Inquiry or other third parties Age of Inquiry feels you would be interested in, or communicate with you about your use of the Age of Inquiry website. Age of Inquiry may also use technology to alert us via a confirmation email when you open an email from us.

Sharing of Data

We don't share your personal information with third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Age of Inquiry Website and service.

We also use social buttons provided by services like Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services’ privacy policies.

We use Google Adsense ads and various affiliate links on our site, and these third parties may also store cookies or collect other personal information. Age of Inquiry accepts no responsibility for the activities of these third parties.

We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share personal information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Website or sending you an email. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Services after such changes have been first posted.

Should you have any question or concern, please write to us via the contact form.