Privacy Policy Privacy Policy


Share Design Pty Ltd Privacy Policy


Principles of the Share Design Privacy Policy

We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.


We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, to provide a service you have requested, or to protect our rights.


We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.


What This Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy governs the use of the Share Design website at as operated by Share Design Pty Ltd.


The websites, their operation by Share Design Pty Ltd and the services it provides are collectively known as “Share Design” in this Privacy Policy.


It covers how Share Design treats personal information, that is, personally identifiable like your name, address, and email address.


General Information

Share Design collects personal information when you register with Share Design to use Share Design services, or to post content on Share Design.


When you register or post a comment, we ask for your email address.


Share Design receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie, and the page you request in order to operate the Share Design service.


Share Design uses Google Analytics to view aggregate statistics about the usage of the Share Design service.


IP Addresses

IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:


  • To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
  • To tailor advertising based on geographic area or other information derived from your IP address. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses may also be reported to advertisers.

  • To estimate the total number of users visiting Share Design from specific geographical regions.
  • To make sure that people are not voting for themselves or friends during contests or promotions.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.


You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.


If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use Share Design products or services that require you to "sign in," and you may not be able to take full advantage of the Share Design service.


Share Design uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:


  • Access your information when you "sign in".
  • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Share Design's services.
  • Keep track of your Design File choices.
  • Store credentials you may use to enable posting to other sites.
  • Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
  • Conduct research to improve Share Design's content and services.
  • Share Design may let other companies (such as Google’s ad network) that show advertisements on some of our pages, set and access their cookies on your computer.
  • Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.
  • Advertisers or other entities do not have access to Share Design's cookies.


Information Sharing and Disclosure

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (on message boards, in reviews and discussion areas, and within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.


Your email address and any other information you volunteer when sharing a Design File may be displayed to those users when they access your Design File.


We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send marketing messages unless you've opted in to receive such messages. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Share Design Site changes, alerting you to messages from other Share Design members, or for customer service purposes).


We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of Share and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.


If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Share Design does not rent or sell your personal information.


Share Design will not share personal information about you with other people or other companies without your consent except to provide products or services you've requested and in the following circumstances:


  • Share Design may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas, warrants, court orders or legal process or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Share Design's terms of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We will transfer information about you if Share Design is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Share Design will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Share Design website before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Share Design may share demographic information with business partners, such as "53% of users who regularly user Share Design are between 18 and 24" or the like. No personally identifiable information will ever be used without your permission (i.e. we will ask you for a quote or testimonial).
  • We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as Australian Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
  • Share Design also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Share Design believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Member Agreement, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Share Design, our users or others.


Editing and Deleting Account Information

You can delete your Share Design username at any time. You can edit and change other account information at any time.


We may send you certain communications relating to the Share Design service, such as service announcements and administrative messages, that are considered part of your Share Design account.


You can delete your Share Design account at any time from your account page; however, please note that your identification and contact information may remain in Share Design's records for some period.


We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.


Your Share Design Account Information is password-protected.


In certain areas, Share Design uses SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.


Data Security and Change of Control

Share Design uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information.


We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Share Design and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Share Design makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.


However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.


If Share Design learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Share Design may post a notice on the Share Design Site if a security breach occurs.


Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.


To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using by completing the Contact Us form with the appropriate request.


In the event that Share Design is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.


In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.


Changes and Updates to This Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below.


Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided.


Your continued use of the Share Design Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.


For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.


Effective 1 September 2011