The Early Warning Network (EWN) is committed to providing you with the highest levels of customer service. This includes protecting your privacy. EWN is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 which sets out a number of principles concerning the protection of your personal information.
Set out below is information that EWN is required to communicate to its users. We recommend that you keep this information for future reference.
The Early Warning Network (EWN) sends warnings and alerts to those being threatened or affected by a possible emergency or event. In most instances this means an area or specific location. Anybody registering to EWN generally provides information equivalent to that already published in the white or yellow pages. EWN strongly recommends accurate address details because it is this data that ensures accurate notifications to those who need it most. Information provided by registered users is not sold to any 3rd party and is only shared where you have opted to join another group - registration information may be accessible to administrators of the group you have joined in order for them to provide the notification services you have requested. Emergency authorities/administrators only have access to send notifications within their jurisdiction.
Personal information held by EWN may include your name, current and previous addresses, telephone/mobile phone number, email address. We also hold details of EWN services you have selected. If you choose not to provide us with certain personal information we may not be able to provide you with the alert services you require.
Business listings may be used to update the EWN business directory. To help better service the security needs of businesses, EWN will provide LAC?s regular up-to-date business listings for their region should they desire it. This service is offered at no cost and is designed to help police officers in their efforts to protect business staff and property.
How we use your personal information
Your personal information may be used in order to:
We recognise and respect your need for privacy and security as you visit our site. When you visit our site to view any pages, read product information, or use our on-line calculators and tools, you do so without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. While we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site, we do use standard software to collect information for the strict purpose of tracking activity on our site. This allows us to better understand how many people use our site and which pages and features are most popular. The only information we normally collect and store is:
There are instances where you may elect to provide us with personal information. If you fill out one of our feedback or request forms or send us email, you are transmitting the information that appears to you in the form or the message. This will typically include information like your name, mailing address, email address, the kind of request you are making, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. You never transmit personally identifying information that you do not enter yourself. And this is always your option; this information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is not given or sold to any other organization.
When you submit personally identifying information via one of our feedback or application forms, that information is also encrypted, or scrambled, by your browser before it is transmitted back to our web site. This effectively prevents anyone from intercepting and reading any personal information about you. Note that this encryption does not take place if you send us email, but only when you use your web browser with one of our site's forms.
When you e-mail us:
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed between browser and server to transfer small amounts of information. They are used to maintain site information as you navigate different pages on a web site or return to the web site at a later time.
Cookies are used throughout EWN to provide authentication and anonymous usage statistics that allow us to evaluate the performance of our website.
Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information. However, they do allow third parties, such as Google and Facebook, to cause our advertisements to appear on your social media and online media feeds as part of our retargeting campaigns. If and when you choose to provide our Site with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We use the following third-party service providers for remarketing:
Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here
LinkedIn: Manage Advertising Preferences
We may use web beacons on our Site from time to time. Web beacons (also known as Clear GIFs) are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the visitor’s behaviour and collect data about the visitor’s viewing of a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
Links to other websites
We hope you find our website useful and informative and are always willing to answer questions and receive suggestions. If you have either, please see the Contact Us page. Thank you.