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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
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
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.
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.
will only apply to data collected subsequent to its effective date. Any
revisions will be posted at least 30 days prior to its effective date.