Privacy Policy

Australian Seafood Traders (AST) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the AST website and governs data collection and usage. By using the AST website, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

Collection of your Personal Information

AST collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, work address or telephone number. AST also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by AST. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by AST for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the AST website.

AST encourages you to review the privacy policy of websites you choose to link to from AST so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. AST is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on websites outside of the AST and AST family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

AST collects and uses your personal information to operate the AST website and deliver the services you have requested. AST will use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from AST and its affiliates.

AST does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. AST may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, AST may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to AST, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

AST does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

AST keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within AST, in order to determine what AST services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within AST to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

AST will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AST or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AST; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of AST, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The AST website use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize AST pages, or register with AST site or services, a cookie helps AST to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same AST website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the AST features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the AST services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

AST secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. AST secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

AST will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. AST encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how AST is protecting your information.

Contact Information

AST welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that AST has not adhered to this Policy, please contact (the Privacy Officer of AST) at ( We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.