Using your credit card on the Internet can pose a security risk if you are not using a secure, reputable website and up to date, well known Internet browsers. TravelAust.com.au is one of those reputable sites. Using you credit card on the Internet is often, in fact, more safe than handing it over the counter in a restaurant, shop or bar - it cannot be imprinted or copied!
The security of TravelAust.com.au client's confidential information is of paramount importance. In order to ensure that the data being transmitted between our site and you, the logged on user, is secure, TravelAust.com.au uses HTTPS. HTTP is the standard protocol used between an Internet client and server. HTTPS is a secure version of HTTP. Security will be provided through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SSL provides secure communication by providing the following two elements:
A digital certificate is tied to the TravelAust.com.au site and a Certification Authority performs a number of checks to ensure the identity of the organisation requesting the certificate prior to issuing it. In this way, the certificate may only be installed on the domain to which it was issued against which is has been authenticated, providing users with the assurance they need; and
Encryption is the process of transforming information to make it unintelligible to all but the intended recipient. This forms the basis of data integrity and privacy necessary for e-Commerce. TravelAust.com.au uses a 128 bit encryption which is the most commercial encryption you can use (for the computer geeks 128 bit encryption is 300 billion trillion times as many possible codes to decrypt the information than with 40 bit encryption). Encoding software ensures that even if your credit card details were intercepted it would be impossible to decipher these.
You can always check the security status by the padlock image that appears in the bottom right of your browser screen when you are making a booking. This padlock should be closed to indicate a secure site. Be aware that not all pages are secured only those that transfer confidential information.
If you have queries regarding security please feel free to contact us.
Australis Inbound Tours & Travel operates the website TravelAust.com.au. As part of our operations we may gather certain types of information about the users of our sites:Personally Identifiable Information
This is provided by you when you register for services that we may offer. Examples of these services could include email newsletters or competitions. Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you if you chose not to provide it.Aggregated Data
This information is generated by our systems as they track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided.What Else We Do with Personally Identifiable Information
We have collected this information in order to provide the best possible service to you while you are visiting our sites. To this end we may use the information that you provide for the following purposes:
A cookie is a small file that resides on your computer and is recognised by our server when you visit our sites. A cookie does not provide us with any personally identifiable information. It does provide details of your IP address, the computer platform that you use (e.g. Linux, MacOS, Windows), the browser that you use (e.g. Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and what domain you are accessing our sites from. With this information we can do the following:
When we collect personal information reasonable steps are taken to keep that information secure and to protect that information from misuse or loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Please note however that total security of data transmission over the internet cannot be guaranteed as being completely secure. Hence, we cannot guarantee and we do not warrant the security of information transmitted to us over the internet and you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.Opting In and Opting Out
You will always have the option to opt in to certain services and to opt out of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our member services.Can We Change This Policy?
The Privacy Act of 1993 gives you the right to access and correct this information. To find out more about how to do this, please contact us.