ING DIRECT recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our website, in particular information that is capable of identifying an individual ("Personal Information").
Collection of Personal Information
There are a number of other types of Personal Information that ING DIRECT may collect and store. Treatment of Personal Information will vary depending on the type and purpose of the Personal Information collected, but will always be used in a manner consistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.
Site visit data
When visiting this website, a record of your visit is logged. The following information is recorded for statistical purposes and is used by ING DIRECT to help improve the website. This information is supplied by your browser:
- your server address;
- your operating system (e.g. Windows, MAC);
- your top level domain name (e.g.com, .gov, .au)
- the date and time of your visit to the Website;
- the pages accessed and the documents downloaded;
- the previous site visited; and
- the type of browser used.
Cookies cannot run programmes or deliver viruses to your computer. Their primary use is to provide a convenience by saving you time. For example, if you personalise our page or register with our services, a cookie will help the Newsroom remember you on your subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, and so on. When you next return to the Newsroom or web-related service, the information you previously provided is retrieved so you can easily use our features that you had customised.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers will accept cookies automatically, but you can usually set your browser to decline cookies. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to experience the full interactive features of the Newsroom or its related services.