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Maintaining your privacy

We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the privacy and accuracy of your personal information. We take all reasonable precautions to ensure the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate and current. However, the accuracy of that information depends largely on the information you provide.

Collecting personal information

SafetyHow collects aggregated, non-personal statistical information on site visitors such as:

  • your server IP address;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages you accessed and the documents downloaded;
  • the duration of your visit to the site;
  • the previous site you have visited;
  • the type of web browser you are using; and
  • other information provided by your browser's HTTP headers.

SafetyHow also collects user-submitted information such as:

  • SafetyHow account information, including name and email address;
  • location information, including city, state and postcode; and
  • reviews, responses, opinion, votes and ratings of posted articles, questions and answers as well as ratings of individual authors/members.

Please note, when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information on the SafetyHow site via reviews or postings, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can potentially be collected, correlated and used by third parties.


Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your browser to authenticate, track, and maintain specific information about your interactions with a site. SafetyHow uses cookies to remember who you are when you log-in, to tracking your browsing patterns and to customize and improve our site. The type of information we collect depends on what information and services you access and use, but generally do not contain or are not tied to your personal information. We may also use cookies for anonymous profiling purposes to tailor advertising to your preferences. You may opt-out of this anonymous profiling by contacting us. You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies, although this may prevent access to or limit some of the information of services contained on the site.

SafetyHow account registration

If you wish to access and use all of SafetyHow's features, you must register and create a user account. All information you provide when registering for your account including your name, address, email address, telephone number or other details can be viewed, modified or deleted at any time by contacting us or by accessing theyour particular account.

Registered users who wish to close their account should send an email to If requested, SafetyHow will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally remove your personal information from the site. Given the nature of the SafetyHow site, it may be impossible to remove all details and some residual personal information may remain on the site.

Using personal information

SafetyHow is an online environment that allows people to write and edit their works or of others (in the Articles section); post and reply to questions (in the Q&A section); post professional and personal information (in the Profile section); as well as to download information (subject to our Terms and Conditions). All of this information is aggregated and made available in a convenient form. To accomplish this, some users write reviews, opinions or responses about articles, questions, replies and comments by others and post this information to the site. Further, one can rate and vote other users and their works and these, too, get posted. These postings can then be accessed and read by other SafetyHow users. To fulfill this purpose of the site, we need to display a limited amount of personal information, so that users are able to evaluate the trustworthiness of a particular contribution. SafetyHow does not use or disclose your personal information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, unless such use or disclosure would be reasonably expected or, if you give us your consent. Unless you contact us to indicate otherwise, you consent to your personal information being used to:

  • establish a SafetyHow user account;
  • contact you for any purpose related to your account or your use of the site;
  • verify your identity;
  • assist you to subscribe to any newsletter or other promotions we offer or may in the future offer and to manage and administer those services;
  • make changes to your profile;
  • respond to any queries or feedback you may have;
  • inform you of ways the information or services provided to you could be improved;
  • research and develop our services;
  • maintain and develop our business systems;
  • display and aggregate your postings, including articles, replies, ratings, opinions, comments and reviews;
  • allow other users of the site to contact or send postings and messages to you;
  • gain a better understanding of your information service requirements; and
  • conduct appropriate checks for credit-worthiness or fraud.

Transferring your personal information

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of SafetyHow, such as an acquisition by or merger with another company. In such an event, SafetyHow will notify you (by displaying a notice in your SafetyHow user account) before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

SafetyHow will notify you when your personal information may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing.

Disclosing personal information

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site. These companies may use information (not personal or contact details) about your visits to this web site to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Links to third party sites

SafetyHow may contain links to third party sites. These linked sites are not under our control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites and do not know whether cookies or other tracking devices are used on linked sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each site you visit before disclosing your personal information.

Securing your personal information

All personal information held by SafetyHow is stored on secure servers that are protected in a controlled environment. You should be aware however that due to the open nature of the Internet, information exchanged via the Internet may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. If you provide or send us any personal information, it is sent at your own risk. Although we endeavor to keep your personal information secure, SafetyHow will not be held responsible for any unauthorized access and use of your personal information.

To help us keep your personal information secure, you should at all times keep your password, username and SafetyHow account details used on the SafetyHow site confidential. Furthermore, be cautious in doing online access at Internet Cafes or any unknown computer device. It is possible that a malicious software (Malware) could be installed in those systems where data can be captured. If you become aware of unauthorized usage of your password, username or account you should contact us immediately.

Privacy changes

To keep this information current and accurate, SafetyHow will review and update this Privacy Policy and post the changes here.

Contact us

Please contact us to find out more about our procedures and policies in relation to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and handling of personal information.