Privacy Policy

Sealion Software is a software development business and we run this website at sealionsoftware.com to advertise our services and publish articles on the subject of Enterprise Software Development. We hope you find the website interesting and we hope we can be of service to you. We are based in Australia and seek to uphold the Australian Privacy Principles, as well as being generally good internet citizens and a trustworthy business partner for our clients.

As a provider of services rather than a data business (like a social media company), we do not have an interest in gathering data about you as a resource in its own right, we just gather the data required for the website to perform the functions it advertises (like making comments on articles and making requests for callbacks). We also gather some data so that we can tell if the website is being visited, and how it is being used – a process known in the industry as “Analytics”.

Sealion Software also develops websites and services for our clients, and we may run some other sites and products ourselves under other website addresses. These sites will always be marked as being developed by us or belonging to us and each will have its own privacy policy that’s appropriate to the function it serves.

Data that we might hold about you

Contact forms

All the pages on the site have a link to a contact form which you can use to request a callback from one of our staff if you wish to have a chat about our services. Its generally good practice for software to only request the data necessary to perform the service, so we try to keep this form as small as possible. We may ask for and retain information on:

Additionally following a call we will make notes on the conversation and the subjects discussed, which may include other contact addresses like email and postal addresses as appropriate.

Social Media

All the pages on the site have links to our social media presence. Social media sites are a great way to keep in contact with friends, publish personal content and create a single identity to use to log in across multiple sites such as ours. However, these sites are responsible for their own data policies which you should consider before using their services.

Comments

Some of our articles may allow users to comment when they are logged in with a social media identity. We require users to be logged in before posting. This leads to a better quality discussion on the subjects raised and a better experience for all the readers of the site. We will display the comment itself, the time of the post, your name from your profile and your avatar.

Analytics

We use the Google Analytics service to track how many visitors our site receives and how they use our site.
www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Google uses cookies to perform this service. A cookie is a small file that the site asks your browser to store on the first page you visit, and then your browser sends that data back to us whenever you visit one of our other pages so that Google can link the sequence of page visits for a particular browser together.

Google does not receive any personally identifiable information (like names) from our site. The system only works with your consent and all browsers should contain features to disable the use of cookies when users wish to do so. Some websites will stop working with cookies disabled, but ours will continue to work just fine. Google has a Chrome browser extension to add an opt-out for its analytics service:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Embedded content from other websites

Some of our pages contain embedded content from other sites. An example would be the map on the about us page, which has been provided by Google Maps. Embedded content will always be clearly marked as such and should contain a link to the content providers site. The privacy policy for this content will be the same as for the content providers website.

Who we share your data with

Sealion Software will never sell or give away personally identifiable information to third parties. We may from time to time use the services of reputable external contractors, such as marketing agencies or independent software testers who would have access to the data we hold for the purposes of performing the job we have hired them to do.

How long we retain your data

Comments and contact details will be held until we decide the data is no longer useful, such as when the page a comment is on is removed or when we run housekeeping on our database.

Your rights over your data

At any time you can request that any contact information that we have for you is updated or removed. Comments, being published on our website, exist in the public domain and others may have copies them which we cannot control. For example, some websites have a cache feature for accessing previous versions of other websites that can be found through search engines. Think carefully before you post! Nevertheless, we can remove comments and any associated metadata from our site on request.

Email: enquiries@sealionsoftware.com