Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains our personal data practices and the choices you can make about the way your personal data is used.
Melaleuca Seaside Retreat (us, our or we) respects your privacy, and is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of the personal data you provide to us or that we collect about you when you use our website, social media pages as well as when you provide your information on the telephone or in person (collectively the Sites.) We are aware of our responsibilities to protect your personal data, to keep it secure and comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws. You may be asked to consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy when making a reservation, registering for events or promotions or otherwise corresponding with us via the Sites or if required by applicable law. Otherwise your continued use of the Sites will constitute your deemed consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

2. Personal information we collect

Personal Information You Provide
When using our Sites, you may voluntarily provide certain information about yourself or others, such as when you book a reservation. We may collect Personal Information (information that identifies you or relates to you as an identifiable person) that you may provide through the Sites about yourself or others such as:

  • Name;

  • Postal address;

  • Telephone number;

  • Email address;

  • Information that allows us to provide specialised services to you or fulfil special requests, such as accommodating health or dietary conditions, but we do not collect sensitive information about you, such as health information, except as reasonably needed for us to provide services to you;

  • Credit or debit card number, expiration date and security code;

  • Social media account information;

  • Stay information and preferences, such as your preferred location/facilities, dates and number of people/children traveling with you;

  • Demographic information (age, gender etc.);

  • IP address; and

  • Preferences for receiving communications from us or for surveys or promotional offers.

Automatically Collected Information
Our website collect statistical information about users to ensure a welcoming and accessible website. For this purpose we may track your movement within the websites, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We only use this information in aggregate and do not link it to you personally. To gauge the effectiveness of our website and analyse site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, we do collect some generic information about our visitors. Our hosting web server(s) recognise and automatically log a visitor’s domain name, the web page from which a visitor enters our website, which pages a visitor visits and for how long, and the visitor’s IP address. We may use anonymous tracking technologies to collect, store and sometimes track information for statistical purposes and to improve the services we provide, including using it to evaluate and improve our website. We also collect and store information automatically using cookies and similar technology as described below.
This information does not constitute Personal Information. If we combine anonymised or aggregated data with Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information according to this Privacy Notice.

3. How we use your information

We may use personal information you submit and non-personal information we automatically collect for the purposes identified in this privacy policy for our business use and the legal bases, including, for example:

  • Processing, fulfilling and recording reservations and/or purchases;

  • Billing your credit card for advance purchase reservations and advance deposits;

  • Contacting you for confirmation or customer service after reservations and purchases are made or after you sign up for or participate in certain activities;

  • Conducting statistical or demographic analysis

  • Tracking reservations and corresponding retreat stays;

  • Sending you emails that relate to a retreat stay;

  • Sending you communications such as guest surveys or promotional offers and benefits;

  • Communicating special offers, competitions and featured items if you choose to receive such notices;

  • Responding to your inquiries, complaints and other communications; and

  • Providing for the safety and security of our guests and staff and meeting our legal and regulatory compliance requirement.

4. Disclosing your information

As a retreat management company, we need to share information with various providers so that we can provide you with services on a consistent basis. Accordingly, your Personal Information may be shared as reasonably necessary and as set out in this Privacy Policy as follows to:

  • Any Melaleuca Seaside Retreat entity managed by us;

  • Tour operator, travel representative, personal assistant, employer or spouse that has supplied us with your Personal Information;

  • Third parties which we have received your consent;

  • Trusted third partners to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures including;

  • Our marketing and advertising partners to provide you with more-relevant ads on our website and to encourage you to return to our websites and to mail service providers, who securely host emails and act as a supplier to distribute our email communications. We contractually require these service providers to keep your Personal Information safe and secure and they are only be permitted to use your Personal Information for the purposes we specify.

  • To third parties not affiliated with Melaleuca Seaside Retreat if we have a good-faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (1) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (2) enforce applicable terms of service, including investigation of potential violations; (3) detect, prevent, or otherwise address illegality, fraud, security or technical issues; and (4) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Melaleuca Seaside Retreat, our users or the public as required or permitted by law; and (5) to any third parties to the extent necessary with respect to a sale of all or part of our business operations or assets and/or resorts that are no longer managed or owned by Melaleuca Seaside Retreat.

5. Explaining the legal bases for processing

The legal bases for collecting and processing your personal information includes:

  • Consent – we collect and process your data with your consent e.g. when you tick a box to receive marketing communication.

  • Legal compliance – if required by applicable law, e.g. police, fraud investigations or court orders, we may need to collect and process your data.

  • Legitimate interest – to pursue our legitimate interests such as providing services and products you have requested in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.

6. Security

We use reasonable technical, administrative and physical measures to protect personal information contained in our system against misuse, loss or alteration. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We cannot enforce or control the security of the computers, electronic devices, or electronic communication method that you use to send e-mails and submit Personal Information to us over the Internet. You are responsible for ensuring that the computers, electronic devices and electronic communication methods you utilise will provide adequate security for communicating with us. We are not responsible for the disclosure or interception of your Personal Information before we receive it.

7. Withdrawing your consent

You do not have to provide us with your personal information. However, if you choose not to provide certain Personal Information we request and/or require consent to its use and disclosure, you will still be able to visit our Site but you may be unable to access certain options, products or services and in we may not, as a result, be unable to fulfil your booking.
We offer you the choice of how you receive communications from us. All marketing communications we send to you will provide you with a way to withdraw your consent to future marketing. If you no longer wish to receive marketing you may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the opt-out section of the marketing communication or changing your account settings, this will remove you from our marketing lists. You have the right to tell us to stop using your information for our direct marketing purposes. Please send your written request, including your name and contact information to the address listed below in How To Contact Us. We will honour your request within 5 days of receiving it or sooner if required by applicable law. Please note that if you unsubscribe from marketing communications you will still receive operational and service messages from us regarding your booking and responses to your enquiries made to us, and that we may hold your details so we do not send you marketing communications in the future.

8. Third party links

We may permit third parties to link to our sites or to post a link to their site on ours. We do not endorse these sites and are not responsible for other sites or their privacy practices. We do not assume responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for the activities conducted or information contained in the third party websites.

9. Children's privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13, though we may collect personal information about a child as part of the guest registration process or to participate in activities on the websites or at the resorts but always with the consent of a parent or guardian.

10. How long we keep your personal information

Whenever we collect or process your personal information, we will only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, active legal proceedings, an identifiable and ongoing legal business need (such as record keeping) and to the extent permissible by applicable law.
Where there is no sufficient justification to retain such Personal Information, such Personal Information will be safely and securely deleted, disposed of, blocked and/or anonymised for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.

11. Complaints

If you are in Australia you may submit any questions, comments or complaints by post to:

Melaleuca Seaside Retreat Pty Ltd
108 Sandridge Road
Mitchells Island NSW 2430

or by by email to and we will come back to you within 30 days.
If you are contacting us to complain about an alleged breach of this Privacy Policy or our legal privacy obligations, please provide us with as much detail as possible in relation to your complaint and provide us with any relevant information. We take every privacy complaint seriously and assess it with the aim of resolving all issues quickly and efficiently. If we have not come back to you within 30 days, or you are not happy with the our response, you may submit a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

We are committed to keeping your Personal Information secure and will take all reasonable precautions to protect it from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or alteration. However, except to the extent liability cannot be excluded due to the operation of statute, we exclude all liability (including in negligence) for the consequences of any unauthorised access to, disclosure of, misuse of or loss or corruption of your Personal Information. Nothing in this Privacy Privacy restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law.

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time and without notice we may make changes to this privacy policy. From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the Privacy Policy changes to our Sites to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. Any revised Privacy Policy will only apply prospectively to Personal Information or non-Personal Information collected or modified after the effective date of the revised policy.

13. Cookies policy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website and to recommend content that may be of interest to you. You can find out more below about what cookies are, the cookies we use and how to switch them off.
You can indicate your acceptance to our use of cookies in accordance with this policy by clicking OK in the appropriate place on the banner that appears on the websites or continuing to use the Sites after the banner has been shown. However, please note that if you do not click “OK but continue to browse the websites, you will be deemed to have accepted our use of cookies (and what we use them for) in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables us to operate the website more effectively and load the website so that it reflects your personal preferences, based on your previous browsing on the website as well as keywords we may be able to gather from URLs of other webpages from which you accessed the websites.
What cookies do we use?
When you visit the website, the following types of cookies may be downloaded to your device:

  • Analytical and Performance Cookies
    We may use analytics service providers for website traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of the websites by using cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to the websites, how long they stay and how visitors move around our websites when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our websites work, for example, it helps users to find what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the websites may be used to create reports about the use of the websites and the analytics service provider will store this information.

  • Advertising and Targeting Cookies
    These cookies record your visit to the websites, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other websites. We will use this information to try and make our websites and other sites that you visit more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with others, such as carefully selected third parties, for this purpose. We work with technology partners to support our websites and to provide you with relevant information about the products and services of websites and on affiliated sites or sites within the advertising networks we work with. We may use cookies on our website to help us to place relevant advertising on third party websites when you visit those sites. If you are not happy for us to do this, please see the section of this policy titled “How do I turn cookies off?” below.

  • Functionality Cookies
    We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made on the website so as to provide you with a more enhanced user experience by delivering content specific to your interests.

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
    These are cookies that are required for the administration and operation of our website. Some cookies that we use are necessary for our website to function properly and to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

  • Third Party Cookies
    Melaleuca Seaside Retreat is present on various booking and social networks, so we try and make it as easy as possible to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks. We add buttons to allow people to easily share to those networks. We also use Facebook to power some of the chat functionality on the website. When we include these social ‘plugins’, it gives those sites the flexibility to use their own cookies. They can’t read any cookies we set from our website, and we can’t read any cookies they set, but it lets them do the same kind of traffic measuring that we do on the rest of the website, and it also lets them know whether you’re logged into their site. For example, if you’re logged in to Facebook, and want to converse via the chat widget, you can do that straight away without having to log in again – we never know whether you’re logged in or not, as you communicate directly with Facebook, through their plugins on our website. Other sites and services (including, for example, advertising networks, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services and content recommendation engines) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How do I turn cookies off?
If you do not wish us to install cookies or you don’t agree with how we use these cookies, you can change the settings on your internet browser to reject them. For more information please consult the “Help” section of your browser or visit, or Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features on our website.