Privacy & Terms
For the purposes of this policy, “personal information” means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) defines certain types of personal information to be "sensitive information". Sensitive information includes health information and information or an opinion about an individual's race, ethnicity or philosophical beliefs.
1. Using a pseudonym or being anonymous
Wherever it is lawful and practical, you have the option of using a pseudonym or not identifying yourself when dealing with us. However, by doing so you acknowledge that it may affect our ability to provide our goods and services to you.
2. Collection of personal information
Types of information collected
In the process of conducting our operations and providing our services, we collect a range of personal information about our current and prospective users, suppliers, agents, service providers, other business associates and the people who run the businesses we deal with. This information can include such things as name, email address, date of birth, gender, school and postcode, workplace name and information about an individual's current state of wellbeing.
Collection of information via our Website and Application
Ways we collect your personal information
Where possible we collect your personal information directly from you or through your use of the Application and Website. We may also collect your personal information through correspondence with you (whether by letter, fax, phone, forms or email).
We may also collect personal information about you from third parties in limited circumstances. For example, if you participate in a workplace program, seminar or workshop we may collect your personal information from your employer and if you sign up for an Account through a third party platform such as Facebook or Google, we will collect your personal information from that platform on sign-up.
3. Purposes for which we collect, use and disclose personal information
We may collect, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
a) providing our services and educational resources (including personalised dashboards in the Application and Website, workplace and school training programs) to you;
b) improving and continuing to develop our services;
c) informing you of services which may be of interest to you; and
d) making personalised recommendations to you regarding use of the Application and Website.
We may use de-identified wellbeing survey data, other survey data and data regarding use of our Website and Application for purposes including research and analysis, case studies, marketing and improving and continuing to develop our services.
4. Disclosing your personal information
We may disclose personal information to our service providers who assist us in providing our services (including hosting and data storage providers such as Amazon Web Services). We may also disclose personal information to other entities where required or authorised to do so by law.
5. Direct marketing
With your consent (where required), we may use your personal information (including your sensitive information) to provide you with information regarding our services and identify and provide you with customised recommendations regarding use of our Application or Website (either by email, sms or through the Application or Website).
We will always provide a simple means for you to “opt-out” from receiving direct marketing, which typically involves an “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” link on emails, a check box on the collection notice or through a pop-up on your screen when you provide personal information on our Website or via the Application.
We will not use or disclose your personal information for the purposes of direct marketing material if you have previously told us not to.
If at any time in the future you do not want us (or one of our service providers) to send you direct marketing material or you wish to cancel a previous consent, please inform us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will affect the change in a reasonable time and without charge.
6. Cross-border disclosure of personal information
We will always endeavour to store your information on an Australian server. However, in circumstances where this is not practical, we may disclose your personal information to an overseas entity. We may also disclose your personal information to our service providers who are based overseas. We may disclose your personal information to entities which are located overseas, including the United States of America.
7. Security and storage of personal information
We will store your personal information in hard copy and/or electronically. We will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect your personal information:
a) from misuse, interference and loss; and
b) from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
When we no longer need your personal information for a permitted purpose and we are not required to keep it to comply with any laws, we will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to destroy your personal information or to ensure that the information is de-identified.
You may delete your account at any time by emailing email@example.com, which will delete the information in the app. However, we will continue to hold a secure copy of your information for a minimum of seven years after the closure of your account in order to comply with applicable laws.
8. Access to and correction of personal information
We will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that your personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, up-to-date, complete and relevant.
You may request access to or correction of the personal information we hold about you at any time by making a request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject to any applicable exemptions, we will provide you with access to your personal information or correct your personal information (as applicable) within a reasonable amount of time. If we decide to refuse your request, we will provide you with a written notice that sets out:
a) the reasons for the refusal; and
b) the mechanisms available to complain about the refusal.
9. Making a Complaint
If you have a concern or complaint relating to our handling of your personal information or any breaches of the APPs, please notify us at email@example.com by outlining the nature of the complaint. We will endeavour to respond to your complaint within 30 days of receipt.
If we are unable to satisfactorily resolve your concerns about our handling of your personal information, you can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
Tel: 1300 363 992
This policy was last updated in April 2022.
1.1 The website, located at smilingmind.com.au and incorporating our web app (Website), and the associated application known as Smiling Mind (Application), are owned and operated by Smiling Mind Pty Ltd ACN 161 428 459 (Smiling Mind).
2. Registration and Use
2.1 You may use the Website and/or Application to view information and material and participate in mindfulness courses and programs (Products).
2.2 In order to subscribe to use the Products, you will need to register as a user (Registered User) and create an account (Account).
2.3 If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years, you may create a Sub-Account pursuant to item 3 or an Account, but may not be able to access all features of the Products. You must only create a Sub-Account or Account with the permission of your parent or legal guardian.
2.3 You may only use the Website and Application: (i) for personal use; (ii) as part of a workplace program provided by Smiling Mind; or (iii) if you are an educator within a school or early learning facility, to incorporate mindfulness meditations in the lessons you deliver to students.
2.4 You may access the Website and Application at any time, unless we have restricted access to perform necessary maintenance, updates or upgrades. Your ability to access the Website and Application will otherwise depend on factors outside our control and we do not guarantee that the Website and Application will be available at all times or accept any responsibility for factors outside of our control such as the quality of your internet connection, the type of computer or mobile device used to access the Website or Application and your software.
2.5 The Application is currently available on mobile devices running Android OS and Apple iOS and the Website are available on devices running compatible internet browsers. If the requirements for Android OS, Apple iOS, any compatible internet browser or any additional system we decide to extend the availability of the Application to change, you may need to download or perform updates if you would like to continue your use of the Application or Website. We do not accept any responsibility if your use of the Application is affected during this time.
3. Account and Sub-Account
3.1 At the time of becoming a Registered User you will be asked to create an Account. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality and security of your Account and to ensure there is no unauthorised access. You are liable for any unauthorised use of your Account.
3.2 You agree to provide accurate and complete information when you become a Registered User and create your Account.
3.3 In addition to creating an Account, you may create a sub-account for persons under the age of eighteen (18) years (Sub-Account), provided you are that person’s parent or legal guardian.
Limitations on Use
4.1 By accessing and using the Website or Application you warrant and agree that you will:
(b) not use the Website or Application for any commercial purpose without our prior written consent;
(c) not copy, transmit, distribute, reproduce, licence, alter, reverse engineer, adapt or modify the whole or any part of the Website or Application in any way whatsoever;
(d) not hide, deface, alter or delete any copyright symbol, trade mark or other proprietary rights notice;
(e) not use the Website or Application for any activity which is obscene, indecent, offensive or defamatory;
(f) not hack into, change or otherwise knowingly transmit a virus or otherwise damage the Website or Application or any information contained within it;
(g) refrain from tampering with, hindering the operation of or making unauthorised modifications to the Website or Application;
(h) not use the Website or Application with an incompatible or unauthorised device;
(i) refrain from uploading onto the Website or Application any material, or use the Website or Application in any way which:
(i) infringes the intellectual property rights of any person; or
(ii) is unlawful or violates any law;
5. Technical information and Security
5.1 The transmission of data over the internet and/or cellular network is not always secure. Although we endeavour to secure the Website and Application, you access the Website and Application at your own risk and we accept no responsibility for any interference, loss, damage, or disruption to your computer or mobile device or otherwise which arises in connection with your use of the Website or Application.
5.2 You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to:
(a) implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output; and
(b) ensure that whatever you select for your use in the Website and Application is free of viruses of anything else that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer of mobile device.
5.3 We do not warrant that functions available on Website or in the Application will be uninterrupted or error free, free of viruses or programming bugs or interferences due to factors outside our control.
6. Intellectual Property
6.1 The Website and Application contains intellectual property including trade marks, confidential information and copyright, together with any goodwill or reputation and intellectual property rights subsisting in those things.
6.2 All intellectual property in the Website and Application is owned by Smiling Mind or its licensors and unless permitted by law, you must not:
(a) adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of the Website or Application; or
(b) commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of Website or Application without our prior written consent.
7. Smiling Mind Product Subscription
7.1 The Products are provided in good faith and are designed to promote skills that are protective of mental health and wellbeing and introduce people to the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.
7.5 Our promotion of Products is only an invitation to treat and does not of itself constitute an offer to sell or guarantee the availability of the Product.
7.6 There may be Products in the Application that require payment before the Subscription can be processed (Paid Subscriptions). Paid Subscriptions will not be provided until payment in full has been received by us.
7.7 Paid Subscriptions must be paid online through the Application, Website, direct payment to Smiling Mind following receipt of an invoice or a secure payment site nominated by Smiling Mind (if applicable). The prices advertised for Paid Subscriptions are current at the time of display but may be changed by Smiling Mind at any time. Any changes to the prices for Paid Subscriptions will be effective from the date published and apply to all new Subscriptions or renewals of Subscriptions for the relevant Paid Subscriptions. All prices are advertised in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST (as that term is defined in A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth)).
8. Third Party Websites and Applications
8.1 The Website and Application may contain links to websites and applications owned and operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the operation, security levels, content or any other aspect of any third party websites and mobile applications.
8.2 Links to third party websites and mobile applications are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate our endorsement or affiliation of them or their products and services.
8.3 We make no representations or warranties and are not liable for:
(a) the content or accuracy of any information contained in linked websites and applications and third party websites and applications; and
(b) any loss or damage suffered as a result of access to, or use of, these third party websites and mobile applications, or the reliance on the information contained within.
8.4 You must make your own enquires as to the suitability of the content of third party websites and applications and the goods and services available for sale on them.
9. Email Notifications and Push Notifications
9.1 When you create an Account you will be asked whether you agree to us sending you communications (including communications promoting our Products) via email (Email Notifications). If you have agreed to receive Email Notifications, you may choose to stop receiving them at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our Email Notifications.
9.2 If you agree to receive Email Notifications the Website will send emails to your nominated email address and you acknowledge and consent to receipt of those Email Notifications.
9.3 When you download and install the Application on your mobile device, a pop-up may appear asking whether you would like to receive alerts, badges, banners and sounds (Push Notifications) from the Application to your mobile device.
9.4 If you agree to receive Push Notifications, the Application will generate Push Notifications (which may include notifications promoting our Products) on your mobile device and you acknowledge and consent to receipt of those Push Notifications.
9.5 You can choose to stop receiving Push Notifications at any time through the Application’s settings menu.
10 Suspension or Termination
10.3 Should you fail to remedy the breach within a reasonable time, you must immediately delete or remove the Application from any and all mobile devices and immediately destroy all copies of the Application in your possession or control and certify, if requested by us, that you have destroyed copies of the Application.
11.1 By creating an Account, you warrant and agree that:
(a) you are a Registered User;
(b) all Products you subscribe to are for: (i) your own personal use; (ii) use in connection with a workplace program provided by Smiling Mind; or (iii) if you are an educator within a school or early learning facility, to incorporate mindfulness meditations in the lessons you deliver to students;
(c) you are responsible for any error, omission or cost arising from a failure or delay to provide all information necessary to create an Account or use a Product;
(d) you will keep your Account details including your username and password confidential and secure;
(e) you will be solely responsible for all use of your Account and any Sub-Account created.
11.2 While we endeavour to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained on the Website and in the Application, that information may contain errors and omissions and is subject to change.
11.3 To the maximum extent permitted at law, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in relation to the content, accuracy, completeness, suitability, accessibility, security or reliability of:
(a) any material and/or information on the Website or in the Application (including the Products);
(b) the performance and availability of the Website or Application (including the Products);
(c) the loss, damage or corruption of any data or other material as a result of the use of the Website or Application (including the Products).
11. 4 To the maximum extent permitted by law, we make no warranties or guarantees that the use of the Website or Application will achieve your desired state of clarity, calm and contentment or improve your mental state. The information, courses and programs provided on the Website or in the Application are intended for the benefit of the general public and are not medical advice or intended to replace or substitute advice from a qualified health care professional.
12. Limitation of Liability
12.2 To the maximum extent permitted at law, the liability of Smiling Mind and our committee of management, officers, employees, agents, contractors, service providers, successors or assigns, for a failure to comply with a Non-Excluded Guarantee, is limited to, at Smiling Mind’s option:
(a) the replacement of the Product or the supply of the equivalent Product;
(b) the payment of the cost of replacing the Product or of acquiring equivalent Products;
(c) the repair of the Product; or
(d) the payment of the cost of the having the Product repaired.
12.3 In circumstances where the Non-Excluded Guarantees do not apply, we and our committee of management, officers, employees, agents, contractors, service providers, successors or assigns exclude all liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages) you may suffer arising out of, or in any way related to the service we provide (including in any way related to your use of the Website, Application, Products or Accounts).
12.5 You acknowledge that you do not rely on our skill or judgment or any representations made by us when deciding whether or not the Products are fit for any particular purpose.
14.5 For further information on using the Website and Application, please contact Smiling Mind at firstname.lastname@example.org.