Privacy Policy


This policy applies to the sites that have a URL that ends in  When we talk about “HRNSW” or “we” in this policy, we are talking about Harness Racing NSW.

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact:

Mr John Dumesny
Chief Executive
Harness Racing New South Wales
PO Box 1034
Bankstown NSW 1885

At HRNSW we understand the power that the internet holds for changing your life and making things easier for you. These benefits are at risk if people are concerned about their personal privacy. We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy choices and concerns.

We will not release personally identifiable information about you without your permission (except as needed to provide to you the services you have expressly requested). See “third party relationships” below.

You can manage and control the information that you have voluntarily provided to us.

You can tell us what your privacy questions and concerns are so that we can respond.

We constantly improve the tools you can use to manage the data that you provide to us. Please refer to this page from time to time to see these new features.


Personally identifiable information is information, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address that can be used to uniquely identify you. We do not collect any personally identifiable information.

Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site (such as sites you visit and searches you do). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or I.P. addresses (as explained below) of internet browsers that visit our site, the time of day the site was visited, and other non-personal information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any one person, but helps us know what our users do (for example, the average stay on our site lasts over 10 minutes).

The next section tells how and when we collect anonymous information.

Anonymous Information

We collect anonymous information when people use our site. We use this information to personalise your experience on our site, to show you more relevant advertising messages, and to improve our services in general. We are unable to combine this anonymous information with personal information about you to target advertising messages aimed at you as an individual.

We will not share any anonymous information about your use of our site with third parties if we know that this information will be linked with your personally identifiable information obtained from another source, unless you have given us permission to do this.


How They Are Used

A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. We may use cookies to help us provide personal services. For example, we can store your postcode in a cookie so we can show you local weather each time you visit our site. Cookies also make web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you’re on our site. Cookies may also be used by other companies on co-branded web pages, as explained below in “third party relationships.”

You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your computer. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you do not accept cookies, then some of our features will not work as we intended them to work.


We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on users under the age of 13 without parental consent. Parents have the ability to control what personal information about their child may be disclosed to third parties, and we believe that this is just the way things should be.

Use of I.P. Addresses

An Internet Protocol (I.P.) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your company’s local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.

We may collect I.P. addresses for some purposes (for example, to report anonymous user information to our advertisers and to audit the use of our site). We do not link a user’s I.P. address to a person’s personal information, which means we will have a record of each user’s session but the user remains anonymous to us.

PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, I.P. addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when this information is stored in databases managed by internet registrars or registries.

Third-Party Relationship

When you give us registration information on certain co-branded Web pages or for services provided in conjunction with third party partners, we want to be clear that some data you give us is shared with these partners. You should make every effort to read the privacy policies of these third parties and decide whether or not to continue using the services based upon the privacy policies posted. We have contracted with those third parties to ensure that they will not use your personal information for a particular purpose without your consent or unless it is necessary to fulfil a request you are making of that third party. If you are concerned about a third party’s use of your personal details please email us at and we will address your request with the appropriate company. No third-party sites are covered by our Privacy Policy, but we will make every effort to ensure that third party sites comply with our Privacy Policy.


We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.

Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on our employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be posted to this page, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of any significant changes to this privacy policy.