Privacy Policy

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) respects the privacy of your personal information and is committed to complying with all relevant and current privacy legislation. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect and manage your personal information, and the steps we take to protect it.

How we collect information
In the course of operating and managing our organisation and our website, we collect personal information. For example, we collect information when you:

  • Ask to be placed on our mailing list
  • Make an enquiry about our products
  • Place an order via our web site

What information is collected?
When you register a membership or sponsorship with SFS, we collect general information such as your name, address, company/ trading name/ contact numbers and email addresses.
If you make an enquiry about our products, we collect your basic contact details such as your name, contact number and email address so that we can provide you with the information or advice you have requested. We then remove this information from our database unless you have requested to become a member or sponsor of SFS.
SFS only send regular communications to those in our database who are opted in members or sponsors.

What information is not collected and stored by SFS?
SFS never physically views or stores any of your payment information when you make payments for memberships, sponsorships and events online. Ensuring that your payment information is handled with the highest security measures that prevent online credit fraud. Your payment information is handled by state of the art payment gateways that store and encrypt your payment data.

What payment gateways do SFS use for processing my credit information and how is my credit card information protected?

SFS use NAB Transact and PayPal payment gateways to process your credit card transactions. Both are leading the way in credit fraud prevention, and are highly respected and trusted payment gateway systems that are used internationally.

NAB Transact
The NAB Transact payment gateway complies with all payment card industry data security standards and is PCI DSS compliant – the global mandate by the payment card schemes for merchants and payment processors. It stores your credit card information on bank grade servers and encrypts your information with the highest level of encryption that is commercially available. Your information is never seen by outside parties (including SFS) and passes directly to NAB to handle your credit card details for the transaction. This is a live (real time) payment gateway.

PayPal’s Buyer Protection helps you in the unlikely event you have a problem with an eligible purchase. If an item doesn’t arrive or match the seller’s description, they will help you recover the full purchase price, including shipping costs (up to $20,000 AUD). To read more on how PayPal protects you when buying online, click here.

How we use the information we collect
We use the personal information you submit to provide you with the service you request. Under no circumstances do we release your information to third party sources.
We may sometimes use the personal information we collect for a secondary purpose. We will only do this where you have consented, where we are permitted or required by law or it is in the interests of the public safety to do so. For example, we may use your contact details to send you updates and information about our products, services or promotions. You are always provided with the opportunity to notify us that you do not wish to receive this material. In addition, you can request changes or to be removed from our system at any time by email to

Disclosure of the information we collect
We will not disclose information we collect about you to any third parties without your express prior consent. Similarly, we will not sell or rent any information we collect about you.

How we protect the information collected
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of all personal information we collect. This involves protecting it from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration.

We undertake to safeguard your financial and personal information and automatically encrypt all sensitive information sent between your computer and our servers. Your personal information is protected by SSL (secure sockets layer technology) with the highest level of encryption commercially available to ensure that your transaction is safe and secure.

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) is committed to making your shopping experience as easy and safe as possible. That being said, in addition to protecting credit card information that you provide to us using SSL encryption, and using secure bank grade payment gateways that use the highest level of commercial encryption available, we also offer you the alternative option of conducting your transaction via Paypal (the world’s most trusted payment gateway) if you would prefer not to disclose your credit card information via our website. Alternately you may also make a direct bank transfer to SFS for your Membership/ Sponsorship/ Event payment at the checkout stage and eliminate using your credit card altogether. The choice is entirely yours.

Your ability to amend your details
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that we collect about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
If you wish to view or amend the information we hold about you, you can do so by emailing  

Information provided by “cookies” technology
SFS uses “cookies” technology which allows the web site to recognize you when you visit again so you can easily access your account without having to re-enter all of your details. Cookies contain information that identifies each user, for example login or username, passwords and so on. Our server needs to know this information in order for our web site to work correctly, and the information is nothing more than a string of letters and numbers.

Cookies cannot determine the identity of individual users. It is a feature of your Internet browser which you can disable at any time.

By providing your personal information to us or by using our web site, you are indicating that you accept our current privacy policy. Our privacy policy may change in future, so we suggest you check this section from time to time during the course of your usage of this site. 

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