The Information We Collect and Hold
Depending on the circumstances, we may collect and hold a range of different information about you. This can include your name, date of birth, contact details (including address, email address, phone number or mobile telephone number) occupation, driver’s licence number, and financial information (such as credit card or bank account numbers). This is not an exhaustive list.
You may also need to provide personal information about other individuals to us (e.g. about your authorised representatives). If so, we rely on you to inform those individuals that you are providing their personal information to us and to advise them about this statement.
How We Collect Your Information
We mainly collect information from you directly (such as where you provide information to us when you visit our premises or website, complete an application form or agreement for one of our products, or contact us with a query or request). However we may also collect your information in a number of other ways, including:
- from third parties such as our related entities, business partners, credit reporting bodies, wholesale or other customers, or your representatives
- from publicly available sources of information
- from competitions, referrals and list purchases
- when we are legally authorised or required to do so
If you choose not to provide to us certain information about you, we may not be able to provide you with the products or services you require.
How We Hold Your Information
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of your information and to protect it from unauthorised disclosures. While we take these steps to maintain the security of your information, you should be aware of the many information security risks that exist today and take appropriate care to help safeguard your information. The Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, we cannot accept responsibility of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We collect, use and exchange your information so that we can:
- establish or verify your identity;
- consider your request for a product or service;
- allow us to provide a product or service including – but not limited to – charging, billing and collecting debts
- conduct and improve our businesses and improve the customer experience;
- to tell you about other products and services that we think may be of interest to you;
- manage our relationship with you;
- to consider any concerns or complaints you raise against us and/or to manage any legal action between you and us; and
- to comply with any relevant laws, regulations, or codes of practice.
We may also disclose your personal information to related entities for purposes that include supplying goods or services that you request and providing other services. We may also share your personal information with our associates and suppliers overseas. Where we do so, we will take reasonable steps to ensure such recipients comply with the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.
How we use your Information for Direct Marketing
We may also use your information so that we can promote and market products, services and special offers that we think will be of interest to you. This marketing may be carried out in a variety of ways and may continue after you cease acquiring any products or services from us until you opt-out by contacting us (using the Contact Us at the end of this document).
How to Access or Correct Your Personal Information
It’s important that we have your correct details and you can update your information. If you wish to access any of your personal information that we hold or would like to correct any errors in that information, please contact us so that we can consider and respond to your request. We will need to verify your identity before giving you access to information.
There is no fee for making the initial request but in some cases we may apply an administrative charge for providing access to your personal information in response to a request. In certain circumstances we are permitted to deny your request, or limit the access we provide. If that is the case, we’ll write to you explaining why you cannot access the requested information.
How to Make a Complaint
You may contact us (using the Contact Us section document) to notify us of any privacy complaint you have against us, including if you think that we have failed to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) or any binding APP code that has been registered under the Privacy Act. We are committed to acknowledging your complaint in a prompt manner.
While we hope that we will be able to resolve any complaints you may have, if you’re not satisfied with our handling of your matter, you can refer your complaint to external dispute resolution. We suggest you do this only once you’ve first followed our internal complaint processes set out above.
You may be able to lodge a complaint with a relevant regulator such as the Australian Information Commissioner (www.oaic.gov.au).
If you would like further information, or have any queries, problems or complaints about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, you should first contact our Privacy Officer:
Ph: 1300 227 180
20 – 32 Kangan Drive Berwick VIC, 3806