Your rights to privacy on our website
Collecting personal information about you
In order to provide our customers with our products and services, we may collect and use personal information about you and others. If we are not provided with all the personal information we request, we may not be able to supply our products and services.
We generally collect your personal information directly from you. For example, we collect personal information about you when you deal with us over the telephone, send us correspondence (whether by letter or email), subscribe electronically to our publications, use or make enquiries via our website or when you have contact with us in person.
Generally, the type of personal information we collect about you includes your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. We may also collect sensitive information about you such as information about membership of a professional or trade association. We only collect sensitive information in limited circumstances including where:
- You have consented to it; or
- The collection is required by law; or
- The collection is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal or equitable claim.
There may be occasions where we need to collect personal information about you from a third party. For example, we may collect personal information from a company with whom you work, a third party distributor of our products, another organization with whom you have any dealings, a credit reporting body, an information service provider or from a publicly maintained record.
We generally collect personal information by way of forms filled out by people, face-to-face meetings, business cards, telephone conversation and from third parties.
We collect personal information from our websites or through receiving customer enquiries and emails.
To ensure we are meeting the needs and wants of our website users, and to develop our online services, we may collect aggregated information by using cookies or similar electronic tools.
Cookies are small amounts of information sent from a web server to your computer. These cookies are used to recognise a return visitor as a unique user and to retain particular information in order to make your experience more convenient and personal. For example, when you browse our web pages and landing pages, our system automatically logs information about your visit such as the date and time of your visit, the server your computer is logged on to, your browser type (for example, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox), previous site visited, pages accessed and your IP address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically and required for using the Internet. We may also derive the general geographic area associated with an IP address.
All web-browsers offer the option to refuse any cookie. However, if you refuse our cookies, you will need to re-enter certain information at each visit, which may negatively impact your experience on our website.
Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. However, we do link the information we store in cookies to any personally information you submit while on our site (for example when you complete and submit a form on one or our websites or landing pages).
Purpose for collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information
We may use and disclose your personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected, for reasonably expected secondary purposes which are related to the primary purpose and in any other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act.
In general, we use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
- To conduct our business;
- To market our services;
- To communicate with you;
- To comply with our legal obligations; and
- To help us manage and enhance our services.
If you complete a form on this website to ask a question or request a quote, the information you submit will be forwarded to us. Please contact ABC Awnings and Blinds for more information on its privacy practices.
Except where indicated above, we will not use or disclose personal information unless
- The individual concerned has consented to the use and disclosure to conduct our business;
- The disclosure is to a related body corporate; or
- The disclosure is permitted, required or authorised by or under law.
Storage and security
We take all reasonable steps to protect personal information (including credit information and credit eligibility information) held from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. For example, we use physical security procedures and restrict access to electronic records. Access to personal information is limited to those of our personnel who specifically need it to carry out their business responsibilities.
Where we no longer require your personal information for a permitted purpose under the Privacy Act, we will take reasonable steps to destroy it.
We may use personal information to advise the individual concerned of new products and marketing initiatives that we think may be of interest to them. This may include product and service offerings, newsletters and general information about us.
Those who prefer not to receive information about our products and services can ask to be removed from the relevant circulation list by using the unsubscribe link from the electronic communication or by contacting us using the details listed below.
We never disclose personal information to an unrelated third party (other than our dealers and showrooms) for the purpose of allowing them to directly market their products or service on an individual, unless individuals have expressly consented to that disclosure.
If at any time you want to know what personal information we hold about you (including credit information and credit eligibility information), you are welcome to request access to that information by contacting us, using the details listed below.
However, we may deny your request for access where:
- The access impacts on the privacy of others;
- There are existing or anticipated legal proceedings; or
- Such access can be denied under law or by a law enforcement agency.
If we deny your request for access, we will let you know why.
We may also charge a fee to cover the reasonable costs we incur in processing your request.
Quality & Correction
At all times we strive to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If at any time you believe the personal information (including credit information and credit eligibility information) that we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, you should let us know. We will use reasonable efforts to correct the information.
Privacy concerns and complaints
We are committed to constantly improving our procedures so that personal information (including credit information and credit eligibility information) is treated appropriately. If you feel that we have failed to deal with your personal information in accordance with this policy, the principles set out in the Privacy Act or any credit reporting code that applies to us, please contact us, using the details listed below, so we have an opportunity to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.
We will log your complaint and our privacy officer will:
- Listen to your concerns and grievances;
- Discuss with you the ways in which we can remedy the situation; and
- Put in place an action plan to resolve your complaint and improve our information handling procedures if appropriate.
No disclosure to overseas recipients
We are not likely to disclose personal information (including credit information and credit eligibility information) to overseas recipients.
How to contact us
If you require more detailed information about our information handling practices or if you have any concerns about our handling of your personal information, please let us know by contacting us at:
Privacy Officer, 1/12 Export Drive, Molendinar Qld.
We will endeavour to respond to your concerns as quickly as possible.