At A&L, we recognise the importance of your privacy and understand your concerns about the security of the personal information you provide to us. We are governed by the Australian Privacy Principles ("APPs") under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), upon which this policy is based. The APP's detail how personal information is collected, used, stored and disclosed and how an individual may gain access and correct any personal information held about them.
Personal information, as distinct from business information, is information or an opinion about an individual who is identified, or who can be reasonably identified (whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form).
This policy details how A&L manages personal information, sets out some of your privacy rights in relation to personal information, and advises how you can contact us with privacy queries.
In the course of doing business, A&L endeavors to collect business information only. However, the collection of personal information in some instances is unavoidable. We aim only to collect personal information that is reasonably necessary to supply the products or perform the services you or your organisation have contracted us to provide or which you are or may be interested in acquiring from us and advise of the consequences if you choose not to provide the information.
This policy applies to personal information that A&L collects from a variety of sources including:
The type of personal information collected will depend on the goods or services you have asked us to provide or may be interested in and may include names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses and financial information (such as credit card or bank account numbers). On occasion, some of this personal information may be sensitive and A&L will only collect it where that information is necessary to perform our services and you have consented to the collection of the sensitive information or when required or authorised to by law.
While we endeavour to collect personal information from you directly (such as where you provide information to us when you visit our website or contact us to provide you with goods and services, or contact us with a query), in some instances we may also receive personal information about you from third parties such as when we are legally required to do so or it is unreasonable or impractical to collect the personal information from you directly.
You may choose to deal with A&L anonymously or by using a pseudonym where it is lawful and practicable (i.e. provided we are still able to provide the relevant goods or services or do business with you without that information). For example, it might not be practical to deal with you anonymously if we need to process a payment, deliver goods or services or send personalised communications to you.
A&L may use and disclose your personal information if the disclosure is necessary to perform the services we provide, or in order to supply you or your organisation with the goods ordered from us. This may include:
We may also use your personal information for related purposes that you would reasonably expect, such as providing you with details about other goods or services offered by us. You can opt out of receiving this marketing information at any time by notifying us.
We may also disclose your personal information where we have sought your consent or as is otherwise allowed by law.
A&L may use your personal information, including your contact details, so that we can promote and market our goods, services and special offers that we think will be of interest to you. You consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes of direct marketing. This marketing may be carried out in a variety of ways (including by email, SMS/MMS or social media) and may continue after you cease acquiring any of our products or services until you opt out.
From time to time, A&L may also provide your personal information to carefully selected third parties for the purpose of them providing you with information regarding products and services specific to your needs, and to help A&L conduct product enhancement activities.
You may opt out at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing information or do not wish to receive marketing information through a particular channel, like email. All our marketing emails and SMS/MMS contain a link to unsubscribe. You will not receive such communications from us again if you choose to unsubscribe. In order to make our emails and SMS/MMS more relevant and useful to you, our servers may receive a confirmation when you open email from us.
Our website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by A&L. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.
Sometimes, we need to provide your personal information to, or get personal information about you from, persons or organisations located overseas for the same purposes as set out in the section of this policy entitled "What personal information do we collect and why" including as part of our business and operational processes and systems and for information management and storage purposes such as cloud computing.
The current list of countries is:
From time to time, we may need to disclose your personal information to, and collect personal information from, other countries not on this list and we will endeavor to update this list on a regular basis. Nevertheless, we will always disclose and collect your personal information to and from overseas entities in accordance with the applicable APPss.
A&L is committed to keeping your personal information secure and we will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss as well as from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
Personal information is stored electronically, on paper, or both. A&L has physical, electronic and procedural safeguards for personal information and takes reasonable steps to ensure that your information is protected. Data stored electronically is protected by both internal and external firewalls, and access to electronic records is limited by passwords. Only staff with a password have access to all information on the system and files can be designated read-only or no access.
Your personal information is stored within secure premises. Externally, the premises have several barriers to unauthorised entry including secured entry, closed circuit television and monitored alarms. (Internally, steps are taken to ensure access to personal information is limited).
Please be aware that personal information provided by e-mail or through the online query form on our website may not be secure. If you have any concerns regarding the security of your personal information, when sending e-mails or completing the online enquiry form, please provide information in an alternate form, such as by facsimile. We may record your e-mail address if you send us e-mail.
A&L uses secure methods to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information when it is no longer needed and we are not required by law to retain the information and nor is the information contained in a Commonwealth record. A&L will retain personal information while it is required for any of its functions, or for any other lawful purpose.
Whilst A&L takes all reasonable steps to secure your personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, you acknowledge that all activities in which you intentionally or unintentionally supply information to A&L carries an inherent risk of loss of, misuse of, or unauthorised access to such information. A&L cannot be held responsible for such actions where the security of the personal information is not within the control of A&L or where A&L cannot reasonably prevent such incident.
A&L's objective is to ensure that all personal information collected, used and disclosed by it is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To assist A&L in achieving its objective, please contact our Privacy Officer if any of your details change. Further, if you believe that the information we hold is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, please contact our Privacy Officer.
You may request access to personal information held about you by A&L and request that it be updated or corrected.
The procedure for gaining access is as follows:
In some circumstances, we may not be in a position to provide access. Such circumstances include the following:
Where we do not agree to provide you with access to your personal information, we will give you a written notice setting out the reasons for the refusal, the mechanisms available to complain about the refusal, and the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act that we rely on to refuse access.
We will take reasonable steps to amend or correct your personal information to keep it accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading. Please notify us of any changes to your personal (and business) information. If your personal information has been disclosed to a third party then we will use our best endeavours to contact that third party to notify it of that correction.
This policy was last updated in January 2015.
If you have any queries or concerns about your personal information, or would like to make a complaint, please contact our Privacy Officer for assistance.
A&L prefers that complaints be made in writing so we can be sure about the details of the complaint. Generally, A&L will only accept complaints from an individual who believes an act or practice of A&L has interfered with their privacy and may have breached an APP.
A complaint should identify whether it is about:
A&L's Privacy Officer will normally deal with privacy complaints. Otherwise, someone who was not involved in the conduct that the complaint is about will deal with the complaint. A&L will inform the person making the complaint:
After A&L has completed its enquiries, we will contact the person who has made the complaint, usually in writing, to advise the outcome and invite a response to A&L's conclusions about the complaint.
If a response is received, A&L will assess it and advise if A&L has changed its view.
If the person making the complaint is unsatisfied with the outcome, A&L will advise further options including, if appropriate, review by the Privacy Commissioner within the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
The Privacy Officer
1800 441 415
A&L Windows Pty Ltd
PO Box 4491 DANDENONG SOUTH VIC 3164