The main way we collect personal information is when customers give it to us. This happens when customers:
- order a product or service from us on our websites;
- complete a customer survey from our websites;
- opt in to receive email updates about products, services and related activities; and
- contact us via email, telephone or letter to ask a question, provide feedback or make a complaint.
Our websites allow customers to order our products and services, make comments and complaints and give us feedback. When customers use our websites, we may collect their email address and other contact details in order to process their order or otherwise respond. We securely store this personal information on our servers.
Web tools - analytics and cookies
We use a range of tools provided by third parties to collect and view website traffic information, including Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tool and Moz. The information collected may include the IP address of the customer's device, information about sites that IP address has come from, the pages accessed on our site and other sites visited. We do not usually collect personal information with these web tools. These sites have their own privacy policies on their websites. Customers can contact these organisations directly with any queries or complaints. Customers may be able to opt out of the collection of some of this information, such as by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Social Networking Services
We use social networking services such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to communicate about our products and services. When customers communicate with us using these services, we may collect personal information in order to respond. Each social networking service handles personal information for their own purposes. The sites have their own privacy policies on their websites. Customers can contact them directly with any queries or complaints.
WHO COLLECTS PERSONAL INFORMATION UNDER CONTRACT TO US?
We deliver customer orders via Australia Post's regular letter delivery service. We use other service providers from time to time. Wherever possible, we do not allow service providers to access customers' personal information.
If we must give a service provider access to personal information, we take reasonable steps to safeguard customer privacy. We require any contractors to handle personal information in a manner consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles and we prohibit disclosure to third parties unless required by law.
Our websites contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Customers can contact them directly with any queries or complaints.
When customers communicate with us through a social network service such as Facebook or Twitter, the social network provider and its partners may collect and hold your personal information overseas. For further information, see the privacy policies for these sites.
ANONYMITY AND PSEUDONYMITY
For our functions and activities, we need each customer's name, contact details and enough information about the matter to enable us to handle the order, inquiry, request or complaint. It is not usually practicable for us to deal with customers anonymously or via a pseudonym. For this reason, we will ask customers for their name and accurate contact details in any exchange.
SPECIAL SEND AND SHRED CONDITIONS
Send and Shred is our secure destruction and recycling service for paperwork. Customers purchase an empty package online, fill it with confidential paperwork and lodge it in any post office. We have the contents securely shredded and recycled.
We contract out primary services for Send and Shred:
- Australia Post, who process, transport and track packages once lodged; and
- Shred-X, who securely shred and recycle packages and their contents.
Australia Post and Shred-X are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles and have their own privacy policies on their websites. Customers can contact them directly with any queries or complaints.
We protect the personal information sealed inside packages. Packages are securely transported by Australia Post. All reasonable steps are taken to keep packages secure, sealed and tracked during transport and handling.
Australia Post transports packages to Locked Bags in the secure staff-only area of post offices. There they are collected by our secure destruction company, Shred-X, and taken to Shred-X's shredding facility. That facility maintains security with locks, alarms, CCTV monitoring, Australian Federal Police clearances and security vetting for staff, staff training and restricted access procedures. Bags and their contents are shredded so that all information is completely destroyed. After complete shredding, paper is baled and recycled.
We take all reasonable steps to protect the documents sealed inside packages. However, in certain circumstances, we or our contractors may come in contact with these. For instance, a package that is not properly sealed may leak documents, and a package that is suspected to contain a prohibited substance will need to be opened and inspected for safety reasons. In such cases, we and our contractors take all reasonable steps to ensure documents are kept secure and are destroyed as soon as possible.
ACCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Customers can access their personal information by contacting the Director (see below). We will ask the customer questions to verify that the personal information is theirs. We will then take reasonable steps to provide access to information and update or correct it as requested.
HOW TO CONTACT US OR MAKE A COMPLAINT?