Outside Plus Ltd. Privacy Statement
1. Privacy commitment
Outside Plus Ltd. (“we”, “our” or us”) recognise the trust you are placing in us through your dealings with us. We do everything we can to maintain that trust. Our staff are employed on the basis that they will protect information about you. Under law, your rights to privacy are also protected. Privacy laws place strict requirements on us to treat certain information collected as confidential, to store your information securely and to allow you easy access to check and correct your information.
3. When do we collect information about you?
At times, we are required to collect personal information in the normal course of providing services for our customers.
These services apply to
- Accepting customer orders
- Processing purchases and payments
- Maintaining client books
- Customer Service lines (including social media channels such as Facebook and twitter)
- Maintaining detailed information on our websites
- Collecting information, you provide for measure & quote requests
Also, we make use of “cookies” on our websites. A cookie is a small software message sent to your web browser by our web server. Your browser stores the message in a file and the message is then sent back to our servers each time your browser requests a page from our servers.
4. What information do we collect?
We may collect the following information from you:
- your name and contact details, such as your physical address, email address and phone
- your gender, birthdate and occupation;
- your purchase history;
- your company name (if applicable);
- the name of the domain from which you access the internet;
- the date and time you access our sites;
- the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our sites;
- other information you may supply to us; and
- if you are a candidate for employment, we may collect other information as further set out
in our application forms or during the recruitment process. This may include information
relating to your employment history, working eligibility rights, suitability for the role you are
applying for, and your referee details.
When you enter your information into the contact form on this website, you are providing your personal information. We use this information to contact you about your enquiry and in no other way. Providing this information is optional. If you choose not to enter your contact details into the webform, we’ll be unable to contact you.
We use Google Analytics to better understand our website traffic, and what is and isn’t working well on our website. Google Analytics places a cookie on your computer that helps it measure data such as how many visitors we get, what they look at, how long they spend on the site and what country they are from. None of this data is personally identifiable to us (i.e. we can’t see your name and contact details, just your IP address, which is available to every website you visit regardless of whether they use Google Analytics).
5. Why do we collect this information?
We use the information to customise our services and plan product development so that we can provide you with relevant consumer information and notify you of products and special offers that may be of interest to you.
Do we share personal information with third parties?
We may disclose information we hold to our directors, officers and employees. If you are a candidate for an employment position involving a third party with whom we have an agreement, we may disclose your information to that third party to assess your application. We may also disclose your information as part of a visa application process or where required to do so by law.
Your personal information may be stored in a secure and encrypted form overseas (e.g. in data storage and cloud computing facilities operated by us (or by third parties on our behalf).
We will take reasonable steps to ensure recipients of this information do not breach Australian or New Zealand Privacy laws in relation to the personal information we disclose.
Where applicable information is shared with these third parties, they are obliged to observe the confidential nature of such information and are prohibited from using any or all of this information other than for the purpose for which it was provided. We will also disclose information to a law enforcement agency if we are requested to do so by that agency in relation to suspected unlawful activity.
We will not sell or trade your personal information.
6. Promotional communications
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us, please let us know by clicking on the “unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our communications.
Personal information access
You have the option of using a pseudonym when dealing with us so as not to identify yourself fully to us. Please bear in mind, however, that we will be unable to provide certain services to you unless you disclose your correct identity.
If you are a candidate for employment you must provide personal information which is in all respects true, accurate and up to date and is not, in any respect, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate or likely to be misleading or deceptive.
We understand the importance of your personal information and have appropriate procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information. We also take measures in respect of destroying or de-identifying personal information that is no longer needed for any lawful purpose.
To ensure you are accessing a secure server, look for the unbroken key or closed lock symbol located either at the bottom left or top right of your browser window. If it appears, then SSL is active. You can double-check by looking at the URL. If SSL is active, then the first characters of the URL will read ‘https’ rather than just ‘http.’ It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and your computer.
10. Privacy complaints
All such enquiries or complaints will be taken seriously and handled with impartiality and discretion.
If you wish to submit a complaint, please provide us with all relevant details such as the date and time of the incident or communication, the circumstances surrounding the event and your concerns about what was said or done. You will also receive an acknowledgment from us within 7 days confirming receipt of your complaint.
Once you have submitted your complaint we will assess it to determine whether or not you have complained about a privacy issue which is covered by the relevant privacy laws. If you have complained about something which is not appropriately dealt with under privacy law, we will write to you and explain why our Privacy Manager is unable to address your complaint.
If you have complained about something which the relevant privacy laws cover, we will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your complaint including ascertaining the relevant facts and what your expectations are for any resolution. During our investigation we may need to seek further information from you as to the nature of or factual circumstances surrounding your complaint.
We will endeavour to respond to you at all times promptly and to offer a practical solution which is consistent with our legal obligations.