ABOUT THIS POLICY
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
At all times Retail Safari endeavours to only collect personal information we need for a particular activity or function we are undertaking.
Purposes for which Retail Safari collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information
We only collect, hold, use and/or disclose personal information which is reasonably necessary to ensure that we, or our client that we act for, are able to provide you with products or services that may be relevant to your needs. When you engage with Retail Safari, we will outline the purposes for which we will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information.
Kinds of personal information Retail Safari collects
Due to the nature of the products and services we provide, and the requirements of legislation and regulations, we ask for a range of personal information from our clients or individuals.
The types of personal information we may collect can include details such as:
- Names, home address, work address, telephone numbers, email address, other such contact details;
- Date of birth and gender;
- Information in identification documents (e.g. passport, driver’s licence, Medicare card, business name);
- Personal information about your spouse, dependants or children; or
- Financial information such as credit card details, bank details, purchase history and loan and credit information.
Collection of sensitive information
It may be necessary in some circumstances for Retail Safari to collect sensitive information about you in order to provide specific services. This may include information about your health, racial or ethnic origins, associations and memberships, political opinions, religious beliefs, criminal history, sexual orientation, genetic or biometric information.
In the course of performing one of our functions, we may collect personal information (including sensitive) information about you indirectly, including from generally available public sources or from third parties, such as:
- your authorised representatives or agents;
- real estate agents;
- credit reporting bodies and credit providers;
- energy distributors and retailers; or
- telephone directories.
You have a right to refuse to provide us with your personal information or to anonymity or the use of a pseudonym. However, for most of our functions and activities we will need your name and contact information to enable us to provide the services required. Therefore, if you do refuse to provide such information, or request the use of anonymity or a pseudonym, we may be unable to complete or fulfil the purpose for which such information was collected, including providing you or our clients with the services we were engaged to perform.
Methods of collection
Retail Safari uses a variety of formats for the collection of personal and sensitive information. These include:
- Requiring you to complete a profile or other forms;
- Receipt of emails, letters and other correspondence;
- Telephone calls;
- Appointments in person;
- Publicly available records;
- Through a client’s personal representative or agent; or
- Through use of our website, such as via contact mailboxes or online enquiry forms, or through the registration process to download a document e.g., research report, whitepaper, article.
Collection through our website
Retail Safari uses the public website www.retailsafari.com.au. There are a number of ways that Retail Safari collects information through the use of its website. The purpose of collecting information in this way is to improve the experience of users of our website. Please note that our website does not provide systems for secure transmission across the internet, except where indicated.
The Retail Safari website uses Google Analytics to analyse aggregate user behaviour. Google Analytics is used to collect data relating to your interaction with our website. The types of data we collect includes:
- Your devices IP address;
- Device type, operating system and browser information;
- Geographical information;
- Search terms and pages visited;
- Referring domain; and
- Date and time the website was accessed.
Cookies are data files placed onto devices by websites for record-keeping purposes and to enhance the functionality of the user experience on the website.
Google Analytics uses first party cookies, which are text or data files placed on your computer for the purpose of anonymously identifying your session. These cookies are not used to grant Retail Safari access to your personally identifiable information. Non-identifiable information (such as the pages you visit) may be tracked.
Most browsers allow you to direct whether cookies are received or not. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your device, you should set your browser to reject or block all cookies before accessing the Retail Safari website.
If cookies have not been blocked, you can still direct your browser to delete your cookies, and this data will be erased. For more information about Google Analytics, please follow the links provided on our website.
If you submit a form using the Retail Safari website, it will be stored in a secure server located in Australia for a period of twelve (12) months before it is deleted.
Retail Safari will use its best endeavours to ensure that the collection, holding, use and disclose of personal or sensitive information by it is only done through lawful and fair means.
Retail Safari will obtain your consent when reasonably able to the collection, holding, use and disclose of your personal information. However, Retail Safari is not required to obtain your consent to collect, hold, use of disclose your personal or sensitive information if the collection is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order.
There are also other exceptions to the requirement of obtaining your consent in accordance with the APP’s. If you would like more information on these requirements, please contact our Privacy Officer.
Collection of someone else’s personal information:
There may be circumstances where we are provided with personal information which we did not actively seek. An example may be misdirected mail, or an excess of documents provided to us by clients. In such situations, our Privacy Officer will make a determination on whether we could have obtained the information lawfully in accordance with the APPs. If the information was not, or could not have been, lawfully obtained it will be destroyed or de-identified.
We will use reasonable endeavours to notify the relevant person, whose information has been mistakenly received, if this situation arises.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
There are situations in which Retail Safari may disclose information, which are detailed below.
Data Breach Notification
We may be required by law to disclose personal information relating to you to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the event of a data breach. This will include information we are obliged to include in a Mandatory Breach Notification System now prescribed under the Privacy Act.
Disclosure of personal information overseas
Generally, Retail Safari will only disclose personal information to overseas organisations that are affiliate organisations within the Retail Safari Network. Retail Safari affiliate organisations are located in the following countries:
- Czech Republic;
- Hong Kong;
- South Africa;
- United Kingdom; and
Retail Safari will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any overseas recipient of any personal information conforms with the APP’s in the receipt, handling and use of your personal information.
Information relating to use of the website is disclosed to Google Analytics when you visit our website. Retail Safari understands that Google stores information it collects in multiple countries other than Australia.
On collection of your personal information, we will use reasonable endeavours to inform you whether it is likely we will disclose the information to any overseas recipient other than recipients within the Retail Safari network and, if so, where those recipients are likely to be located.
Retail Safari may engage in direct marketing to you from time to time.
When required, your personal information will only be used or disclosed for the purposes of direct marketing where the information is not sensitive information, has been collected directly from you and there is an easy means to opt out of such marketing (and such an opt out request has not been made) in the following circumstances:
- Where you would expect Retail Safari to use or disclose the information for direct marketing purposes; or
- You have consented to the use or disclosure of the information for direct marketing purposes.
There will always be a simple means by which you may easily request not to receive direct marketing communications from Retail Safari. For example, if you receive direct marketing by email or SMS text, that email or SMS text will contain an opt-out function or link.
QUALITY OF INFORMATION
- Retail Safari procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information collected, and that it is up to date, may include:
- Information is generally recorded in a format that is consistent;
- If information is collected from a third party or from a public document or source, Retail Safari will endeavour to confirm the accuracy of that information;
- Records are updated upon the receipt of new and additional information; or
- Regular reviews of contact records for accuracy.
STORAGE AND SECURITY
Retail Safari holds the personal information that it collects in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper based files and take steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, interference, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Retail Safari trains its employees carefully on handling personal information and confidentiality of such information. We conduct regular audits of our processes, to ensure that Retail Safari and its staff, agents and contractors, are complying with security procedures.
Once we have no purpose for holding your personal information, we will take all reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify the information.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Access to personal information
You have the right to access any personal information regarding you that Retail Safari holds and ask that we correct that personal information.
We will always ask you to verify your identity before you are given access to your information. If you are unable to verify your identity no access to the information will be given.
This is subject to some limited exceptions, which the Privacy Officer can provide further information on. Such requests should be made in writing to the Privacy Officer. We will acknowledge your request within 14 days and respond to it within a reasonable time.
Retail Safari may charge a fee only to cover the cost of locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.
We will not charge any fee to make the request or for us to give effect to the request. If your request is approved, we will provide you with access to the information in the manner requested if it is reasonable and practicable to do so.
Correction of personal information
Retail Safari endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate and up-to-date.
You are able to make a request to correct your personal information by contacting our Privacy Officer, or by telephoning or emailing us with your corrected information.
We will always ask you to verify your identity before your information is corrected. If you are unable to verify your identity no correction will be made to the information.
In some limited circumstances your request may be refused or partially refused.
Procedure if your request to access or correct is refused
- There may be limited circumstances where your request is refused or partially refused. If this occurs, we will give you a written notice that sets out:
- The reasons for the refusal, including the reasons why access cannot be granted in an alternative way (except where it would be unreasonable to provide those reasons);
- How to make a complaint about the refusal; and
- Any other matter as prescribed by the regulations. If your request to correct your personal information is refused you have the option of submitting a statement associated with your personal information. For more information contact our Privacy Officer.
HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT
Once we have received your complaint, it will be assessed, and we will determine what action, if any, needs to be taken to address your complaint. Any complaint will be acted upon within a reasonable time, and you will generally receive our response within 30 days.
If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The OAIC public website is at www.oaic.gov.au.
On request, we may be able to provide you with a copy of the policy in an alternate format. If you have any enquiries or would like to make a request for a copy of the policy, please contact our Privacy Officer (refer to contact details below).
HOW TO CONTACT US
You can contact us through our Privacy Officer by:
Telephone: +61 3 9211 2300
Post: P.O. Box 1500, Ferntree Gully, VIC 3156