Good information privacy practices are an everyday part of the way Britax AE runs its business. We have developed a strong privacy culture within the company by promoting sound privacy policies and properly training employees with regard to the handling of your personal information.
Britax AE complies with the 10 National Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) as amended ("the Act"). These Principles regulate the way in which Australian private sector organisations like Britax AE can collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information.
Where possible, we collect your personal information directly from you. The personal information we collect is necessary to provide you with our goods and services.
Use and Disclosure
The primary purposes for which we collect personal information about you are:
- to provide you with our goods and services;
- to provide you with advertising, marketing and promotional materials about Britax AE and our related entities (“Associates”) (unless you choose not to receive them);
- to facilitate our internal business operations and fulfil any legal requirements; and
- to manage and improve our customer relationships.
We treat your personal information as strictly private and confidential. We will not disclose your personal information outside our company unless:
- you consent;
- it is required in the course of providing goods and services to you;
- it is to our Associates for the primary purposes stated above;
- it is required to enable us to outsource some of our functions or to engage third party contractors on a strict confidential basis;
- it is for external administrative purposes on a strict confidential basis; or
- we are required to do so by law.
We do not disclose your personal information (including your email address) to any third party for the purpose of allowing them to direct market their products or services to you. If you do not wish to receive advertising, marketing and promotional materials about Britax Automotive Equipment or our associates, please contact us.
The accuracy of your personal information is important to us. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your personal information is current, accurate and complete.
We ask that you contact us to update or change your personal information if you become aware that any of the personal information we hold about you is outdated, inaccurate or incomplete.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure by employing a number of security safeguards. When we no longer require your personal information, it is destroyed.
Access and Correction
You may request access to the personal information we hold about you at any time. We may charge you a fee to cover the costs of retrieval and copying, which will not be excessive and will not apply to lodging a request for access. We may deny you access to your personal information in certain circumstances, for example where the Act allows us to do so.
Where you establish that any personal information we hold about you is outdated, inaccurate or incomplete, we will take reasonable steps to correct the information. We will provide you with reasons for denial of access or refusal to correct personal information.
We do not adopt an identifier that has been assigned to you by a Commonwealth Government Agency (e.g. your tax file number) as a means of identifying you.
We provide you with the opportunity to interact anonymously with us whenever it is practicable to do so, for example, where you inquire about the types of goods and services we offer.
Transborder Data Flows
We will not transfer your personal information to a recipient overseas unless you consent, we are required to do so by law, or it is required in the course of providing goods and services to you.
We do not collect, use or disclose sensitive information about you (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, memberships, religious beliefs, sexual preference, health or criminal record) unless you consent, it is allowed by law, or in circumstances where it is required in the course of providing goods and services to you.
If you would like further advice regarding your privacy rights, you can contact the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner or visit their website at www.privacy.gov.au.
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