1. Our commitment to your privacy:
At French Linen, we are fully committed to respecting the privacy of our customers, business partners, contractors, suppliers and employees in the performance of our business activities.
2. This policy describes how we will comply with the obligations contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).
3. What personal information do we collect and hold?
- We may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else. For example, we may collect anonymous answers to surveys or aggregated information about how users use our website.
4. How do we collect your personal information?
When collecting personal information from you, we may collect that information in various ways, including when you:(1) access or use our website;(2) speak with one of our representatives, either by email or telephone(3) complete an application or purchase order;(4) order products from us;(5) contact us for information;(6) require a refund or exchange;(7) participate in surveys or research;(8) enter a promotion;(9) subscribe to the mailing lists or(10) register your details on our website
If you do not provide us with the personal information described above, some or all of the following may happen:(1) we may not be able to provide the requested products or services to you, either to the same standard or at all;(2) we may not be able to provide you with information about products and services that you may want, including information about discounts, sales or special promotions; or(3) we may be unable to tailor the content of our websites to your preferences and your experience of our websites may not be as enjoyable or useful.
Sensitive Information is information or opinion about such things as race, ethnicity, criminal records and health information and other meanings as set out in the Privacy Act. Sensitive information will be used by us only for the purpose for which it was obtained and with your consent or where required or authorised by law.
5. Using personal information
- We collect personal information about you so that we can perform our business activities and functions and to provide quality customer service.
- We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:(1) to complete sales transactions; (2) to deal with queries or customer service issues. We may also keep information on your communications with our sales team through our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System;(3) to keep you up-to-date with products, services, events and promotions that we think would be of particular interest through a variety of channels;(4) to conduct business processing functions including providing personal information to our related bodies corporate, contractors, service providers or other third parties;(5) for the administrative, marketing (including direct marketing), planning, product or service development, quality control and research purposes of French Linen, its related bodies corporate, contractors or service providers;(6) for training, employment or employment application purposes; (7) for planning, product development or research purposes; (8) to process and respond to any complaint made by you; and(9) to comply with any law, rule, regulation, lawful and binding determination, decision or direction of a regulator, or in co-operation with any governmental authority of any country (or political sub-division of a country).
- We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our products and services that we consider may be of interest to you. These communications may be sent in various forms, including mail, SMS, fax and email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws, such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method whenever practical to do so. In addition, at any time you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us (see the details below) or by using the opt-out facilities provided in the marketing communications. We will then ensure that your name is removed from our mailing list.
6. Disclosing personal information
- We only send or disclose your personal information to third party organisations when:(1) we have your consent to share your information; (2) we need to share your information in order to provide the product or service you have requested; or (3) we are required or authorised by law to disclose the information.
- We may disclose your personal information to our employees, related bodies, corporate contractors or service providers for the purposes of operating our website or our business, fulfilling requests by you, and to otherwise provide products and services to you. Examples of the third party service providers that we disclose your personal information to include, without limitation, web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators, debt collectors, and professional advisors such as accountants, solicitors, business advisors and consultants.
7. Our website
- We may log IP addresses (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the internet) to analyse trends, administer the website, track users movements, and gather broad demographic information.
- As our website is linked to the internet, and the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide any assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.
- Our website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third party website. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.
8. Data security
- French Linen is committed to ensuring the security of personal information and will take reasonable precautions to protect this information from loss, misuse or alteration and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
- We may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form. Personal information is destroyed or de-identified when no longer needed or where we are no longer required by law to retain it (whichever is the later).
9. Access and correction
- You may request access to any personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us (see contact details below). Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will try to provide you with suitable means of accessing it (for example, by mailing or emailing it to you).
- There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others or if it would result in a breach of confidentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal.
- If you believe that personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request us to amend it. We will consider if the information requires amendment. If we do not agree that there are grounds for amendment then we will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.
- If you believe that your privacy has been breached, please contact us using the contact information below and provide details of the incident so that we can investigate it.
- We will treat your complaint confidentially. Our representative will contact you within a reasonable time after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in timely and appropriate manner.
- If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint or our proposed resolution, you have a right to lodge a further complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (for more information, please see www.oaic.gov.au). The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner can provide you with further information about the next steps in its complaints process.
11. Policy changes
Attn: French Linen Management
132 Whitehorse Rd
Deepdene VIC 3103
+61 3 9817 4992