2. What kind of Personal Information do we collect and hold?
2.2. Sensitive Information
3. How do we collect Personal Information?
3.1. Personal Information
3.2. Billing Information
3.3. Choosing not to Disclose Personal Information
3.4. When you Browse our Website
3.6. Other Social Platforms
4. How we use your Personal Information
4.2. Direct Marketing
4.3. Polls and Surveys
4.4. Rate and Review
5. How your Personal Information may be Disclosed
5.1. Business Associates and Contractors
5.2. Statistical Data
5.3. Permitted Disclosures by Law
5.4. International Disclosure
5.5. Links to Other Sites or Social Platforms
7. How to access and amend Personal Information you provide
8. Contact Us
2. WHAT KIND OF PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOLD?
As part of offering our products and services to you, it is likely that we will collect Personal Information about you. This may include:
– your first and last names;
– your phone number;
– your mailing address, billing address, residential address and email address;
– PayPal, Credit or Debit card details;
– any further information, instructions or comments given by you;
– details of the products and services you have purchased from us or which you have enquired about, together with any additional information necessary to deliver those products and services and to respond to your enquiries;
– any additional information relating to you that you provide to us directly or indirectly through our representatives or our website or social media sites, including via transactions, customer surveys or customer feedback; and
– any other Personal Information you provide to us from time to time.
2.2 Sensitive Information
We do not generally collect “sensitive information” as defined by the Privacy Act (such as information about ethnic origin, religious or political views, health information, tax file numbers etc) from you. If you voluntarily submit sensitive information to us, you consent to our collection of such sensitive information and we will only use or disclose such information: for the purpose for which it was provided or another directly related purpose; or as allowed by law.
3. HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
3.1 Personal Information
We may collect Personal Information via a variety of avenues, including when you:
– speak to one of our representatives, either by telephone, email or online communication;
– create a customer account with us as a registered customer on our website;
– purchase products and/or services from us;
– request a refund, repair or return of our products;
– access or use our website or social media sites;
– participate in surveys;
– enter a promotion with us;
– subscribe to our mailing lists; or
– submit a job application or accept employment with us.
We may also utilise the services of third parties for the collection of your Personal Information.
3.2 Billing Information
3.3 Choosing not to Disclose Personal Information
You have the option of not disclosing Personal Information to us or to use a pseudonym when dealing with us in relation to a particular matter. If you choose to withhold any Personal Information, we may not be able to provide you with part or all of our products or services or resolve a particular matter raised by you.
3.4 When you Browse our Website
When you only browse our website, we do not collect your Personal Information. Our internet service provider makes a record of your visit and records non-personal information such as your server address; your internet protocol address; the pages you accessed and documents downloaded; the previous site you visited; and the type of browser being used. This information assists us to analyse web traffic and improve your site navigation experience.
We do not identify you or your browsing activities except, in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant or other such power to inspect the internet service provider’s logs.
We may also obtain anonymous information from our website or social media sites using a technology called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are transferred to the hard drive of your computer to provide additional functionality to our website and to help us analyse usage of our website or social media sites. Cookies can identify your web browser but not you. If you wish, you can disable your web browser from accepting cookies. If you disable cookies, you will still be able to access our website and social media sites but may not be able to access all of our services.
3.6 Other Social Platforms
There may also be occasions when we collect Personal Information (to the extent it is available) from publicly available sources, including other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
If you engage or contact us on one of our social media platforms or otherwise direct us to communicate or engage with you via social media, you agree to allow us to receive information (which may include Personal Information) from our social media platforms. You also allow us to receive information about your visits and interaction with the sites and services of any of our third party partners that include our cookies and similar technologies unless you opt out.
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected any Personal Information from a child under the age of 15 we will delete that Personal Information as soon as possible. A parent or legal guardian can notify us of an inadvertent collection of Personal Information from a child under the age of 15 and request that we remove such information by sending an email to or by contacting us at the contact information below. Any such request must contain the child’s name and email address so we can locate such child’s Personal Information.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use the Personal Information you provide to us for the purposes for which it was initially collected or purposes related to such initial purpose (if such purpose would be within your reasonable expectations). For example, to:
– create orders and complete sales transactions;
– provide you with products and services you have requested from us
– deliver or manage any of our loyalty programs or customer relationship management systems;
– respond to your queries and requests, to resolve complaints and to respond to social media;
– keep a record of our dealings with you and enable us to contact you when necessary;
– help us tailor existing, or develop new, products, services or offers;
– send you information about areas of specific interest if you have subscribed to our mailing lists, or provided your contact details;
– protect the security of our staff, customers, suppliers and merchandisers;
– recruit new staff (where applicable); and
– achieve other purposes explained at the time of collection or submission.
We may also use your Personal Information for purposes authorised by laws or regulations, such as to prevent or investigate alleged crime or fraud.
4.2 Direct Marketing
When visiting the Niche Biotics website, third parties may place cookies on your browser for targeted advertising purposes. To opt out of targeted advertising, some available third-party opt-out tools include: the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative, and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (Europe only). On ads served to you, click the logo of the provider (eg: AdChoices) positioned with the ad to learn more about interest-based advertising, who served the ad, and manage your ad options. You can also opt out of seeing personalised ads using the NAI opt out tool here.
– Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/
– Network Advertising Initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
– European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (Europe only): http:/www.youronlinechoices.com/
– NAI Opt Out: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
4.3 Polls and Surveys
4.4 Rate and Review
If you submit a review, rating or comments in relation to our products and services, you agree that we may publish part or all of your review, rating or comments together with your first name.
5. HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED
5.1 Business Associates and Contractors
We may disclose your Personal Information to organisations that carry out functions on our behalf, or assist us to deliver our services, such as our business associates, contractors, agents or service providers. These third parties may change from time to time. Some examples include:
– carefully selected suppliers and other third parties with whom we have commercial relationships, for business, marketing and related purposes;
– couriers and freight suppliers for delivering relevant products to you;
– financial services providers, such as our banks or third party suppliers for securing payment of the products or services we provided to you, such as PayPal and, where applicable, debt collectors;
– technology service providers, such as internet service providers, database management services, data storage providers, website hosting companies, website developers and digital mail providers who send communications on our behalf;
– sponsors or organisations that partner with us; and
– our professional advisers, accountants, lawyers and auditors.
You agree that third parties which receive Personal Information from us may use and disclose the Personal Information subject to their respective privacy policies. We endeavour to take reasonable steps to enter into agreements with third parties that collect, store, disclose and retain Personal Information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles, except as otherwise required by law.
5.2 Statistical Data
From time to time, we may provide third parties with information in the form of statistical representations about our customers collectively and for the purpose of statistical analysis. Where we provide such information to third parties for this limited statistical purpose, we will not provide Personal Information in such a way that your identity may be obtained.
5.3 Permitted Disclosures by Law
We may also release your Personal Information under the following circumstances:
– when required to do so by a court or under applicable laws or regulation (for example, a subpoena) or where requested by a government agency;
– where we consider a company or an individual may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of; or
– to appropriate persons, where your communication suggests possible harm to others.
5.4 Links to Other Sites or Social Platforms
We may provide links to third party websites within our website and social media sites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we do not accept responsibility for the conduct of companies the websites of which are linked to the Niche Biotics website. Before disclosing your Personal Information to any third parties on such websites, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that website and its privacy statement.
We consider confidentiality of Personal Information collected from you to be of utmost importance.
To prevent unauthorised access to, disclosure, misuse or loss of, or interference with, your Personal Information, we have implemented a number of procedures to safeguard the security and confidentiality of your information including:
– instructing our staff and advisers who handle personal information to respect the confidentiality of customer information and the privacy of individuals;
– implementing procedures and installing equipment to safeguard your information; and
– continually reviewing privacy procedures and arrangements to ensure we are doing all that we can reasonably and technically feasible at the time.
We store the Personal Information in either electronic or hard copy form or other formats. Unfortunately, since no system is 100% secure or error-free, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information is totally protected, for example, from hackers or misuse. Except to the extent that liability cannot be excluded or limited due to applicable law, we assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your Personal Information due to unauthorised third party access, errors in transmission or other causes beyond our control.
If you enter or upload Personal Information on our website, you should exercise due care to safeguard any passwords and usernames created by you.
7. HOW TO ACCESS AND AMEND PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
We strive to keep your Personal Information accurate, up to date and complete. Our policy enables you to find out what information we hold about you and correct that information if it is wrong.
If you become aware that any Personal Information we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, please let us know immediately. We will be happy to accept updated Personal Information in writing from the owner of that information at any time. However, in order to protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections of your Personal Information. Except where the Privacy Act provides otherwise, we reserve the right to recover any reasonable costs involved in providing extensive access to Personal Information, for example the cost of supplying information held in archives.
Our objective is to respond to any request to access personal information within a reasonable timeframe and no later than thirty (30) days. We will endeavour to inform you if this timeframe is not achievable.
In some circumstances, we may not be in a position to grant access to your Personal Information, such circumstances include where:
– providing access is likely to pose a serious threat to the safety of an individual or the public;
– providing access is likely to unreasonably impact on the privacy of others;
– the request for access is frivolous or vexatious;
– providing access would reveal information which relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings or otherwise impact on any negotiations;
– providing access is unlawful (including being unlawful as directed by a court or tribunal order) or is likely to impact on actions being taken in relation to alleged unlawful activities relating to our functions and activities; or
– granting access would impact on a commercially sensitive decision-making process.
8. CONTACT US
If you need to contact us for any reason, please do so using the contact form on our Website at https://nichebiotics.com.au/contact/
If you believe we have not adequately dealt with your complaint, you may complain to the Privacy Commissioner, whose contact details are found on their website http://www.oaic.gov.au/