This privacy statement applies to your use of Higgins Coatings website at www.higgins.com.au
Information collected by Higgins Coatings
During your use of this website, you may provide personal information to Higgins Coatings, such as through the use of the form on the Contact Us section of our website. Personal information means information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion. This may include information such as a person's name, company, postal address, email address, and telephone or facsimile numbers. Higgins Coatings limits the information collected to only the minimum information required to fulfil a visitor's request. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, the website visitor will be notified of this at the point of collection.
It is Higgins Coatings' policy not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, Higgins Coatings accepts your explicit consent to use that information as permitted by law.
Use of information collected
Higgins Coatings will only use the personal information provided by you for the purposes for which it was collected and any related purposes. Some of the information we receive is not kept. Contact information about visitors will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or until a user requests that we delete that information.
Our obligations in relation to personal information collected
Higgins Coatings takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We take measures to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure, and will destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed for the purpose(s) for which it was collected. You also have a right to access and correct your personal information as held by Higgins Coatings.
When you visit this website, our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
Higgins Coatings does not make any attempt to identify users or track their individual browsing activities.
Our site contains links to other sites. Higgins Coatings is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.
This privacy statement may change from time to time, so please check back occasionally.
Higgins Coatings is an organisation covered by the National Privacy Principles http://www.privacy.gov.au/publications/npps01.html.
For more information about privacy, please visit http://www.privacy.gov.au.
At or before the time an organisation collects personal information about an individual, the organisation must take reasonable steps to ensure that the individual is aware of:
(a) the identity of the organisation and how to contact it; and
(b) the fact that he or she is able to gain access to the information; and
(c) the purposes for which the information is collected; and
(d) the organisations (or the types of organisations) to which the organisation usually discloses information of that kind; and
(e) any law that requires the particular information to be collected; and
(f) the main consequences (if any) for the individual if all or part of the information is not provided.
In order to comply with the NPPs, the Contact Us page should include a notice at the bottom of the page, below the 'Submit Form' button and the 'Required' star:
The organisation collecting this information is Higgins Coatings Pty Limited ACN 005 632 708 (Higgins Coatings), which is contactable as set out above. This information is collected in order for Higgins Coatings to be able to contact you in relation to your request for information and for any other related purposes. Higgins Coatings will not disclose this information to any other organisation. You are also able to gain access to the information stored by Higgins Coatings about you.
Failing to provide the information in the fields marked with a red star means that Higgins Coatings will be unable to process your request for information. Completing the other fields is not necessary, but the provision of additional information may assist in responding to your query.