What we collect
We may collect and hold the following personal information from customers, business contacts, suppliers, franchisee applications people seeking employment and other individuals with whom we deal:
- name and contact information including email address, postal and/or delivery address and telephone number (if supplied by you);
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers; and
- employment history and qualifications (if you apply for employment with us).
What we do with the information we collect and hold
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the below reasons.
- to process your transaction and deliver products to you;
- for internal record keeping;
- to improve our products and services;
- unless you ask us not to, we may send promotional material, from time to time, to any contact details you provide to us, about our new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting;
- to contact you by email, SMS, phone, fax or mail for market research purposes, from time to time; and
- to customise the website according to your interests.
We will only use your personal information as reasonably necessary for the above purposes, unless we have your permission or are required by law to otherwise handle your information (such as to respond to an emergency). Fantastic Furniture Pty Ltd may disclose your personal information for the above purposes to the following people and entities:
- our parent corporation Fantastic Holdings Limited, its subsidiaries and their franchisees (the "Fantastic Group");
- our franchisees, contractors and service providers (including IT services, mailing houses, shipping and distribution services and recruitment services) and those of the Fantastic Group;
- our business associates;
- if you choose to apply for any credit facility in connection with a purchase (where offered), the credit provider;
- our professional advisers, such as our lawyers, accountants and auditors;
- your employees, agents and representatives (if you are our business contact);
- your referees (if you have applied for employment with us);
- if any entity wishes to purchase part or whole of our business, that entity; and
- government and regulatory authorities, and other parties if required or permitted by law.
We require these organisations to be bound by appropriate confidentiality obligations and take reasonable steps to ensure that they are aware of their privacy obligations with respect to the protection of your information.
We do not otherwise sell or provide your information to third parties. We will may disclose your personal information to countries overseas, in the United States of America.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information we collect about you. These measures include access controls to our premises and account based controls and internet firewalls for electronic data that we hold. Our staff and related personnel are only permitted to access information necessary for their duties.
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Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection, storage, use or disclosure of your information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes,
- if you have previously agreed to us using your information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by:
- writing to the Privacy Officer, Fantastic Furniture Pty Limited, PO Box 445 Chester Hill NSW 2162;
- phoning +61 (02) 8707 2600 (during normal business hours), or
- e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect, out of date, irrelevant or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
You may request access to any personal information we hold about you by contacting us. If we refuse access, we will provide you with reasons for the refusal and the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act that we rely on to refuse access. We may recover reasonable costs of retrieving information when you make an access request.
Updated September 2014