When we refer to your information, we are referring to your personal information (as defined under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)) and other information about you.
The kind of information we collect and hold about you
We will only ever collect personal information when necessary to provide the relevant goods and services or to assist in providing a better service. Bentleigh Health Foods understands that privacy is of extremely high importance to our customers and respect their wishes and endeavor to make you comfortable with using our website and any associated applications.
By using this website, you consent to Bentleigh Health Foods potentially contacting you by email or telephone in relation to you having placed an order or having made an enquiry.
Depending on the particular circumstances, we may collect and hold different information about you. For example, this may include:
- your name, date of birth, occupation, home or work address, telephone and email contact details;
- financial information, such as your bank account or credit card details when buying products on our website;
- your Bentleigh Health Foods security credentials, such as username and passwords;
- your website address and domain name;
- information about how you use our products and services; and
- where necessary, additional information as part of our user authentication process.
How we collect your information
Bentleigh Health Foods is dedicated to keeping their customers’ details private. Any customer information that we collect will be kept strictly secured. We will never pass on, sell or swap any customer personal details with anyone. We use this information to identify customer orders, provide customers with notifications about products, services and pricing, and to personalise the shopping experience. If we ever contract out some services involving a customer’s personal information, like bulk mailing, we take reasonable steps so that personal information is duly protected.
We may collect your information in a number of ways, including:
- directly from you (for example, where you provide information to us or our representatives on the telephone or in person, when you apply for our products online);
- from publicly available sources of information; and
- from our records and databases.
We may also collect information from you online using cookies and other analytical tools or when you visit our website, including when you use our products or services.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information refers to the personal information about the individual. Personally identifiable information includes the customer’s full name, telephone number, address, credit card details and billing information, date of birth, email address, profile information, and purchase history.
Providing us with this information is entirely the customers choice, however, providing us with this information is necessary for the customer to gain use to some of our products and services.
Here are some examples of when we may collect personally identifiable information from you:
- When filling out a subscription form to one of our publications and/or promotions;
- When creating an online account where we may ask you to create a password;
- To improve user experience of our website;
- Marketing purposes (sales, promotions, publications and events);
- Monitor online trends and site traffic patterns to improve our services; and
- When contacting Bentleigh Health Foods via email.
How we use and disclose your information
We may use and disclose your information for a range of different purposes, including:
- to provide products and services and information about those products and services to you, to assist you with enquiries, or to improve our customer service;
- for our billing and account purposes;
- to maintain our business relationships where you are a business partner, a user of our website and services, or a customer;
- to our distributors and service providers, and other third parties who assist us in providing services to you and managing our business;
- to our professional advisers; and
- where required by law.
Anonymous information collected
Bentleigh Health Foods may collect certain anonymous information about you for statistical purposes including:
- Your IP address;
- Date and time of website visits;
- Clicks and activity on this site;
- Demographic and past purchase information;
- Referring which site you clicked through to arrive at this website; and
- Technical information on your browser, device and operating systems.
Third party providers
Third party companies and individuals may be hired from time to time to perform functions on behalf of Bentleigh Health Foods. The purpose of these third party providers include; fulfilling and processing orders, processing credit card payments, performing data and marketing analysis, and providing customer support.
Third party providers only have access to your personally identifiable information and may not disclose or use such data for any other purpose, as they are contractually required to maintain all the information collected for us in strict confidence. Bentleigh Health Foods accepts no liability in regards to further dealings between the customer and advertisers or third party providers.
Bentleigh Health Foods website uses a technology called cookies that may be used to provide you with specific information for the purpose of tracking site usage and traffic. These cookies do not read your hard drive or collect personal information, but may remember you when you return to the website. This technology helps to offer customised content and advertising to you, saving their online shopping cart and to analyse the results of our advertising and emails.
Cookies sent to your computer from Bentleigh Health Foods will only last while you are browsing on our website. We do not store persistent cookies on any customers’ computer.
Credit and debit card details are checked and verified by a third party to ensure that your credit or debit card is not being used without their consent, validating name, address and other personal information supplied during the checkout process against appropriate third party databases. When continuing with the checkout process you are consenting to such checks being made. In this process, personal information provided by you may be disclosed to a registered Credit Reference Agency, who could possibly keep a record of the information provided.
Bentleigh Health Foods may use information concerning you for possible payment recovery or in the investigation of any possible fraudulent use of a credit or debit card used on the website. These investigations may require Bentleigh Health Foods to disclose information concerning you to the police if requested to do.
Comments and feedback
Any information you submit as a user comment to be posted on Bentleigh Health Foods’ website, or official Facebook page, including any personally identifiable information, will be publicly disclosed and will not in any way be treated as confidential.
You can unsubscribe from receiving newsletters, promotional information or emails from us at any time, simply by selecting the unsubscribe button in your emails or by emailing directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The request must include your full name, phone number and email address. We will process your request within 30 days of the date we receive your request. In the meantime, you will still receive previously scheduled emails, promotional information or calls or SMS/MMS from us.
Please note, once unsubscribed, your personal information may still be used (and your information may still be shared with our service providers) to provide the customer with goods and services requested by the customer, including administrative and transaction emails that are related to online shopping needs on www.bentleighhealthfoods.com.au.
Customers’ access to personal information
If you wish to access any of your personal information that we hold, please contact us using the contact details set out below. We will comply with any such request to the extent required by the Privacy Act. We will endeavour to respond to your request within 14 days.
Changing, Updating & Deleting Personal Information
Updates, changes or deleting certain personal information (such as your email address, mailing address and payment method) can be done at any time by you on the Bentleigh Health foods website.
We take special steps to safeguard your personal information and since your password is protected, only you can access your account information. It is a good idea that you keep your password private and always sign out of your account and close the browser when you have finished shopping.
Orders placed on www.bentleighhealthfoods.com.au are passed through a secure server and encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the latest industry standard, used by businesses to ensure the security of online sales.
However, as the internet is not always secure, we cannot be responsible for the security information you transmit over the internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.
You should also be aware that any personal information you disclose when using our online forums will be available to the public. You should take appropriate care to safeguard your information by not disclosing your security credentials (such as your username and password).
Sale of business
In the event another company buys the assets or ownership interests in Bentleigh Health Foods, your personally identifiable information may then belong to that other company.