Birth respects and upholds your rights to privacy protection under the Privacy Act 1988 and is required to comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information. This Policy details the practices we have adopted to protect your privacy, so that you can feel confident about how we manage the personal information you entrust to us.
When and how do we collect personal information?
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you. Birth may collect information from you including your personal information (such as name, e-mail, phone number, date of birth and postal address) in the following ways:
through our website;
if you voluntarily sign up for one of our three online newsletters;
if you join our Birth community forums;
when you contact our Customer Service in order to make a customer enquiry or complaint about Birth; and
when you participate in Birth consumer promotions and market research.
What do we do with the personal information?
Information collected through our websites
We do not collect personally-identifiable information from you, unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means you are under no obligation to provide personal information when visiting our websites. However, if you specifically sign-up for our newsletters or ask to be put on our mailing list, we may require your personal information in order to contact you from time to time.
There are some features of our websites that require you to sign up to use. If you do sign up, we use the information you supply for the purpose of providing products, product information or services you request. Because of the volume of requests we receive, we may have to give your name, e-mail and postal addresses to a fulfilment house or distributor of our products who assist us in carrying out your requests.
Our websites sometimes include notices of promotions we are conducting or we are conducting on behalf of our advertising clients, and we may permit you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information in accordance with the section below entitled “Consumer Promotions and Market Research”.
Like many companies, we sometimes use “cookie” technology on our websites. These cookies are stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in, the cookie tells us whether you've visited us before or you are a new visitor. The cookie doesn't obtain any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you and the cookie doesn't extract any information from your computer. We use the cookie to help us identify website features in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide more of what you want.
Birth may contain links to other sites operated by third parties. Birth makes no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices of any third-party site and is not responsible for the Privacy Policies of other sites.
Information collected through Customer Service
Birth will use the details you provide to our Customer Service (whether by e-mail, telephone, letter or fax) in order to provide you with the information, services and products necessary to satisfy your consumer enquiry or complaint. This may involve sending information or a follow-up letter / or email, in relation to your enquiry or complaint or making a follow-up call. We may also use the information you provide to monitor repeat complaints about a particular Birth product or service.
Personal information collected from you by our Customer Service may also be used for internal product development and quality control purposes.
Information collected through Consumer Promotions and Market Research
Birth will use the personal information consumers supply to us via online promotions, survey forms, and questionnaires for the purpose of providing you with incentives, prizes, samples and other promotional products, information and services. Any personal information you provide to us may be entered into a database, recorded in spreadsheets and kept in hard copy format. That information may be used for future promotional, marketing, market research, product development and publicity purposes. You may prevent such use of your personal information by opting-out at any time.
We may share your personal information between different departments of Birth and with third parties such as fulfilment houses and advertising agencies who assist us with our promotional, marketing and research activities. We impose obligations on any external organisations with which we share your personal information to maintain the integrity and security of that information.
Can you access personal information that you have submitted to us?
Birth Pty Ltd
The Privacy Officer
Level 5, 14 Queens Road
Phone Australia : 1300 724 575
Fax Australia : +61 (03) 8640 0647