Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) is committed to responsible privacy practices, to complying with the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and all other applicable legislation governing privacy. Where appropriate, Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) will handle personal information relying on the related bodies corporate exemption and the employee records exemption in the Privacy Act and any other applicable exemptions in other legislation.
Our respect for our customers’ privacy is paramount. We have policies and procedures to ensure that all personal information is handled in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information that could identify you. Examples of personal information include your name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address.
If you consent, we may use your information in order to keep you up to date with information about us and our products and services.
We may also collect personal information from you through transactions you have with us directly, such as online through our website. Where we do this, we will endeavour to inform you why we are collecting your personal information, how we use that information and to whom we intend to disclose it.
What happens if you don’t provide personal information?
Generally, you have no obligation to provide any personal information requested by us. However, if you choose to withhold requested personal information, we may not be able to provide you with the products and services that depend on the collection of that information. As an example, if you did not provide the personal information requested on your product(s) purchase, we would be unable to notify you directly of a product corrective action affecting your product(s).
To whom do we disclose personal information?
We engage third party service providers to perform functions for Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group). Such functions include mailing, delivery of purchases, credit card payment authorization, trend analysis, external audits and market research.
For our service providers to perform those functions, it is sometimes necessary for us to disclose your personal information to those suppliers. Where disclosures take place, we work with these third parties to ensure that all personal information we provide to them is kept secure, is only used to perform the task for which we have engaged them and is handled by them in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
How do we protect personal information?
At all times, we take great care to ensure your personal information is protected from unauthorized access, use, disclosure or alteration.
We endeavour to ensure that our employees are aware of, and comply with, their obligations in relation to the handling of personal information. Only properly authorized employees are permitted to see or use personal information held by Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) and, even then, only to the extent that it is relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
Your personal information will not be sold to any other organization for that organization’s unrelated independent use. Further, we will not share your personal information with any organizations, other than those engaged by us to assist us in the provision of our products and services (as described above).
What about information you provide in job applications?
If you submit a job application to Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group), we will use the information provided by you to assess your application. Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) may disclose the information contained in your application to contracted service providers for purposes such as screening, aptitude testing, medical testing and human resources management activities.
As part of the application process, you may be required to complete a pre-employment health questionnaire. In certain circumstances, you may also be asked to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment. In that case, you will be asked to give specific consent for Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) to disclose your questionnaire to its service providers for the purposes of arranging the medical assessment and for the relevant service providers to disclose the results of the assessment to Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group).
If you refuse to provide any of the information requested by Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group), or to consent to the disclosure of the results of your medical assessment to Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group), we may be unable to consider your application.
Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) may also ask you whether you agree to your personal information being provided to appropriate Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) suppliers so that you may be considered for positions with those suppliers which are relevant to your qualifications and experience.
Is the personal information we hold accurate?
We endeavour to maintain your personal information as accurately as reasonably possible. However, we rely on the accuracy of personal information as provided to us both directly and indirectly. We encourage you to contact us if the personal information we hold about you is incorrect or to notify us of a change in your personal information.
How can you access or correct the personal information we hold about you?
Wherever possible and appropriate, we will let you see the personal information we hold about you and correct it if it is wrong. If we do not allow you access to any part of the personal information we hold about you, we will tell you why.
If you wish to obtain access to your personal information held by us, or to request us to correct any errors in that information, please ‘contact us’.
Who should you contact if you have concerns about our handling of personal information?
If you have any queries or concerns about the manner in which we have handled your personal information, please write to:
We will send you written acknowledgement of your correspondence. We will investigate your query or concern and will advise you of the steps we have taken to answer or resolve it.
OUR INTERNET PRIVACY COMMITMENT
Information regarding Gardiners Group privacy practices
This document describes Gardiners Group’s policy regarding information received about you during visits to our web sites. The amount and type of information received depends on how you use our sites. This website contains links to other sites. This privacy statement is for this web site only. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website that collects your personally identifiable information.
Normal website usage
The only information we collect and store during normal website usage is the name of your internet service provider (ISP), the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits. During normal web site usage we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, or phone number.
Collection of personally identifiable information
Use of “Cookies”
Gardiners Group’s Internet Services
To use Gardiners Group’s Internet Services, we may require a certain amount of personally identifying information (examples are: name, address, business name, etc.) that we can use to verify you as a Gardiners Group Customer (or to meet your request). We use this information to identify and access data in the existing relationship we have with you to provide you with the requested services. We request electronic mail addresses (email) as an alternate means of contacting you.
Electronic mail sent to us that contains personal information
Internet users may decide to send Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) personally identifying information, for example, in a message containing information about your Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) product or service. Gardiners Group will only use this information to identify the user as a Gardiners Garage (Gardiners Group) customer and to determine how to respond to the electronic mail. We will not use this information other than to resolve the matter identified in the email.