What is this Privacy Statement?
This Privacy Statement applies to personal information collected by Fisher & Paykel, its subsidiaries and its parent. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, the term 'personal information' means, usually, your name and contact details. Where information is collected as part of an application for credit, this term may also include credit-related personal information, for example information about your current or terminated consumer credit accounts, repayment history, the type and amount of credit applied for and overdue payments.
This statement provides you with a summary overview of how we handle your personal information.
Why we collect personal information about you
We collect personal information from you so that we can administer your dealings with Fisher & Paykel, for processing any enquiries or requests you may make, for assessing any applications you may make for a credit account, for establishing any credit accounts applied for, for marketing and related activities, and other similar purposes from time to time.
We sometimes collect personal information about you from other people or from a publicly available source, for example, we may engage a consultant or service provider to provide us with personal information about people who may like to buy our products. Our franchisees and authorised service agents may provide us with your personal information so that we can deal with any warranty or service claims you may make. We may receive your personal information if you enter into a competition or promotion run by our public relations provider.
If we do not collect your personal information, we may be unable to provide you with products, services, information, assistance or other benefits. For example, we may not be able to tell you about any promotions or competitions we may be running, we may not be able to supply you with warranty services or we may not be able to deal with any request you may have.
Disclosure of your personal information
We may disclose your personal information to certain people outside of our business, for example:
- to help us to process your dealings with us (for example, your account with us);
- to service providers who may perform services or marketing and other related activities for us (for example, we may disclose your personal information to a data centre provider, both in Australia and overseas); or
- where we are required to by a law (for example, the Australian Taxation Office, where we are required to by law).
We take steps to protect the personal information we hold against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure, and against other misuse.
When the personal information that we collect is no longer required, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner.
We may use your personal information to let you know about products and services that we think may be of interest to you. However, you may opt out of receiving marketing information at any time by using the contact details provided below.
Fisher & Paykel Australia Marketing Privacy Officer: Telephone (02) 8745 8200