Respecting your privacy
Kollaras & Co Pty Limited (ABN 85 001 919 884) trading as Kollaras Trading Company, Wholesale Beverage Company, Australian Beer and Beverage Company (ABABCO), Dropship Liquor Company (“Kollaras & Co”) is committed to complying with applicable privacy laws (including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)), which set clear standards relating to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of any personal information we obtain as part of our business operations.
The Kollaras & Co recognises the importance of privacy and our respect for our customers’ and other individuals’ right to privacy of their personal information is paramount. We have policies and procedures to ensure that all personal information is handled by us in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
Our general policies relating to management of personal information;
What sort of personal information we collect and the purposes for collection, how we use and disclose this information, and how we store this information; and
How you can obtain access to and correct any personal information we hold about you.
What personal information do we collect?
The Kollaras & Co collects personal information from customers, employees, contractors, agents and other individuals. We collect this information when it is necessary for business purposes.
So that we can provide services to you, we may ask you for personal information such as:
information of the type requested in our Application For Credit Account, a copy of which is located on our website; or
any other personal information you submit to us.
The personal information we collect may be provided on forms filled out by individuals (including when you register on a Kollaras & Co website and when you agree to purchase products from us), when you visit a Kollaras & Co website, in face-to-face meetings, email messages, telephone conversations, or from third parties. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that contact. We will collect personal information about you only from you where it is reasonable and practical to do so, or required by law.
Generally, you have no obligation to provide any information requested by us. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with any products and services that depend on the collection of this information (particularly where our collection of this information is required by law).
In appropriate cases, we may collect personal information about you from third parties, such as your employer.
If you (or your employer) apply for commercial credit, we may collect information about you from third parties (for example, from your employer, service providers, agents, advisers and brokers). We may also collect credit-related information about you from other trade credit providers and credit reporting bodies
How is personal information used and disclosed?
The personal information we collect is confidential. Our purpose in collecting information about you is to provide you with a better website experience, to provideproducts or services to you and to operate our business.
Some examples of when we may need to collect, use and disclose this information are in relation to property or supplier enquiries, for email newsletter registration, for providing customers with products and services, and for customer complaint handling.
The Kollaras & Co may use your personal information to advise you of new products and services or special offers or promotions. Kollaras & Co’ agents or contractors from time to time may also use your personal information to provide information to you about products and services that they may offer from time to time. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information from us, or our agents, you can opt out of receiving such information by calling us on (02) 4230 8000 and asking to be removed from our mailing list. Please allow 5 business days for this request to be processed.
In the course of our business, we use a range of service providers to help us maximise the quality and efficiency of our services and business operations. This means that individuals and organisations outside of the Kollaras & Co may sometimes have access to personal information held by the Kollaras & Co and may use this on behalf of the Kollaras & Co. We require our service providers to adhere to strict privacy guidelines and not to keep this information or use it for any unauthorised purpose.
We may also share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information for our own research or promotional purposes. Under no circumstances will we or any of our related entities sell your details to marketing agencies without your consent.
The Kollaras & Co does not routinely disclose personal information to any third parties. The Kollaras & Co will not use or disclose any personal information about you without your consent unless:
required or authorised by law;
we believe this is necessary to provide you with the products or services you have requested;
it is necessary to implement our terms and conditions of service;
it is necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of an Kollaras & Co employee, another customer, or any member of the public or Kollaras & Co; or
some or all of the assets and operations of the business are or may be transferred to another party by way of sale of some or all of Kollaras & Co’ business.
How do we store personal information?
The Kollaras & Co will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information we hold about you and keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Your personal information may be stored in hard copy or electronically. Kollaras & Co has security processes in place to protect personal information from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The types of measures we take vary with the type of information and how it is collected and stored. We require our employees, agents, contractors and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
Exchanging your personal information with credit providers
If you or your employer apply for commercial credit with us, we may disclose information about you (including your credit worthiness or credit history) to other credit providers to assess an application by you for credit, to notify them of a default by you and to inform other credit providers who allege you are in default with them. We may disclose your information to any person reasonably necessary for the purposes of that person taking an assignment of any contract the lender has with you.
Which credit reporting bodies do we exchange credit information with?
Your rights in respect of credit information exchanged with credit reporting bodies
You can ask a credit reporting body not to use or disclose credit information it holds about you for a period of 21 days (called a “ban period”) without your consent if you believe on reasonable grounds that you have been or are likely to be a victim of fraud, including identity fraud. When you apply for credit, you are taken to agree to us accessing your personal information (including credit-related information) held with a credit reporting body, even if there is a ban period in place, for the purposes of assessing an application for credit or in order to collect overdue payments.
Access to and correction of your personal information
The Kollaras & Co may be contacted at Locked Mail Bag 1002, Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529, or by telephone on (02) 4230 8000.
Upon your request, we will provide you with access to any of your personal information we hold (except in limited circumstances in which it is permitted by law for us to withhold this information). If you require access to your personal information, please contact us. Of course, before we provide you with access to your personal information, we will require some proof of identity. We will usually be able to respond to your request within 14 days.
The Kollaras & Co will take reasonable steps to correct any information which is found not to be accurate, complete or up-to-date. If you wish to change personal information that is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact us and we will amend this record. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please contact us and we will take all reasonable steps to delete it unless we need to keep it for legal reasons.
Problems, future changes, and more information
More information about privacy law is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at http://www.oaic.gov.au/.
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