The following statement explains the Paynter Dixon Group’s policy relating to the collection, storage and use of personal information. The purpose of this policy is to assure users of this website that Paynter Dixon will comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Compliance with Privacy Legislation
Collection of Personal Information
Personal information is generally defined as information or an opinion that can identify a person. The type of personal information that Paynter Dixon collects from its client includes contact details and position within company.
We collect your personal information in person, in writing, by telephone, through our website and by other electronic communication.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
In general, Paynter Dixon’s policy is only to use or disclose personal information for the purpose which was either specified or reasonably apparent at the time when the information was collected. Paynter Dixon may also use or disclose the information collected for any other related purpose for which a client would reasonably expect it to be used or to comply with the law.
If Paynter Dixon wishes to use or disclose the personal information in other circumstances it would obtain the customer’s consent to do so.
Sharing information with other organisations
Paynter Dixon does not share client's personal information with companies outside the Paynter Dixon Group. The only circumstances in which external organisations may be given access to Paynter Dixon’s client’s personal information is when:
- If Paynter Dixon is required to provide your personal information to others by law, by court order or to investigate suspected fraud or other unlawful activity.
Paynter Dixon may send advertising mail to its clients where the advertising mail is related to the purpose for which the information was collected.
If the client no longer wishes to receive promotional information from Paynter Dixon, the recipient should advise the Paynter Dixon Privacy Officer who will arrange for the client's details to be removed from Paynter Dixon's database. Normally Paynter Dixon’s records would be amended within 30 days.
A cookie is a small data file that may be placed on the computer of a web user (usually in the browser software folder the first time a computer visits a website which operates cookies). Cookies are necessary to facilitate on-line transactions and ensure security.
In relation to collection of personal information via our website, Paynter Dixon use two types of cookies, namely:
- session cookies, which are only used during a single browsing session to let its website know that the same person is using it during that session. As soon as your browser is closed, the session cookie sent by Paynter Dixon's website is destroyed; and
- permanent cookies, which are downloaded onto your computer when you visit Paynter Dixon's website. These cookies enable Paynter Dixon to recognise your browser every time you visit our website and to track the pages you visit.
Security of personal information
Paynter Dixon will take reasonable steps to protect personal information that it collects and to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date. Client information is held on secure servers or in storage located in controlled environments. Paynter Dixon group employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information held.
Access to Personal Information
Clients are welcome to request personal information Paynter Dixon holds about them. To obtain a copy of the personal information that Paynter Dixon holds, please contact the Paynter Dixon Privacy Officer by writing to such Officer, who will provide the information, subject to any legal restrictions. Paynter Dixon may require personal identification before providing such information.
If the client wishes to change personal information that is inaccurate or out-of-date, they may write to the Paynter Dixon Privacy Officer. Paynter Dixon will be happy to investigate and correct any inaccuracies in personal information held about a client.
Changes in the Future
Additional Information on Privacy
For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.privacy.org.au
Telephone: (02) 9797 5555
Facsimile: (02) 9798 5508
"Paynter Dixon Privacy Officer”
Locked Bag 9
ASHFIELD NSW 2131
-“Client” means existing or potential client or web browser who registers for our newsletter.