At Lorraine Lea Linen Pty Ltd ABN 48 006 526 129 (“Lorraine Lea”, “we”, “us” and “our”), we recognise the importance of protecting your personal information. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”).
We may collect your personal information such as your name, date of birth, street and postal address, email address, age, gender, phone numbers, credit card details, occupation, personal interests and financial information for any goods and/or services you purchase from us.
When you apply to become an independent Stylist, we may collect information about you including your name, your phone number, your mobile phone number, your email address, driver licence number, bank account details, other contact details, and your location details. We may also collect information from you about the name, phone number, email address and other information related to the hosts and guests of parties which you hold or which you attend.
We may also collect information when you telephone us, including your name, your telephone number and your bank account information (when a refund is requested).
In limited situations, we may request that an independent Stylist provides us with information relating to allergies and existing health conditions, passport and visa information and emergency contact information.
You do not need to provide us with your personal information and you may interact with us on an anonymous or pseudonymous basis.
For example (but without limitation), we may be unable to complete the shipping of products you have ordered if you do not provide us with a name and shipping address, or we may be unable to complete a refund if you do not provide us with your bank account details.
Further, we may need to verify your identity as part of our response to a request to access and/or correct personal information we hold about you, or as part of our complaints-handling procedure if you wish to make a complaint to us about the manner in which we have dealt with your personal information.
If we are unable to verify your identity, or you continue to engage with us in an anonymous or pseudonymous basis, then we may be unable to complete your request or to complete our complaints-handling process.
We collect your personal information using various means, such as:
We generally will only collect information about an individual directly from that individual, unless an exception under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) applies. The main exception is that it is unreasonable or impracticable for us to collect personal information about an individual only from that individual.
In particular, we may collect personal information about you from third parties, such as independent Stylists, in certain situations (including when you place an order to purchase products with an independent Stylist or when you are applying to become an independent Stylist).
We may also collect data from our website using various technologies, including ‘cookies’. A ‘cookie’ is a text file our website sends to your browser which is stored on your computer as an anonymous tag identifying your computer (but not you) to us. You can set your browser to disable cookies. However, some parts of our website may not function properly (or at all) if cookies are disabled.
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the APPs, we only collect personal information from or about you only if it is reasonably necessary for one or more of our functions or activities. Additionally, we only collect personal information by lawful and fair means.
We generally do not collect information on an unsolicited basis.
From time to time we may receive personal information about an individual without specifically asking for that personal information. For example, we may receive misdirected mail or an employment application sent to us on the initiative of the job applicant and not in response to an advertised vacancy.
Additionally, we may receive unsolicited personal information from an individual when we ask the individual to provide us with personal information and the individual supplies more than what we have requested from the individual.
As a general principle, we only use personal information for the primary purpose(s) for which we collected the personal information or a secondary purpose related to the primary purpose for which you would reasonably expect us to use the collected information or otherwise as permitted by law (including the APPs).
Additionally, subject to our statutory obligations and in accordance with this policy, we may use the personal information you provide to us for the purpose of directly marketing us, the opportunity to become an independent Stylist and the products and/or services we sell and supply to you.
We may disclose the personal information we have collected from or about you to third parties, but only on an as-needs basis. These third parties may include:
We may disclose your personal information to third parties (including those listed above) for any of the purposes for which we may use your personal information. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information to third parties (including those listed above) for any of the following purpose(s):
Without limiting the foregoing, we may from time to time disclose your personal information to our business partners, such as auditors, insurers and professional advisers (such as our legal and accounting advisers) for them to complete their obligations owed to us under agreements that we have entered into for the purpose of undertaking our business operations and activities. This information may include scrambled credit card details (although these will only be used with your consent for any transactions involving them).
In addition, we may disclose statistics (with personal identifiers removed) about our customers, readers, sales, traffic patterns and related site functions to reputable third parties primarily for the purpose of assisting us to improve our service offering.
We may disclose personal information about an individual when required by law or court order, or other governmental order or process to disclose, where we believe in good faith that the law compels us to disclose information, or where we are required to do so as a result of any obligations we owe under a contract.
We may disclose personal information about an individual to a third party if we consider it reasonably necessary to do so in order to identify, contact or bring legal action against any third party whom we suspect or know is causing harm to, or interference with our business, the products or services we provide, our information technology systems and equipment, or our property.
Personal information about individuals which we have collected may be disclosed to third parties in the event our business and/or assets are sold or offered for sale, at or before the time of a merger, acquisition or sale.
When we engage third parties to provide products and/or services to us, such third parties may have access to personal information we hold about individuals. We do not authorise those third parties to use any personal information disclosed to or accessed by the third party for any purpose other than to facilitate the third party’s completion of its obligations it owes to us.
Where we have collected personal information about you from a third party (such as, for example, an independent Stylist) then we will not use that personal information to directly market to you without yourconsent. Please note that we may seek your consent when you complete an order form that you then provide toan independent Stylist (and which the independent Stylist forwards to us) or when you complete an applicationform to become an independent Stylist which you then provide to an independent Stylist (and which the independent Stylist forwards to us).
However, you may at any time unsubscribe or opt out from receiving the marketing materials we directly send to you from time to time by using the tools we make available or otherwise by emailing us. Once we receive your opt out notification, we will promptly remove you from our mailing list.
When directly marketing to you, we will also comply with other laws relevant to marketing, including the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
Here at Lorraine Lea, we take the security of your personal information seriously.
We take reasonable steps to protect any personal information which we hold from misuse, interference and loss. We also take reasonable steps to protect the information we hold from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
We take reasonable physical security measures and technological security measures in relation to the personal information we collect and hold. We regularly review and update our physical and technological security measures in light of current technologies and the requirements of applicable laws.
We only hold personal information we collect from or about an individual as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which the information was collected, as required by law or in accordance with our document retention policies. When it is no longer necessary to hold the information, then we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify that information.
Your privacy is very important to us and we take privacy very seriously.
Where you request access to the personal information we hold about you, then we will respond to your access request within a reasonable time period and we will give access to the information we hold about you in the manner you request, unless it is impracticable for us to do so.
Please note that we are entitled to charge you a reasonable fee for giving you access to the information you request.
Please also note that we are entitled under the APPs to refuse access to an individual’s personal information we hold where any of the exceptions set out under the APPs exist in the particular circumstances. Should we refuse you access to the personal information we hold about you, we will explain the reasons for our refusal and, if you wish to lodge a formal complaint about our refusal, we will explain the complaint procedure.
Please note that we reserve the right to verify your identity before granting access to the personal information we hold about you in order to ensure that we are not inadvertently disclosing personal information to an individual not entitled to access such information.
Additionally, we reserve the right to redact the information we make available in response to an access request,in order to protect the privacy of other individuals.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information that we collect, use and disclose is accurate,complete and up-to-date.
However, the accuracy of the information we hold largely depends on the accuracy of the information that youhave supplied to us (either directly or via a Stylist). If at any time any of your personal information changes or you discover that any information concerning you is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us to correct the information.
In accordance with our statutory obligations, we will promptly consider and deal with any request we receive from you to correct the information we hold, subject to our verification of your identity and our review of our records to ascertain whether we in fact hold any personal information about you. In accordance with our statutory obligations, where we correct any personal information which we hold about you at your request, then we will take reasonable steps to notify any third parties to whom we may have disclosed that information about the correction to the information.
If you wish to make a complaint to us about how we handle the personal information collected from or about you, then the complaint should be made in writing and addressed to the attention of our privacy officer (details of whom are set out below).
We will promptly acknowledge receipt and we will endeavour to deal with the complaint and provide a response to you within a reasonable time period following receipt (generally within 30 days of receipt).
Where the complaint requires a more detailed investigation, the complaint may take longer to resolve. If this isthe case then we will endeavour to provide the complainant with progress reports.
We reserve the right to verify the identity of the individual making the complaint and to seek (where reasonable in the circumstances) further information from the complainant about the circumstances of the complaint.
Where required by law, we will provide our determination on the complaint to the complainant in writing.
We reserve the right to refuse to investigate or to otherwise deal with a complaint where permitted under the APPs, where such circumstances apply. For example (without limitation), we may refuse to investigate or to otherwise deal with a complaint if we consider the complaint to be vexatious or frivolous.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, then you may write to us seeking an internal review of our decision. Such internal review will be completed by an officer not previously involved in the complaint.
If you still remain dissatisfied following the outcome of the internal review, you may escalate your complaint tothe Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.