When we talk about Personal Information, we mean information or an opinion about an identifiable individual (not a company), whether or not that information or opinion is true or in a material form (Personal Information).
While your privacy is important to us, nothing in this Policy constitutes a voluntary opt-in to any privacy laws, anywhere in the world, which we are not statutorily bound to comply with.
2. Collection of Personal Information
2.1 How we collect Personal Information
We collect Personal Information in the ordinary course of our business, which is the provision of an online store supplying eco-friendly baby gear, homeware and kitchenware. Personal Information is collected when you:
(a) contact or correspond with us via email, telephone or via our Website;
(b) interact with us via our social media channels;
(c) subscribe to our newsletters or complete surveys and online forms;
(d) purchase or enquire about our goods;
(e) seek support in relation to our goods; or
(f) make customer service related enquiries.
2.2 What Personal Information is collected?
The types of Personal Information we collect include your name, address, telephone number, email, IP address, device identification, your social media details and any additional information you provide to us.
Where you contact us on behalf of your employer, the information you provide often contains information about your employment, position and employer’s contact details. In those circumstances certain employment information is collected.
3. How we use Personal Information
3.1 Why we collect Personal Information
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our goods to you. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure.
Examples of when we may use your Personal Information include:
(a) informing you about our goods;
(b) providing you with the goods you have requested;
(c) administration needs in relation to providing you with goods, including the administration of your account;
(d) dealing with requests, enquiries or complaints and other customer care related activities;
(e) arranging for the delivery of goods you purchase; and
(f) carrying out any activity in connection with a legal, governmental or regulatory requirement imposed on us or in connection with legal proceedings, crime or fraud prevention, detection or prosecution.
3.2 Direct marketing
Where you provide us with consent to do so (e.g. if you have subscribed to our email lists or have indicated that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us), we may send you marketing communications by email about products that we feel may be of interest to you.
We (or an appointed third party) may also conduct surveys or market research and may seek other information from you on a periodic basis. These surveys will provide us with information that allows improvement in the type, quality and the manner in which our goods are offered to you.
You can opt-out of such communications if you would prefer not to receive them in the future by using the “unsubscribe” facility provided in the communication itself.
3.3 Use of de-identified data
The data we collect may have analytical value to us, our business partners and our related entities. We reserve the right to process, distribute or sell information we collect through our services. However, we will only distribute data which has been de-identified or otherwise to our associates in accordance with this Policy.
4. Cookies and browser analytics
4.1 What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are processed and stored by your web browser. When you visit a website or engage with a business through social media, certain information is collected by cookies. This is generally anonymous information and it does not reveal your identity. In and of themselves, cookies are harmless and serve crucial functions. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and improve the user experience, as well as to provide information about the use of a website.
4.3 How can I remove cookies
5. Data retention and security
5.1 Security mechanisms we employ
Generally, we store your Personal Information using secure servers protected from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. However, like most businesses we hold some information on our staff’s computers (such as emails from you) and where necessary as hard copy files (such as printed invoices).
Personal Information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication, two-factor authentication, and data encryption (such as SSL) where appropriate.
In our dealings with third party service providers, we take care to work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.
5.2 How long we keep your Personal Information
We retain your Personal Information for as long as is necessary to provide the goods to you, as required for our internal business operations, and to comply with our legal obligations
If we hold Personal Information about you, and we do not need that information for any purpose, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify that information, in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP), unless we are prevented from doing so by law.
Under Australian law, financial records, such as those relating to financial transactions, must be retained for 7 years after the transactions associated with those records are completed.
If you no longer want us to use your Personal Information, you can request that we erase it and, where you have an account with us, close your account. Where possible we will do so in accordance with the APPs. However, where you request the erasure of your Personal Information we will retain information from deleted accounts as necessary for our legitimate business interests, to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect fees, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations or requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities, enforce the terms of service and take other actions permitted by law. Any information we retain will be handled in accordance with this Policy.
6. Disclosure of your Personal Information
6.1 Who we share your Personal Information with?
Your Personal Information may be disclosed to:
(a) our employees, a related company and our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers, etc.);
(b) regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations, including law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prevention of criminal activities;
(c) a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address financial or reputational risks;
(d) a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property infringement;
(e) third party contractors, suppliers and service providers with whom we have a business association, including:
(i) delivery and transportation providers;
(ii) payment gateway providers;
(iii) administration service providers;
(iv) marketing service providers; and
(v) information technology service providers including cloud application providers.
We will not disclose your Personal Information other than in accordance with this Policy without your consent.
6.2 Offshore transfers
We may disclose your Personal Information to third party contractors, service providers and suppliers with whom we have a business association who operate in China and Vietnam.
While we do not otherwise actively disclose your Personal Information to overseas entities, our engagement of service providers, such as those who operate cloud services, may have international data centres and disaster recovery sites. Consequently, these providers may have access to your information offshore. We rely solely on reputable organisations for such cloud services.
7. Anonymity and use of Pseudonyms
If you contact us with a general enquiry, we may interact with you anonymously or through the use of pseudonyms. However, you are required to provide true and accurate details when requesting the supply of goods or provision of services. You agree you will provide accurate information if we require it.
8. Access to Personal Information and corrections
We endeavour to only hold Personal Information that is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You have the right to make a request to access Personal Information which we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. To make an access or correction request, contact us using the contact details provided at the end of this Policy.
If you have an account with us, you can access some of the Personal Information that we collect about you. By logging into your account, you can update or correct certain information.
In order to protect your Personal Information, when you contact us, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information or making the correction.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have questions about our privacy practices or a complaint or concern about our handling of your Personal Information, we ask that you first contact our privacy officer whose contact details are listed below. We will investigate your complaint and reply to you in writing if you provide us with contact details and request us to do so.
Post: PO Box 112, Belgian Gardens QLD 4810
If, after we have conducted our investigations you are still not satisfied then we ask you to consult with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
Telephone: 1300 363 992 (from overseas +61 2 9284 9749)
Post: GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
10. Variations to this Policy
We will need to change this policy from time to time in order to make sure it stays up to date with the latest legal requirements and any changes to our privacy management practices.
When we do change the policy, we’ll make sure to notify you about such changes, where required. A copy of the latest version of this policy will always be available on this page.
This policy was last updated on 14 February 2021.