Church & Dwight (Australia) Pty Ltd and its associated companies (C&D) acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals. This Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, retain and manage your personal information (Information) in the course of our business. C&D is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act.
You are not obligated to provide your Information to us, however, if you do not provide us with the Information we require, or where Information provided is inaccurate or irrelevant, we may not be able to engage with you or may be limited in our ability to engage with you and provide you access to our services.
Collection of your Information
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual.
C&D engages with various individuals, including but not limited to customers, visitors of the Website and employees. During the provision of C&D’s services, the types of information that C&D collects will depend on the service requested by you. Generally, the kinds of personal information C&D collects include:
C&D collects your personal information in various ways including when you:
We will, in most cases, collect personal information directly from you through written and verbal communication. There may be other occasions when we collect your personal information from other sources such as internet service providers, publicly maintained records, including records publicly available through social media, or other third parties. Generally, we will only collect your personal information from sources other than you if it is unreasonable or impracticable to collect your personal information from you, or if those sources are authorised to do so.
Sensitive information is information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of a professional/trade association or trade union, sexual preferences or practices, criminal record, and health or genetic information. It is not our general practice to collect sensitive information unless you have consented or the collection is required under law or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal or equitable claim.
Each time you visit the Website, our server passively collects certain information using various technologies such as cookies, internet tags, web beacons, and navigational data collection methods (log files, server logs, clickstream). This passive information is collected for statistical and marketing purposes, and to help us improve our services. This information can include the type of browser and system you are using, whether you have interacted with any advertisements or links, the address of the Website you have come from and move to after your visit, the date and time of your visit and your server’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever cookies are offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept them. Should you reject all cookies, your ability to use the Website may be limited as certain features may not function correctly.
C&D also uses advertising cookies to collect anonymous data, including visitor demographics and interests, as part of our implementation of the following Google Analytics Advertising Features: Remarketing with Google Analytics, DoubleClick Platform integrations and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. We and our third party vendors, such as Google, use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first party identifiers, and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third party identifiers together to optimise and serve advertisements to you across the internet on the Google Display Network to analyse your interaction with advertisements. Information on how to opt-out of the use of your information by DoubleClick can be found at http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/?hl=en and how to opt-out of Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Use and Disclosure of Your Information
We use your Information for the purposes for which it is provided to us, other related purposes and as permitted or required by law. Generally, we will collect, use and hold your Information if it is reasonably necessary for or directly related to the performance of our functions and for the purposes of:
For any of the above purposes we may contact you by electronic or other means.
Information you provide is considered a company asset and may be included among transferred assets if we merge, combine or divest part of our business unless prohibited from doing so by law.
Generally, the particular purpose for which Information is collected is either specified or reasonably apparent at the time the Information is collected.
We disclose your Information for the same purposes for which we collect it. That is, generally, we will only disclose your Information for the purposes listed above, if we have obtained your consent, or otherwise as set out in this Policy. This may include disclosing your Information to:
This disclosure is done on a confidential basis or otherwise in accordance with the law. If we engage a third party contractor to perform services which involves handling your Information, the contractor will be subject to the same privacy obligations as we are to protect your Information. However, you should note that other third parties may collect, hold, use and disclose your Information in accordance with their own privacy policies and procedures and these may be different from our own.
We may disclose your Information to our related entities in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Our third party services providers may also disclose your Information to overseas recipients. By giving us your Information, you consent to the disclosure of this Information. By consenting to the disclosure of your Information, Australian Privacy Principle 8.1 will not apply and you agree that we do not have to take reasonable steps to ensure the Information is treated in accordance with the APPs.
In circumstances where the provision of your Information to an overseas recipient may be deemed use rather than disclosure, we will instead comply with our use policy as outlined above.
We may collect, hold, use and disclose your Information in order to inform you of products and services that may be of interest to you. In the event you do not wish to receive such communications, you can opt-out by contacting us via the contact details set out below or through any opt-out mechanism contained in a marketing communication to you.
C&D stores and holds Information electronically and/or in hard copy. We will take reasonable steps to store and hold Information in a secure and restricted manner and to protect Information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Access to your Information is limited to those individuals who require such access in order to perform their duties and responsibilities. Any Information held by a third party storage provider is done so under a contractual obligation of confidentiality and non-disclosure.
While we have implemented a number of protection mechanisms, you should be vigilant and note that there are inherent risks associated with transmitting Information via the internet. This means we cannot guarantee that data transmission will be 100% secure or safe from attack from unauthorised intruders and no data protection or security measure is completely secure, particularly in relation to online transmissions. You must take care to ensure you protect your Information and you must notify us as soon as possible after you become aware of any security breaches.
Your Information, where not stored electronically, is stored in our secure office premises with restricted access or with an offsite secure storage facility. If we no longer require the use of your Information, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify it.
Access and Accuracy of Your Information
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Information we collect is accurate, up to date and complete.
You have a right to access, and request the correction of, any of your Information at any time. You may also request that we delete your Information at any time. Any such requests should be made to the Privacy Officer. C&D will grant access to the extent required or authorised by the Privacy Act or other law and take steps reasonable in the circumstances to correct Information where necessary and appropriate. There may be circumstances in which we cannot provide you with access or make a correction. We will advise you of the reasons if we deny you access or do not correct your Information.
Third Party Links
How to stop receiving communication from us
To stop receiving email correspondence from us, simply click on the link to unsubscribe.
To stop receiving SMS correspondence from us, reply to any SMS with the word “STOP”.
To remove your details from any of our marketing and communication databases simply email the Privacy Officer using the contact details below.
How to Contact Us
If you have any queries or wish to make a complaint about a breach of this Policy, the Privacy Act or a privacy code that applies to us, you can contact or lodge a complaint to our Privacy Officer using the contact details below. You will need to provide sufficient details regarding your complaint as well as any supporting evidence and/or information.
Our Privacy Officer will respond to your query, or if a complaint has been made, investigate your complaint and determine the steps that we will undertake to resolve your complaint. We will contact you if we require any additional information from you and will notify you in writing (which includes electronic communication via email or fax) of the relevant determination. If you are not satisfied with the determination, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or complain to the Australian Privacy Commissioner via www.oaic.gov.au.