On-line (website) privacy and personal information collection statement
Aptus Construction Systems Pty Ltd (ABN 78 613 974 084)
Aptus considers privacy to be an important personal right. The extent and type of information collected from you on this website depends on your use of the site.
If you visit this website and read or download materials, such as information concerning our services, the information we receive is statistical only and will not be used to identify you personally. That information may comprise computer information, session and click-stream data and cookies.
A cookie is a small text file placed on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used to enhance the online experience – for example, "session cookies" are created at the beginning of the user's search session and discarded at its conclusion. The cookie is not used to collect or store information about the user, only to allocate a temporary identifier to the search session. Without the session identifier, the user might lose the entire search context each time a new page is visited during a session.
Most web browsers recognise when a cookie has been offered or placed on your computer. Most web browser software enables you to decide whether you wish to reject or accept the cookie. Check with your software supplier if you are not sure. If cookies are disabled, you may find this website provides less optimal functionality and speed, for the reasons described above.
As a general rule, information that can directly identify an online visitor is collected via this website only when offered by the visitor voluntarily and on an informed basis - for example if you:
- register yourself as a user or customer via this website;
- subscribe to a newsletter or if you use the email function contained in this website to contact us about our products.
Aptus identity and contact
Personal information identifying you has been or will be collected about you by Aptus Construction Systems Pty Ltd (ABN 78 613 974 084).
You can contact our Privacy Officer by the following means:
Phone: (+61) 419 029 161
Postal Address: The Privacy Officer, Aptus Construction Systems Pty Ltd PO Box 6361 Clifford Gardens QLD 4350 Australia.
- gain access to the personal information held by us and how you can seek correction of the information; and
- complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and how we will deal with such a complaint.
Are there laws that require us to collect personal information? No, but we cannot manage our relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and others unless we do so. Also, for insurance, legal and tax purposes we need to retain the information on our files after completion of our work
Purposes of collection of personal information: We collect personal information so that we can supply our products, deliver them as required, manage accounts with our customers and suppliers and to honour our contractual commitments.
We usually collect names, addresses, phone numbers and email details for contact and identification purposes. We may also collect credit card information.
Consequences if we are unable to collect the personal information we seek: If we are unable to collect the personal information we ask for, the likely consequences are that we may not be able to supply our products.
Disclosure of personal information to others: Generally, we will only disclose personal information we have collected to others where it would reasonably be expected by the individual or where required by law.
If you are a customer:
- wishing to purchase our products, we may refer your name to a contractor local to you; or
- claiming under our warranty against defects, we may refer your name to a contractor local to you,
that will be able to more conveniently supply your needs.
Please note that, Aptus may from time to time outsource management of certain functions, such as:
- host, maintain and manage our IT system and database;
- cleaning of our premises;
- conducting clerical, mail-out, marketing and other tasks; and/or
- provide temporary staff
Finally, we may also disclose your personal information to our professional advisers, such as our lawyers in any case where we need to seek advice or to a purchaser of our business or part of our business.
Other than in the context of a sale of our business or part of our business, we will not sell your personal information to third parties.
Your access rights to your personal information: Under the Privacy Act you have some rights of access to the personal information we hold about you, and the right to have it corrected if required. The right of access is qualified because there are some circumstances in which we can withhold some or all of the information we hold. See below for details on how you can request access.