Collecting personal information
We may collect the following information from you:
- your name and contact details, such as address and phone number;
- some personal details such as date of birth and gender;
- the name of the domain from which you access the internet;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our site; and
- other information that you may supply to us.
We also collect information about visitors to this Website using cookies and other identification technologies (e.g. through code embedded in this Website, or through code embedded in your browser’s local storage – see section on “Cookies and other identification technologies” below).
We may also collect personal information from third parties such as Red Planet and its software application, or publicly available sources of information. All personal information that collects, is reasonably necessary for the provision of our goods and services to our customers and for the purposes of marketing communications.
When we conduct market research and profiling, we may also ask you for your opinions about your shopping preferences, websites and customer service.
Our purpose in collecting personal information about you is for the purposes of fulfilling your order, conducting business with you, and providing you with a better web and shopping experience.
In seeking to give you the most worthwhile experience of our Website possible, we may notify you of products and special offers that may be of interest to you. We may also provide value-added services and offers. The information we collect through vans.com.au helps us better understand the products and services most helpful to you.
If someone other than you provide us with personal information about you that we did not ask for, we will notify you as soon as practicable, unless we receive it with your consent. This notice will be given unless to do so would be in breach of an obligation of confidence. If we could not have collected this personal information, we will lawfully de-identify or destroy that personal information.
Contact us forms
When you complete a contact form on the Site, you are asked to provide certain information about yourself. This information includes your name, address, email address, phone number and any comments you might have. We use this information to assist your enquiry and learn more about our customers, so we can provide you with the content and feedback information most relevant to you. Once you submit a contact us form on our Site you are no longer anonymous to us.
Sensitive Information, as defined in the Privacy Act, includes information about a person‘s race or ethnic origin; political opinions or membership of a political association; religious beliefs or affiliations; philosophical beliefs; professional or trade association membership or trade union membership; sexual preference or practices; criminal record or health information.
Vans Australia will not collect or disclose sensitive information about a person unless that person has consented, the collection is required by law, or the collection is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to life or health of that person.
We will not collect personal information unless the information is reasonably necessary for or directly related to one, or more of our functions or activities. If we are unable to collect personal information we reasonably require, we may not be able to do business with you or the organisation with which you are connected.
Cookies and other identification technologies
Use and disclosure of information
We may use personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing you with our goods and services, and for other purposes that you would reasonably expect us to use that information such as marketing communications. This includes sending you information about new developments, products, services and offers by post, telephone or electronic communication. You authorise us to use your address or other contact information that you provide to us for this purpose.
We value our customers and will not share your information with any other organisations other than related companies and those third-party service providers directly related to the delivery of the products you have purchased from the Vans Australia website. Where applicable information is shared with these third parties, they are obliged to observe the confidential nature of such information and are prohibited from using any or all of this information other than for the purpose for which it was provided. These providers may include:
- Couriers (who delivered goods to you on our behalf);
- Payment or banking organizations who carry out credit, fraud and other security checks; and
- Outsourced service providers (e.g. market research agencies)
We may be required to disclose information under exceptional circumstances such as when there are grounds to believe that the disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health, or for law enforcement purposes.
Vans Australia does not share, sell or trade your personal information gathered online, such as email addresses or postal addresses. However, we cannot be responsible or held liable for the actions of third party sites from which you may have linked and been directed to the Vans Australia website.
We may use personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing you with our services, and for other purposes for which you would reasonably expect us to use that information. This includes sending you information about new developments, products, services and special offers by post, telephone or any form of electronic communication. You authorise us to use any email address or other contact information you provide to us at any time for this purpose.
You can, at any time, opt-out of receiving marketing material by contacting us. You agree and acknowledge that even if you opt-out of receiving marketing material, we will still send you essential information that we are legally required to send you relating to the goods and services we provide. Once you opt-out of receiving marketing material from us, you agree and acknowledge that this removal from our distribution lists may take several business days after the date of your request for removal.
Accuracy of your information
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information held by us is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading. If you believe that any of your personal information is not accurate, up-to-date, complete or relevant, or that it may be misleading, please contact us (see below) and we will take all reasonable steps to correct your personal information within a reasonable time.
Third parties and your information
Disclosure of information overseas
We may transfer your personal information to people in foreign countries to fulfil our business purposes, for example for the purposes of processing. By providing your personal information you consent to this transfer.
Storage and security of your personal information
We will use all reasonable endeavours to keep your personal information in a secure environment, however, this security cannot be guaranteed. We have put in place various methods including firewalls, pass worded access and encryption software to ensure your personal information is not subject to misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
If we no longer need your personal information, unless we are required under Australian law or a court or tribunal order to retain it, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information in accordance with our document retention policy.
Access to information we hold about you
Should you wish to access, update or correct personal information supplied to us, you may submit a request via our website contact form available here: https://help.vans.com.au/hc/en-us/requests/new. There is no cost to request or update your information but we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover our costs in locating and extracting that information to supply it to you. You have the option to either not identify yourself or to use a pseudonym when you contact us unless it is impractical for us to communicate with you in that manner or if we are required or authorised under Australian law, or a court or tribunal order, to deal with individuals who have identified themselves.