Collecting Cookie Data
The Pool Tile Company Pty Ltd operates an authorised website (this website) with a URL of www.pooltile.com.au which you, (being a website visitor) is currently "on".
The www.pooltile.com.au website collects visitor information through a Google Analytics account which collects data using website cookies, please read more about cookies from the BBC news website.
Cookies are used to collect non-identifiable data about website visitors such as how the visitor came to the website (through a search engine query or from another website), how long the visitor stayed on the website and how many pages of the website they visited during their stay on the website.
The Pool Tile Company Pty Ltd does not attempt to use the data collected from computer cookies to try to make a visitor personally idenfifiable.
Collecting Enquiry Form Data
The The Pool Tile Company Pty Ltd also collects information via it's enquiry form. This data including name, phone, address and email information is collected by direct means (the form results that the user inputs are posted to our email) so we can send samples, answer enquries and help our customers.
If samples are requested the data is collected using Local Storage which is similar to cookies.
The information while important is called "personal information" according to the Australian Privacy Act but is not considered "sensitive" (no passwords, credit cards, banking or health information) so is not required to be collected using a secure webpage using a SSL certificate or digital certificate to make a page and the form on it more secure - the page URL is denoted by https not the normal http.
The data is collected via email which is not considered a "secure" mode of information collection.
We do not sell this data to anyone else and in general do not share any customer this data with anyone else except The Pool Tile Company employees and occasionally our IT contractors. We only share this information with Pool Tile Company employees because their job requires them to deal with customers via phone, email, Chat and in person. Our IT contractors are paid to improve the customer experience but are not authorised to collect any customer data or data from prospective customers who have filled out the enquiry form.
In general we take the obligation to protect our customer's, prospect's and web visitor's privacy very seriously and seek to always hold data in a secure way free from being hacked, copied or recorded by any other parties other than empolyees and trusted contractors.
Freedom of Information
If you would like to find out what information we have stored about you (if any) please contact our Privacy Officer either by phone or email or by using the Enquiry Form.
The Pool Tile Company Pty Ltd is aware of the changes to Australian Privacy Legislation enacted on 12 March, 2014.
We are currently implementing procedures in order to become fully compliant according to the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Guidelines and matters pertaining to.
- APP 1 — Open and transparent management of personal information
- APP 2 — Anonymity and pseudonymity
- APP 3 — Collection of solicited personal information
- APP 4 — Dealing with unsolicited personal information
as well as all other matters that we are required to be compliant to.
The privacy act 2014 includes a set of 13 harmonised privacy principles that regulate the handling of personal information by Australian government agencies and some private sector organisations including companies with a turnover of over $3M which includes The Pool Tile Company Pty Ltd.
These principles are called the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).
See the OAIC (Office of the Australian Information Commissioner) Privacy Fact Sheet.
Please follow the link if you wish to make a privacy complaint through the Australian Govt. Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
The Australian privacy principles that the Pool Tile Company Pty Ltd broadly seek to uphold include:
- promoting the protection of the privacy of individuals
- recognising that the protection of the privacy of individuals is balanced with the interests of entities in carrying out their functions or activities
- providing the basis for nationally consistent regulation of privacy and the handling of personal information
- promoting responsible and transparent handling of personal information by entities
- facilitating an efficient credit reporting system while ensuring that the privacy of individuals is respected
- facilitating the free flow of information across national borders while ensuring that the privacy of individuals is respected
- providing a means for individuals to complain about an alleged interference with their privacy
- implementing Australia’s international obligation in relation to privacy.