1. Our Commitment
2. Supporting Industry Best Practice
LESTER GROUP is committed to supporting the National Privacy Principles (NPP) for the Fair Handling of Personal Information established by the Australian Federal Privacy commissioner and embodied in the Privacy Amendment (Public Sector) Act 2000. Our aim is to ensure that we comply with principles that form the basis of laws introduced to strengthen privacy protection for consumers. We believe that in ensuring that we comply with the NPP this statement will address any potential concerns you may have about how personal information you provide to us is stored, used and accessed.
3. Collection of Information
LESTER GROUP receives and stores transaction information that you may provide from time to time. Wherever it is lawful and practicable, LESTER GROUP will endeavour to provide you with the option of not identifying yourself or not providing personal information when entering transactions with us. However, failure to provide the full and complete information we request may result in a limited ability on our part to offer or deliver complete services to you. No personal information is collected when you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information such as name and contact details (email addresses) are only collected when you make an enquiry. All other information will be requested from you directly. Information collected is kept for as long as it is needed to provide services and information requested by you. When your information is no longer needed for these purposes we will destroy or permanently render anonymous any information held about you.
4. Use and Disclosure of Information
We may use the information you provide to help inform you of other information or to comply with requirements under the law. We may share your information with other parties (such as suppliers or agents) who may provide various services to LESTER GROUP. These parties may be used to, amongst others, process orders, provide marketing support, provide IT support and services, provide services and products not available to LESTER GROUP, and pass information to strategic partners. LESTER GROUP does not permit these parties to use information about you for any other purpose than to perform the services that LESTER GROUP has instructed them to provide. All suppliers, agents and third party companies must either sign a confidentiality agreement with LESTER GROUP before any personal information is disclosed by LESTER GROUP or have systems in place to meet the NPP. LESTER GROUP will not, without your consent, disclose personal information for any purpose (a Secondary purpose) other than for the main purpose (Primary purpose) of fulfilling our business commitments to you, except where: (a) it is required or authorised by law or for purposes of law enforcement and matters directly related to law enforcement or the prevention of unlawful activity; (b) the Secondary purpose is related to the Primary purpose (or directly related when sensitive information is involved) and there is a reasonable expectation that we would use or disclose the information in the circumstances; (c) LESTER GROUP reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent any serious and imminent threat to any person’s life, health or safety or the public’s health or safety. LESTER GROUP will not otherwise disclose your personal information to any other party without your consent.
5. Third Party Relationships
6. Storage and Security of Personal Information
LESTER GROUP will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that you only provide personal information in a secure environment and when the information is no longer needed it will be destroyed or permanently rendered anonymous. In conjunction with our key suppliers and agents, we operate secure data networks protected by a firewall and password protection system. We also take care to ensure that we have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorised access, alteration, modification or disclosure of your user data under our control. Notwithstanding the fact that we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. LESTER GROUP imposes strict rules on its employees who have access either to the databases that store your user information or to the servers that may host our services and while we cannot guarantee that any unauthorised access, disclosure, loss, misuse or alteration to your data will not occur, we will take all reasonable steps to prevent such unfortunate occurrences. You accept the inherent security implications of dealing online over the Internet and will not hold LESTER GROUP or its agents or suppliers responsible for any breach of security.
7. Accessing and Changing Your Personal Information
LESTER GROUP attempts to ensure that all personal information collected and stored in its database systems is correct and accurate. You may at any time request access to and to correct information we have collected from you and obtain a more in depth explanation about how the information is used by contacting us through the website. Unless personal information is required for administrative or legal reasons we will take all reasonable steps to meet your requests at the earliest possible opportunity and will endeavour to advise you of the outcome within 7 business days of receipt of your request.
8. Complaints Resolution
LESTER GROUP is committed to providing consumers with a fair and responsive system for handling and resolving complaints. You have a right to complain and to have your complaint handled efficiently. We believe that in receiving your complaint, we are provided with a valuable opportunity to improve the services we deliver to you and maintain your confidence in LESTER GROUP and our services. If at any time you wish to lodge a complaint in respect of the handling, use or disclosure of your personal information by LESTER GROUP you may notify us of your complaint via the following contact details: by phoning our Privacy Officer on (08) 9423 5100, or by contacting our Privacy Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Direct Marketing
Subject to obtaining your prior consent, LESTER GROUP may use your personal information for the purpose of providing you with information you may find of interest, important changes to the functionality or content of our website, or information on new products or services to be offered by LESTER GROUP. If you do not wish to receive Marketing Communications, you may at any time decline to receive such Marketing Communications by selecting the appropriate option at the point of providing us with your personal information or by contacting us. We will not charge you for giving effect to such a request and will take all reasonable steps to meet your request at the earliest possible opportunity.
10. Liability Disclaimer
LESTER GROUP will use all reasonable endeavours to protect and keep confidential any personally identifiable information in its possession. If any confidential or personally identifiable information is accessed by a third party, whether by negligence or otherwise of LESTER GROUP, its agents, suppliers, contractors, related bodies corporate, affiliates or associated parties, to the extent permitted by law, LESTER GROUP is not liable for any loss, damage, costs, liability or other form of contribution. We are constantly improving the LESTER GROUP web site and the tools you can use to manage the data that you provide to us.