In the course of carrying on our activities Senec Australia will collect, store, use and disclose personal information. We are committed to the protection of your personal information and to compliance with Australian privacy principles which are contained in schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified or reasonably identifiable individual, whether or not the information or opinion is true and whether or not the information is recorded in a material form.
Types of personal information we collect and hold
We collect and hold personal information about individuals for the provision of our products and services and purposes connected to those products and services.
Consistent with the provision of our products and services, the types of personal information we may collect and hold include individuals’ name, address, telephone number, email address and financial information.
How we collect and hold personal information
We may collect personal information directly from you in the course of providing our products and services, from our website and/or directly from you.
We may collect and hold personal information disclosed to us by third parties when they engage us to provide our products and services.
We will only do so where those third parties have the right to disclose to us that personal information.
Personal information is held securely, is subject to various security protections and is held only for as long as the information remains relevant to the purpose for which it was collected.
Our internal policies and procedures govern the way we hold our clients’ personal information.
Purposes for which we hold, use and disclose information
We will not use or disclose personal information for any secondary purpose, unless that secondary purpose is related to the primary purpose for which we have collected that information, and you would reasonably expect the disclosure in the circumstances, or unless you consent to that use or disclosure.
The purposes for which we hold, use and disclose information include:
– conducting our business, for example completing our transactions with you;
– to communicate information about our products and services or the products and services of our clients;
– and for our internal administrative, research, planning, marketing and product development.
Access and correction
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure any personal data we collect, use or disclose is up to date and accurate.
If you believe personal information we hold about you is not up to date or accurate, you may ask us to correct it.
You may ask us to provide you with details of the personal information we hold about you, and copies of that information.
We will respond to your request and attempt to provide you with the data within 30 days of receipt of your request.
If we provide you with copies of the information you have requested, we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover the administrative costs of providing you with that information.
Please direct all requests for access and correction to: [email protected]
In the course of providing products and services, we will disclose personal information to an overseas entity.
The overseas entity SENEC, a company of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, is located in Leipzig, Germany. This information is provided to enable us to provide our products and services. The monitoring system for the Senec Home products is managed from Germany and the information provided is required to monitor the health and safety of the Senec Home product. This information will be governed by the legislation in the 3rd country. In this case Germany, which is bound by the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which may have a higher threshold for privacy and data protections than Australia.
You agree that where personal information is disclosed to the country above, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will not apply to that information.
Changes to this policy
Therefore, you should review the terms of this policy periodically to make sure that you are aware of how we collect, hold, store and use personal information.
If you consider a breach of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) has occurred, you may direct your query to our Privacy Officer and we will attempt to resolve your complaint.
If you do not consider our response satisfactory, you may contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner at its website www.oaic.giv.au or by telephone on 1300 363 992.