Personal information is any information about you where your identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information.
The amount of personal information we collect about you depends on how you interact with us. We will collect personal information from you if you:
The type of personal information you may provide to us includes your name, position description, address, email address, business type, telephone, age group, mobile phone number, facsimile number, credit card particulars and bank details.
We collect personal information from you for a number of reasons, including to:
If you do not provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with these services.
You can generally visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information.
BWI also collects financial and trading information from customers in order to establish and manage business and customer relationships. This information is securely held for internal accounting and administration purposes associated with the provision of products and services (including the extension of commercial credit) to customers and in order to enhance our business relationship and level of service.
Collection of commercial credit information is undertaken only with your consent. To complete an application to open an account or extend commercial credit we may ask you to provide: GST numbers, business name, business structure, trading history and commercial trade references.
BWI may disclose this information to a credit reporting body or trade referees nominated by you, and receive commercial credit information about you. This credit information will only be used to assess your credit worthiness. It will not be used for the purposes of pre-screening of direct marketing by a credit provider, and will not be intentionally disclosed to entities outside New Zealand.
To the extent that the customer is an unincorporated entity, this is personal information covered by this policy. Information about corporate customers, which is about an identifiable person, is also personal information covered by this policy. BWI does not have a practice of collecting or holding consumer credit information covered by the Credit Reporting Privacy Code.
Enquiries for access to or correction of commercial credit information or credit eligibility information, or complaints about the failure of BWI to comply with the Privacy Act 1993 or the Credit Reporting Privacy Code (if this binds BWI ), can be made as set out below under “Access and Correction” and “Queries and Complaints”.
To customise your user experience on our website we may provide you with the opportunity to connect, access and/or interact with third-party social networking services, such as Facebook, Google+ and Instagram. If you connect to these third-party social networking services, including to participate in one of our promotional campaigns, you are authorising BWI to access and use certain information from your social network profile. You can opt-out of authorising BWI from collecting or accessing your information when you are not using the application and you can cancel this service at any time by deleting the application from your social network account.
BWI recognises the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information and so will not give your personal information to third parties unless:
The third parties we will typically share your personal information with include companies in our own corporate group (including in Australia and New Zealand), your authorised representatives and service providers which we use to conduct our business, functions and activities. These organisations may be involved or conduct:
Personal information may be disclosed to companies within our own corporate group in Australia and New Zealand. If we disclose personal information in countries outside New Zealand, we will only do so in compliance with all applicable New Zealand data protection and privacy laws and if we reasonably believe that the information will remain subject to principles for fair handling of the information which are substantially similar to the applicable New Zealand privacy laws.
When you visit our website, we may collect your server address, domain name and information regarding the pages which you visit and links that you click on. This information is used for statistical and website development purposes only.
We will only collect sensitive information from you relating to race, ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion or trade unions, sexual preferences or activities, criminal record, state of health and medical history with your consent and only use it for the purposes for which it is provided. We do not typically collect such information.
The security of your personal information is of great importance to us, and we take reasonable steps to:
We will endeavour to destroy or de-identify your personal information when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was provided, unless a legal exception applies.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information which we collect, use or disclose is relevant, accurate, complete and up-to-date. We appreciate you assisting us by letting us know if your personal information has changed.
You have a right of access to most personal information we hold about you and the right to correct or update your personal information. This right is subject to certain exceptions allowed by law. To request access, please contact our privacy officer, whose contact details are set out below. We will need to verify your identity before meeting your request, which we may require in writing, and we will process it in a reasonable time.
The Privacy Officer
Brown & Watson International NZ Ltd
19 Bell Avenue, Mount Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand
P: 09 953 3723
E: [email protected]
If we become aware of any ongoing concerns or problems, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns with you. If, however, you are not satisfied with our response, you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on 0800 803 909
BWI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GUD Holdings Limited.