Privacy & Security
Smiths City Southern Limited (referred to as “Smiths City”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information the user (referred to as “you” or “your”) may provide us whether in person or via our website.
We may, from time to time, collect information about identifiable individuals (“personal information”). All personal information that you supply to us through this website will be handled and saved according to the provisions of the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 (“Privacy Act”).
2. Collection of your personal information
We may collect personal information about you, directly from you, when you use this website or deal with us over the telephone or by letter or electronic mail. You may voluntarily provide us with your personal information to enable us to provide you with information or services, respond to your enquiries, or carry out a transaction that you have requested. Personal information collected by us may include your name, title, company name, email address, telephone number, postal or physical address, product preferences, or other personal information.
There are various situations in which we may request you to provide personal information to us, including as described in our Online Sales Terms and when you: ?(a) complete forms on this website (including surveys, search forms, competition entry forms, registration forms, and order forms) ?(b) create, modify, or use any accounts or registered user facilities available through this website ?(c) send messages using this website (for example, providing feedback to a submitted question)
Except for information collected automatically, we will not attempt to collect personal information about you without your knowledge. In most circumstances, you can use this website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. You may decide not to provide your personal information to us. However, if you do not provide your personal information (or if you provide incorrect personal information), we might not be able to provide you with access to certain information, products or services.
Where we collect personal information about you from a third party source, we will take reasonable steps to make you aware of such collection and to make you aware of the purposes for which we are collecting your personal information from that third party source.
3. Automated collection
When you visit this website, we may use automated tools and methods (such as cookies, sessions and website statistics software) to collect certain information about your visit, including: ?(a) the internet protocol address and host name used by your computer to connect to this website ?(b) the operating system and the browser your computer uses ?(c) the search engine or inbound hyperlink you used to reach this website ?(d) the date, time and duration of your visit ?(e) the pages viewed by you
Accepting a cookie will not give us access to any data on your computer other than the data stored in the cookie. Although you may configure your web browser to not accept cookies, you may experience a loss of functionality as a result.
5. Use and disclosure
The personal information we collect from all users will be used to operate this website and to provide services you have authorised or requested. We may also use personal information collected by us as described in our Online Sales Terms and to: ?(a) respond to any questions or correspondence from you ?(b) improve this website and any related services ?(c) monitor the quality and standard of services provided by Smiths City ?(d) carry out internal research and development ?(e) provide you with information about a service that you are using (including critical updates and announcements) ?(f) eliminate the need for you to perform duplicate data entry ?(g) customise this website to suit your particular preferences and interests ?(h) where you create a message using this website (for the purpose of sending that message to us or to any other recipient specified by you), send that message ?(i) analyse website usage, trends and statistics ?(j) verify your identity or to provide you with a replacement password when you forget your username or password for any account you have with us ?(k) supply you with further information concerning products and services which may be of interest to you ?(l) carry out any other use that is authorised by you or is notified to you at the time of collection
Where you have requested or authorised us to send you messages (for example, newsletters and information concerning products and services which may be of interest to you) you can request us to stop sending you such messages by taking any one of the following steps: ?(a) using the unsubscribe feature (if present) in any such message ?(b) if you are a registered user of this website, logging in to your account and updating the appropriate preferences (if available) for that account ?(c) contacting our Online Sales Team – 0800 764 847
Once we have received your request we will, as soon as is practicable, comply with that request.
7. Personal Information About Other People
8. Access and Correction
Where we hold your personal information in such a way that it can readily be retrieved, you are entitled to request access to that information or to obtain our confirmation of whether we hold that information. We may require that you meet our reasonable costs of supplying this information to you. If we are unable to meet your request for access, we will let you know why.
If we refuse to provide you with access to your personal information, we will provide you with reasons for the refusal, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.
It is important to us that your personal information held by us is accurate, complete and current. If you are a registered user of this website, you may log in to your account and (functionality permitting) update your personal information.
To request access to, or correction of, your personal information held by us, you may contact our Online Sales Team – 0800 764 847
9. Storage and security
Where we store your personal information will depend on the nature and purpose of the information and the manner in which you supply it to us. We may hold your personal information at Smiths City Southern Limited Head Office, 18 Watts Road , Sockburn Christchurch.
No data transmissions over the internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot warrant or guarantee the security of information transmitted from or to you. Once we have received your personal information, we will use reasonable efforts to protect that information against loss or misuse and against unauthorised access, use, modification, or disclosure.
10. Third Party Websites
This website may contain hyperlinks to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content of third party websites, or the manner in which those websites collect, store, use, and distribute any personal information you provide. When visiting a third party website(s) from hyperlinks on this website, we encourage you to review the privacy statements of those website so that you can understand how the personal information you provide will be collected, stored, used and distributed.
11. Online Sales Team
You may gain access to your personal information, make a complaint about breach of your privacy rights, or make enquiries about collection or use of your personal information by contacting our Online Sales Team:
Telephone: 0800 764 847
Mail: 18 Watts Road , Sockburn Christchurch 8042