Bio Concepts Pty Ltd ACN 010 516 775 ("Bio Concepts", "we" or "us") recognises and values the protection of your personal information. We use reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information is handled sensitively and securely. Bio Concepts is committed to complying with its legal obligations including the Privacy Act 1968 (Cth) ("Act").
This statement outlines why we need to collect personal information, who we may share that information with, and how you may access and/or correct personal information that we keep.
Personal information we collect from you
So that we can provide goods and services to you, we may ask for personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and bank account or credit card details. We may not be able to supply the requested goods and services to you if you do not provide the information requested. However, under no circumstances will we request or collect any information about your religious orientation, sexual orientation, ethnic origins, or political affiliations. As a general rule we do not collect sensitive information directly from you. However, in circumstances where we require sensitive information from you for a lawful purpose, for example for the purpose of providing our services to you, we will usually seek your consent to collect it.
We may collect your personal information:
a) directly from you;
b) through one of our authorised distributors or health professionals;
c) when you register as a member or for access through our website;
d) when you place an order via our website or directly through us;
e) where you access and interact with the website or one of our employees;
f) when you contact us by email, telephone or other means;
g) when you register for one of our educational seminars;
We may also collect your personal information while conducting surveys or market research and we may seek other additional information from you.These surveys will provide us with information that will help us make improvements to the type and quality of goods and services that we offer you.
Bio Concepts will collect this information from time to time, when we request it from you, or when you authorise others to provide it to us.
Use and disclosure of personal information
We use your personal information to provide goods and services to you. We may also use your personal information to advise you of new products and services, and to assist you in any way in which you request assistance. Examples of our use of your personal information include:
a) for a business or professional relationship we have with you;
b) processing applications or requests for our products and services, managing those products and services and other relationships and arrangements;
c) providing you with marketing communications such as emails, newsletters and alerts, surveys and invitations and offers for our products and services (you have the option to opt-out of these communications at any time);
d) for internal accounting and administration purposes;
e) to seek your feedback in relation to customer satisfaction with our products and our relationship with you;
f) dealing with complaints; and
g) any purpose as required by various Australian laws which may either expressly, or in effect, require us to collect your personal information. Such laws include the Commonwealth Taxation Administration Act, Income Tax Assessment Act and other taxation laws (for example, to comply with information requests issued by the Federal Commissioner of Taxation) and laws relating to the products and services we provide such as those contained in the Therapeutic Goods Act.
You have the right to tell us that you do not want us to send information to you other than for the main purpose for which we have collected your personal information.
Unless you give us your consent to do so, Bio Concepts will not sell, distribute, rent, license, disclose, share or pass your personal information to any other party, other than:
a) those parties who have contracted with us to keep that information confidential (whether or not the party is subject to a statute or a scheme which imposes similar restrictions to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Act regarding handling of personal information); or
b) as otherwise required by law.
Bio Concepts takes great care to store your personal information in such a way as to protect such information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information collected from you is accurate, up to date, complete and stored in a secure environment and accessed only by our authorised personnel. We take measures to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected.
Bio Concepts will take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information that we collect and use is accurate, complete and up to date. However, should any of the personal details and information we collect from you change in any way, it is your responsibility to advise us of that change so that our records can be updated and continue to be of service to you.
Transfer of your personal information overseas
Gaining access to personal information
You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you at any time, subject to certain exemptions under the Act.
Should you wish to access the personal information we have collected from you, please contact Bio Concepts at email@example.com, or 07 3868 0699. We will provide you with access to that information, except where the Act permits us to withhold that information. If we refuse to provide the information we will give you reasons for that refusal.
Correction of personal information
If you believe that the personal information that we hold in relation to you is inaccurate, not up to date or incomplete, you may ask us to alter that personal information and we will do so unless we reasonably believe that the personal information is accurate, up to date and complete. If we do not agree to alter that personal information, we will allow you to provide a statement as to why you believe that personal information is inaccurate, not up to date or incomplete and we will keep that statement with your personal information.
Privacy complaints or disputes
If you believe your personal information has not been treated consistently with the Act, please contact Bio Concepts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our Operations Manager on 07 3868 0699. We will investigate your privacy complaint and respond to you as quickly as possible.
Opting out rights
As part of providing goods and services to you we may at times send you marketing and promotional material. You may opt-out from receiving this material by following the instructions contained within the email or included in each communication we send to you.