We hold the privacy of your Personal Information in the highest regard and BOM remains committed to the privacy of everyone visiting, interacting or using our Website and Services.
We abide by the Australian Privacy Principles which are contained in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) together with all other applicable laws(including, where relevant, international laws) relating to privacy.
We recognise the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the Personal Information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website and Services. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is defined in the Privacy Act ‘any information or an opinion , whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not,about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.’ Personal Information may include:
Some Personal Information is also considered by the Act to be ‘Sensitive Information’. Sensitive information is a considered particularly delicate and is generally afforded a higher level of privacy protection. Sensitive Information may include information about an individual’s:
BOM will treat all Sensitive Information with particular care and will not collect Sensitive Information unless the individual has expressly consented to the collection of that information or the collection is required or authorised by law.
When you use our Website and/or purchase goods or Services from us we will ask you for your consent to collect your Personal Information in order to assist us in providing you with the goods and services you require.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us in writing via email@example.com. But please keep in mind that this may inhibit our ability to continue to provide you with the goods and services.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our Website or Services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 15) do not submit any Personal Information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Website or use our Services you may provide us with two types of information:
Why do we collect Personal Information?
The information collected by BOM is required to maintain BOM’s records in a format that identifies the person and/or business. These records are held by BOM for the purposes of enabling BOM to carry out its functions and activities.
BOM aims to provide a destination for small business to market and promote their business and for customers to review those businesses.
The Personal Information BOM collects enables it to carry out its functions and activities for the purposes of:
If you do not want BOM to contact you to promote or market our products and Services, please email us now. If you have subscribed to receive specific emails or SMS/MMS’s from us you can unsubscribe by following the instructions in these messages.
How do we collect Personal Information?
BOM may collect Personal Information from an individual in the course of an individual’s visit to the Website or engagement of our Services where that individual inputs Personal Information, which includes but is not limited to situations, where an individual:
We may also collect information which is publicly available of from third parties for example, when conducting credit checks.
How Do We Use the Personal Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use Personal Information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our Website and Services and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Further more, some of the information we collect may be shared with other third parties who carry out functions for BOM including, handling customer enquiries, mailing operations, billing and debt-recovery functions, data verification services, advertising, market research and website use analysis, credit checks, government and regulatory bodies when required by law, and to our professional advisers. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your consent on an aggregate basis. However, Personal Information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your Personal Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.
You must advise us of any updates or changes to your Personal Information and can do so by email us here.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
Please note that your Personal Information will be stored and processed on our computers in Australia. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of your Personal Information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect online.
Notifiable Data Breach Scheme (NDBS)
Whilst BOM will use its best endeavours to ensure the security of your Personal Information, in the event that there is a data breach, BOM will address this in accordance with the NDBS which forms part of the Privacy Act.
Under the NDBS, an Eligible Data Breachis deemed to have occurred when:
If BOM becomes aware of an Eligible DataBreach or that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that there may have been an Eligible Date Breach:
WEBSITE USE INFORMATION
Similar to other commercial websites, our Website utilizes a standard technology called “Cookies” and web server log files to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through Cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the Websites visited just before and just after our Website.
Please note that reviews posted on the Website that are subsequently published on the Website or may be accessible by the public. Your comments may contain your name and be displayed in search results on external world wide web search engines.
Please note that BOM will place, use and read Cookies and action tags from any electronic device, including but not limited to phones, computers and tablets, of individuals that access the Website and record information about those electronic devices. This enables BOMto ascertain when a person uses the Website and helps to customise an individual’s Website experience. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Website and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any Personal Information about you and we do not intentionally store any Personal Information that your browser provided to us in your Cookies.
What Are Cookies?
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that our Website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your Personal Information would be considered part of those assets and may be part of those assets that are transferred.
If you are concerned about the privacy of your Personal Information or suspect that your Personal Information may be misused, please contact the Privacy Officer. We ask that you make any complaints in writing and via the privacy Officer’s email address.
We will endeavour to respond and resolve any complaint as soon as practicable.If you are dissatisfied with the response, you may also lodge a complaint with The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) by calling 1300 363 992.
Details onhow to lodge a complaint with OAIC are also set out on the OAIC’s website at http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/making-a-privacy-complaint.