We only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for one or more of the functions or activities of our business (including, but not limited to our Loyalty Program). The nature of the personal information we collect will be dependent upon your chosen level of interaction with PINCHme, and, if you become a PINCHme Member, the degree to which you utilise your PINCHme membership and the benefits, products and services available to you under your membership.
If you become a PINCHme Member, the following information may be collected:
PINCHme collects most personal information directly from you when you disclose it to us. We usually collect this type of personal information in the following ways:
We hold personal information in electronic and hard copy files. Electronically held personal information is stored on storage media at our business premises and at the premises of our third party storage providers.
If we receive personal information which we did not request, within a reasonable period after receiving the information, we will determine whether or not we could have collected the information under the Australian Privacy Principles if we had requested that information. If we determine that we could not have collected the personal information and the information is not contained in a Commonwealth record, as soon as practicable but only if it is lawful and reasonable to do so, we will destroy the information or ensure that the information is de-identified.
We also use this information in order to provide you with a personalised experience when you visit the Website. Through the use of a cookie (a small data file that the Website may write to your hard drive when you visit it), we can record the pages you visit and customise your experience when visiting our Website.
Many internet browsers are set up so that they accept cookies. You may be able to change these settings so that cookies are not accepted or you are provided with options to accept or reject them as they are sent to your browser.
We only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for one or more of the functions or activities of our business. For example, we collect personal information to process an application you may submit for membership on our Website, so that you can receive products offered by us (or by others via our Website), and so that you can receive other special offers from us or third parties who advertise through our Website, join our loyalty program, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition, seek employment or communicate with PINCHme by e-mail, telephone or writing.
When you as a PINCHme Member provide us with personal information through completing your advanced profile on our Website, and when you otherwise provide us with certain personal information through the Website including but not limited to, when you complete surveys, you can obtain "points" from PINCHme. Points can be used to obtain various rewards that we offer through the Website. If you do not provide us with personal information that is required to be provided in exchange for these rewards you will not be entitled to them.
We do not permit the use of pseudonyms by PINCHme Members in respect of the provision of services to PINCHme Members where it is impractical for us to deal with PINCHme members in this way or on an anonymous basis. For example it is impractical for us to deliver goods to a PINCHme Member without knowing the member's name.
PINCHme may also use your personal information:
If you do not wish to receive information about our or any third party products and services from us, or you do not wish for us to use or disclose your personal information to third parties in order for them to market products and services to you, please let us know. Contact details are set out below. If you make such a request directly to us, we will give effect to the request within a reasonable period after the request is made. There is no fee for making such requests.
In addition, you may follow the "opt out" or "unsubscribe" procedure provided in any of our marketing communications to request not to receive any further information and/or marketing communications from us.
We may disclose personal information for the purpose for which it was collected and also:
We may from time to time publish information on the Website about certain PINCHme Members. However, this information will be limited to the PINCHme Member's first name, first initial of the PINCHme Member's surname and the State the PINCHme Member nominates in its delivery address with the post code.
In addition, PINCHme may decide to buy or sell assets which form part of or relate to its business. In any such transaction, personal information will usually be one of the transferred assets and will be disclosed to the purchaser.
Sensitive information will be used and disclosed by us only for the purpose for which it was collected or a directly related secondary purpose, or as otherwise permitted by the Australian Privacy Principles.
Health information will only be collected, used and disclosed by us in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
The disclosure of information to the parties listed above may involve the transfer of your personal information to them in Australia or in the United States of America.
If we collect any personal information from you, you explicitly consent to this transfer and agree that we are not required to take steps to ensure that the overseas recipient of the information does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to that information. eg: we will be using offshore data storage for backup and security.
Irrespective of whether personal information is stored electronically or in hard copy form, we take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
You have a right to access personal information we hold about you, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. We will respond and comply with any such request within a reasonable period after the request is made except where the Privacy Act 1988 or the Australian Privacy Principles allow us to refuse to do so. There is no fee for making such a request, but we may charge a reasonable fee for providing access. We will not charge you to access personal information that we hold about you that you can access through your account on the Website if you are a PINCHme member. You may update personal information in your "profile" via the Website.
We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date, relevant and not misleading. However, our ability to do so depends to a large extent upon the information you provide. If any personal information you provide to us changes or you discover that it is incorrect, please let us know and we will take such steps (if any) as are reasonable in the circumstances to correct that information to ensure that, having regard to the purpose for which it is held, the information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading. You may update personal information in your "profile" via the Website. In addition, our contact details are set out below.
If we correct personal information that we previously disclosed to another entity that is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles and you request that we notify that other entity of the correction, we will take such steps (if any) as are reasonable in the circumstances to give that notification unless it is impracticable or unlawful to do so.
Level 12, 201 Kent Street,
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
The terms "Loyalty Program" and "Member" have the meanings given to them in the PINCHme Website Terms and Conditions (see http://pinchme.com.au/terms).