Newport Homes means Newport Homes and any related corporate bodies
“We”, “us” and “our” refer to Newport Homes.
“Privacy information” includes personal information and sensitive information.
“Personal information” includes information that is capable of identifying an individual such as name, address and date of birth.
“Sensitive information” includes information relating to health or religion, racial or ethnic origin.
APPs refer to the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”).
We also explain your rights on how Newport Homes handles your information.
The privacy information we collect
Contact Details: We may collect, as part of our dealings with you, your name, address, telephone number, fax and mobile numbers as well as credit card details and your email address.
Your financial details
To allow us to conduct transactions with you Newport Homes may collect information about your bank account details and other personal information.
Unsolicited personal information
We may collect personal correspondence or communications you send to us or sent to us about your activities. Any unsolicited personal information we receive/collect we will destroy or de-identify unless we are entitled to collect the information under the Privacy Act.
Through your use of the Newport Homes website we may collect de-identified information including dates and times you accessed the website, the domains that enabled you to visit the website, your activity on the website and any protocol addresses.
You will find this information referred to as “Newport Homes”, we may use click data to analyse trends, statistics and other data to improve our website experience”. Newport Homes may use click data through the use of “cookies”. A “Cookie” is a text file sent by our website to your browser and stored on your computer.
The website may create some pages and emails which may also contact a “web beacon”. The web beacon is a clear pixel image generating a de-identified notice of your visit to be sent to Newport Homes.
A web beacon will be able to activate an anonymous notice of your visit if you disable cookies. But the notice cannot be linked to information normally contained in cookies.
If Newport Homes request personal information from you and it is not provided or you ask to give the information anonymously, we may not be able to present the information or provide the requested services. You should note that where de-identified data is collected the APPs do not apply.
How Newport Homes collects privacy information
You can be assured Newport Homes will only use lawful and fair means to collect personal information. Newport Homes’ policy is to only collect privacy information from you directly. That is, unless it is unreasonable or impracticable to collect directly.
Of course, most types of information we collect from you are basic and general personal information and we do not require consent.
Your personal information may be collected in a variety of ways as follows;
- Person to person
- From any contract you enter into with Newport Homes
- From any Newport Homes forms you have completed and submitted to us as part of our dealings with you
- Web based enquiries via the Newport Homes website
- From correspondence you have posted to Newport Homes
- From telephone, fax, emails or any other electronic communications you send to Newport Homes
If your personal information is not collected Newport Homes’ ability to provide high quality, efficient services, or in fact any services, may be severely compromised.
The actual consequences of Newport Homes not collecting your personal information will depend on the context of the collection and the purpose of collecting the information.
Why we collect and deal with your personal information
Newport Homes collect privacy information to enable us to operate our new home building company. We need your personal information to enable us to efficiently run our business and conduct essential functions such as designing and building your new home.
We generally only use privacy information collected for the primary purpose for which we collect the information. It may be used for a secondary purpose related to the primary purpose which you would reasonably expect us to use the collected information.
The primary purpose of the collection of privacy information is in part determined by the context in which the information is collected.
The following list indicates the potential primary purposes why we collect and deal with your privacy information;
- Acting on your queries regarding the activities, services or offers shown on the website and our social media.
- Communications with parties to an agreement including Newport Homes as a party
- To enable business transactions to be conducted including processing invoices, accounts and related financial matters necessary for Newport Homes to provide goods and services.
- Undertaking customer satisfaction research relating to Newport Homes delivery of goods and services.
- Monitoring activities on the Newport Homes website and our social media.
- By providing us, Newport Homes, with your personal information that information may be passed on to;
- Third parties contracted by Newport Homes to deliver a product or service to you.
- Third parties contracted by Newport Homes to deliver services such as IT services, for example; storing and managing data bases, processing credit card information, mail out distribution, marketing research and surveys, advertising and public relations.
- Those third parties authorised by you to receive any information held by us.
Direct marketing; For information we have collected about you and you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose the information for our marketing campaigns you can take advantage of an opt-out procedure for all our marketing communications.
This includes but is not limited to these types of direct marketing;
Alerting you to Newport Homes new or existing products, offers, services and activities. (That is if you have not requested this).
Newport Homes marketing research into our products and services.
We may send you, or anyone you represent, material and information about Newport Homes charitable activities.
If we obtain your information from a third party, we will seek your approval for any direct marketing material, unless that is deemed impracticable. Of course, if you do not approve, we will not send you our marketing material.
However remarketing cookies can be removed by deleting your browsing history to clear the cookies. This can be done through the settings function of your browser.
It is important to understand cookies do allow us to assess which pages you find helpful. Cookies don’t give us access to your computer or any of your information. We just have access to date you are prepared to share with us.
It’s up to you whether you allow cookies. Although most browsers will automatically accept you can still set your browser to reject them. Please realise without cookies you may not be able to take advantage of the website. You can opt out of Google cookies and the use of third-party vendors.
What happens if you don’t provide us with your personal information.
Without your personal information we may not be able conduct normal business with you. That could include quoting for, and construction of, your Newport Home.
Maintaining integrity, safety and validity of the privacy information you provide us
Here we tell you how Newport Homes stores your privacy information, ways you can access your privacy information, update the information or make a complaint about any alleged AAP breaches.
The validity of your information
Naturally Newport Homes needs accurate and correct information to continue to provide high quality and efficient services.
If we find that any of your information is not accurate, it is no longer relevant, or misleading or not the complete picture we will take action, deemed reasonable in the situation, and correct any anomalies to ensure it is accurate.
This will also apply if you request, we correct any details in your information we will take action seen to be reasonable in accordance with the circumstances.
If we refuse to correct your information, we will advise any reasons for our refusal. If information released by us is later corrected, we will notify the party, or you may ask us to notify the party that received the original information regarding the correction.
How safe is your information?
Newport Homes takes all necessary actions to protect the personal information, we obtain from you against loss, accidental or deliberate manipulation, destruction, unauthorised access, misuse, interference, modification or unauthorised notification or disclosure.
Risk of using the website
When using the Newport Homes website, you acknowledge and also accept any risks the website may contain hyperlinks to the website owner, and/or maintained by other independent third parties. Newport Homes has of course no control over privacy practices or the content of any websites linked to the Newport Homes website.
Please note all we can do is to inform you of the organisations we disclose any privacy information to.
If we believe the amendments require your approval, we will notify you by email and acceptance of that email constitutes approval. That is unless you advise you do not approve of the amendments.
Checking your information
Newport Homes will provide access to your privacy information and data. You are entitled to access it at any time, at your request, unless there is an exemption to the right to access. If an exemption is in place, we will advise the reason in writing and explain how you can lodge a complaint regarding the refusal.
Newport Homes may charge an administration fee for giving access to your information. We will, of course, try to provide the privacy information within a reasonable time of your making the request. We expect this will be no more than 30 days.
If we agree your privacy information is incorrect, we will, upon request, attach a note explaining you disagree with the information in question.
Newport Homes will take all precautions to ensure your personal information is correct and up-to-date and finalised. We rely on the accuracy, viability and the fact that the privacy information is complete when you supply it to us.
If you identify inaccuracies in your personal information or you need to make changes or verify the information, we ask that you contact Newport Homes requesting access to your information. We will ask you for information or documents so that we can confirm your identity.
If your information has been disclosed to a third party previously Newport Homes will notify those third parties of the changes/correction.
Lodging a complaint
All privacy information requests or other related matters should be directed to Newport Homes Privacy Officer by email at email@example.com or by mail to the Privacy Officer Newport Homes 103/2-8 Brookhollow Avenue, Norwest 2153.