Privacy and Carlisle Homes
Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd and our related entities respects your privacy and the personal information provided to us. We have adopted and are bound by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988. The following privacy statement will help you to understand how Carlisle Homes treats and respects the information you provide to us.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
Carlisle Homes collects and handles personal information (information which is capable of identifying an individual) to help us deliver our products and services. We collect personal information through a variety of channels including our website, at our display centres or over the telephone. We may also collect personal information provided by you if you enter a competition or reply to a survey conducted by or on behalf of Carlisle Homes. We may also collect specific personal information if the law requires us to collect it or receive it from another source.
Carlisle Homes only use the personal information you provide to us for the purpose that was either directly specified or could be reasonably expected at the time the information was collected. The primary purpose for collecting your personal information is to assist in providing you with our products and services, to assist with communications you make with us and for internal administrative purposes.
Although we may use your personal information as stated above, we may also use your personal information for secondary purposes. We may communicate news, promotional offers or special events to you or we may use personal information for marketing, research, planning and product development purposes.
Carlisle Homes will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are aware of the purposes for which we collect and handle personal information at the time the information is collected, except where our collection or disclosure of the personal information collected is required by law.
You may visit our website or a display centre anonymously if you wish.
If you choose to not provide us with personal information that we consider essential or necessary, regrettably, we may have no choice but tocease the sales process; suspend, cancel or renew a contract, subject to its terms and conditions and relevant laws; revoke an event invitation or; decline your entry into a competition or your application for membership to My Carlisle.
You have the right to remove your name from our mailing list at any time without penalty. Similarly, you may apply to add your name to our mailing list at any time should you desire.
- Because it is required or authorised by law;
- To provide you with a product or service you have requested;
- To lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety;
- To investigate or report on suspected unlawful activity; or
- To protect our rights or property or those of any member of the public.
Information Sharing Outside of Australia
Carlisle Homes will only disclose personal information collected from our customers, suppliers, service providers, applicants, employees, temporary team members or contractors to an organisation or individual in a foreign country in limited circumstances. Carlisle Homes will only provide your personal information where we reasonably believe the recipient is subject to binding laws or contracts which effectively upholds the principles of privacy which are substantially similar to the NPPs, or where Carlisle Homes has taken all reasonable steps to ensure information will not be held, used or disclosed by the recipient in a manner which is inconsistent with the NPPs. Carlisle Homes may also provide your personal information where it is necessary in order to perform and conclude a contract that exists between you and Carlisle Homes.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
Carlisle Homes is happy to assist you should you request access to your personal information held by us, subject to relevant exceptions.
To maintain the security of your personal information, we may require you to prove your identity to us. The form of identification we require will depend on the nature of the personal information you seek access to. Forms of identification may include but are not limited to:
- The presentation of photo identification (e.g. passport or Australian drivers license);
- Correct responses to qualifying questions;
- Supply of specific particulars pertaining to your identity; or
- Divulging login names and corresponding passwords.
These responses will be checked against our records to satisfy us that you are who you say you are prior to releasing the requested personal information.
Due to the nature of some requests for access to personal information, Carlisle Homes may require the request to be submitted in writing for auditing purposes. Should this be required, you will be notified in direct response to your initial request for access. This also aids in avoiding confusion regarding the request for access to your personal information. How Carlisle Homes responds to your request will depend on the personal information that you require access to, how you submitted your request, where the information sought is stored, how that information is accessed and any exemptions to disclosure that may apply.
Carlisle Homes will not charge you for making a request to access personal information held by us. However, you may be liable for any costs associated in making the personal information sought available to you. This cost is entirely dependent on the nature of the information sought and the steps required to obtain it. Where possible, Carlisle Homes will endeavour to provide you with an estimated cost prior to us incurring any real cost to provide access to the personal information requested. If the real cost of supplying the requested personal information is greater than the estimate, you may be required to pay the true cost prior to us providing access to the requested personal information.
Where Carlisle Homes deny or refuse access to personal information, we will provide you with a written response outlining the reasons behind our decision. Where we deny access to personal information that may involve or reveal commercially sensitive business details, we will provide you with a summary of the information requested and a written explanation as to why full access was not granted. Carlisle Homes reserves the right to use an intermediary to allow limited access to personal information that would otherwise be denied to you under one of the permitted exceptions. If it is decided that an intermediary will be used, you may be liable to pay the intermediaries’ fees and expenses.
Carlisle Homes takes reasonable precautions to protect personal information collected and stored by us. These precautions include, but are not limited to security systems and monitoring, secure access to offices and archives, encrypted passwords, firewalls, anti-virus programs and other security measures put in place to prevent accidental or malicious loss of data or personal information.
While Carlisle Homes takes reasonable precautions to protect the personal information we possess, unfortunately there is always risk involved with storing information. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that personal information will not be stolen or used without permission. To the extent permissible by law, we will not be responsible for any unauthorised access, disclosure or use of your personal information. If you suspect that someone has your personal information collected by Carlisle Homes, and you do not wish for them to have it, please contact our Privacy Officer immediately.
Questions, Comments and Additional Privacy Information
Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd
2 Nexus Court
Mulgrave, Victoria, 3170
P: +61 3 8561 4777
F: +61 3 9561 5320
For more information on privacy in Australia, please visit the Australian Commonwealth Government’s, Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.privacy.gov.au
Carlisle Homes Pty Ltd 2011.