Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & Remarketing

Woodcut is committed to treating the personal information we collect in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). This policy sets out how Woodcut handles personal information. This privacy policy does not apply to personal information collected by Woodcut that is exempted under the Privacy Act, for example employee records.

Our privacy policy will be reviewed regularly to take account of changes in legislation, technology, and our operations and practices. We aim to ensure the policy is appropriate to the changing environment. We will inform you of any changes we make to this privacy policy as necessary.

1.Purposes for which Woodcut collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information:

We only collect, hold, use and disclose personal information which is reasonably necessary to ensure that we are able to provide you with the products and services that are appropriate to your needs. We will outline to you when you engage our services the purposes for which we will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information.

Kinds of personal information Woodcut collects:

Due to the nature of the products and services we provide, and the requirements of legislation and regulations, we ask for a range of personal information from our customers.

The collection, holding, using and disclosing of personal information:

(a) Collection – General: When we collect, hold, use and disclose personal or sensitive information it must be done through lawful and fair means. Consent must be obtained to collect, hold, use and disclose personal information. We are not required to obtain your consent to collect, hold, use of disclose your personal or sensitive information if the collection is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order. There are other exceptions to the requirement of obtaining your consent in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles. If you would like more information on these requirements, please contact Woodcut.

(b) Methods of collection: Woodcut use a variety of formats for the collection of personal and sensitive information. These include: Requiring clients to complete a Client Profile or other forms; Receipt of emails, letters and other correspondence; Telephone calls; Appointments in person; Publicly available records; Through use of our website, such as via contact enquiry forms, or through the registration process (see more information about ‘web analytics’ in Clause 2). In every circumstance, we will attempt to obtain such personal and sensitive information directly from you. If that is unreasonable or impracticable, we will attempt to obtain such information from other sources in accordance with Clause 3(a) above.

(c) Collection of someone else’s personal information: You should only provide us with someone else’s personal information where you have their express consent to do so and it is for the purpose of us providing services to you. Matters in this policy should be communicated to any person whose information you collect and provide to us. Unsolicited personal information: There may be circumstances where we are provided with personal information which we did not actively seek. An example may be misdirected mail, or an excess of documents provided to us by clients. In such situations, our Privacy Officer will make a determination on whether we could have obtained the information lawfully in accordance with the APPs. If the information was not lawfully obtained it will be destroyed or de-identified. We will try to notify the relevant person, whose information has been mistakenly received, if this situation arises.

Security of personal information Safeguarding the privacy of your information is important to us.

We hold personal information in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper based files, and take steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, interference, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Woodcut trains its employees carefully on handling personal information and confidentiality of such information. Once we have no purpose for holding your personal information, we will take all reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify the information.

Disclosure of personal information overseas and sharing personal information amongst and within the Woodcut network:

(a) Woodcut meet the purposes for which your personal information has been collected we may disclose your information to others in the Woodcut group.

(b) Disclosure overseas: Woodcut utilises some service providers overseas to process data and help deliver services to you. We may disclose your personal information to these providers from time to time. When required, your personal information will only be disclosed to an overseas person or business in the following circumstances:

Where the overseas recipient has signed a contract with us which creates legal obligations to comply with Australian Privacy Law (i.e. the APPs); If the recipient is subject to similar privacy law as Australian privacy law, and you are able to personally access avenues to enforce the protection of those laws; If you provide written consent for Woodcut to disclose the information after we provide you with full information; or

If the disclosure is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order. On collection of your personal information, we will inform you whether it is likely we will disclose the information to an overseas recipient and, if so, where those recipients are likely to be located.

Privacy on our Woodcut website uses Google Analytics to analyse aggregate user behaviour.

Google Analytics uses first party cookies, which are text files placed on your computer for the purpose of anonymously identifying your session. These cookies are not used to grant Woodcut access to your personally identifiable information. Non-identifiable information (such as the pages you visit) may be tracked. By directing your browser to delete your cookies, this data will be erased. For more information about Google Analytics, please follow the links provided on our website. The information is collected using first party cookies, meaning that only Woodcut is able to access your information.

Your information may be aggregated with information from other users for the purpose of improving our website and offerings. We will not associate any data gathered from our website with any personally identifiable information unless you explicitly submit that information (e.g. your email address) via our online information form. Any links to third party websites on Woodcut’s website are not covered by our privacy policy.

Adwords & Facebook remarketing

The remarketing feature in AdWords allows Woodcut to reach people who have previously visited our website, and match the right people with the right message. This means that several third-party vendors, including Google and Facebook, show our ads on sites that you access across the Internet as well as using cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

To opt out of Remarketing You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Alternatively, you can also opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Direct marketing

Woodcut may engage in direct marketing to you from time to time.

When required, your personal information will only be used or disclosed for direct marketing where the information is not sensitive information, is collected directly from you and there is an easy means to opt out of such marketing (and such an opt-out request has not been made) in the following circumstances: a. Where you would expect Woodcut to use or disclose the information for direct marketing purposes; or b. You have consented to the use or disclosure of the information for direct marketing purposes.

Access to personal information

You have the right to access any personal information regarding you that Woodcut holds.

This is subject to some limited exceptions, which the Privacy Officer can provide further information on. Such requests should be made in writing to the Privacy Officer. We will acknowledge your request within 14 days and respond to it within a reasonable time.

Woodcut may charge a fee only to cover the cost of locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.

We will not charge any fee to make the request or for us to give effect to the request.

Responding to your request: If your request is approved, we will provide you with access to the information in the manner requested if it is reasonable and practicable to do so.

Correction of personal information

Woodcut endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate and up-to-date.

You are able to make a request to correct the information by contacting our Privacy Officer, or by telephoning or emailing us with your corrected information. In some limited circumstances, your request may be refused or partially refused.

Procedure if your request to access or correct is refused

There may be limited circumstances where your request is refused or partially refused. If this occurs we will give you a written notice that sets out:

The reasons for the refusal, including the reasons why access cannot be granted in an alternative way (except where it would be unreasonable to provide those reasons);

How to make a complaint about the refusal;

Any other matter as prescribed by the regulations. If your request to correct is refused you have the option of submitting a statement associated with your personal information. For more information contact the Privacy Officer.

How to make a complaint

If you consider that any action of Woodcut breaches this policy or the Australian Privacy Principles, you are able to make a complaint.

Once we have received your complaint, it will be assessed and acted upon within a reasonable time. To make a complaint please contact Woodcut. If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Spam Act

Spam is a generic term used to describe electronic ‘junk mail’-  unwanted messages sent to a person’s email account or mobile phone. In Australia, spam is defined as ‘unsolicited commercial electronic messages’.

‘Electronic messaging’ covers emails, instant messaging, SMS and other mobile phone messaging, but does not cover normal voice-to-voice communication by telephone.

Woodcut complies with the provisions of the Spam Act when sending commercial electronic messages.

Equally importantly, Woodcut makes sure that our practices are in accordance with the National Privacy Principles in all activities where they deal with personal information. Personal information includes our clients contact details.

Internal Procedure for dealing with complaints

The three key steps Woodcut follows:

Consent – Only commercial electronic messages are sent with the addressee’s consent – either express or inferred consent.
Identify – Electronic messages will include clear and accurate information about Woodcut, that is responsible for sending the commercial electronic message.

Unsubscribe – We ensure that a functional unsubscribe facility is included in all our commercial electronic messages and deal with unsubscribe requests promptly.

Consented to such communications

Commercial messages will only be sent to you when you have given consent. This may be express consent – a direct indication that it is okay to send the message, or messages of that nature or inferred consent based on our business or other relationship with you and your conduct.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy please contact us.