Akcome understands the importance of protecting your right to privacy of your personal information. We have policies and appropriate procedures to ensure that all personal information, no matter how or where it is obtained, is handled sensitively, securely, and as required by the law. We are committed to supporting the Australian Privacy Principles (“APP”) which set clear standards for the collection, access, storage and use of personal information which we obtain as part of our business operations.
So that we can provide services to you, we may ask for personal details such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address and transaction related information. We collect most of this information directly from individuals when they are applying for an account and as they purchase products from us.
Some of this information is incidental to other transactions. However, we also collect personal information from third parties when a person applies for credit. This may include obtaining trade references and obtaining credit-worthiness information relating to the company and sometimes (with their consent) its directors and officers. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that contact.
Akcome takes measures to ensure your personal information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. We also take measures to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information when it is no longer required. The types of measures we take vary with the type of information, and how it is collected and stored.
Generally, you have no obligation to provide any information requested by us. If you choose to withhold requested information, however, we may not be able to provide you with the goods and services that depend on the collection of that information, particularly if the collection of that information is required by law.
The personal information that we ask for is generally used to provide goods or services to you. For example, for a credit card transaction, we need your card number, and for a competition, we need your contact details so we can contact you if you win.
Under the APP, it is our duty to inform you about our disclosure of personal information to any overseas recipients. Akcome does not disclose personal data to any overseas entity.
We may also use your personal information in other ways to provide you with superior service. This may include using your personal information to advise you of new products and services, including for marketing and re-marketing purposes. You have the right to tell us that you do not want us to send information to you other than for the main purpose for which we have collected your personal details.
We’ll make sure that any marketing emails, texts and letters we send you clearly tell you how to opt out, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can opt out of receiving online relevant advertising material at any time by clicking on the symbol displayed on the promotion or by emailing us at admin@Akcome.com.au.
When you opt out, you can choose to opt out of particular direct marketing, or all direct marketing.
When you browse websites maintained by Akcome, information about your activity may be stored on your computer in a file known as a “cookie”. A cookie allows our servers to identify and interact more efficiently with your computer device by:
Our cookies do not store personal information that can be retrieved to identify you.
We will provide you with access to any of your personal information we hold (except in the limited circumstances recognised by privacy law). We will also provide you with an opportunity to correct any of your personal information that we hold. If you require access to, or if you need to correct details of your personal information please contact us using the details below. To help us to properly identify you, we will require some proof of identity. For most requests, your information will be provided free of charge, however, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request requires a substantial effort on our part.
More information about Privacy law and the APP is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.
Updated 10 October 2018