Fletcher Building Group respects your rights to privacy. We know your privacy is important to you. That’s why we protect it and are clear and open about what we do with it.
This Privacy Statement applies to all our businesses and their interactions with you. It describes how we collect, use and manage your personal information. We collect the personal information we need to provide our products, services, work with our customers and conduct our business operations. Credit information will be dealt with in accordance with this Privacy Statement and our Credit Reporting Policy applicable at the time of your application for commercial credit.
“Personal Information” is a term defined in New Zealand and Australian Privacy Acts. In general terms, it is any information that can be used to personally identify you. If the information we collect personally identifies you, or you are reasonably identifiable from it, the information will be considered personal information.
The personal information that we may collect and hold includes the following:
We may also collect sensitive information, such as membership of a trade union or professional association, and health information (for example for the purposes of contact tracing related to Covid-19, or if you access our sites or operate our equipment). We will only collect this type of personal information with your consent.
In your interactions with us, we may include links to various third party websites. If we do that, the third parties will be responsible for their content and what they do with any personal information they collect.
We usually collect personal information directly from you unless it is unreasonable or impracticable to do so or unless otherwise expressly authorised by you. When we collect personal information, we may do so when you communicate or interact with us, such as when you:
The collection of personal information on our website, via promotions or our social media pages will be clear from the context (e.g. request to complete information fields) or will state that personal information is being collected at the point of collection.
In addition we may collect information through click tracking (in relation to your use of one of our websites including the content you access and any services you utilise) and through log files or cookies (as further detailed below).
In some instances, we may collect personal information about you from third parties, such as wholesale and retail suppliers of home building, renovating and design related products or services, where you have made inquiries about our products or services to the third parties. Also, we may collect personal information about you from recruitment agencies, marketing agencies, labour hire providers, your employer or from third party medical service providers (which provide medical reports, medical or other services like legal or financial services to us) or credit rating or similar services. In such circumstances, we are relying on the third party to have obtained your consent. We may also collect your personal information from publicly available resources.
If you choose not to provide personal information that we request in connection with our business functions and activities, we may not be able to provide some or all of our products or services to you, engage with you as intended or be able to respond and assist in the manner required. We also may not be able to provide you with information about products and services that you may want or otherwise respond to you in the way we would otherwise have liked.
All personal information you provide to us is stored securely. We store most of our personal information in New Zealand or in Australia. We store personal information electronically and physically. We may use a variety of security techniques, including encryption and authentication, to help with the protection and to maintain the availability, security and integrity of your personal information.
We are committed to protecting your information through the following measures:
When we transfer information outside Fletcher Building, our contract with that recipient will require them to protect your personal information.
As our websites are linked to the internet, and the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide any assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.
We collect, use, hold and disclose your personal information to operate our businesses, including the following:
We may disclose personal information to our related companies and other third parties, including:
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the privacy obligations relating to your personal information.
We may disclose your personal information to the following overseas recipients for some of the purposes listed in section 7:
These recipients may be located in Australia, New Zealand, USA, China, Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe, the Pacific Islands & South Africa. This may change from time to time, including as a result of change of provider, changes in data protection practices and processing efficiency.
You can disable your web browser from accepting cookies if you wish. If you do so, you can still access our websites, but not all services may be available.
We may automatically collect general statistical information on our websites about visitors to them, such as IP addresses, browsers used, dates visited, pages visited and number of visitors. However, such information does not refer to you by name or your contact details. We use this data in aggregate to improve our websites. We may provide such aggregated data to third parties, but in so doing, we do not provide personal information without your consent.
We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our products and services that we consider may be of interest to you. These communications may be sent using various methods including mail, SMS, fax and email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws, such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). You consent to us sending you those direct marketing communications by any of those methods. In addition, at any time you may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us (see the details below) or by using opt-out facilities provided in the marketing communications and we will then ensure that your name is removed from our mailing list.
We do not provide your personal information to other organisations for the purposes of direct marketing.
You may deal with us on an anonymous basis or by using a pseudonym when making inquiries through our website or social media pages, or when you make general inquiries by telephone and do not require a further response from us. However, we may need certain contact details from you to respond to inquiries. Generally, we will require your personal information in order to transact with you.
If we believe there’s been a privacy breach, we’ll identify the issues and take steps to minimise any harm.
If we believe the breach has caused, or is likely to cause, serious harm, we’ll contact the relevant Privacy Commissioner and we may also contact the individuals who may be affected.
If you believe there has been a privacy breach affecting you, please contact us as soon as possible.
You have the right to access your personal information which we hold about you, subject to some exceptions. You can only request information about yourself. Before we provide you with access to your personal information, we may require some proof of identity. We may charge a reasonable fee for giving access to your personal information if your request requires substantial effort on our part. However, we will not charge you for simply making a request. If you wish to access the personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the details provided in section 18.
You also have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, subject to some exceptions. If you wish to correct the personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the details provided in section 18.
If we do not agree to your request to provide you with access to your personal information or to amend your personal information, we will inform you of our decision within a reasonable period. If you wish to complain about this outcome or to attach a statement to your record that you believe the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please see our complaints procedure in section 15.
You may request further information about the way we manage your personal information or lodge a complaint by contacting our Privacy Officer using the contact details in section 18.
We will deal with any complaint by investigating it, and providing a response to you within a reasonable time, provided that we have all necessary information and have completed any investigation required. In some cases, we may need to ask you to put your complaint in writing so that we are sure that we understand it, and may also need to ask you for further information or to verify your identity. In cases where further information, assessment or investigation is required, we will seek to agree an alternative timeframe with you.
While we always try to work with you to solve your issue directly, you may take your complaint to the relevant Privacy Commissioner at either the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (NZ) or the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The contact details for the Privacy Commissioner are available from its website at www.privacy.org.nz and the contact details for the OAIC are available from the OAIC’s website at www.oaic.gov.au.
In the event of a change of ownership of all or a portion of our business or the website, your personal information may be transferred to the new owner so that the business and/or website can continue operations.
We may amend this Privacy Statement at any time. Amendments to this it will be posted on our website and will be effective when posted.
Please check our website for the current version of our Privacy Statement.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, any concerns or a complaint regarding the treatment of your privacy or a possible breach of your privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer using the details set out below.
Fletcher Building Limited
Private Bag 92114
Alternatively you can email us at FBPrivacy@fbu.com or call us on +64 (0)9 525 9000.
Fletcher Building (Australia) Pty Ltd
1051 Nudgee Road
Banyo QLD 4014
Alternatively, you can email us at Privacy@fbu.com.au or call us on +61 (0)2 8986 0900.
Date of issue: November 2020.