Because protecting your right to privacy is very important to Nikon Australia, we have adopted a series of policies outlined below. They are designed to safeguard your personal information and protect its confidentiality.
Nikon Australia is bound by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. The Privacy Act defines 'personal information' as information or an opinion relating to an individual which can be used to identify that individual. The NPPs are designed to protect the confidentiality of personal information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is managed.
Why does Nikon Australia collect personal information?
Nikon Australia collects personal information about you that is necessary for us to perform our functions. The type of information we collect may vary depending on our interaction with you, and could include information such as your name, age, email address and mobile phone number. Nikon Australia will only use your information for the purpose for which it was collected or may otherwise be permitted by law.
For instance, while much of the content of the Nikon Australia website can be visited without any requirement on your part to tell us who you are, there are some sections that may require you to provide either a password and/or a log-in identification. This is so that we may provide you with additional material in a secure manner. On other occasions, for example when downloading software patches, we may in addition require you to provide your name and address, so that such software is properly licensed and its location identified.
Other examples might be when we need to validate a subscription to an e-mail newsletter or process an order for you. It is our intention that we will let you know how we will use any information, at the time that you provide it. It is your choice to provide us personal information over the Internet. Our obligation is to ensure that it is appropriately used and with confidentiality.
If, at the time of a transaction requiring the use of your name or a password, you tell us you wish us to make no further use of that information, we will respect your wishes. We do, however, keep track of the domains from which people visit us. This is used to look at trends and compile statistics, or in an extreme situation to locate the source of a virus passed to our server from outside. Once analysed, the data gathered is discarded.
How does Nikon Australia use personal information?
The NPPs require Nikon Australia to use personal information only for the primary purpose for which it is collected, or related secondary purposes, which you would expect, with your consent, or in some other limited circumstances.
Generally, your personal information is used by Nikon Australia for the following purposes:
To whom may Nikon Australia disclose your personal information?
Nikon Australia may disclose your personal information to:
· its affiliates within and outside of Australia;
· third parties within or outside Australia to assist Nikon Australia improve its products and services;
· anyone else to whom you authorise them to disclose it.
We generally require that organisations outside Nikon Australia who handle or obtain personal information as service providers to Nikon Australia acknowledge the confidentiality of this information, undertake to respect an individual’s right to privacy and comply with the NPPs and this Policy.
Nikon Australia is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party. However, if you do not provide information about yourself which Nikon Australia has requested, we may not be able to provide you with the relevant service or information required.
Nikon Australia's website offers you links to other websites. Nikon Australia is not responsible for the privacy practices or any content you may find on such sites. We do, however, review the stated privacy practices of such sites from time to time.
You can set your browser to tell you, by way of a warning prompt, when you receive a cookie. This provides you the choice of whether to accept it or not:
Management and security of personal information
The NPPs require Nikon Australia to take reasonable steps to protect the security of personal information. Nikon Australia personnel are required to respect the confidentiality of personal information and the privacy of individuals.
Nikon Australia takes reasonable steps to protect personal information held from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure by, for instance, the use of physical security and restricted access to electronic records.
All personal information you provide to Nikon Australia is secured in our server with restricted access. Nikon Australia reserves the right to use agents, who are bound by strict confidentiality guidelines, to provide storage and processing functions. Only designated employees or agents who need to carry out legitimate business functions are permitted to view personal data. No use of such data is permitted other than in the course of technical or statistical analysis, after which any such personal data is discarded in a secure manner.
How does Nikon Australia keep personal information accurate and up-to-date?
Nikon Australia endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Please contact Nikon Australia on the contact details set out below if you believe that the information we hold about you requires changing or has become out-of-date.
Accessing personal information Nikon Australia holds about you
Subject to the exceptions set out in the Privacy Act, you may seek access to the personal information Nikon Australia holds about you. All requests for access to your personal information should be directed to Nikon Australia by email or by writing to the address below. Nikon Australia will deal with requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible and will endeavour to respond within 14 days of receipt of the request in writing. In certain circumstances Nikon Australia is entitled to deny access. If access is denied, reasons for the denial of access will be given in writing.
If you feel that we have failed to meet the principles stated above, we ask you to notify firstname.lastname@example.org of any concern that you have based on an experience from the use of the Nikon Australia website. We will take all reasonable commercial steps to investigate your concern and correct any problem found. Our other contact details can also be found here.