Privacy & Security Policy
Date Posted:13 September 2016
Privacy & security
Shoemakers takes your privacy and the security of your financial information seriously. Please read the following information to learn more about how we protect your information.
Shoemakers understands the trust you are placing in us when you become our customer. Under law, your rights to privacy are also protected. Privacy laws place strict requirements on us to treat certain information collected as confidential, to store your information securely and to allow you easy access to check and correct your information.
When do we collect information about you
At times, we are required to collect personal information in the normal course of providing services for our customers. These services apply across Our Brands and include:
Creating a loyalty account
Accepting customer orders
Processing online purchases and payments
Dealing with customer service requests (including via social media)
Processing credit card payments
Arranging product holds
Accepting gift voucher payments
Processing cash refunds
Maintaining detailed information on our websites
Also, we make use of “cookies” on our websites. A cookie is a small software message sent to your web browser by our web server. Your browser stores the message in a file and the message is then sent back to our servers each time your browser requests a page from our servers.
Most Internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you will need to adjust the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer.
When you click on links and banners on our sites that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to that third-party's privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the internet, we cannot be held responsible for the actions of any third-party websites.
What do we collect and why
We may collect the following information from you
Your name and contact details, such as your physical address, email address and phone number
Your gender and date of birth
Your purchase history
The name of the domain from which you access the internet
The date and time you access our sites
The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our sites
Other information you may supply to us
We use the information to customise our services and plan product development so that we can provide you with relevant consumer information and notify you of products and special offers that may be of interest to you. It is also collected so that we may provide value-added services and marketing and remarketing through our websites or other social media channels.
Sharing information with third parties
We may disclose information we hold to our directors, officers, employees for business purposes and marketing or remarketing purposes through our websites or other social media channels.
Sometimes we use third party platforms and services to process sales, store and analyse data and information, provide web support, send marketing messages, deliver products or otherwise deliver information. These services are hosted and managed by organisations other than ourselves, and some of these services are hosted overseas. We use products and services maintained in Australia.
Your personal information may be stored in a secure and encrypted form overseas (e.g. in data storage and cloud computing facilities operated by us or by third parties on our behalf).
We will take reasonable steps to ensure recipients of this information do not breach Australian or New Zealand Privacy laws in relation to the personal information we disclose.
Where applicable information is shared with these third parties, they are obliged to observe the confidential nature of such information and are prohibited from using any or all of this information other than for the purpose for which it was provided. We will also disclose information to a law enforcement agency if we are requested to do so by that agency in relation to suspected unlawful activity.
We will not sell your personal information.
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us, please let us know by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “update your preferences” at the bottom of any of our communications, or by clicking into your account and manage the level of communication which you want to receive from us.
Access to your information
You may review, change or delete personal information related to your use of our websites. To access your information, simply sign into your account visit your account dashboard. If you would like to know what information we hold about you please contact our Privacy Manager via the details set out at the bottom of this page.
If you discover that there is an error or information is missing, please update your details online by signing on and editing the relevant details on your account dashboard.
We understand the importance of your personal information and have appropriate procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information.
We take website and credit card security extremely seriously and always endeavour to provide a secure, safe platform from which to conduct online transactions. We use the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts information as it is transmitted over the internet. This encryption scrambles details such as credit card numbers, billing details and delivery addresses so that other computers are unable to decipher the information, ensuring privacy and security.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and your computer. Ensure you sign out when you have finished visiting our websites especially if you have accessed the websites from a shared computer.
All such enquiries or complaints will be taken seriously and handled with impartiality and discretion.
If you wish to submit a complaint, please provide us with all relevant details such as the date and time of the incident or communication, the circumstances surrounding the event and your concerns about what was said or done. You will also receive an acknowledgment from us within 7 days confirming receipt of your complaint.
Once you have submitted your complaint we will assess it to determine whether or not you have complained about a privacy issue which is covered by the relevant privacy laws. If you have complained about something which is not appropriately dealt with under privacy law, we will write to you and explain why our Privacy Manager is unable to address your complaint.
If you have complained about something which the relevant privacy laws cover, we will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your complaint including ascertaining the relevant facts and what your expectations are for any resolution. During our investigation we may need to seek further information from you as to the nature of or factual circumstances surrounding your complaint.
We will endeavour to respond to you at all times promptly and to offer a practical solution which is consistent with our legal obligations.