Privacy

Mahercorp Pty Ltd Privacy Policy (Eight Homes) 

This Policy
This privacy policy applies to the management of your personal information (PI) by or on behalf of Mahercorp Pty Ltd and its businesses including Urbanedge Homes and Eight Homes (we, us, our).

What PI do we collect?
We collect and hold PI such as your name, date of birth, phone number, email, IP address and home address. We may also collect financial information, including information about your income, bank(s) or financial circumstances.

How we collect your PI
We collect your PI in the course of offering or providing our products or services. This includes when you provide us your PI via our website, at our display centres, during phone calls, or when you make customer enquiries. Generally, we collect your PI directly from you but may also collect your PI from other people or organisations if you have given consent for them to do so.

Why do we need your PI?
We only collect or hold PI where it is reasonably necessary for our business functions or activities.

In particular, we need your PI to provide you with our products and/or services, communicating with you  (including by direct marketing) about our products and/or services, to create or update our database(s), internal record-keeping, to obtain and assess feedback, to ensure compliance with our contractual and other legal obligations to you, to train our staff, to improve customer service, and to otherwise administer our relationship with you (Main Purposes).

Consent to our use and disclosure of your PI
By using our products or services, or contacting us any means, you consent to us using or disclosing your PI for:

  1. the Main Purposes;
  2. any purpose related to the Main Purposes that could be reasonably anticipated at the time PI was collected (Secondary Purpose);
  3. any purpose to which you otherwise consent (including as disclosed to you in an information collection statement at the point where we collect your PI); and
  4. any other purpose required or authorised by law (including the Australian Privacy Laws).

Our call centre may record any telephone call for the Main Purposes. When you call us, or we call you, you will be notified that the phone call is being recorded and that you can tell your operator if you do not wish the recording to continue. If you proceed without exercising that option, you are taken to consent to the recording of the phone call and to our use of any PI collected in accordance with this privacy policy.
If you do not consent to our collection and use of your PI, we may not be able to carry out some or all of the Main Purposes, or provide you with products, services, or information. This may have an effect on whether we can continue any ongoing contract or projects with you or allow you to participate in our promotions.

Secondary Purposes may include: improving our products or services; sending you direct marketing about our products or services, deals and promotions; conducting customer surveys; managing our relationship with you; monitoring how you interact with us on our website or other contact points; or helping you to complete an activity that you have chosen to undertake.

We may use certain non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, IP addresses, browser or platform type etc.) to improve the quality and design of our products and services, and to create new features, promotions, functionality and services by storing, tracking, analysing and processing user preferences and trends as well as user activity and communications. We may also disclose your PI to other businesses owned by us for use in the manners described above. Can you remain anonymous or use a pseudonym?
We will, if practicable, allow you to use a pseudonym or to not identify yourself (unless this is impractical or against the law (including the Privacy Act 1988 (Australian Privacy Law)).

What disclosures will we make?
In general we will disclose your PI for the Main Purposes. We may also disclose your PI for the Secondary Purposes, any purpose to which you otherwise consent (including as disclosed to you in an information collection statement at the point where we collect your PI) and any other purpose required or authorised by law (including the Australian Privacy Laws).

We may disclose PI to our partners, suppliers and distributors in order to assist us in providing our products or services to you. Some of our service providers, or the services they provide (like cloud storage services), may be based outside Australia. In order to protect PI, we take care where possible to work with service providers who we consider maintain acceptable standards of data security compliance, and we do our part to meet those standards as they apply to us. By providing us with PI, you consent to PI being used, stored and disclosed overseas (and acknowledge that no additional obligations that may apply to the overseas disclosure of personal information under Australian Privacy Laws will apply).

Is your PI confidential and secure?
We take all reasonable steps to keep the PI we hold secure and to ensure it is protected against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or inappropriate disclosure. We may hold PI in both hard copy and electronic or other recorded forms, and will do so in secure systems accessible only to authorised personnel.

Do we use “cookies”?
When you visit our website(s), the server may attach a “cookie” to your computer’s memory. A “cookie” assists us to store information about how visitors to our website use it and to make assumptions about what information may be of most interest to you. This information is generally not linked to your identity. We may use knowledge of your user experience to better understand what products or services may be of interest to you and to collect statistical information. We may also use cookies to store a user’s name and password on their computer for future visits to our website.

Using other sites
This site may contain links to other websites. Unless the other website is one of our sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the owners of those websites. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of any website that asks you to provide your PI.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may need to change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do amend it, the changes will be effective immediately upon being made public on our website. We will use reasonable measures to notify you of any relevant changes to this privacy policy, but please be aware that it is your responsibility to review our privacy regularly and make sure you keep up to date with any changes.

Contacting us about privacy
You can access your PI subject to certain limitations under the Australian Privacy Law. In most cases, a summary of your PI is available free of charge. We encourage you to contact us to update your PI to ensure it is accurate, current and complete. We will take reasonable steps to process your request.

To protect all PI held by us, we may require you to confirm your identity before access to your PI is granted. If necessary, reasonable costs may be charged to you in accessing your PI, subject always to the Australian Privacy Law.

If you have a question or want to make a complaint about how we handle Your Information please contact us using the details below.  We will review all queries and complaints received and will respond to each query/complaint upon due consideration (which may require further information from you). We will, where reasonably possible, take steps to investigate and resolve complaints within 30 days. If we need more time, we will notify you about the reasons for the delay and seek to agree a longer period with you (if you do not agree, we may not be able to resolve your complaint). If we cannot resolve a complaint related to your privacy information, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (“OAIC”) directly.

We can be contacted via:

Email us at enquiries@mahercorp.com.au
Phone us on 1300 790 144
Write to us at Level 1/90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray, VIC 3011

Or for more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, please visit the OAIC website at www.oaic.gov.au.

Last date Updated: December 2019