1. Our commitment
(Davey) handles your personal information. Personal information is any information about you where your identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information.
2.1 Information we collect from you
The amount of personal information we collect about you depends on how you interact with us. We will collect personal information from you if you:
The type of personal information we collect may include:
Where we request information from you, we will generally state the purpose(s) for its use and to whom it may be disclosed.
2.2 Credit reporting information
Davey also collects financial and trading information in order to establish and manage business and customer relationships. This information is securely held for internal accounting and administration purposes associated with the provision of products and services (including the extension of commercial credit) to customers and in order to enhance our business relationship and level of service.
Collection of commercial credit information is undertaken only with consent. To complete an application to open an account or extend commercial credit we may ask you to provide information including your: ABN, business name, date of birth, driver’s license number, business type and structure, trading history and commercial trade references. We may also ask for the name and contact details of fellow directors (if you are a corporate client) which you must ensure you are entitled to disclose, and is with the consent of the individual, for the purposes described in this clause.
Davey may receive commercial credit information about you from a credit reporting body or trade referees nominated by you. Davey may also disclose limited commercial information about you to third parties where you have nominated Davey as a trade reference, solely to fulfil this purpose. Commercial credit information will used to assess your credit worthiness and for any other permitted purposes agreed by you as set out in our Credit Account Application form.
To the extent that you are an unincorporated entity, this is personal information covered by this policy. Information about corporate retail customers, which is about an identifiable person, is also personal information covered by this policy. Davey does not have a practice of collecting or holding consumer credit information.
Enquiries for access to or correction of commercial credit information or credit eligibility information, or complaints about the failure of Davey to comply with the relevant credit reporting privacy legislation (if this binds Davey), can be made as set out below at sections 5 and 9.
2.3 Websites and Social Media
To customise your user experience on our website we may provide you with the opportunity to connect, access and/or interact with third-party social networking services, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. If you participate in one of our promotional campaigns through these third-party social networking services to, you are authorizing Davey to access and use certain information from your social network profile. You can opt-out of authorising Davey from collecting or accessing your information when you are not using the application and you can cancel this service at any time by deleting the application from your social network account.
2.4 Information we collect from other parties
We may also collect information about you from other parties such as:
2.5 Sensitive information
We do not collect sensitive information such as your race, religion, beliefs or sexual preference except where you have consented or where we are permitted or required by law to do so. We do not typically collect such information.
2.6 What happens if you choose not to provide the information?
You do not have to give us your personal information. However, if you choose not to, we may not be able to provide you with our full range of support and services. You can generally visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information.
3. Use of personal information
We collect personal information from you for a number of reasons, including to:
4. Disclosure of personal information
Davey recognizes the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information and so will not give your personal information to third parties unless:
The third parties we will typically share your personal information with include companies in our own corporate group, including our Australian parent company GUD Holdings Limited, your authorised representatives and service providers which we use to conduct our business, functions and activities. These organisations may be involved or conduct:
Third parties such as Google, Inc. collect location data from devices with Davey mobile Android and iOS Apps which use Bluetooth (e.g. Davey Lifeguard) even when the App is closed or not in use. Davey does not itself collect or store this information.
If we transfer personal information to countries outside New Zealand we will only do so in compliance with the applicable New Zealand data protection and privacy laws and if we reasonably believe that the information will remain subject to principles for fair handling of the information which are substantially similar to the applicable privacy laws.
5. You can access and correct information
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information which we collect, use or disclose is relevant, accurate, complete and up-to-date. We appreciate you assisting us by letting us know if your personal information has changed.
If you wish to access, or correct, the information we hold about you, please contact our Privacy Officer who may ask that your request be made in writing. We will endeavour to respond to your request within a reasonable time (usually 30 days). A handling fee may be payable so that we can obtain the information you require.
6. Right to refuse access or correction
We reserve our right to refuse your request for access or correction if, for example, we consider your request to be frivolous or vexatious.
If we refuse your request, we will give you our reasons in writing. If we refuse your request to correct information we hold about you, we will give you the opportunity to post a statement of your claim where we hold your personal information.
The security of your personal information is of great importance to us, and we will take reasonable steps to:
We will endeavour to destroy or de-identify your personal information when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was provided, unless a legal exception applies.
8. Personal Information about Employees
We collect information in relation to employees as part of their application and during the course of their employment, either from them or in some cases from third parties such as recruitment agencies. Under the Privacy Act, 2020 personal information about a current or former employee may be held, used or disclosed in any way that is directly connected to the employment relationship. We handle employee information in accordance with legal requirements and our applicable policies in force from time to time.
9. Updating our Privacy Statement
10. Complaints and further information
The Privacy Officer
Street & Postal Address: 6 Lakeview Drive, Scoresby 3179, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9730 9215
If we become aware of any ongoing concerns or problems, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns with you. If, however, you are not satisfied with our response, you may contact the offices of the Privacy Commissioner on 0800 803 909.
Davey is a wholly owned subsidiary of GUD Holdings Limited.