Stanley Black and Decker, Inc is committed to respecting the privacy and protecting the personal information of its users. We are bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act (1988) (Cth) which govern the handling of personal information.
1. INFORMATION COLLECTION
Users may interact with us anonymously where this is lawful and practicable.
Stanley Black and Decker, Inc may collect information from you at different parts of the Website. Some of this information is personal information, some is non-personal.
We may collect personal information (being information about a user from which their identity is apparent or can reasonably be determined), including when a user registers on the Website, opts in to receive information or promotional offers from us, emails us, enters a competition or trade promotion or has contact with us in person. We will collect such information by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.
We collect non-personal information about users of the Website, including information on which areas of the Website are most often accessed and how long visitors visit those areas, and other information such as browser type, operating system, to help us manage and improve the Website.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or third party site traffic software to create profiles of users generally. Further information is provided below.
“Cookies” are packets of information that enable our servers to identify and interact more effectively with users’ computers. We utilise cookies which enable us to monitor such traffic patterns and to improve users’ future experiences of the Website. A cookie does not identify the user personally but it does identify their computer. Users can set their browser to notify them when they receive a cookie and this will provide them with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance. Rejecting cookies may have the effect of limiting their access to parts of the Website.
Cookies used may be “session cookies”, which terminate once a user closes their browser. We also may use “persistent cookies” which is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer for a defined period of time, after which the cookie is erased.
USE OF LOG FILES
Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personal information.
We or our contractors sometimes employ a software technology called clear GIFs (also known as web beacons/web bugs) that help us better manage content on our website by informing us what content is effective. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users. Clear GIFs are about the size of the full stop at the end of this sentence. Clear GIFs are not tied to users’ personal information and are used to track users’ movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. In addition, we use clear GIFs in our HTML-based emails (where users have consented to receiving them) to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
2. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use reasonable endeavours to protect personal information and to use and disclose it only as set out below.
USE AND DISCLOSURE
We will use your personal information only for a purpose for which you provided it or a directly related purpose, or where the use is required or permitted by law, or otherwise with your consent.
We will not, without your consent, sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose to which you have not consented or which is not incidental to your use of this website.
From time to time we may use your personal information to identify particular information and offers which we consider may be of value or interest to you. Where this occurs by regular mail, we may do so using users’ implied consent, if that has been provided. Where this occurs by e-mail, SMS, MMS or other electronic means, we may do so with the express consent of users, for example, where users have opted in to receive such material by subscribing. In such cases, we reserve the right to send some communications to some subscribers and not others and select the recipients according to geographic area, their particular interests, occupations, and stated levels of experience. If you sign up to receive such communications, you will be able to unsubscribe from these services at any time. (If you wish to subscribe to receive such information from us please click here.)
We may disclose personal information, and you consent to us doing so, to third parties who are engaged by us to perform marketing activities for us, provided that you have consented to the marketing activity in question.
Where we engage third parties (such as companies) to perform services on our behalf, such as IT companies, marketing firms, mail houses or other contractors, we require those third parties to diligently protect the personal information of users.
We may also disclose such information as required or permitted by any law.
Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but except in circumstances where you expressly or impliedly indicate that you wish to make the information available to others and to identify you, we will use best endeavours to ensure that you remain anonymous.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This Website may contain links to other third party websites. You should not assume that any linked website is operated or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website that collects personal information.
ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
Following receipt of a written request from you, and subject to any applicable privacy or other laws, we will provide you with access to any personal information held by us. You must identify clearly the type of information requested. Such requests will be dealt with within a reasonable time. We may seek to recover any reasonable costs incurred by us in supplying you with access to the information.
3. SURVEYS & COMPETITIONS
From time to time users may be invited to enter surveys or competitions. Participation in these is voluntary. Where information is requested in connection with such surveys or competitions, it typically includes contact information (such as name and postal address), and demographic information (such as post code). Contact information will be shared with the competition and survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes and any other expressly stated and agreed purpose. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users’ personal information will not shared with third parties without users’ prior consent. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or competitions, they may not use users’ personal information for any secondary purposes.
4. INFORMATION SECURITY AND TRANSFER
We take every reasonable precaution to protect your personal information and employ appropriate technical and administrative procedures to protect such information from unauthorised disclosure or loss. We limit access to personal information to individuals with a business need consistent with the reason the information was provided. The servers that store personal information are in a secure environment.
If we transfer personal information to countries outside Australia we will only do so in accordance with all applicable Australian data protection and privacy laws.
In the event that Stanley Black and Decker, Inc or the Website is ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganised or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at law our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained therein to a third party acquiring the assets.
6. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Such changes will be posted on this website and we will publish the effective date when the statement is updated.
Last update: January 2010
7. CONTACT US
If you wish to make an inquiry, comment or complaint regarding privacy of any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact:
or telephone 1800 338 002
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