E C Birch Proprietary Limited (ACN 004 319 340)(“Birch”) is a privately owned Australian company with operations in all States of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Birch takes its obligations to protect personal information seriously.
We are bound by, and will abide by the principles in the:
As an organisation offering a wide range of products and services, we collect and hold a range of information from and about people (particularly people who purchase our products or use our services or express an interest in them).
In the process of conducting our business, we are likely to collect a broad range of information about our customers, prospective customers, contractors, suppliers, agents, service providers and the people who run the businesses we deal with. This information can include such things as contact details, financial information and supporting documentation (including credit history details), identification information, transaction history information, banking details and personal references. In order to satisfy our legal obligations we may need to retain that information even after a transaction has come to an end.
We collect this information in order to undertake and complete the many transactions we have with our customers, suppliers, and other parties with whom we do business, to administer some of the services we provide and to maintain the business relationships.
In the course of conducting our business we may disclose your personal information to contractors and/or suppliers that are responsible for certain processes associated with our organisation. Separately, we may contract other businesses to assist us in running our business, and may need to disclose personal information to them to enable them to perform services for us. We may also use other businesses (including businesses located overseas) to maintain some of our data and storage systems and to provide auxiliary services (including credit checks and/or debt recovery). We require all these businesses to adhere to our confidentiality requirements for handling personal information and to the relevant legislative requirements.
Links to third party websites may be provided on our website however Birch is not responsible for the content or security of these third party websites. The third party links are provided for your convenience and information and are in no way endorsed by Birch.
You may not link to Birch’s website without our prior written permission.
Whenever personal information is sent via our website we use high security levels to protect it. These security levels involve the use of 256 bit encryption. Encryption is the standard way of protecting your information. It is transmitted between you and us, and involves converting the information into an unreadable code using a ‘key’.
Cookies are used on our websites to monitor the traffic to each site. They are used to identify visitors to each page and to track the path each visitor takes to navigate the website. No personal information about you is collected during this process. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. If you register or login to gain access to the Birch website, cookies are used to assist as part of the registration process. They may also be used to store usernames while the user is logged onto the site and to track the number of times the user has tried to log in during a single visit.
Privacy Officer: Ms Rebecca Birch