In this policy:
BSR means BSR Australia Limited 84 122 529 695, and its subsidiary BSR Franchising Pty Ltd ABN 21 122 556 094.
BSR Group includes BSR, BSR Group Brands and BSR Group Retailers.
BSR Group Brands means the following brands owned by BSR including Betta Home Living, Designer Appliances, Furniture Zone, and RT Edwards Commercial.
BSR Group Retailers refers to retailers with a current franchise or service agreement with BSR Franchising Pty Ltd to licence one or more BSR Group Brands.
BSR Websites means official websites owned by BSR, comprising www.bsrgroup.com.au, www.betta.com.au, www.designerappliances.com.au, www.furniturezone.com.au, www.rtedwardscommercial.com.au, and www.bettamates.com.au.
Loyalty Programs refers to various customer loyalty programs offered by our BSR Group Brands including but not limited to Club Betta and the Insider’s Club.
Personal Information has the meaning given to it under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Sensitive information, includes any information about a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinion, membership of a political association, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of a professional or trade association, membership of a trade union, sexual preferences or practices, criminal record or health information.
References to we, us and our refer to BSR, unless the context expressly refers to the BSR Group.
BSR Group collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information for a number of purposes connected with our business operations, which include when you:
BSR Group generally collects personal information directly from you. However, BSR Group also holds information collected incidentally regarding individuals who work for companies or organisations that have a business relationship with us.
The information collected allows us to process and fulfil your orders and notify you of your order status, arrange delivery and assess potential new members of the BSR Group and potential new employees of BSR.
Wherever it is lawful and practicable, we will give you the option of not identifying yourself or using a pseudonym when dealing with our company. However, if you do not provide us with the information that is requested, BSR or the relevant BSR Group Retailer may not be able to deliver relevant goods and services, perform obligations pursuant to Back Up Plans, or fulfil your order or transaction. For personal information collected and used in relation to potential BSR Group Retailers, please see the Additional Information below
The types of personal information we collect or which we may hold about you may include:
Where BSR is required to collect sensitive information, for example, health information where relevant for employment with BSR, we will always explain the purpose.
The Sites may contain links/plug-ins to other third party sites. BSR is not responsible for the content of, or the privacy practices or policies of those sites, Whilst we will only deal with reputable service providers, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of the third-party site if you are redirected.
At BSR we will use your personal information primarily for the following purposes:
In addition to the above, If you return goods to the BSR Group for repair and those goods contain personal information (for example on a mobile phone or computer), you consent to the BSR Group disclosing any personal information contained on the goods to the repairer by way of the BSR Group retailer sending the goods to the repairer.
We may distribute your personal information within the BSR Group for all the purposes described above, and disclose it to trusted third parties in connection with our normal business operations. For example, we may disclose your personal information to financial institutions for the purposes of payment processing, or to third party contractors for the purposes of validating or completing your transaction, delivery, service and warranty. Where stock is unavailable, we may disclose your personal information to a third party subcontractor for the purposes of fulfilling your order. In the case of job applicants, we may provide your personal information to your referees. We may also disclose your personal information to regulatory, investigative or government bodies to comply with laws.
By providing your address, email address and telephone numbers to the BSR Group, you consent to us contacting you for the purposes set out above. We may contact you in a variety of ways, including by mail, email, via social media, SMS, MMS and telephone.
BSR complies with the Spam Act 2007 (Cth) and other applicable laws. If you do not wish to be contacted by the BSR Group about the other products and services we offer, simply write, phone, fax or email us using the contact details set out below and we will remove you from any mail, telephone or electronic lists used by us for marketing purposes. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and any other relevant details in your request, so that we can be sure to remove all personal information which may be held in our database.
Alternatively, you can use the unsubscribe facility that we include in our electronic messages to opt out of receiving those types of messages.
Please be aware we may contact you for administrative or transactional purposes, to notify you about important changes or to respond to your enquiries, even if you unsubscribe from our mailing list.
Express consent can be verbal or written, for example when you purchase a product online. Your implied consent is taken when you contact a member of the BSR Group either online, by phone or instore and provide us with personal information.
BSR will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. At BSR Head Office, both physical and electronic security mechanisms are in place and undergo routine review and testing. Personal information that is no longer needed or required to be retained for legal purposes will be destroyed or permanently de-identified as appropriate.
While we endeavour to protect the personal information of users of our Site, we cannot guarantee the security of information you disclose online; that information is disclosed at your own risk. You can help protect your personal information by keeping your account details confidential. If you become aware of any security breach, please let us know immediately.
In order to supply goods and services to the BSR Group Retailers and their customers, BSR may need to disclose personal information to one or more overseas recipients, including but not limited to third party service providers, suppliers and manufacturers.
Where we disclose personal information to an overseas recipient, we will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure compliance with Australian Privacy Principle 8 Cross-border disclosure of personal information.
We have listed below the known countries and regions in which the overseas organisations with which we share your personal information are located.
It is not always practicable to know in which country your information may be held, for example, when your personal information is stored in cloud or other networked or electronic storage. In these types of circumstances, disclosures may occur in countries other than those listed above.
Overseas organisations may be required to disclose information we share with them under foreign law. In those instances, we will not be responsible for that disclosure.
Any credit-related personal information we may collect with regards to credit applications and accounts is subject to the terms of our Credit Information Policy available by contacting the Privacy Officer.
BSR collects the personal information provided by you in an application for a franchise or to become a BSR Group Retailer for the purposes of:
We do not disclose or sell your personal information to any unauthorised third party, and it will only be distributed to our related corporations or disclosed to relevant parties for the purposes of carrying out the above activities. For example, we may disclose your details to suppliers, credit providers, underwriters and third party service providers.
If you do not accurately provide us with the information we request, we may not be able to process your application or grant you a franchise.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we collect and use is accurate, up-to-date and complete. You can help us keep the personal information we hold up-to-date by advising us of any changes to your contact details.
If you wish to access the information we hold about you, please send an email to our Privacy Officer (see contact details below) and we will respond to you within 30 days. We may ask you to verify your identity before processing any access or correction requests. A handling fee may be payable so that we can obtain the information you require.
If you require further information, wish to access, update or correct your personal information, opt out from marketing or make a complaint, please contact us at:
The Privacy Officer
PO Box 1296
Eagle Farm QLD 4009
All complaints received by the Privacy Officer will be dealt with fairly and in a timely manner considering all the circumstances of the complaint. In most cases, we expect that complaints will be investigated and a response provided within 30 days of receipt of the complaint.
If you do not receive a satisfactory response from BSR within 30 days you may refer your query, problem or complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner via the contact details listed at www.oaic.gov.au.