Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.
Other third party sites (including those partners, advertisers, sites or services to which the Medicinal Herb Store Website links or is otherwise connected) may have their own privacy policies and practices, which we do not control.
General Privacy Information
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on any online service or website – for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others.
In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Further, while we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information once it is in our possession, Medicinal Herb Store cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us before it reaches us, and you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information
In certain circumstances, Medicinal Herb Store may collect personal information about you, for example when you create an account, contact us, enter a competition, make a purchase or join a mailing list. The types of personal information we may collect includes your name, contact details, payment details and enquiry or complaint details. We also collect personal information through our records of your transactions and interactions (including by email, phone and online) with Medicinal Herb Store or on the Medicinal Herb Store Website. We collect personal information from you and in some cases from third parties including our related companies, your representatives and public sources.
We collect and use your personal information to provide, administer, improve and personalise the Medicinal Herb Store Website and our products and services, to run competitions, conduct surveys, process payments and refunds, understand you better, maintain and update our records, complete registrations, verify your identity, train and manage our people, protect our lawful interests and facilitate any acquisitions or potential acquisitions of our business. We may not be able to do these things without your personal information. For example, we may not be able to deliver your orders or respond to your enquiries.
We may exchange personal information with our related companies and with third party service providers who assist us with payment, marketing, data processing, IT, archival, auditing, accounting, customer contact, legal, business consulting, banking, delivery, data analysis, document management, research, investigation, insurance, website and other services. Some of these third parties may be located in Australia, USA, EU countries and other countries.
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a member ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.
Newsletter and Marketing Communications
We offer a number of free newsletters to share content information about our site with interested users. There may be cases in which some of your personal information may be used by Medicinal Herb Store on an ongoing basis to target e-commerce promotions unless you opt out or we are prevented by law. For example, when you register as a user or check out as a guest on Medicinal Herb Store’s main and/or partner websites, we may use your personal information to send you marketing and/or promotional materials from time to time. Users may elect to stop receiving marketing communications at any time by following the simple instructions at the bottom of the newsletter or communication or by contacting us as set out below.
Medicinal Herb Store utilizes a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. All user contact information is contained behind a “firewall” and only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to production systems. We generally store personal information in electronic form, but may also store some hard copy information. We store personal information at our own premises and with the assistance of our service providers.
Credit card numbers are not stored in our systems in accordance with the highest of PCI-DSS standards. When purchasing from Medicinal Herb Store your financial details are passed through to a secure server using the latest 256-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology.
If you choose to modify your personal information, you may do so by visiting the Medicinal Herb Store member page. You will be required to submit a valid member ID and password for authentication before you will be able to modify your file. Because password and credit card information has been encrypted, it is completely invisible, including to our customer service team.
Medicinal Herb Store’s technology department conducts frequent site security audits and Medicinal Herb Store employs a third party audit company to perform additional site security audits.
You can also contact us as set out below if you wish to access or correct any personal information we hold about you. We may need to verify your identity. If we deny any request to access or correct personal information, we will provide our reasons. Where we decide not to make a requested correction to your personal information, you may ask us to note your request with the information.
Contact: Privacy Officer.
Phone: 03 5706 3899
For more information about the Privacy Act, or if your concern is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner on 1300 363 992 or http://www.privacy.gov.au