Legals

1. Your privacy

sass & bide Pty Ltd (ACN 094 549 783) (we, us or our) are committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act as well as other applicable legislation, such as the Spam Act, and the Do Not Call Register Act.

2. What we collect and how we collect it

The personal information we collect about you depends on the dealings you have with us. Personal Information includes information about an individual who is reasonably identifiable. For example, if you:

  • make an in-store purchase, we may collect your credit card, identity and transaction details in person and, if you use our delivery service, your name, contact details and delivery address. Certain departments such as intimate apparel or cosmetics etc may collect certain sensitive information about you in order to provide the goods or services 
  • pre-order goods or services, put goods on hold, use our lay-by service, or leave goods for repair, we may collect your name and contact details 
  • provide details to join special mailing lists or databases if you'd like to receive information about, for example, certain products or ranges, we may collect your name, contact details, date of birth and information about your preferences 
  • attend a store, we may capture images and/or sound recordings of you through CCTV cameras 
  • make a purchase online or when you otherwise set up an online account, we will collect your name, contact details, order details, credit card details, delivery address or store pick up details and we may also ask you to provide your date of birth and gender 
  • provide information via social media pages or download any apps which we may develop or post to, such as providing your name or contact details via our Facebook pages, or our Twitter or Instagram accounts or other social media sites or apps 
  • attend one of our functions or events, we will collect your name, contact details and any dietary or accessibility requirements 
  • create a registry or wishlist with us, we will collect your name, contact and event details 
  • enter a competition or complete a survey, in online or printed format, we may collect your name and contact details along with your merchandise or services preferences and feedback 
  • send us an enquiry or provide us with feedback through our online form or via our Customer Service Centre, we will collect your name, contact details, details of your enquiry or feedback and information about our response 
  • submit a sponsorship or partnership application, we will collect the information you include in your proposal 
  • apply for a job with us, we will collect the information you include in your job application, including your and your referee's contact details 
  • engage with or purchase products from third parties who deal with us, or if you deal with one of our related bodies corporate, such as Myer Pty Ltd (ABN 83 004 143 239) 

You can transact with us (eg by paying cash in-store for purchases) and make general enquiries or provide certain feedback anonymously, however in some cases if you don't identify yourself, we may not be able to respond to you or provide you with the product or service you are seeking: eg, you must identify yourself to purchase products online, place items on lay-by or arrange for products to be delivered to you.

We only collect sensitive information where it is reasonably necessary for our functions or activities and either you have consented, or we are required or authorised by law to do so.

2.1 Collection of personal information through websites and apps

Information is automatically collected through your use of our websites, or any apps, through cookies. Cookies are small text files that websites or apps may place on your computer or device. Most often, cookies are used to recognise repeat users of websites and remember user preferences. We may collect this information both anonymously and in relation to user accounts. Cookies are also used to allow the website to track usage behaviour and aggregate data to allow us to customise a user's experience on their websites. For example, when you visit our websites, we may use cookies to record information including your server address, the date and time of your visit, the pages you viewed, any documents you downloaded and the type of browser and operating system you used. The information is used and disclosed by us for purposes including statistical analysis and to assist us to improve the functionality and usability of the website and any apps. Similarly, if you use an app which we develop, we may periodically collect and use technical data and related information (including technical information about your mobile device and system preferences), to facilitate the provision of software updates, software support and other services related to the app.

3. Why we collect personal information?

3.1 Main purposes

The main purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information are:

  • processing transactions, in-store and online, and delivering products and services 
  • to provide any associated loyalty program 
  • promoting us and our products and services, including through direct marketing, events and competitions, public relations and social media 
  • performing research and statistical analysis, including for customer satisfaction and product and service improvement purposes. This may include matching information we collect against other information held by third parties. (We may also use and disclose de-identified data for these purposes) 
  • helping us tailor existing or develop new products, services or offers, and to help us selectively target promotional offers and opportunities 
  • developing or seeking to deliver new ranges of products or service 
  • protecting the security of our stores, staff, customers, suppliers and merchandise (including theft and fraud prevention) 
  • answering queries, resolving complaints and responding to social media 
  • recruiting staff and contractors 
  • general planning and administration 

We may also collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for other purposes explained at the time of collection or which are required or authorised by or under law, and for which you have provided consent.

3.2 Direct marketing and opting out

By providing your address, email address and telephone numbers to us, you consent to us contacting you for the purposes set out above. We may send this information in a variety of ways, including by mail, email, social media, SMS, MMS, telephone and if you download them any apps. You can opt out of being contacted by:

  • emailing us at privacy@sassandbide.com; or 
  • using the unsubscribe facility that we include in our electronic messages (eg email, SMS or MMS) to opt out of receiving those messages. 

You can opt out of receiving notifications via any apps if you turn off Push Notifications in the settings.

3.3 Email and mobile communication

If you provide us with an email address or phone number, you consent to electronic communication such as notices or reminders being sent to you via that address or number. You may prefer to provide to us with your personal email address or phone number rather than, for example, an email address accessible by your work colleagues.

4. Who we may share your personal information with

We may share your personal information with third parties where appropriate for the purposes set out above, including:

  • financial institutions for payment processing 
  • referees whose details are provided to us by job applicants 
  • our contracted service providers or partners, including: overseas and local agents, delivery and shipping providers, information technology service providers, venues and event organisers, marketing and communications agencies, research and statistical analysis providers, call centres, hard copy and electronic mail houses, manufacturers and suppliers, external business advisers (such as recruitment advisors, auditors and lawyers), and those third parties who offer sass and bide-branded products 
  • regulatory, investigative or government bodies to comply with laws 

We may ask one of these third parties to contact you directly for a specific purpose, and provide us with information collected from you in the course of providing the relevant products or services.

5. Cross border disclosure

We may disclose personal information to overseas recipients, who are located in places such as Japan, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the United States of America and other countries or jurisdictions depending on the nature of the services those recipients provide to us (for example storing data via a cloud service, or where our customer relationship management system is hosted on servers located overseas, or where delivery address information for online orders is managed via a third party located overseas).

6. Data quality and security

6.1 General

We hold personal information in a number of ways, including in printed documents, electronic databases and email contact lists. Printed documents may be held at our offices, or archived in boxes and stored in secure offsite facilities. We take reasonable steps to:

  • ensure that the personal information that we collect, use and disclose is accurate, up to date and complete and (in the case of use and disclosure) relevant; 
  • protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure; and 
  • destroy or permanently de-identify personal information that is no longer needed for purposes permitted by the APPs. 

You can help us keep your information up to date, by letting us know about changes to your details.

6.2 Security

The steps we take to secure personal information include website protection measures, security restrictions on access to our computer systems, controlled access to our corporate premises, policies on document storage and security, personnel security and training and workplace policies. While we endeavour to protect the personal information of users of our website, we cannot guarantee the security of information you disclose online: you disclose that information at your own risk. If you are concerned about sending your information over the internet, you can contact us as set out in section 8. You can also help protect your personal information by keeping your account details confidential. If you become aware of any security breach, please let us know as soon as possible.

6.3 Third party sites

Links to third party sites that are not operated or controlled by us are provided for your convenience. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of those sites, which are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Third party websites should have their own privacy and security policies, which we encourage you to read before supplying any personal information to them.

7. Access and correction

7.1 General

Please contact us at privacy@sassandbide.com if you would like to access or correct the personal information that we hold about you. We may ask you to verify your identity before processing any access or correction requests, to make sure that the personal information we hold is properly protected.

7.2 Access

We will generally provide you with access to your personal information within 30 days, subject to some exceptions permitted by law. We will also generally provide access in the manner that you have requested (eg by providing photocopies or allowing a file to be viewed), provided it is reasonable and practicable for us to do so. We may however charge a fee to cover our reasonable costs of locating the information and providing it to you.

7.3 Correction

If you ask us to correct personal information that we hold about you, or if we are satisfied that the personal information we hold is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, we will take reasonable steps to correct that information to ensure that, having regard to the purpose for which it is held, the information is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading. If we correct personal information about you, and we have previously disclosed that information to another agency or organisation that is subject to the Privacy Act, you may ask us to notify that other entity. If so, we will take reasonable steps to do so, unless this would be impracticable or unlawful.

8. Complaints or Questions

If you would like further information about how we manage your personal information, or if you have any queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or wish to lodge a complaint in relation to an alleged breach of the Privacy Act, please contact us at privacy@sassandbide.com

All complaints received by us 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 the matter is more complex and our investigation may take longer, we will contact you and tell you when we expect to provide our response.

9. Changes to this Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. The current version will be posted on our website.

10. Eboutique Terms & Conditions

By placing an order with sass & bide or using our website, you are agreeing to accept the terms & conditions set out on the website. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state.

We, at sass & bide are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment that is free of risks to all that enter their workplace. Where an injury occurs, sass and bide will ensure that early and appropriate injury management processes is provided to enable effective return to work.

sass and bide will create a safe environment by developing a Safety System that will:

  • Allocate responsibility and appropriate resources to effectively implement our Safety System;
  • Establish measurable objectives and targets to enable continuous improvement;
  • Build a safety culture that will empower all employees to be responsible and accountable for health and safety
  • Comply with relevant legislation and other requirements to which we subscribe;
  • Implement a risk management process relevant to our operations;
  • Provide safe plant and equipment.
  • Effectively consult and communicate with relevant parties on safety issues that will affect them.
  • Provide relevant training and information to enable safe work practices.

sass and bide will develop and implement effective injury and claims management programs that will:

  • Provide suitable duties for an injured employee in line with our Injury Management Programs to enable successful return to work outcomes;
  • Fair and equitable claims management will be provided for all injured employees while ensuring confidentiality of information at all times.

The sass and bide Safety Policy has been developed in consultation with relevant stakeholders and is available to all interested parties.

Specific implementation details of the Safety and Injury Policy will be described in the sass and bide safety management system. The successful implementation of the policy objectives will be periodically reviewed to ensure its relevance and continuous improvement.

David Briskin
Chief Executive Officer
01/08/11