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Legal Notices and Privacy Policy

PPGIA Privacy Policy

PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd - Privacy Policy


Protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information is very important to us. This Privacy Policy explains why we collect personal information and how we collect, use, disclose, store and protect your personal information. It also explains how you can access, correct, update or delete any personal information provided to us, or make a complaint if you have concerns. We comply with the Australian Privacy Principles ("APPs") which regulate how we collect, use, disclose, store and protect your personal information.

This policy is located at the following address: http://corporate.ppg.com/Legal-Notices-and-Privacy-Policy/PPGIA-Privacy-Policy.

Which PPG entities and businesses does this Privacy Policy cover?
This Privacy Policy applies to PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 055 500 939) and all of its related entities and businesses in Australia (referred to in this document as "we", "us" or "our").

What is personal information?
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, gender, date of birth, address, telephone number, email or medical, educational, financial, and employment information.

What personal information do we collect?
We may collect personal information including your name, gender, date of birth, address, telephone number and email. If you are a supplier, or PPG otherwise makes payment to you, we may collect your financial information, with your consent, for the purpose of processing payments.

Why do we collect your personal information?
We may collect your personal information when required by law but generally we collect personal information from you (or about you) to allow us to: supply you with tailored products, services or offers that may benefit you; respond to queries; better communicate with you; improve your experience with us; and notify you about our new products and services, discounts, promotions, competitions or upcoming events. Personal information collected or received by us will only be used for the stated purpose for which it was provided.

When and how do we collect your personal information?
We collect most personal information directly from you when you consent to communications from us. Your consent may be express (e.g. you agree to the use of your information by ticking a box) or implied by an action you take or do not take (i.e. because you have agreed to terms and conditions that contain information about the use or disclosure of your information). You provide us your information when you purchase (or enquire to purchase) products or services from us, you ask to find out more about our products or services, request advice on paints or colouring, enquire a professional consultation in relation to your paint requirements, register with our Professional Painter Centre, you apply to work with us, you participate in our promotions or competitions, you make a refund, return or other claim, you use our website(s) or other applications, you deal with us on the phone, you write to us, or when you visit one of our stores.

We may also collect information about how you use our website(s) or applications to help us better serve you. For example, we may do this when you click on a link from our website(s) or visit a website which displays our advertisements. This information is derived from cookies that identify the computer you used to access our website(s) or applications, and the cookies collect your server address; your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .net, .edu, etc); the time and date of your visit to the website; the pages and documents you have accessed or viewed and the type of browser you are using. We do not use cookies to store your personal or financial information. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

We may acquire your personal information from third parties such as organisations that we have an arrangement with to jointly offer products or services, or to share information for marketing purposes to provide you with a product or service so we can better manage your relationship with us.

What if you don’t want us to collect your personal information?
You do not have to provide us with any personal information unless you want to. For example, it is your choice as to whether you purchase our products or services or receive communications from us. If you choose not to provide us with your personal information, we may be unable to provide a product or service or deal with you.

What if you don’t want to receive any further communications from us?
At any time you can tell us that you do not want to receive such communications from us by unsubscribing online or by contacting our Privacy Officer.

When do we disclose your personal information?
Your personal information will not be used contrary to this Privacy Policy but we may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • for the purpose it was collected – for example, to supply to you, respond to you and to operate our businesses;
  • if we sell all or part of our business(es) and the buyer also requires your personal information;
  • to enforce our legal rights or those of others;
  • to prevent actual or potential fraud or illegal activity;
  • who provide services to us ranging from technology, data storage, website hosting, marketing, operations and customer service; or
  • if we are required to do so by law.

If personal information is disclosed to a third party, we are required to take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is treated in accordance with the APPs. Some of our suppliers, who provide services to us, may be located overseas.

How can I access, correct, update and/or delete personal information you have collected?
You may request access to your personal information by contacting our Privacy Officer. We will provide you with access once you have proved your identity. If your request is unusual or onerous, you may be required to pay us a fee before we provide you access to your personal information. If your personal information is incorrect or inaccurate and you wish us to correct it, contact our Privacy Officer to update or correct it.

How do we store and protect your personal information?
Your personal information may be stored by us in various forms including both electronic and hardcopy. You should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of personal information via the internet, however, we will take reasonable steps to maintain the integrity and security of any personal information we have stored, including taking reasonable steps to prevent interference and loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure of such personal information.

It is important that you protect your privacy by ensuring that no one obtains your personal information and you must contact us if your details change. If you do not wish to use the internet to transmit personal information you can mail or phone the Privacy Officer. If we no longer require your personal information for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy or we have received it inadvertently, we will take reasonable steps to securely destroy or de-identify it as soon as practicable, as long as it is lawful to do so.

Do you have any questions or concerns?
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you have a complaint, please contact us with your concerns and we will endeavour to respond to your request within 30 days.

Mail: The Privacy Officer, PPG Australia Pty Ltd McNaughton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168
Phone: +613 9263 6000
Email: privacyofficer@ppg.com