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Privacy Statement  

(Last updated: 2nd July 2012.)

Orica is committed to the protection of your personal information collected in connection with this website.  This Privacy Statement contains the following important information:

  • Collection of your personal information
  • How we use and disclose your personal information
  • Security of your personal information
  • How we access, correct or update your personal information
  • How to contact us

Collection of your personal information

The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use this website and how you interact with us.  For example, when subscribing on line we collect details such as your name, address and e-mail address.

When you use this website our Internet Service Provider (ISP) may make a record of your visit and log your server address, your domain name, the date, time and duration of your visit, the pages and documents you accessed, the previous site you had accessed (ie the referring url) and the type of browser you are using. 

In the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our ISP's logs or access other personal information in our possession.

It is also possible that your ISP is logging your activity while you visit our site.  This is obviously beyond our control.

How we use and disclose personal information

The personal information that you provide to us during interaction on this site, and in other interactions between us, is used to provide you with better service for the supply of our products and services to you.  The information we gather from your use of this website enables us to provide more personalised products and services that are tailored to your needs.

We may use and disclose information about you for the purpose for which you gave us that information.  We may also use and disclose information about you for a purpose other than the purpose for which you gave us the information where:

  • You would reasonably expect us to use or disclose the personal information for that other purpose;
  • You have given us your consent for the personal information to be used or disclosed for the additional purpose.
  • There are reasonable grounds to believe that use or disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health;
  • We suspect that unlawful activity is or has been engaged in and we use or disclose the personal information to investigate the suspected unlawful activity; or
  • The use or disclosure is authorised by law or reasonably necessary to enforce the law.

We may also use your personal information for the purpose of direct marketing in accordance with applicable legal requirements.  For example, where you consent to this Privacy Statement, we may contact you on an ongoing basis by telephone, mail, in person, electronic messages including email and SMS and other means. Please contact us if you wish to change your details or withdraw your consent to receive marketing from us.

We may also collect, use and disclose your personal information for purposes relating to research, protecting our lawful interests, assisting regulatory authorities and 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 provide you with services you have requested.

We may provide your personal information to our related bodies corporate and to our service providers that assist us with archival, auditing, accounting, customer contact, legal, business consulting, banking, payment, delivery, data processing, research, website or technology services.

Some of the third parties described above may be located in other countries such as the United States. While those third parties will often be subject to confidentiality or privacy obligations, you agree (where you consent to this Privacy Statement) that they may not always follow the particular requirements of Australian privacy laws.

Cookies

While you are visiting our site we may use cookies to facilitate a more personalised web browsing experience.  Cookies are small text files which can be stored on your hard drive or other storage device (persistent cookies) or in temporary memory (session cookies). Cookies enable us to enhance the web offerings to you and to optimise your online experience.

Persistent cookies identify pages accessed and can provide personalised features, for example, choosing which page you would like to make your start page. They are used to help us develop the design and layout of the website, improve applications and measure their effectiveness.

Session cookies are used for security purposes and to maintain the continuity of your browsing session. For example, these cookies allow you to be recognised once you have logged in and move around the website.

You can configure your web browser software to reject cookies however in that case the full functionality of some parts of our website may not be available.

Some third parties may use cookies and other technologies such as web beacons, , Adobe Flash technology (including Flash Local Stored Objects also known as “Flash cookies”) and JavaScript on our website in connection with online services like banner advertising, website analytics, maps, social sharing and surveys. This may allow them to collect information about your use of our website (including your computer’s IP address) which they may store in the United States or other countries. The use of these technologies allows them to deliver customised advertising content, measure the effectiveness of their advertising, evaluate users use of our website and other websites and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Those third parties may also transfer the information they collect to others where required to do so by law, or where those others process the information on their behalf. The services we may use from time to time include Google Analytics, AddThis and Microsoft (e.g. ASP.net and Bing Maps). You can find more details in the privacy policies for those services, including information on how to opt-out of certain conduct.

If you do not want Flash cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the Website Storage Settings Panel of your Flash Player. You can also control Flash cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash cookies (referred to as “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash cookies from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash cookies may limit the functionality of websites using Flash, which this website may do from time to time.

Security of your personal information

We are subject to a range of requirements which require us to take steps to protect the security of personal information. The measures we employ include firewalls, encryption secure premises and data access controls. Despite this, users should be aware that there are risks in transmitting any data electronically.

How to access, correct or update your information

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date.  Please contact us if your details change or if you believe the information we have about you is not accurate or complete.

We will provide you with reasonable opportunity to access your personal information and have it corrected or updated.  A fee may apply to such access.  Exceptions to your access rights include:

  • Where providing access will pose a serious threat to the life or health or any individual or pose an unreasonable impact on the privacy of an individual;
  • Where your request for access is frivolous or vexatious;
  • Where the information relates to existing legal proceedings between Orica and you and the information would not be discoverable in the process of those legal proceedings; or
  • Where providing access would be unlawful, may prejudice an investigation of possible unlawful activity, may prejudice enforcement of laws, or denying access is authorised by law.

Where we decide not to make a requested correction to your personal information and you disagree, you may ask us to make a note of your requested correction with the information.

How to contact us

Please visit the Contact Us page of this website. We take your privacy concerns seriously. Where you express any concerns that we have interfered with your privacy, we will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response.