'Personal information' is information or an opinion which identifies you as an individual or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained.
You may be able to deal with us without identifying yourself (i.e. anonymously or by using a pseudonym) in certain circumstances, such as when completing a survey. If you would like to do so, please contact us to find out if this is practicable in your circumstances.
Australian Wool Innovation Limited is a not-for-profit company that invests in research and development and marketing along the global supply chain for wool, to enhance the profitability, international competitiveness, sustainability and demand for Australia wool. Australian Wool Innovation Limited is the owner of The Woolmark Company Pty Ltd and the Woolmark brand, which is one of the world’s best known textile fibre quality brands.
Our EU representative for privacy is Woolmark International Pty Ltd, incorporated in England and Wales under Registration No. 3388909. Registered Office: 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA, England. Phone: +44 207 845 5888. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you participate in, access or sign up to any AWI services, events, activities or online content such as newsletters or competitions we may request information from you that includes your personal information such as your name, telephone number, postal address, email address, business information, payment information, enquiry details, interests/preferences and your opinion on wool-related issues. If you complete a financial transaction with us your credit card details will be requested and shared with our third party financial institution, who will process the financial transaction.. We also collect personal information about your interactions with us, including any contact we have with you by telephone, email or online.
We may also receive personal information about you from third parties for example sub-contractors, consultants, marketing or advertising agencies. They will generally collect this information when you are participating in, accessing or signing up to an AWI service, event or activity which they are managing for us. The information that they will provide us will generally be the same as what we would collect from you as set out above.
By providing your personal information you enable AWI (and where applicable its contractors) to provide you with services, information and content. You do not have to provide your personal information to us but, if you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide you with the services, information or content you have requested.
We generally collect personal information from you if you choose to provide your details through our various global channels which we own, operate, manage or control including but not necessarily limited to websites, social media sites, apps and e-commerce platforms (Channels). We may also collect personal information from you in person (for example when you attend our trade shows, seminars, events or otherwise liaise with our employees).
We also automatically collect certain information when you visit our websites via cookies (see Cookies section below for further details).
Some of the personal information we collect is collected pursuant to applicable laws or contracts. For example, when conducting competitions we collect names and contact details of entrants to ensure we can meet our obligations under laws about ‘trade promotions’ (e.g. the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 (NSW)).
AWI will collect, hold and use your personal information for a number of purposes based on your consent, or legitimate intertest, or performance of contractual obligations, or for compliance with legal obligations, including the following:
We use information obtained from cookies so that we can optimise the activities, products and services which we provide to you. See the Cookies section below for more details.
We may disclose your personal information to:
Some of these parties are located in countries other than Australia, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Turkey, USA, India, China (including Hong Kong), Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Singapore. Where we disclose your personal information to a recipient outside your jurisdiction, we use various safeguards to comply with our obligations in respect of exporting personal information. This may include ensuring the recipient is subject to similar legal requirements or certified under a binding data protection scheme or entering into appropriate contractual arrangements for the protection for your personal information. You can contact us to obtain further details of the safeguards we use.
Note that where your personal information is provided to entities outside Australia, you acknowledge that by agreeing to the disclosure of your personal information to these overseas entities, we will no longer be required to take reasonable steps to ensure the overseas recipient's compliance with the Australian privacy law in relation to your personal information and we will not be liable to you for any breach of the Australian privacy law by these overseas recipients. On this basis, you consent to disclosure of your personal information to these overseas recipients.
If you would like to:
then please feel free to contact us as set out in the ‘Who are we?’ section above. Note that these rights are not absolute and do not apply in all jurisdictions. For example, rights (4) to (7) above have limited application outside the European Economic Area. We will provide our reasons if we deny any request made above (e.g. by identifying any relevant exception).
Your personal information we collect is held in electronic databases and in paper files, both at our own premises and with the assistance of our service providers.
AWI and its infrastructure providers have taken reasonable steps regarding physical and technical access intrusion security measures to protect the personal information we hold against loss, misuse, interference and from unauthorised access, alteration or disclosure. However, if you are considering sending us any personal information through any of our Channels, please be aware that the information may be insecure in transit, particularly where no encryption is used (e.g. email, standard HTTP). You must also take care to protect your usernames and passwords and notify us as soon as possible if you become aware of any security breaches.
We take reasonable steps to destroy or anonymise personal information once we no longer require it for a permitted purpose (e.g. the purpose for which we collected it). Sometimes we are subject to legal obligations to retain particular types of personal information for specific periods.
We may collect from you technical data and other related information about your device, systems, application software, and peripherals. Such information could be your internet protocol address, your operating system and platform details, browser type and version, referrer website as well as information about your preferences, viewed/searched for products and on-site activity. Some of this information may be capable of personally identifying you.
This information will often be collected by using cookies. A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on your digital device so that when you browse the internet your digital device can be recognised at a later time.
AWI uses the technical information from cookies to store visitors preferences, record session information, record user-specific information such as what pages users access or visit, alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, for example customize web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.
You can configure your web browser to reject cookies but you may find some parts of our Channels then have limited functionality.
We will refer your complaint to our Privacy Officer who will investigate your complaint and determine the steps that we will undertake to resolve it. We will contact you if we require any additional information from you and will notify you in writing of the outcome of the investigation. If you are not satisfied with our determination, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or contact the applicable privacy or data protection authority. In Australia, this is the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, which can be contacted on 1300 363 992 or via www.oaic.gov.au.