Last Updated: 23 November 2022
The website https://www.fisherpaykeltechnologies.com is owned and operated by Fisher & Paykel Technologies, a division of Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited, a New Zealand registered company at 78 Springs Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand, (“FPT”, “we”, “us” and “our”).
FPT takes the privacy of personal information seriously and is committed to giving effect to applicable privacy legislation. We want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, disclose and protect any personal information. By “personal information”, we mean information about an individual from which they can be identified.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
At certain times we may ask you to provide personal information (being any information about an individual from which they can be identified) when using the Services, as described below. We may need to collect and use the information because we are either legally required to do so, it is necessary for our legitimate interests or because we need it to provide the information, goods or services that you have requested. If you do not provide the information when requested this may result in certain information, goods or services not being available to you.
If you make a customer or collaboration enquiry, report a problem with our Services, or email us through the "Contact Us" or “Innovation Enquiry” links on any of our Services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, phone number, email address, and other information about your business so that we can respond to your questions and comments, or contact you for marketing purposes. We may also keep a record of any correspondence between us.
Applications & Other Online Activities
We may collect information through software applications made available by us or when you otherwise use our online Services or platforms. We may collect browser and device information, application usage data, information collected though cookies, pixel tags and other technologies (refer to the section on Cookies below).
Questionnaires and Surveys
We occasionally ask visitors to our website to complete online surveys and opinion polls about their activities and interests to help us improve the usefulness of our Services, products or improve our customer service. We may ask you to provide your name, physical address, email address and/or phone number. Online surveys and polls may be carried out by a third party on our behalf, but they are always voluntary, and you do not need to respond to them.
If you choose to review a product or service, we may collect the information you provide to us in relation to the product or service review that you submit. We may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and details of the product or service you are reviewing. We do not display any personal information you provide in connection with an FPT product or service review, unless you specifically agree. If you do agree, your name and where you reside, along with your review, may be made available online for viewing by the general public. Online reviews are voluntary, and you do not need to provide them.
We may collect personal information (similar to the personal information outlined above) from you offline. For example, when you attend a trade show or event we are represented at. In this case, we will collect such personal information as you choose to provide us.
INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTY SOURCES
We may receive personal information about you from publicly and commercially available sources (like public databases, LinkedIn and our joint marketing partners) and other partners or third parties (provided it is permitted by, and in compliance with, applicable laws). We may use the information because it is necessary for our legitimate interests in administering the website and improving and customizing content on the website and our communications to you in order to provide you with relevant information in association with your business and our business relationship.
Please do not send us, or disclose, any sensitive data (e.g. information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may use the personal information collected about you for the following purposes:
We may also use personal information for other additional purposes which we will specify at the time of collection. You may decide not to provide us with certain types of information but doing so may affect your ability to use some Services.
We may need to collect and use some of the information as mentioned above because we are either legally required to do so, because it is necessary for us to provide you with the requested product, service or information, because it is necessary for our legitimate interests, or we have acquired your consent.
INFORMATION WE SHARE/DISCLOSE
For the purposes set out above, your personal information either may be shared by us with:
We may also disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (which may include laws outside your country of residence), (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials (which may include authorities outside your country of residence), or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We may also use, disclose or transfer your personal information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
We may also, with your consent, use and disclose your personal information in other ways.
INFORMATION WE TRANSFER
Your personal information may be stored and/or processed in a country where we (including companies in the Fisher and Paykel Appliances group of companies) or our external third parties who provide services to us are based and/or operate from, and by using the Services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your personal information.
Whenever we transfer your personal information out of your country of residence, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring we only transfer your personal information after having put in place adequate measures such as standard contractual clauses.
Please contact us in accordance with the "Contact Us" section below if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information out of your country of residence.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we recommend you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked sites or any use of such sites.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use of disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Please contact us in accordance with the "Contact Us" section below if you want further information in relation to the retention of your personal information.
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
FPT is committed to protecting your privacy. We use a variety of technologies, systems and procedures to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide using this Service and keep the personal information you provide secure. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the "Contact Us" section below.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify the relevant people as we are legally required to do so.
CHOICES AND ACCESS
FPT wants to make sure you have easily actioned choices about how we use and/or disclose your personal information in providing you with our products and services or for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from receiving marketing-related emails or other electronic communications from us by using the unsubscribe facility in the email or communication.
You can also request an opt-out of using your personal information marketing purposes by contacting us at any time in accordance with the "Contact Us" section below. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative or service related messages that you cannot opt-out from.
HOW YOU CAN ACCESS, CHANGE OR SUPPRESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you would like to request to access, review, correct, update, suppress/restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request that we transfer your personal information to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us at any time in accordance the "Contact Us" section below.
In your request, please make clear what actions you would like us to take in relation to your personal information. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal information associated with the email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to contact you to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
No fee is charged to access your personal information (or to exercise any other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that began prior to requesting a change or deletion, but we will advise you of this. There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not, and cannot, be removed. If this is the case, such information will remain secure and protected.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are harmless text files stored on your computer/device/browser when you visit certain sites/pages.
What do we use them for?
Types of cookies
Below is an overview of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.
We use Google Analytics and LinkedIn Ads/Analytics software to collect and analyse visitor information such as visitor numbers, visitor location, browser usage, pages viewed or interacted with, and marketing activity. This helps us to improve the website and our products, services and marketing.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and make the site easier for you to use.
Managing cookies and opting out
Most web browsers have cookies automatically enabled. You can manage cookies through your browser settings. These are typically in the "privacy" section of your browser settings or preferences. In some instances, you can configure your browser to notify you when you’re offered a cookie and decide whether to accept or not. You can also opt out of Google Analytics cookies by following the instructions on this site: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
If you want to opt out of receiving marketing information at any time by contacting us at technolog[email protected]