Smithfield & Elizabeth Funeral Directors.
Smithfield & Elizabeth Funeral Directors (we or us) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy by handling all personal information securely and with care in accordance with Australian privacy laws.
What is personal information?
What information do we collect?
All personal information we collect is provided by you to us voluntarily when you deal with us over the telephone, send correspondence (post, fax, email), visit our online services or contact us in person. The kind of personal information we collect depends on the circumstances and nature of your interaction with us. The personal information may include your name, mailing and email address, telephone number and contact preference.
All personal information we collect is necessary for the operation of our business. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to our collection of the information.Whenever it is lawful and practicable, you will have the option of not identifying yourself when entering transactions with us. If you choose to withhold personal information however, we may not be able to provide the best or most appropriate service possible.
What do we use your personal information for?
We may use your personal information to help us develop, deliver and improve the supply of our products, services, content and advertising. Our uses may include:
- internal record keeping;
- to personalise any correspondence we may have with you;
- to improve our website content (we are constantly trying to improve our website experience and therefore any feedback you may provide could be used to achieve this goal);
- to fulfill requests for any services that you may have made;
- to communicate with you regarding messages posted by you on our website;
- to complete documentation to register a death;
- or to provide information to third parties a family has authorised us to engage.
- to process payment via our online payments system.
- to provide you with quotations when using our Funeral Planning Tool.
Will we disclose any of your personal information?
How do we protect your personal information?
We are committed to ensuring your personal information is secure. We will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information we collect online. However, please note that no transmission over the internet is completely secure. If communications over the internet concern you, please contact us through alternate means.
All personal information we no longer require will be destroyed or permanently de-identified, however, information will be retained for as long as the law requires.
How do we use electronic tools?
When you access our website we may use electronic tools to collect information on website activity. These electronic tools include cookies, web server logs and web beacons. We may use these electronic tools to collect statistical and other information about your use of our websites.
We use the information obtained from electronic tools to analyse how our online services are being used so that we can offer you improved and customised online services. Except for the purposes outlined in this policy, we will not use this information to identify you personally.
Links to other websites
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to other websites controlled or offered by third parties which may be of interest to you.
Please be mindful that we have no control over linked websites and we accept no responsibility for the privacy practices of linked websites and third party advertising. Each website is responsible for its own privacy practices. Please exercise caution and read the privacy statement applicable to each website you visit.
Links to third party websites are provided for convenience only and we make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information on those websites. No link to another website should be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of that website or of any information, goods or services referred to.
How do you access your personal information we hold?
Please contact us if you would like to access your personal information held by us. Access to your personal information will be provided in accordance with Australian privacy laws.
How do you change any personal information we have on file about you?
Reasonable steps will be taken to ensure personal information we collect, use or disclose is relevant, accurate, complete and up to date. Please contact us if you believe your personal information we hold is inaccurate or incomplete. We can then take reasonable steps to correct this information.
To change your personal information we encourage you to email the changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please contact us by telephone or post.
If you are changing details we hold in relation to a company please make your request in writing on company letterhead.
This website is owned and operated by Smithfield & Elizabeth Funeral Directors – ABN – 87 008 036 128 (we or us).
The office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
Telephone: 1300 363 992 or +61 2 9284 9749.
Facsimile: +61 2 9284 9666
Post: Sydney Office: GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001.
Canberra Office: GPO Box 2999, Canberra, ACT 2601.
Address: Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.
There are currently no Australian Privacy Principle Codes that bind the companies in our group.
If you require further assistance in relation to an alleged privacy infringement or mishandling of your personal information, we recommend that you obtain independent legal advice from a duly qualified legal practitioner. In this case, please contact your local Law Society for a referral.
The information contained on our website is for general information purposes only. You must not rely on any statement contained on our website without taking specialist advice. While we endeavour to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained on our website, the information is subject to change, may be incomplete, inaccurate or may not meet your needs. We make no warranties and accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of your reliance on any part of our website.
Liability and Indemnity
Except to the extent required by law, you agree that we, our related corporations and our directors, officers and employees, will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage of any kind arising directly or indirectly out of the use of, or being unable to access, our website, links on our website or the content available on our website.
We are not liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with use of our website or any of the content. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any computer virus. Prior to using any downloaded file, you should carry out an appropriate virus check.
Access and use of the content of our website for non-commercial or personal use is permitted. Commercial use is not permitted unless you have prior written approval from us. All other use, copying or reproduction of our website or any part of it is prohibited (except to the extent permitted by law).
Termination of access
We may terminate your access to our website at any time without giving any explanation or justification for the termination of access, and we have no liability for any cost, loss or damage of any kind arising as a consequence of terminating your access to our website.