The term ' Hunter Organic Foods’ or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 88 Mitchell St, Merewether, NSW, 2291. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.
We use the information gathered to enable your account and to enhance your online experience. Any and all the personal data collected on this website will be kept strictly confidential and secure.
What We Collect
We may collect the following information about an individual/s:
- Contact information including address, telephone number/s, email address
- Credit card details
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
- This information is collected directly from you when you provide information by phone and email, register with us or place an order on our website. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.
What We Do With The Information We Gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a more personalised service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Order processing
- Internal record keeping
- We may use the information to improve our products and services
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers, improvements to our services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests and suggestions
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- You may unsubscribe from the Hunter Organic Foods mailing list at any time. You have the option to be removed when you create an account and can also set this option for your account online at any point afterwards. Alternatively you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you contact us on email@example.com If you have any questions in relation to privacy or believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible and we will promptly clarify or rectify any appropriate details.
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie". A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The Privacy Act
In addition to Hunter Organic Foods safeguards, your personal data is protected in Australia by the Privacy Act. This provides that the data we hold about you should only be processed lawfully and fairly. We may keep your personal data on file and use it to send you information about the status of your order, special offers relating to our products, as well as information about new products. Hunter Organic Foods will not sell, rent or loan your personal information to others or trade your personal information to any third party without your consent other than to our delivery agents to which you have agreed to in our terms and conditions. In addition, we may be required to supply your personal information to any law enforcement agencies if so requested in the event of a suspected breach of the Law.
Whilst some customers in the marketplace are still a little worried about buying over the internet, shopping online is actually considered fairly low-risk. According to CNN, "The prevalent opinion. . . is that on-line credit card use is actually no riskier for consumers than traditional "low-tech" transactions.” You should feel as safe as you would using a credit card in a store or restaurant, if not more so".
Hunter Organic Foods Commitment to Security
We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensure your shopping is secure when you order on our site. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Security of Payment Processing
We offer payment processing via Credit Card and PayPal.
Direct Credit Card Payments & Merchant Facilities
GeoTrust SSL.The Hunter Organic Foodswebsite is located within a GeoTrust secure server environment which utilises SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Encryption software to protect your personal information, including your name, address, and credit card information. SSL encryption is the industry standard for the highest level of internet security. When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form and not decoded until we receive it ensuring that it cannot be read or intercepted by anyone. Our GeoTrust SSL certificates enables up to 256-bit encryption, which exceeds industry standard.
MIGS is the MasterCard Internet Gateway Service. MIGS is provided to banks to facilitate ePayments and general payments where the card is not presented to the merchant (called Card-Not-Present, or CNP). MIGS processes all card types, not just MasterCard. All websites collecting sensitive or confidential information need to protect the data passed between the browser and the MIGS Payment Server. The Payment Server is responsible for securing the cardholder details when you implement the Server-Hosted Payments Integration Model. It uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts sensitive financial data between a cardholder and the Payment Server. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology that is used to secure server to Internet browser transactions. This includes the securing of any information passed by an Internet browser (such as a cardholder's credit card number) to a web server (such as your online store or MIGS). SSL protects data submitted over the Internet from being intercepted and viewed by unintended recipients.
You may select the Paypal service to process the payment part of your order if you have an existing PayPal account. (Refer to our Terms and Conditions on how to set up a PayPal account if needed). Paypal is a leading worldwide supplier of secure online services and has been operating for many years. It has around 78 million account members worldwide and is available in 56 countries around the world. If you choose this option you will automatically be redirected to the Paypal site for payment, where you enter your credit card details (i.e. Mastercard or Visa) before being returned to our site.
Unless stated all prices are in $AUD, and where applicable prices are inclusive of GST.
Please choose carefully. We do not normally give refunds if you simply change your mind or make a wrong decision. You can choose between a refund, exchange or credit where goods are faulty, have been wrongly described, are different to the product purchased on the website or doesn't do what it is supposed to do. There is no warranty on perishable items.
Customer Service Policy
Hunter Organic Foods is committed to providing exceptional customer service. We endeavour to make sure that all produce listed on our website are currently in stock and pricing is true and correct. Standard delivery timeframes are between 3-7 business days; in the event that an ordered item is not available or we are unable to fulfil your order we will notify you within 2 business days to arrange an agreeable alternative item or a full refund.
Except for responsibilities implied by law, which cannot be excluded, Hunter Organic Foods is not responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by you as a result of any error, omission or misrepresentation in relation to this website.
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