This Internet Privacy Statement applies to your use of the Audi web site, at www.audi.com.au
Audi is committed to user privacy in respect of our products and services, and guards your data carefully. The online environment provides an unprecedented access to information, but the convergence of communication and information technologies also brings a range of information privacy issues to the centre of public concern.
At Audi, we take care to respect your right to privacy and to fully comply with our obligations under the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (C'th). Audi can only obtain personal information from you via this site if you choose to supply it to us by entering your information in the appropriate locations herein.
The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use the www.Audi.com.au web site. For example, when requesting additional information not readily available on the web site, we will collect details such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, postal code, age, gender, and some details of your personal interests, your preferences for receiving commercial e-mail and receiving market research surveys via e-mail. Some of this information is essential for us to be able to accurately identify who is using the service. If you do not provide this information to us we will not be able to provide the additional information you have requested.
For statistical purposes, we collect de-identified information on web site activity (such as the number of users who visit the web site from another site, the address of that site) through the use of "cookies".
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies only contain de-identified information, but they do enable us to provide features such as storing items of interest to users of our web site between visits. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.
Cookies help us provide a better user experience by measuring which Web site areas are of greatest interest to visitors to our web site. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our Web site. Some Web sites will not allow you to complete certain activities if cookies are disabled.
From time to time, Audi may provide aggregated statistical information about sales, browsing patterns and navigation techniques to reputable third parties. This is de-identified information, and assists Audi to improve products and services offered.
Your personal information may be used by us in order to:
We may contact and communicate with you either via the telephone, post, facsimile, email or SMS. Generally, Audi will not direct market to anyone unless they have been given an opportunity to opt out of receiving future direct marketing communications.
However, if we contact a person for the purposes of direct marketing, without having obtained your consent first, because it is impracticable for us to do so, we will at that time provide you with the opportunity to decline any further marketing communications at no cost to you.
You acknowledge and agree that we may disclose your personal information to organisations outside of Audi. These organisations may include:
- roadside assistance;
- customer research;
- financial services and insurance;
- mailing systems and direct
- market research.
Those contracted parties are not authorised by us to use personal information for anything other than the purpose for which we supplied that information to them. Some of our information technology service providers may be located overseas and, as a result, personal information collected and held by Audi may be transferred overseas.
Sometimes, the law requires us to disclose personal information. For example, information may be disclosed to a court in response to a subpoena or to a Government agency such as a vehicle licensing authority or the Australian Taxation Office.
We may also disclose personal information where the individual consents to us doing so. That consent may be written, verbal or implied from your conduct.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Whilst we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our online products or services sites. You conduct these activities at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.
Audi provides access to other sites by way of hyperlinks from this web site. These other sites are not subject to Audi's privacy standards and procedures. You should make your own enquiries as to the privacy standards for each linked site.
We acknowledge and respect a user's choice to opt-out of Audi marketing and promotional communication activities. Should you decide you do not wish to receive marketing or promotional materials, via e-mail or telephone, please e-mail us, being sure to include your full name, phone number and postal code.
We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct on our systems. Please e-mail us of any changes to your name, address, title, phone number, e-mail address or postal code. You have rights to access your personal information held by us subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you would like more information about this, please contact our Privacy Officer by e-mail, or posted mail to the address appearing at the end of this Privacy Statement.
We do not market to children or knowingly collect personal information about children without parental consent.
Children should always ask a parent before sending any transmission over the Internet. Whilst Audi will make every reasonable effort to ensure that children's privacy and other rights are not compromised, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents to monitor their children's Internet usage.
All updates to this policy will be posted here. Last update: 19 June 2008.
We will not separately notify you of changes to the policy.
The Privacy Officer
Audi Australia Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 5333
Botany NSW 1455