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PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT This Privacy Policy sets out the policy of SafetyQuip Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd and each SafetyQuip franchisee (together ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘SafetyQuip) with respect to the way we obtain, use and disclose information about you, including through our website at We adopt and are bound by the Zimbabwe Privacy Principles. We understand and appreciate that you are concerned about privacy, particularly in relation to the use and disclosure of Personal Information. We are committed to providing a high level of privacy in relation to all Personal Information that is collected by us. This Privacy Policy covers Personal Information collected, used and disclosed by us or our franchisees about you, if you are one of the following: a customer; a franchisee or a prospective franchisee; a supplier engaged by us or a partner collaborating with us; an independent contractor or an employment applicant; and an employee, except where the use or disclosure is directly related to the relationship between us as employer and you as the employee and relates to an “employee record” about you as a present or past employee. What is Personal Information? “Personal Information” is information or an opinion about you as an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether or not the information or opinion is true and whether or not it is recorded in a material form. “Sensitive Information” is information about an individual’s health (including predictive genetic information), racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, professional or trade association or trade union, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or practices, criminal record, biometric information that is to be used for certain purposes and biometric templates. What Personal Information do we collect from you? The types of Personal Information collected by us may differ, depending on whether you are a customer, a franchisee, supplier, employee or independent contractor. Generally, the Personal Information collected by us includes your name, address, telephone numbers, facsimile number and email addresses. If you are a commercial customer, we also require company details, including ABN and/or ACN. Where you seek to purchase goods or services on credit, we may seek further information from you. If you elect to pay by credit card, we engage the services of gateway providers and we do not collect or store your bank account or credit card details. If you elect to pay by credit card over the phone, we will retain your credit card details securely onsite for the purpose of payment for your Order. Upon payment, the credit card details are destroyed. From our employees and/or prospective employees, and in relation to our franchisees’ employees, we collect several types of information, including, but not limited to, employment status, gender, bank account details, emergency contact details, qualifications, previous employment details, driver’s licence numbers, car registration numbers, driving record, medical and health information, passports, leave summaries, wages and salary information, date of birth, superannuation information, tax file numbers, where relevant visa and immigration information, information relating to performance and conduct. Some electronic devices require the collection of biometric data, such as fingerprints or iris scans for access. This may in the future be extended for access to building premises. From our franchisees we gather similar information to that obtained from employees as set out above, where relevant. We also require company details including ABN and/or ACN, financial information including, bank account and credit card details, budget information, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, sales data and other business related information which may contain Personal Information. From time to time, photos may be taken and used for marketing and promotional purposes which may include images of customers, franchisees and employees who may be able to be identified. We do not otherwise collect Sensitive Information. In some circumstances, you may deal with us anonymously or using a pseudonym. However, in most circumstances it is impracticable to do so because if you do not provide us with the Personal Information that we require or if you provide it in a way that does not identify you, we are likely to be unable to provide the goods and services requested by you. How do we collect your Personal and Sensitive Information? We collect Personal and Sensitive Information in a number of ways, including: from you when you make a general or specific telephone or online enquiry, open an account with us, purchase our goods and services or conduct any other business transaction with us; from you when you provide us with such information to us via our website, application forms, feedback forms, agreements or any other document provided by you to us and when you subscribe to our newsletter or agree to receive electronic direct mail or text messages from us; from third parties. If you are a prospective franchisee or employee, we may obtain information from your former employers, suppliers, customers, credit reporting agencies, recruitment agencies, insurers and insurance brokers, referees nominated by you, or your representatives; by visiting or subscribing to any website or social media site established by us, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube (“Social Media Sites”) from publicly available sources of information; and through analysis of the Social Media Sites conducted by us or by third parties on our behalf; and from our own records. When you look at our website, we may use tracking technologies such as cookies to make a record of your visit by logging your internet protocol address, the date and time of your visit to our site, the pages that you have accessed and the type of browser you were using. We use these for statistical purposes and for the purposes of marketing and advertising to you. This type of statistical information and cookies do not identify you. Most web browsers are set to accept tracking technologies such as cookies. If you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to refuse them. However, your experience on our website may be affected. Primary purposes for which we use and disclose your Personal Information The primary purposes for which your Personal Information will be used and disclosed are to enable us to: provide you with the goods and services requested by you; and carry out our functions as your franchisor or employer (to the extent applicable to you). These purposes generally include: enabling us to provide you with goods and services requested by you; providing quality assurance for our goods and services; responding to your enquiries and feedback regarding our business and our goods and services; monitoring the performance of our business and our franchisees and our contractors and employees, including by requesting that you participate in customer satisfaction surveys; marketing including email marketing and text messaging, promotional activities relating to our goods and services; enforcing the terms and conditions of our engagement with you; for the management of our database; and ensuring compliance with statutory obligations. In relation to the Personal Information of franchisees or prospective franchisees, the primary purposes include those mentioned above and the following: conducting appropriate credit checks; verifying information required under the franchise agreement, including by accessing and assessing information received from suppliers, trade referees, insurers, banks, local municipal council or any other entity; to confirm and enforce compliance with the franchise agreement, including but not limited to, ensuring you are complying with the terms and conditions you have with your customers and suppliers; providing franchisee support; to comply with disclosure requirements under the Franchising Code of Conduct; and all things of or incidental to carrying out our role as a franchisor. We use and disclose information we hold about you as an employee of or incidental to our role as your employer and in accordance with applicable laws. Direct Marketing We may from time to time, communicate with you directly to promote our goods or services. On each communication, we will advise how you may unsubscribe or opt out of receiving such communications. You may, at any time, request not to receive direct marketing communications from us and we will comply with that request. Disclosure of your Personal Information via Social Media Sites By engaging in any Social Media Activity on our Social Media Sites, you agree to and are subject to the terms and conditions of such Social Media Sites. Any Personal Information shared by you on Social Media Sites is generally disclosed in accordance with the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such Social Media Sites. Generally, photos and other material shared on Social Media Sites will be able to be viewed by the general public. Such material may be shared by others repeatedly and will be visible by anyone visiting the locations to which the material has been shared. You may be able to remove the material that you have shared from the location at which you shared it. However, any material that has been re-shared will be out of our control and neither you nor we will be able to remove it from any subsequently shared location. We are not responsible for any material that has been shared by you. We reserve the right to remove any photos, comments or other material that is in any way inappropriate or offensive (in our opinion) from our Social Media Sites. Consent to Use and Disclosure for Secondary Purposes We do not and will not rent, sell or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any other company or organisation, without your prior consent, where that consent is required by law. You do, however, consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information in the following ways: some Personal Information of franchisees, franchisees’ sales information and profit and loss statements, financial results information being disclosed to other franchisees; prospective franchisees and franchisees’ details will be provided to our lawyers, for the production of legal franchising documentation and of or incidental to any matter requiring us to seek legal advice or assistance; to third party consultants who may from time to time develop, upgrade or manage all or part of our database, computer systems, internet site and Social Media Sites; to third parties where we outsource any of our functions, including but not limited to development, production and/or printing of advertising and marketing material and campaigns, including where such material contains photos or video of individuals; mystery shopping and customer satisfaction surveys; of or incidental to a sale of all or part of our business, to prospective purchasers and their legal and accounting representatives; and as required by law.