BuildersNet respects the privacy and confidentiality of all of our visitors and members.
Confidentiality / Security
BuildersNet and its web site, together with our web-hosting provider, have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, we have taken many measures designed to protect the security of data transmitted to us.
Our databases, including the member database, and system administration logs, are restricted only to authorized users. Online transactions of a sensitive nature, e.g. credit card numbers, are protected by secure browser connections. Our site supports use of secure socket layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt your personally identifiable information prior to transmission over the Internet. Users whose browsers do not support SSL encryption are encouraged to contact us by phone or in writing.
All our employees and data processors, which have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged, under their conditions of contract to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.
Your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.
While information that used in a members or services listing is made available to other visitors and members in response to searches, such information is limited to that which is already listed in the public domain (such as telephone indexes) and without your specific consent we will not provide any further advertising or identifying information to any third party.
If you register as a Member, BuildersNet in addition to mandatory account identifying information user permissions and preference settings, will collect and store information in relation to the use of the services on this web site.
We do intend to provide you with a customized experience in order to make your searching more efficient and productive. As a result, we may use information regarding your interests that you have provided us and which we have collected for the purposes of customizing your screens, suggesting possible new interests, solutions, features and technologies as they become available to you and other members. In no event will your identity be released to a third party without your consent.
Privacy of Minors
We do not knowingly collect personal data from minors (persons under the age of 18). Whilst we do not take specific steps in relation to information about minors, we believe that the privacy measures we have instituted under this policy adequately protect the interests of all members.
From time to time, we may collect feedback from Members who use our services about the reliability, efficiency and general customer service levels of Sellers of third party services or products through links or listings in our site.
This feedback may be utilised in a report to Members and Visitors to our site. Such reports will be in the form of a star rating, which will be made available as an aggregate rating to other users of the service on the website. The Login ID of anyone who provided the original feedback will not be shown on the site, just the identity of the Seller to whom the feedback relates.
We may also keep records of any emails or other correspondence that you send us.
Use of personal information.
BuildersNet uses the personal information collected through this website for the purposes outlined at the time of collection and for directly related purposes.
What is 'personal information'?
'Personal information' means information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the information.
BuildersNet will not engage in, 'spamming', which is a term used to describe unsolicited and uninvited promotional emails. We will send you information about our services and the products and services of our suppliers only if you register as a Member. And will always provide you with the opportunity to decline the receipt of further marketing material from us.
Collection of information other than personal information
Some of the information that is collected about your visit to the website is not personal information, because it does not reveal your identity. For example:
Site visit information.
When you visit the website, general information is collected about your visit, including your Internet IP address.
We use this information only in an anonymous form, for example, to statistically analyse website usage, improve our content and product offerings, and tailor the site to meet our users' preferences and needs. We may also disclose this information to third parties, but only in a summarised, anonymous form.
A cookie is a small text file that a website transfers to your browser for identification purposes. BuildersNet may send cookies to your computer while you are accessing the website.
Most Internet browsers are set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive them, you may be able to adjust your browser either to decline the receipt of cookies, or to notify you when they are being used. There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. If you reject cookies, you will not be able to access the full functionality of the website.
Disclosure of personal information to third parties.
In addition to the specific circumstances outlined in this Policy, BuildersNet may disclose personal information collected on this site:
Where you were informed at the time of collection of the information that the disclosure may take place
- For purposes directly related to the purpose for which the information was collected (for example, if you purchase an item in a BuildersNet Shop, or want to obtain a quote from a supplier, your personal details will be provided to the relevant supplier to facilitate that transaction)
- In the case of a sale of the BuildersNet business (in whole or part), to the purchaser (as an asset of the business)
- When reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our legal rights or interests or to defend any claims made against us by any person.
- Otherwise, BuildersNet treats personal information collected about you on this web site in confidence. We will not sell, trade or rent, or give away that personal information without your consent.
Access and correction of information we hold about you
If you would like to access information collected about you through this website, please contact us (see below).
We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data that we keep about you, within a week, although we will require proof of your identity.
To contact us:
Send an email via our Contact Form.
Send postal mail to: P.O. Box 406 Round Corner Dural, NSW 2158.
We provide this information without any charge, practicable and upon payment of any reasonable fee determined by BuildersNet, where this is not deemed so.
We, naturally allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data:
- Rectified or amended
Third party web sites.
If you have any questions about privacy on the BuildersNet website, please don't hesitate to call us on 1300 652 515 or email us via our Contact Form.