What does this Policy Cover?
- sets out the principles 3M follows when collecting, using and storing Personal Information; and
- describes other important topics relating to an individual's privacy.
Collection Use and Storage of Information
The type of Personal Information that 3M may collect from individuals will depend upon the particular transaction and the dealing. Normally the Personal Information collected by 3M will include an individuals name, title, address, and telephone number or email address.
Personal Information will, generally, only be used for the purposes of improving, maintaining and developing a business relationship. In some situations it will be used for marketing purposes (such as providing individuals with information about our products). If you would prefer not to receive this information, please let us know and we will respect your request.
There may be other situations where we may collect and use Personal Information, which are outside a person's reasonable expectation. When this occurs, 3M is committed to providing the individual with an explanation for the possible use of the Personal Information.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure:
- the recording of any Personal Information is accurate, complete and up to date; and
- that Personal Information is securely stored.
Sensitive Information (as defined by the Act) will not be collected without the individual's consent, unless required by law.
When will 3M disclose Personal Information?
3M will not sell or license any Personal Information that it collects from an individual.3M will only disclose Personal Information it collects to other parties if 3M: • has the individual's consent to share the Personal Information; • the disclosure of the Personal Information is consistent with the reasonable expectations of the individual that provided the information; or • is required by law to do so (ie in response to a subpoena, court order or other legal/regulatory process).
An Individual Can Access their details.
If an individual wishes to view their Personal Information held by 3M, then that person needs to send a written request by email to the Privacy Officer to the address below. 3M will handle such requests in accordance with the NPPs.Accuracy and Correction of Personal Information
If an individual has given 3M Personal Information and would like it amended then a written request should be sent by email to the Privacy Officer to the address below. 3M will amend any Personal Information about an individual that is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. However, if 3M disagrees with an individual's views about the accuracy of their Personal Information, and the individual asks 3M to include in the record of their Personal Information a statement that the individual has a contrary view, 3M will take reasonable steps to do so.Other Important Information
3M Australia takes reasonable steps to protect any personal information we may collect on this website from misuse, loss, unauthorised access or change.
By accessing our website or responding to email correspondence generated from our website you may be providing us with personal information such as your name, title, company name, address, telephone number or email address. This information will be used to improve our website and better meet your needs. We may also use this information to advise you of any promotions, new products and enhancements. We will assume that you have no objection to providing us with such information. If you do, please contact us at the postal address below or use the Contact Us form.
There may be other situations where we may collect personal information other than for the purpose of improving our website, better meeting your needs or advising you of new products, promotions and enhancements. If we do, then, prior to obtaining the personal information, we will provide you with an explanation for the possible use of your personal information.
We will not use or disclose any personal information for any other purpose, which is inconsistent with your reasonable expectations of use or disclosure, without your consent. If we do, it will only be disclosed to someone else as required by law.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recording of your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date.
We will take reasonable care to ensure your personal information is securely stored.
Sensitive Information (as defined by the Act) will not be collected without your consent, unless required by law.
If you have submitted personal information to 3M electronically or otherwise, and would like it corrected, please contact us at the postal address below or use the Contact Us form.
If you wish to view the Personal Information we hold, then please contact us at the postal address below or use the Contact Us form.
We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your requests. If 3M disagrees with your views about the accuracy of Personal Information, and you ask us to include in the record of your Personal Information a statement that you have a contrary view, 3M will use reasonable efforts to do so.
The 3M Web site may contain links to other sites. We do not endorse or otherwise accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites. Additionally, some of our Web pages may contain "cookies", which are data that may be sent to your Web browser and stored on your computer. This allows our server to "recognise" you when you visit our Web site in the future. Most Web browsers can be configured to not accept cookies, or to notify you if a cookie is sent to you.
As we all know, the Internet is not a secure environment. Accordingly, any information that is sent to us, is sent at your own risk.
If you have any queries or concerns about 3M Australia's website Privacy Statement, please contact the Privacy Officer at 3M Australia Pty Ltd, Building A, Level 1 Rivett Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 or via the Contact Us form or fax 02 9498 9622.
3M Australia's Privacy Statement last updated 14/11/11