Seednet is an operating division of Landmark Operations Limited (ABN 73 008 743 217)
This policy is about the way in which Landmark Operations Limited ABN 73 008 743 217 (Landmark) (a Registered Australian Company) handles personal information. In providing its products and services Landmark may require your personal information including your credit related personal information.
Landmark is committed to protecting the privacy of an individual's personal information and complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act. To the extent Landmark handles your credit related personal information; Landmark also complies with the credit reporting provisions within the Privacy Act and the Credit Reporting Code as registered by the Australian Information Commissioner.
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual. During the conduct of its business, Landmark may collect your personal information, whether you are or are associated with a customer, prospective customer, guarantor or prospective guarantor, contractor, supplier, introducer, agent, service provider or job applicant. Landmark also collects personal information about employees for the purposes of their employment with Landmark, however, the handling of this information is not governed by the Privacy Act and therefore this policy does not apply to the personal information of employees.
Generally, the kinds of personal information Landmark collects are:
In some circumstances Landmark may also hold other personal information provided by you.
Generally, Landmark collects your personal information, including your credit related personal information, directly from you through:
There may be occasions when Landmark collects your personal information, including your credit related personal information, from other sources such as from:
Generally, Landmark will only collect your personal information from sources other than you if it is unreasonable or impracticable to collect your personal information from you directly.
Landmark collects, holds, uses and discloses your personal information, including your credit related personal information, where it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of operating Landmark's agribusiness enterprise including:
Landmark may also use your personal information for purposes related to the above purposes and for which you would reasonably expect Landmark to do so in the circumstances, or where you have otherwise consented or it is otherwise in accordance with the Privacy Act.
Where personal information is used or disclosed, Landmark takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure it is relevant to the purpose for which it is used or disclosed.
You are under no obligation to provide your personal information to Landmark. However, without certain information from you, Landmark may not be able to provide its products or services to you.
Landmark may disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it collects it. That is, generally, Landmark will only disclose your personal information for a purpose, or purposes, set out in paragraph 5. This may include disclosing your personal information to:
Such disclosures are always on a confidential basis or otherwise in accordance with law.
We require recipients of personal information to adhere to the APPs in relation to personal information collected for Landmark’s purposes.
Veda Advantage’s policy on its management of credit-related personal information can be accessed through its website at www.veda.com.au. Veda Advantage can otherwise be contacted on the following details:
Tel: 1300 850 211
Veda Information Services and Solutions Limited
PO Box 964 North Sydney NSW 2059
Dun & Bradstreet’s policy on its management of credit-related personal information can be accessed through its website at www.dnb.com.au. Dun & Bradstreet can otherwise be contacted on the following details:
Tel: 1300 734 806
Veda Advantage, Dun & Bradstreet or any other credit reporting body to whom Landmark discloses your credit information, may include your personal information including credit information, disclosed to it by Landmark, in reports that are then provided to other credit providers for the purpose of those providers assessing your creditworthiness.
The use and disclosure of your personal information may be further described in privacy notices contained in various documentation used to collect your personal information such as grower registration forms, trading account application forms or any other documentation or materials we may require you to complete from time to time in connection with the provision of Landmark’s products or services or to update our records.
Landmark takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure personal information, including credit related personal information, it holds is protected from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. In particular, personal information exchanged through Landmark’s website in connection with a transaction is transmitted using 128 Bit encryption and secure sockets layer (SSL) technology. This means that transactions can only be intercepted in their encrypted form. Despite Landmark’s own security mechanisms in place, Landmark recommends you regularly run anti-virus software on any computer through which you provide your personal information.
Landmark also takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that personal information is only used by its employees or disclosed to other organisations to the extent necessary for and relevant to, Landmark’s purposes. Landmark holds personal information in both hard copy and electronic forms in secure databases on secure premises, accessible only by authorised staff, and follows procedural safeguards that meet the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles. Credit eligibility information, such as information Landmark receives from Veda Advantage or Dun & Bradstreet for the purpose of assessing creditworthiness, is also stored securely.
Landmark requires third parties handling personal information on Landmark’s behalf to follow equally compliant standards of security and confidentiality.
Landmark will de-identify or destroy personal information in circumstances where it is no longer required, unless Landmark is otherwise required or authorised by law to retain the information.
If you believe on reasonable grounds that you have been, or are likely to be a victim of fraud, you may request Veda Advantage or Dun & Bradstreet (as applicable) not to use or disclose credit related personal information it holds about you by contacting Veda Advantage or Dun & Bradstreet (as applicable) on the details set out above.
Landmark takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure personal information, including your credit related personal information, it holds is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading. Under the Privacy Act, you have a right to access and seek correction of your personal information that is collected and held by Landmark. If at any time you would like to access or correct the personal information that Landmark holds about you, or you would like more information on Landmark's approach to privacy, please contact Landmark via the contact details set out in paragraph 11 below. Landmark will grant access to your personal information to the extent required or authorised by the Privacy Act or other law and take steps reasonable in the circumstances to correct your personal information where necessary and appropriate. Where necessary to resolve a request for correction, Landmark may also consult with other relevant entities, including but not limited to Veda Advantage, Dun & Bradstreet and other credit providers. Landmark’s use or disclosure to other entities, of your credit related personal information for correction purposes is permitted by the Privacy Act.
To obtain access to your personal information:
Alternatively, if you would like to access credit related personal information held about you by Veda Advantage or Dun & Bradstreet, please contact Veda Advantage or Dun & Bradstreet (as applicable) on the contact details above.
Landmark will endeavour to respond to your request to access or correct your personal information within 30 days from your request.
If Landmark refuses your request to access or correct your personal information, Landmark will provide you with written reasons for the refusal and details of complaint mechanisms. Landmark will also take steps reasonable in the circumstance to provide you with access in a manner that meets your needs and the needs of Landmark. If you are dissatisfied with Landmark’s refusal to grant access to, or correct your credit related personal information, you may make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner or the Credit Ombudsman Service.
Landmark may disclose personal information, including credit related personal information, to overseas recipients in order to provide its products and/or services and for administrative, data storage or other business management purposes. In particular, Landmark discloses personal information to entities located in Canada, USA, Philippines, India and New Zealand
Before disclosing any personal information, including credit related personal information, to an overseas recipient, Landmark takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the overseas recipient complies with the Australian Privacy Principles or is bound by a substantially similar privacy scheme unless you consent to the overseas disclosure or it is otherwise required or permitted by law.
Landmark may use and disclose your personal information in order to inform you of products and services that may be of interest to you. You may subscribe to receive marketing communications via email by completing the Landmark Registration Form at www.landmark.com.au/register. In the event you do not wish to receive such communications, you can opt-out by contacting Landmark via the contact details set out in paragraph 11 or through any opt-out mechanism contained in a marketing communication to you. All email communications include an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the end of the message through which you can opt out.
If you wish to obtain details of personal information we hold about you, make a complaint or otherwise enquire about Landmark’s handling of personal information, you may contact Landmark’s Privacy Officer at:
Landmark Operations Limited
Level 10, 737 Bourke Street
DOCKLANDS VIC 3008
Tel: 03 9209 2000
Please direct all privacy complaints to Landmark’s Privacy Officer. At all times, privacy complaints:
Specifically, if your complaint relates to credit related personal information and/or Landmark’s failure to comply with its obligations regarding credit related personal information under the Privacy Act and/or the Credit Reporting Code:
Landmark’s Privacy Officer will commence an investigation into any complaint made by you to Landmark. You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint following completion of the investigation. In the event that you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may refer the complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, or if the complaint relates to your credit information, the Credit Ombudsman Service.
In addition to the details set out above, Landmark may collect personal information through its website at www.landmark.com.au.
When you visit the Landmark website, certain information provided by your browser may be logged by Landmark’s server, or collected on Landmark’s behalf by a third party, including:
Landmark and third parties engaged by Landmark for website support services use this information to:
Disclosure of information in chat rooms and bulletin boards
Landmark maintains chat rooms, bulletin boards and commenting/blogging services accessible to the public. By accessing these areas, you consent to the disclosure of your personal information to other person(s) participating in any of these services. Landmark is not responsible for the use or disclosure by others of the information you provide whilst using chat rooms or bulletin board services in connection with Landmark.
The Landmark website contains links to other sites. Landmark is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any sites linked to Landmark’s website.
This Policy was updated in March 2014