At BAT (NZ) Limited (BATNZ), the privacy and security of your personal information is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your privacy.
You are not required to provide us with any personal information that we request. However, if you do not do so, it may affect our ability to provide you with products or further information.
The personal information we collect will vary depending on your interactions with us. For example, we may collect your:
Generally, we collect personal information directly from you. We may also collect your personal information from a related company, or from a third party if you authorise us to do so. For example, as detailed below, if you submit a credit account application, you authorise us to collect personal information from credit reporters and any referees that you provide to us.
BATNZ may use your personal information for the following purposes:
BATNZ may share your personal information with the following parties:
We require any third parties, agents or representatives of BATNZ to adhere to our confidentiality requirements, requirements of the Privacy Act, and where relevant, appropriate contractual obligations that protect your personal information.
We do not share, rent or trade your information with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.
If you submit a credit account application, you authorise us to disclose your personal information with, and collect your personal information from credit reporters (including default information and other credit information). You acknowledge that credit reporters may retain your information and use it to provide credit reporting services to their other customers.
Where we transfer personal information outside New Zealand, we will ensure that we comply with the Privacy Act, and where applicable, bind the recipients of your personal information with appropriate contractual obligations that protect your personal information.
Security of your information is very important to us. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to protect personal information that we hold. Any third party, agent or representative of BATNZ who accesses your information is also required to implement reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your information. However, due to the inherent nature of the internet, we are not able to guarantee the security of any information that you hold or that you transmit to us.
We rely on you to update us if your contact details or any other personal information we hold about you changes (please refer to the Contact us section below).
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to access and request correction of any personal information that we hold about you. Please refer to the Contact Us section below.