Privacy and Security
At Melissa Anne we understand that you value your privacy and wish to have your personal information kept secure. Melissa Anne operates its own warehouses and customer service department. Unlike other online adult retailers, when you shop with us your details never leave Melissa Anne. Your name and address will be supplied to our transportation company for delivery. There will be no reference to adult products on the box. If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Collecting Personal Information About You
The only personal information that we collect about you when you use our website is what you tell us about yourself, for example, when you complete your checkout form when placing an order, or information you provide to us when you sign up for the newsletter. We reserve the right to include your email address as part of our email distribution list for the newsletter for which you can unsubscribe to at any time if you choose.
Using and Disclosing Your Personal Information
We respect your privacy. Any personal information that we collect about you will be used and disclosed only by us so that we can provide you with the services that you have requested.
Please be assured we will not disclose information about you unless authorized by law, or yourself.
We may also use your personal information to provide you with information about other services and products offered by us, for example when you sign up for the newsletter. If you would prefer not to receive promotional or other material from us, you do not need to sign up and we will respect your request.
We may use or disclose your personal information to organisations outside Melissa Anne and its related companies (including organisations outside the Australian jurisdiction) and any related entities of Melissa Anne for purposes relating to the management of your purchase with us. Such organisations include:
- mailing systems which organise delivery of the products you have purchased;
- market research;
- marketing activities conducted by Melissa Anne
- our professional advisers, accountants, lawyers, auditors.
We require these organisations to adhere to strict confidentiality about your personal information and also seek to ensure that they adhere to the National Privacy Principles.
We do not engage in unsolicited telephone or email marketing. In particular, if you are contacted by telephone by an individual or organisation claiming to represent Melissa Anne – do not purchase from the organisation as the information would have been obtained illegally.
Access to Your Personal Information
We will handle requests for access to your personal information in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
We encourage all requests for access to your personal information to be directed to the Privacy Officer by emailing us or by writing to us at our postal address. We will deal with all requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible. Requests for a large amount of information, or information which is not currently in use, may require further time before a response can be given. We may charge you a fee for access if a cost is incurred by us in order to retrieve your information, but in no case will we charge you a fee for your application for access.
In some cases, we may refuse to give you access to personal information we hold about you. This includes, but is not limited to, circumstances where giving you access would: be unlawful (e.g., where a record which contains personal information about you is subject to a claim for legal professional privilege by one of our clients); have an unreasonable impact on other people’s privacy; prejudice an investigation of unlawful activity.
We will also refuse access where the personal information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings, and the information would not be accessible by the process of discovery in those proceedings. If we refuse to give you access we will provide you with reasons for our refusal.
Correcting Your Personal Information
If you request us to do so we will amend any personal information about you held by us which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
Securing and Storing Your Personal Information
We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the information that you provide us and we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorised use or alteration.
In our business, personal information may be stored both electronically (on our computer system) and in hard-copy form. Firewalls, anti-virus software and email filters, as well as passwords, protect all our electronic information. Likewise, we take all necessary measures to ensure the security of hard-copy information.
Disposal of Personal Information
Once your transaction is finalised, both the electronic and hard-copy information is securely archived. After a period of 7 years both the electronic and hard-copy information is destroyed.
If you require any further information about the Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles, you can visit the Federal Privacy Commissioners website at www.privacy.gov.au.