PDR Australia collects information using the Site through various means.
User Provided Information
One way PDR Australia collects information is by you providing that information. To use the Site, you may be required to provide personal information (e.g., information which can be used to identify you), which may include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number ("Personal Information"), as well as information that does not identify you, such as Vehicle Identification Numbers. Some of the services offered by the Site involve the facilitation of communication between you and third parties providing services to you (e.g., a repair facility that is repairing your automobile or an insurance company processing an insurance claim). In such case, we collect not only the information you provide (e.g., repair status requests), but also information provided for or on behalf of the third parties. Information that you or such third parties provide that is not Personal Information is referred to as "Non-Personal Information." Any use of Personal Information and Non-Personal Information is subject to any legal obligations PDR Australia may have to you and to those third parties. The Site automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit the Site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you're running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, and your IP address. Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. PDR Australia also uses IP address information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. Your IP address can also provide us information about your location, but by itself, it does not tell PDR Australia who you are.
To help PDR Australia tailor the Site to the needs and interests of its visitors, PDR Australia keeps track of the pages visited by PDR Australia’s users by placing a cookie on their hard drives. A cookie is a small entry in text file stored on your computer’s hard drive for the purpose of identifying your web browser during interaction on websites. The cookie contains an ID number that allows PDR Australia to track the pages you’ve visited. Cookies do not reveal Personal Information. The only Personal Information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. The help function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of various features on the Site that are available to other visitors. If you log into the Site via a third party, such third party may collect and use the information you provide. PDR Australia has no control and is not responsible for such third party collection and use, and you should review their data collection practices on their websites.
How We Use Information We Collect.
We use Personal Information that we collect to provide you with information, products or services you order or subscribe to. Where the information, product or service is one that is offered on the Site but provided by a third party, we will provide your Personal Information to that third party solely for the purpose of providing you the information, product or service that you ordered. Unless you authorize us to, as further discussed below, the third party will be instructed not to use your information for the purpose of offering you any other information, product or service.
We may provide your Personal Information to our third party service providers, but they will only be permitted to use that information in connection with services they provide to us (e.g., if you order a product, we may provide your name and address to our fulfillment provider so they can complete your order, or we may store your data on servers that are owned and operated by our hosting services provider, etc.).
We may use Personal Information we collect (including any corresponding general information) to provide you information about other information, products or services offered by PDR Australia. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by sending PDR Australia an email with the subject as "ELECTION TO OPT OUT -PDR Australia" to [email protected] We may use Personal Information that is coupled with general information to improve the Site and our users‘ experience on the Site by providing users with information, including advertisements, that is relevant to that specific user. We may provide your Personal Information to our affiliated entities and joint venture partners who may use the Personal Information for the same purposes as us.
General Information and Deidentified Personal Information.
We may take Personal Information, and de-personalize it, such that it cannot be traced to a specific individual. We may use this de-personalized information and Non-Personal Information, as well as the combination of these two, for a broad range of purposes. For example:
(i) we may use de-personalized and/or general data to determine characteristics of visitors to the Site, which characteristics may be used to improve the Site or its features or to better market the Site or its features;
(ii) we may use de-personalized and/or general data to determine the popularity or effectiveness of certain features of the Site, and to improve the Site‘s appeal to users, and
(iii) we may use de-personalized and/or general data by aggregating it with those of other Site visitors to perform industry research and provide reports.
(c) Location Information, such as IP Address
We use your IP address to draw an inference about your general geographic location (i.e., city, state and postcode) to identify and notify you about selected PDR Australia repair centres in your location.
Information PDR Australia collects on the Site is stored within PDR Australia controlled databases (or databases hosted on PDR Australia‘s behalf) on servers maintained in protected environments. However, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable and no security can prevent all unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Although PDR Australia strives to use commercially reasonable means to protect your information, PDR Australia cannot guarantee its absolute security, nor can PDR Australia guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to PDR Australia over the Internet.
Information Collected by Third Parties.
Information Provided to Third Party Sites Linked to Our Site.
In addition to the uses identified above, PDR Australia may access or disclose Personal Information and/or Non-Personal information under certain additional circumstances, such as the following: (a) to protect or defend the legal rights or property of PDR Australia and its corporate affiliates; (b) to protect the safety and security of users of the PDR Australia services or members of the public, including acting in urgent circumstances; (c) to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (d) to comply with applicable law or legal process.
In addition, if PDR Australia sells all or part of its business or sells or transfers all or a material part of its assets, or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, PDR Australia may transfer your Personal Information or Non- Personal Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
You may request further information about the way we manage your personal information by contacting us.