Privacy Policy

Condensed Privacy Policy

This Condensed Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected by DNA Men Nexus Pty Limited, including DNA magazine (DNA). DNA has adopted a layered privacy policy format. This document provides you with a succinct overview of how we handle your personal information. To access our full Privacy Policy please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.
This Privacy Policy sets out how DNA collects, stores and uses your personal information and how you can access and update your personal information or make a complaint.

  1. How Personal Information Is Collected

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that DNA collects from individuals via a number of sources (including websites and mobile apps, call centre contacts, social networking sites) and, in some instances, from third parties. For full details about the sources from which DNA collects personal information, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.

  1. Kinds Of Personal Information Held By DNA

DNA only collects personal information that is necessary for one or more of its business functions (including your contact details, account login details, website usage details). DNA does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 15, even with parental consent. For full details of the kinds of personal information DNA may hold about you, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.

  1. The Purposes For Which Personal Information Is Collected And Used

DNA may collect and use your personal information for a number of purposes (including marketing communications, targeted advertising on third party websites and social media sites, to fulfil orders and to respond to consumer queries). For full details of the purposes for which DNA uses your personal information, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page. Please note that you may opt-out at any time from marketing communications, including targeted advertising messages, by following the ‘opt-out’ options provided or by contacting DNA on 1300 362 624 or online.

  1. Disclosure Of Personal Information To Other Parties In Australia And Overseas

DNA will not disclose your personal information with any third party that intends to use it for direct marketing purposes unless we have specifically informed you and you have given us specific permission to do this. DNA may share your personal information with third parties engaged by DNA to provide it with services (including service providers, agents or contractors located in Australia and overseas). For full details about DNA’s disclosure of personal information to third parties, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.

  1. Data Storage And Security

DNA takes all reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information it holds against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure, and against other misuse. When the personal information that we collect is no longer required, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner. For full details regarding DNA’s data storage and security, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.

  1. How You May Access Your Personal Information And Seek Its Correction

You can request access to the personal information DNA holds about you by contacting the DNA Privacy Officer in writing. If the personal information held about you is inaccurate, incomplete or not up to date you may request that DNA correct the information. For full details regarding how you can seek access to your personal information, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.

  1. How To Make A Complaint And How Complaints Will Be Handled

If you are concerned about a possible interference with your privacy or misuse of your personal information by DNA, please contact the DNA Privacy Officer in writing or by contacting DNA on 1300 362 624 to obtain a Privacy Complaint form. It is DNA’s policy to handle complaints in a timely, effective, fair and consistent manner. For full details on how DNA deals with complaints, please select the ‘Full Privacy Policy’ drop down title on this page.

  1. Privacy Policy Updates

The full privacy policy and this Condensed Privacy Policy were updated in April 2018. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to regularly review this Privacy Policy to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used.

Full Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected by DNA Men Nexus Pty Limited including DNA magazine (DNA) and sets out how DNA collects, stores and uses your personal information and how you can access and update your personal information or make a complaint.
Unless otherwise notified to you that your personal information will be used in a more limited way (for example, in a website or form seeking personal information from you), all personal information collected by DNA is held and used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  1. How Personal Information Is Collected

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information of individuals that DNA collects via the following:
DNA websites – any consumer-directed websites operated by DNA, including DNA owned websites and websites that we run on third party social networks such as Facebook (e.g. Facebook fan page).
DNA mobile sites/apps – any consumer-directed mobile sites or applications operated by DNA, including our smartphone apps (e.g., iPhone apps).
DNA text messaging programs – any consumer-directed text messaging programs operated by DNA which may be advertised on one of our websites or applications or in a print ad.
Hardcopy forms – including hardcopy registration cards or competition entry forms that we may collect from individuals via post, or other events and credit application forms for business customers (as governed by the DNA Credit Reporting Policy).
DNAsupport – any personal information that we may collect from consumers through DNAsupport, for example if you call us with a question or comment or to sign up for marketing communications over the phone.
Social networking sites – any personal information that we may collect when you interact with third party social networking features such as “Facebook Connect” or “Facebook Like”. These features may be integrated in our sites or applications. If you use these features, we may have the ability to obtain certain information about you from your social networking profile.
Data from third parties – Although DNA generally only collects personal information directly from individuals we may obtain personal information about you from other sources such as third party data aggregators engaged to provide us with additional information about our existing consumers or from third parties with whom we may occasionally partner with to run promotions. We may also receive information about individuals when we acquire other companies, or when we consider business customer credit applications.

  1. Kinds Of Personal Information Held By DNA 

DNA Only Collects Personal Information That Is Necessary For One Or More Of Its Business Functions. We May Combine Personal Information That We Collect Via One Method (E.G., A Website) With Personal Information That We Collect Via Another Method (E.G., An Offline Event). We Do This To Get A More Complete View Of Our Consumers And Customers, Which, In Turn, Allows Us To Serve You Better And With Greater Customisation. Personal Information Collected Includes The Following:
Personal Contact Information – Any Information That Would Allow Us To Personally Contact You, Such As Your Name, Home Or Mailing Address, Phone Number Or Email Address.
Account Login Information – Any Information That Is Required For You To Establish A Unique Account With Us Or For Us To Give You Access To Your Specific Account Profile.
Demographic Information – Any Information That Describes Your Demographic Or Psychographic Characteristics, Such As Your Date Of Birth, Age Or Age Range, Gender, Geographic Location (E.G., Post Code, City And State, Mobile Location), Favourite Products, Hobbies And Interests, And Household Or Lifestyle Information.
Technical Computer Information – Any Information About A Computer System Or Other Technological Device That You May Be Using To Access One Of Our Websites Or Applications.
Website Usage Information – Any Information About How You Use And Navigate Our Websites And Applications, Including Which Links You Click On, Which Pages Or Content You View And For How Long, And Other Similar Information And Statistics About Your Interactions With A DNA Website Or Application (E.G., Date And Time Of Visit, Which Site You Came From, Favourite Posts And Site Activities, Etc.).
Consumer/Customer Feedback – Any Information That You Voluntarily Share With Us About Your Experience In Using Our Products And Services, Including Our Websites And Applications. Examples May Include Unsolicited Comments And Suggestions, Testimonials, Or Other Questions Or Feedback Related To Our Products.
Consumer-Generated Content – Any Content That You Create And Then Share With Us And Perhaps Others, By Uploading It To One Of Our Websites Or Applications, Including One Of Our Facebook Sites.
Social Network Information – Any Information That Is Part Of Your Profile On A Third Party Social Network (Such As Facebook) And That You Allow The Third Party Social Network To Share With Us (Examples: Name, Email Address, Gender, Birthday, Profile Picture And Any Other Information You Allow To Be Shared). We May Use This Information To Match Information With A Social Network For Advertising Purposes.
Payment Information – Any Information That You Use To Make A Purchase, Such As Your Credit Card Details (Cardholder Name, Card Number, Expiration Date, Etc.) Or Other Forms Of Payment (If Such Are Made Available).
Children Under 15 – DNA Does Not Knowingly Collect Personal Information From Children Below The Age Of 15. If We Discover That We’ve Accidentally Collected Information From A Child, We Will Remove That Child’s Information From Our Records As Soon As Feasibly Possible. However, We May Collect Personal Information About Children Below The Age Of 15 From The Parent Or Custodian Directly.

  1. The Purposes For Which Personal Information Is Collected 

DNA May Collect And Use Your Personal Information For Some Or All Of The Following Purposes. Please Note That Not All Of The Uses Below Will Be Relevant To Every Individual.
Marketing Communications – Where You Have Opted-Into Receiving Marketing Communications About DNA We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information To Keep You Up To Date With The Latest News, Events, Special Offers And Promotions Of Our Brands As Follows:

  • General Marketing Communications– To Send You Communications Such As Emails, SMS Text Messages And Postal Mailings.
  • Targeted Advertising– To Show You Marketing Communications On Other Websites, Including On Social Media Sites Where You Are A Member (Such As Facebook), By Matching Activities Or Information Collected On Our Websites With Those Collected On Third Party Sites (Ie Data-Matching).

You Can Always Opt-Out From Receiving Marketing Communications By Following The Unsubscribe Instructions Provided In Each Such Communication Or By Contacting DNA On 1300 362 624 Or Online.

You May Also Visit Social Media Sites Where You Are A Member To Explore Opt-Out Options They May Provide For Targeted Advertising. Please Note That Even If You Opt-Out From Receiving Marketing Communications From Us, You May Still Receive Administrative Communications From Us (Such As Order Confirmations, Notifications About Your Account Activities). You Will Also Still See Generic Ads On Other Websites, Including On Social Media Sites Where You Are A Member.
Account Maintenance – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information To Maintain Your Accounts With Us, Including Administering Any Consumer Loyalty Or Rewards Programs That Are Associated With Your Account.
Consumer/Customer Service – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information To Provide You With Customer Service, Including Responses To Your Inquiries, Complaints And General Feedback About Our Products. Customer Service May Be Provided Through Various Forms Of Communication, Including Via Email, Letter, Telephone And Online Chat Features.
Product Improvement And Customisation – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information So We Can Constantly Improve Our Products, Tailor Them To Your Needs, And Come Up With New Product Ideas And Inform You Of Any Changes To Our Products.
Consumer Engagement – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information To Get You More Actively Engaged With Our Products And Services (Including Our Websites And Applications), Thereby Increasing Overall Brand Engagement And Awareness. This Mostly Involves The Collection, Use, And Publication Of Consumer-Generated Content.
Promotions And Competitions – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information For Promotions, Giveaways, Competitions, Or Other Similar Marketing Campaigns. These Events Typically Require The Collection And Use Of Personal Information (For Eligibility, Prize Fulfilment Etc.) To Comply With Legal Requirements, We May Publish Or Share A Limited Amount Of Personal Information (Such As Name And City Of Residence) About The Winners Of A Particular Promotion. For More Information About Our Contests And Other Promotions, Please See The Official Terms And Conditions Applicable To Each Promotion.
Website Improvement And Personalisation – We May Collect And Use Your Information To Improve And Personalise Your Experience On Our Websites And Applications. This Is Typically Done Through Automated Tracking Technologies (Such As Cookies) That Collect And Remember Certain Account Login Information, Technical Information And Website Usage Information.
Website Community Features – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information To Give You Access To Website Community Features, Including Features That May Allow You To Upload And Share Pictures, Videos, Artwork, Or Other Messages Or Content. This Typically Involves The Collection, Use, And (In Some Instances) Public Display Of Certain Personal Information.
Website Viral Features – We May Request And Use Your Personal Information So You Can Use Website Viral Features. These Features Allow You To Easily Share Certain News, Product Information, Promotions Or Other Content With Family And Friends And Typically Requires The Collection And Use Of Personal Information (Such As Names And Email Addresses).
Order Fulfilment – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information To Process And Ship Your Orders, And To Inform You About The Status Of Your Orders.
Other General Purposes (E.G., Website Security, Internal Research, Surveys) – We May Collect And Use Your Personal Information For Other General Business Purposes, Such As To Maintain The Day-To-Day Operation And Security Of Our Websites And Applications And To Conduct Internal Marketing, Demographic Studies And Contact You For Consumer Research.

  1. Disclosure Of Personal Information

DNA will not disclose your personal information with any third party that intends to use it for direct marketing purposes unless we have specifically informed you and you have given us specific permission to do this.
We may share your personal information with other related companies in the DNA Group. DNA may also share your personal information with other third parties, but only in the following circumstances:
Service Providers, Agents and Contractors – We may use third parties, like service providers, agents or contractors to provide support for our business functions (such as internal operations of our websites and applications, database or website hosting, including cloud infrastructure, handling mail-houses, promotions agencies etc).
Partners and Joint Promotions – From time to time, we may run a joint or co-sponsored program or promotion on our website or application with another company, and, as part of this event, collect and process personal information. Your personal information will only be shared with a third party if you have consented to opt-in to receive information directly from that third party company.
Legal requirements and business transfers – We may also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law, or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, to respond to any claims, or to protect the safety or rights of DNA, its customers, or the public. In the event of a merger or acquisition of all or part of DNA by another company, or in the event that DNA were to sell or dispose of all or a part of the DNA business, the acquirer would have access to the information maintained by that DNA business, which could include personal information.
Aggregate Information – We may share aggregated demographic or survey information with third parties, but this information is in anonymous form and does not contain any personal information. The aggregate information that we share may include anonymous information that is captured through the use of cookies and other similar tracking technology.

  1. Data Storage And Security

We take all reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information we hold against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure, and against other misuse. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is reasonably necessary taking into consideration our need to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services and comply with legal requirements under applicable laws. This means that we may retain your personal information for a reasonable period after you stop using DNA services or stop using our websites or applications. When the personal information that we collect is no longer required, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner, in accordance with best practice for document and data destruction.
Third party data security – Where DNA does disclose personal information to a third party as specified in point 4 above, any such third party must at all times provide the same levels of security for your personal information as DNA does, and, where required, are bound by a legal agreement to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on the specific instructions of DNA.

  1. How You May Access Your Personal Information And Seek Its Correction

You can request access to the personal information DNA holds about you by contacting the DNA Privacy Officer in writing. If DNA cannot provide access to your personal information, it will provide you with the reasons why. Depending on the nature of the request, DNA may charge for providing access to your personal information, however such charge will not be excessive. If the personal information DNA holds about you is inaccurate, incomplete or not up to date you may request that DNA correct the information.
Where available, you can review or update any personal information that we may have collected about you for our general website and application registration. To do this, please visit the appropriate [“MyAccount”] section(s) on our website or application.

  1. How To Make A Complaint And How Complaints Will Be Handled

If you are concerned about a possible interference with your privacy or misuse of your personal information by DNA, please contact the DNA Privacy Officer by contacting DNA on 1300 362 624 to obtain a Privacy Complaint form.
It is DNA’s policy to handle complaints in a timely, effective, fair and consistent manner. On making a privacy complaint to DNA, you will receive an acknowledgment letter or email within 15 business days. This communication will set out the name of the person responsible for handling your complaint and the expected response time to the complaint. DNA endeavours to make a decision on all written complaints within 28 business days after a complaint is received. If we need more time to respond to your complaint we will notify you as to the delay, the reasons for it and seek your agreement to a longer period.

  1. Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy and the Condensed Privacy Policy were updated in April 2018.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to regularly review this Privacy Policy to make sure you are aware of any changes and how your information may be used.

 

Contact:

Privacy Officer

DNA Men Nexus Pty Limited,

PO Box 503,

BAULKHAM HILLS NSW 1755

AUSTRALIA.

 

It is the policy of DNA to deal with any complaint within 15 working days after receipt of the complaint in writing.

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