Last Updated: 29 November 2019
We recognise the importance of your privacy and are committed to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
The types of personal information we collect from you depends on the circumstances in which the information is collected.
If you are a client, or potential client, we collect ‘personal information’ specific to, and required for, the services and products that we provide to you. The personal information we collect and maintain may include your:
For some products and services we may also collect and maintain ‘sensitive information’. This may include:
If you apply for employment with us or seek to provide services to us we may collect additional information such as your qualifications, work history and references.
Gallagher collects information either directly from you or from third parties. We will collect information directly from you when you provide it to us or our agents or contractors (for example when you engage us to be your insurance broker or as part of our marketing campaigns that we conduct), via our website or otherwise when you deal with us online (including through our social media pages). We may obtain personal information from third parties such as:
In general we collect, use and disclose your personal information so that we can provide the services you have retained us for or for purposes connected with our business operations. This includes:
In respect of sensitive personal information, we predominately will use, hold and disclose that information for the purpose of providing products and services to you or perform internal administrative or risk and compliance tasks.
On some occasions we may also need to disclose your personal information (which might be sensitive information) to overseas third parties, including service providers, insurers, underwriting agencies and insurance brokers. In particular, this may also include related parties such as subsidiaries of our ultimate parent company, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, located in the United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore or India to assist in providing our services to you and assist in performing internal administrative or compliance tasks connected to the services.
We may also be required by law to disclose your personal information, such as when we are required to comply with a subpoena, warrant or other legal process.
If you choose to withhold requested or required personal information, Gallagher or any third-party suppliers may not be able to provide the products or services you require.
Gallagher will take steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect any personal information that we hold from misuse, interference and loss, and to protect it from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
Gallagher’s premises throughout Australia maintain physical security over paper files, electronic data stores and other records. We also maintain computer and network security, such as user identifiers and passwords to control access to computer systems where personal information is stored.
We collect information about our websites and its visitors using cookies (and similar tracking technologies). A cookie is a small data file that a website saves on your device when you visit the site, and its primary purpose is to help a website keep track of your visits and activity. Cookies can also be used for targeted advertising (or “remarketing”). You cannot be personally identified from this information (unless it has been aggregated with other personally identifiable information).
In particular, we note we use the following:
Google Analytics Cookies: this web-analytics tool that allows us to collect information about how visitors use our site. For example, the information we collect includes the date and time of your visit to our sites, the pages viewed, information downloaded, certain geographical information, type of internet browsers you use;
Google AdWords and GoogleAds: we use these tools to display tailored advertising to you, through Google and third party vendors, on different websites across the internet based on your prior visits to our site;
LinkedIn Cookies: we use the LinkedIn “Event Specific Image Pixel” and “ Insight Tag” which allows us (through cookies) to monitor conversion tracking and gain information about website audiences and demographics for LinkedIn ad campaigns; and
Hubspot Cookies: we use “Hubspot” (a customer relationship management system) and its “HubSpot tracking code”, which (through cookies) also helps us monitor our website’s traffic, and how visitors are using our website. If are an existing client or prospective lead that we have added to the Hubspot CRM platform, then it may be possible for us to aggregate your use of our website with your Hubspot profile.
then please contact our head office (see below contact details), or contact your local Gallagher office.
We regularly distribute to our clients general information and newsletters regarding Gallagher’s products and services, including marketing campaigns, either by mail, email or telephone. If we believe it may be of interest to you we may, from time to time, supply you with specific information regarding some of our products and services.
We provide a simple ‘opt-out’ option for these kinds of communications. Alternatively, you may update your preferences by contacting our head office (see below contact details), or by contacting your local Gallagher office.
When contacting us please provide as much detail as possible in relation to your question, comment or complaint.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of our assessment of your complaint, you may wish to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. For further information on Privacy please visit the Australian Government - Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Website at www.oaic.gov.au.
Please address all privacy complaints, queries, access, correction, update or unsubscribe requests to our Risk and Compliance Department by telephone on 1800 068 000 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.