The term ‘ Hunter Organic Foods’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered
office is Shop 3, 47 Glebe Rd The Junction, NSW, 2291. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of
us when you use this website. Hunter Organic Foods may change this policy occasionally by updating
this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
Hunter Organic Foods is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we will only use the
information that we collect about you lawfully. Should we ask you to provide certain information by
which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used
in accordance with this privacy statement.
We use the information gathered to enable your account and to enhance your online experience. Any
and all the personal data collected on this website will be kept strictly confidential and secure.
What We Collect
We may collect the following information about an individual/s:
• Contact information including address, telephone number/s, email address
• Credit card details
• Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
• Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
• This information is collected directly from you when you provide information by phone and
email, register with us or place an order on our website. We will never collect sensitive
information about you without your explicit consent.
What We Do With The Information We Gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a more personalised
service, and in particular for the following reasons:
• Order processing
• Internal record keeping
• We may use the information to improve our products and services
• We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers,
improvements to our services or other information which we think you may find interesting
using the email address which you have provided From time to time, we may also use your
information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email,
phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your
interests and suggestions
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
• You may unsubscribe from the Hunter Organic Foods mailing list at any time. You have the
option to be removed when you create an account and can also set this option for your account
online at any point afterwards. Alternatively you can email us on
• You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data
Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you contact us on
firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions in relation to privacy or believe that
any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as
possible and we will promptly clarify or rectify any appropriate details.
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using
a “cookie”. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard
drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when
you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web
application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering
information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.
This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to
customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is
removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us
to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to
your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can
choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can
usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking
full advantage of the website.
The Privacy Act
In addition to Hunter Organic Foods safeguards, your personal data is protected in Australia by the
Privacy Act. This provides that the data we hold about you should only be processed lawfully and
fairly. We may keep your personal data on file and use it to send you information about the status of
your order, special offers relating to our products, as well as information about new products. Hunter
Organic Foods will not sell, rent or loan your personal information to others or trade your personal
information to any third party without your consent other than to our delivery agents to which you have
agreed to in our terms and conditions. In addition, we may be required to supply your personal
information to any law enforcement agencies if so requested in the event of a suspected breach of the
Whilst some customers in the marketplace are still a little worried about buying over the internet,
shopping online is actually considered fairly low-risk. According to CNN, “The prevalent opinion. . . is
that on-line credit card use is actually no riskier for consumers than traditional “low-tech”
transactions.” You should feel as safe as you would using a credit card in a store or restaurant, if not
Hunter Organic Foods Commitment to Security
We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensure your shopping is secure when you order on
our site. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical,
electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Security of Payment Processing
We offer payment processing via Credit Card and PayPal.
Direct Credit Card Payments & Merchant Facilities
The Hunter Organic Foods website is located within a GeoTrust secure server environment which
utilises SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Encryption software to protect your personal information,
including your name, address, and credit card information. SSL encryption is the industry standard for
the highest level of internet security. When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is
transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form and not decoded until we receive it
ensuring that it cannot be read or intercepted by anyone. Our GeoTrust SSL certificates enables up to
256-bit encryption, which exceeds industry standard.
MIGS is the MasterCard Internet Gateway Service. MIGS is provided to banks to facilitate ePayments
and general payments where the card is not presented to the merchant (called Card-Not-Present, or
CNP). MIGS processes all card types, not just MasterCard. All websites collecting sensitive or
confidential information need to protect the data passed between the browser and the MIGS Payment
Server. The Payment Server is responsible for securing the cardholder details when you implement the
Server-Hosted Payments Integration Model. It uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts
sensitive financial data between a cardholder and the Payment Server. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a
security technology that is used to secure server to Internet browser transactions. This includes the
securing of any information passed by an Internet browser (such as a cardholder’s credit card number)
to a web server (such as your online store or MIGS). SSL protects data submitted over the Internet
from being intercepted and viewed by unintended recipients.
You may select the Paypal service to process the payment part of your order if you have an existing
PayPal account. (Refer to our Terms and Conditions on how to set up a PayPal account if needed).
Paypal is a leading worldwide supplier of secure online services and has been operating for many
years. It has around 78 million account members worldwide and is available in 56 countries around the
world. If you choose this option you will automatically be redirected to the Paypal site for payment,
where you enter your credit card details (i.e. Mastercard or Visa) before being returned to our site.
Unless stated all prices are in $AUD, and where applicable prices are inclusive of GST.
Please choose carefully. We do not normally give refunds if you simply change your mind or make a
wrong decision. You can choose between a refund, exchange or credit where goods are faulty, have
been wrongly described, are different to the product purchased on the website or doesn’t do what it is
supposed to do. There is no warranty on perishable items.
Customer Service Policy
Hunter Organic Foods is committed to providing exceptional customer service. We endeavour to make
sure that all produce listed on our website are currently in stock and pricing is true and correct.
Standard delivery timeframes are between 3-7 business days; in the event that an ordered item is not
available or we are unable to fulfil your order we will notify you within 2 business days to arrange an
agreeable alternative item or a full refund.
Except for responsibilities implied by law, which cannot be excluded, Hunter Organic Foods is not
responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by you as a result of any error, omission or
misrepresentation in relation to this website.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links
to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore,
we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst
should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement and security applicable to the website in