Endeavour Energy is a NSW Government-owned electricity distributor. We may also supply or promote other products and services that we believe will benefit our customers.
Endeavour Energy is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles and complies with them as required by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Where Endeavour Energy collects health information, it is also bound by the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW).
Collection, use and disclosure
If you are a customer of Endeavour Energy, we need to collect personal information such as your name, address, other contact details, previous address, occupation information and personal identification so that we can supply you with electricity and to do anything associated with providing this service. We collect this by telephone, in person, in writing or online.
We also collect information from individuals to enable provision of electricity or any other services (including electrical construction work) which are requested.
We use contractors to help us do our work and may need to disclose personal information to our contractors to enable them to carry out this work, which may be to supply you with electricity or other services that you have requested, including construction, connection or maintenance work.
The Government has said customers can choose between electricity suppliers regardless of where they live. If you have changed your retail supplier the law might require the transfer of your personal information between us and the supplier to enable this to occur.
We might also have to disclose your personal information under energy laws, for other legal reasons, to law enforcement agencies or in emergencies.
In certain circumstances we might collect information that is sensitive information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and/or health information under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW). For instance, we need to know some information about a customer’s health status in relation to the provision of electricity and for life support systems. We will seek your consent before collecting this information from you.
We record calls to Endeavour Energy for training purposes. We do not disclose these to anyone outside Endeavour Energy and delete them when no longer necessary. We monitor calls for customer service reasons. Customers are informed if their calls are being monitored.
Unless you tell us otherwise, we might use your personal information and disclose it to our contractors to inform you about other offers or goods and services available to Endeavour Energy network customers. If you do not wish to be contacted about these offers you may call 131 081.
Information we receive for employment applications will be retained securely by us and may be disclosed to our agents or contractors for the purposes of considering your application.
Information we receive for applications for accreditation as service providers will be retained securely by us and may be disclosed as described on any application form or as provided by law.
If you contact us on any other matter, such as a compliment or complaint, or seeking information, we will use the information you give us for the purpose for which you provided it. This may include replying to you and forwarding your information to employees within Endeavour Energy or to contractors providing services to Endeavour Energy so that we can respond to you. We might also need to access our existing records of your account, or previous information you have provided to us if it assists in responding to your matter. Personal details you send to us in these circumstances will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.
Endeavour Energy will take reasonable steps to protect personal information we hold from misuse and loss from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure including information collected from non-customers for business purposes eg personal information collected and stored in our databases to authorise contractor’s to work on the Company’ network.
Access and correction
You are entitled to access your personal information on request, unless certain circumstances specified in the Privacy Act apply (for example where access would unreasonably interfere with the privacy of others). In some circumstances, we may ask you to apply in writing. We will need to confirm your identity before we can provide you with access to personal information we hold about you. If the circumstances specified in the Privacy Act apply and we are entitled to refuse to give you access, we will explain this to you. We encourage you to let us know if you believe any personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. Unless we disagree with you we will update our records. If we disagree with you, and you request us to do so, we may include a statement to the effect that you claim the information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date with our records.
You are also entitled to access your health information on request under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act, unless certain specified circumstances apply (for example where access would unreasonably interfere with the privacy of others) or to seek the amendment or correction of your health information.
If you have any queries, would like further information or have a complaint concerning your privacy, you may telephone our Customer Interaction Centre on 131 081, or write to the Manager Customer Care, Endeavour Energy, PO Box 6366 Blacktown NSW Australia 2148, 51 Huntingwood Drive Huntingwood NSW 2148. If you are viewing this Privacy Statement on our website you may wish to contact us by filling out an online feedback form.
Dealing with Endeavour Energy over the Internet
Our website is owned by Endeavour Energy, a NSW Government-owned electricity distributor and is operated by our contracted Internet Service Provider. We also supply other energy products and services and, occasionally, offer other products and services in conjunction with other suppliers.
This section of our privacy statement sets out how we handle information provided by you online so that you can decide whether you wish to continue using our website.
The transmission of information to us over the internet is not secure. Other people may be able to intercept or view and collect the information you send over the internet. We will not know if this has happened and cannot guarantee security.
When you view our website, our Internet Service Provider, automatically makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- your IP address;
- your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);
- the date and time of your visit to the site;
- the pages you accessed and documents downloaded;
- the previous site you have visited; and
- the type of browser you are using.
Endeavour Energy will not attempt to identify you from these statistics. The information may be used to allow us to improve our services by learning about the parts of our website that are more frequently visited, general patterns of visiting and technologies used. However, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider's logs in certain cases.
Cookies can be either "persistent" or "session" based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiry date, and may be used to track your usage history of the issuing website. This enhances your use of the website by, for instance, fast-tracking you to the part of the website you most frequently use. Session cookies can be used for temporary in-memory storage such as remembering the items currently in your shopping cart. They are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session and expire when you quit your browser.
Endeavour Energy uses session and persistent cookies for the sole purpose of enhancing your experience on our website. We do not use persistent cookies to identify you personally, or to correlate you personally with your activities on our website.
Endeavour Energy does not knowingly allow advertisers or any third parties to use any cookies to monitor your use of our website.
You can set your browser to delete or reject cookies. If you do, you might not be able to use our website effectively.
If you use our feedback form, or email us from our website, we will record the information you give us. If you use our feedback form, or send us an email, the information you give us will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. This may include replying to you and forwarding your email to employees within Endeavour Energy or to contractors providing services to Endeavour Energy so that we can respond to your email or feedback. We might also need to access our existing records of your account, or previous information you have provided to us if it assists in responding to your matter.
Your email address and other personal details you send to this site will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.
We provide online forms for you to connect with Endeavour Energy or simply obtain a quote. We require certain personal information to do this. We also give you the option to provide other information that might later be used to tell you about different products and services. Our online forms give you the option to decline to receive such offers.
Applying for employment
Our website provides an online form for applying for employment with Endeavour Energy. The transmission of information to us over the internet is not secure. Other people may be able to intercept or view and collect the information you send over the internet. We will not know if this has
happened and cannot guarantee security. Information we receive for employment applications will be retained securely by us and may be disclosed to our agents or contractors for the purposes of considering your application.
Special offers, competitions or other activities
From time to time we may offer on our website promotions which invite you to register your name and contact details. If you do not provide this information you will not be able to take up the offer or participate in the competition. We will give you the option to decline to allow us to use your information for subsequent marketing purposes should we intend to do so.
Changes to this policy