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Privacy Notice

Collection and Use of your Personal Information

We’ve asked you to supply some information about yourself (such as your email address, your name, and/or other personal details) in order to sign up for one of our services, such as MyCanon, a subscription, a competition, etc. (the main purpose).    

We may indicate that some of that information is mandatory, because without it we can’t fulfil the main purpose. Additional information is optional – if you choose to share it, it will help us to tailor our products, services and communications to better suit your needs.     

As well as the information you supply for the main purpose:

  • We may have information about other transactions or interactions with you.
  • We collect information on an anonymous basis about how people use our digital properties (including websites, social media sites, apps and electronic communications) and third party websites (digital interactions). We also gather on an anonymous basis metadata (such as camera details and geolocation data) attached to images shared with us (image metadata). When you supply information for the main purpose, we may link it with your past digital interactions data and past image metadata.
  • We may collect information about any of our future transactions and interactions with you.
  • We may collect your future digital interactions data and future image metadata.
  • We collect anonymous data from third party sources e.g. consumer analytic data from data aggregators. We may attribute some of that data to you based on the other information we have.

We may combine all the information referred to above. As well as using it for the main purpose, we may use it:  

  • to understand our consumers and community better and deliver better products, services and communications; and
  • if you have opted in to receive direct marketing communications from us - to tailor those communications to reflect your needs. We will always provide you with a way to opt out of any direct marketing from us.

Usual disclosures/likely overseas disclosures

We need to share some personal information we hold with other businesses to enable them to help us with services like data storage, business processes, deliveries and so on. Some of those businesses are based in America, Europe, India, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines. But we only disclose what is necessary for them to do their job, and they are contractually obliged to keep your details safe. 

Further information

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for our contact details and further information about our approach to privacy. Among other things, our Policy contains information about your access, correction and complaint rights, and how we handle privacy complaints. 

Issued by: Canon Australia and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Canon Finance Australia Pty Ltd, Oce-Australia Pty Ltd and Canon New Zealand Ltd.

Last updated: 19 October 2016