Kimberly-Clark Thailand Ltd. ("K-C") respect and uphold your rights to privacy protection in respect of the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information. This Policy details the practices we have adopted to protect your privacy, so that you can feel confident about how we manage the personal information you entrust to us.
When and how do we collect personal information?
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you. K-C may collect information from you including your personal information (such as name, e-mail, phone number, date of birth and postal address) in the following ways:
- through our websites;
- when you contact our Consumer Advisory Service in order to make a consumer inquiry or complaint about a particular K-C product;
- when you participate in K-C consumer promotions and market research; and
- when you apply for employment with K-C.
K-C (whether by ourselves or through our appointed third parties) may also collect personal data from your authorized representatives (i.e. persons whom you have authorized, persons who have been validly identified as being you) and from third parties or from publicly available sources.
What do we do with the personal information?
K-C's primary goal in collecting personal information is to ensure that our consumers are satisfied with our products and to provide our consumers with the best possible quality of customer service.
We may also use your personal information:
- to contact you regarding products and services which may be of interest to you, provided you have given us consent to do so or you have previously requested a product or service from us and the communication is relevant or related to that prior request and made within any timeframes prescribed by applicable laws;
- to contact you to provide you with information on our company’s product launches or upgrades, our company’s product information, upcoming fairs, sampling, promotions, surveys and market research, where you have consented to it;
- for the purposes of competitions or promotions that you have entered;
- to send you information, products or samples that you have requested;
- to respond to your queries or comments;
- to analyse the effectiveness of our advertisements, competitions and promotions;
- to evaluate the use of the Kimberly-Clark sites, products and services;
Information collected through our websites
We do not collect personally-identifiable information from you, unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means you are under no obligation to provide personal information when visiting our websites. However, if you specifically agree to follow-up contacts by us or ask to be put on our mailing list, we may require your personal information in order to contact you from time to time.There are some features of our websites that require you to sign up to use. If you do sign up, we use the information you supply for the purpose of providing products, product information or services you request. Because of the volume of requests we receive, we may have to give your name, e-mail and postal addresses to a fulfilment house or distributor of our products who assist us in carrying out your requests.
Our websites sometimes include notices of sweepstakes or other promotions we are conducting, and we may permit you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information in accordance with the section below entitled "Consumer Promotions and Market Research".
Children's privacy is of primary concern to us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. Any communication we receive that is identified as being from a child under the age of 13 will not be kept by K-C.
Like many companies, we sometimes use "cookie" Technology on our websites. These cookies are stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in, the cookie tells us whether you've visited us before or you are a new visitor. The cookie doesn't obtain any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you and the cookie doesn't extract any information from your computer. We use the cookie to help us identify website features in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide more of what you want.
Websites operated by K-C may contain links to other sites operated by third parties. K-C makes no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices of any third-party site and is not responsible for the Privacy Policies of other sites.
Information collected through Consumer Advisory Service
K-C will use the details you provide to our Consumer Advisory Service (whether by e-mail, telephone, letter or fax) in order to provide you with the information, services and products necessary to satisfy your consumer inquiry or complaint. This may involve sending a replacement product, information sheet or follow-up letter in relation to your inquiry or complaint or making a follow-up call. We may also use the information you provide to monitor repeat complaints about a particular K-C product.
Personal information collected from you by our Consumer Advisory Service may also be used for internal product development and quality control purposes.Your personal data is stored in a database and we also keep paper records of all correspondence that is sent to you. Any serious complaints that K-C receives are printed out and filed separately in hard copy so that they may be given special attention and be investigated expediently.
If your complaint is escalated and requires further investigation, your personal information is de-identified (made anonymous) and forwarded to K-C's manufacturing plants for the purposes of determining whether further inquiries into the manufacturing processes need to be conducted. If the complaint is of a particularly serious or urgent nature, then personal or health information about you may be provided to K-C's manufacturing plants or to external laboratories so that the issue may be analysed and resolved as quickly and effectively as possible.Information collected through Consumer Promotions and Market Research
K-C will use the personal information consumers supply to us via fairs, sampling, on-pack promotional stickers, claim/entry forms, coupons, survey forms, questionnaires, market research and through our websites, for the purposes of organizing these events and providing you with incentives, prizes, samples and other promotional products, information and services. Any personal information you provide to us may be entered into a database, recorded in spreadsheets and kept in hard copy format. That information may be used for Kimberly-Clark future promotional, marketing, sampling, surveys, market research, product development and publicity purposes, where you have consented to it. You may prevent such use of your personal information by opting-out at any time.
We may share your personal information between different departments of K-C and with third parties such as fulfilment houses and advertising agencies who assist us with our promotional, marketing and research activities. We impose obligations on any external organisations with which we share your personal information to maintain the integrity and security of that information.
Information collected through Employment Applications
In processing applications for employment, K-C collects resumes, references, certificates of graduation and qualification and other personal information about candidates. All applications for employment that we receive are stored in our Human Resources Division. A member of our Human Resources team will review your application. Alternatively, we may provide your application to a recruitment agency or contractor who assists in reviewing applications that we receive.
Resumes sent to K-C as part of an application for an advertised position, or sent generally to ascertain whether any positions are available, will be used to match applicants with available opportunities. If we consider that your application may be suitable to our current requirements, we, or a party acting on our behalf, will contact you to request that you attend an interview. We may also ask you to provide us with contact information for individuals who will act as professional and personal referees. We may contact these individuals and ask them questions we feel are relevant to your possible employment with us. We may contact you again to request that you attend further interviews or to inform you of whether we are able to offer you a position with us.
If your application is not suitable to our requirements, we will inform you and destroy or de-identify your application. If your application is not suitable to our current requirements, but we feel that there may be a position in the future for you with us, we will send you a letter informing you that we will keep a record of your application and may contact you again if a suitable position becomes available.
Can you access personal information that you have submitted to us?
If your personal information changes (such as your address), or if you no longer wish us to keep your personal information on file, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove your records. We may charge you a small fee to cover any administrative costs that we may incur in providing personal information to you. If you believe for any reason that we are holding inaccurate
or incomplete information about you, you may ask us to correct it.
Kimberly-Clark Thailand Ltd.,
32nd -33rd Floor, United Center,
323 Silom Road, Bangrak,
Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Phone (Thailand): (662) 230-3000
Fax (Thailand): (662) 230-3044
are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.