Security Policy



Sydney Home Centre has been operating for over 13 years and we understand the importance of providing secure credit card transactions, both in store and online. We value the customer experience and hence make is a priority to invest in the latest technology to ensure that your details are safe.

How do we do this?  
 - Credit Card Numbers are processed securely using a 256-bit AES data encryption method.
 - All Cardholder information is stored and processed in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). 
- We employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocols to ensure information provided over the internet is transmitted securely.
- We offer third party secure payment methods such as paypal to help ensure peace of mind.


1. Privacy is important.
We understand that the privacy of personal information is an important factor regarding any transaction. Any personal information you provide to us will be used for business purposes only. Except where otherwise legally appropriate, we will treat your personal information as private. If you have a particular concern or query about your personal information held by us, you should contact us by phone on 02 9707 1466.

2. The nature of our business.
Sydney Home Centre is a Retailer. As a successful and long established retailer, we have built an outstanding reputation as one of Australia's best Home renovations retailer. Our 12 year involvement in the industry with our showroom and e-commerce store, is well established and focused on the customer experience.

3. Obtaining personal information. 
Because of the nature of our business, it is necessary to obtain personal information for the purpose of completing a purchase. We will, however, not be unduly intrusive nor obtain or use information in an inappropriate manner. We will only ask for and use personal information we reasonably need to conduct our business and communicate with you effectively in regards to your transaction. If you have received any promotional material and do not wish to receive it then, upon letting us know, we will no longer send it to you.

4. Your access and control. 
In accordance with the privacy law, we give you access to your personal information we hold so you can correct misinformation. You may, at any time, log in to our system and add, modify or remove your mailing list subscription.

5. Confidence. 
It is important for us that persons with whom we do business have confidence that we handle information responsibly and it is our policy to do this.

6. Cookies 
"Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist in providing customized services. At Sydney Home Centre, the cookies used on this site are used solely to identify your shopping session with no third party referrals or advertising. We do not share any customer information with any third parties and all information you provide is used for your purchase only. When you return to our site, your details will be displayed in the shipping section to provide you with a speedy checkout.

7. External Links 
Our website contains links to third party or external sites which are not directly related to Sydney Home Centre. It is our goal to link only to reputable and relevant sites to our industry. Please be aware that Sydney Home Centre does not monitor and is in no way responsible for the content or privacy practices of any such third party sites.


How secure is my transaction?
Our online store supplies you with a secure session within our shopping 'checkout' process. All credit card numbers are encrypted when the order is placed using state of the art 256 bit SSL encryption and we do not have access to these details. Your credit card numbers, personal information and order information are only decrypted after they reach our order processing computers. This information is not held in clear text on any website or server. You will notice a padlock icon on of your browser when you enter through to the 'checkout'. This indicates that all information entered in the session is secure.

How safe are my credit card details?
We do not view your credit card details at any time. When making payment in our checkout your credit card payment is automatically processed via a secure payment gateway processor. We do not have access to your credit card details at any stage. We use state of the art official Bank Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption standard and deposits our payment into our bank account without viewing your card details.

What credit cards can I use on your site? 
The following cards can be used at Sydney Home Centre: Visa, MasterCard and AMEX users can pay via the Paypal card processor or the provided secure banking transaction gateway.

Do I need to be a member to shop/order online? 
You don't need to be a member to shop online on our website. Once you order with us, if you elect to join our mailing list, you will be able to receive up-to-date information with the latest additions and specials that we offer, as well as other benefits including, a quick checkout process, promotions and special discounts.

Do I need a credit card? 
No. The following options are available:

International buyers can only pay credit card or paypal

Cash payments can be accepted for warehouse pickup orders. It is best to call us on 02 9707 1466 to ensure that the item is available as we don’t hold items without payment.

Australian GST? 
All prices in our online store include GST and show RRP and our standard or sale price also. 10% GST is payable on Australian orders only and will be removed for international purchases.

Do you convert my total into other currencies? 
No. We will bill your credit card in Australian dollars and your card company will convert the charges for you. Your credit card provider will calculate the actual amount.

We reserve the right:

To cancel any order, at which time, we will notify this action by e-mail or phone, using the e-mail address or number/s provided. We will refund the monies paid using the original method received. All orders are subject to availability of stock

To take reasonable steps to verify that the order and credit details are bona fide.