SVS is a family business, owned and operated by husband and wife Leigh and Liz Holman. Due to his family involvement in speedway, Leigh became interested in motor vehicles at a very early age. Leigh Went on to have a very successful speedway career going from sedans to modifieds, to Sprintcars, which he only gave up in 2003. Leigh took on the major role building the engines and fitting out race boats for the Cyclone ski racing team. He travelled to every corner of Australia as well as racing overseas in Belgium and the U.S. The team won two world titles whilst Leigh was at the helm. From there he took his two daughters Chelsea and Sophie travelling around Australia racing go karts, with the girls winning various titles including a QLD state title.
After completing his trade apprenticeship, Leigh worked in various specialty workshops where he gained dyno tuning experience. In 1984, Leigh purchased a performance workshop from a well known motor racer and Cairns property developer Ian Thomas.
While the workshop has had several names over the last 28years, the name SVS (Special Vehicle Services) has dominated and been a major part of our business growth. In October 2011, after being located at Newell Street Westcourt for 20 years, we purchased our new modern premises at 19 Muir Street Bungalow. The move was a major milestone. At last we had room to move with a large 560 sq mtr open space workshop. This enabled us to design and create an efficient layout that allows our workshop to operate at maximum efficiency.
It was only a matter of a couple of months before we needed more room, so we added another 205 sq mtr extension to include our Mainline Dynolog 1800AWD dyno room.
Leigh and Liz both work full time in the business and have a fantastic team including workshop controller Dylan Walker.
In the present day SVS is the market leader and is often seen as the benchmark so we are looking forward to leading the industry to bigger and better things.
SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING aims to provide its customers with the best possible products and service. To achieve this, we aim to make efficient use of the personal information we collect from our customers.
What kinds of Personal Information does SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING collect?
Personal Information is any information or an opinion, in any form and whether true or not, about an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.
The kinds of personal information that we collect and hold about you will depend on the circumstances of collection, including whether we collect the information from you as a customer, dealer, supplier, contractor or in some other capacity such as a jobseeker.
For example, if you are a customer or a potential customer, we may collect your name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, licence number, vehicle details and service history. If you deal with us in some other capacity (for example, as a dealer or a supplier), we may collect your name, contact details and any other information you choose to provide to us.
We will only collect sensitive information about you with your consent (unless we are otherwise allowed or required by law to collect that information). If we are not able to collect your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with our products or services or do business with you or the organisation with which you are connected.
How does SVS Auto Repairs and Dyno Tuning collect personal information?
Where possible, SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING will collect your personal information directly from you. This may take place in a number of ways, such as when you interact with us in writing (including if you give us a written order), or ask us to provide a product or service or otherwise deal with us over the telephone or internet.
Our website may also offer interactive facilities, such as customer enquiry or comment forms and competition entry forms, where personal information may be collected. If you enter our competitions using your social media account (where available), we may collect information about you from your social media profile.
In addition, we may obtain personal information of customers and prospective customers from third parties such as our dealers and distributors, contractors and regulatory authorities, and from marketing and similar lists which are legally acquired by us.
How does SVS Auto Repairs and Dyno Tuning use personal information?
SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING collects personal information for a range of purposes relating to the products and services it offers. Those purposes include:
responding to enquiries regarding vehicles, products and accessories and services we offer
receiving feedback and dealing with complaints
processing orders and administering accounts
providing customer support
considering job applicants for current and future employment
marketing and promotional activities
product development and market research
managing our relationships with our dealers, suppliers and other stakeholders
meeting our regulatory and legal obligations.
We may also use your information for other purposes required or authorised by or under law (including purposes for which you have provided your consent).
In conducting our activities, we may sometimes need to disclose your personal information to others. Examples of the types of organisations we may need to disclose information to are:
a person outside SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING who is contracted to us to provide a particular service on our behalf.
Some examples of the kinds of organisations with which we contract are:
mailing houses for bulk mailing of letters and notices;
printers for marketing material;
organisations that assist us to conduct promotions or market research;
information technology service providers;
Sometimes, the law requires us to disclose personal information. For example, information may be disclosed to a court in response to a subpoena or to a Government agency such as a vehicle licensing authority or the Australian Taxation Office. We may also disclose your personal information to other third parties and for other purposes with your consent. That consent may be written, verbal or implied from your conduct.
From time to time, we may use personal information to inform our customers, prospective customers and other persons with whom we interact about our products and services, or about special offers, promotions and events that we think may be of interest to you. We may provide this information using any contact number or address provided, including without limitation by post, phone, email and SMS. We will generally give you the opportunity to express a wish not to receive direct marketing communications. Your consent to receive direct marketing communications in the above ways will be deemed if you do not opt out when we offer you the opportunity to do so, and will remain current for an indefinite period of time unless and until you advise us otherwise. You can opt-out of receiving direct marketing at any time (see below).
SVS Special Vehicle Services does not disclose personal information to organisations outside SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING and its related companies for the purposes of allowing them to direct market their products. If the law requires us to provide you with information about our products or services, we will provide that information even if you have elected not to receive information about our products and services generally.
How can you opt out of receiving direct marketing?
You can let us know at any time if you do not want the personal information we hold about you to be used or disclosed for any of the above purposes, or you do not wish to be contacted in any of the above ways, by contacting us in any of the ways set out at the bottom of this policy. In some circumstances we may need to contact you to obtain additional information, to verify your identity or to clarify your request.
Ensuring personal information is up-to-date
We rely on the personal information we hold in conducting our business. Therefore, it is very important that the information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate, complete, up-to-date and relevant whenever we collect or use it. This means that from time to time, we will ask you to tell us if there are any changes to your personal information. If you find that information we hold about you is incorrect, please contact us immediately (in any of the ways set out at the bottom of this policy) and we will take reasonable steps to correct it.
Security of personal information
We may store your information in hardcopy and/or in electronic form. Security of personal information is important to us and we take reasonable precautions to protect personal information from misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Some of the ways we protect personal information include:
external and internal premises security;
restricting access to personal information only to staff who need it to perform their day to day functions;
maintaining technology products to prevent unauthorised computer access or damage to electronically stored information, such as requiring identifiers and passwords, firewalls and anti-virus software; and
maintaining physical security over paper records.
Access to personal information
You can request access to the personal information we hold about you by contacting us in any of the ways set out at the bottom of this policy, and we will generally provide you with access subject to some exceptions permitted by law. Access to personal information may be refused in a number of circumstances, such as where the request for access is frivolous or vexatious. If we deny or restrict your access, we will explain why.
Privacy and cookies
The type of personal information we collect on our website depends on how you make use of the site.
When visiting our site, you will not be required to provide us with any personal information unless you request information about a SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING product or service or respond to a SVS Special Vehicle Services competition or promotion. In that case, we will ask you to provide your contact details along with other information required to respond to your request or allow you to enter the competition or promotion. If you provide your personal information, cookies may collect and store that information and unless you tell us that you don't want to be contacted for direct marketing purposes, we may use your information for that purpose. SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING will use and disclose personal information collected by cookies in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
If you send us an email
If you send us an email containing personal information, we will take reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality of that information. The content of emails is sometimes monitored by our Internet Host for maintenance and fault detection purposes. We may also monitor email for legal compliance purposes. Emails may also be sent to our dealers or contractors when they relate to product or service enquiries or complaints. They also treat the information confidentially, but do record the information in SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING internal customer databases.
Although we take steps to protect information sent by email, email is not a secure method of communication and if you are concerned about sending your personal information to us in this manner you may prefer to contact us in any of the ways set out at the bottom of this policy.
If you have any concerns or complaints about the manner in which we have collected or handled your personal information, please let us know. You can make a complaint by contacting the person or department you were dealing with or by calling SVS AUTO REPAIRS AND DYNO TUNING and asking for the privacy officer. We will investigate your complaint and respond to you in writing within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with our response, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or lodge a complaint with the Australian Information Commissioner (www.oaic.gov.au).
If you would like more information about SVS Auto Repairs and Dyno Tuning approach to privacy, please contact
Third Party Websites
Our website may contain links to websites which are owned or operated by third parties independent of SVS Auto Repairs and Dyno Tuning including websites owned or operated by SVS Auto Repairs and Dyno Tuning dealers and by our service providers. Those websites should contain their own privacy statements and their owners or operators are responsible for informing you about their security and privacy practices.
You can contact SVS Auto Repairs and Dyno Tuning in the following ways:
Phone: 07 4041 0201
Address: 19 Muir Street, Cairns QLD 4870