Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and all related rules and regulations (“the Act”)
To: Finance@work Pty Ltd ABN: 34 118 089 893 and any disclosed or undisclosed principal on whose behalf it may act as agent (“You” or “Your”)
I acknowledge that the information and notifications below are provided on Your behalf. You may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information about me (including information required to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, rules and other subordinate instruments, the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009) to enable You to: assess my personal and/or commercial credit worthiness; process my application; provide, administer and manage the products and services provided to me; audit and evaluate those products and services; notify a credit reporting body or other credit providers of my payment history or any default by me; model and test data; communicate with me; improve and develop products and services; conduct credit scoring, securitisation, research, risk management and portfolio analysis; provide and administer any related rewards program and deal with any complaints or enquiries. I acknowledge that if I fail to provide complete information or information that is inaccurate, You may not be able to process or accept the application and transactions may be delayed, blocked or refused.
Authority for You to obtain certain credit information: I authorise You, Your agents and third parties who referred me to You to seek, obtain and use, credit reporting information about me (including from credit reporting bodies (“CRBs”)) to: assess an application by me for consumer credit or commercial credit; manage my credit and related funding arrangements; assess an application by me to be a guarantor in relation to credit; review my credit on a periodic basis as though assessing a new application; collect overdue payments; and create assessments and ratings of my credit worthiness.
Authority to exchange Information with credit reporting bodies: I authorise You and Your agents to on one or more occasions, obtain credit reporting information about me from a CRB or other business that provides information about credit worthiness. The CRB may include that information in reports that it provides to other credit providers to assist them to assess my credit worthiness. You may deal with the following CRB:
Equifax Australia Information Services and Solutions Pty Limited (ABN 26 000 602 862) (“Equifax”)
Address: PO BOX 964, NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059 Website: www.mycreditfile.com.au
I have the right to contact a CRB and request that it: not use my credit reporting information for pre-screening for direct marketing offers by a credit provider; and not use or disclose my credit reporting information if I believe on reasonable grounds that I have been, or am likely to be, the victim of fraud.
I allow such an entity to create or maintain credit information about me (before, during or after the provision of credit to me). The information may include: permitted identification particulars; the fact that I have applied for credit and the amount and type of credit; the fact that You are a credit provider to me; credit limit; loan start/end dates; repayment history; ‘default information’ (in addition to and without limiting repayment history information), i.e. payments overdue for more than 60 days in specified circumstances; in relation to those overdue payments, advice about new payment arrangements or that those payments are no longer overdue; in specified circumstances that in Your opinion there has been a serious credit infringement (e.g. fraud); and other credit worthiness information that can be disclosed under the Privacy Act.
Authority to exchange information with other credit providers: I authorise You to give to and obtain from Your agents (as defined in the Act) and any credit providers information about my credit worthiness, credit standing, credit history or credit capacity, and to give and receive a banker’s opinion for purposes connected with my creditworthiness, business, trade or profession. The information may be exchanged for, but not limited to, any of the following purposes: to assess an application by me for credit or to be a guarantor, to determine or confirm the status of my credit including any defaults; to assess my creditworthiness at any time during or after the life of a credit arrangement; to give or obtain an opinion on me; and any other purpose permitted by law.
Authority to exchange sensitive information: In some cases, sensitive information may be collected for specific purposes (for example, information regarding my health to enable the assessment of a hardship relief application). The references in this Privacy Statement to personal information include sensitive information such as my medical and health related details, and I agree that You may exchange such information with other parties listed in this Privacy Statement for the purpose of assessing or processing such applications and may seek further information from any medical attendant consulted by me.
Authority to give information to guarantors: I authorise You to give to any person who guarantees or indemnifies, or is to guarantee or indemnify, my obligations (“Guarantor”) information about my credit worthiness, credit standing, credit history or credit capacity for the purpose of determining if that person wishes to act as a Guarantor and keeping the Guarantor informed of the guarantee or indemnity, and for any purposes related to the proposed or actual enforcement of the guarantee or indemnity.
Authority to obtain information about guarantors: (This section addresses additional matters relevant if I am a Guarantor) I authorise and consent to You or Your agents collecting personal information about me and obtaining both my personal and commercial credit reports from a CRB, to assess my capacity as a guarantor. If I am accepted as a guarantor You may disclose my personal information to external agents, professional advisers and service providers, for the purpose of managing the account and contacting me in relation to the guarantee or indemnity provided. I also authorise You and Your agents to provide to the person/s in respect of whom I am Guarantor personal information about my credit worthiness, credit standing, credit history or credit capacity for any purposes related to the product or any proposed or actual enforcement of the product, guarantee or indemnity. I acknowledge and agree that if You provide the product, this authority remains in force until the credit under the product is fully and finally settled and discharged.
Authority to use information for administration processes: I authorise You to use any information collected in this application and in subsequent administration processes for future applications I may wish to make for Your other products and/or services and related services, and to disclose this information to our related bodies corporate for similar use. We will only use information collected for this purpose to the extent it is permitted to do so at law.
Authority to provide information for funding purposes: I authorise You to disclose any personal information about me to another person (including without limitation, any trustee, servicer, credit enhancer, funder, ratings agency) in connection with any funding of our business or any transactions including by means of an arrangement involving securitisation.
General Privacy Matters: I acknowledge that You collect personal information through interactions with me and my agent(s) (including telephone, email or online), as well as from public sources and third parties including information brokers and service providers. Without this information, You may not be able to process my application or provide me with an appropriate level of service.
I consent and agree that: (a) You may give me notices or documents by electronic communication, including by sending the notice or document to the email address provided with my application or the last email address I have otherwise notified; (b) if a notice or document is so given, it will be taken to be given at the time when the notice or document has entered my information system; (c) where a notice or document requires acceptance of the information contained therein, such an intention can be met electronically with the utilisation of an electronic signature; (c) paper notices and documents may no longer be given to me; (d) electronic communications should be regularly checked for notices and documents; and (e) my consent to the giving of notices and documents by electronic communication may be withdrawn by me at any time.
I acknowledge that where I have provided You with personal information about someone else that I have obtained their consent to provide their personal information based on this Privacy Consent.
You, Your related companies and any third parties involved in the introduction or referral of this application (including any dealers or suppliers of items the subject of my application) or with whom You have white label arrangements may exchange and use my personal information to contact me on an ongoing basis by telephone, electronic communications (like email), online and other means to offer products or services that may be of interest to me, including offers of banking, financial, advisory, investment, insurance and funds management services, and assets suited to leasing or finance (including vehicles, medical equipment, computers, office equipment, machinery and manufacturing equipment).
I consent to my information being checked with the document issuer or official record holder for the purpose of confirming my identity.
By ticking this box I/We do not consent to You using and disclosing my/our personal information for the purpose described immediately above.
In accordance with the Privacy Act, requests for access to and correction of personal information can be made using the contact details below:
Addressee: Finance@work Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 880 765
I have the right to make a complaint to You if I consider that You have committed a breach of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in relation to my personal information.
By requesting a copy of Your Privacy policies and (where applicable) credit reporting policies, further information can be obtained regarding the handling of personal information, access or correction of personal information, how privacy concerns are dealt with, website privacy, the credit reporting bodies used and how to obtain free copies of Your credit reporting information from those bodies. Finance@work Pty Ltd (Privacy Officer) can be contacted on 1300 880 765.