Personal information is information or an opinion about an individual that is reasonably identifiable. For example, this may include your name, email address and contact details.
Credit information is personal information that is collected in connection with a credit application. For example, this may include identification information, default information or repayment history information.
The information we may collect from you and hold includes:
We may collect these types of information either directly from you or from third parties. We may collect information when you:
We may collect information about you from others such as:
We may collect, hold, use and disclose your personal and credit information for the following purposes:
If you do not provide us with the personal or credit information we request, we may not be able to provide you with the services or products you have requested.
We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our services. This may take the form of emails, SMS, mail or other forms of communication, in accordance with the Spam Act and the Privacy Act. You may opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us by contacting us using the details set out below or by using the opt-out facilities provided (eg an unsubscribe link).
We will not disclose your personal information outside of Australia.
Using our website and cookies
We may collect personal information about you when you use and access our website.
While we do not use browsing information to identify you personally, we may record certain information about your use of our website, such as which pages you visit, the time and date of your visit and the internet protocol address assigned to your computer.
We may also use ‘cookies’ or other similar tracking technologies on our website that help us track your website usage and remember your preferences. Cookies are small files that store information on your computer, TV, mobile phone or other device. They enable the entity that put the cookie on your device to recognise you across different websites, services, devices and/or browsing sessions. You can disable cookies through your internet browser but our websites may not work as intended for you if you do so.
We may hold your personal and credit information in either electronic or hard copy form. We take reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse, interference and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure and we use a number of physical, administrative, personnel and technical measures to protect your personal information. For example we:
However, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
Accessing or correcting your information
You can access the personal and credit information we hold about you by contacting us using the information below. Sometimes, we may not be able to provide you with access to all of your information and, where this is the case, we will tell you why. We may also need to verify your identity when you request your information.
If you think that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, please contact us and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.
We do not disclose any of your credit information to credit reporting bodies including for the purpose of requesting a credit check on you.
Making a complaint
If you think we have breached the Privacy Act, or you wish to make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal or credit information, you can contact us using the details set out below. Please include your name, email address and/or telephone number and clearly describe your complaint. We will acknowledge your complaint and respond to you regarding your complaint within a reasonable period of time. If you think that we have failed to resolve the complaint satisfactorily, we will provide you with information about the further steps you can take.
If you are not satisfied with how we have dealt with your complaint you can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner using any of the following details:
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 1300 363 992
Privacy Officer: Sam Bridgwood
T: 0414 488 282
A: c/o Franklin Advisory, Level 4, 149 Flinders St Adelaide SA 5000