We recognise that any personal information we collect about you will only be used for the purposes we have collected it for or as allowed under the law. It is important to us that you are confident that any personal information we hold about you will be treated in a way which ensures the protection of your personal information. Our commitment in respect of personal information is to abide by the Privacy Principles for the protection of personal information.
When we refer to personal information we mean information from which your identity is reasonably apparent. This information may include information or an opinion about you. The personal information we hold about you may also include credit information.
How do we collect your personal information
Where reasonable and practical we will collect your personal information directly from you. We may also collect your personal information from credit reporting bodies and from finance brokers and other people such as accountants and lawyers.
Do we disclose your personal information?
We may disclose your personal information:
To companies that provide information and infrastructure systems to us;
To anybody who represents you, such as finance brokers, lawyers, and accountants;
To anyone, where you have provided us consent;
Where we are required to do so by law, such as under the Anti-Money or Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Acts;
To your employer, referees or identity verification services.
Prior to disclosing any of your personal information to another person or organisation, we will take all reasonable steps to satisfy ourselves that:
a. the person or organisation has a commitment to protecting your personal information at least equal to our commitment, or
b. you have consented to us making the disclosure.