- We respect your privacy
1.1. Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd (“we”, “us”) respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers and website visitors. We adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This policy sets out how we collect and treat your personal information.
1.2. “Personal information” is defined in the Privacy Act and in simple terms is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.
- Collection of personal information
2.1. Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd will, from time to time, receive and store personal information you enter onto our website, provided to us directly or given to us in other forms.
2.2. You may provide basic information such as your name, phone number, driver’s licence details, family details, nationality, address, and email address to enable us to provide our services to you, send information, provide updates and process your product or service order. We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback when you provide information about your personal or business affairs, change your content or email preference, respond to surveys and/or promotions, provide financial or credit card information, or communicate with our customer support.
2.3. Additionally, we may also collect any other information you provide while interacting with us including financial information should you seek to obtain a loan or finance through us.
- How we collect your personal information
- Use of your personal information
4.1. Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd may use personal information collected from you to provide you with information, updates and our services. We may also make you aware of new and additional products, services and opportunities available to you. We may use your personal information to improve our products and services and better understand your needs.
4.2. Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd may contact you by a variety of means including, but not limited to, telephone, email, SMS or mail.
4.3 We assume unless you tell us otherwise that when dealing with us you consent to us communicating with you electronically via your nominated email address as your address for receiving notices relating to your facility. You understand the risks associated with sending or receiving personal information and loan documents via email. You should check your nominated email address regularly. Any notice or document we send to you by electronic communications will be deemed to have been received by you. You may not receive further paper documents. You are responsible for viewing, printing or saving documents or information you receive from us electronically. You can withdraw this consent at any time. If you want to change your email address or withdraw your consent to electronic communication at any time, contact us via email or via our business telephone number that appears on our website.
- Disclosure of your personal information
5.1. We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Personal information is only supplied to a third party when it is required for the delivery of our services.
5.2. We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.
5.3. We may also use your personal information to protect the copyright, trademarks, legal rights, property or safety of Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd, www.vehicleconnect.com.au, its customers or third parties.
5.4. Information that we collect may from time to time be stored, processed in or transferred between parties located in countries outside of Australia. These may include but are not limited to the United States, Chile, Taiwan, Singapore, Ireland, Netherlands, Finland, and Belgium.
5.5. If there is a change of control in our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at law our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those databases. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser under an agreement to maintain confidentiality. We would seek to only disclose information in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.
- Security of your personal information
6.1. Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd is committed to ensuring that the information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
7. Access to your personal information
7.1. You may request details of personal information that we hold about you in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). A small administrative fee may be payable for the provision of information. If you would like a copy of the information which we hold about you or believe that any information we hold on you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please email us at [email protected].
7.2. We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act.
- Complaints about privacy
8.1. If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to send in details of your complaints to 14 Harriet Street, Schofields, NSW 2762, Australia. We take complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving written notice of your complaint.
10.1. When you visit our website (www.vehicleconnect.com.au) we may collect certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can improve our service.
10.4. Our site may from time to time have links to other websites not owned or controlled by us. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that Connect Auto Group Pty Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practises of other such websites. We encourage our users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
1 October 2019