At Quicka we manage your personal information securely and consistently with relevant legislation, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) ("Privacy Act"), the Australian Privacy Principles and the Credit Reporting Privacy Code (where applicable).
the kinds of personal information we collect and the purposes for which we do that;
how we manage your personal information;
how you can seek access to and correction of that information;
if necessary, how you can make a complaint relating to our handling of that information;
Information we may collect
We will collect certain personal information about you depending on the circumstances in which our product or service is being provided. This can include the following types of personal information:
key personal information such as your full legal name, date of birth, residential address, telephone numbers, email and other electronic addresses;
financial and related information for businesses such as your registered business name and trading name if different from your registered business name, ABN/ACN, nature of business, listed directors and or major shareholders including beneficial and non-beneficial owners, nominated business bank accounts, business assets and liabilities, verifiable income, trading address, contact number, email address, and other relevant information as it pertains to verifying the nature of the business and business dealings;
your transaction history with Quicka and its associates or relevant third parties.
We will also need to collect personal information about you that relates to credit, including information such as account numbers or customer identifier numbers.
The Privacy Act has specific rules about two types of consumer credit related information that we may collect:
Credit information This type information relates primarily to your credit-related dealings with us. For example identification information, information about your account with us and its status (whether it is still on foot, payment and internal default information), as well as any publicly available information.
Credit eligibility information This information is provided to a credit provider by credit reporting bodies (“CRBs”), or derived from it, so it may also include information about your credit related dealings with other credit providers.
We collect and hold credit information but we do not collect credit eligibility information from CRBs.
How we collect information
In many circumstances, we will collect the above information primarily from you (or from someone who is representing or assisting you). However, there are certain instances in which we will collect information about you from third parties where it is unreasonable or impracticable to collect it directly from you. For example, where we need to verify information you have provided. Even where your application is for consumer credit, we may collect information about you from a business which provides information about commercial credit worthiness for the purpose of assessing your application.
Other third parties that we may collect your information from include:
your accountant, banks, guarantors, financial advisers or others with whom you have previously had dealings;
other related entities who may have information about you;
in relation to credit information, by contacting other credit providers who may have information about you relevant to us;
by accessing information about you that is publicly available (e.g. internet sources or through the white pages);
your executor, administrator or attorney;
service providers to us (including debt collection agencies, introducers, private investigators, professional advisers);
public and subscriber only databases;
any person considered necessary in our view to execute your instructions; and
We may also log information about your access and use of our website for example, through the use of internet cookies and your communication with our website.
One way of collecting information is through cookies. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience.
In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable way, without reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about website users to optimize our website and to understand website traffic patterns.
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of interest-based ads. Even if you opt out of interest-based ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type and recent, previous searches related to your current search.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page.
How we hold and protect your personal information
We will hold your personal information in paper or other physical form but it is usually held in electronic form on our systems. Service providers may hold the information for us. Your personal information is protected by various physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. Where a service provider holds your information, we require those service providers to adhere to our approved standards of security and confidentiality to ensure the continuing protection of your personal information.
We train staff that handle your personal information to ensure that your personal information is handled appropriately. Our procedures ensure that your personal information is only made available to staff where necessary.
Purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information
Personal information we collect about you will only be held, used and disclosed as is reasonably necessary for our business purposes and as permitted by law.
Purposes for which we will usually collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information, depending on the circumstances and the nature of the products and services you are obtaining from us, include:
in order for us to decide whether to provide a product applied for or service requested (this might involve evaluating your credit worthiness);
providing our products or services, including related arrangements (e.g. where we provide you with credit to pay an invoice);
the ongoing monitoring of credit worthiness;
to detect and prevent instances of fraud, unlawful conduct, and other risks to you or our products and services;
to ensure fast and accurate approval and processing of payment transactions;
to assess any insurance risks or claims associated with you or our products or services;
dispute and complaint resolution, and assisting other credit providers to do the same;
enforcing our rights, including the collection of outstanding payments and where necessary, initiating legal proceedings;
undertaking review and maintenance of our systems and infrastructure;
undertaking research and development regarding potential products and services;
undertaking securitisation activities and other activities relating to funding and capital requirements;
enabling our associated entities and selected other entities to promote their products and services to customers;
marketing products and services provided by us and our related entities (you can request not to receive direct marketing communications at any time);
developing an understanding of the products and services you may be interested in receiving from us and our related entities;
compiling statistical data (e.g. credit scoring information);
assisting customers in meeting their credit related obligations;
enforcing our rights, including debt recovery and other enforcement;
dealing with serious credit infringements, and assisting other credit providers to do the same; and
complying with various Australian laws which may specifically require us to collect your personal information, and with other regulatory requirements and laws where collecting your information is necessary in order for us to comply with our obligations. Some of the key laws which may apply include:
the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth);
the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), and State and Territory real property and security interests laws;
the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (Cth);
the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and other regulatory legislation; and
the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth), the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) and other taxation laws.
Disclosing your personal information to third parties (including overseas)
Where the Privacy Act permits it, we may disclose your personal information for the purposes above to third parties including:
your co-applicant (if any);
related entities based in Australia;
entities providing other services to us, including legal services, financial services, market research and data providers;
our assignees or potential assignees, or where we act as an agent for, or otherwise on behalf of, another person, to the principal or that other person;
the supplier of services financed with credit we provide;
Service providers, where the payment or credit service provided by us involves payments to the service provider for services rendered by them;
other financial institutions or entities such as banks and credit providers;
insurers, assessors, underwriters, and other distributors;
government regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas;
organisations involved in debt assignment or securitisation arrangements;
debt collectors or other enforcement bodies;
entities who wish to be involved in our business, or acquire an interest in our business; and
third parties you authorise to act on your behalf or that are otherwise connected with you (e.g. your accountant, legal representative or referee).
CRBs and your rights in relation to them
Although the Privacy Act permits us to disclose your credit information to CRBs for certain purposes, and to receive information from them, we no do not do this. However, we will appoint an agent to ensure that any previously listed defaults will be updated with the CRB as required (e.g. when repayments are received). CRBs may include the information provided to them in their reports to other credit providers in order for them to conduct an assessment of your credit worthiness.
The CRB details are:
Phone: 1300 734 806
Address: Public Access Centre, PO Box 7405, St Kilda, VIC 3004
Phone: 1300 762 207
Address: Veda Advantage Public Access, PO Box 964, North Sydney, NSW 2059
You are entitled to:
“Opt Out” of direct marketing pre screenings: CRBs often use credit information to assist credit providers to market their products and services. If you do not want a credit reporting body to use your credit information in this manner, the Privacy Act gives you the right to request you be excluded from being contacted;
request non-disclosure where you believe you have been, or are likely, a victim of fraud: if you believe that you are a victim of fraud, or are likely to be a victim of fraud, then you are entitled, under the Privacy Act, to request that a credit reporting body not use or disclose any of your credit information.
Your ability to access your personal information (including credit information) that we hold
You can access the personal information that we hold about you.
You can request access to the personal information we hold about you subject to certain exceptions under the Privacy Act. You are entitled to specify how you wish to access your personal information, so long as this is reasonable and practicable. In order to access your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
We verify the identity of anyone requesting access to personal information. This will ensure that we do not provide information to a person who does not have the right to access that information.
We ask that your request for information be as specific as possible so that we can accommodate your request. We will usually provide you with access within thirty (21) days of a request but in some circumstances, it may take longer.
Please note, that under Australian law, we are entitled to refuse you access to your information in certain circumstances, including where:
access would be unlawful;
denying access is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order; or
access would prejudice enforcement activities or the taking of appropriate action in relation to unlawful activity or serious misconduct.
How you can correct the information we have about you (including credit information)
We take every step that is reasonably practicable to ensure that the personal information we collect and hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date. The Privacy Act gives you the right to request correction of your personal information. If correction of your personal information is required, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that we do not agree to your request for correction, we will give you notice of this outlining our reasons and what next steps you can take. You may also request us to associate a statement with that information to the effect that the information is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading so that it is apparent to users of the information.
Privacy complaints and disputes
The Privacy Act gives you the right to make a complaint if you believe that we have not complied with our obligations under the Privacy Act. If you believe this to be the case, please contact us at email@example.com.
We will aim to respond within seven (7) days of you making your complaint to acknowledge receipt of your complaint. It is our policy to investigate and resolve all complaints (where practicable) within thirty (21) days of receiving the complaint. Where it is a legal requirement to do so, then in the event we need more time to investigate and resolve your complaint, we will notify you as to the reasons why and seek your agreement to extend this thirty (21) day period (if you do not agree, we may then not be able to resolve your complaint).
Please note, where your complaint relates to your credit information, we may consult with third parties where necessary and as permitted under the Privacy Act, to investigate and resolve your complaint.
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Quicka Pty Ltd
Level 8,. 11 York St
Sydney, NSW, 2000