Collection and use of your information
Professional Partners and its representatives will only seek to collect necessary information from you in order to provide you with the credit assistance you have sought from us. We may also use this information for purposes associated with our services such as follow-up calls to assist you. In certain circumstances, we may also be required to collect sensitive information (such as health information) on behalf of the lender in the course of giving you credit assistance.
Information will generally be collected directly from you and this may be done in person, over the phone or via digital channels.
Disclosure of personal information
Professional Partners and its representatives will never unnecessarily exchange your personal or business information with any third party for any reason, unless compelled by force of law. We may also provide your information to our loan processing team located in Manila. Our consultants operating outside of Australia have opted to follow the Australian Privacy Principals in securely handling your information. More information on this arrangement is available on request.
Furthermore, in order to assist you, we may be required to provide your personal information to certain organisations. If your information is not provided, we may be unable to assist you. The types of organisations include:
- Our Licensee [for credit reps]
- Mortgage insurers
- Other mortgage intermediaries, such as our aggregator
- Other organisations that assist us such as printers, mailing houses, lawyers, debt collectors, accountants and other auditors. Some of these organisations may be overseas. Countries in which your information may be accessed include Manila
Access to your personal information
You can gain access to your personal or company information or advise alterations to that information by contacting our office.
Information which is easily accessible will be provided to you free of charge. However, information which is more difficult to access may have a fee associated with the request. You can also contact us for more detailed information on how we collect, handle and secure your personal information.
From time to time, Professional Partners may contact you with information about products from either ourselves or our industry affiliates that we believe may interest you. To opt-out of receiving such information, simply let us know by contacting us directly using the office details above.
Security of your personal information
Professional Partners takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of your personal or company information from unauthorised access, theft or modification.
In the extremely unlikely event that Professional Partners suspects that there has been a data breach that may cause you serious harm, we will take all reasonable steps to assess if your data has been accessed or lost, and if this information being accessed or lost may cause you serious harm. This assessment will always be completed expeditiously and within 30 days.
If Professional Partners finds that there has been a data breach that has the potential to cause you serious harm, this will be reported to the Office of the Information Commissioner and you directly.
By asking us to assist, you consent to the collection and use of the information you have provided to us for the purposes described above.
For more information on your privacy rights please visit www.privacy.gov.au.