1. ABOUT THIS POLICY
Geoff Baldwin.Com Realty Group Pty Ltd (ABN 40 121 500 285) Trading as RE/MAX WA (‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) understands the importance of, and is committed to, protecting your personal information. We comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). We are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) which regulate how we may collect, use, disclose and store personal information, and how you may access and correct personal information held about you.
WHO TO CONTACT
You may also lodge a complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by telephone: 1300 363 992 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org RE/MAX WA Privacy Officer: Tel +61 8 93878149 Email: email@example.com
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We collect information about you that we reasonably need for our business functions and activities and which is required by law. Our business functions and activities include: 1. Providing you with RE/MAX WA products and services – these are described generally on our website, our corporate brochures, advertising, and our letter and emails and communications to customers and members. 2. Activities in support of those functions including administration, management, marketing, online and mobile marketing, IT, legal, security, customer support, finance (including credit control) and human resources. 3. Activities we plan for the future including new ways of communicating, new products and services, new business models and new businesses Generally we collect the following personal information about you: your name our contact details including residential or business address, telephone number and email address date of birth financial information such as bank account and credit card details, employment details information about your credit worthiness and credit history
We may combine your contact details above with other information about you, for example: we collect details related to your RE/MAX WA transactions including products and services, retailer (or service provider), RE/MAX WA franchisee (if applicable), payment details and other details;
if your business or employer supplies us or RE/MAX WA members with products or services, or if your business or employer distributes, sells or services our products, we collect information about your trading with us (for example the products you buy or sell or the services you provide), your trading history and account history
If you apply for a position with us, we collect information to help us decide your application, including your date of birth, tax-file number, work history and similar details
If you request information from us (for example about a product or service or a franchise) or register a complaint, we collect information about your request or complaint
If you enter a promotion or competition, visit us at an event or enquire about RE/MAX WA, we may collect your contact details so that we can follow up on your enquiry or interest by sending you marketing material. We record this information (personal information) in our database whilst we deal with you. We will remove this information from our database when we have no further need to keep a record of it, except if we are required to keep it by law (for example, for tax or for superannuation purposes).
3. HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We collect personal information directly from you. We may record your contact details when you call us, when you fill out an application form, when you purchase or sell a property using RE/MAX WA, when you participate in a trade transaction, when you provide your contact details via web, mobile or email or when you ask us for information or request something from us. Sometimes we collect personal information about you from another person or business, or from a publicly available source. For example: A franchisee or approved supplier may give us your details in relation to a service;
If you are an employee of one of our business partners (e.g. a franchisee or contractor), we may be given your name and contact details by your employee.
If you enter a networking event, promotion or competition organised by us, we may be given your name and contact details by the promoter of the event.
Our service providers may provide us with your personal information from websites, social media sites, mobile, and other technology based sources
We use lawful and fair means to collect your information. We will collect personal information about you from another person or from a publicly available source only if it is unreasonable or impracticable to collect it directly from you, and we will take reasonable steps to inform you that we have collected your personal information. Those reasonable steps may include informing you through this statement. Unsolicited information If we receive personal information about you that we have not requested, and if we determine that we could not have lawfully collected that information under privacy law if we had requested it, we will destroy or de-identify the information, if it is lawful and reasonable to do so.
4. DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You can deal with us anonymously (without giving us your name and contact details) or by using a pseudonym (a name that does not include your real name, for example an email address or a user name that you use in an online forum (nickname)). If you choose to deal with us anonymously or using a nickname, we can give you general information about our products and services, and you may be able to participate in any online forum we provide, but there are some things we cannot do, for example: If you do not give us your personal information we cannot give you information about our intellectual property or enter into purchase/sales transactions, or deal with a complaint you may have, provide you with a service or deliver a product to you at an address. You cannot attend one of our networking events, or enter into one of our promotions anonymously or using a nickname You can deal with us using a nickname together with your real name and contact details. If you choose to deal with us in this way, we may collect your personal information together with your nickname. When you identify yourself to us using your nickname only, we can deal with you only as described above. We may ask you to provide proof of your identity if you use a nickname.
5. WHY WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU (PURPOSE OF COLLECTION)
We collect and record personal information about you so that we can carry out our functions and activities described above. The primary purposes for which we collect your personal information include:
So that we can provide our services to you and to our franchisees and suppliers.
So that we can administer our dealings with you, to provide you with information and to respond to any requests that you may have (for example, so that we can provide you with marketing and sales opportunities or introduce you to other members)
So that we can function as a business, for example, we may collect your personal information for research, marketing or so that we can offer new products, reconcile transactions, or if you are a supplier so that we can record your dealings with us. So that we can facilitate trade transactions
So that we can comply with agreements we have entered into with our suppliers and franchisees We also collect your personal information for certain secondary purposes that are related to the primary purposes outlined above. Secondary purposes may include so that we can run our business efficiently, for example, our advisors can provide us with customer research, or so that we can use technology to automate our business and to understand how our business is performing, to allow us to operate efficiently and to lower costs by outsourcing services (such as collecting or paying money). Other secondary purposes may include so that we can sell or transfer our business or merge with another business and the sale and transfer of franchises.
a purpose you would reasonably expect
a purpose required or permitted by law
a purpose otherwise disclosed to you to which you have consented
Depending on the circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to other people including one or more of the following:
service providers, including management, repairers, contractors, IT, security, legal, accounting, research, credit, credit reporting bodies, marketing, insurers, financial institutions and others
our franchisees, affiliate companies and related companies, RE/MAX international licensees and companies that we may merge with or who may acquire ownership of us
government, regulatory and law enforcement authorities, where we are required to or permitted to by law
your employer, if you are an employee of a supplier or franchisee
to prevent or investigate any fraud or crime (or a suspected fraud or crime)
We may give personal information about you to a credit reporting agency to obtain a credit report about you, to allow the credit reporting agency to create or maintain a credit information files containing information about you and/or to report credit infringements by you. You can find out more about the credit reporting agencies we work with at www.veda.com.au and www.dnb.com.au. Their websites provide their contact details and their policies about the management of your personal information. We take reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations with respect to the protection of your personal information. Disclosure overseas We may disclose your personal information to an overseas service provider, for example a cloud data centre or a customer information call centre. Our overseas service providers may be located in: • Europe: United Kingdom • North America: United States • Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong • Other: New Zealand If it is not practicable or reasonable for us to gain your consent to disclose your personal information to an overseas service provider, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of the specific countries where we disclose your personal information. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas services provider is bound by privacy and confidentiality obligations.
7. ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may request access to the personal information that we hold about you by using the contact details provided above. We will deal with your request for such access within a reasonable time. If we refuse access, we will provide you with a written notice which sets out the reasons for the refusal and the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act that we rely on to refuse access. We may recover reasonable costs in relation to a request for access to personal information. Accuracy and correction We take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we collect is accurate, up-to-date and complete. We take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we use or disclose is accurate, up-todate, complete and relevant. Where we believe that the personal information we hold is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, we will take reasonable steps to correct that information. You may request that we correct your personal information that we hold by contacting us by using the contact details provided above. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information to ensure that it is accurate, up-todate, complete, relevant and not misleading. We will deal with your request to correct your personal information within a reasonable time. If we do not agree with the corrections you have requested, we are not obliged to alter your personal information accordingly. However, where we refuse to correct any personal information as requested by you, we will give you a written notice which sets out the reasons for our refusal.
We may use your personal information, including your contact details, to provide you with information about products and services, including those of third parties, which we consider may be of interest to you. We may do this, even if you are on the Do Not Call Register. We may also provide your details to other organisations for specific marketing purposes. You may opt out at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing information. In order to do so, you will need to request that we no longer send marketing materials to you or disclose your information to other organisations for marketing purposes. You can make this request by using the contact details provided above, or by “unsubscribing” from email or other marketing messages.