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Privacy Policy

“Parties” means Northwick Funding Solutions, ABN 54123651762, and its related bodies corporate, any party who processes the loan application, any insurer, financier, manager, servicer, and any agent of the lender who has an interest in the credit. In this privacy consent,“we”, “us” and “our” includes each of the Parties.

Who we are:

Northwick Funding Solutions can be contacted at 08 82608161
Mail : Suite 47 50 Mawson Lakes Blvd Mawson Lakes SA 5095

Full Member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia # 390448

AFCA Member # 49022

Our website address is: http://northwickfunding.com.au.

Website Privacy:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

When you fill out our contact forms on our website the information is collected and used to contact you for the sole purpose of your request. We do not on sell this information to anyone.

If there is an option to leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

How we handle your personal and credit-related information

The Parties may collect, use, hold and disclose personal information, and credit-related information about you for the purposes of arranging or providing credit to you, processing your application for credit, assessing whether to accept a guarantee of credit from you, managing that credit, direct marketing of products and services by us, complying with laws, managing our relationship with you, and allowing us to perform administrative tasks. We may collect this information from you or from third parties.

We are also required to collect your personal information to comply with our obligations under Australian law, including the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth).

Credit information includes information such as your identity information, the type, terms and maximum amount of credit provided to you, repayment history information, default information (including overdue payments), new arrangement information, personal

insolvency information, court information and details of any serious credit infringements. Credit eligibility information is credit reporting information supplied to us by a credit reporting body and any information that we derive from it. Collectively, we refer to this as ‘credit-related information’.

Personal information includes any information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.The kinds of personal information we may collect about you include your name, date of birth, address, account details, occupation, and any other information we may need to identify you including publicly available information from public registers and social media. If you are applying for finance we may also collect the number and ages of your dependants and cohabitants, the length of time at your current address, your employment details and proof of earnings and expenses. If you use our website or mobile applications we

may collect information about your location or activity including IP address, telephone number and whether you have accessed third party sites, the date and time of visits, the pages that are viewed, information about the device used and other user location

information. We may collect some of this information using cookies (for more information please see the Website Terms of Use/Policy at: www.northwickfunding.com.au/privacy-policy.

 

Access to information and Privacy Policies

You may gain access to the personal information and credit-related information that we hold about you by contacting us.

These privacy policies and credit reporting policies contain information about how you may access or seek correction of your personal information and credit-related information, how that information is managed, how you may complain about a breach of your privacy and how that complaint will be dealt with. They also contain information on ‘notifiable matters’ including things such as the information we use to assess your creditworthiness, the fact that CRBs may provide your personal information and credit-related information to credit providers to assist in an assessment of your credit worthiness, what happens if you fail to meet your credit obligations or commit a serious credit infringement – including our right to report a default or a serious credit infringement to CRBs, your right to request that CRBs not use your credit-related information for the purposes of prescreening credit offers, and your right to request a CRB not to use or disclose credit-related information about you if you believe you are a victim of fraud.

 

Consumer and commercial credit-related information

We may exchange your commercial and consumer credit-related information with entities listed below to assess an application for consumer or commercial credit and manage that credit (including to collect any payment that is overdue). In particular, we can obtain credit-related information about you from a CRB providing both consumer and commercial credit-related information.

 

Disclose information to guarantors

We and our Mortgage Insurers may disclose your personal information and credit-related information to any person (or their authorised representative) who proposes to guarantee or has guaranteed repayment of any credit provided to you or who indemnifies you in any way.

 

Exchange information with credit providers

We may exchange your personal information and credit-related information with other

credit providers for the purposes of assessing your creditworthiness, credit standing, and credit history or credit capacity.

 

We may exchange personal information and credit-related information with the following types of entities, some of which may be located overseas. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

  • Credit Reporting Bodies

We and our Mortgage Insurers may exchange your personal information and credit-related information with the CRBs listed below. The information may be included in reports that the CRBs give other organisations (such as other lenders) to help them assess your credit worthiness.

Some of the information may adversely affect your creditworthiness (for example if you have defaulted on your loan) and accordingly, may affect your ability to obtain credit from other lenders.

-Dun & Bradstreet – dnb.com.au  http://dnb.com.au/privacy-policy-html

-Experian Australia Credit Services Pty Limited -experian.com.au   http://www.experian.com.au/privacy-policy

-Equifax Pty Limited -equifax.com.au https://www.equifax.com.au/privacy

 

  • The lenders’ mortgage insurers
  • Introducers including finance brokers, dealers, suppliers, mortgage managers, and persons who assist us to, or jointly with us, provide our products and services to you
  • Any person who represents you including your financial consultants, accountants, lawyers, advisers, referees (such as your employer, to verify information you have provided) and representatives including executors, administrators, guardians, trustees attorneys and persons holding power of attorney
  • Our auditors, accountants, lawyers, attorneys, and other external advisors
  • Any industry or regulatory body, government authority, tribunal, court or otherwise in connection with any complaint regarding the approval or management of your lease or loan – for example if a complaint is lodged about us
  • Any investors, agents or advisers, trustees, ratings agency or businesses assisting us with funding for credit made available to you or any entity that has an interest in your finance or our business
  • Any person where we are authorised or required to do so by law, such as under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth), or by government and law enforcement agencies or regulators, or where you have provided us consent
  • Entities to whom we outsource some of our functions and external service providers (for example IT services, entities to help verify your identity including organisations providing online verification of identity, entities to help verify your income and expenditure, entities to help identify, investigate and prevent illegal activities such as fraud etc) or that provide information and infrastructure systems
  • Other financial institutions such as banks, for example to process a claim for mistaken payment
  • Real estate agents
  • Medical professionals, medical facilities or health authorities who verify health information you may provide
  • Insurers, valuers, debt collection agencies auditors, insurers, re-insurers and health care providers
  • Any person who is a supplier of an asset to you
  • Security registration bodies
  • Other persons who have an interest in the property offered to us as security
  • Other borrowers or guarantors (if more than one) or borrowers or prospective borrowers of any credit you guarantee or propose to guarantee
  • Any of our associates, related entities or contractors such as claims related providers including assessors and investigators that help us with claims

 

Customer identification

We and our Mortgage Insurers may disclose your name, date of birth and address to an organisation, including CRBs, providing verification of your identity to request an assessment of whether that information matches information they hold in their files (an “Information Match Request”) (this may also include online electronic identity verification). Your personal details will be matched to information held by the issuer of the identification document (the “Official Record Holder”) via the use of third party systems. Alternative means of verifying your identity may be available.

We may also use information about your Australian Passport, state or territory driver licence, Medicare card, citizenship certificate, birth certificate, and any other identification documents to match those details with the relevant registries using third party systems and record the results of that matching.

Information given about other people

If you have provided us with information about another individual (such as your employer,

spouse, referee or solicitor), you must let them know that:

  • We have collected their personal information to assess your application and manage any credit provided to you
  • We may exchange this information with any parties set out in this document and our privacy policy
  • We handle their personal information in the way set out in our privacy policy and that they can obtain a copy of Northwick’s privacy policy at www.northwickfunding.com.au/privacy-policy

Where you provide us with the personal information of another person, you confirm that you are authorised to provide these identification details to us on that person’s behalf.

 

Overseas Disclosure

We and our Mortgage Insurers may disclose your personal information, and credit-related information to overseas entities including related entities and service providers

located overseas in the United Kingdom, European Union, Asia Pacific, Canada or the United States of America. Overseas entities may be required to disclose information to relevant foreign

authorities under a foreign law. More information on overseas disclosure may be found in the entities’ privacy policies. Whilst we attempt to select and secure reputable offshore service providers, we are not liable for any breach or misuse of information sent offshore. An overseas entity may not be subject to privacy laws or principles similar to those which apply in Australia, and any information disclosed to an overseas entity may not have the same protection as under the Australian Privacy law. You may not be able to seek redress for any breach of your privacy which occurs outside of Australia.

 

Storage and Security

We and our Mortgage Insurers may store your personal information and credit-related information in cloud or other types of networked or electronic storage and will take reasonable steps to ensure its security. However, it is not always practicable to find out where your information may be accessed or held, as electronic or networked storage can be accessed from various countries via an internet connection.