We want you to have confidence that we deal with any personal information disclosed to us or collected by us in a manner consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988.
This statement sets out our policy for dealing with your personal information.
We will update this policy as required. If it is changed, we will post details of the changes on our web site www.platformsettlements.com.au so that you are always aware of the sort of information we collect from you, how we may use that information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information. If we are required by law at any time to release information about you, we must cooperate fully.
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is any information or an opinion about you that identifies you, or by which your identity can reasonably be ascertained whether it is true or not, or whether it is recorded in a material form or not.
What information do we collect and how do we collect personal information from you?
The kinds of personal information we collect and store will depend on how you engage with us. It may include:
Collection of information other than personal
If you visit our website, some of the information we collect about your visit to our website is not personal information because it does not reveal your identity. Information of this nature can include:
What happens if you do not provide the information?
If you are a purchaser, we will be unable to send you updates regarding information on the project you have purchased a property or properties and as such, you will not be alerted on key dates such as finalising finance or settlement related activities.
If you change your browser preferences to prevent use of our cookies, we will not be able to store and reference any of the non-personal information designed to be obtained by the cookie. However, your ability to enter and view our web site will be unaffected.
Why do we collect personal information from you and how do we use that information?
We collect information from you so that we can use it for our functions and activities which include emailing our newsletter to you. This is the only use we make of the information.
We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise supply to any third party any personal information obtained from you without your consent.
How we collect Personal Information
We collect personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us, for example:
Exchange of Personal Information with third parties
We also share non-identifiable data with third parties including [e.g. Google]. Our main technology service providers include [Google Analytics]. We don't currently share your identifiable details with these third parties for marketing purposes, however this might change in the future.
Personal information we collect from you may be disclosed:
If we use or disclose your personal information for a purpose (the "secondary purpose") other than the main reason for which it was originally collected (the "primary purpose"), to the extent required by law, we will ensure that:
We may also share non-personally identifiable visitor information with other third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.[PW3]
How will we keep your personal information secure?
We have security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse and/or alteration of any personal information supplied by you to us.
Whilst we endeavour to provide a secure online environment, there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the internet and no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. We can’t warrant the security of any information you provide to us over the internet and you provide us with this information at your own risk.
We encourage you to play an important role in keeping your personal information secure, by maintaining the confidentiality of any personal details used on our website, including any passwords you use to access our website. It is your sole responsibility to maintain such confidentiality and we will not be liable for any damage, loss or expense suffered due to such disclosure by you.
Correcting and updating your profile?
If you are purchaser in a property project we are managing settlement services, you will have received an account activation email that allows you to access our secure purchaser portal where you can also update your profile and contact information.
Alternatively, you may gain access to information that we have collected from you by contacting us.
We will not charge you for responding to such a request (unless we incur reasonable costs in providing this information).
Problems, Questions or Complaints
If we become aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with our website, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any further queries relating to our policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact us.
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's web site: http://www.privacy.gov.au/
If you have any complaints in relation to the handling or use of your personal information, we ask that you please contact us. If your complaint is not satisfactorily managed, you have the right to take your complaint to the Information Commissioner. More information about the Information Commissioner can be found here: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy-portal/complaints_privacy.html
To contact us about how your personal information is handled, update your personal information details, or for any concerns you may have on our approach to privacy please contact:
Platform Settlement Services Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 357 014
As a part of our Buyers Communications Program a custom portal is created for your development. Here purchasers can log in and access documentation, updates, milestone key dates and other pieces of information. It’s conveniently all in one place and accessible at any time.
As the developer, you also have a custom login which will give you real time reporting and access to the purchaser’s database.