PowerTorque Finance is a division of Toyota Finance Australia Limited ABN 48 002 435 181, AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 392536 which is a related company of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited ABN 64 009 686 097 (TMCA).
We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). These laws regulate how certain entities manage personal information. As a participant of the credit reporting system, we are also bound by the credit reporting rules in the Privacy Act. Refer to the 'Credit reporting' section for more information about our credit reporting practices.
You can contact us about this policy by calling 137 800 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you can contact us without identifying yourself or by using a pseudonym. However, if you do not identify yourself, we may not be able to provide you with our products and services.
The kinds of information that we collect and hold about you will depend on the nature of your dealings with us. It may include, but is not limited to, your name, contact details, residential information, drivers licence, vehicle registration, marital status, financial or credit information, and your education and employment details and history.
If you do not provide us with complete and accurate information, we may not be able to assess your application or provide you with our products and services.
Where possible, we collect information directly from you. This may take place in a number of ways, for example, in a written application for credit, through face-to-face meetings with you or when you contact us via phone or our website.
Where it is not reasonable or practicable to collect information directly from you, we may also collect your information from, and exchange your information with, third parties. For example, we may collect your information from:
Sometimes we may collect information about you from other sources such as public registers or social media. This information can be combined with other information we hold about you and can be used for any of the purposes listed in this policy. We also collect your information from our website. Refer to the section 'Privacy and our website' for more information.
We collect, hold, use and disclose your information for the purposes for which it was collected and related purposes, including:
We may also collect, hold, use and disclose your information in other ways where permitted by law, and may use or disclose your information to other third parties and for other purposes with your consent. That consent may be written, verbal or implied from your conduct.
We may collect your information from and exchange your information with, our related bodies corporate including, but not limited to, TMCA. This is so that we and our related bodies corporate, may adopt an integrated approach to our customers including keeping customer information up to date or for any of the purposes mentioned in this policy.
We may exchange your information with other third parties including, but not limited to:
Some examples of the kinds of third party organisations contracted to us include:
We may also exchange your information with third parties where permitted by law, or for direct marketing by us or any of these third parties (but this will not include credit eligibility information), or for any of the other purposes outlined in this policy.
We participate in the comprehensive credit reporting system to enable us to make better and more informed decisions about providing credit to our customers. When you apply for credit with us, or propose to be a guarantor, we may request a credit report about you from a CRB. Credit reports contain information about your credit history that will help us assess your creditworthiness and your ability to repay credit.
The credit information we collect and hold includes your identification details, the type of credit you hold, the amount of credit borrowed, the terms and conditions of your credit, when your credit was opened or closed, whether or not you have met your repayment obligations under your loan contract and loan contracts with other credit providers, and information about your creditworthiness. The credit eligibility information we collect and hold includes credit reports obtained from a CRB and our own rating or score which help us to assess your creditworthiness.
We collect, hold, use and disclose credit information and credit eligibility information about you for purposes which include:
We will use the information obtained from a CRB, and combine it with information we already hold about you, to calculate our own rating or score to help us assess your creditworthiness.
We may also disclose to the CRB if you have not met the payment obligations under your loan contract or if you have committed a serious credit infringement (for example fraud). Some of the information we disclose to a CRB may be included in your credit report and provided to other credit providers to help them assess your creditworthiness.
We may disclose your information to any of the following CRBs:
If you would like to know how these organisations manage your information, you can get a copy of their policies on their websites or by calling the numbers above.
You have the right to ask a CRB not to use your information for the purpose of pre-screening of direct marketing by a credit provider. You can ask them not to use or disclose this information for a period of time if you reasonably believe that you have been, or are likely to be, a victim of fraud.
We hold information about you (including credit information) in both physical and electronic forms. The security of your information is very important to us so we take all reasonable steps to protect it from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. For example, we ensure that:
We may from time to time, disclose your information to organisations located overseas. These include:
In all instances, we make sure that appropriate data handling arrangements are in place to protect your information.
From time to time, if we are permitted by law to do so, we or any of the third parties referred to in the section ‘Who do we disclose your information to?’ may exchange and use your information to tell you about any products or services, including special offers, promotions and events that may be of interest to you. We may also send you material relating to joint promotions with motor vehicle dealers and our business associates of our respective products and services.
If you do not wish to receive any marketing information, you can let us know by contacting our National Customer Solutions Centre on 137 800 or at email@example.com
If the law requires us to provide you with information about our products or services, we will provide that information even if you have elected not to receive information about our products and services generally.
You can generally access and request the correction of information we hold about you by contacting our National Customer Solutions Centre on 137 800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We may charge an access fee to recover the reasonable costs incurred. This charge is only designed to help us reasonably recover the costs associated with providing you with access and does not apply to the making of the request. Before we act on a request, we will provide an estimate of the access fee and ask you to agree to it.
Access to your information may be refused in a number of circumstances, such as where the information relates to anticipated legal proceedings or if the request for access is frivolous or vexatious. If we deny or restrict your access, we will write to you to let you know why, unless, having regard to the grounds for the refusal, it would be unreasonable for us to do so. You may make a complaint about a refusal to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
We rely on the information that we hold about individuals to conduct our business. Therefore, it is very important that the information we hold is accurate, complete, up to date and relevant. This means that, from time to time, we may ask you if there are any changes to your information. If you find that any information that we hold about you is incorrect, you should contact us immediately and we will take reasonable steps to correct it.
If you believe that the privacy of your information has been compromised, or if you feel that we have breached the privacy laws, you are entitled to make a complaint. Complaints can be made by contacting the person or department you were dealing with, by calling our National Customer Solutions Centre on 137 800 and asking for the Privacy Officer, or by emailing email@example.com
We will respond to you within 24 hours to acknowledge the complaint and explain how we will investigate it. This may include consulting with the CRB or other credit providers. We will try to resolve your complaint within 30 days and write to you to explain the reasons for our decision. When this is not possible, we will contact you and let you know how long it will take for us to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, you may access the Australian Financial Complaints Authority at www.afca.org.au or by calling 1800 931 678. You may also refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by visiting oaic.gov.au, calling 1300 363 992 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The type of information we collect about you from our website depends on how you make use of the site.
When you visit the site you will not be required to provide us with your information unless you request information about our products or services. In that case, we will ask you to provide contact details and any other information required to respond to your request. The information provided may also be retained for product planning purposes and, unless you ask us not to do so, for marketing purposes.
Although we take steps to protect information sent by email, email is not a secure method of communication. If you are concerned about sending your information to us in this manner, you may instead call our National Customer Solutions Centre on 137 800.