At Ride Protect we are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).
Ride Protect Pty Limited (CAR No, 1288778) is an Corporate Authorised Representative of Mercurien Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 68 150 845 177, AFSL No 1288778, who is an agent of Assetinsure Pty Ltd, AFSL 488403
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT, HOLD, AND HOW DO WE USE IT?
We will collect personal information for primary purposes, which are relevant to providing and administrating our financial products and services. Personal information we hold which is identifiable as being about you. This includes information such as your name, email address, and any other information that can reasonably identify an individual, either directly or indirectly.
To enable us to provide advice on and arrange financial services, we collect the information needed by ourselves to ensure appropriate advice to you and information required by product suppliers. We will usually provide some or all of this information to our product suppliers. Some of these companies may be located outside Australia.
When a claim is made under an insurance policy, to enable us to assist in the claim process, we and our representatives and those of the insurer (including loss adjusters, investigators, medical advisers and lawyers) collect information about the claim, some of which may be personal information. We may collect the information from you or from third parties.
We provide this information to the insurer and or their agents and those appointed to assist you in making a claim. Again, this information may be passed on to your underwriters and re-insurers. We may use your personal information internally to help us improve our services and help resolve any problems.
Our telematics embedded commercial motor fleet insurance product will also generate and hold information as to driving style including but not limited to location, time of day and inertial changes (acceleration, braking, cornering, duration of trip and speed).We may also collect and hold with your permission the IP address and mobile phone number or drivers who use the insured vehicles with the purpose of delivering micro-video coaching materials in the form of short video animations tailored to assist your drivers to improve their risk profile.
Where you apply for employment with us, we collect and hold your name, address, contact details, employment history, qualifications and experience, references and names and contact details of your referees. With your prior consent, we may also collect proof of identity and criminal records.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION TO US?
We can only apply for and arrange financial service products if we have all relevant information. The insurance laws also require insurer’s to provide all the information required by the end insurer to help them decide whether to insure you and on what terms. Credit providers also require specific information to help them assess any credit applications that we may facilitate on your behalf.
HOW DO WE HOLD ANDPROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We hold the information we collect from you in our computer system and in our hard copy files. We ensure that your information is safe by following the usual security procedures expected by our clients and in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).
WILL WE DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT TO ANYONE?
We may disclose information to:
However, we will do our best to ensure that they protect the information in the same way that we do. We may provide this information to others if we are required to do so by law or under some unusual other circumstances which the Privacy Act permits. We do not sell, trade, or rent personal information to others.
HOW CAN YOU ACCESS, CHECK OR UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION?
Upon receipt of your written request from you and enough information to allow us to identify the information, we will disclose to you the personal information we hold about you. We will also correct, amend or delete any personal information that we agree is inaccurate. If you wish to access or correct your personal information please email email@example.comWe do not charge for receiving a request for access to personal information or for complying with a correction request. We do however reserve the right to charge you for all reasonable costs and outgoings specifically incurred in meeting your request for information.
By asking us to provide you with our financial services, you consent to the collection and use of the information you have provided to us for the purposes described above.
COMPLAINTS ABOUT PRIVACY
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. You can also obtain information on privacy issues in Australia on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) website www.oaic.gov.au or by contacting the OAIC by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgShould you have a query or a complaint regarding a breach of privacy please our Complaints Officer who will handle the matter in accordance with our formal complaints handling procedures.
Your complaint can be lodged over the phone, via mail or email or you may wish to make an appointment with our Complaints Officer at a convenient time and location. We will do all that is reasonable in the circumstances to address your complaint.
The OAIC can investigate privacy complaints from individuals about our business if we are specifically caught by the Privacy Act. We also follow the Notifiable Data Breach obligations imposed by the Privacy Act. Before a client can lodge a complaint with the OAIC, they will generally need to complain directly to ourselves and allow 30 days for it to respond. If they do not receive a response within 30 days, or they are dissatisfied with our response, they may then complain to the OAIC.
Complaints to the OAIC must be made in writing. Further information on the complaints process is available for clients wishing to complain regarding a Privacy Breach at www.oaic.gov.au
We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint immediately and attempt to resolve it within 20 business days. Ride Protect's agency, Mercurien is a member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, an external dispute resolution scheme. If you are unsatisfied with the manner in which we handle your complaint, you are entitled to take your complaint to them. Their contact details are on their website at https://afca.org.au/
If you wish to complain about our services, contact Mercurien’s Complaints Officer by:
INFORMATION SENT OVERSEAS
We may need to disclose personal information to other entities within our group, re-insurers (who may be located overseas including Australia, the UK and EU), insurance intermediaries, insurance reference bureaux, credit reference agencies, our advisers, our agents, our administrators and those involved in the claims handling process (including assessors, investigators and others), for the purpose of assisting us and them in providing relevant services and products, or for the purpose of recovery or litigation.
We will disclose your personal information to someone overseas only if we have:
WEBSITE PRIVACY Cookies
In order to collect this anonymous data we may use “cookies”. Cookies are small pieces of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Sometimes they identify users where the website requires information to be retained from one page to the next. This is purely to increase the functionality of the site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. Cookies do not damage your computer and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so that you can decide if you want to accept it. Once you leave the site, the cookie is destroyed and no personal or other information about you is stored.
Our website may allow visitors to submit information via Self-Service forms (Quotes, Claim Forms, Employment and Contact request). The information submitted via the Forms may not be encrypted. Should you be concerned about the confidentiality of any information provided by any Self Service forms please do not hesitate to lodge this information with us via phone or email.
We may also use your contact information that you supply on this website to send you requested product information and promotional material and to enable us to manage your ongoing requirements, e.g. renewals, and our relationship with you, e.g. invoicing, client surveys etc.We may also notify you via direct marketing about new services and special offers, events or articles we think will be of interest to you. We may send you regular updates by email or by post on insurance matters. If you would rather not receive this information or do not wish to receive it electronically, email or write to us.
We may also use your information internally to help us improve our services and help resolve any problems.
Although we intend to observe this policy at all times, you should note that the Privacy Act does not apply to small businesses. It only applies to businesses with an annual turnover of $3M or more per annum. Therefore, should we be in a position where the Privacy Act does not legally apply to us we may decide it is necessary or desirable to act outside this Policy. We may do so, subject only to any legal obligations we have to you or under any law, including the Privacy Act.