PRDnationwide Smarter Connect, backed by Compare and Connect Australia Pty Ltd ACN: 600 166 256 (Compare and Connect), understands and values the importance of privacy of our customers. We are strongly committed to comply with National Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Privacy regulations to present our policies on the management of personal information in a clear, publicly available document.
PRDnationwide, including the PRDnationwide Smarter Connect service, is committed to true compliance with its obligations under Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) or Spam Act 2003. This policy does not create or confer upon any rights outside of, or in addition to, those imposed by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) or Spam Act 2003.
This policy is published on the PRDnationwide Smarter Connect website www.prdsmarterconnect.com.au. If you have any questions on this policy, please feel free to contact PRDnationwide Smarter Connect on firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time. We request you to visit our website to avail the latest version of this policy.
Personal Information means that information that we hold or gather from which an individual's identity is apparent or can be reasonably determined. The Privacy Act defines personal information as: information or an opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Common examples are an individual's name, signature, address, telephone number, date of birth, medical records, bank account details and commentary or opinion about a person.
Sensitive information is a type of personal information and includes information about: an individual's racial or ethnic origin, health information, political opinions, membership of a political association, professional or trade association or trade union, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or practices, criminal record, genetic information, biometric information that is to be used for certain purposes, biometric templates.
Generally we don't collect this information. In the event we may have to collect or you prefer giving this information we shall seek your consent. We will always seek your consent prior collecting, using or disclosing your sensitive unless required by law.
The PRDnationwide Smarter Connect service facilitates customers to choose and connect to their preferred utility provider. PRDnationwide collects Personal information directly from our customers, employees, suppliers or partners or from public sources (white pages, yellow pages), private vendors, and Data suppliers etc. We collect this information in order to facilitate our business activity or to process your order. We may also collect and maintain your personal information to sell or market our services or products.
Our call centre may record our conversations for quality, compliance and training purpose. Please advise our operators in case you are not comfortable with this.
Your personal information may be stored in hard copy documents or electronically. PRDnationwide is committed to keeping your personal information secure and safe.
Online Information Collection:
Any information we seek to collect via cookies etc. is used to better understand our customer needs and the services they are seeking from us. Cookies assist us in providing better and faster services. PRDnationwide is not responsible for the privacy policies of any links present on any of our websites connecting to websites not administered by PRDnationwide.
Third Party Links and Websites:
Using, Sharing and Security:
The information we collect about you is used to perform our services and activities. We may not be able service you if you do not assist us in seeking your information. We collect information to service you on energy services, telecommunication services, fuel services, insurance services and more. Your information is sought to assist you in connecting your services to your chosen retailers or service providers.
We will only disclose your personal information to the relevant third party organisations with your prior consent. However we are not responsible for their conduct with respect to the handling of your personal information and we recommend that you check their privacy policies.
Our retailers may conduct credit check to verify your credit worthiness prior offering the services you requested. We will always seek prior consent before any credit check is conducted.
We will not share personal information with other organisations without your prior consent, unless the sharing is permitted or required by law. All third parties with whom personal information is shared are required to meet our standards of personal information protection. You consent to us using your information for marketing purposes which include our services and products (Energy, Telecommunications, Fuel Cards, Insurance products etc.) as well as our business partners and franchise offices. If you are marketed without prior consent, we will ensure that the individual has the option to opt out of future communication by contacting us.
If consent, either explicit or implicit, has been provided by an individual to use their personal information, they may remove any previous consent to receive marketing communication from us by contacting us by telephone, email or post.
We do not trade or sell your personal information however we may share your data with our energy, telecommunication, fuel, and insurance clients for the purpose of facilitating your request. We always seek your consent prior sharing your data with our clients, vendors and partners.
We also take strong measures to protect your information held by us against any damage, breach, destruction or any modifications.
PRDnationwide may transfer your personal information to overseas countries in order to perform one or more of our functions or activities. In these circumstances, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to the information.
We may conduct surveys from time to time to measure consumer satisfaction and alignment. Survey may also be conducted to improve our system, processes and benefits. This information sourced through you will be used for our internal analysis or for generalization purpose. You can always opt out or choose not to participate in these surveys.
Correction, Complaints and Contact:
In the event you need to amend your personal information or seek your information please feel free to email us or call us on the below number.
In case you have any complaints, please feel free to contact us on:
Phone: 1300 859 242
Address: 32-36 Doggett Street, Newstead, QLD, 4006.
If you are unhappy with the response, you may direct your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, GPO Box 5218, Sydney, NSW, 2001 or via email email@example.com