Resimax Property Management Pty Ltd (ABN: 49 770 474 669) Trading as “Resimax Real Estate”
This Privacy Statement sets out how we collect and manage personal information, and the steps we take to protect it.
How and why we collect information
In the course of providing our services, we collect personal information in a variety of ways. For example, we collect information when you:
- Become a client or debtor of Resimax Real Estate
- Enter into a rental agreement or lease
- Ask to be placed on one of our mailing lists
- Apply for a job with us
- Visit our website
- when you make a general or specific telephone enquiry;
- when you engage us or discuss engaging us to provide services or advice to you;
- when you negotiate with us in respect of purchasing or renting a property;
- when you provide your details to us at an “open for inspection” property or an auction;
- when we inspect a rental property or property for sale;
- when you provide to us or we collect your business card;
- when you visit our website and complete an on-line enquiry or a form for the purpose of requesting and/or accessing certain services on our website;
- when you send an email to us;
- from third parties such as credit reporting agencies;
- from publicly available sources of information; and
- through analysis of the Social Media Sites conducted by us or by third parties on our behalf;
- any other collection of or incidental or directly or indirectly related to the services we may be able to provide to you.
Information provided by you
You provide most of the personal information directly to us and for a specific purpose.
For example, when you are a prospective purchaser or vendor of real estate and request to be placed on a mailing list, we collect your contact details so that we can provide you with the information or advice you need.
When you apply for a job with us, we collect information about your qualifications and we may ask you to undertake certain tests as part of our recruitment process. Similarly, if you enter into a rental agreement, we may collect personal, employment and financial information from you.
Via Social Media Sites, we may be able to obtain other information about you which may itself constitute Personal Information or which, when combined with other information, is capable of identifying you, including photos, videos and any other information that you include on our Social Media Sites or sites linked to our Social Media Sites (“Other Sites”). The level of information to which we have access may depend on your privacy settings on such Other Sites.
In some circumstances, you may deal with us anonymously or using a pseudonym. However, in most circumstances it is impracticable to do so because if you do not provide us with the Personal Information that we require or if you provide it in a way that does not identify you, we are likely to be unable to carry out the services requested by you.
Information provided by third parties
Our staff may pass on your contact details so that we can send you product or property information or ask you if you wish to be placed on one of our mailing lists. Likewise, for marketing purposes, we may access various databases in the public domain and obtain referrals from our existing clients.
If you apply to enter into a rental agreement or lease, you may be the subject of a credit check conducted by an authorised credit agency.
We do not collect sensitive information such as your race, religion, beliefs or sexual preference, except where you have consented or where we are permitted or required by law to do so.
How we use the information we collect
We use personal information primarily for the purpose for which it was collected. Because most of our information is collected from you directly, you will normally be aware of the purpose of the collection.
Use of the information for a secondary purpose
We may sometimes use the personal information we collect for a secondary purpose, that is, for use in a different way from the original reason for collection. We will only do this in the following circumstances:
– Where you have consented
– Where the secondary purpose is directly related to the primary purpose, and you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose the information in such a way, or
– Where we are permitted or required by law, or it is in the interests or public safety to do so
For example, if you are a prospective tenant from whom we collect financial information and contact details, we may use this information to conduct a credit check.
We may also use your contact details to send you bulletins and information about similar services that we provide. You are always provided with the opportunity to notify us that you do not wish to receive this material.
Disclosure of the information we collect
We will not disclose information we collect about you to any third parties without your prior consent. Similarly, we will not sell any information we collect about you.
How we protect your information collection
We will take all reasonable steps to protect the security of all personal information we collect. This involves protecting it from misuse and loss, as well as from modification and disclosure. The electronic databases that hold information as well as our internal systems are designed to restrict access to only those people who require specific information. In addition, your personal information is only kept while it is required for the purpose for which it was collected or for a permitted secondary purpose.
Your ability to access and correct information
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information which we collect, use or disclose, is accurate, complete and up to date. If you wish to access the information we hold about you, you are welcome to contact us and we will respond to your request within forty-five (45) days. A handling fee may be payable so that we can obtain the information you require.
You can also request that information about you be corrected or deleted. This is part of our commitment to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, complete and up to date.
Right to refuse access or correction
We reserve the right to refuse your request for access or correction if, for example, we consider your request to be frivolous or vexatious, or if we are legally entitled to do so. If we refuse your request, we will give you our reasons. If we refuse your request to correct information we hold about you, we will give you the opportunity to post a statement of your claim where we hold your personal information.
Updating our privacy statement
As Resimax Real Estate Grows and changes, we may revise our privacy statement. We will keep you updated on these changes by posting new versions of our policy on our website. By providing your personal information to us or by using our website, you are indicating your acceptance of our current policy.
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact us at
Info@Resimaxrealestate.com.au or by mail to:
Officer In Effective Control
Resimax Real Estate
Level 1, 2 Drewery Place