Privacy policy

TaleFin Pty Ltd (ACN: 644 262 742) is an information services business that recognises the importance of privacy and information security to effectively operate our business.  We operate within the bounds provided by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act).  This document articulates how we manage personal information in compliance with our obligations under the Act.

Privacy Policy

What is your commitment to privacy?

We recognise your right to privacy and have established a number of systems to support
   - the security of your information
   - the ability to access the information that we hold about you and;
   - the ability to correct and improve the quality of any information that we hold about you.​

We also operate a credit reporting business. For information about how we handle credit reporting information please see here.

What kinds of information do you collect?

We may collect and hold the following information:
- Identification information including:
       Full name
       Previous name or alias
       Previous address
       Date of birth
       Driver license number
      Other identifying document numbers
- Consumer credit liability information including:
       Credit provider name
       Type of credit
       Term of credit contract
- Repayment history
- Default information (Where applicable)
- Serious credit infringements (Where applicable)
- New arrangement information

We do NOT collect any of the following:
   - Racial or ethnic origin
   - Political opinions or associations
   - Religious beliefs
   - Sexual orientation or practices
   - Criminal Records

How do you collect and hold my information?

We collect information about you fairly and lawfully in the course of running a credit reporting business from:
   - Credit Providers
   - Mortgage or Trade Insurers
   - Mercantile Agencies

Before providing your information, these businesses must seek and obtain consent from you. We will also collect information from you to verify your identity before providing access to your file and to submit corrections and bans.

Who we disclose your information to

We disclose information stored in accordance with the Privacy Act to support customers to:
   - Meet compliance obligations
   - Assess risk when proving credit
   - Protect you against fraud

Customers who view your credit report have declared that they are doing so only after having received consent from you.

How to access your information

You may at any time access information that we have about you by:
   - Identifying yourself via our website here
   - Registering an account that will allow you to be identified in the future
   - Logging in at any time to access your information.

User experience

At TaleFin, we take your privacy seriously. 

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website and application. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this information, which is then used to generate reports about user activity on our website and application.
The information collected by Google Analytics may include:
Your device's IP address
Your device's operating system and browser type
The web pages you visit on our website
The date and time of your visit
The amount of time you spend on each page
Your geographic location

We use this information to understand how visitors use our services and to make improvements to content and functionality. Your personal information is kept secure and separate from the tracking data. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

How to correct your information

If you believe that inaccurate or incorrect information has been provided to us, we encourage you first to engage with your credit provider to provide them with an opportunity to correct the information on their system and ours.

Failing that, to correct your information, please register for a TaleFin account here, or login to your existing account here, where you will be able to log a correction request via our online portal.

Information provided will be reviewed, and where applicable an investigation will take place:
   - Through our investigation, we may contact you to seek additional information or clarification.
   - We will also be in touch with the entity that provided your information for further clarification.

For requests that require investigation, we will respond to you in writing, the outcome of the investigation and where applicable will immediately make the resultant corrections.

In the event that the Credit Provider and TaleFin have failed to meet your satisfaction you may contact:
   Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
           1800 931 678
           GPO Box 3, Melbourne Vic 3000
   Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
           1300 363 992
           GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001