Privacy Policy

Australian Buyers Agency Pty Ltd (ABN 75 159 078 065) (collectively referred to as “SCBA”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting personal information in accordance with Australian privacy laws. This Privacy Policy sets out SCBA’s approach to handling personal information and includes information on how we collect, use, disclose and keep secure your personal information, whether provided to us via this website or other means.

We may, from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy so please check this website periodically to stay informed of any updates. All personal information collected and held by us will be governed by the most recently updated Privacy Policy.

1. Collection of personal information by SCBA

We will only collect personal information from you that we reasonably require for one or more of our business functions or activities and will do so by lawful and fair means. The kinds of personal information we may collect from you will depend on what type of interaction you have with us. However, it may include, among other things:

  • Personal information you provide to us when you engage with us to prospect and secure properties for you, subscribe to our mailing list or interact or follow our social media pages like Facebook and Instagram. This information may include, for example, your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age and occupation;
  • Personal information you provide to us when you engage our services. This information may include, for example, your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, age and confidential client briefs;
  • In some circumstances, we may collect personal information from third parties such as credit reporting agencies. Where we do, we will ensure that we act in accordance with relevant Australian laws.

We will not collect sensitive information about you (such as information about your racial or ethnic origins or political or religious beliefs) unless you have consented to such collection or the collection is required by law.

2. How your personal information is stored

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss or unauthorised access. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services and you use these services at your own risk.

We may provide you with the opportunity to provide commentary through our sites in a public forum, such commenting on articles that we may provide. You must appreciate that this may be accessed by anyone, so you should avoid providing personal details and information at all times, and we’ll not be held responsible if someone should breach your privacy as a result of you disclosing it in a public forum.

We only keep your personal information for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was collected or as otherwise required by law. We will take appropriate measures to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information if we no longer need to retain it. These measures may vary depending on the type of information concerned, the way it was collected and how it was stored.

3. How your personal information will be used

We collect your personal information so that we can use it for our functions and activities and provide products and services to you, which include, among other things:

  • processing orders you place with us, including providing you with confirmation of your orders, and providing you with our services, where applicable;
  • administering and responding to your enquiry or feedback about our services;
  • conducting, and allowing you to participate in references and testimonials
  • promoting and marketing our current and future services to you, informing you of upcoming events and special offers and analysing our services so as to improve and develop new services;
  • facilitating our business operations, including fulfilment of any legal and regulatory requirements, and enforcement of our agreements, terms of business, and terms of use;
  • improving the operation or navigation of our websites;

We may also use your personal information for other purposes not listed above which will be made clear to you at the time we collect your personal information, or for such purposes as may be required or permitted by law.

4. Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We may disclose personal information we collect from you:

  • to our related companies, suppliers, consultants (including lawyers and accountants), contractors or agents for the purposes set out in the section above entitled “How your personal information will be used” or for other purposes directly related to the purpose for which the personal information is collected. For example, your name and telephone number may be disclosed to our supplier to enable that supplier to respond to your request for information about a particular product or service it produces;
  • to others that you have been informed of, at the time any personal information is collected from you;
  • with your consent (express or implied) to others.
5. Opting out

You will generally be given the opportunity to “opt out” from receiving marketing communications from us. You may “opt out” from receiving these marketing communications by clicking on an unsubscribe link at the end of an email or by contacting us with this request.

6. Employment Applications

Generally, the type of personal information we collect about applicants is the information included in your application for employment, for example, your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, education details, employment history and other information relating to your work experience. In considering your application, we may also obtain personal information about you from third parties, for example, from your previous employers or nominated referees. We may also collect sensitive information about you such as information about your health (including any disability) or any criminal record you may have.

 7. Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that our web server may send to your computer’s hard disk when you visit our website. Cookies can facilitate your ongoing access to and use of this website. They allow us to track usage patterns and to compile data that can assist us to improve our content, products, services and target advertising.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, your browser may allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, certain features of this website may not work without cookies and this may limit the services provided by our website. We also use your IP address to help diagnose any problems with our server and administer our website. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.

8. Third party websites

We may offer links to websites that are operated by third parties. If you visit one of these linked websites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of third parties.

9. Access and Correction of your Personal Information

You may, at any time, request access and correction to any personal information we hold about you by contacting us. If you make an access request, we may ask you to verify your identity and put your request in writing for security reasons. We may charge a reasonable administration fee to cover the costs of meeting your request.

10. Privacy Queries

If you have any questions or complaints about how we handle your personal information or a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, please contact us at:

Our Privacy Officer will consider your question or complaint and respond to you in a reasonable timeframe.

This Policy was last updated in July 2020.