At Build Today Pty Ltd ACN 607 179 582 trading as buildtoday, we appreciate your use and contributions to the Build Today Platform and other related websites. Build Today respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.
2. Relevant Legislation
We are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act“) (subject to exemptions that apply under that Act). We do not collect sensitive information as defined under the Act such as racial or ethnicity information, political opinions or associations, criminal records or health information.
3. What is Personal Information, why we collect personal information and how we use it
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
Build Today generally collects your personal information as part of providing you its products and services, informing you about them, complying with its contractual and other legal obligations, running promotions and other marketing activities or administering Build Today’s relationship with you by responding to your enquiries and providing you with information about Build Today events, products and services that may be of interest to you.
Build Today needs your personal information to carry out these aims. Build Today may use your personal information for those purposes, any other purpose listed on a collection statement at the point of collection or in any other way made clear at the time of collecting the personal information.
4. Sensitive Information
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
- For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
- For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
- With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
5. Information Sourced
5.1 Information you provide
When interacting with Build Today, you may provide information about yourself, such as your name, address, phone number, email and details pertaining to a potential transaction. This may occur, for example, when we collect your information via a website, at a display home, a face to face sale discussion, an online promotion, interactive advertisement or a telephone call to us. You may also provide information about a third party through the Build Today Platform, for example, if you share a real estate listing with a recipient via email. We may combine this information with other information we collect in person by sales and customer service staff, via its websites, social media pages, smart phone applications, phone calls and at display sites and other installations on paper forms or electronic devices (Collection Channels).
Our Collection Channels may include other related parties, partners or companies or brands related to, or partnered with Build Today. These may include:
- Privium Homes
- Joii Limited
- Joii Homes
- Joii Capital
- Joii Finance
- Joii Money
- Privium Construction
- Ink, by Privium.
5.2 Third Parties
Build Today may also obtain customer or potential customer information from partners, such as Real Estate Agents, real estate brokers, finance brokers, service providers to Build Today and other marketing channel partners.
In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
Information collected from any source may be used for verification of identity purposes, or to populate a request, or to form a financial profile, or for other purposes that are necessary. As an example, such as when an application is made for a loan from Joii Financial Services and your information you have provided to Build Today in pre-qualification for such loan is passed on to Joii Financial Services by Build Today.
In addition, when you order products or services through the Build Today Platform, Build Today may collect your credit/debit card information. This information is secured using industry-standard encryption technology. Build Today will use this information solely to complete your order and will not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete the order or comply with applicable law.
5.3 Information of Usage
- Metadata – Metadata is the collecting of “data about the data” that occurs on the Build Today Platform. The Build Today Platform brings several parties together around a Property transaction and we see it as our duty to collect relevant information about the usage of the Build Today Platform that may be of material use, especially in the event of a dispute. For this reason, we record certain transactions on the Build Today Platform for the security of our users. Some of these methods of collecting metadata is set out below;
- Usage logs – When you use the Services, your computer or other electronic device communicates a variety of information to computer servers, including the existence of cookies, your Internet Protocol address, and information about your browser program. We also create a record of what information you are requesting, such as the page or subject areas you are visiting; and
6. Usage and Disclosure
In general, Build Today uses the information collected from you to communicate with you and operate the Build Today Platform. Build Today also uses this information to respond to your requests and present you with advertising that we believe will be of interest or useful to you and to ensure that proper tracking of transactional information is kept for your and Build Today’s protection.
Your privacy is important and we are committed to protecting information that identifies you personally, where you have chosen to keep it private (“Personal Information”). We will only share Personal Information that you provide outside the public areas of the Services in the following circumstances:
- Consent: When you consent or direct Build Today to share the Personal Information or document. For example, we would request that you take responsibility for the documents that are to be shared via the Build Today Platform and with whom, and for this reason the Build Today Platform has mechanisms that facilitate you being able to choose what information and documents you share, with whom and at what stage of the transaction;
8. Direct Marketing
If you provide us with your personal information and you consent to receiving direct marketing communications from Build Today, you authorise us to send you promotional messages and materials related to Build Today’s products and services, unless you submit a later request not to receive direct marketing communications.
Build Today’s direct marketing messages and materials will contain a prominent statement (including, for electronic messages, a functional unsubscribe facility) that you may request not to receive direct marketing communications.
If you do not wish to receive marketing or other communications from us, please submit a request not to receive direct marketing communications or use the unsubscribe facility provided in the most recent communication from us or contact us on the details provided.
Please note that even if you unsubscribe from certain email correspondences, we may still need to email you with important transactional or administrative information.
9. Behavioural Advertising
In addition, if you have provided your email address to us, we may use a scrambled, unreadable form (a hash) of your email address to deliver tailored advertisements to you on the Services or on other websites, including via Facebook’s Custom Audience Feature or other similar Facebook tools. We will not share your email address with Facebook.
You may opt-out of cookie tracking and analysis as described in the section below entitled ‘Opting out of Collection of Information’. The Services do not otherwise respond to ‘do not track’ signals.
10. Location Data
Build Today can provide you with helpful information based on where a Property is located or where you would like to purchase a Property. If you share your location with Build Today (e.g., by allowing your mobile device to send Build Today your location), the Build Today Platform may use that information to provide you with location-based information and advertising. If you wish to deactivate this feature, you can disable location services on your mobile device.
11. Windows Live® Virtual Earth®
Windows Live Virtual Earth imagery is supplied by Microsoft Corporation, and use is subject to the Microsoft MapPoint Privacy Statement.
12. Third-Party Websites
13. Storage, Security and Retention of Information
Build Today has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorised access or disclosure of this information. No transmission of information via the Internet can be entirely secure, however, so please always use caution when submitting Personal Information.
14. Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
Build Today will not charge any fee for your access request but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
15. Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
16. Policy Updates
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website, www.buildtoday.com.au.
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