Southpac Financial Group

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on the Southpac Group website located at www.southpacfinancial.com. Southpac Group does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to the Southpac Group website.

Users of the Southpac Group website are entitled to expect that any information gathered as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales (NSW) government's privacy responsibilities and obligations. The NSW government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on the Southpac Group website, the computers on which the site is hosted automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:

Cookies are not used on the Southpac Group site to collect information. Nor does the Southpac Group website link information automatically gathered through its website with personal data about specific individuals.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in statistical reports in order for to identify usage patterns for the site. This will assist us in improving the Southpac Group website and the services offered on it.

Southpac Group will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

What exceptions are there to this rule?

Southpac Group will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

Southpac Group reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the Southpac Group website raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.

In the event of an investigation, Southpac Group will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Is the information stored securely?

Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.

Will this policy be updated over time?

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.

This policy is current at 31 January 2006.