General

This policy governs the collection and use of your personal information by McLeod Partners and its related entities, subsidiaries and employees. This policy is a statement of commitment by McLeod Partners to comply with the applicable privacy legislation. Revised policies will be posted on our websites.

 

How we collect personal information

Generally we collect personal information directly from you in person, by telephone, letter, fax, email or when you provide it to us through our websites, at open homes, by entering competitions, promotions or requesting information or material from us, completing surveys or providing feedback. Sometimes McLeod Partners will collect your personal information from third parties.

 

What personal information we collect

Generally we collect your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, occupation, financial information and any other information about you to enable us to assess your needs in relation to real estate and associated products and services. We also collect information that is required for use in the business activities of McLeod Partners. We use your personal information to provide and promote McLeod Partners services to you, including:

  • conducting our businesses;
  • communicating information about our products and services to you; and
  • for our internal administrative, marketing, planning, development and research requirements.

We may use and disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and for related purposes, for example:

  • regulatory and contractual reporting and compliance
  • developing, improving and marketing our products and services;
  • servicing our relationship with you by providing updates and marketing to you;
  • involving you in market research and surveying you;
  • analysing trends in sales.

 

Disclosure of information

We may disclose your personal information as permitted or required by law, to regulatory bodies and law enforcement and to third party service providers. Where we act as agent in collection of your personal information we collect the information on behalf of the parties for whom we act as agent both for our purposes and for their internal purposes. Where we contract with third parties to perform services for McLeod Partners, those third parties may handle your personal information and must only use the information for the purposes for which it was supplied although we are not to be responsible for ensuring this.

We may pass along personal information submitted by you, to one or more of our real estate agents or businesses, who may use this information to provide you with information about sales, leasing and other services. With your permission, we may also share your personal information with other associated companies in the real estate industry, including mortgage lenders and insurance providers, regarding any transaction or service that we believe may be of interest to you.

 

Accessing your information

You have the right to request access to your personal information in accordance with applicable privacy legislation. We may recover from you our reasonable costs of supplying you with access to this information. You can ask for information about you to be corrected, if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. Where requested, McLeod Partners will take reasonable steps to correct the information.

 

Storage of information

McLeod Partners will take reasonable steps to:

  • ensure that the personal information collected and used is accurate, complete and up to date;
  • destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it no longer needs it for any purpose; and
  • protect your personal information from misuse, loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

 

Contacting us

If you have any questions or feedback about our privacy policy, please contact us