Safeguarding your information
Keeping your personal information safe is our priority. Please read this privacy notice and our Privacy Statement at www.auspost.com.au/privacy to find out how we do this.
Information about other people
When you give us another person’s personal information eg. co-applicants, you must tell them you have done so and why, and show them the contents of this privacy notice. When you provide us with another person’s personal information, you are warranting that you have done so with the explicit consent of that person.
For the purposes of this privacy notice, references to your information and your details refers to all information you provide to us, including your personal information and any other person’s personal information.
Use of personal information
We only use your personal information, or that of any co-applicant, as necessary to administer our Mail Redirection, Mail Holding, Notify My Providers service, and other associated services including the Address Check and Address Update services described below.
We will not disclose your personal information or that of any co-applicant, to any third party unless it is:
- required by or permitted under law;
- with either your express or implied consent in relation to our other services;
- to our contracted service providers - such as mailing houses and printers - who need these details to perform aspects of the administration of this service as instructed by us.
Please note: where Australia Post discloses your information to third party organisations we take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient organisation deals with your information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Tracking information available for redirected articles
During the term of the service, Australia Post may disclose the new suburb of the redirected article to any third party sender through tracking services. The full new address to which redirected articles have been nominated by the applicant to be delivered will not be visible through the Australia Post tracking website, tracking notification or any other Australia Post tracking advice and will remain confidential.
Redirected articles that are Unclaimed, Refused or Returned
A redirection label, detailing the new address, may be placed over the original address on an article to be redirected. Where a redirected article cannot be delivered to the new address, as nominated by the applicant, the article may be returned to the sender with the redirection label visible in part on the returned article.
Further use of personal information
Notify My Providers service
For organisations that you nominate as part of our Notify My Providers service (also referred to as Change of Address Notification) you are providing your consent for us to provide your details, including your new address, to those organisations in order to assist them to update their customer databases. We recommend you familiarise yourself with those organisations’ respective Privacy Policies for clarification on how they handle your personal information.
These organisations may contact you in the future surrounding a product or service relevant to that organisation which remains independent of this service and over which we have no control or involvement. By providing this information to these organisations we will not be altering any marketing permissions that you have in place with that particular organisation.
Address Check and Address Update Service
Many organisations (including utilities, banks, superfunds etc.) use Australia Post to check whether their address records are up-to-date. Where you have provided an organisation with express or implied consent to check with a third party whether your address is up-to-date, Australia Post may notify that organisation that you have obtained mail redirection services and the duration of those services.
Australia Post will not provide an organisation with your new address unless you tick the relevant box in the Mail Redirection Form which tells us that you wish to use the Address Update Service. Your consent is applicable only to you as the person completing this form and where you are also listed as an addressee for mail redirection. It is not applicable to any other addressee listed on this application.
If you choose to use the Notify My Providers/Address Update Service, we will make your new address available to the organisation by secure means (which may be accessed outside of Australia by those organisations or their service providers).
Accessing and handling your personal information
Your information is handled in accordance with the Australia Post Group Privacy Statement, which outlines how to access and/or correct your information or make a privacy related complaint. For more information, please visit www.auspost.com.au/privacy.