Protecting your privacy
This Policy covers Solar Review Australia, including its subsidiaries.
This Policy also incorporates our Credit Reporting Policy which covers additional information on how we manage your personal information collected in connection with a credit application, or a credit facility.
1. The kinds of personal information we collect and hold
The kinds of personal information we collect and hold may include:
contact details and identification such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data. We also may collect other data about you such as work information, occupation, date of birth and drivers licence;
account credentials such as your username and passwords and similar security information used for authentication and account access;
usage data such as the search terms you enter, the pages you visit, the products and services you purchase. We may also collect data about your device such as IP address, device identifiers, and data about the network, operating system, or software you use to connect to our products and services;
location data when you enable location-based features of our products, we may collect location data. We may also collect location data derived from your IP address;
payment data if you make a purchase such as your name, banking and credit card details.
Some information we collect might not be included in this list. It really depends on the service or product we’re offering.
2. How we collect your personal information
Where we do identify you (such as where you are logged into your online account), we treat any use or disclosure in accordance with this policy.
If we ever need you to give us another person’s personal information (for example, if you’d like to give someone access to our services), we’ll need you to let that person know. You can also tell them to contact us if they have any questions.
3. How we hold your information
We store your information in hard copy or electronic format and store it in storage facilities that we own and operate ourselves, or that are owned and operated by trusted third parties.
We use a combination of technical solutions, security controls and internal processes to help us protect your information and our network.
We aim to keep your information only for as long as we need it e.g. for business reasons for to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements. When we no longer need the information, we take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify it.
4. How we use your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
check your identity;
provide and administer our products and services, including directory services and advertising in various media;
identify opportunities to help improve our products, services and technologies and improve those products, services and technologies;
carry out credit checks and help prevent fraud;
help us maintain and develop our business systems and infrastructure;
for information received from Google APIs, including Gmail (“Restricted Scope Data”): to provide or improve your experience or use of Gmail through www.solarreview.au or the Solar Review Australia Services in accordance with the Google API Services User Data Policy , including the Limited Use requirements. We do not use Restricted Scope Data to serve you advertisements or for any other purpose not listed here. Moreover, unless required for security purposes or to comply with applicable laws, no human will have the availability to read Restricted Scope Data;
promote and market services to you (sometimes even after you leave us); and
deliver targeted marketing, advertising and content from us and third parties on our websites and third party websites relevant to your interests.
If you don’t want us to contact you for marketing or promotions, please email us: email@example.com. And if you’ve received emails or SMS from us, you’ll need to follow the unsubscribe instructions within those messages for them to stop.
If you sign up to push notifications, you’ll receive these on your browser whenever they’re sent. These do not identify individual customers but may include promotional communications regarding our products and services. If you later wish to opt out of notifications, you can configure the settings on your browser. Opting out of push notifications will not affect other communications you receive from us, such as email communications.
5. When we disclose your personal information to third parties
In some circumstances, we might disclose your personal information to other organisations. But we only ever do this when providing services to you, or as otherwise explained in this policy. When we do this, we take all reasonable steps to keep your information secure.
We also require our contracted service providers to comply with privacy and confidentiality obligations to help protect your personal information. These service providers may be based locally or overseas. They help us with tasks like:
billing and debt-recovery
managing your advertising
marketing, telemarketing and sales
market research, and
We may disclose your personal information to:
your authorised representatives or advisers (when you ask us to);
credit-reporting bodies for credit related purposes such as creditworthiness, credit rating or default listing;
our related companies, who help us provide and administer our products and services;
our professional advisers;
government, regulatory authorities and other organisations, as required or authorised by law;
organisations who manage our business, corporate, risk and funding strategies;
companies involved in a sale of our company or assets.
6. Solar Review Australia Data
Solar Review Australia Data collects personal information such as your name and contact details from third party data suppliers. If your personal information was provided to us by a data supplier, we will have sought their confirmation that they are authorised under privacy laws to provide us with your personal information for the purposes described below.
We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information in order to operate our business, including to provide products and services to our customers such as marketing databases that can be used by our customers for campaign purposes, including to supply information regarding products and services that may be of interest to individuals and businesses, and data linkage and cleansing to make sure our customers’ data is complete, up-to-date and accurate.
7. Sharing your information outside of Australia
In some situations your personal information might be transferred outside of Australia. This is usually for information management and storage purposes only. This may change depending on who we partner with. But we’ll do our best to update it here when this happens.
We may store your information in cloud or other types of networked or electronic systems. As electronic or networked systems can be accessed from various countries via an internet connection, it’s not always practicable to know in which country your information may be held. If your information is stored in this way, disclosures may occur in countries other than those listed.
8. How you can access your personal information
You can request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to submit a request, however we may apply an administrative charge for providing access but we’ll always check with you first. If we can’t give you access or can only give you access to certain information, we’ll tell you why.
9. How can you correct your personal information
We do everything we can to make sure the personal information we handle is correct, complete and current. But if you do spot an error, you can let us know via email.
10. Contact Us
Contact form: https://www.solarreview.au/contact
11. How to make a privacy complaint
We’ll aim to investigate and resolve your complaint within 30 days of receiving it. If we need more time, we will notify you about the reasons for the delay and indicate a new estimate time frame.
If you’re not satisfied with our response, you may lodge a formal complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (https://www.oaic.gov.au)