Information about EarlyBirds Open Innovation Ecosystem

Privacy Policy


Early Birds Marketplace



Who we are

This Privacy Policy is provided by Early Birds Marketplace Pty Ltd (we, us, our) and explains how your data is collected and used.

We are committed to protecting your personal information managed by us, in the way we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information.

We will comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Australia) (Privacy Act), including the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act, the Privacy Act 1993 (New Zealand) (as applicable), and all other relevant laws, regulations and codes relating to privacy and personal information (Privacy Law).

This Privacy Policy will be updated from time to time. You should review it every now and again so that you are aware of any changes.


What is "personal information" and what happens if we don't collect your personal information?

Where practicable we aim to collect your personal information directly from you. The circumstances in which we may do so will vary depending on the context in which we are dealing with you (for example, if you are a customer, according to the specific product or service we are providing).


"Personal information" is any information or an opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, person.

You can choose not to provide your personal information to us, or deal with us anonymously or by using a pseudonym. However, if you do so:

·       we may be unable to provide you with the products or services you have applied for; or

·       we may be limited in our ability to respond to or deal with any enquiries you make.


What kinds of personal information do we collect and hold?

The kinds of personal information we collect and hold about you will depend on the products or services we provide you with or if the law requires us to collect it. This includes your:

Identification information - such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, gender and date of birth.

Financial and transaction information - including information about your assets, occupation and income, account balances, account activities, payment history and transactions with us or third parties.

Government identifiers - such as your driver’s licence, passport and visa particulars to verify your identity.

Other personal information - such as details of your interactions with us (including when you use our website and other online resources, such as social media platforms), billing information including your credit card details, your purchasing preferences and history, any information contained in correspondence between us and you or any other information lawfully obtainable under relevant Privacy Law.

Sometimes we may collect "sensitive information" about you, for example in relation to insurance claims. "Sensitive information" includes health information and information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a trade union or political association, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, sexual preferences and criminal record.

We will only collect sensitive information about you with your consent or if the law allows us to.


How do we collect your personal information?

We will try to collect your personal information directly from you wherever possible. How we collect your personal information depends on the type of interaction we have with you.

If you contact us, apply for or use our products and services, visit our website, interact with our social media platforms or contact us in relation to a promotion, we will collect your personal information.

Sometimes we may collect your personal information from other sources. These other sources include:

·       public or commercial information services providers (such as providers of government or business information);

·       third party service providers or agents assisting us to process your application or other transaction;

·       brokers, insurers and manufacturer’s warranty providers;

·       employers;

·       vehicle dealers and lead generation providers; and

·       other businesses involved in our dealings, including our business partners and third parties that refer or introduce you to us.


How we use your personal information

We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information where it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of providing our products and services, for our other business purposes and for any necessary related purposes. These purposes include, but are not limited to:

·       confirm your identity;

·       registering you to use our online resources, including for an account on our website, and to administer your access to our services;

·       process an application for a product or service, or a purchase request (including to execute your instructions and process your online bids and purchases);

·       manage and improve our products and services or other relationships and arrangements with you;

·       process receipts, invoices and payments and servicing customer accounts, including determining liability for payment and undertaking accounting, billing and other administrative tasks;

·       respond to your enquiries about your applications, accounts, products or services;

·       understand your needs and offer products and services to meet those needs, including marketing and promoting products or services that may be of interest to you;

·       assess or process insurance risks or claims;

·       tell you about changes to our products and services;

·       contact you about, any application you make for a job with us, if applicable;

·       meet our obligations, including contractual and those arising under relevant laws:

-  in Australia, this includes our obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth), the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (Cth), the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth), the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) and complying with information requests issued by the Commissioner of Taxation); and

-  in New Zealand, this includes our obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2013, the Tax Administration Act 1993 and the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003;

·       enforce our rights, including undertaking debt collection activities and legal proceedings;

·       undertake business funding and development activities, and corporate restructures and amalgamations; and

·       (unless you tell us not to) to contact you to discuss other products or services that may be of interest to you.


Who we disclose your personal information to

We may disclose your personal information to third parties to facilitate the purposes listed above.

Third parties who we may disclose your personal information to, include:

·       our related entities in Australia, New Zealand and overseas;

·       our warehouse, supply partners and other service providers (including delivery service providers such as couriers and administrative services providers);

·       legal, settlement, valuation and recruitment service providers;

·       data processing and market research service providers;

·       marketing and advertising agencies;

·       regulatory bodies, law enforcement authorities and toll operators in New Zealand, Australia and overseas;

·       any person who is considering whether to acquire or who has acquired any part of our business, or the rights or obligations under our contract with you;

·       financial and other advisors;

·       any person we consider necessary to execute your instructions, including other participants in financial and payment systems, such as banks, credit providers, clearing entities, payment platforms and credit card associations;

·       account information aggregation service providers, to assist in the transfer of your account data to us;

·       insurers, reinsurers, loss adjusters, assessors, underwriters and manufacturer’s warranty providers;

·       brokers and other distributors;

·       your guarantors and security providers;

·       debt collectors and investigators; and

·       other businesses involved in our dealings, including our business partners and third parties that refer you to us.


Overseas disclosures

We may disclose your personal information to overseas recipients so we can provide you with our services and products and for administrative, data storage or other business management purposes.

We take steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that an overseas recipient complies with relevant Privacy Laws or is bound by a substantially similar privacy regime found in New Zealand and Australia (as the case may be).


Direct marketing

We may use and disclose your personal information in order to inform you of products, services and promotions that may be of interest to you.

In the event that you do not wish to receive such communications, you can opt out by following the instructions for doing so in the communications we send to you.


How we hold and keep secure your personal information

We hold, and keep secure, your personal information in physical form or in electronic form on our systems or the systems of our service providers.

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we hold is protected from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Your personal information is held in secure databases on secure premises, accessible by authorised staff who follow procedural safeguards that meet or exceed security requirements under the Privacy Law.

We require third parties handling personal information on our behalf to follow equally compliant standards of security and confidentiality.

We will destroy or de-identify personal information in circumstances where it is no longer required, unless we are otherwise required or authorised by law to retain the information.


How to access and correct information we hold about you

We try to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading.

You have a right to access and seek correction of your personal information that is collected and held by us. This is subject to some exceptions specified in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Australia), and the Privacy Act 1993 (New Zealand).

To access or correct any of the personal information we hold about you, or you would like more information on our approach to privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer whose details are found under the heading "How to contact us" below.

We will grant access to personal information to the extent required by applicable Privacy Law and will take reasonable steps to amend personal information where necessary and appropriate. If you would like access to your personal information, you must:

·       provide us with proof of your identity. This is to ensure you’re your personal information is provided only to you; and

·       be reasonably specific about the information you require (ie explain exactly what you're looking for).

We will try to provide you with the information in the manner set out in your request. We may charge you a reasonable administration fee reflecting our costs for servicing your access request (ie photocopying or retrieval fees). We will not charge you for making the request.

If we refuse your request to access or correct your personal information, we will provide you with written reasons for the refusal.

If you are dissatisfied with our reasons for refusing your request to access or correct your personal information, you may make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner / New Zealand Privacy Commissioner (as the case may be) or to an applicable external dispute resolution scheme.

Where we correct your personal information which we had previously disclosed to another entity and you ask that other entity be notified of that correction, we will take reasonable steps to do so (unless impracticable or unlawful).

Deleting or Removing your profile data and related information

As a registered user, you can delete your personal profile and related data from our platform by going into your profile -> Settings -> Account and clicking on "Permanently delete my account". If you delete your account, your personal information (name, phone number, address, email, profile picture, etc.) will be deleted permanently and can't be recovered. All the listings you have created will be removed. You won't be able to reactivate your account. Your username will become available for others to register on our platform.

Information where other members are involved (conversations with other people, transactions you've made, reviews you've given to others, etc) is not removed when you delete your account. However, your name will no longer be displayed next to this information.

Privacy complaints

You can raise a complaint about the way we managed your personal information by contacting our Privacy Officer whose details are found under "How to contact us" below.

After you raise a complaint with us, our Privacy Officer will commence an investigation into your complaint. You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint following completion of the investigation. At all times, privacy complaints will:

·       be treated seriously;

·       be dealt with promptly;

·       be dealt with in a confidential manner; and

·       not affect your existing obligations or impact on the commercial arrangements between you and us.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may refer the complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner / New Zealand Privacy Commissioner or an applicable external dispute resolution scheme.


How to contact us

Please direct all privacy queries and complaints to our Privacy Officer by:



Subject: Privacy Query/Complaint


Last updated: 17 August 2019.