This statement complements our Privacy Statement and provides information on the credit reporting body to which PayPal Credit Pty Limited (“PayPal Credit”, us or we) we may disclose your credit information as well as information on certain rights you have in relation to your credit-related personal information.
Our handling of credit information is regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) and the Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 v. 2.1 (“CR Code”).
Credit Reporting Practices
Our Privacy Statement sets out information on our management of your credit information, including:
What is credit information?
Credit information is personal information relating to credit that has been provided to you or that you have applied for. This includes credit for personal, domestic or household purposes and credit in connection with a business.
Credit reporting bodies and your personal information
Credit reporting bodies are allowed under the Privacy Act and the CR Code to handle personal information relating to credit. If you apply for PayPal Pay in 4, we may disclose your personal information to, or collect personal information about you from, a credit reporting body. This information is used for the purpose of determining your eligibility for PayPal Pay in 4, and we may process the information to create an unsuitability assessment or other ratings of your suitability for credit. Credit reporting bodies may include your personal information in reports that they provide to credit providers to assist those providers in assessing your credit worthiness (such as when you have applied for a loan from the provider).
The credit reporting body we deal with is Equifax – www.equifax.com.au
For contact details and information on how Equifax manages credit-related personal information, please see Equifax’s privacy policies available at the link above.
Credit reporting bodies offer a service to credit providers wishing to send direct marketing material about credit services to individuals. This is called “credit pre-screening”. You have the right to request that the credit reporting bodies do not use your information for this purpose. To opt out of credit pre-screening, contact Equifax using the contact details on their website noted above.
You can also ask a credit reporting body not to use or disclose your personal information for a period if you believe on reasonable grounds that you have been or are likely to be a victim of fraud.
The Privacy Act and the CR Code limit what we can do with the information we obtain from a credit reporting body. Generally, it can only be used in relation to any PayPal Pay in 4 plans you hold through us. For example, if you fail to meet your payment obligations in relation to PayPal Pay in 4, or commit a serious credit infringement, we may be entitled to disclose this to Equifax.