BankDirect recognises the importance of safeguarding your personal and financial information. As an institution offering financial services BankDirect needs to obtain personal information about you in the course of providing our products and services. Because this information is confidential and important to you, we think it's important you know how we treat your information.
BankDirect assures you that:
We understand your personal information is important and we are committed to protecting your privacy in the online environment.
We only use your personal information to:
BankDirect will not sell your information to third parties. We may in the future contact you to inform you of new services and products available from BankDirect or the ASB Group of companies. If you do not wish to receive these offers kindly e-mail us at email@example.com and advise us that you do not wish to receive this information.
Your personal account information and online applications are retained on a secure portion of our website. Each time you access you personal account information you have to enter your unique access code and password combination. It is important that you remember never to share your password with any other person. More important information on the protection of your password is contained in the BankDirect Terms and Conditions.
To ensure full security you will need to take appropriate steps to ensure that your Internet browser is capable of supporting our website's encryption requirements. Most versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 5 and above will support our server authentication and data encryption technology. Our website does not collect personal identifying information about you except where specifically requested by you or us.
It is also important that you know that to transact with BankDirect you do not necessarily need to enable your browser to accept the cookies. Please note some information and/or services may not be available if you disable your browser not to accept cookies.
You may be able to get your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. For more detailed information we suggest you visit www.microsoft.com. There is also a lot of information on the Internet in respect of cookies.
Please also note that while the BankDirect website hyperlinks to various other websites, BankDirect is not responsible for the privacy practice of those websites and/or the reliability of the information published on those websites.
Under the Privacy Act 1993 we advise that:
By using the BankDirect website you agree to authorise the following: