UniSuper recognises the importance of protecting your personal information and we're committed to complying with our privacy law obligations.

We collect your personal information to administer your account, ensure that you are eligible for insurance cover, provide you with UniSuper membership benefits, services and products, verify your identity, improve our products and services and for marketing purposes. Personal information is also collected when you apply to become a new member and use or register for a UniSuper service or activity.

We make available a Digital Choice Form to assist employers with their Superannuation Guarantee obligations. Information collected via this Form is forwarded to your employer in order to advise them of your choice of superannuation fund. This information is also used to validate whether you are an existing member of UniSuper and is managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We usually collect personal and sensitive information directly from you; however it may be collected from third parties such as your employer. We may also collect this information from you because we are required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court tribunal order to collect that information. You consent to our collecting sensitive information about you, where collecting that information is reasonably necessary for us to perform one or more of our functions or activities.

If you do not provide this information we may not be able to administer your account or provide you with a product or service or you may be disadvantaged in some other way.

We may disclose your information to your employer and to any service provider we engage (for example mail houses, auditors, insurers, actuaries, lawyers and research consultants) to carry out or assist us to provide your membership benefits, services and products, this includes overseas entities. The countries we may disclose personal information are: Japan, Canada, Singapore and the USA. Where information is transferred overseas we will seek to ensure the recipient of the data has security systems to prevent misuse, loss or unauthorised disclosure in-line with Australian laws and standards.

UniSuper also collects your personal information for the purposes of assessing your application for employment. This information may be disclosed to third parties (for example, referees and employment screening service providers) for the purposes of considering your application for employment. We will manage your details in the same manner as other personal information as outlined in our Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy contains information about how you may access any personal information held by us, how to correct your information and how to make a complaint about a breach of the Privacy Act. You can download our Privacy Policy (PDF, 95 KB) or request a copy by calling us on 1800 331 685.

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