Collection and use of information
This information is needed to maintain ElectricSuper’s records in a format that identifies the member. These records are essential to the proper management of ElectricSuper and to enable ElectricSuper to provide members with superannuation benefits. ElectricSuper will only collect personal information that is reasonably required, or directly related to, performing this function.
ElectricSuper usually collects this information either from the members or from the employers. ElectricSuper might also collect health information about a member to enable it to obtain death or disability insurance cover from ElectricSuper’s insurer or to process a member’s disability claim. Information about a member’s potential beneficiaries collected from the member is also held by ElectricSuper and used in the event of a member’s death.
ElectricSuper will not collect information of a sensitive nature (such as information about a member’s racial origin, religion, political opinions) without the member’s consent unless it is required by Australian law, or other limited exceptions apply.
ElectricSuper is not permitted to and does not use government identifiers (eg. tax file numbers) to identify members. This information is used and disclosed only for the purpose for which they were originally issued, except if required under Australian law.
Members’ contact details (specifically, their email addresses) will be used to send members information about ElectricSuper and other relevant information about the member’s ElectricSuper product and/or account. All emails sent in this manner include a link allowing members to unsubscribe. Members may also be emailed to participate in in-house surveys which ElectricSuper may conduct from time to time.
ElectricSuper will not use a member’s information for direct marketing or research purposes. In the event that the information is disclosed to an overseas recipient, ElectricSuper will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient abides by the APPs.
Should a member choose to remain anonymous, or decide not to provide ElectricSuper with the information needed, or not allow their employer to provide ElectricSuper with that information, then ElectricSuper would not be able to provide superannuation benefits for the member. Where the information is health information, this may limit the level of death or disability benefits available through ElectricSuper.