Terms and Conditions
Bingle Online Terms & Privacy Statement
In short referred to as Bingle's "Online Terms".
Read these Online Terms to understand how Bingle:
- operates and regulates its online sites including its social media sites;
- operates any online insurance quoting, purchase and policy management transactions; and
- handles your personal information when you interact with us online (see terms 26 to 34).
- About Bingle's online sites
- AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 trading as Bingle Insurance ("Bingle", "we" or "us") operates Bingle online sites ("Online Site(s)"), including our:
- main website (www.bingle.com.au) ("Main Site");
- social media site(s) ("Social Media Site(s)") as operated from time to time; and
- Bingle Claims Buddy application ("Bingle Claims Buddy").
Insurance is issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL 230859 trading as Bingle Insurance.
If you obtain a quote, purchase insurance cover or administer your insurance on our Main Site, your transaction will be conducted over a secure internet connection – see term 29.3 for details.
Please be aware that certain parts of our Main Site and/or Competition Site may additionally function as a Social Media Site. By this we mean that the information and content you submit to a social media section of our Main Site and/or Competition Site will be freely visible to other website users. Any social media sections of our Main Site and/or Competition Site will be either clear to you from their design, or we will otherwise inform you of their public nature. Any information or content you supply to our Social Media Site(s) will be treated by Bingle in accordance with terms 11 and 29, and otherwise in accordance with these Online Terms (as relevant).
- Bingle may operate an Online Site for its own benefit and/or for the benefit of one or more of its related bodies corporate, which collectively form the Suncorp Group of companies in Australia and New Zealand ("Suncorp Group").
- Bingle owns and operates the Main Site, the Competition Site and Bingle Claims Buddy. These Online Sites include all web pages under or forming part of the domain name bingle.com.au (as relevant). The relevant versions of the Bingle Claims Buddy App are designed for use on (i) Apple Incorporated's compatible devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, (ii) electronic devices compatible with Android™ apps, such as those available from the Google Play™ Store or the Samsung™ app store.
- AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 trading as Bingle Insurance ("Bingle", "we" or "us") operates Bingle online sites ("Online Site(s)"), including our:
- Links to other websites
- An Online Site may contain links to other websites (including other social media websites) which are owned or operated by third parties independent of Bingle ("Third Party Sites"). Bingle does not sponsor, endorse or approve of the operators of Third Party Sites, or material (including services, information, graphics, or data) which is located on such Third Party Sites ("Third Party Material").
- An Online Site may contain or link to information about special offers, deals or promotions by persons not related to or part of Bingle ("Third Party Offers"). Bingle does not sponsor, endorse or approve of any Third Party Offers or Third Party Material associated with these offers.
- Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, such as the Australian Consumer Law and Australian Securities and Investments Commissions Act 2001. Bingle makes no warranties or representations:
- regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of Third Party Material, or products or services available through Third Party Sites; or
- that Third Party Material does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person.
- Bingle is not authorising the reproduction of Third Party Material by linking Site Content to Third Party Material.
- When following a link on an Online Site, material at a Third Party Site may be displayed in your browser framed by Site Content. This material is also Third Party Material for the purpose of these Online Terms.
- Your privacy
- Your privacy and security is important to Bingle. Read terms 26 to 34 for information (the "Privacy Statement" component) about how Bingle handles the information you provide it when you use one of our Online Sites.
- Bingle's Main Site: product information and insurance purchase and renewal
- Main Site content
- Completing transactions on the Main Site
- When entering into a transaction via the Main Site, whether it be the issuance of an insurance contract, a renewal payment, or a transaction relating to any other product or service, the transaction will not be completed until an "Electronic Instruction" (being any electronic instruction, information, message, request or communication issued or transmitted to Bingle via the Main Site) containing the acceptance from you to Bingle's offer, or the confirmation of payment from you, whichever is applicable, has been received and processed by Bingle, and any specific steps or requirements as set out in this term 4, have been complied with.
- You acknowledge that the transmission of your acceptance or the confirmation of any payment, made through an Electronic Instruction, may not be received by Bingle in accordance with this term 4 for reasons beyond either parties' reasonable control including, but not limited to, mechanical, software, computer, telecommunications, or electronic failure, or the omission or failure of third party service providers or systems.
- Subject to any rights you may have under any applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)), we are not liable to you for any loss or damage, including loss of business or profits or any indirect loss, incurred as a result of the transmission of an Electronic Instruction through the Main Site, or any failure to receive an Electronic Instruction for whatever reason.
- Purchasing insurance policies
- Where the Main Site enables you to purchase insurance products or services online:
- the parties may enter into an insurance policy using the Main Site by Bingle making an electronic offer via the Main Site and you electronically communicating your acceptance of that offer via the Main Site to Bingle;
- Bingle may act on and process all completed Electronic Instructions transmitted or issued through the Main Site without further consent from or reference to you; and
- Bingle may treat an Electronic Instruction as authentic and is under no obligation to investigate the authenticity or authority of persons issuing or transmitting such Electronic Instructions, or to verify the accuracy and completeness of such Electronic Instructions.
- Creating a binding insurance contract with Bingle via the Main Site is a two-step process:
- the first step is to create a quote for the insurance product you are interested in and have selected. Upon completion by you of all required details, the Main Site will provide you with a quote, identified by a quote number; and
- if you wish to purchase insurance in accordance with a quote provided to you by Bingle via the Main Site, then, upon completion by you of all additional required details, step two enables you to accept that quote and create a binding insurance agreement with a corresponding Bingle policy number.
- When entering into a contract via the Main Site, you will be taken to have communicated your acceptance to an offer of insurance from Bingle only when:
- the Electronic Instruction containing the acceptance from you enters and is recorded in the main Bingle database;
- a record is created and stored in the Bingle database;
- a Bingle policy number is generated by the Bingle database; and
- Bingle receives all required details of a current and valid payment card (being a card which you are authorised to use and which is of a card type accepted by Bingle), and from which Bingle is able to debit the premium.
- If you elect to pay your premium by instalments then Bingle may (but is not obligated to) provide you with the ability to select the particular day of each month (or other instalment period) on which your payment card will be automatically debited for the relevant payment. If Bingle provides you this choice, it will be clearly explained to you. If it does not, such a restriction will be clearly explained to you. If you elect to pay your premium by instalments the additional terms and conditions applicable to that payment arrangement will be made available to you as part of your policy documents (whether by way of Product Disclosure Statement, Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement and/or a Direct Debit Request Service Agreement), as well as any relevant insurance purchase or variation transaction. If you elect to pay your premium by instalments (or annually in full) you agree that you will be unable to change your method of payment until the next period of cover, if offered by Bingle. You may however choose to cancel your policy and commence a new Bingle policy under an alternative payment method, if one is offered – refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement and any Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement for full details about how and when a Bingle insurance policy can be cancelled.
- A binding insurance contract is conditional on Bingle being able to successfully charge against your nominated payment card and Bingle receiving payment of your applicable premium (either by a single payment or where permitted in instalments).
- Where a transaction is entered into between Bingle and you via the Main Site, a policy number will be issued by Bingle via the Main Site. However, a binding insurance agreement is not conditional on the issuance or receipt by you of a policy number but is conditional upon Bingle receiving your premium payment or your current and valid payment card details (and a valid policy commencement date election if such an option is provided to you) and if you elect to pay by instalments a valid direct debit day election when such an option is provided to you. Therefore, the failure by you to receive a policy number via the Main Site does not invalidate or otherwise prejudice the existence of an insurance contract or transaction entered into using the Main Site.
- Bingle sends your policy documents and policy related communications electronically. The existence of a binding contract is not conditional on Bingle issuing, or you receiving a paper confirmation of the transaction.
- Should you not receive a policy number please contact us.
- Where the Main Site enables you to purchase insurance products or services online:
- Renewal payments
- The Main Site only offers an online facility for renewal payment with selected payment cards.
- The policy renewal notice will indicate how online renewal payment can be made.
- Online renewal payment can be made by following the "Renew your policy" option(s) on the Main Site.
- When making a payment for a policy renewal via the Main Site, you will be taken to have renewed that policy only when:
- the Electronic Instruction containing the policy number, premium amount due and payment card details, and an instruction from you to renew the policy, enters and is recorded in the relevant payment database;
- Bingle receives all required details of a current and valid payment card which you are authorised to use, which is of a payment card type accepted by Bingle, and to which Bingle is able to charge the premium;
- a record is created and stored in the payment database;
- a Bingle receipt number is generated by the payment system; and
- the main Bingle database is updated with information from the payment database.
- A binding insurance contract is conditional on Bingle being able to successfully charge against your nominated payment card and Bingle receiving payment of all applicable renewal amounts due for the policy (or policies) being renewed (either in a single payment or where permitted in instalments).
- Bingle will send all policy related communications electronically. Bingle will not issue a paper confirmation of the renewal payment. The existence of a valid payment is not conditional on Bingle issuing, or you receiving a paper confirmation of the transaction.
The Bingle Main Site contains both information of a general nature about Bingle and Bingle's products and services, and also enables you to purchase and pay for some insurance products and services online.
When Bingle sends your policy documents and policy related communications electronically (this will be by email and/or other types of electronic communication methods), each electronic communication will be deemed to be received by you at the time it leaves our information system.
- Bingle's Main Site: payments
- All payments for any insurance products, renewals, amendments or other services purchased via the Main Site (including additional premium or other payments which arise from policy amendments made using Bingle's online tools, as described in term 6.3), must be paid in full by clear funds by the due date specified in the relevant confirmation.
- All payments referred to in term 5.1 are to be made by permitted payment cards at the time of purchase, renewal or amendment (as the case may be) of the applicable Bingle policy or service.
- payment card type;
- name on payment card;
- payment card number;
- card verification value (CVV); and
- expiry date.
- If you pay your claim excess using Bingle's online tools your payment will be processed in accordance with these Online Terms, the relevant Product Disclosure Statement and any other terms and conditions specific to that particular transaction.
In the case of a payment card transaction, you must therefore provide to Bingle details of your permitted current and valid payment card, including:
- Bingle's Main Site: Bingle's online tools
- Bingle's online tools (which form part of our Main Site) enable you to:
- view, manage and change certain details of your Bingle insurance policy online ("policy management");
- lodge a claim online ("claim lodgement"); and
- view and manage claim related information for certain claim types ("claim management").
- Accessing Bingle's online tools
- Some parts of Bingle's online tools are only accessible to you if you have "logged in" by providing certain details as requested by Bingle on the log-in, registration and/or authentication pages of Bingle's online tools, relating to you and/or one of your insurance policies currently held with Bingle. (Collectively, this information is your "Login"). You will only be able to "log-in", generate a Login, and use Bingle's online tools if you hold at least one current Bingle insurance policy or one active claim for which Bingle's online tools are available.
- You must not provide details of your Login to any other person. You must not allow any other person to use your Login.
- You must not use Bingle's online tools to access or modify the details of another person without their clear authority. Criminal penalties may apply if you do so.
- Amending your policy using Bingle's online tools
- Your policy only
- Lodging a claim using Bingle's online tools
- Viewing your claims using Bingle's online tools
- Permitted claims transactions using Bingle's online tools
- Updating personal information using Bingle's online tools
- Termination of access to Bingle's online tools
During the term of your policy, and using Bingle's online tools, you may have the option of adding, removing or amending certain accessories and other aspects of your policy. Any such amendment to your policy may result in an additional premium or sum being payable in respect of the amendment. You will be advised if this is the case. Any additional premium must be paid for in accordance with term 5 before the modification to your policy takes effect.
For the avoidance of doubt, Bingle's online tools only permit you (as the policyholder) to view, manage and change certain details of your Bingle insurance policies. Access to a policy which is held in someone else's name is not permitted. Should exceptional circumstances arise and you believe that you require access to someone's Bingle policy (whether to make a claim against it or otherwise) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider your request against relevant law.
When you lodge a claim using Bingle's online tools, we will confirm what next steps will occur and the time they will occur in. We may tell you whether your claim has been accepted and whether you will need to pay your policy excess. Should you require assistance, please email us at email@example.com with your claim number in the subject line.
When you register for Bingle's online tools you will be asked to nominate a current Bingle Insurance policy. Once you have, you will be able to view accessible claim records for that policy. If you hold multiple Bingle policies, you will be able to use your single Login to view accessible claims from each of those policies.
During an active claim displayed within Bingle's online tools, you may have the option of changing a vehicle damage assessment booking time, paying your claim excess or completing another permitted transaction. In the case of a claim excess payment term 5 applies. Bingle's online tools can take up to 5 business days to update your claim excess payment status.
Please be aware that when you use Bingle's online tools to view, manage and change your Bingle Insurance policy, any personal information such as your name or address details will not automatically update on Bingle's claim database. If you would like to update your personal information on your claim, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your claim number in the subject line.
Term 21 of these Online Terms applies in full.
- Bingle's online tools (which form part of our Main Site) enable you to:
- Bingle Claims Buddy
Bingle mobile device application ("Bingle Claims Buddy") allows Bingle comprehensive car insurance policyholders who have previously downloaded Bingle Claims Buddy to collect accident-related information and notify Bingle of their intention to make a claim on their policy. Bingle Claims Buddy is no longer available for download for new users. Bingle Claims Buddy requires a working internet connection. Additional Terms & Conditions apply to the use of Bingle Claims Buddy and they are accessible when the relevant application is downloaded. If you have downloaded Bingle Claims Buddy your use of it is subject to these Online Terms, insofar as they are relevant, and the additional Terms & Conditions. In the case of any inconsistency between the additional Terms & Conditions and these Online Terms, the additional Terms & Conditions will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency. Bingle recommends that Bingle Claims Buddy users set up and operate the optional PIN code, which can be accessed within the application. Please be aware that personal information such as your name, address and vehicle, which you save into Bingle Claims Buddy or transmit to Bingle as part of your accident notification will NOT automatically update on our record of your Bingle policy. If you would like to update your policy's details, please logon to your Bingle policy at bingle.com.au
- Bingle's online tools and Bingle Claims Buddy: Login details and restricted use
- You must not provide your Login details to any other person
- Restricted use
You must not provide details of your Login to any other person. You must not allow any other person to use your Login. You must not provide your email provider or social media website's username or password details to any other person. If you log into Bingle's online tools using your email provider or social media website's login process, you acknowledge and agree that to securely log out of Bingle's online tools, you must also log out of the underlying email provider or social media website session on the computer you are using. Failing to do so may result in someone else, who later uses your computer, being able to access your Bingle online tools since your email provider/social media website session remains open and the original login permission remains active. Refer to the notice titled "Logged in by Facebook or Google? Read this" next to our Bingle's online tools logout button.
You must not use Bingle's online tools to access or modify the details of another person's insurance policy or claim without their clear authority. Criminal penalties may apply if you do so.
- Valuation tools, calculators, games and other features
- Our Online Sites may contain or make available various tools, calculation devices, software programs, games or other features which assist you in calculating the optimal insurance policy, premium, or level of excess for you. Our Online Sites may also contain other useful information.
- Whilst Bingle has undertaken reasonable steps to ensure that any such features or information as described in term 9.1 above are accurate and free from defect, Bingle does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, correctness or completeness of these features, which are provided on an "as is" basis. The use by you of any of these features or any information provided is entirely at your own risk. The monetary figures used by these features in any calculations are estimates only and do not take account of your particular circumstances.
- Bingle's standard terms and acceptance criteria apply
All enquiries or applications for insurance or other products made via any of our Online Sites are subject to and must comply with Bingle's normal acceptance criteria and are governed by the normal terms and conditions applying to each product or service requested. The terms and conditions of the insurance products Bingle offers are contained in our Product Disclosure Statement and any Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement. These documents can be accessed on the Main Site by clicking the "Product Disclosure Statement" link on the home page.
- Social media content you submit to our Social Media Sites
- When a user of any of our Social Media Sites ("Social Media Site User") submits any personal information or materials via a Social Media Site including text, comments, recordings, images or otherwise ("Social Media Site User Content"), the Social Media Site User, unless Bingle advises otherwise, licenses and grants Bingle, its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display such Social Media Site User Content for any purpose in any media (including but not limited to, company brochures and other marketing and/or advertising material), without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. Bingle qualifies this term 11.1 by stating that any recruitment application or related correspondence, which is not provided by way of an open public forum or other public process will be treated by Bingle in accordance with the Privacy Statement component of these Online Terms, which begins at term 26.
- Users agree that they are fully responsible for the Social Media Site User Content they submit. Bingle shall not be liable in any way for such Social Media Site User Content to the full extent permitted by law and shall not be deemed or considered to in any way authorise, endorse, approve or support any material submitted by any Social Media Site User. Bingle may screen and/or remove and/or request that the third party operator of any social media site or website remove any Social Media Site User Content without notice for any reason whatsoever. Social Media Site Users warrant and agree that: (a) they will not submit any Social Media Site User Content that is unlawful, fraudulent, or which may breach any intellectual property rights, privacy, publicity or other right, or is unreasonably commercial (for example, a ‘guerrilla marketing' attempt), defamatory, obscene, profane, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children aged under 15, misleading or deceptive, or otherwise unsuitable for publication; (b) they will obtain prior consent to the submission of their Social Media Site User Content from all persons who appear in (for example, in photographs) or have any rights in relation to any property that appears in or forms part of their Social Media Site User Content; (c) their Social Media Site User Content will be their own original work and, to the extent that any rights in that work (including copyright) are not owned by the Social Media Site User, they will obtain full prior consent from any person who has jointly created or has any rights in the Social Media Site User Content, to the uses and terms herein; (d) their Social Media Site User Content shall not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity or device; and (e) they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others' computer, mobile communications device or any other communication systems.
- Without limiting any other terms herein, the Social Media Site User agrees to indemnify Bingle (and any of its related bodies corporate) for any loss or expense Bingle and/or any of its related bodies corporate may suffer in relation to any breach of the above terms.
- Social Media Site Users consent to any use of their Social Media Site User Content in accordance with term 11 which may otherwise infringe their moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968, including Bingle or its affiliates and sub-licensees using and reproducing that Social Media Site User Content without attributing it to the Social Media Site User, or making modifications or adaptations to the Social Media Site User Content for the purpose of reproducing, publishing or displaying that modified or adapted content in another media. Social Media Site Users warrant and agree that they will, prior to its submission, obtain an equivalent consent from each other person who has created the Social Media Site User Content. The Social Media Site User agrees to indemnify Bingle (and any of its related bodies corporate) against all costs and claims by third parties arising from a breach of this warranty.
Whilst reasonable steps have been undertaken to ensure that information is free from error, subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded (including warranties under the Australian Consumer Law and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)), Bingle does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of Site Content or any Online Site User Content or any Social Media Site User Content, on any of its Online Sites.
- Limitation of liability
Subject to any rights you may have under any applicable law (including the Australian Consumer Law and Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth)), we do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss or damage, including loss of business or profits or any other indirect loss arising out of or referable to any Site Content, Online Site User Content, Social Media Site User Content, Third Party Material, third party services, or to access (or lack of access) to our Online Site (or website operated by any member of the Suncorp Group) by you, howsoever caused, whether in contract, tort including negligence, statute or otherwise.
You indemnify us (and any of its related bodies corporate) against any loss, cost, damage, expense and liability suffered or incurred by us (or any of our related bodies corporate) as a result of your breach of these Online Terms, except to the extent caused or contributed to by our negligence.
- No advice
No Online Site purports to provide you with financial product or investment advice of any kind. The information available via an Online Site does not take account of your particular financial or insurance position or requirements. Bingle suggests that you seek independent advice before acting upon any Site Content or any information found on a Third Party Site.
- Availability of an Online Site
- Since electronic services are subject to interruption or breakdown, access to an Online Site is offered on an "as is" and "as available" basis only.
- Bingle may impose limits or restrictions on the use you may make of an Online Site. Further, for security, technical, maintenance, legal or regulatory reasons, or due to any breach of these Online Terms, Bingle may withdraw an Online Site (or part thereof) at any time and without notice to you
- Any cost associated with accessing an Online Site is the user's responsibility and is dependent on the internet or telecommunications service provider used.
- Restrictions on use of an Online Site
The Site Content contained on any Online Site is provided solely for bona fide personal or commercial customers only. By accessing, viewing or otherwise using any of Bingle's Online Sites, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of use contained in this term and term 18.
You agree that you will not, (either yourself or through any third party):
- use any robot, spider, screen scraper, data aggregation tool or other automatic device or process ("Automated Process") to process, monitor, copy or extract any web pages on any of our Online Sites, or any of the information, content or data contained within or accessible through any of our Online Sites, without Bingle's prior written permission;
- use any Automated Process to aggregate or combine information, content or data contained within or accessible through any of our Online Sites with information, content or data accessible via or sourced from any third party;
- use any information on or accessed through any of our Online Sites for any commercial purpose(including but not limited to market research, the provision of pricing estimates or ‘shadow shopping') or otherwise (either directly or indirectly) for profit or gain;
- use any device, software, process or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any of our Online Sites or any transaction or process being conducted on or through it;
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of or bandwidth connecting to any of our Online Sites;
- reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover source code or other arithmetical formula or processes in respect of the software underlying the infrastructure and processes associated with any of our Online Sites; or
- copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display, any part of any content from any of our Online Sites without Bingle's prior written permission.
- No use of any Online Site for unrelated persons
You must only use our Online Sites (as permitted by their design) to:
- obtain insurance quotes;
- obtain other information relating to the price of insurance cover from Bingle;
- conduct insurance related transactions (including using any self-service function to manage your insurance policy) or queries;
in respect of insurance cover for you or a member of your immediate family (with their prior consent) or for a commercial enterprise for which you seek bona fide insurance cover.
You agree not to otherwise use any of our Online Sites to obtain insurance quotes, or to obtain other information relating to the price of insurance cover from Bingle or conduct insurance-related transactions or queries.
You also agree to indemnify Bingle in respect of any liability incurred by Bingle for any loss, cost, damage or expense, howsoever caused, suffered by Bingle as a result of your breach of this term 18.
- Third party providers
- Copyright and trademarks
- Copyright in the material on an Online Site is owned or licensed by Bingle.
- Except where necessary for and incidental to viewing or using the Site Content on an Online Site via your web-enabled browser (whether on a personal computer or on a portable electronic device), or as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 or other applicable laws, no Site Content on an Online Site may be reproduced, stored (for any period of time) in an electronic or other retrieval system, adapted, uploaded to a third party location, framed, performed in public or transmitted in any form by any process whatsoever without the specific written consent of Bingle.
- Bingle and each of its related bodies corporate separately reserve their copyright and all other legal rights with respect to their trademarks, whether registered or otherwise. "Bingle", "Bingle your car" and "Bingle.com.au" are each registered trademarks of Bingle.
- Third party trademarks are trademarks of the respective third parties.
- Termination of these Online Terms
- Termination of access to Bingle's online tools
- Prohibition on access post termination
Unless otherwise stated in this term 21, your access to our Online Site(s) may be terminated at any time by Bingle for breach of these Online Terms or where we reasonably suspect fraudulent activity. You may terminate your use of our Online Sites at anytime. However, all restrictions, licences granted by you, and all disclaimers and exclusions of and limitations on liability of Bingle, will survive any termination. Upon termination, you must not directly or indirectly access or use the relevant Online Site(s) or any Site Content on the relevant Online Site(s).
We reserve the right to terminate your access to Bingle's Online Services/tools at any time upon notice to you for breach of these Online Terms or where we reasonably suspect fraudulent activity associated with your account.
Upon termination of these Online Terms and/or your right to access to our Online Site(s), you must not directly or indirectly access or use any part of our Online Site(s) or any Site Content.
- Acceptance of and changes to these Online Terms
- You acknowledge and accept that your use of an Online Site indicates your acceptance of these Online Terms.
- You accept that Bingle has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation by making available the current version of the Online Terms on the Online Site you use. By your use of an Online Site after any variation, you are taken to have accepted the new Online Terms. We won’t change the terms while you are on an Online Site, but each time you attend the Online Site you agree to the Online Terms afresh.
- Bingle's complaints resolution process
- If you are dissatisfied with your dealings with Bingle in relation to your use of an Online Site please visit the Help Centre
- We will review your email and contact you with a reply or to ask you for further information, if it's required. If you make a complaint and it is about a Bingle insurance policy or insurance claim, you may have additional rights of appeal, such as under Bingle's formal dispute resolution process. We will tell you if that is the case. See the relevant Product Disclosure Statement on our Main Site for more information about how Bingle resolves complaints.
- An Online Site may be viewed and interacted with by anyone in the world, however age limits may apply to certain Site Content (including the sale or issue of any insurance product), promotions or offers.
- Bingle only offers its insurance products for sale within Australia. Bingle only insures cars when they are within Australia.
- The law applicable to an Online Site (including Bingle's operation of any Social Media Site), and to any complaints arising from an Online Site is the law of the State of Queensland, Australia, unless the complaint relates to an insurance contract in which case relevant state or federal law will apply. By using any of our Online Sites, and except for an insurance contract dispute, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Queensland, Australia, and appeal there from.
- Should any term or part of these Online Terms be found to be void, unenforceable or invalid, then it is severed from this agreement, leaving the remainder in full force and effect, provided that the severance has not altered the basic nature of this agreement.
- You may not rely on the words or conduct of Bingle as a waiver of any right unless the waiver is in writing. In this term "conduct" includes delay in the exercise of any right. "Right" means any right of Bingle arising under or in connection with these Online Terms or otherwise, and includes the right to rely on this term. "Waiver" includes an election between rights and remedies, and conduct which might otherwise give rise to an estoppel.
- Bingle grants you the right to use the software accessed by the Main Site and Competition Site, for the purposes of providing you with Bingle's insurance products and services. You may not sell, licence or distribute this software. A licence fee is included in the premium Bingle charges, entitling you to use the software for the period of your policy.
- Linking to any of our Online Sites
Unauthorised linking to any part of an Online Site (including any part of a Social Media Site or website operated by a related body corporate that is part of the Suncorp Group) is expressly prohibited. Please contact us if you would like to link to any party of our Online Site(s). Only written permission from us will constitute authorisation of a link.
- Our Online Terms Privacy Statement starts here
- Online Terms explain Bingle's policy for handling personal information which you may provide to us as you access and/or use an Online Site. Bingle encourages you to review these Online Terms periodically as they may be updated from time to time.
- In addition to the provisions of these Online Terms there may also be additional privacy provisions that apply to your use of an Online Site or as a result of your membership (or your application for membership) of a third party social media website that hosts a Bingle Social Media Site. Should you decide to register for or participate in a promotion or other activity, or purchase a product or service from us, you will be bound by the relevant terms of that promotion, activity, product or service.
- Your Security and Privacy
- Bingle understands that you, as a visitor or user of an Online Site, are concerned about the security and privacy of information we may gain about you online. Bingle is committed to respecting your privacy and, at all times, complies with its obligations under Australian privacy law.
- Bingle values the personal information you provide us and will take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised access to that information.
- Notwithstanding any other term in these Online Terms, you agree and freely acknowledge that when you submit comments, recordings, images or other personal content, for public display on an Online Site, that content may be available for anyone in the world to read and/or view and/or comment on and potentially download. See terms 11 and 29 for further information about the public display of your content.
- Sending electronic messages to Bingle
- Unless otherwise stated, when you send Bingle an electronic message (whether email or otherwise), the content of your message and any email or machine address is retained by us to allow any necessary transaction and for general record keeping. Bingle retains any personal information within the emails it receives in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (as amended from time to time). Note, Bingle may retain personal information for an extended period if there is a legal reason to retain it.
- Unless otherwise stated, when you post a public comment or upload other public data to an Online Site, that information may be displayed by Bingle publicly in accordance with terms 11, 27 and 29. Your information may also be retained by Bingle where we believe there is a legal reason to retain it for a longer period.
- Information collected and how we use it
- General Information
- The information we will collect about you will depend on how you use an Online Site.
- If you use an Online Site to read, browse or download information, our computer system may record information such as the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed and any information downloaded. This information may be used for statistical, reporting, site/application administration and maintenance purposes only.
- The Main Site also uses the services of Visual Sciences to monitor website use. The Competition Site may use the services of Site Catalyst or Google Analytics for this purpose. In the case of each Online Site, the relevant service provider does not collect any personal information while you use our Online Site. The service provider may provide a report to Bingle containing aggregated information only. We reiterate that such information does not identify you as an individual. Such reports help Bingle to maintain, administer and improve our Online Sites.
- An Online Site may offer interactive facilities including tools, games and other online features. If you use any interactive facilities, we may, but generally do not, capture any personal information which you may enter when using these tools.
- Personal information submitted to an Online Site
- When a user of an Online Site ("Online Site User"), including any Social Media Site User referred to in term 11 above, submits any personal information via an Online Site, whether in the form of text, comments, recordings, images or otherwise ("Online Site User Content") (for the avoidance of doubt, Online Site User Content includes Social Media Site User Content, as far as is relevant in the circumstances), the Online Site User consents to that personal information being collected by Bingle and used and disclosed for any purpose permitted by these Online Terms, and otherwise as permitted by relevant privacy laws in Australia.
- We collect your personal information and use it for the purposes of identifying you, establishing your requirements and providing products and services, assessing and managing a claim and understanding your needs and improving our products and services through research, product development and training.
- Bingle is part of the Suncorp Group and we disclose your personal information to all related companies within this Group. The other Suncorp Group companies use and disclose your personal information for the purposes described above in relation to any products and services they may provide to you. Other companies in the Suncorp Group may also use your personal information for the purposes of providing products and services to other customers, including investigating their claims (but will not disclose an Online Site User's personal information to any other customer without your consent).
- We may disclose your personal information to and/or collect your personal information from; other companies in the Group any joint ventures where authorised or required; information technology providers, such as hardware/software vendors and programmers; customer or market research organisations; intermediaries such as your agent, adviser, broker, a representative acting on your behalf, other Australian Financial Services Licensees, or our own authorised representatives and agents; policy holders, where you are an insured person, but not the policy holder; government, law enforcement or statutory bodies; Australian Financial Complaints Authority or any other external dispute resolution body; other insurers, financial institutions, insurance and claims reference agencies, credit agencies, loss assessors, financiers, and investigative service providers; in the case of a relationship with a corporate partner such as a bank or credit union, the corporate partner and any new incoming insurer; legal, accounting, finance and other professional advisers; hospitals, medical and health professionals; administration or business management services; printers, mail service and delivery providers and imaging and document management services.
- In the case of personal information which is provided to Bingle for public display by a Social Media Site User (this includes any ‘tweet' you send to Bingle on Twitter/X, which we may "re-tweet" to other Twitter/X users), Bingle may display that information to other Online Site Users or otherwise display the Online Site User Content for any purpose in any media (including, but not limited to, commercial brochures and/or other advertising material). See also term 11 for what other uses and/or disclosures Bingle may make of a Social Media Site User's personal information and what limits it imposes.
- Bingle may collect personal information belonging to an Online Site User, such as their name, email address or social media site alias, in order to provide them with the interaction or outcome they have requested. This may require Bingle to disclose an Online Site User's personal information to one or more third parties, including but not limited to agents or external service providers.
- Security of personal information submitted to our Main Site
All personal information you provide to our Main Site and/or our Competition Site over the internet while inquiring about or obtaining an insurance quotation, or entering a promotion, (as relevant) is passed through a secure, encrypted connection. The secure connection is over a protocol called secure sockets layer (SSL). Bingle's use of SSL encryption provides a very high level (at least 2048 bit) of protection against unauthorised access in order to prevent unauthorised persons from reading the information you send to Bingle while it is in transit over the internet. If you have any questions about our SSL encryption, please visit the Help Centre. Once your personal information has been received at our Main Site and/or Competition Site (as relevant), we take all reasonable precautions to securely pass that information to the Bingle mainframe computer, or in the case of a promotion, to our secure promotion database.
- General Information
- Entering a promotion via an Online Site: collection and use of information
- If you decide to enter a promotion that is made available or otherwise advertised on an Online Site you will need to agree to that promotion's separate terms and conditions, which will be drawn to your attention as part of the entry process.
- If a promotion's terms and conditions include opting into the promoter's marketing communications, you can change your mind and unsubscribe (subject to any specific restrictions for the relevant promotion) by contacting the promoter on the contact details provided in their promotional terms.
- Your privacy rights and complaint resolution
- If Bingle has collected your personal information through your use of an Online Site, then you have a right to access, update or correct that personal information, with some limitations as permitted by Australian law. You also have the right to make a complaint about your privacy. For more information about our privacy practices including accessing or correcting your personal information, making a complaint, obtaining a list of overseas countries, or giving us your marketing preferences you can visit www.bingle.com.au/privacy.html; or email Bingle's Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
- We will review your correspondence and contact you with a reply or to ask you for further information, if it's required. If you make a complaint about your privacy you may have additional rights of appeal, such as under Bingle's formal dispute resolution process. We will tell you if that is the case. See the "Your personal information" section of our Main Site for more information about how Bingle resolves privacy complaints.
- Third Party Sites (including third party social media sites)
Our Online Sites may contain links to Third Party Sites (see term 2.1). Third Party Sites should contain their own privacy statements and those third parties are responsible for informing you about their security and privacy practices.
- The personal information of other people
- You agree to obtain the prior consent of any other person whose personal information (whether in the form of words, images, recordings or otherwise) you submit to Bingle via an Online Site, including any Social Media Site. We will collect this information from you in good faith and take reasonable precautions to ensure it is handled in accordance with relevant Australian privacy laws. If you are not sure whether the other person would agree with you providing their personal information to Bingle, please exercise caution and DO NOT provide it to us.
These Online Terms are dated 30 April 2015.