PRIVACY POLICY (incorporating Credit Reporting Policy) under the Privacy Act 1988 Effective 12 March 2014


This Privacy Policy sets out how Lexus of Adelaide - 56 007 526 963 (together, "we, us, our") collects, stores, uses and discloses your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles ("Principles") and the Privacy Act 1988 ("Act").

This policy also sets out how we deal with your information if you (or an entity you are associated with) applies for or are extended credit with us or if we are acting as or as an agent of a credit provider ("Credit Information").


The kinds of personal information that we collect and hold

Personal information is defined in the Act to mean information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable whether the information is true or not and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.

Examples of personal information that we collect and hold include your:

  • Name;
  • Signature;
  • Address;
  • Email address;
  • Telephone number;
  • Date of birth;
  • Bank account details;
  • Employment details;
  • Occupation;
  • Australian Business Number;
  • Drivers Licence Number; and
  • Drivers Licence State.

Most personal information we collect from you is solicited information. This means we have intentionally collected it from you. Sometimes we may collect unsolicited information, which is personal information we have unintentionally received.

This is not a common occurrence for us. If it happens, we will determine if we could have collected it from you as solicited information. If we determine that we could not have collected it as solicited information, we will destroy the information or ensure that it is de-identified. De-identification involves removing or altering information that identifies you or is reasonably likely to do so. This would include, for example, removing your name and address.

We may also collect the following kinds of Credit Information if you ask us to or we afford you credit or when we are acting as or as an agent of a credit provider:

  • Details of consumer credit or commercial credit (including the name of each relevant credit provider) that you have applied for, the type and amount of that credit and the fact that a credit provider, mortgage insurer or trade insurer has sought information about you from a credit reporting body in relation to an application;
  • Consumer credit liability information, being details of consumer credit that you have or had including the credit provider, the type of consumer credit, the day on which it was entered into, terms or conditions that relate to the repayment of the amount of consumer credit, the maximum amount of credit available and the day on which the consumer credit is terminated or otherwise ceases;
  • Repayment history information, which includes whether in relation to your consumer credit facilities you have made payments when due and, if not, when overdue payments have been made;
  • Default information;
  • Salary details;
  • Payment information, which includes details of the date on which you have paid overdue amounts that were previously recorded as default information with a credit reporting body;
  • Whether in our or another credit provider's opinion you have committed a serious credit infringement;
  • Court proceedings information, which includes information about a judgement against you in proceedings that relate to any credit that has been provided to, or applied for, by you;
  • Personal insolvency information;
  • Certain publicly available information;
  • Scores, ratings, summaries, evaluations and other information relating to your credit worthiness which is derived by us or by credit reporting bodies wholly or partly on the basis of the information above;
  • Certain administrative information relating to credit, such as account and customer numbers.


Statement of Notifiable Matters

This applies if we collect information about you (or an entity you are associated with) to provide you with credit or consider your suitability as a guarantor or we are acting as or as an agent of a credit provider.

You should be aware that:

  • We may collect information about you and refer it to a credit reporting body where the Act permits us to do so;
  • The credit reporting body may include the information in reports provided to credit providers to assist them to assess your individual credit worthiness;
  • If you fail to meet your payment obligations in relation to consumer credit or you commit a serious credit infringement, we can disclose this to a credit reporting body;
  • You can obtain a copy of the credit reporting bodies' policy about the management of credit related personal information at the following websites:
  • You have the right to access your information, correct it and make a complaint (the processes for this are detailed later in this policy);
  • You have a right to request a credit reporting body not to use their credit reporting information for the purposes of pre-screening of direct marketing by us;
  • You have the right to request a credit reporting body not to use or disclose credit reporting information about you if you believe on reasonable grounds that you have been or a likely to be a victim of fraud.

The above points are called 'notifiable matters' and are provided in accordance with the CR Code.


OneLexus Network

Lexus of Adelaide is part of the OneLexus network of Lexus organisations in Australia (each a OneLexus organisation), comprising:

  • authorised Lexus dealers in Australia;
  • Lexus Australia, a division of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited;
  • Toyota Finance Australia Limited, trading as Lexus Financial Services; and 
  • Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Australia Pty Ltd trading as Lexus Insurance.

Lexus of Adelaide and other OneLexus organisations collect and share with each other customer and customer information to provide you an integrated OneLexus customer experience, such as allowing you to be known across the network regardless of which OneLexus organisation you deal with and to provide you with products, services, information and assistance, respond to your enquiries and help keep your information up to date. Your information may be disclosed to OneLexus network service providers in Australia and overseas for these purposes.

For more information about how Lexus Australia, a division of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited and Toyota Finance Australia Limited, trading as Lexus Financial Services handle your information, please see their combined Privacy Policy at The privacy policies of Lexus Insurance are also available at that address.


How we collect and hold personal information

We collect personal information from you in a number of ways, including:

  • Directly from you, such as;
    • when you fill out application forms;
    • when you speak to us and we make a note of your information;
    • over the phone;
    • from e-mails you send us;
    • from our web site;
    • from digital and electronic communications with us (for example, SMS or social media); and
    • when you fill out entry forms and other documents for any competitions, promotions or prizes that we may run from time to time.
  • People you authorise us to contact (e.g. trade references)
  • From people acting on your behalf;
  • From third parties (where permitted by law);
  • From credit reporting bodies; and
  • From credit providers.

We collect your information only by lawful and fair means.

We will only collect personal information directly from you unless it is impracticable to do so.

In some instances, you may deal with us on an anonymous basis or using a pseudonym (alias). For example, you can do this if you wish to discuss the features of a product we sell. However, you cannot do this where it is impracticable. For example, if you request a quote for a product we sell, it may be necessary for us to collect personal information to prepare and finalise a quote.

We will hold your personal information in a physical form (such as a paper file) in electronic form (such as on a computer database) or a combination of both physical and electronic form.


The purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information

We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information to:

  • Provide you with goods or services or both;
  • Verify your identity;
  • Administer and manage the goods and services we provide to you, to charge and bill you for them and to collect any amount you may owe us;
  • Internal management affairs of our business;
  • To consider whether to provide you, or an entity associated with you, with credit;
  • To consider whether to accept you as a guarantor;
  • Internal management purposes directly related to considering an application or credit or whether you should be accepted as a guarantor.
  • To respond to your enquiries; and
  • As authorised or required to by law.


Lexus of Adelaide and other OneLexus organisations may disclose your information to:

  • Their contractors or agents in Australia and overseas*, and Toyota Motor Corporation Japan (parent company of Lexus Australia and Lexus Financial Services), to fulfil any of the purposes above;
  • Lexus entities overseas such as Toyota Connected Europe (in the UK) and Toyota Motors North America (in the USA) to support provision of Connected Services in Australia;
  • Financial institutions for payment purposes;
  • Other third parties so they can supply you with products or services you require; and
  • Government authorities, for example for vehicle registration and compulsory third party insurance purposes.

* Some of these contractors and agents are located overseas, including in Singapore, Japan, United States of America, United Kingdom and Sweden, and as a result your personal information may be disclosed overseas.

If you do not provide Lexus of Adelaide particular information, Lexus of Adelaide and/or other OneLexus organisations may not be able to consider your request, provide products or services to you or perform their warranty obligations

The Privacy Policies of Lexus Australia and Lexus Finance (combined policy), Lexus Insurance and Lexus WA are each available at Lexus of Adelaide's Privacy Policy is available from its website. Lexus of Adelaide can provide you printed copies of these policies if you request.

We may engage external service providers and other entities to undertake tasks such as market research, processing payments, collecting accounts, assisting with promotions and providing technical services. These entities may have access to your personal information. They will only use your personal information for the purposes of performing their specific function.


As a franchisee, we may disclose your personal information to the franchisor. The link to their privacy policy is:

Lexus Australia

We may also disclose your personal information to our related body corporates.

In the event that we sell all or a part of our business to another party, that sale may include the transfer of your personal information.

We may also use your personal information for the purposes of marketing and providing you with promotional material. If you do not want us to use your personal information for this purpose, you may tell us at the "contact us" details below.


How you may access and correct your personal information that is held by us and how you may make a complaint

Accessing your personal information

If we hold personal information about you, we must, on your request, give you access to the personal information.

However, there are some circumstances where we are not required to provide you with your personal information even if you ask us to. These circumstances include:

  • Where giving access would pose a serious threat to the life, health or safety of any individual, or to public health or public safety;
  • Where giving access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of other individuals;
  • Where the request for access is frivolous or vexatious;
  • Where the information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between us and you and would not be accessible by the process of discovery in those legal proceedings;
  • Where giving access would reveal our intentions in relation to negotiations with you in such a way as to prejudice those negotiations;
  • Where the giving of access would be unlawful;
  • Where denying you access is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court or a tribunal;
  • Where we have reason to suspect that unlawful activity or misconduct of a serious nature that relates to our functions or activities has been engaged in and giving access would be likely to prejudice the taking of appropriate action in relation to that matter;
  • Where giving access would be likely to prejudice one or more enforcement related activities conduct by or on behalf of an enforcement body; and
  • Where giving access would reveal evaluative information generated by us in connection with a commercially sensitive decision making process.

You may request access to your personal information under the heading "contact us" below.

We will need to validate the identity of anyone making an access request, to ensure that we do not provide your information to anyone who does not have the right to that information.

We will usually provide you with access within 30 days of a request but in some circumstances it may take longer.

In accordance with the Act we may charge you for giving access to your personal information however the charge will not be excessive and will not apply to the making of the request.


Correction - By us

If we are satisfied that the personal information or Credit Information we have is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, we will take reasonable steps to correct it.


Correction - By You

If you believe that your personal information or Credit Information that we hold is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, you may request us to correct it. You can contact us at the details under the "contact us".

We will normally resolve correction requests within 30 days of your making a request.

If we need more time to resolve your request we will notify you as to the delay, the reasons for it and seek your written agreement to a longer period.

In respect of Credit Information, if we consider it necessary in order to deal with your request, we may consult with a credit reporting body or another credit provider.



We are committed to maintaining your privacy in accordance with Australia's laws. If you wish to make a privacy complaint, you may do so at the details under the heading "contact us".

If your complaint is in respect of your Credit Information, then the following applies.

  • You will receive an acknowledgment of your complaint within 7 days after we receive it.
  • We will investigate all complaints and aim to resolve them within 30 days.
  • If we cannot resolve your complaint within this period we will notify you as to the reasons why, specify a date when we expect a resolution and seek your agreement to extend this 30 day period.
  • If we consider it necessary in order to deal with your complaint, we may consult with a credit reporting body or another credit provider. If, while the complaint remains unresolved, we are disclosing information subject to the complaint to a third party, we may advise the third party about the complaint.
  • You may also complain to the Privacy Commissioner.
  • Depending on the nature of the complaint, sometimes we will be required to notify a credit reporting body or credit provider of the making of the complaint and our decision.


Connected Vehicles

if your vehicle is fitted with Connected Services functionality, your vehicle will collect and transmit vehicle data for Connected Services unless and until you opt out of Connected Services. Connected Services operate by using data collected from you and your Lexus connected vehicle, including your personal information and vehicle location.

Connected Services may be added or removed by Lexus Australia from time to time. For a list of Connected Services currently being offered by Lexus Australia and information on how you can access these services please visit  For information on how to opt out of Connected Services please visit the Lexus Australia Privacy Policy at The Lexus Australia Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time) also explains how your personal information and vehicle data will be collected, held, used and disclosed for Connected Services.

If your vehicle’s Connected Services functionality is enabled, you must inform passengers and drivers of your vehicle that vehicle data is collected and used by the OneLexus network for Connected Services.


OneLexus Marketing

OneLexus organisations may send you marketing to inform you about products or services, special offers, promotions and events that may be of interest to you. These marketing communications may include joint promotions with promotion partners, and may be sent to you using any contact details provided by you, such as post, phone, email or SMS.

Please note that each of the OneLexus organisations are separate organisations. If you do not wish to receive marketing from one organisation, you can let that organisation know at any time using the contact details in their privacy policy (available on their website or or using the “unsubscribe” or other opt-out function offered by the organisation.

Your consent to receive marketing from a OneLexus organisation will be deemed to be ongoing if you do not opt out when you are offered the opportunity to do so, or unless and until you advise the relevant organisation otherwise.


Opt out of Marketing and/or Communication

If you are currently receiving any type of marketing or communication from Lexus of Adelaide and wish to be removed from one or more of these services, please email us indicating which messages you no longer wish to receive.

Email: [email protected]


Information Security

We take reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.


Websites and Privacy

We use cookies on our websites.

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer by a web page server which may later be retrieved by a web page server. Like most other websites, our websites use cookies to collect information about your use of those websites.

Cookies allow website operators to assign a unique identity to a computer, which can be used to associated requests made to the website by that computer. Cookies indicate to a website that a computer has been there before and can be used to record things such as what parts of a website or other websites have been visited from that computer.

We use cookies for various purposes. A cookie is allocated to each internet browser that visits a web page belonging to us. This cookie does not allow us to collect personally identifiable information about you but is used:

  • To allocate an identification number to your internet browser (you cannot be identified from this number);
  • To determine if you have previously visited the website;
  • To track and report on website and online campaign performance;
  • To identify other pages or third party's websites you have accessed; and
  • For security purposes.

We also use cookies to personalise your web browsing experience, including your access to services that we provide on our websites.

Our websites may use flash cookies for the purpose of fraud detection and investigation. These cookies do not store identifiable information and are not used for marketing or tracking of individuals.

If cookies are of concern they can be turned off.

If you do configure your computer so that you do not receive cookies, some of the functionality of our websites may not be available.


Access, accuracy and correction

To ensure the information the OneLexus Network holds about you is accurate, complete, up to date and relevant, we require that you notify us of the sale or transfer of your Lexus vehicle.

For more information about how each OneLexus organisation handles your personal information, please refer to their privacy policy or contact them using the contact details below. Each organisation's privacy policy contains information about how you can seek access to or correction of the personal information they hold about you (if any). The privacy policies also contain information about how you can make a privacy complaint and how the organisation will deal with it.


Contact details

Lexus of Adelaide

You can contact your Dealer using the details provided in this contract of sale, or as otherwise provided by Lexus of Adelaide or its website.

Lexus Australia

Phone: 1800 023 009

Email: For product, service enquiries:

Lexus Customer Assistance Centre
PO Box 1676
North Sydney NSW 2059

Lexus Financial Services

Phone: 1300 888 840

Email: [email protected]

Lexus Insurance
PO Box 7212
Melbourne VIC 3004


Contact Us

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:

The General Manager
Lexus of Adelaide
PO Box 6152
Halifax St, Adelaide SA 5000


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