Compare Fixed Term Deposits respects and upholds the confidentiality and privacy of individuals. Compare Fixed Term Deposits is committed to ensuring the privacy of personal information you provide to us. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and guided by the Australian Privacy Principles. Compare Fixed Term Deposits wants to make you aware how we collect, use, disclose and store your personal information.

This Privacy Policy outlines our practices relating to the collection of information collected through all our services, website, widgets, competitions, customer surveys (collectively, the ‘Services’). By using any of the Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all persons who interact with Compare Fixed Term Deposits including those that are financial providers with commercial relationships with Compare Fixed Term Deposits, registered users and unregistered users of the Services. Unless you give us explicit consent otherwise, we will act in accordance with this Privacy Policy with regards to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information.

What information do we collect?

We will only collect personal information that is necessary for us to provide you with the Services that we offer. If you choose not to provide certain personal information then we may not be able to provide the Services to you.

The following are the main types of personal information we collect and the main purpose for which that information is collected:

Personal information we collect

The primary purpose for which we collect your personal information is to provide the services you request. This includes:

  • Opt in to receive news, alerts, surveys and special offers from our partners
  • Complete a customer review survey
  • Provide us with feedback or complete one of our user surveys
  • Complete inquiry forms requesting Compare Fixed Term Deposits or third-party providers, selected by you, contacting you
  • Speak with us to discuss product information and request to be contacted by third party providers

This information, in most cases, will be your email address but may also be your name, phone number, postcode and information associated to your request. This information also includes other information that you may provide as part of your ongoing relationship with Compare Fixed Term Deposits.

Public information, post and commentary

This information consists of any information that you make publicly available by completing a customer review survey for publication on the Compare Fixed Term Deposits site. This information is public which will be available to everyone.

Site usage Information

When you interact with Compare Fixed Term Deposits, we may collect certain bits of information about those visits. Cookies and other tracking data are pieces of information that our web page transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies do not personally identify you, only your computer browser. The type of information that may be collected and stored by Compare Fixed Term Deposits includes your IP address, the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed, documents retrieved, your location, the device you’re using, meta data, referring website and the links you’ve clicked on as you interact with Services. This information is collected in the course of the delivery of the Services to you so Compare Fixed Term Deposits can better understand and improve the Services based on the way our services are being used.

You can delete cookies from your computer at any time via your internet browser. However, doing so may limit your use of some of Compare Fixed Term Deposits features.

Information in relation to other persons who deal with us

We also collect personal information about individuals who are, or are employed by our suppliers, customers, contractors and related companies. When we collect this information, we will generally indicate why we are collecting this personal information when we collect it and how we plan to use it, or it will be obvious how we intend to use it at the time we are collecting this information.

How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect about you in order to provide the Services to you. These uses include:

  • To analyse our website visitors and their usage to enhance our Services
  • Communicating with you via email where you have elected to receive newsletters, special offers, competitions and survey requests from Compare Fixed Term Deposits
  • Communicating with you via phone where you have elected to have Compare Fixed Term Deposits contact you in this manner
  • To facilitate third parties contacting you where you have provided your consent as part of the Service
  • Collecting and displaying customer reviews information, individually and in aggregate, you have provided as part of the Service
  • To deliver relevant advertisements to you and provide information about us, our Services and special offers
  • To provide information to third-party service providers so they can deliver relevant advertisements to you
  • To carry out the administrative and operational functions of the Compare Fixed Term Deposits business
  • To carry out research services provided to Compare Fixed Term Deposits customers
  • To respond to inquiries
  • To undertake internal accounting and administration

Where we ask for personal information, we clearly outline the purpose for which the information is collected and how we will use your information and to whom it may be disclosed. We will only use your personal information as required to provide the functions and Services you request and will do so in a transparent manner. By providing personal information to Compare Fixed Term Deposits on our website or via the phone, you authorise and consent to Compare Fixed Term Deposits collecting, using, storing and disclosing personal information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you request that your personal information is passed onto another entity by using our Services, we will share your personal information with that third-party. Once we disclose your personal information to a third-party, we are no longer responsible for the conduct or practices of those third-party providers, as they are not under our control. When you are contacted by a third-party you should check the applicable privacy policy of that third-party.

We may also use the information provided by you on an anonymous basis where your personal information is not identifiable and we may use this for any purpose or share it with third-parties. We mainly use your information on this basis in relation to our market research services, measuring the way that our Services are being used and the publishing of customer reviews information on the site. We may also provide this information to third parties to allow them to serve relevant advertisements to you.

We may also request your consent to share information we collect about you with:

  • Compare Fixed Term Deposits controlling entity and its brands. If you provide consent, then you agree to receive communications from Compare Fixed Term Deposits, with news and offers about its brands.
  • various partners and third parties which Compare Fixed Term Deposits work with. If you provide consent, then you agree to receive communications from these partners or third parties. Once we disclose this information to these partners or third parties, we are no longer responsible for their conduct or practices as they are not under our control. You should refer to the privacy policy of that partner or third-party

How do we protect your information?

Compare Fixed Term Deposits will act to protect your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles using commercially reasonable administrative and technical measures to safeguard and protect this information. We are committed to keeping the personal information you provide to us secure. We take all reasonable precautions to protect the personal information we hold about you from misuse and loss and from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed for the purpose for which the information was disclosed or lawfully required.

We will only collect your personal information by lawful and fair means.

Accessing or correcting your information

If you require details of your personal information held by us, we will need to verify your identity before meeting your request, which we will process in a reasonable time.

If the information we hold about you is inaccurate, irrelevant, misleading, incomplete or outdated, inform us so that we can promptly correct it.

If you no longer wish to receive email communications from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by using the link on the emails we send you, or informing us and we will do it for you. Our marketing communications will provide you with details of how to opt-out.

You can delete cookies from your computer at any time via your internet browser. However, doing so will limit your use of some of Compare Fixed Term Deposits features.

When your personal information is no longer needed, or if it not collected from you personally and it would not be lawful for us to collect it, we will remove any personal identifiers or we will ensure the secure destruction of the records.

If you wish to opt-out of communications which you receive from partners or third parties which Compare Fixed Term Deposits work with, then you should contact them directly or where relevant select the unsubscribe option made available by them.

As far as permissible under law, Compare Fixed Term Deposits accepts no responsibility for the unauthorised access of personal information held by Compare Fixed Term Deposits.

Other important information for you


By communicating with Compare Fixed Term Deposits, including by submitting information through Compare Fixed Term Deposits websites, you consent to the information you provide being collected, stored, used and disclosed by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Updates to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 12 January 2022.

Compare Fixed Term Deposits may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as it enhances the Compare Fixed Term Deposits Service. Any changes that Compare Fixed Term Deposits makes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the Privacy Policy. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy Policy.

Location of Data

Some of Compare Fixed Term Deposits services are hosted and managed outside of Australia and in using the Services you consent to having any personal information accessible from or transmitted outside of Australia.

Anonymity and pseudonymity

You have the right to anonymity, or to use a pseudonym when dealing with us, and you do not have to supply us with information, however if you choose not to provide the information and we need to fulfil your request for a specific Service, we may be unable to provide you with that requested Service.

Data Retention

We will retain any information collected for the period necessary for us to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If the law requires a longer retention period then we will retain the information as dictated by law. We may also retain backup information of personal information we have collected from you under this Privacy Policy. This information may be retained for the purposes of complying with applicable laws or our own security policies. We do not always completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical and system constraints along with contractual, financial or legal requirements.


If you have a complaint about a breach of the Privacy Act then please contact us via the contact details outlined below. When you contact us please provide us with the necessary contact details so that we can get a response to you, along with a brief description of the complaint. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of our response you can refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (