How we use your personal information in the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Privacy and your personal information
We collect your personal information so we can provide you with services and payments.
We follow strict laws and must comply with the Privacy Act 1988. Read about your right to privacy to learn more about:
- the type of information we collect
- why we collect your information
- who we share your information with.
You have the right to:
- request access to records associated with the app that contain your personal information
- apply to correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
Read more about how to request personal information releases.
Accepting terms and conditions
The use of our mobile app is voluntary. This means it's your choice to download and use our app. You can also choose whether or not to accept our terms and conditions.
To accept our terms and conditions, download and open the app and select I accept. This allows us to collect the personal information you tell us. If you don't accept our terms and conditions, you won't be able to use our mobile app.
The law requires us to collect some information. You can use our mobile app to share this information with us. You can also give us this information over the phone or in person.
When you use our mobile app, some information we share will be stored on your mobile device. This includes:
The app will create a receipt each time you make an update, such as:
- reporting income
- applying for advance payments
- uploading a document
- updating personal details.
Our mobile app will save your receipts. You can access and delete receipts by selecting History from the Settings option in the app. When you accept our terms and conditions, you agree to storing receipts on your device.
You can keep documents on your device by saving them to the Vault in the mobile app. You can only access and delete them in our mobile app.
Sharing your information
Our mobile app will not share your personal information outside of the app without asking you.
You can allow your mobile device to use your personal information from our mobile app. You can change this in the settings menu on your mobile device. For example, you can set up calendar reminders or save Centrelink letters to your mobile device.
We don’t control your personal information on your mobile device. This includes the personal information you choose to share outside of our app. It's up to you to protect your mobile device and your personal information from loss or misuse.
Page last updated: 18 November 2020
This information was printed 14 September 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/express-plus-centrelink-mobile-app/how-get-help/privacy-notice. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.