Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how Truphone uses and safeguards your information. Truphone has prepared this document in compliance with its obligations under the Telecommunications Act 1997 and the Privacy Act 1988 (including the National Privacy Principles). Nothing in this document seeks to alter Truphone's obligations under the credit reporting requirements of the Privacy Act 1988.


1. Purposes for which information is collected

1.1. Truphone and its related companies (Truphone Group Companies) are required by law to collect certain information from you (Data). Such Data, which includes your name, address and telephone number, is provided to the operator of the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) for inclusion in the IPND. That information is used to assist emergency services organisations.

1.2. Data is collected and may be used for three main purposes. Truphone collects and processes, or has third party service providers who collect and process on Truphone's behalf, personal data relating to You, as permitted in order to (1) provide the Truphone Service, in particular to convey the communications you make by means of the Truphone Software and/or the Truphone Service and Truphone network, (2) invoice you for your use of the Truphone Service and (3) carry out Truphone marketing activities.

1.3. This implies that we may from time to time send you information about services and products in which we believe you may be interested. You must actively give your consent for this at the time the information is collected. We will not use your information if this consent is not given.


2. What is a Privacy Policy?

2.1 This Privacy Policy sets out what Data we hold and the purposes for which it is used. You should read this Privacy Policy along with the terms and conditions relating to the services we provide to you.


3. What information do we hold about you?

3.1 When you sign up to the Truphone Service we will ask you, where appropriate, for your name, address, details relating to your method of payment, telephone number and email address. We also hold information about which services of ours you have used, and details relating to when you have used such services, including call times, routing and durations (which are known as "traffic data").

3.2 In order to provide the services in certain countries, national regulators may require Truphone to obtain copies of certain personal documents from you (passport, ID document, etc), which will be held by us and made available to such national regulators if they so request.


4. What do we use it for?

We collect certain information so that we can confirm your identity and process your order when you first sign up for our Service. We may also use your Data for the following:

4.1 Regulatory Compliance

4.2 Marketing activities

If you have consented to the use of your Data for marketing purposes then we may use your Data to send you information about additional services that we provide.

4.3 Collecting traffic data

We may hold Data about the numbers and lengths of calls made in order to bill you for your services. We may also use it to identify some value added services we may offer you.


5. Can I opt out?

You may request to receive communications that only relate to your account or which are legally required. That is, you may "opt out" of receiving other communications. If you wish to make such a request, you may do so at any time by contacting the Truphone customer services line on +61 2 8999 4206. Truphone will process such a request as soon as reasonably possible after receiving it.


6. Who else will see my information?

For the purpose of processing your application and on-going credit management of your account, Truphone may need to disclose to a credit reporting agency certain of your Data.

6.1 Transactions for Billing

We may use third party banking facilities and billing agencies to process your information. Third party network operators may also need access to your Data for regulatory compliance purposes. We will ensure that such agencies conform to the same or similar guidelines as we do.

6.2 Compliance with Laws codes and procedures

Sometimes we may have to provide certain of your Data to third parties to comply with legal codes and procedures. For example, this may be for reasons relating to regulatory requirements, resolution of billing disputes, legal proceedings or national security. In all such cases Truphone will comply with applicable Australian law.

6.3 Third Parties for Administrative Purposes

We may sometimes contact other companies to assist with our administration. In these cases we will make sure these parties have the same or similar guidelines to ours.

6.4 Providing a directory enquires service

Unless you and/or your company have asked us not to enter your details into a directory services, we will enter your Truphone number into Truphone and third party directories, and our network will allow the display of your number on receiving devices. You have the option to opt out of these services.

Note that where Truphone provides You with Access to Emergencies Services, Your number and location of your device will always be sent if you are calling the emergency services.

6.5 Information Storage

Information collected on the website or by using the Service may be stored and processed in any country in which Truphone maintains facilities. In this regard, or for purposes of sharing or disclosing data in accordance with this policy, Truphone reserves the right to transfer information outside of your designated home country. By using the Truphone Service You consent to any such transfer of information outside of your designated home country. Truphone may sell or buy subsidiary companies or business units. In such transactions as well as in the event Truphone or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information of Truphone users will generally be one of the business assets transferred. We reserve the right to include your personal information, collected as an asset, in any such transfer to a third party.


7. Can I see the data you hold about me?

Yes. You may request access to the Data we hold on you, and you may request it be corrected if you think it is inaccurate. By sending a letter to the Data Controller, Startel Communications Co Pty Ltd t/a Truphone, PO BOX 2413 Mansfield, Queensland 4122. You can also email us at You may contact Truphone customer service on +61 2 8999 4206 for more information.


8. What are cookies and how do we use them?

Cookies are pieces of information that Truphone will transfer to your computer's hard drive through your browser to enable Truphone's systems to recognise your browser. Cookies also enable Truphone to gather information about the use of its website and to enhance the website accordingly to the preferences of the users.

The Help option on the toolbar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Truphone's cookies do not contain any identifying information. Please bear in mind that some personalised services may not be available if you choose to disable cookies.


9. How does Truphone protect your personal information?

Truphone takes appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect Data (including traffic data) provided to it or collected by it, and does not retain it any longer than permitted in order to perform its services or as required under relevant legislation. Your Data can only be accessed by authorised employees of Truphone who need access to such Data in order to be able to fulfill their given duties.

Truphone takes appropriate technical measures to protect the confidentiality of the communications content via its Truphone Services, and observes applicable obligations and exceptions under the relevant legislation.


10. Will this policy change?

This privacy policy may change from time to time for either legal or business reasons. In particular, you should check this Policy regularly for compliance purposes. If any changes are made a revised privacy policy will be published at