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Australia

Notice to the Proposed Insured

It is a requirement of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 and the Corporations Act 2001 that the following notices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 be brought to your attention before you apply for Insurance.

1. Disclosure of relevant facts

YOUR DUTY OF DISCLOSURE

Before you enter into a contract of general insurance with an insurer, you have a duty, under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 to disclose to the insurer every matter that you know, or could reasonably be expected to know, that is relevant to the insurer's decision whether to accept the risk of the insurance and, if so, on what terms.

You have the same duty to disclose those matters to the insurer before you renew, extend, vary or reinstate a contract of insurance.

Your duty however does not require disclosure of a matter:
  that diminishes the risk to be undertaken by the Insurer
  that is common knowledge
  that your Insurer knows or, in the ordinary course of its business, ought to know
  as to which compliance with your duty is waived by the Insurer.
     
  NON-DISCLOSURE

If you fail to comply with your duty of disclosure, the insurer may be entitled to reduce its liability under the contract in respect of a claim or may cancel the contract.

If your non-disclosure is fraudulent, the insurer may also have the option of avoiding the contract from its beginning.

The requirement of full and frank disclosure of anything which may be material to the risk for which you seek cover (e.g. claims, whether founded or unfounded), or to the magnitude of the risk, is of the utmost importance with this type of insurance.

It is better to err on the side of caution by disclosing anything which might conceivably influence the insurer's consideration of your proposal.
     
2. Broker acting as agent of insurer

In effecting this contract of insurance the broker will be acting under an authority given to it by the insurer and the broker will be effecting the contract as agent of the insurer and not the insured.
     
3. Claims notification

If you become aware of a claim or of circumstances that could give rise to a claim in the future, you should notify us in writing immediately, so that we can notify your insurer on your behalf. If you become aware of a claim or of 'circumstances' and your insurer is not notified during the policy period, you could be left uninsured or facing a reduced payout from your insurer in respect of that claim or any future related claim.
     
4. Average provision

This policy provides that if a payment in excess of the limit of indemnity available under this policy has to be made to dispose of a claim, the insurer's liability for costs and expenses incurred with its consent shall be such proportion thereof as the amount of indemnity available under this policy bears to the amount paid to dispose of the claim. Any surplus will be deducted from claim payments.
     
5. Subrogation agreements

Where another person would be liable to compensate you for any loss or damage otherwise covered by the policy, but you have agreed with that person either before or after the loss or damage occurred that you would not seek to recover any monies from that person, the insurer will not cover you under the policy for any such loss or damage.

 

Privacy Statement

 

Aon has always valued the privacy of personal information. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 when we collect, use, disclose or handle personal information. We collect personal information to offer, provide, manage and administer the services we provide. Please contact your local Aon office or visit our website at www.aon.com.au if you would like a copy of our Privacy Policy or wish to seek access to, or to correct, the personal information we collect or disclose about you.