Types of information
Personal information: is information or an opinion, whether true or not and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual who is identified or reasonably identifiable.
Sensitive information: is a sub-set of personal information that is given a higher level of protection. Sensitive information means information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union or other professional associations or memberships, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation or practices, criminal records, health information or biometric information.
The information we collect
Personal information: The types of personal information we may collect about you include:
your contact details, including email address, mailing address, street address and/or telephone number;
your age and/or date of birth;
if you register with us as a consultant or as a member of a consultancy:
information listed on your CV including your job title, educational background, work experience, qualifications;
information we receive from your referees (provided you have consented to us contacting the referees);
any other information you may wish to provide relating to the services you may wish to provide;
your credit card or payment details (through our third party payment processor);
your preferences and/or opinions;
information you provide to us through customer surveys;
your sensitive information as set out below;
details of products and services we have provided to you and/or that you have enquired about, and our response to you;
your browser session and geo-location data, device and network information, statistics on page views and sessions, acquisition sources, search queries and/or browsing behaviour;
information about your access and use of our Services, including through the use of Internet cookies, your communications with our online Services, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider;
additional personal information that you provide to us, directly or indirectly, through your use of our Services, associated applications, associated social media platforms and/or accounts from which you permit us to collect information; and
any other personal information requested by us and/or provided by you or a third party.
Sensitive information: If you are a consultant or member of a consultancy, we may collect the following types of sensitive information about you:
your membership of a trade union or other professional associations or memberships; and
results of criminal record checks requested by us, as part of our verification, prior to you being registered to use our Services.
Unless otherwise permitted by law, we will not collect sensitive information about you without first obtaining your consent.
How we collect personal information
We collect personal information in a variety of ways, including:
Directly: We collect personal information which you directly provide to us, including when you register for an account, through the contact us form on our website or when you request our assistance via email or over the telephone.
Indirectly: We may collect personal information which you indirectly provide to us while interacting with us, such as when you use our website, in emails, over the telephone and in your online enquiries.
Collection and use of personal information
Personal information: We may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the following purposes:
to enable you to access and use our Services, including to provide you with a login;
to provide our Services to you, including to allow you to respond to requests for consulting services or to seek consultants to provide services to you;
to verify your identity and your educational/industry/work experience prior to registration on our website;
to enable you to access and use our social media platforms;
to contact and communicate with you about our Services;
for internal record keeping, administrative, invoicing and billing purposes;
for analytics, market research and business development, including to operate and improve our Services;
for advertising and marketing, including to send you promotional information about our products and services and information that we consider may be of interest to you;
to comply with our legal obligations and resolve any disputes that we may have;
if you have applied for employment with us; to consider your employment application; and
if otherwise required or authorised by law.
Sensitive information: We only collect, hold, use and disclose sensitive information for the following purposes:
any purposes you consent to;
the primary purpose for which it is collected: to check your industry experience and to enable you to respond to requests for your services;
secondary purposes that are directly related to the primary purpose for which it was collected, including disclosure to the below listed third parties as reasonably necessary to provide our Services to you; and
if otherwise required or authorised by law.
Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We may disclose personal information to:
third party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, to us, including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, web-hosting and server providers, debt collectors, couriers, maintenance or problem-solving providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional advisors and payment systems operators. We currently use Amazon Web Services to provide hosting services to us, SendGrid to provide SMTP services to us and Stripe to provide payment processing services to us;
where you are a consultant or member of a consultancy, to potential clients to whom you may wish to provide services;
where you are a client seeking services to be performed, to potential consultants or members of consultancies;
our employees, contractors and/or related entities;
our existing or potential agents or business partners;
anyone to whom our business or assets (or any part of them) are, or may (in good faith) be, transferred;
credit reporting agencies, courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities, in the event you fail to pay for goods or services we have provided to you;
courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities and law enforcement officers, as required or authorised by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;
third parties to collect and process data, such as Google Analytics (To find out how Google uses data when you use third party websites or applications, please see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ or any other URL Google may use from time to time), Facebook Pixel or other relevant analytics businesses; and
any other third parties as required or permitted by law.
Overseas disclosure: Where we disclose your personal information to third parties listed above, these third parties may store, transfer or access personal information outside of Australia, including but not limited to the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
We will only disclose your personal information to countries with laws which protect your personal information in a way which is substantially similar to the Australian Privacy Principles or we will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
Your rights and controlling your personal information
Anonymity: Where practicable we will give you the option of not identifying yourself or using a pseudonym in your dealings with us.
Restrict and unsubscribe: To object to processing for direct marketing/unsubscribe from our email database or opt-out of communications (including marketing communications), please contact us using the details below or opt-out using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.
Access: You may request access to the personal information that we hold about you. An administrative fee may be payable for the provision of such information. Please note, in some situations, we may be legally permitted to withhold access to your personal information.
Correction: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to promptly correct any information found to be inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading. Please note, in some situations, we may be legally permitted to not correct your personal information.
Complaints: If you wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the complaint. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take in response to your complaint. You also have the right to contact the relevant privacy authority.
Storage and security
We are committed to ensuring that the personal information we collect is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures, to safeguard and secure personal information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
While we are committed to security, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that is transmitted to or by us over the Internet. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk.
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Last update: 15 September 2020