Privacy Statement Effective Date: March 2014
Logistics & Recruitment Support Pty Ltd trading as Edge Personnel manages personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles.
We only collect information that is reasonably necessary for the proper performance of our activities or functions.
No personal information is collected if it does not meet the current requirements of our business model.
At no time will we collect unsolicited personal information from or about you we will always take reasonable steps to purge it from our systems.
Should you have any further questions please contact us.
Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Entity
It is likely at times our responsibility to collect and manage personal information as an Agency for differing government bodies under a different privacy arrangement. When this occurs we will provide clear information and trails of how want what information will be collated and disclosed.
If you wish to know whether this applies to you, please contact us.
When we collect your personal information:
- we check that it is reasonably necessary for our functions or activities as an employment agency and the manager of flexible staffing.
- we check that it is current, complete and accurate. This will sometimes mean that we have to cross check the information that we collect from you with third parties;
- we record and hold your information in our Information Record System
- we retrieve your information when we need to use or disclose it for our functions and activities. At that time, we check that it is current, complete, accurate and relevant. This will sometimes mean that we have to cross check the information that we collect from you with third parties once again – especially if some time has passed since we last checked.
- subject to some exceptions, we permit you to access your personal information in accordance with APP.
- we correct or attach associated statements to your personal information in accordance with APP.
- we destroy or de-identify your personal information when it is no longer needed for any purpose which it may be used or disclosed provided that it is lawful for us to do so. We do not destroy or de-identify information that is contained in a commonwealth record.
Information that we collect and hold
Personal information that we collect and hold is information that is reasonably necessary for the proper performance of our functions and activities as an employment agency and flexible staffing and is likely to differ depending on whether you are a:
The type of information that we typically collect and hold about Candidate is information that is necessary to assess responsiveness to work offers and work availability; suitability for placements; or to manage the performance in work obtained through us and includes:
- Name and Address (specifically suburb)
- Contact Details
- Assessment results
- History of applications
- Induction Checklists
- Checks as required
The type of information that we typically collect and hold about Clients is information that is necessary to help us manage the presentation and delivery of our services and includes:
- Name and Position type and title
- Work Contact Details
- Award and EBA relative to each site
- Rates detail
The type of information that we typically collect and hold about Referees is information that is necessary to help to make determinations about the suitability of one of our Candidate for particular jobs or particular types of work and includes:
- Name and Position type and title
- Contact Details
- Referee Comments
The purposes, for which we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information is likely to differ depending on whether you are a:
The following sections are also relevant to our use and disclosure of your personal information:
- Our Policy on Direct Marketing
- Overseas Disclosures
Information that we collect, hold, use and disclose about Candidate is typically used for:
- work placement operations;
- recruitment functions;
- statistical purposes and statutory compliance requirements.
Personal information that we collect, holds, use and disclose about Clients is typically used for:
- client and business relationship management;
- recruitment functions;
- marketing services to you;
- statistical purposes and statutory compliance requirements.
Personal information that we collect, holds, use and disclose about Referees is typically used for:
- to confirm identity and authority to provide references;
- candidate suitability assessment;
- recruitment functions.
Our Policy on Direct Marketing
- Personal Information may be used to send out new job opportunity information;
- Personal information will be used for marketing purposes directly;
- Customer lists are not obtained from third parties for marketing purposes;
- Individuals will have the direct option as to whether or not they wish to receive marketing communications (this can be accompanied by a tick box for a “yes” or “no” response); and
- We reference the compliance with the requirements of the anti-spam legislation.
How your personal information is collected
The means by which we will generally collect your personal information are likely to differ depending on whether you are a:
We sometimes collect information from third parties and publicly available sources when it is necessary for a specific purpose such as checking information that you have given us or where you have consented or would reasonably expect us to collect your personal information in this way.
Sometimes the technology that is used to support communications between us will provide personal information to us – see the section in this policy on Electronic Transactions.
See also the section on Photos & Images
Personal information will be collected from you directly when you fill out and submit one of our application forms or any other information in connection with your application to us for work.
Personal information is also collected when:
- You sign up as an flexible staff member
Personal information about you may be collected:
- when you provide it to us for business or business related social purposes;
Personal information about you may be collected when you provide it to us:
- in the course of our checking candidates references with you and when we are checking information that we obtain from you about candidates;
Photos & Images
We will periodically request that you supply photographs, scan photo ID, or capture and retain video image data of you. These images and such material are only relevant to the verification of your person and will be used as proof of identity. This information is for internal records and will not be shared with any other party.
Sometimes, we collect personal information that individuals choose to give us via online forms or by email, for example when individuals:
- ask to be on an email list such as a job notification list;
- make a written online enquiry or email us through our website;
- submit a resume by email or through our website.
It is important that you understand that there are risks associated with use of the Internet and you should take all appropriate steps to protect your personal information. It might help you to look at the OAIC’s resource on Internet Communications and other Technologies
You can contact us by land line telephone or post if you have concerns about making contact via the Internet.
How your personal information is held
Personal information is held in our Information Record System until it is no longer needed for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed at which time it will be de-identified or destroyed provided that it is lawful for us to do so.
We take a range of measures to protect your personal information from:
- misuse, interference and loss; and
- unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Our Information Record System
Personal information is stored in our Jupiter database Information.
- Hard copy files are kept for a period of six months and then destroyed. The exception is on-hired staff where additional information is required for payroll purposes. In most cases this information is stored electronically. Where it is not stored electronically the hard copy is kept in a locked environment for a period of two years.
- Remote Hub Storage – located at the supplier and administrator of our Jupiter database.
The security of information on our internal systems is applied as outlined below:
- Dedicated individual for managing personal information
- Implemented and maintained information security plans
- Staff training on awareness and compliance
- Up to date software security
- Point of access logs
- Network Security Measures
- Monthly system testing and daily information back up
- Security and alarm systems
- Process and procedures governing information life cycles
We may disclose your personal information for any of the purposes for which it is primarily held or for a lawful related purpose.
We may disclose your personal information where we are under a legal duty to do so.
Disclosure will usually be:
- internally and to our related entities;
- to our Clients; and
- to Referees for suitability and screening purposes.
Related Purpose Disclosures
We outsource a number of services to contracted service suppliers (CSPs) from time to time. Our CSPs may see some of your personal information. Typically our CSPs would include:
- Software solutions providers;
- I.T. contractors and database designers and Internet service suppliers;
- Legal and other professional advisors;
- Insurance brokers, loss assessors and underwriters;
- Superannuation fund managers;
- Background checking and screening agents.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that our “Service Level Agreements” with our Host Employers recognising that we are bound by obligations to protect the privacy of your personal information and that they will not do anything that would cause us to breach those obligations.
Access & Correction
Subject to some exceptions set out in privacy law, you can gain access to your personal information that we hold.
Important exceptions include:
- evaluative opinion material obtained confidentially in the course of our performing reference checks; and access that would impact on the privacy rights of other people. In many cases evaluative material contained in references that we obtain will be collected under obligations of confidentiality that the person who gave us that information is entitled to expect will be observed. We do refuse access if it would breach confidentiality.
If you wish to obtain access to your personal information you should contact our Privacy Co-ordinator. This request must be in writing and you will need to be in a position to verify your identity.
If you find that personal information that we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, you can ask us to correct it by contacting us.
We will take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to correct that information to ensure that, having regard to the purpose for which it is held, the information is accurate, up to date, complete, relevant and not misleading.
If we have disclosed personal information about you that is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, you can ask us to notify the third parties to whom we made the disclosure and we will take such steps (if any) as are reasonable in the circumstances to give that notification unless it is impracticable or unlawful to do so.
You have a right to complain about our handling of your personal information if you believe that we have interfered with your privacy.
If you are making a complaint about our handling of your personal information, it should first be made to us in writing.
You can make complaints about our handling of your personal information to our Privacy Co-ordinator, whose contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also make complaints to the:
Phone: 1300 363 992
Complaints may also be made to the RCSA the industry association of which we are a member.
RCSA administers a Code of Conduct for the professional and ethical conduct of its members.
The RCSA Code is supported by rules for the resolution of disputes involving members.
Recruitment & Consulting Services Association
Phone: 03 9663 0555
NOTE: The Association Code and Dispute Resolution Rules do NOT constitute a recognised external dispute resolution scheme for the purposes of the APPs; but are primarily designed to regulate the good conduct of the Associations members
When we receive your complaint:
- We will take steps to confirm the authenticity of the complaint and the contact details provided to us to ensure that we are responding to you or to a person whom you have authorised to receive information about your complaint;
- Upon confirmation we will write to you to acknowledge receipt and to confirm that we are handling your complaint in accordance with our policy.
- We may ask for clarification of certain aspects of the complaint and for further detail;
- We will consider the complaint and may make inquiries of people who can assist us to established what has happened and why;
- We will require a reasonable time (usually between 30 and 45 days) to respond;
- If the complaint can be resolved by procedures for access and correction we will suggest these to you as possible solutions;
- If we believe that your complaint may be capable of some other solution we will suggest that solution to you, on a confidential and without prejudice basis in our response.
If the complaint cannot be resolved by means that we propose in our response, we will suggest that you take your complaint to any recognised external dispute resolution scheme to which we belong or to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.