Curtis Partnership (Curtis Partnership ) is bound by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained by the Privacy Act 1988.
Collecting Personal Information
We only collect personal information that is necessary to deliver our services, including recruiting and consulting, or that is required for administration, invoicing and networking.
Curtis Partnership collects personal information about you when you request our services, including first and last name, street address, phone number, email address, tax file number, banking details, next of kin, working visa, opinions and other information that could be used to provide you our recruitment or consulting services. It also includes personal information provided in resumes such as references, education, employment qualifications, memberships, and competencies. We collect personal details over the phone, by letter & via electronic means. Information is also collected from other parties for example when doing reference checks.
Curtis Partnership will not collect or monitor personal information about you without your consent unless we believe it is necessary:
- Because it is required by law.
- To provide you a service which you have requested.
- To protect the rights or property of Curtis Partnership .
- To lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety.
Personal information will not be knowingly collected from a minor without his or her parent’s consent.
Curtis Partnership will not ask an individual to provide sensitive personal information in a place where other people can overhear.
Using and Disclosing Personal Information
Curtis Partnership recognises the trust that individuals place in us when they give us personal information. We will not sell, transfer, assign or rent your personal information. In order to deliver a service you have requested, we may sometimes share your personal information with an affiliate, subsidiary or potential employers. We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to others without your explicit consent, unless it is required by law.
If an individual indicates they do not want to receive further direct marketing or be contacted for marketing purposes by phone, fax, email, letter or in person, Curtis Partnership has an effective system in place to record these requests and will action these as appropriate.
Curtis Partnership reserves the right to disclose an individual’s personal information to a responsible person, a close relative or others with a close relationship to that individual where it is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious or imminent threat to the individual’s life, health or safety.
Keeping Information Accurate, Complete and Up to Date
While keeping in mind why the information is being collected, Curtis Partnership takes reasonable steps to make sure that the information is accurate, complete and up-to-date at the time of collection and when used or disclosed.
Curtis Partnership will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure information, which it holds about individuals. Electronic information is stored on a secure server that is protected in controlled facilities. Documents and papers are stored and locked under key until they are no longer required. When electronic information is no longer required it is permanently destroyed. When physical information is no longer required it is placed in a confidential security bag and destroyed or shredded.
In addition, our employees and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. Procedures are in place such as:
- The need to know principle that limits access to information to those people who need the information to carry out their duties.
- The secure storage of all files after use to reduce the risk of unauthorised access to personal information.
However, Curtis Partnership will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Access and Correction
Personal information that is collected on or after 21 December 2001 is available for access and correction at any time. Curtis Partnership will take all reasonable steps to correct information if an individual shows that it is not accurate, complete or up-to-date.
Curtis Partnership may deny access to some information providing access would have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of other individuals. Additionally individuals will not have access to employee records.
Before access to personal information is granted to an individual their identity needs to be established. The individual is required to request the information in person or to provide personal details that can be used to identify them.
Wherever it is lawful and practical, individuals will have the option of not identifying themselves when entering into transactions with Curtis Partnership .