Stirling Andersen Pty Ltd and its trading companies of Walker Andersen and Andersen Partnership is committed to ensuring that your personal information is handled responsibly, in accordance with the Privacy laws, including the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
The personal information we collect is personal information related to the practice of recruitment including:
We only seek to collect sensitive information when it is necessary for a client assignment. In such cases, we would only do so with the consent of the candidate or contractor, or if required by law or if necessary in connection with a legal or equitable claim.
We collect the personal information of candidates or contractors to provide clients with:
We generally hold personal information of candidates or contractors for the following purposes:
We obtain most of the personal information we collect about candidates or contractors from them directly.
Normally, when they apply for a position we are seeking to fill on behalf of a client, they will provide to us a resume of their skills and experience.
We may also seek personal information from the referees they provide or from other persons who are known to them.
Sometimes, we may ask to collect particular personal information about a candidate or contractor from third parties other than referees. Unless we have already done so, when or before we collect such information, we will take reasonable steps to inform you of:
Generally, we will only collect sensitive information about a candidate or contractor, such as information relating to their health, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs and membership of unions or professional associations, with their prior consent. These exceptions are detailed further in the Act.
Generally, we hold the personal information of a candidate or contractor in a combination of computer storage facilities and paper-based files and other records.
These facilities and records are located at:
Through physical and technological security measures, combined with its employment policy, Stirling Andersen, endeavours to provide thorough protection for all personal information it holds, from unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure.
Obtaining your consent to disclose
Sometimes we will ask candidates and contractors to consent to a disclosure or use of their personal information to clients. We may do so in writing, over the phone, or on our website. At other times, where they have indicated to us that they wish to be considered for positions generally or within certain parameters, their consent will be taken as given.
We may use or disclose personal information without consent where:
Disclosing your personal information to others
We do not disclose the personal information of candidates or contractors to others, except where it is:
A candidate or contractor who requests access to the personal information we hold about them can obtain it by making an application for access in writing to our Managing Director.
If the granting of access results in the identification of information that is not accurate, complete or up to date, generally, we will make corrections to the information.
We will respond to the request as quickly as possible, but not more than 14 days after the request has been received.
The Privacy Amendment [Private Sector] Act 2000 provides that a company may require the applicant to meet the reasonable costs of providing this access. Stirling Andersen does not charge for this service at this stage.
The Federal Privacy Commissioner, who is also the Code Adjudicator, is responsible for accepting, investigating and making a decision on a complaint under the Recruitment Industry Privacy Code.
Walker Andersen (registered trading name: Stirling Andersen Pty) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website or through our office is only used for the purposes of finding you a new position.
Stirling Andersen Pty may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your e-mail address) and other relevant information from your CV, and this information will be stored in accordance with the data protection act.
We give you the option of submitting your CV via our website or by providing your CV to one of our consultants. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants. Your CV will be stored in the Stirling Andersen Pty database, and will be accessible by Stirling Andersen Pty consultants. We will also use your CV to match your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you and to send your personal information to clients in order to apply for jobs.
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Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
We use only session cookies on this website.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
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This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets number of cookies (default is 4) in order to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports for us on activity on the site.
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