Terms and Conditions

At APM we thank you for providing us with your personal information, by being very careful about how we use it. The National Privacy Principles established by the Privacy Act 1988 apply to Advanced Personnel Management (APM).

Type of personal information held

Personal information that we collect and hold usually falls into the following categories:

  • Candidate information submitted and obtained from the candidate and other sources in connection with applications for work
  • Work performance information
  • Information about incidents in the workplace
  • Staff information
  • Information submitted and obtained in relation to absences from work due to leave, illness or other causes
  • Information obtained to assist in managing client and business relationships

Purposes for which we hold personal information

We primarily hold personal information for the following:

  • Recruitment
  • Staff management
  • Training
  • Client and business relationship management

Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it is primarily held or for a related secondary purpose. In some cases we may only disclose information with your consent. We may disclose your personal information where we are under a legal duty to do so, including circumstances where we are under a lawful duty of care to disclose information.

Security

APM recognises our responsibility for protecting the privacy of your personal information. Security measures are in place to protect information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or alteration. We will review and update these measures from time to time to ensure security is maintained. Personal information held by us will be destroyed when it is no longer needed for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed.

If you wish to contact us about this policy

If you wish to contact us about your information you should contact APM at privacy@apm.net.au or by telephone on (08) 9486 1244.

If for some reason you wish to lodge a complaint, you can do so to the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner.

Access

Subject to some exceptions that are set out in the National Privacy Principles, you can gain access to the personal information that we hold about you. We do refuse access if it would interfere with the privacy rights of other persons or if it breaches any confidentiality that attaches to that information.

You should also anticipate that it may take a little time to process your application for access as there may be a need to retrieve information from storage and review information in order to determine what information may be provided.

Advanced Personnel Management Privacy and Collection Statement

Protecting your Privacy

At APM your privacy is important to us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is respected and maintained at all times. APM complies with the Privacy Laws and the National Privacy Principles as well as our existing obligations of confidentiality.

This Privacy and Collection Statement explains how we collect personal information and how we maintain, use and disclose that information. It also provides some detail about your privacy rights along with our general rights and obligations in relation to the personal information we keep on record.

What your personal information is...

Personal information is any information or an opinion (whether true or not) about you. It may range from the very sensitive (e.g. medical history or condition) to the everyday (e.g. address and phone number). It would include the opinions of others about your work performance (whether true or not), your work experience and qualifications, aptitude test results and other information obtained by us in connection with your possible work placements. Personal information includes sensitive information.

What sensitive information is...

Sensitive information is a special category of personal information. It is information or opinion about your:

  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Political opinion
  • Membership of a political association or religious beliefs, affiliations or philosophical beliefs
  • Membership of a professional or trade association or membership of a trade union
  • Sexual preferences or practices
  • Criminal record
  • Health or disability (at any time)

Sensitive information can, in most cases, only be disclosed with your consent.

Who will be collecting your personal and sensitive information...

Your personal and sensitive information will be collected by APM for its own use and on behalf of its clients who require access to your personal and sensitive information in connection with your employment opportunities. Some laws e.g. employment agents' law, taxation law and immigration law, might require us to collect certain personal and sensitive information.

How your information will be collected...

Personal and sensitive information will be collected from you directly when you provide us with a copy of your resume or attend an interview.

Personal and sensitive information will also be collected when:

  • We receive any reference about you
  • We receive results of inquiries that we might make of your former employers, work colleagues, professional associations or registration body
  • We receive the results of any competency or medical test
  • We receive any performance feedback (whether positive or negative)
  • We receive any complaint from or about you in the workplace
  • We receive any information about a workplace accident in which you are involved
  • We receive a response from a job advertisement - either written, verbal or email
  • We receive any information about any insurance investigation, litigation, registration or professional disciplinary matter, criminal matter, inquest or inquiry in which you are involved
  • You provide us with any additional information about you

Your information will be used...

Your personal and sensitive information may be used in connection with:

  • Your actual or possible work placement
  • Payment for work completed on a temporary/contract assignment
  • Follow up with you to offer you work or ascertain your availability for work
  • Any test or assessment (including medical tests and assessments) that you might be required to undergo

Your personal and sensitive information may be disclosed to...

  • Our insurers
  • Our contractors and suppliers, e.g. our IT contractors and database designers
  • Any person with a lawful entitlement to obtain the information

If you do not give us the information we seek...

We may be limited in our ability to place you in work and we may not proceed with your application for work.

You can gain access to your information to correct it if it is wrong...

Subject to some exceptions which are set out in the National Privacy Principles (Principle 6 - Access and Correction), you have a right to see and have a copy of personal and sensitive information about you that we hold.

If you are able to establish that personal or sensitive information that we hold about you is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, we will take reasonable steps to correct it so that it is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

If we are unable to agree that personal or sensitive information that we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date, you may ask us to place with the information a statement by you that claims that particular information is not accurate, complete and up-to-date.

If you wish to exercise your rights of access and correction you should contact our Privacy Compliance Officer, whose details are shown below.

In the case of providing copies of written documents, we may charge a fee to cover our administrative expenses. We will not charge you simply because you lodge a request for access.

Security

APM takes all reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.

APM recognises our responsibility for protecting the privacy of your personal information. Security measures are in place to protect information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or alteration. We will review and update these measures from time to time to ensure security is maintained.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If at any time our privacy policy changes, the updated details will always be available on our web site for your perusal.

How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about your personal or sensitive information you should contact the Privacy Compliance Officer:

privacy@apm.net.au
T: (08) 9486 1244
F: (08) 9486 1357

During normal office hours which are 8.00am to 5.30pm WST, Monday to Friday.