We will need to collect personal information about you, your work performance, your work experience and qualifications, aptitude test results and other information in connection with your possible work placements.

We typically collect personal information when you register with us or apply for a job through us, when we conduct candidate screening and assessment, and when we receive reports of your performance from employers with whom we have placed you. If you only browse our website, we do not collect information that identifies you personally, though we may collect information related to your visit to our website.

 See our Privacy Policy for more information. 

 

Who will be collecting your personal and sensitive information

Your personal information will be collected by Meritos for its own use and on behalf of our clients who might require access to your personal and sensitive information in connection with your work placements.

Your personal information will be held by Meritos.

Some of your personal information may be held on portable devices such as mobile phones, laptop computers or in diaries operated and held by our staff members, or in the Cloud when we are using cloud storage or cloud-based services.

 

How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about your personal information you should contact Chris Morrison, Managing Partner on 02 9055 6855 during normal office hours which are 9am-5pm (AEST), Monday to Friday.

You may also contact us through our website.

 

Personal information about you that we collect from others

We collect personal information about you from other people including referees, previous employers, professional registration authorities or educational institutions, who may be in a position to provide us with information that we may use to assess your suitability to be placed in or continue in positions that you may be offered.

If we reasonably believe that your being in, or remaining in, a position might present a risk to your health and safety or to that of others for whose health or safety we are responsible, we may collect relevant personal information (including health information) that will allow us to manage that risk.

We may also collect personal information about your work performance from employers with whom we have placed you. We would use the information to manage our post-placement obligations, including managing any candidate replacement guarantee which we might be required to honour.

 

Legal requirements for personal information

Some laws such as taxation law, immigration law, laws regulating employment agencies, laws relating to national security, laws relating to professional or trade registration, labour hire licensing laws, public health laws, and laws for the protection of certain classes of people (such as children or the elderly) may require that we collect certain types of information (including criminal history and evidence of your right to work) from you that is relevant to the position/s for which you may be applying.

The following Australian laws require or authorise our collection of personal information from you:

There may be cases where our duties require us to obtain and disclose certain types of personal information relevant to specific jobs. When requesting information of this type we will tell you whether the supply of that information by you is mandatory or voluntary.

 

If you do not give us all or part of the information we need

 

Your personal information will be used in connection with:

 

Your personal information may be disclosed to…

 

Disclosure of your personal information to overseas recipients

Background Checking

If we need to conduct background screening with overseas based organisations, we are likely to disclose some of your personal information to overseas recipients. For example, if you have worked with an overseas employer, we might need to disclose your name, identifying details and the type of work you are seeking to your previous employer to the extent necessary to enable us to undertake suitable reference checking.

The countries in which the overseas recipient to whom would be likely to disclose your personal information, in those circumstances, are likely to be those where the organisation is based.

 

Other Cases

We ARE NOT likely to disclose your personal information to overseas recipients.

Our Privacy Policy contains information about how you may access personal information that is held by us and seek correction of that information.

 

Electronic Transactions

We conduct transactions electronically as well as in hard copy and by face to face measures.  It is important that you understand that there are risks associated with the use of electronic technologies and the use of the internet and you should take all appropriate steps to protect your personal information. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.