We manage personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles. This policy applies to information collected by Pacific Search Partners Pty Ltd and its subsidiary PacPartners. We only collect information that is reasonably necessary for the proper performance of our activities or functions and in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).
When we collect your personal information it is recorded and securely held in our Information Record System. We check that it is reasonably necessary for our functions or activities as an Executive Search (on-hire) firm to collect and hold your information and check that the information 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 and publicly available sources, which include: (but are not limited to) newspapers, journals, directories, the Internet and social media sites.
Personal information is held in our Information Record System and we take a range of measures to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss; and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
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 Clients or to Referees for suitability and screening purposes.
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. 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. Requests to access to your personal information will be acknowledged within 5 working days. Where possible such access will be granted, after your identity as been verified, within 30 working days. If you find that personal information that we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, you can ask us to correct it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Data Protection Regulation
Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council; and “Personal Data” has the meaning attributed to that term in the GDPR.