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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

First Avenue Group takes your right to privacy seriously and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as "personal information" below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by First Avenue Group, nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of First Avenue Group or that are not under First Avenue Group's control. Please take time to read First Avenue Group's Terms of Use before using the First Avenue Group website or before forwarding any information that you may consider to be personal. Usage of the Web site is conditional upon you agreeing to the information contained in this privacy policy.

In line with the Privacy Policy by using the First Avenue Group Website or registering with First Avenue Group:

  • You understand that if you disclose your personal information to us by registering for positions with our clients we may keep a record about you on our confidential Applicant Tracking System;
  • If you use our recruitment and contracting services, you agree for us to collect personal information about you;
  • You agree for us to contact you with information regarding positions that match your skills and experience;
  • You understand that your continued use of the First Avenue Group Website following any revisions of the Privacy Policy indicates your agreement with the revised policy.

2. Collection of data

Registration for an account is performed by First Avenue Group Head Office based on personal information provided during the recruitment process. First Avenue Group will not collect or monitor any personal information about you without your consent. First Avenue Group recognises the importance of your privacy and we respect your right to control how your personal information is collected and used.

We collect the personal information of candidates for employment purposes, including consideration in the recruitment process. The main purposes being:

  • To present our clients with a thorough understanding of candidates background - skills and experience;
  • To present our clients with an independent verification of their skills and experience;
  • To provide our clients with an assessment of their suitability for a position we are seeking to fill on our client’s behalf;
  • The personal information that we collect is the information you have given to us. For example when applying for one of our advertised positions or registering your details with us, we ask you for information such as your name, address, contact number, email address, information relevant to your employment and, if relevant, the position which you are seeking. For employment purposes we may also seek personal information from referees that you have provided to us. Any collection of your personal information other than that explained here will only occur with your consent.

3. Use and disclosure of personal information

Any information that is received will be treated as strictly confidential. First Avenue Group will only disclose personal information for the purpose for which it was collected or in accordance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act (e.g. where you have consented or where you would reasonably expect this to occur). First Avenue Group will usually disclose such information to the employer of the position being applied for.

We may use or disclose personal information without consent where:

  • It is for a reasonably expected purpose related to the purposes for collecting the information in accord with the Privacy Policy;
  • We reasonably believe it is necessary to assist an enforcement body to perform its functions;
  • We suspect that an unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in and the personal information is a necessary part of our investigation or reporting of the matter;
  • We reasonably believe it is necessary to prevent a threat to life, health or safety;
  • We are authorised or required by the law to do so (e.g. where the information is required by bodies regulating us or in response to subpoenas or warrants);
  • We have contracted an external organisation to provide support services and that organisation has agreed to conform to our privacy standards.

We do not disclose the personal information of candidates or contractor to others, except where it is:

  • To a company related to us;
  • To organisations which provide services (such as psychometric testing) to us;
  • With the consent of the candidate or contractor or where such consent may be presumed (as defined above);
  • Necessary to do so in order to advance the interests of a candidate with a client;
  • Required by law.

4. Cookies

Like many web sites, this web site sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience - to remember your personal settings, for instance.

5. Security

We take all reasonable steps to protect the security of the personal information that we hold. This includes appropriate measures to protect electronic materials and materials stored and generated in hard copy. You should be aware that the Internet is not a secure environment. If you use the Internet to send us information including your email address it is sent at your own risk.

6. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site and/or by a mail message sent to the e-mail address you have provided which is stored within our Applicant Tracking System.

7. Contact Information

If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to contact First Avenue Group on +61 3 9099 5347 or via email via info@firstavenuegroup.com.au.

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