|Merit Solutions Pty Ltd is a specialist Human Resources (HR) consultancy with multi-faceted service offerings including recruitment, government selection support, contingent staffing, learning & professional development training and organisational consulting.
This Privacy Statement contains details about how Merit Solutions collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information about you for the purposes of recruitment and contingent staffing.
As a small business, we are not defined as an APP entity for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 (as amended). However, we will act ethically with your personal information and will comply with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set in the Privacy Act 1988.
1. Collecting and holding personal information
For the purpose of providing recruitment and contingent staffing services to you, we collect your personal information to assess your suitability and eligibility for future employment opportunities with Merit Solutions or our clients. We may collect personal information from you when:
We may also obtain your personal information from our client to conduct recruitment and/or selection services on their behalf. Your personal information will only be used for its intended purpose.
You are under no obligation to provide us with your personal information, however if you choose not to, we may not be able to communicate effectively with you, provide you with the services you require or continue our relationship with you.
Merit Solutions uses the following external providers to collect and hold your personal information:
Only approved personnel have access to these platforms.
2. Types of personal information we collect
Personal information is any information or opinion about you that makes you identifiable. The types of personal information we collect is dependent on how we engage with you and what services are related to your request. The types of personal information may include:
3. Providing us with personal information of a third party
4. Using and disclosing personal information
Personal information will only be used and disclosed for its intended purpose in providing our services to you and/or our client. These may include:
We may disclose your personal information to approved third parties including:
Personal information is only disclosed to approved third parties to perform the service provided. Under no circumstance will we sell your personal information to others.
5. Accessing or correcting your personal information or make a complaint
You may request access to the information we have collected about you, seek the correction of such information and make a complaint against us if you are of the view that we have breached any of the APPs or any related privacy code in dealing with your personal information. If at any time you wish to change personal information that is incorrect or wish to have your personal information deleted, please contact us with the details provided below. Unless personal information is required to be retained by us for administrative or legal reasons, we will meet such requests at the earliest possible opportunity.
6. Direct marketing opt-out
You can unsubscribe to our communications to you at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link placed at the bottom of each message or by contacting Merit Solutions as per the details below.
7. Our contact details
Last reviewed: 26 July 2022