For more information on how SMEC manages personal information submitted on the SMEC website for employment opportunity purposes, please click here to view the SMEC Online Job Application Policy.
What personal information does SMEC collect?
SMEC collects personal information that is voluntarily provided to us. Whenever it is reasonable and practicable to do so, we only collect your personal information directly from you (or your authorised recruitment agency representative).
When does SMEC collect personal information?
SMEC only collects personal information in the sections of the website where:
We consider applications and approaches by you (or your authorised recruitment agency representative) for employment opportunities. This may include your name, contact details, academic record and other personal information contained in the documentation supporting your employment application. It is your responsibility to obtain consent from references before providing their personal information to SMEC.
- We respond to your requests
You respond to promotional activities we conduct such as conferences, seminars and surveys (which may include your name, contact details and other personal information)
How will SMEC use collected personal information?
SMEC only uses and discloses personal information about you for the purpose for which it was disclosed to us, or for a related purpose, which would be reasonably expected without your permission. We may, for example, notify you (from time to time) of employment opportunities that are closely aligned to your qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience as you have disclosed to us in an online job application form. If you accept employment with SMEC, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes.
SMEC is a global organisation; we sometimes share personal information between companies within the SMEC Group of Companies. Each company within the SMEC Group of Companies complies with the legal requirements of local national laws for the protection and privacy of personal information or personal data. When you (or your authorised recruitment agency representative) volunteer personal information on our website, you consent to us sharing your personal information within the SMEC Group of Companies for the purpose for which it was disclosed to us or for a related purpose which would be reasonably expected without your permission.
SMEC restricts access to personal information collected on our website to only those SMEC employees who need access to that information to perform and discharge their duties.
SMEC may share personal information with third parties. The types of third parties that we may disclose personal information to are service providers who assist us in providing and maintaining our website and who provide recruitment services to us. SMEC does not disclose, sell or market your personal information to third parties.
How can you access your personal information?
The SMEC website does not allow you to directly access and update your volunteered personal information. Subject to certain restrictions, you are able to have access to all of your personal information held by us.
SMEC Manager Human Resources
PO Box 6208, St Kilda Road Central
VIC 8008, Australia
In certain circumstances, we may refuse access to your personal information, these would be where:
- Providing access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others
- The request is frivolous or vexatious
- Information relates to legal proceedings
- We are not permitted to disclose by law
- We are permitted or authorised to deny access by law
We may charge a reasonable fee to cover our reasonable costs in supplying your personal information to you.