The National Privacy Principles (NPPS) in the Privacy Act set
out how private sector organisations should collect, use, keep
secure and disclose personal information. At medipharm recruitment
to ensure that we protect the trust you place in us when you
provide us with your personal details. For these reasons we have
prepared this "collection statement" to advise you
of the use to which your information may be put and to obtain
consent in this regard.
What is personal information?
Personal information is any information or an opinion (whether
true or not) about you. It may range from the very sensitive
(e.g. medical history or condition) to the everyday (e.g. address
and phone number). It would include the opinions of others about
your work performance (whether true or not), your work experience
and qualifications, aptitude test results and other information
obtained by us in connection with your possible work placements.
Personal information includes sensitive information.
What is sensitive information?
Sensitive information is a special category of personal information.
It is information or opinion about your:
or ethnic origin
Sexual preferences or practices
Health or disability (at
Membership of a political
association or religious beliefs, affiliations or philosophical
of a professional or trade association or membership of a trade
wishes about the future provision of health service
personal information collected to provide a health service.
Sensitive information can,
in most cases, only be disclosed with your consent.
How do you contact us?
If you wish to contact us about your personal
or sensitive information you should contact:
The Privacy Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9517 4222
Fax: (02) 9519 7362
How will your information
Personal and sensitive information will be collected from
you directly when you fill out and submit one of our registration
forms or any other information in connection with your
application to us for registration.
and sensitive information will also be collected when:
receive any reference about you
receive results of inquiries that we might make of your
former employers work colleagues, professional
associations or registration body
the results of any competency or medical test
We receive performance feedback (whether positive
any complaint from or about you in the workplace
any information about a workplace accident in which you
any information about any insurance investigation, litigation,
matter, criminal matter inquest or inquiry
in which you are involved
provide us with any additional information about you
Your information will be
Your personal and sensitive
information may be used in connection
Your actual or possible
Our assessment of your
ongoing performance and prospects
Any test or assessment
(including medical tests and assessments) that you might
be required to
identification of your training needs
management of any complaint, investigation or inquiry in
which you are involved
Any insurance claim or proposal that
requires disclosure of your personal
Your personal and sensitive information
may be disclosed to:
A Workers Compensation
Our contractors and
suppliers - e.g. our I.T. contractors and database designers
Any person with a
lawful entitlement to obtain the information
Potential and actual
employers and clients of medipharm recruitment
A professional association or registration
body that has a proper interest in the
disclosure of your personal
If you do not give us the information we seek:
You can gain access to your information
to correct it if it is wrong:
Subject to some exceptions which are set
out in the National Privacy Principles (Principle 6 - Access
and Correction), you have a right to see and have a copy
of personal and sensitive information about you that we hold.
If you are able to establish that personal or sensitive information that we
hold about you is not accurate, complete and up to date, we will take reasonable
to correct it so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
If we are unable to agree that personal or sensitive information that we hold
about you is accurate, complete and up to date, you may ask us to place with
the information a statement by you that claims that particular information
is not accurate, complete and up to date.
If you wish to exercise your rights of access and correction you should contact
our Privacy Co-ordinator, whose details are shown above.
In some cases we may impose a moderate charge for providing access to personal
or sensitive information. We will not charge you simply because you lodge a
request for access.
newtown business centre, suite 201, level 2
1 erskineville rd, newtown, nsw 2042
contact: emma wilkinson
t: (02) 9517 4222 f: (02) 9519 7326