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Privacy policy

1. Objectives

Angus Knight Group (AKG) is committed to protecting the privacy of an individual’s personal and/or sensitive information (“personal information”) and is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012) that underpin the Privacy Act 1988.

2. Purpose

This policy explains how AKG handles the personal information of people who work for , and with AKG, (such as employees, contractors, and people who work for our suppliers). This includes the collection, use, disclosure, and storage, as well as the individual’s right to access this information A separate policy, relating to how we may collect, use, and disclose personal information about our clients and the general public, can be found on the AKG website.

3. Scope

This policy applies to all AKG employees, all AKG suppliers, contractors and subcontractors, work

experience students, interns, and volunteers (Workers).

4. Definitions

For the purposes of these standards and guidelines, the following definitions apply:

5. Policy

This Policy describes how AKG protects the rights of prospective, current, and past employees and addresses:

  • Collection and the use of personal information
  • Release of personal information
  • Disposal of personal information
  • Accessing personal information
  • Storing personal information

Where personal information is collected from

AKG collects personal information about its employees from interviews, employment applications, forms, resumes, correspondence, and various other sources in the course of employment. AKG may hold the following personal information about an employee:

  • Name, street address, telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Banking details, tax file numbers and superannuation details
  • Education and qualifications
  • Health information
  • Performance and remuneration details
  • Occupation, position, and employment history; and
  • Any other personal information received by AKG in the course of the employment.

How personal information is collected

(a) when you provide it to AKG
For example, if you apply for or commence work at AKG, you will provide information to AKG as part of your application or induction. If you work for a company that is a contractor to AKG, then your employer may provide your details.

(b) when someone else provides it to AKG on your behalf
Someone else (such as a recruitment agent or referee) may provide AKG with information about you when we were assessing your suitability for work at AKG. A colleague may provide information about you for the purpose of appraising your performance or conducting an internal investigation.

(c) when AKG collect it in relation to your work
AKG may also collect information about you and your work during your employment or performance of a contract, such as information about you entering and leaving AKG property, your use of AKG equipment (including computers), and information collected from monitoring your use of email, to ensure you comply with our applicable policies.

Purposes for which personal information is collected, used, and disclosed
The purposes for which we collect, use, and disclose personal information include:

  • to establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you, including functions such as recruitment, payroll, appraisals, and any disciplinary action (including any termination of any employment or engagement) and managing your work and any claim in relation to any injuries or illnesses you may have, and any workers compensation claims made by you
  • to assess or respond to claims, complaints, or conduct, or co-operate with investigations when required
  • to obtain professional services as required including legal, human resources, industrial relations, accounting, and insurance services for purposes directly related to all the above
  • otherwise as permitted or required by law, or otherwise with your consent.

AKG will not disclose personal information about employees to any person except in the ordinary operation of business. AKG may disclose your personal information to our:

  • technology service providers, including, internet service providers, cloud hosting service providers, software suppliers, maintenance and support service providers, and security services on a confidential basis so that they can provide services to AKG
  • external consultants such as legal, human resources, industrial relations, accounting, and insurance; and
  • travel agents and suppliers of accommodation and travel services.

Personal information is never shared, sold, rented, or otherwise disclosed outside the company (except as required for any statutory or legal purposes) in ways different to what is described in this Policy.

Prior consent will be obtained from individuals before providing:

  • Written work references
  • Work reference by telephone
  • Any other personal or sensitive information

Access to personal information
Employees may request access to personal information AKG holds about them by contacting their P&C Representative. The employee does not have to provide a reason for requesting access. Where AKG holds information that employees are entitled to access, AKG will endeavour to provide a suitable range of choices as to how it can be accessed (e.g., emailing or mailing it).

If an employee believes that personal information held about them is incorrect, incomplete, or inaccurate, then an amendment may be requested. AKG will consider if the information requires amendment. If AKG does not agree that there are grounds for amendment, then a note will be added to this information stating that the applicant disagrees with it.

Disposal of personal information
Any personal information, collected in the course of pre-employment, current employment, or postemployment, will be de-identified or destroyed if no longer relevant.

Storing of personal information
Angus Knight undertakes to take the reasonable steps necessary to protect personal information it holds from misuse, interference, and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure. All personal and sensitive information is securely stored on computer systems which are protected from unauthorised access. Hard copy information is always stored securely in locked filing cabinets in secure access-controlled offices.

If we need to share your electronic data outside the group, we use dedicated networks or encryptions. We will seek your written permission before sharing this information.

All AKG staff must comply with employee confidentiality agreements and the Angus Knight Privacy Policy.

Any questions about this Policy, or any complaint regarding treatment of an employee’s privacy by AKG, should be made in writing to the Privacy Officer:
Privacy Officer
Angus Knight Group
Suite 501, Level 2/10 Bridge St,
Phone: 02 9259 5555
Sydney NSW 2000

Requests to access personal information should also be addressed to the Privacy Officer.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
AKG will use personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the personal information was collected. If AKG decides to change the Privacy Policy, AKG will post such changes on its websites, so individuals are always aware of the types of personal information collected, how they are used, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed.

AKG may change this policy from time to time. Although AKG intends to observe this policy at all times, it is not legally binding on AKG in any way.

6. Non-compliance

All employees are expected to comply with the Privacy Policy and any suspected breaches may be

investigated. Non-compliance with this policy may result in counselling and/or disciplinary measures up

to and including termination of employment.

7. Obligations

This policy is not intended to create any contractually binding obligation on AKG and does not form part

of any contract of employment or other contract for engagements with AKG.