SMC Executive is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected under the National Privacy Principals (Privacy Act 1988). Should you to provide certain information to us, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
This policy document is for your general information only and it is not intended to limit, change, or dispute any part of the Privacy Act (1988). SMC Executive may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
Our Primary Business Function
SMC Executive is a recruitment consultancy servicing the executive market. The collection, management and use of personal information is an essential function in the daily operation of our business.
What we collect
The personal information we collect about you is generally provided to us by you either in person, over the telephone or by you providing us with your personal resume. There may also be occasions where we obtain information about you from third parties or public sources.
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title;
- contact information including email address;
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests; and
- other information relevant to your dealings with us including your remuneration and an assessment of your skills, performance and ability.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service in the course of our business of providing executive search services.
This means we may disclose your personal information to:
- our clients as potential employers;
- organisations that provide psychometric testing or other employment competency testing;
- or as directed by law
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Any unwanted hardcopy (printed) personal information is disposed of via a professional security shredding/destruction service.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Once you provide your personal information to us, we will automatically retain your personal details on file unless you ask us to specifically delete it. You are able to ask us to delete your information at any time.
We may contact you to confirm that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Subject to certain exceptions under the National Privacy Principals (Privacy Act 1988) you may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A fee will be payable by you for our costs of supplying you with this information. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the Privacy Officer, PO Box 351, Flinders Lane VIC 8009.