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Privacy Policy

Updated May 2018

We respect your privacy
i) Beacon Legal respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers and website visitors.We adhere to the relevant privacy and data protection laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate. This policy sets out how we collect and treat your personal information.
ii) “Personal information” is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.
Collection of personal information
i) Beacon Legal will, from time to time, receive and store personal information you enter onto our website, provide to us directly or given to us in other forms.
ii) You may provide basic information such as your name, phone number, address and email address to enable us to send information, provide updates and process your product or service order. We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback, when you provide information about your personal or business affairs, change your content or email preference, respond to surveys and/or promotions.
How we collect your personal information
Beacon Legal collects personal information from you in a variety of ways, including when you interact with us electronically or in person, when you access our website and when we provide our services to you. We may receive personal information from third parties. If we do, we will protect it as set out in this Privacy Policy.
Use of your personal information
Beacon Legal may use personal information collected from you to provide you with information, updates and our services. We may also make you aware of new and additional products, services and opportunities available to you. We may use your personal information to improve our products and services and better understand your needs. Beacon Legal may contact you by a variety of measures including, but not limited to telephone, email, sms or mail.
Disclosure of your personal information
i) We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose than for which the personal information was provided, without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law.
ii) We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Personal information is only supplied to a third party when it is required for the delivery of our services.
iii) We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.
iv) We may also use your personal information to protect the copyright, trademarks, legal rights, property or safety of Beacon Legal, www.beacon-legal.com.au, its customers or third parties.
v) Information that we collect may from time to time be stored, processed in or transferred between parties located in countries where we operate globally.
vi) If there is a change of control in our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at law our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those databases. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser under an agreement to maintain confidentiality. We would seek to only disclose information in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.
vii) By providing us with personal information, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the types of disclosure covered by this Policy.  Where we disclose your personal information to third parties, we will request that the third party follow this Policy regarding handling your personal information.
Security of your personal information
Beacon Legal is committed to ensuring that the information you provide to us 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 information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. If you want more information, ask our Privacy Officer using the details below.
Legal basis for processing personal data
For candidates, contractors, referees and clients our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests. As a recruitment company and recruitment agency we introduce candidates to clients for permanent employment, temporary worker placements or independent professional contracts. The exchange of personal data of our candidates and our client contacts is a fundamental, essential part of this process in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees. To provide our candidates and clients with a required level of service to operate our business, we require a database of candidate and client data containing historical and current information. To maintain, expand and develop our business we need to record the personal data of prospective candidates and client contacts.
We have internal policies and checks in place to ensure that we only process data which is necessary to serve our legitimate interests. If in certain situations we are required to process personal data outside of our normal working practice, such as a request for a health check or criminal record check, we will address this specifically and request your express written consent.
We will rely on contract if we are negotiating or have entered into a placement agreement with you or your organisation or any other contract to provide services to you or receive services from you or your organisation.
We will rely on legal obligation if we are legally required to hold information on you to fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations, such as disclosure to public authorities, regulators and investigations.
Complaints about privacy
If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to send in details of your complaints to our Privacy Officer (details below). We take complaints very seriously and will respond as soon as reasonably possible after receiving written notice of your complaint.
Changes to Privacy Policy
Please be aware that we may change this Privacy Policy in the future. We may modify this Policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on our website. Please check back from time to time to review our Privacy Policy.
Website
When you come to our website (www.beacon-legal.com.au or www.beacon-legal.co.uk) we may collect certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can improve our service.
Cookies
i) We may from time to time use cookies on our website. Cookies are very small files which a website uses to identify you when you come back to the site and to store details about your use of the site. Cookies are not malicious programs that access or damage your computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.
ii) Our website may from time to time use cookies to analyses website traffic and help us provide a better website visitor experience. In addition, cookies may be used to serve relevant ads to website visitors through third party services such as Google Adwords. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you visit.
Submitting Your Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) and applying for jobs
You may submit your CV to Beacon Legal via our website, either for general consideration by our team for positions as they arise or to apply for a specific advertised job. Once submitted, your CV will be sent directly to the relevant Beacon Legal team member who will review your details and advise you whether you are to be accepted by us for registration on our database. This secure database, including your personal information, can be accessed by any of our team members working in any location globally. Beacon Legal uses a large reputable recruitment specific database provider.
Job Alerts, newsletters and and market updates
You may sign up to receive emails that alert you to new jobs or provide markets updates and newsletters on our website (Alerts). To subscribe to Alerts, you need to provide your email address, which will be used for the purpose of keeping you informed by email of the latest jobs and/or news in your nominated industry. If you no longer wish to receive Alerts, unsubscribe links are provided in every Alert email that you receive.
Third party sites
Our site may from time to time have links to other websites not owned or controlled by us. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that Beacon Legal is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such websites. We encourage our users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal identifiable information.
Contact details
Beacon Legal Privacy Officer
privacyofficer@beacon-legal.com.au

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