Seymour Whyte is committed to protecting your personal information. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“the Act”) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).
What kind of personal information do we collect and hold?
We may collect and hold personal information such as names, contact and banking details of suppliers and subcontractors, applications for employment, tax file numbers and employment related information or recorded images on our project sites.
How is your personal information collected and held by us?
We collect personal information directly from individuals. This may occur in a number of ways including telephone, in person, by email, through our supplier management system, video or camera recording and cookies on our website. There may be occasions where personal information is collected from someone other than you or you may not be aware that we have collected personal information about you. In these circumstances, if it is possible, we will notify you in advance, or as soon as reasonably practical after the personal information is collected.
If we collect personal information about you because of a requirement of an Australian law or court/tribunal requirement, we will tell you of that fact and give you the relevant details including the Australian law or court/tribunal requirement that requires or authorises the collection of your personal information. The personal information we collect is kept secure.
What are the purposes for which personal information is collected, held,
used and disclosed?
We collect, use and hold personal information only to facilitate our business activities which may include attending to your request or enquiry, assessing tenders and awarding contracts, processing payments, evaluating work performance, assessing payment claims, training staff, promoting our projects and assessing your suitability for employment.
We may disclose personal information about an individual to our related entities, joint venture or alliance partners, head contractors and other third parties such as the Australian Stock Exchange, Australian Taxation Office, our lawyers, accountants, insurers, auditors, credit providers, human resources consultants, superannuation funds and pre-employment service providers. We are unlikely to disclose personal information to overseas recipients. In most cases, if the personal information requested by us is not provided, we may not be able to facilitate our business activities.
How can you access your personal information and seek its correction?
Individuals have a right to request access to personal information held by us or make a correction to it, by giving us a request, specifying the personal information you wish to access or correct.
How can you lodge a complaint if you believe we have breached the APPs and how will your complaint be handled?
If you believe we have breached the APPs you may lodge a complaint with us via the privacy officer. You may also contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, on telephone number 1300 363 992. We will deal with all complaints as required by the APPs or any other legislation.