The privacy of your personal information is afforded the highest level of importance by
Teachers On Net (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 098 005 988) (Company).
The Company complies with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
(Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)
prescribed by the Act in respect of the manner in which we handle your personal
information. We will strictly comply with all relevant legislative requirements, and the
requirements of the Act will prevail in the event of an inconsistency with the terms of
obligations that both you and we have in relation to your personal information.
We may from time to time collect non-personal information regarding visits to our website
located at www.teachers.on.net (Site), including, without limitation,
which sections of the Site are most frequently visited, how often, and for how long.
This data is always used as aggregated, non-personal information, and may be shared with
our partners and prospective advertisers to provide them with information relating to
how visitors 'use' the Site. This is done for the purpose of providing you with the best
and most efficient services.
What kinds of personal information do we collect?
The purpose of the Site is to help job seekers and job advertisers connect, and to
provide other related services.
The kinds of personal information that we may collect and hold from time to time in the
course of our business includes:
- for job seekers and job advertisers, your contact information, including postal
addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and email addresses;
- for job seekers, your residential address and date of birth, and information about
your education, skills, experience, memberships, affiliations, activities and
interests if you choose to provide it;
- for job advertisers, invoicing and payment details;
- data relating to your activity on our websites via tracking technologies such as
- for applicants applying for a job with the Company or Company staff, employment
history, educational qualifications, reference checks, payroll information and
medical information (where relevant).
How do we collect and hold personal information?
We will only collect personal information where it is reasonably necessary to do so for
the conduct of our business. Any collection of personal information by us will be fair
and lawful and will not be intrusive.
We will collect personal information about you in a variety of ways, including the
- if you establish an account as required to use particular features of our Site;
- if you provide your information by telephone, post, email or facsimile, or in
- if you otherwise contact us via email or submit your information through the Site;
- for job advertisers, if you submit it as part of an advertisement you wish to post
on the Site; and/or
- if you otherwise require us to provide services to you.
We may automatically collect information about how you use our Site, the areas of our
Site that you visit, as well as information about your computer or mobile device
including your IP address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system
type, and referring URLs, via cookies and other tracking technologies. We may also
collect information about you through analysing your actions with electronic
communications we send to you from time to time, including your opening of such
communications and clicking on included links. This information is necessary for
providing personalised and location-based content as well as for analysing the use of
resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We
may combine this information with information in your account to help prevent fraud.
If it is reasonable and practical do so, we will collect personal information about you
only from you. In the course of operating our business, however, we may collect personal
information from third parties such as your employers (for example, if you are nominated
as the contact person for a job advertisement placed on the Site by another person
within your organisation), our suppliers, advertisers, mailing lists, recruitment
agencies, contractors, clients and business partners.
If we collect personal information about you from a third party we will, where
appropriate, request that the third party inform you that we are holding such
information, how we will use and disclose it, and that you may contact us to gain access
to and correct and update the information.
When we collect personal information from you, we will take reasonable steps to notify
you or ensure you are aware of:
- our identity and contact details;
- that we have collected your personal information, and whether that collect is
required or authorised by law;
- the purposes of collection;
- the consequences if personal information is not collected (such as if this will
affect our ability to provide products or services to you);
- our usual disclosures of personal information of the kind collected;
- whether we are likely to disclose personal information to overseas recipients, and
if practicable, the relevant countries in which they are located.
How do we hold personal information?
We will hold personal information as either physical records, electronically on our
intranet system, as records in cloud storage, and in some cases, records on third party
servers, which may be located overseas.
We take active steps to hold all hard copy and electronic records of personal information
in a secure manner to ensure that they are protected from misuse, interference and loss,
and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We have procedures in place to destroy or de-identify personal information once it is no
longer needed for a valid purpose or required to be kept by law.
If you establish an account with the Site and subsequently deactivate it, it will be
available for you to reactivate in your discretion and we will therefore retain your
personal information to enable you to do this. If you wish to close and delete your
account permanently, you must contact us (please see http://www.teachers.on.net/contact
for details on how to do this) and request this. We will then de-identify or destroy any
personal information associated with your account that we hold in our records.
Purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information
In general, the Company will collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the
purposes of providing or offering goods and services to you, or engaging you to provide
goods or services to us or on our behalf. One of our main purposes is to provide a job
noticeboard via the Site, giving employers the opportunity to post job advertisements,
and job seekers the opportunity to be informed of these, and make applications to such
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us using and disclosing
your personal information for the following purposes:
- matching you with potentially suitable job opportunities, if you are a job seeker;
- if you are a job seeker, forwarding applications you submit through the Site to job
advertisers on your behalf;
- making your details available for searching by potential employers, if you are a job
seeker, and you understand that such employers may use this information to contact
you about potential job opportunities;
- matching you with potentially suitable job candidates, if you are a job
- providing you with news and information about our products and services;
- sending you emails and other marketing and promotional material that we believe you
may be interested in, either from us, any of our related entities or a third party
business which we consider may be of interest to you;
- personalising your experience with our products and services, for example, via
connectivity with social media services; and
- for Company job applicants or tendering parties, assessing your eligibility for
employment by the Company, or engagement by the Company as a contractor, and
managing your relationship with us.
Where you do not wish to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to
provide you with requested goods or services, or otherwise assist you in relation to the
You may opt out of receiving marketing and promotional material from the Company at any
time by contacting our Privacy Officer, using the contact details set out below.
There may be circumstances in which we are authorised or required by law to use or
disclose your personal information. For instance:
- A number of laws require the provision of personal information to third parties,
including the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The precise information required to be
provided will vary depending on the circumstances requiring disclosure of that
- We may also use or disclose personal information about you to avoid, lessen or
prevent a serious emergency or crime. If we use or disclose personal information
about you in those circumstances we will make a written record of such use or
We may disclose personal information between our related bodies corporate or to third
parties such as our business partners, suppliers, organisations that provide us with
technical and support services, our clients or our professional advisors, where
permitted by the Privacy Act.
Any disclosure that is required to be made to any third party will be made primarily for
the purpose of providing or offering goods and services to you. If we disclose
information to a third party, we generally require that the third party protect your
information to the same extent that we do.
How can you access your personal information?
You have a right to request access to your personal information and to request its
correction if it is out of date or incorrect.
You may request access or correction at any time by sending a written request to our
Privacy Officer via the contact details set out below.
You do not need to provide a reason for your request for access to your personal
information. We may charge a small fee for providing access to your personal information
if it requires a significant amount of time to locate or collect your information or to
present it in an appropriate form. We will not charge you to correct your personal
information that we hold in our records.
We will respond to all requests for access to or correction of personal information
within a reasonable time.
Please note there may be circumstances in which we are not able to provide you with
access to your information, such as where the requested access will have an unreasonable
impact upon the privacy of others or where we are required by law to withhold the
information. If we are unable to provide you with access to your information, or make
the amendments which you have requested, we will provide you with reasons for this
If you believe that we may have breached the Australian Privacy Principles, or failed
to comply with this policy, you may direct your complaint to our Privacy Officer,
using the contact details set out below.
We take all complaints seriously, and will respond to your complaint within a
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your complaint, you may contact the
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner as follows:
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
Cross Border Disclosures of Information
The Site is available for use by job applicants and advertisers in locations outside
Australia including Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, China, Malaysia, India the United
States of America and Canada. The Company may therefore disclose personal information in
the course of providing the Site and its functionality, and our services, to persons in
these countries and other countries in which advertisers and/or job seekers are located
from time to time, including at your request.
We may disclose your personal information to other entities located outside of Australia,
including our data hosting and analytics service providers, located in the United States
information to any other category of overseas recipients. If in future we do propose to
disclose personal information overseas, we will do so in compliance with the
requirements of the Privacy Act. We will, where practicable, advise you of the countries
in which any overseas recipients are likely to be located.
From time to time we may engage other overseas entities to provide services to us, such
as cloud-based storage solutions. Please note that the use of overseas service providers
to store personal information will not always involve a disclosure of personal
information to that overseas provider.
By providing your personal information to us, you consent to us disclosing your personal
information to any such overseas recipients for purposes necessary or useful in the
course of operating our business, and agree that APP 8.1 will not apply to such
disclosures. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that an overseas recipient
breaches the Australian Privacy Principles, that entity will not be bound by, and you
will not be able seek redress under, the Act.
If you do not want us to disclose your information to overseas recipients, please let us
Where practicable, we are required to provide the option for you to deal with us
anonymously or under a pseudonym. This option will not be available where we are
required or authorised by law to deal with individuals who have identified themselves,
or if we need to verify your identity in order to provide products or services to
Our Privacy Officer can be contacted as follows:
PO Box 727
St Agnes SA 5097
Fax: 08 8172 0009