This privacy policy sets out the way in which YOUniverse Solutions Pty Ltd ABN 40 615 485 320 (YOUniverse) will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information and your privacy. All references to ‘us’, ‘we’ and ‘our’ in this policy are references to YOUniverse. You can find information about us on our website at www.youniverse.com.au.

The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) govern the way in which we handle your personal information. The APPs set out how personal information may be collected, used and disclosed. Personal information includes information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable (personal information).

YOUniverse is committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us via phone on + 61 3 9865 9900, email to [email protected], or by mail to Level 5, 5 Queens Road Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia.

When providing personal information you have the option of remaining anonymous or use a pseudonym to be identified by. However, in certain circumstances, such as where we receive your contact details from a third party or our clients or where the research data itself may potentially allow for identification, this may will not be practicable.

Collection of Personal Information

YOUniverse collects personal information about our customers, platform providers and users of the ‘YOUniverse Solution’, our cloud-based software which enables users to manage matters related to their employment or business needs (including recruitment, training, document management, rostering and communications) (the YOUniverse Solution). We only collect Personal Information that we reasonably require to do business with you or your employer, and to fulfil the technical requirements of delivering our services to you.

The personal information we will collect will usually be obtained from you directly. However, we may also collect your Personal Information which has been provided by a third party, including your employer.

We may collect the following types of Personal Information about you:

We may also collect some sensitive information about you, such as information about your membership of political association or trade union or criminal record. We will not collect any sensitive information about you which is disclosed to us by a third party, unless you provide us with your consent for us to do so.

If you provide us with Personal Information or sensitive information about another individual, you must first obtain their consent to do so, based on this Privacy Policy.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We use your Personal Information to enable you to use the YOUniverse Solution, and to communicate with you in relation to our services. We may also use your Personal Information to monitor network use and performance, to develop and improve our services, and to ensure your use of the YOUniverse Solution meets your, or your employer’s, business’ needs.

In particular, YOUniverse may use or disclose your Personal Information to third parties (including your employer) for the following purposes:

Use of your personal information for marketing

We may also use your Personal Information to promote and market employment opportunities, products and services to you, including through electronic methods such as email and SMS. This is to keep you informed of employment opportunities and special offers and may continue after you cease to acquire products and services from us.

If you do not want us to promote employment opportunities, products, services and special offers to you, please let us know using the contact information below.

Storage and security of personal information

YOUniverse has hardware, software technology and internal processes in place to enable us to take all reasonable precautions for your Personal Information to be accurate, up-to-date and secure. Specifically, we use technical and organisational measures to protect against the misuse, loss or unauthorised disclosure of Personal Information.

We require our employees, contractors, or any third party service providers or suppliers who handle your Personal Information to comply with the Privacy Act, and will take appropriate action in response to any breaches of our obligations.

We use third-party cloud-hosted solutions to store and process Personal Information and de-identified data for analytics purposes. Some of the processing and storage is hosted overseas, specifically in the United States of America.

Your username and password

You are responsible for appropriately protecting your username and password for your YOUniverse Solution account. Your username and password must only be used by you, and only in connection with our services in respect of the YOUniverse Solution. You should not let anyone else know your YOUniverse Solution username or password.

Access to and correction of your personal information

The Privacy Act allows you to request access to, and seek correction of, your personal information held by YOUniverse, by using the contact details set out below.

Depending on the nature of your request, you may be asked to:

If you inform us of any inaccuracies in your Personal Information, we will consider your recommendation to change or correct the information. We will let you know if and what changes we have made in response.

Privacy concerns or complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints about our handling of your Personal Information, please contact us using the contact details below. We will investigate your complaint and notify you of the outcome.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you may also lodge a complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC):

By phone: 1300 363 992

Via the OAIC’s website: http://www.oaic.gov.au.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, about the way we manage your personal information, would like to seek access to, or correction of, your personal information, or to lodge a complaint, you can contact us using the following contact details:

Updates to this policy

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed from time to time to take account of new laws and technology changes to our operations and practices and the changing business environment. The current version of the policy will be made available on our website www.youniverse.com.au