Star News Group Pty Ltd trading as www.starjobs.com.au/www.geelongjobs.com.au respects your privacy and is committed to complying with its obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 in the way that it collects uses and discloses personal information. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement the words, "We", "Our" and "Us" refer to Star News Group and "Site" to materials delivered on our site or any other co-branded versions of the site.
We may collect personal information from you for the purposes of creating an account, providing advertising or publishing services, entering advertising or publishing contract with you and managing your account. We may collect information on our site from visitors collectively including 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. We utilise this information to improve and enhance our services by monitoring the areas on the site which are most popular to you. This aggregated information may be shared with our partners to provide them with an overview of how our visitors use the site. This is done for the purposes of providing you with the best online career management services.
We require that you provide certain information about yourself or your business as a condition of extending you credit, providing you advertising or entering into an advertising contract. If you do not provide full and accurate information when placing an advertisement, we may be unable to provide you with advertising services.
We are required to collect this information for the purposes of identifying the individual or party entering into a contract. We may provide personal information to other organisations for the purposes of resolving outstanding accounts or other issues in relation to your advertising or publishing agreement.
Our web servers gather your IP address to assist with the diagnosis of problems or support issues with our services. Again, information is gathered in aggregate only and cannot be traced to an individual user.
Cookies & Applets
Users who do not wish to receive cookies can instruct their web browsers to refuse them. However, doing so will prevent access to some areas of the site and limit your use of some of our services. As part of registering with the Site, we collect personal information about you in order for you to take full advantage of our services. To do this it may be necessary for you to provide additional information to us as detailed below.
Registration is completely optional. However, registration for ‘
Job Mail is an optional service. We request that you provide information relating to your employment preferences as well as your email address so that we may notify you via email of jobs specific to your needs. Users can modify or delete their Job Mail profiles at any time by going to the ‘My Subscribe’ on ‘
As part of the online job service, we provide registered members with the option of creating a resume to use for application. We provide the option of creating a resume and making it ‘Private’. This means that your resume will not be made generally available to employers and recruiters and will be used for making job applications on the Site.
All information provided when creating these resumes including name, address, email address, telephone numbers, employment and educational history are used for the purposes of facilitating your job seeking efforts.
Users can modify or delete their resume at any time by going to the ‘My Resume’ on ‘
Making an online application to a job advertisement on our Site is free. Job applications require you to complete mandatory fields (first name, last name, phone and email) so that the advertiser can identify and contact you. Your application, including attachments and cover letters, are forwarded directly on to the third party advertiser. This information may also be disclosed to our service providers and contractors from time to time who assist us to deliver our products and services.
By applying to a position advertised on our Site you are requesting that we pass the information to the Advertiser as a part of your application.
Additionally, you have the right to request your personal information direct from Advertisers on our Site.
We also provide you with selected information about job seeking and career-related topics in our email newsletter. This free service is sent to registered users and provides the option of opting out of receiving these by changing your preferences in ‘
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our system. The Site allows you to access your information at any time to keep it accurate and up to date. Any information which we hold for you is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access of your personal information.
You can also play an important role in keeping your personal information secure, by maintaining the confidentiality of any password and accounts used on the Site. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.
As indicated in point 2, unless you become a registered ‘
Your information may be provided to companies that partner us in providing or marketing our goods and services. On occasion you may be contacted to let you know about special services or promotions available to you as a valued client.
You may also directly contact advertisers to request access to any personal information that you have sent as part of an application.
We take all possible steps to ensure that information held about you is complete, accurate and up to date. You may ask to see information which is held about you. You may request that we amend information which is incomplete or inaccurate.