Privacy and Data Usage Policy

1. Introduction

This policy outlines how Hiring Buddy collects, uses, discloses, and stores personal information in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). We are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and ensuring the security of personal information. A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at

2. Collection of Data

Hiring Buddy collects personal information necessary for the operation and evaluation of its services. This may include, but is not limited to, student and industry partner contact details, placement records, and feedback.

3. Use of Data

The data collected will be used solely for the purposes of evaluating the effectiveness of the Hiring Buddy platform, improving our services, and facilitating student placements.

4. Disclosure of Data

Personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without prior written consent, except as required by law or as necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Hiring Buddy, its users, or the public.

5. Storage and Security

Hiring Buddy takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure. This includes implementing appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data.

6. Access and Correction

Individuals have the right to request access to their personal information and to request its correction if it is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant, or misleading. Requests can be made by contacting Hiring Buddy at the contact details provided below.

7. Data Retention and Deletion

Personal information will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law. Upon conclusion of the trial, personal information will be securely deleted or anonymized, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.

8. Privacy Inquiries and Complaints

Any inquiries or complaints regarding privacy practices can be directed to Darren Terkel at [email protected]. Complaints will be handled in accordance with Hiring Buddy’s internal dispute resolution process.