Mercury recognises the importance of safeguarding your personal information. This policy explains Mercury’s position in regard to the information provided by job seekers who register with Mercury’s Careers page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In this notice, when we say “Mercury”, “our”, “us” or “we”, we mean Mercury NZ Limited and any related entity. When we say “you” we mean any person registered with, or browsing the Mercury careers website. References to the Privacy Act are references to the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020.
What information do we collect and hold?
When you apply for employment with us, we will only collect personal information that is relevant to your application. We collect this information from you directly (for example, the information you provide when you complete an application for employment), from third parties (for example, from your nominated references). In addition, we also collect personal information generated during the application process (for example, interview notes).
Information we collect from you directly
The personal information we collect from you directly includes:
When you visit, search for, and browse our Careers website
The personal information we collect includes:
Information we collect from third parties
The personal information we collect from third parties may include:
Information generated during the application process
Personal information may also be generated during the application process, such as interview notes and records of phone conversations with third parties (referees, etc). Where CCTV is used at a Mercury site, we may collect still or video footage of you when you are at a site for safety, security, and investigative purposes.
Why do we collect your personal information?
We need to collect this information in order to assess your application. You do not have to provide us with the information but if you do not, we may not be able to assess your suitability and/or employ you.
Information collected about you is used by Mercury for human resource and business management purposes, including:
Your information may also be used to comply with Mercury’s legal and regulatory obligations.
Where your application is successful, your information, including all application and assessment documents, collected during the application process, will form part of your employee record.
In addition to using your information for the position for which you have applied, you also have the option to be contacted about other positions. Where you select this option, you agree that Mercury may retain and use the information that you have supplied so we can consider you for other positions with Mercury.
At all times, we will collect, use and disclosure your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.
Who will we provide your information to?
Mercury may disclose your information to third parties where permitted or required by law or for any of the purposes mentioned above. Third parties may include:
How we store and protect your personal information
Once the recruitment and selection process is complete:
Subject to receiving authorisation, we may retain the information of unsuccessful applicants so that they may be considered for future vacancies.
Mercury will hold your personal information. Wherever your personal information is stored, we take reasonable steps to ensure that it is protected against loss or unauthorised access, modification, use or disclosure.
We may use third-party service providers to store your personal information and provide us with services.
We recognise that we are accountable for your personal information and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that any third-party service providers we use can meet our privacy and security expectations and comply with the Privacy Act.
Accessing and correcting personal information
You are responsible for keeping your information up to date.
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. You also have the right to ask for your personal information to be corrected if you think it is wrong.
We’ll be as open as we can with you but sometimes, we might need to withhold personal information, for example where the information relates to references provided to us in confidence or includes personal information about other people. If we need to withhold information, we’ll tell you why.
For assistance with these matters, please email email@example.com