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© 2019 by WeLinkTalent Pte Ltd | EA Licence № 16S8272

Data Protection Policy

Singapore Exclusive Partner

DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR CANDIDATES/JOB APPLICANTS

This Data Protection Notice (“Notice”) sets out the basis which WeLinkTalent Pte Ltd (“we”, “us”, or “our”) may collect, use, disclose or otherwise process personal data of our candidate/job applicant in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”). This policy applies to personal data in our possession or under our control, including personal data in the possession of organisations which we have engaged to collect, use, disclose or process personal data for our purposes.


APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY

1)    This Policy applies to all persons who have applied for any job position with us (“candidate/job applicant”)

 

PERSONAL DATA

2)    As used in this policy: “personal data” means data, whether true or not, about a candidate/job applicant who can be identified: (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access.

3)    If you are a candidate/job applicant, personal data which we may collect includes, without limitation, your:

a)    name or alias, gender, date of birth, nationality, and country and city of birth;
b)    mailing address, telephone numbers, email address and other contact details;
c)    resume, educational qualifications, professional qualifications and certifications and employment references;
d)    employment and training history;
e)    work-related health issues and disabilities; and
f)    photographs.
g)    any additional information provided to us by you

4)    Other terms used in this Policy shall have the meanings given to them in the PDPA (where the context so permits).

COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA


5)    We generally do not collect your personal data unless (a) it is provided to us voluntarily by you directly or via a third party who has been duly authorised by you to disclose your personal data to us (your “authorised representative”) after (i) you (or your authorised representative) have been notified of the purposes for which the data is collected, and (ii) you (or your authorised representative) have provided written consent to the collection and usage of your personal data for those purposes, or (b) collection and use of personal data without consent is permitted or required by the PDPA or other laws. We shall seek your consent before collecting any additional personal data and before using your personal data for a purpose which has not been notified to you (except where permitted or authorised by law).


6)    As a candidate/job applicant, your personal data will be collected, used and may disclosed to third parties by us for the following purposes:

a)    assessing and evaluating your suitability for employment in any potential recruitment opportunities; and
b)    verifying your identity and the accuracy of your personal details and other information provided.

 

7)    We may disclose your personal data:

a)    where such disclosure is required for performing obligations in the course of or in connection with our provision of the job application requested by you; or

b)    to third party service providers, agents and other organisations we have engaged to perform any of the functions listed in clause 5 above for us.

8)    The purposes listed in the above clauses may continue to apply even in situations where your relationship with us (for example, pursuant to a contract) has been terminated or altered in any way, for a reasonable period thereafter (including, where applicable, a period to enable us to enforce our rights under any contract with you).

 

WITHDRAWING CONSENT BY JOB APPLICANTS

 

9)    The consent that you provide for the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data will remain valid until such time it is being withdrawn by you in writing via email. You may withdraw consent and request us to stop using and/or disclosing your personal data for any or all of the purposes listed above by submitting your request in writing via email to our Data Protection.
10)    Upon receipt of your written request to withdraw your consent, we may require reasonable time (depending on the complexity of the request and its impact on our relationship with you) for your request to be processed and for us to notify you of the consequences of us acceding to the same, including any legal consequences which may affect your rights and liabilities to us. In general, we shall seek to process your request within 10 days of receiving it.
11)    Whilst we respect your decision to withdraw your consent, please note that depending on the nature and extent of your request, we may not be in a position to process your job application (as the case may be). We shall, in such circumstances, notify you before completing the processing of your request (as outlined above). Should you decide to cancel your withdrawal of consent, please inform us in writing via email.
12)    Please note that withdrawing consent does not affect our right to continue to collect, use and disclose personal data where such collection, use and disclose without consent is permitted or required under applicable laws.


ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL DATA


13)    If you wish to make (a) an access request for access to a copy of the personal data which we hold about you or information about the ways in which we use or disclose your personal data, or (b) a correction request to correct or update any of your personal data which we hold about you, you may submit your request in writing via email to our Data Protection Officer at the contact details provided below.
14)    Please note that a reasonable fee may be charged for an access request. If so, we will inform you of the fee before processing your request.
15)    We will respond to your access request as soon as reasonably possible. Should we not be able to respond to your access request within 30 days after receiving your request, we will inform you in writing via email within 30 days of the time by which we will be able to respond to your request. If we are unable to provide you with any personal data requested by you, we shall generally inform you of the reasons why we are unable to do so (except where we are not required to do so under the PDPA).
16)    We will respond to your correction request as soon as reasonably possible. Should we not be able to correct the correction request within 10 days after receiving your request, we will inform you in writing via email on the time by which we will be able to correct your correction request. If we are unable to make a correction requested by you, we shall generally inform you of the reasons why we are unable to do so (except where we are not required to do so under the PDPA).
17)    We will not provide information under the access requirement for:

a)    opinion data kept solely for an evaluative purpose; 
b)    any examination, examination scripts and, prior to the release of examination results, examination results; 
c)    the personal data of the beneficiaries of a private trust kept solely for the purpose of administering the trust;
d)    personal data kept by an arbitral institution or a mediation centre solely for the purposes of arbitration or mediation proceedings administered by the arbitral institution or mediation centre;
e)    documents related to a prosecution if all proceedings related to the prosecution have not been completed; 
f)    personal Data subject to legal privilege; 
g)    personal Data which, if disclosed, would reveal confidential commercial information that could, in the opinion of a reasonable person, harm the competitive position of the organisation; 
h)    personal Data collected, used or disclosed without consent pursuant to the exemptions in the PDPA, for the purposes of an investigation if the investigation and associated proceedings and appeals have not been completed;
i)    the personal data was collected or created by a mediator or arbitrator in the conduct of a mediation or arbitration for which he was appointed to act - 

i)    under a collective agreement under the Industrial Relations Act (Cap. 136) or by agreement between the parties to the mediation or arbitration; 

ii)    under any written law; or 

iii)    by a court, arbitral institution or mediation centre.

j)    any request:

i)    That would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the organisation because of the repetitious or systematic nature of the requests;

ii)    If the burden or expense of providing access would be unreasonable to the organisation or disproportionate to the individual’s interests; 

iii)    For information that does not exist or cannot be found; 

iv)    For information that is trivial; and 

v)    That is otherwise frivolous or vexatious. 

k)    personal Data or other information shall not be provided to an individual if the provision of that Personal Data or information could reasonably be expected to: 

i)    Threaten the safety or physical or mental health of an individual other than the individual who made the request; 

ii)    Cause immediate or grave harm to the safety or to the physical or mental health of the individual who made the request; 

iii)    Reveal Personal Data about another individual; 

iv)    Reveal the identity of an individual who has provided Personal Data about another individual and the individual providing the Personal Data does not consent to the disclosure of his/her identity, or be contrary to the national interest. 

l)    If Personal Data has been disclosed to a prescribed law enforcement agency without the consent of the individual or pursuant to the exemptions in the PDPA, we shall not be required to inform the individual of such disclosure.

18)    Correction request will not be approved in respect of:

a)    opinion data kept solely for an evaluative purpose;
b)    any examination conducted by an education institution, examination scripts and, prior to the release of examination results, examination results;
c)    the personal data of the beneficiaries of a private trust kept solely for the purpose of administering the trust;
d)    personal data kept by an arbitral institution or a mediation centre solely for the purposes of arbitration or mediation proceedings administered by the arbitral institution or mediation centre; or
e)    a document related to a prosecution if all proceedings related to the prosecution have not been completed.

 

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

19)    To safeguard your personal data from unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks, we have introduced appropriate administrative, physical and technical measures such as up-to-date antivirus and firewall protection, encryption and the use of privacy filters to secure all storage and transmission of personal data by us, and disclosing personal data both internally and to our authorised third-party service providers and agents only on a need-to-know basis.
20)    You should be aware, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While security cannot be guaranteed, we strive to protect the security of your information and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our information security measures.

 

ACCURACY OF PERSONAL DATA

21)    We generally rely on personal data provided by you (or your authorised representative). In order to ensure that your personal data is current, complete and accurate, please update us if there are changes to your personal data by informing our Data Protection Officer in writing via email.


RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA

22)    We may retain your personal data till your age reaches sixty-five years old (65) fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, or as required or permitted by applicable laws.
23)    We will cease to retain your personal data or remove the means by which the data can be associated with you, as soon as it is reasonable to assume that such retention no longer serves the purpose for which the personal data was collected, and is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes.


TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF SINGAPORE

24)    We may transfer your personal data to countries or territory outside Singapore for the purpose of potential recruitment opportunities. We will comply with the Data Protection Provisions in respect of the transferred personal data while your personal data remains in its possession or control under us.


DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

25)    You may contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any enquiries or feedback on our personal data protection policies and procedures, or if you wish to make any request:

DPO: Nathalie White

email: dpo@welinktalent.com


EFFECT OF POLICY AND CHANGES TO POLICY

26)    This Notice applies in conjunction with any other notices, contractual clauses and consent clauses that apply in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by us.
27)    We may revise this Notice from time to time without any prior notice. You may determine if any such revision has taken place by referring to the date on which this Notice was last updated. Your continued use of our services constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of such changes.
 

Effective date: 17 October 2017

Last updated: 18 October 2019