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Privacy policy & data protection


Bastian respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our clients, candidates and website visitors. We comply with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, store, use and disclose your personal information.

You are not required to provide any personal information to view the public pages of our website. However, where you provide your personal information – such as to apply for a job through our portal or via email, contact us generally, reach out to a named individual or register with us – this Privacy Policy will govern how we collect, use and process your provided information.

Since it is not our intention to collect personal information from children, no child specific policy is described.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check back from time to time to review our Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will take effect from the date the changes are published on our website. Continued use of this website or our services after this time will constitute your acceptance of the updated terms of the Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy commitment, please e-mail us at

Collection, use and storage of personal information.

We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways, including when you interact with us electronically or in person and when you access our website.

We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback, when you provide information about your personal or business affairs, change your email preferences, respond to surveys and/or promotions, or communicate with us.


We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address and telephone number
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences, salary and interests
  • Other information relevant helping you find job opportunities (such as information contained in your CV)

We require this information to understand your needs and provide services to you service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Finding you relevant job opportunities.
  • Forwarding your CV (after discussing it with you and gaining your consent) to clients whom we both feel may be interested in your services.
  • To inform you of job opportunities we believe will be of interest to you.
  • Internal record keeping

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you to keep in touch with you. We may contact you by email, phone or post.

We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.

You can submit your CV to us via the website or by direct email. Your CV and the personal information you provide will be stored in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) personal information. Only authorised personnel who work for Bastian Consulting International will have access to this CRM personal information. Our retained clients will have access to limited information on a project basis to the extent consented by you and for the purposes of performing our services.

If you take up contract work, you will need to input your timesheet personal information online, which we will process so we can invoice employers and pay you. We will store the timesheet personal information in our cloud storage space (SharePoint).


We may collect, after gaining your consent, the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address and telephone number
  • information about the company you work for (address, telephone number, customer data base etc)
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to providing you and your company with our recruitment services

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Finding you relevant candidates.
  • To inform you of good candidates we believe will be of interest to you and when they become available.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you to keep in touch with you. We may contact you by email, phone or mail.
  • We may also release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities.

We will store this information in our CRM data base, as discussed in section 2.1 above.

Collection of personal information from third parties

We may collect or receive your personal information in various ways, including through the likes of third party platforms or public domain sources.

Additionally, we may also collect other personal information you provide while interacting with us.

If we obtain your personal information from a third party and it is impractical to seek consent before using your personal information and contacting you, we will provide you with an opportunity at the first time of contact to decline to receive further direct marketing communications.

How long we will store your personal information

We will store your personal information in our data base for the time period allowed for under the Privacy Act. The purpose for this will be to keep in touch with you and your situation, and update our records (including as requested in writing by you). If you wish, we will permanently and safely delete your personal information. If you want us to delete your personal information, you may request for us to do this in writing and your personal information will be permanently deleted from our data base. The removal of all personal information will result in Bastian Consulting International no longer being able to provide services to you.

How we may disclose your personal information

We do not and will not sell your personal information.

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, clients, potential candidates, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, subcontractors or users for the purposes of performing our services, including:

  1. putting candidates in touch with potential employers; or
  2. putting clients in touch with candidates.

We will only do this to the extent it is reasonably necessary to enable you to use and access our website or to perform our services.

We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with our legal obligations.

We may also use your personal information to protect the copyright, trademarks, legal rights, property or safety of Bastian,, our customers or third parties.

Information that we collect may from time to time is stored, processed in or transferred between parties located in Australia.

If there is a change of control in our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer (to the extent we are legally able to) our user personal data bases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those data bases. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser under an agreement to maintain confidentiality. We would seek to only disclose information in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.

By providing us with personal information, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the types of disclosure covered by this Privacy Policy. Where we disclose your personal information to third parties, we will request that the third party follow this policy regarding handling your personal information.

How we may use your personal information

We may use personal information collected from you to provide you with information, updates and services. We may also make you aware of new and additional services and opportunities available to you. We may use your personal information to improve our services and better understand your needs.

We may also use your personal information to contact you about our services, including for marketing purposes. You can opt out of receiving marketing material at any time.

Job alerts/ Email Newsletter

To subscribe to job alerts and newsletter emails, you will be required to provide your email address. We will use your email address to keep you informed of the latest jobs relevant to your skills and/or provide you with industry news via job alerts. If you no longer wish to receive this information, you can email us directly to unsubscribe at

If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. MailChimp is a third party personal information processor.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s data base for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing to yourself or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing via directly emailing us and requesting removal. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us at using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us.

 Curriculum vitae (‘CV’)

We provide you with the option of submitting your CV via our website or by sending your CV via email to one of our consultants. You can do this to apply for advertised roles or to be considered by our recruitment consultants for prospective roles. Your CV will be stored in our database, and will be accessible by our recruitment consultants. You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. If you require us to delete your CV, please email us at

Securing your personal information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure of your personal information. All the personal information you provide is stored on secure servers and our servers undergo regular malware scanning. Our website is SSL certified. This means that when you upload your CV via our website, the personal information you provide is encrypted.

The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk. We cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to or receive from us.


A cookie is a small file placed in your web browser that collects information about your web browsing history. Use of cookies allows a website to tailor its configuration to your needs and preferences. Cookies do not access information stored on your computer or any personal information (for example: name, address, email address or telephone number). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Our website uses cookies to analyse website traffic, provide social media sharing and liking functionality and help us provide a better Website visitor experience. In addition, cookies and pixels may be used to serve relevant ads to Website visitors through third party services such as Google AdWords and Facebook Adverts. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you visit.

How we use cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘explicit consent’ policy which means that you have the option to consent to cookie usage when you first visit our site, by ticking an ‘opt in’ box. If you do not wish to use cookies, then you can either not use this site, or delete the cookies having visited the site, or you can browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari.).

How to disable Cookies/ Opt out

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit whilst on our website, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics personal information is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g., your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy with regards to its analytics service online through Google’s website.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site which allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies may be set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. In order to implement these buttons and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Session Cookies

We use a session cookie to remember your log-in details for you. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken, including the ability to log-in.

 Flash Cookies

Flash cookies may be used to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some flash content (such as our homepage video) may not render correctly.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information held about you by Bastian Consulting International, and the right to ask Bastian Consulting International to correct any inaccuracies in that information, as well as the right to deletion. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information, as well as the right to object to Bastian Consulting International processing your personal information, including at the first point of our contact with you.

To send a request in relation to any of these rights or lodge a complaint about the way in which we are handling your personal information, please submit a written request via or write to:

Bastian Consulting International
3 Oleander Place Robina QLD 4226

Further details about these rights are outlined below.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act.

Equal opportunities

We are a company committed to diversity. As such, all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, colour, marital status, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

We may occasionally use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring as part of our commitment to equal opportunities. This information will be used on an entirely anonymous basis.