Privacy Policy


Last updated: 14th July 2021

ProbityPeople are strongly committed to protecting your privacy as a customer, supplier, applicant, and an online visitor to our website. We use the information we collect about you to maximise the services that we provide to you. It is important to us that you feel secure when using our services, so rest assured, information security and privacy is at the forefront of everything ProbityPeople does. We respect the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by you and adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles.

ProbityPeople operate and process all applications such as obtaining, handling, using, disclosing, storing, destruction and de-identifying of personal information in compliance with the relevant privacy legislation and principles in Australia. This privacy policy relates to how we collect and handle personal information which we collect from you as a customer, supplier, applicant, online visitor to our website, digital services, or any member of the public who would have correspondence with us through social media or any other form of communication.

Please read our privacy policy below.


ProbityPeople processes pre and post employment background screening checks for individuals directly, or for individuals looking for employment with other organisations. This generally involves the secure exchange of your personal information as highlighted in this policy.

Every business user or individual applicant is required to log in to a secure online portal to request orders or complete details for background screening checks. During the process of background checks being ordered or processed, the following procedure is likely, but not limited to occur:


In the course of your visits to our website or use of our products and services, we may from time to time obtain the following information about you, for example: contact details, date of birth, copies of your identity documents, current or previous addresses, career and education history, qualifications, memberships, references, financial information, criminal history, or any information regarding any services ordered through ProbityPeople, credit card details (not stored), billing address, geographic location, IP address, survey responses, support queries, blog comments and social media handles (together `Personal Data'}.

The Personal Data we collect from you will only be necessary information depending on the nature of your interaction. It would be used to provide our services to you such as criminal background history checks, financial checks, educational and qualification checks, work rights checks and any other services we offer on We will only collect your Personal Data lawfully, respectively and in a fair manner. We will collect your Personal Data and information directly from you when you create an account, order checks, complete checks, enter into an agreement with us or when you communicate with us. This information will be recorded, collected, and held in relation to your transaction with us.

We may also collect information about your transaction history with ProbityPeople, your browsing behaviour on our website (see information about ‘cookies’ in the section below) and record your interaction with us via email and telephone for security, training and dispute resolution purposes.

Depending on the products or services that are being provided your personal information may also be collected from other sources, such as:
Any sensitive personal information that we collect from you for the purposes of the services ordered from ProbityPeople will be obtained with your permission and consent, except where it is otherwise allowed by law.

ProbityPeople will collect, use and exchange your information only if we have a valid and lawful reason to, such as to:
Our services are not generally directed to persons under 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from anyone under 18. When ProbityPeople are required to collect personal information of persons under 18, we will seek parent or guardian consent prior to doing so. If you are the parent or guardian of a child and you believe they have provided us with Personal Data without your consent, then please contact us. You can review, correct, update, or delete your Personal Data by either logging into your account and making the changes yourself or contacting us directly to do so.


Personally Identifiable Information: We use the information we collect to deliver our services to you and give you a better experience, including: communicating with you, providing technical support, notifying you of updates and offers, sharing useful content, measuring customer satisfaction, diagnosing problems and providing you with a personalised website experience. Marketing communications are only sent to you if you have requested or subscribed to them. You can opt out of our marketing communications at any time by unsubscribing or emailing us your mailing preferences at and your request will be actioned immediately. Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We also use the information we collect in aggregated and anonymised forms to improve our services, including: administering our website, producing reports and analytics, advertising our products and services, identifying user demands and assisting in meeting customer needs generally. Any information you choose to make publicly available, such as blog comments and testimonials on our website, will be available for others to see. If you subsequently remove this information, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages on other websites or if others have copied or saved the information.


ProbityPeople will keep your information indefinitely if you are a customer of ours. We will also comply to all our legal or regulatory obligations. We will also comply with our supplier agreements whereby as an example, Australian Criminal history checks are destroyed after 12 months and identity documents for this type of check must be stored for 12 months and deleted within 15 months. Internal research, data analytics, your requests or feedback, and being unable to delete data for technical reasons may also influence how long ProbityPeople may keep your personal data.


ProbityPeople will use all reasonable means to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Data while in our possession or control. All information we receive from you, whether hard-copy or electronic records are stored and protected on our secure servers from unauthorized use or access. Credit card information is encrypted before transmission and is not stored by us on our servers. To enable us to deliver our services, we may transfer information that we collect about you, including Personal Data, across borders for storage and processing in countries other than Australia. If your Personal Data is transferred and processed outside Australia, it will only be transferred to countries that have adequate privacy protections. We retain your personal information for as long as needed to provide services to you and as otherwise necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. In the event there is a breach of our security and your Personal Data is compromised, we will promptly notify you in compliance with the applicable law.

ProbityPeople also have a detailed approach to our online security.

Technical Infrastructure:
ProbityPeople’s server is hosted securely behind the leading firewall and site monitoring tools preventing various cyber-attacks. Leading malware detection technology is also used to detect and mitigate possible malware from the server. All check processes must be maintained via, which is securely hosted on a private server. Only authorised and required users will have access to applicant details. Results are only securely shared via individual sign in accounts which have strong password protection requirements. ProbityPeople enforces secure socket layer (SSL) connections for every page of our website and back end application processes. The use of SSL and TLS means that data traffic between your computer and our site is encrypted and protected at all times. No sensitive personal data or materials is transferred on an unsecured mechanism such as email.

All company servers and all documents are stored and shared via an encrypted server which has two factor authentications enabled. Individual sign in accounts with access privileges is required to access our third-party suppliers and only compliance team members will be granted access. All access requests are logged for further auditing. Email alerts are in place to notify the server admin.

Antivirus and server protection software are installed on all devices to secure the endpoint. Operating systems and application patches must be applied on the server and endpoint on a weekly basis. Critical server software and application patches are installed as soon as they become available ensuring data security.

Access to server infrastructure is strictly monitored and role-based access control mechanism is used to prevent unauthorised access to confidential personal data. Two-factor authentication is also used to further restrict the unauthorised access to the server.

On-Site Security:
Access to ProbityPeople offices, sensitive areas, and document storage spaces are fully controlled by employee security passes, safety cameras, alarms and building guards. Management of physical and electronic documents as well as disposal of these documents are also controlled by trained management staff.

Data Security:
All of ProbityPeople’s operational data and customers’ personal data is held securely in Australian data centres. All ProbityPeople’s Consultants are fully trained prior to managing and processing checks from our operation centres. ProbityPeople’s application processing procedure and integrations are built in adherence to robust performance, fast response times and data preservation in the event of any negative impacts. We will only keep personal information for as long as we need it and only for the period in compliance to our suppliers and by law. When we are disposing of any information or data, responsible steps and measures will be in place to destroy or de-identify any data.

All policies and standards and procedures are set out by senior management. They form part of our Security Management team and are responsible for measuring and monitoring ProbityPeople’s operational staff and departments.

Staff Training:
Prior to commencing employment, all employees must read and sign all company policies. All employees undergo full training to access the company’s resources including how to safely access and manage stored data and personal information.


Your Personal Data details are only disclosed to third party suppliers when it is required by law, for professional services you have purchased, for payment processing or to protect our copyright, trademarks and other legal rights. To the extent that we do share your Personal Data with a service provider, we would only do so if that party has agreed to comply with our privacy standards as described in this privacy policy and in accordance with applicable law. Our contracts with third parties prohibit them from using any of your Personal Data for any purpose other than that for which it was shared.

When providing our professional services to you, depending on the service you have purchased or the reason for your interaction with ProbityPeople, we may share your personal information with the following third parties:
In some instances, ProbityPeople may be compelled to disclose your information to various authorities if required by law. For the purposes of completing a check or service for you, we may also be required to share your personal information with entities overseas. ProbityPeople may use an agent or supplier who may be based overseas to conduct checks and verifications which require international sources. This may include but is not limited to, criminal background history checks, references, education and qualification verifications, financial checks etc. Your personal information will not be disclosed to international suppliers and entities unless we have received your consent to do so. ProbityPeople will only complete commercial transactions and work with organisations who also have robust processes and procedures in place for handing secure and personal information which adheres to ProbityPeople’s policies.


ProbityPeople may from time to time need to disclose certain information, which may include your Personal Data, 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. We may also use your Personal Data to protect the rights, property, or safety of, our customers or third parties. If there is a change of control in one of our businesses (whether by merger, sale, transfer of assets or otherwise) customer information, which may include your Personal Data, could be transferred to a purchaser under a confidentiality agreement. We would only disclose your Personal Data in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.


Every individual applicant or business user has access to their own secure online portal. This is where you can access, manage, and update your personal information such as your name, address, contact details etc. Personal information which has been submitted as part of a background screening check may or may not be amended or updated depending on the nature of the check. Amending or updating your personal details generally does not incur a fee, however if it relates to information which has already been processed for a check, then a re-processing fee or small administration fee may be involved. Should there be a fee involved, this would be communicated with you prior to any updates.

In most cases, when information is related to your personal details, you will be given full access via your secure online portal, however if it involved commercially sensitive information, or information regarding a third party or organisation then ProbityPeople may reserve the right to reject your access or only give you access to certain information.

If you think information ProbityPeople has about you is incorrect, contact us and we will investigate and, if necessary, correct it. If you believe that the information received by ProbityPeople from another source is incomplete, incorrect or misleading, we may need to refer you to the source to ask for a review.

Please send your request to


The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) contains new data protection requirements that will apply from 25 May 2018. These requirements will complement data protection laws across the EU and replace existing national data protection rules. ProbityPeople’s services and operations comply to the GDPR requirements and additional information and your rights as EU residents are covered in this policy.

In adherence to the requirements of the policy, EU Citizens who are residents in the EU will have rights to the following either through your individual secure portal which you will have password access to or by written request to

The above are requirements of the GDPR which relate to ProbityPeople. Upon request of any of the above, ProbityPeople will endeavour to complete the request within 30 days.


A cookie is a small file placed in your web browser that collects information about your web browsing behaviour, your internet protocol (IP) address and how you arrived at the website. 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 Data (e.g. 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.


ProbityPeople’s website may contain links to other websites through hyperlinks or through an Automated Platform Interface (API). These links are owned and operated by third parties and are not subject to ProbityPeople’s privacy policy. Please be aware that ProbityPeople are not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites and have no control over their content. We encourage our users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.


As we plan to ensure our privacy policy remains current, this policy is subject to change. We may modify this policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on this website. Please return periodically to review our privacy policy.


ProbityPeople values our customers, applicants’, and suppliers, and welcome any feedback that may help us improve the services we offer. If you have any questions or concerns at any time about our privacy policy or the use of your Personal Data, please write to us at:

GPO Box 4849
Sydney NSW 2001

Alternatively, you can e-mail us at and we will respond within 48 hours.

When you provide your feedback, we will always aim to be fair and handle it in a responsive, friendly, and professional way. We will try our best to evaluate and understand your feedback or investigate any concerns. We will keep a record of your feedback, ensure you are kept updated on the evaluation or solution and make all possible efforts to advise you of an outcome within 30 days of when feedback has been provided or as soon as possible. If we cannot respond within this timeframe, we will ensure to update you with a reason.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your feedback, then you can refer to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioners who can be contacted via their website: