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We care about your privacy



A message to all Gooroo members

We know that your privacy is important, particularly when it comes to information around your career aspirations, your preferences and whether or not you are looking at other jobs or contracts.

Our commitment to you, is to maintain the confidentiality of your identity until you are ready to show them.

While our matching system will allow prospective employers to approach you about opportunities they have available, the system WILL NOT share any personally identifiable information about you until you accept their invitation and apply for the role. You are always totally in control.


This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out how MSGooroo Pty Ltd ACN 155 721 145, Gooroo Ventures Limited ACN 613 924 744, and and its related bodies corporate (“Gooroo”, “we”, “our”, “us”) collects, stores, uses, protects, shares and discloses your Personal Data. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given in our Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy applies to our Services. By visiting or using our Services you agree to the collection, storage, usage and disclosure of your Personal Data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. 

From time to time we will review our Privacy Policy. We will notify you about any changes to our Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated version of the Privacy Policy on the Website and emailing you an update. We do not make any representations about third party web sites that may be linked to the Website.

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any information that allows someone to identify you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data.

The processing of Personal Data by us will always be in line with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1998 (“Privacy Act”), the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and in accordance with country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Gooroo.

We have implemented a number of technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection of Personal Data processed through our Services.

User Consent

Where we rely on your consent as the lawful basis to the collection and processing of your data under the GDPR we will always ask you to positively affirm your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. By clicking a button indicating that you accept this Privacy Policy, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

For all areas of the Services where consent is given it is just as easily able to be withdrawn through the appropriate account settings on the Services.


Our Service is not offered to children. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children without parental or guardian consent.

If you become aware that a child has provided us with information please contact us. Any information provided that is in breach of this provision will be deleted.

What Personal Data we collect

We will only collect Personal Data from you if it is reasonably necessary for us to collect it in order to provide our Services.



1.         Account Data

You do not need to create an account with us to use some of our Services.

By creating an account with us, you enter your details on the form provided.

During your account registration, and later on if you update your registration details, you may provide us with your name, email address, password and location. After you create your account we may ask you to provide us with profile data, which is detailed below under the heading Profile Data.

The legal basis for the above processing is based on:

  • your consent through your voluntary submission of the form/s and agreeing to these terms;
  • the Personal Data being necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party;
  • carrying out pre-contractual measures; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.

The registration of an account and voluntary provision of Personal Data to us is intended to enable us to offer you services that may only be available to registered users, as well as provide with access to password protected areas of the Site.

2.         Profile Data

When you create or update your profile either in your personal profile, a job match profile or your bio you may provide us with information such as:

  • your skills, including your proficiency and interest in those skills;
  • what level role you are looking for;
  • your work preferences, including your availability, work type, residency status and location;
  • your resume and cover letter;
  • your work experience and training;
  • your projects and achievements;
  • photos of you.

You don’t need to provide us with all of this Personal Data, however doing so will assist you to get more out of our Services, including helping you match with employers and best fit positions. Some of the above information will be selectable whereas others will require you to input that information to us. Data that is used in the above profiles will often be connected. For example, if you provide us with your skills and proficiency in your personal profile, we will then use this data in your job match profile.

The content we collect in your match profile that you create is used independently by Gooroo’s algorithm and recommendations engine to (a) produce matches for employers and (b) give you a list of jobs, that match your skills and other criteria.

The initial match we provide to employers is anonymous in that we do not provide email or other contact information which may identify you.

The list of jobs that we match will be accessible to you to browse and select in your match profile.

The matching system uses a deep learning model and leverages a neural network of the job market that we have built. The system takes into account your stated skills, desires/passions and experience, and using the neural network and learning knowledge-base, creates a compatibility match. The system continues to build a history of you and over time learns, getting more accurate and reliable to the opportunities of most interest to you.  We use this Personal Data in order to optimize our Services, products and features for you including the use of previous searches, browsing history and answers to any other screener questions, to identify you and determine relevant search results and provide you with a match to jobs that you may be interested in.

We will also use information collected in your match profile to suggest to you courses that will support you. We do this to provide you with personalised training recommendations to assist you in finding a job. We will advise you on the skills you should learn to advance your career, and the salary you could possibly demand as a result.

Content that we collect on your bio page is used to be able to create a public profile and any content which you share on your bio will be made public at your choice. We do not collect any sensitive information from you (as that term is defined in the APPs and GDPR), and ask that you do not post any.

We will also use your Personal Data we gather from your profiles to display news and articles about your skills in your dashboard. We do this to provide a customised service to you with information we believe will assist you in your job search.

We have also developed a career pathway tool that will analyse your Personal Data we have collected on your profiles. We collect the information that you give to this tool, in addition to any profile information. We use this information to assist you in finding the career that is right for you.

If you choose to make your profile public any information that you have chosen to display on your profile will be shared to other users.

The legal basis for this processing is based on:

  • your consent through your voluntary submission of the form/s and agreeing to these terms;
  • the Personal Data being necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party;
  • carrying out pre-contractual measures; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.

3.         Job Application Data

As detailed above, our Services produce matches for jobs with candidates based on their Personal Data. The initial match we produce will be anonymous, meaning that the employer will not be able to personally identify your profile details that are matched. You may then permit the invitation and apply for a specific role. You may also apply for a specific role using the job match page to view a list of jobs that you match with.

Making an application for a job on our Services requires you to complete some mandatory fields such as your name, phone number and email so that the employer is able to contact you.

When you apply for a job and if you have a profile already created, we will use some information automatically from your profile to respond to the application. You will also have the option to provide us with your resume and cover letter. The job application form may comprise of a number of different surveys or questionnaires or forms where you may input your own content or upload content. We use this content and attachments to be able to provide your application to employers to enable the employer and you the opportunity to possibly work together.

After further consideration, your application, including all the content that you have provided, as well as your cover letter and resume may be forwarded to the employer or its nominated representative.

Any questions or queries that you make on the Gooroo platform will also be forwarded to the employer.

You may save jobs which we will collect and display on your dashboard.

The legal basis for this processing is based on:

  • your consent through your voluntary submission of the form/s and agreeing to these terms;
  • the Personal Data being necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party;
  • carrying out pre-contractual measures; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.

4.         Employer Data

If you are an employer or client of ours we collect your company name, business address, phone number as well as contact details of a primary contact. You may choose to provide us with additional information to add in your job applications. This Personal Data is used in order to verify your account.

We will also collect any content you provide to us on your customers.

The legal basis for this processing is based on:

  • your consent through your voluntary submission of the form/s and agreeing to these terms;
  • the Personal Data being necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party;
  • carrying out pre-contractual measures; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.

5.         Payment Data

When you make a purchase from us, we (or our third party service provider) will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, debit card information, billing information and/or PayPal or other provider information.

The legal basis for this processing is based on:

  • your consent through your voluntary submission of the form and agreeing to these terms;
  • the Personal Data being necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party including the payment of goods or services; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.

6.         Subscription Data

On the Services you may have the ability to subscribe to various newsletters or other forms. We may collect your Personal Data when you input your details for subscription purposes.

The Personal Data is processed for the purpose of informing you regularly by means of a newsletter or other offer form in respect of the topics you have subscribed to. We may also use your Personal Data to send you job alerts or matches and other information about our Services, including promotional materials, partner content and career tips. The Personal Data collected during the subscription will only be used for reasons made known at the time of subscribing.

The legal basis for this processing is based on:

  • your consent through your voluntary submission of the form and agreeing to these terms; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.

By submitting the form and voluntarily providing us with your data, you are providing consent to the use of such data by us. For the purpose of revocation of consent there is a corresponding unsubscribe link found in each subscription email. Please review the consent section above in this Privacy Policy for how we deal with consent. Where we use your data for direct marketing we will ensure that it is in compliance with relevant laws. Where you are a customer of ours we may be required to send you emails for legitimate reasons including but not limited to billing, reminders and account verification. You cannot unsubscribe from these emails whilst you remain a user of our Services.

7.         General

We may also collect Personal Data at other points in our Services, such as when you contact us. In some circumstances, Personal Data is provided to us by third parties such as our related entities, service providers or other organisations conducting activities on your behalf. We are entitled to presume that you have given your consent to your Personal Data being used and disclosed to us this way.

The legal basis for this processing is based on:

  • your voluntary submission of the form and agreeing to these terms or by your voluntary submission of data to us by other means;
  • the Personal Data being necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party;
  • for carrying out pre-contractual measures; and/or
  • any other legitimate interests as detailed below.



1.         Job Seeking Needs

We may also collect and use information about your job seeking needs, characteristics and priorities by collecting and analysing the data about how you use or interact with our Services.

We may use this information including any automated processing to provide you with more targeted job opportunities and to allow others to search and find you.

2.         Log Data

To make our Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information to understand and analyse trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behaviour on the site, to improve our Services, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We also use cookies and similar technologies which we discuss below.

3.         Social Networking Services

If you:

  • log on to the Service with your login credentials from a social networking site (such as          Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn) (“Social Networking Services”); or
  • associate your account with us with your account at a Social Networking Services,

we may receive information about you from such Social Networking Services, in accordance with such Social Networking Services terms of use and privacy policy (“SNS Terms”). We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via the Service. If you elect to share your information with these Social Networking Services, we will share information with them in accordance with your election. The SNS Terms will apply to the information we disclose to them. We have no control over this or whether such Social Networking Services will comply with their SNS Terms. As such, you provide and disclose such information at your own risk.



1.         Data and content other people upload

We may also collect information and communications that other people provide when they use our Services. This can include information about you such as when others upload a photo or video of you or when they upload information about you in a resume, cover letter, project or achievement (such as reference).

 2.         Client Data

We may collect Personal Data about you that our clients have chosen to share with us, which is collected by their use of our Services.

Our clients may use our applications in their workplace. This means we may collect Personal Data that the client may send to us either manually or automatically through APIs that are integrated with our system. This includes information such payroll processing, invoicing and other records.

How we use your Personal Data

How we use your Personal Data depends on which service we are providing you, and your choices you make for those Services. We will only use or disclose your Personal Data for the purposes for which we advised you we were collecting it for (which are set out as follows and otherwise in this Privacy Policy) or a related purpose which would reasonably be expected or otherwise with your permission.

Generally we will use your Personal Data:

(a)       to conduct our business, generate content and provide customer support and payment Services (including updates and improvements);

(b)       to administer contracts including to negotiate, execute and or manage a contract with you;

(c)       for our administrative, marketing (including direct marketing), planning, product or service development, quality control, survey and research purposes, and our related bodies corporate, contractors and employees or service providers;

(d)       to conduct business processing functions including providing Personal Data to our related bodies corporate, contractors, service providers or other third parties, including but not limited to providing your information to a contractor and other goods and Services provided in our Services;

(e)       to provide your updated Personal Data to our related bodies corporate, contractors, employees or service providers;

(f)        to provide, administer, market and manage our Services, including but not limited to, providing you with customary search results for use in our Services;

(a)       to provide you with access to protected areas of the site and to authenticate your account;

(b)       to conduct surveys to determine use and satisfaction with our Services;

(c)       to enforce our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy or any other policy; 

(d)       to verify information for accuracy or completeness (including by way of verification with third parties);

(e)       to comply with our legal obligations, a request by a governmental agency or regulatory authority or legally binding court order;

(f)        to combine or aggregate your Personal Data with information we collect from third parties and use it for the purposes set out this Privacy Policy;

(g)       to aggregate and/or make anonymous your Personal Data, so that it cannot be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify you;

(h)       to resolve disputes and to identify, test and resolve problems;

(i)         to notify you about the Services we provide and updates to the Services from time to time;

(j)         to protect a person’s rights, property or safety.

In the event that we hold sensitive information about you, we will only disclose or use that information with your consent or if another exception applies under applicable laws.

Disclosure of your Personal Data

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties for the purposes contained in this Privacy Policy (including those listed above), including without limitation to:

1.         Service Providers

We may share your Personal Data with service providers to:

  • provide you with the Services that we offer you through our Services;
  • to conduct quality assurance testing;
  • to facilitate creation of accounts;
  • to provide technical support;
  • and/or to provide other services to Gooroo.

The service providers include:

  • information technology service providers such as web host providers and analytical providers;
  • mailing houses;
  • market research organisations to enable them to measure the effectiveness of our advertising; and
  • specialist consultants.

These third-party service providers are not permitted to use your Personal Data other than to provide the Services requested by us.

2.         Affiliates and Acquirers

We may share some or all of your Personal Data with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. In the event we are involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of assets we may disclose Personal Data collected by us to such entities that we propose to merge with or be acquired by, and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. This includes the disclosure of information to our clients where we act as a data processor.

3.         Third parties and others you choose to share with

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties to whom you expressly ask to us to send the Personal Data to or to others you directly or indirectly choose for us to disclose your Personal Data to.

Many of our Services let you share information with other people, and you have control over what information you share. For example, if you create a profile you may choose what information is made public on your profile. When you post an update or a status on your profile you may choose to share this with other users. Similarly, when you upload an image to your profile the photo is made public.

When you share an article, or post publicly it can be viewed by everyone and it may be reshared by those other people as well.

As described above, when you match with a recruiter or employer we provide them with your Personal Data and vice versa.

Please note when you make your information public, your information may become accessible through search engines.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that anyone to whom we disclose your Personal Data respects the confidentiality of the information and abides by the APPs the GDPR or equivalent privacy laws.

We will not share, sell, rent or disclose your Personal Data in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

If we can’t collect your Personal Data

If you do not provide us with the Personal Data described above, some or all of the following may happen:

  • we may not be able to provide the requested products or Services to you, either to the same standard or at all;
  • we may not be able to provide you with information about products and Services that you may want; or
  • we may be unable to tailor the content of our Services to your preferences and your experience of our Services may not be as enjoyable or useful.

Cookies Policy

We use cookies and URL information to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and which you viewed. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a Website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a web site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. Cookies may enable automatic logins when you visit in the future and may enable content customisation.

Cookies may collect and store your Personal Data. This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Data collected via Cookies. You consent and acknowledge that we collect your Personal Data through Cookies.

We sometimes use Cookies to show remarketing communications via third party networks like Google Display network and Facebook.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish.

Third Party Services

When you click on a link to any other website or location, you will leave our Services and go to another website and another entity may collect Personal Data from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.

Managing your Personal Data

Subject to the Privacy Act and the GDPR, you may request to access the Personal Data we hold about you by contacting us. All requests for access will be processed within a reasonable time.

1.         Accessing or Rectifying your Personal Data

We may, if required, provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the Personal Data you provided to us. You can find out more about how to do this by contacting us. In the event that you are unable to access your account to access or rectify your Personal Data, you may submit a request to us to correct, delete or modify your Personal Data.

2.         Deletion

We keep data for as long as it is needed for our operations. If you deactivate and delete your account your data will no longer be visible on your account. Please keep in mind that third parties may still retain copies of information you have made public through our Site.

If you wish to have us delete your data please contact us.

3.         Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent

If you have an account on the Site you will be able to view and manage your privacy settings. Alternatively, if you do not have an account, you may manually submit a request to us if you object to any Personal Data being stored, or if you wish to restrict or withdraw any consent given for the collection of your Personal Data.

You may withdraw your consent to the processing of all your Personal Data at any time. If you wish to exercise this right you may do so by contacting us.

You may withdraw your consent or manage your opt-ins by either viewing your account on the Services or clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing materials we send you.

4.         Portability

We may, if required and possible, provide you with the means to download the information you have shared through our Services. Please contact us for further information on how this can be arranged.

We may retain your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes. In certain instances, we may not be required or able to provide you with access to your Personal Data.  If this occurs, we will give you reasons for our decision not to provide you with such access to your Personal Data in accordance with the Privacy Act and the GDPR.

There is no application fee for making a request to access your Personal Data.  However, we may charge an administrative fee for the provision of information in certain circumstances such as if you make repeated requests for information or where the information is held by a third-party provider.

Please note that for job applications or other Personal Data that you choose to submit to an employer that your (a) applications and materials may be controlled by the employer, and (b) we act on the instructions of the employer. This means that should you wish to access, review, correct, transfer, modify or delete any Personal Data we process on behalf of an employer you should contact the employer with your request.

Anonymity and Pseudonymity

We will allow our customers to transact with us anonymously or by using a pseudonym, wherever that is reasonable and practicable.

However, this will not be possible if we are required or authorised by law or other instrument to deal with customers who have been appropriately identified, or where it is impracticable for us to deal with individuals who have not identified themselves or who would prefer to use a pseudonym.

Storage and Security of your Personal Data

We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We (and our third-party service providers) use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. We use secure web services to collect your information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form.

We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by us reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and encryption technology that works with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome browsers, with the objective that only we can read your Personal Data.

We encourage you to be vigilant about the protection of your own information when using digital services, such as social media. While we will endeavour to ensure that any relationships we have with third parties include an appropriate level of protection for your privacy, we will be limited in our ability to control any electronic platform operated by a third party.

International Transfer and Disclosure of Personal Data

Where we transfer Personal Data outside of the European Union or EFTA States, we ensure an adequate level of protection for the rights of data subjects based on the adequacy of the receiving country’s data protection laws.

We may disclose Personal Data to our related bodies corporate and third party suppliers and service providers located overseas for some of the purposes listed above. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipients of your Personal Data do not breach the privacy obligations relating to your Personal Data.

We may disclose your Personal Data to entities located outside of Australia, including the following:

  • our related bodies corporate;
  • our data hosting and other IT service providers, located in various countries; and
  • other third parties located in various foreign countries.

We may disclose your Personal Data to entities within Australia who may store or process your data overseas.

Notifiable Data Breaches

We take data breaches very seriously. Depending on where you reside our policy is:

1.         If you reside in Australia:

In the event that there is a data breach and we are required to comply with the notification of eligible data breaches provisions in Part IIIC of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or any other subsequent sections or legislation which supersede this Part IIIC, we will take all reasonable steps to contain the suspected or known breach where possible and follow the following process set out in this clause.

We will take immediate steps to limit any further access or distribution where possible. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that the data breach is likely to result in serious harm to any individuals involved, then we will take all reasonable steps to ensure an assessment is completed within 30 days of the breach or sooner if possible. We will follow the guide published by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (if any) in making this assessment.

If we reasonably determine that the data breach is not likely to result in serious harm to any individuals involved or any remedial action we take is successful in making serious harm no longer likely, then no notification or statement will be made.

Where, following an assessment and undertaking remedial action (if any), we still have reasonable grounds to believe serious harm is likely, as soon as practicable, we will provide a statement to each of the individuals whose data was breached or who are at risk. The statement will contain details of the breach and recommendations of the steps each individual should take. We will also provide a copy of the statement to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

2.         If you reside in the European Union of EFTA States:

We will endeavour to meet the 72 hour deadline as imposed by the GDPR, to report any data breach to the supervisory authority where a data breach occurs that will likely be a risk to you.

Further, where there is likely to be a high risk to your rights we will endeavour to contact you without undue delay.

We will review every incident and take action to prevent future breaches.

Integrity and Retention of Data

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data we collect about you is accurate, up to date and complete. Where we collect that information from you directly, we rely on you to supply accurate information. We make it easy for you to keep your Personal Data accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Contact Information

Gooroo welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy.

If you have a question regarding this Privacy Policy or you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by email by using our contact details on the Site or below.

If you reside in Australia:

You can confidentially contact our Privacy Officer at:

Privacy Officer:



Office Address:

Postal Address:



Carl Joseph

+61 3 8678 0303

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Ground Floor, 10 Grattan Street, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

As above

If we do not resolve your enquiry, concern or complaint to your satisfaction or you require further information in relation to any privacy matters, please contact the Office of the Australian Information Commission at:



Office Address:

Postal Address:



1300 363 992

[email protected]

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001

If you reside in the European Union or EFTA States:

You can confidentially contact our EU Representative at:



Office Address:

Postal Address:



1300 363 992

[email protected]

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 2001

If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority. See a link to all the supervisory authorities here:

 Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision and we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes as continued use of our Services shall indicate your agreement to our then current Privacy Policy. Not all changes to our Privacy Policy will require your consent, for example where office security procedures are changed. We will notify you of any change to our Privacy Policy that requires your consent before being implemented.