Whisper Privacy Policy

By using the thewhisper.com.au site you explicitly accept the collection, use and transfer of any data provided by you as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not want your information to be collected, used, and transferred as described by this policy, you may revoke your consent to our Privacy Policy. Please contact us if you do revoke your consent, your account and profile information will be deleted. 

When we share information with employers or applicants, we are unable to control their use of your data. We also do not control the data use practices of either;

  1. those who access your information on or through our site and applications or 
  2. ad networks and other third parties with whom we may work to serve you personalized ads.

Scope of this Policy

This policy applies to information we collect on the Whisper site (thewhisper.com.au). 

We may link to other websites over which we have no control. Whisper is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other website. You may wish to review the privacy policies of those site so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

Information We Collect and Retain

Infomation you share with us is at your discretion. Some information may be required to gain access to the site.

We may collect information about you when you use our site and applications. For example, depending on the services you use, we collect:

  • Your name, contact information such as address, email address, telephone number
  • Credit card number and billing information (for services requiring payment)
  • Information about your education, occupation, skills and experience, awards, memberships and affiliations, activities and interests
  • Information imported by you or your connections from third party applications
  • Information about third parties, such as references or contacts, that you provide to us if you have their express written consent to do so
  • Your postal code, preferences, career history, favorites
  • Your age, gender, race or ethnicity, if permitted by local law and you choose to provide it
  • Company information such as address, primary contact details and payment details
  • Any information freely provided on public forums on thewhisper.com.au

We automatically collect information about how you use our site and mobile applications, the areas of our site that you visit, as well as information about your computer or mobile device including your IP address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system type, and referring URLs. This information is necessary for providing personalised and location-based content as well as for analysing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We may combine this information with information in your account to help prevent fraud.

If you choose to login with Facebook or similar site, we import the information that you choose to share with us by installing the application or logging into that platform or site, and we make it part of your profile. Because the Whisper site is intended to allow you to share your information and to allow others to find you, we make certain information about you publicly available by default. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet, including users without accounts, and may appear in public search engine search results. However, you can control the visibility of your information by managing your privacy settings. You can also restrict the information available to others by deleting information you do not want visible or by not providing it at all.

When you post information on another user’s profile or comment on another user’s post, the public availability of that information will be subject to the other user’s privacy settings.

How We Use Information

We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, operate and improve our site and applications, and foster a positive user experience. Our services include the display of personalised products, content, and advertising relating to your career experience and interests, either on our site or other site with which we have a business relationship.

By registering with Whisper, by managing your profile, or by opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information in the following ways:

  • to create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us, information imported from other site or applications, or information provided to us by third parties such as your contacts or advertisers;
  • to provide personalised, targeted, or location-based content, services, and advertising from us and third parties;
  • to allow you to contact other users or to invite others to join or create and account;
  • to make purchases;
  • to contact you about feature updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;
  • to provide you with additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice;
  • to inform you of other products or services available from Whisper or its affiliates;
  • to enable you to contact us and for us to respond to you to conduct surveys, promotions and contests, and to publish the results thereof;
  • to help friends, contacts, and potential employers or employees find your profile and connect with you;
  • to provide information about you and your potential interest in job postings to employer customers and other service providers interested in supporting your career development;
  • to provide products and services to employer customers to complete the recruitment and hiring process;
  • to provide products and services that enable users to network, post information on bulletin boards, view and compare profiles;
  • to generate internal reports about the use of our site and applications;
  • to allow you to share jobs and profile information with your connections;
  • to give search engines access to public information;
  • to detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal; and

Some of our products and services, such as our searchable CV database and networking, enable third parties to see your personal information and your resume and to contact you. Profile information may be used for networking with other community members or may be visible to employers who are using Whisper site and applications.

While Whisper takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorised access or inappropriate use, Whisper does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you give to us. Accordingly, you should not post sensitive information, personality profiles, or any other information you would not want made public, to any Whisper site or application.

We use data we have about you to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party. 

Your CV / Resume

We cannot control the use made of CVs by third parties who access the CVs through the Whisper site. Once your CV has been disclosed, Whisper is not able to retrieve it from the third parties who accessed it.

You may remove your CV from our platform at any time. However anyone who viewed your CV may have kept a copy of it in their own files or databases. Accordingly, you should not put sensitive information, personality profiles, or other information you would not want made public, in your CV.

CVs you give to us must not contain sensitive data relating to your (i) racial or ethnic origin (ii) political beliefs (iii) philosophical or religious beliefs (iv) membership of a trade union or political party (v) physical or mental health or biometric details or genetic makeup (vi) addictions, sexual life (vii) the commission of criminal offences or proceedings and associated penalties or fines, (viii) the commission of any unlawful or objectionable conduct and associated penalties, or (ix) any Social Security Number or national identification number. If your CV does contain this information, then you agree that it is at your own risk. We cannot control third parties’ access to such information from our searchable database.

How We Store Information

We retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make repeat use of our site more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal data as described below. You may access, review, correct, update, change or delete your profile or CV at any time. Log into your account, go to your profile or CV, and make the desired changes.

Access to or correction, update, or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by Whisper if it would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you wish to delete or close your account or account profile information altogether, please contact us. We will send you an email to confirm that your personal information has been deleted (save for an archival copy which is not accessible by you or third parties on the Internet). The archival copy is retained only for as long as needed for audit and record purposes. We will also keep logs and information that may relate to your activity on the site.

Regardless of your CV privacy setting, if you do not log into your account for a significant period of time, it will expire and be scheduled for deletion. Expired accounts are deleted on a periodic basis. You will always receive an email from us before we delete your CV in this manner.


You are responsible for ensuring the privacy and use of your username and password.

As the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not be able to defeat our measures to keep your information private and secure or use your personal information for improper purposes. 


Whisper is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 18.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to materially change the substance of this Privacy Policy, we will, where required, contact you via the email address that you maintain in your profile. We will also post those changes through a prominent notice on the site.