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Terms & Conditions

1. Overview

Please read this Agreement carefully before using the information and services provided through the First People website (“site”). By accessing or using this website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. First People may modify this Agreement at any time and such modifications will be effective upon posting to the website. Advertisers using the First People services and website must agree to and abide by the Advertisers Terms and Conditions. First People also has a robust privacy policy for website visitors.

2. Copyright and trademarks

Unless otherwise stated, all copyright in the content and trademarks on this site are owned by First People: ABN 22 988 592 305 (“First People”), and you agree not to violate any of its intellectual property rights.

3. Only personal, noncommercial use of the information

You acknowledge that the information on this website is for your personal use only and not for sale, redistribution or any other commercial use. Downloading of content from this site is permitted only for your personal, non-commercial use while all copyrights and other proprietary marks are retained. None of the content of this website, including code and software, may be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, transmitted or otherwise distributed. Any use of this site that violates these Terms of Use is strictly prohibited.

You may not use any data mining, robotics, screen scraping or similar automated data gathering, extraction or publication tools on this website (including but not limited to the creation, maintenance, promotion or copying of data except with our prior written consent).

4. Information does not constitute expert advice

You acknowledge and agree that the information published by First People is intended to provide general information about market expectations, legal issues and other matters in an aggregate form. First People does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

First People does not endorse or support any business or employment opportunities advertised on the First People site. For non-employer users on the site, First People strongly recommends that you obtain your own legal, accounting, financial or tax advice before entering into any agreement with any advertiser on its site. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the completeness, accuracy and legitimacy of all information displayed on the site.

6. No guarantees of job vacancy

First People does not guarantee the continued availability of any and all jobs advertised on the site and is not responsible if an advertiser fills a vacancy at any time prior to removal from the site.

First People makes every effort to ensure that job postings match actual job postings, but there is no guarantee that each job posting represents an actual job posting.

In no event shall First People be liable to you or anyone else for any decisions or actions taken by you or any other person in reliance on information contained on or omitted from the site.

7. There are no warranties or endorsements for the sites or services we refer to or link to

First People provides links and references to websites operated by third parties. These linked sites are not under the control of First People and First People is not responsible for the content (including the correctness, legitimacy and suitability) of any linked site or link on the First People site. 

First People provides these links to you only as a convenience and any link on the First People site does not imply endorsement by First People of the linked site. First People is not liable for the copyright compliance of any links or linked sites on the First People platform. First People will not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind arising in any way from or in connection with any third party information or services provided by a third party. 

8. No guarantees as to the service

There is no guarantee that the public service on the First People site will be continuous or error-free, or that deficiencies in the service will be corrected. You also understand that First People cannot and does not guarantee that files available for download from this site are free from malware, viruses, worms, trojan horses or otherwise found to be corrupt or destructive. You are responsible for implementing appropriate procedures and checkpoints to meet your specific data input and output requirements and maintaining offsite methods of reconstructing lost data.

9. Our rights to the use of information that you send to us

First People welcomes your views and feedback on all aspects of the website. You agree that First People may reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works and publicly display any material and other information (including ideas for new or improved products and services) that you post in any public area of the site (such as message boards, forums and newsgroups) or by e-mail to First People.

10. No guarantees as to the security of your information on this site

Even though First People takes all necessary precautions to ensure the privacy and integrity of the information you provide, there is a chance that this information could be illegally viewed by a third party while it is being transferred over the Internet, while it is being stored on First People systems or while it is being displayed on First Peoples site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, First People disclaims any responsibility to you in the event that this happens.

11. Your responsible for your password & email address

You need to enter a password and an email address to register as a user. If your email address and password are not kept private, you bear full responsibility.

Furthermore, you bear full responsibility for all actions taken using your email address. Anytime you like, you can modify your password within your account dashboard. Additionally, you can permanently delete your account at any time from within your dashboard. Upon deletion of your account, our systems will also wipe your data.

You promise to tell First People right away if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your email address or any other security violation.

12. Proof of Aboriginality

First People allows new candidate registrations to submit proof of heritage to confirm their Aboriginality. First People provides gateways to ensure candidates declare the identification however is in no way responsible for the accuracy of information listed on all user accounts on the First People platform. Businesses / Employers are encouraged to review heritage documents provided by candidates.

13. No misrepresentations permitted at all

You agree to tell First People right away if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your email address or any other security violation. You acknowledge that it is a requirement for using the First People site and any other services offered by First People through the site and that you will not intentionally mislead or deceive others, including but not limited to creating a fake profile on the First People site.

14. General provisions

If any portion of this agreement is determined to be invalid, that portion shall be separated from the remainder of this agreement, which shall remain enforceable and valid.

The clauses that can survive the termination of this agreement will not be affected by its termination. You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Western Australia, Australia, including its appellate courts, and to the authority of the Federal Court of Australia sitting in Western Australia. The laws of Western Australia shall govern this Agreement.

The terms “First People,” “We,” “Our,” and “Us” refer to First People for the purposes of this agreement, and “site” refers to the materials offered on www.firstpeople.io and other co-branded versions of the site.

Privacy Policy

1. First People's commitment to your privacy

The Privacy Statement was created because we value our users and they have the right to keep their personal information private.

For the purposes of providing services to our users and for the purposes of better tailoring our services to you, we collect Personal Information and Personal Data from site visitors. We will use any Personal Information and Personal Data collected from you in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement has been developed by First People. The website www.firstpeople.io is owned and operated by First People and the site can be found across desktop, mobile and tablet. 

2. Definitions

The Privacy Act refers to the terms “Personal Information” and “Australian Privacy Principle(s)” in this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement is for you. The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) states that any reference to “First People“, “we”, “us”, and “our” includes a reference to First People and its related bodies.

Candidates” or “Talent” refers to users who registered a “Candidate” or “Talent” account. 

“Employers” are individuals or entities that post job ads on our site or use other products to source potential Candidates / Talent for job vacancies and opportunities. 

Candidates / Talent, Employers and users who visit the First People platform without registering an account to access services or information offered via the site are referred to generically in this statement as “visitors”, “users” or “you“, unless there is context for specific account types.

Personal Data” refers to any of your data that you have submitted or display on the First People platform.

Candidate Search” / “Talent Search” refers to a functionality on the First People site that allows Employers to search and browse the First People talent directory to find candidates that match their recruitment criteria.

Candidate Messaging” / “Talent Messaging” / “Employer Messaging” refers to functionality on the First People platform that allows user accounts to message one another via a messaging function. Users who use this function does not receive access to any of the candidate / talent or employers personal details.

3. Collecting visitor information

The non-Personal Information collected by First People includes, without limitation, which sections of the site are most frequently visited, how often, and for how long. The data may be shared with First People partners to provide them with information about how visitors use the site. The shared data is always non-Personal information and in an aggregated form. This is done to give you the streamlined career opportunity, management and recruitment services.

First People web server gathers your internet protocol address to assist with the diagnosis of problems with the site and to monitor the use of the site.

4. Collecting information on registered users

By registering an account with First People, we collect personal information entered by users to optimise our service delivery to users and visitors. To ensure we are providing our users and visitors with an efficient and functional service it is essential to collect relevant personal information, the majority of which is extracted from the inputs of user profiles. Users can delete their accounts at any time from within their dashboards and our system also wipes their data.

Candidate / Business / Employer information will be available to Employer / Business accounts who purchase a membership on the First People platform. All account types have the option to hide their profile which removes all access to your information. 

5. Other types of information First People collects

First People may collect and use information relating to your job seeking or recruitment needs and user activity such as user patterns. First People may utilise this information for the purpose of tailoring offerings and distribution of content to you in a more relevant and targeted format.

6. CV storage

Candidate / Talent accounts may upload their CV to their profile via the profile section within their dashboards. Candidate / Talent users may use their CV when submitting job-applications via the First People site. Candidate / Talent users can delete their CV at any time from their profile. Deleted CV records may remain on First People testing or backup systems for a period of time before being deleted permanently. 

Test environments are closed and secure environments where any information relating to users including their CV are only used for software testing. Information in our backup systems are purely held only for the unlikely case of requiring a backup system in the event of data loss. 

7. Candidate / Talent Profiles

A Candidate / Talent profile provides this user type with the opportunity to upload information to complete a digital profile which includes a profile photo, CV, educational history, video, employment history, portfolio, awards, bio, who your ‘mob’ is, expected rates, job roles and classifications, contact information and location. Candidate / Talent users can edit or delete their profile at anytime within their dashboards.

Employers who purchase a ‘Company’ or ‘Enterprise’ package on the First People platform will have access to the Candidate / Talent network. Employers can also set ‘Candidate / Talent’ alerts from within their dashboards so that if/when a new Candidate / Talent account is registered, the employer will be notified.

When registering an account with First People, all users are required to submit basic information such as their email address and a password. This information is stored on our servers indefinitely unless users delete their profiles. First People may also contact users who have been inactive on the site for more than 365 days. If First People doesn’t receive a response after 3 attempts to contact and a period of 28 days has passed the user account along with associated information will be deleted.

Candidate / Talent users can choose within their profile if they want their profile to be publicly displayed. This can be toggled on and off as required. 

Display Profile

If Candidate / Talent users elect to have their profile displayed, their profile will be accessible by Employers with ‘Company’ & ‘Enterprise’ user packages on the First People platform. Employers will be able to download Candidate / Talent CV’s, view all information relating to Candidate / Talent profiles and contact Candidate / Talent via the messaging feature.

Private Profile

If Candidate / Talent users elect to hide their profile, their profile is hidden from all user accounts. Candidate / Talent users can still navigate and utilise the site however in some cases when applying for jobs, there will be requirements to submit certain information.

8. Employer profiles

An Employer profile provides this user type with the opportunity to upload information to complete a digital profile that includes company logo, bio, company members, location, size of company, profile video, phone number, email and website. Employers can delete their profile at any time from within their dashboard.

Employers can choose to either display their profile or hide their profile.

Display Profile

If Employer users elect to have their profile displayed, their profile will be accessible by all visitors to the First People site that includes both registered and unregistered employers. Employers who display their profile will be placed on a digital and interactive map of Australia in their businesses location. All users are able to submit a message to Employers via the messaging form on their profiles.

Private Profile

If Employers users elect to hide their profile, their profile is hidden from all user accounts. Employers can still navigate and utilise the site however when submitting a job, you will be required to complete the associated information to complete a job post.

9. Online applications

First People requires all users who are applying for jobs on the site to have a registered Candidate / Talent account. This approach is essential building our talent network which is essential to the operations of the First People site.

Information submitted from Candidate/ Talent user accounts for job applications are submitted only to the Employer for them to review and manage at their own discretion. There is no guarantee of being successful from submitting job applications.

By applying for a position advertised on the First People platform, you are requesting First People to submit your information to the relevant Employer account. Any queries you have or that arise out of your job application process in relation to the job should be submitted to the Employer directly. First People reserves the right to delete, disable or temporarily lock a CV or cover letter at its discretion.

Employers are required by First People to comply with all applicable laws in Australia, which also includes any obligations in relation to the disclosure and use of personal information outlined in the Privacy Act as well as any additional relevant laws.

Candidate / Talent users hold the right to contact all Employers from which they have sent information as part of a job application and request access to that information. Candidate / Talent user profiles will be accessible by employers with specific user packages.

10. Employers collected information

First People collects information from Employer profile inputs such as the name of the company, address including billing address, contact names, email addresses and phone numbers. These details are collected and retained to support the provision of an efficient recruitment service. 

Employers can delete their profile at any stage from within their dashboard. All of the Employer information submitted via First People will also be wiped from our servers.

11. First People communications

First People may send you various information via email communications relating to job opportunities, information relating to your job applications, new jobs, new talent and other updates. All email communications will provide recipients with the opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving emails as per standard procedure.

12. Contractors and partners

First People may disclose your personal information to relevant service providers, contractors and partners for the purpose of:

– Research, or
– Accessibility to their products or services, or
– Accessibility to our products or services

All third parties that we share your personal consented information with is requested to comply with relevant obligations that relates to the use of and disclosure of personal information outlined in the Privacy Act and any additional laws.

13. Storage & Security of Personal Information

First People takes all necessary steps in an effort to ensure the security of our platform and for the protection of your personal information. This included protection from information loss, misuse, modification, unauthorised access and disclosure. Users have the ability to update their profiles accordingly with up to date information. All information received through the First People platform is held in secure storage in controlled facilities.

In the event of a data breach, First People is committed to complying with all Australian Privacy Laws. Keeping the confidentiality of any password and accounts used on the site is an important part of keeping your Personal Information secure. If there is any unauthorized use of your account by any other internet user, please let us know immediately.

First People does not collect any information that identifies you personally if do not register a user account. 

14. The transfer and retention of data

First People retains all information you provide via the platform that includes your personal information and data whilst you have an active First People account. This information will be retained until user accounts are deactivated for inactivity or an account deletion request from a user is received.

By utilising the First People services available including creating a profile, applying for jobs, uploading a CV and messaging, you consent to your personal information being sent across all Australian state and territories including outside of Australia as required.

15. Feedback and Complaints about privacy and the First People platform

First People welcomes all feedback, ideas and recommendations for the First People platform. We store this information as required which may be used to inform new services as part of future service offerings.

Complaints about our dealings with your personal information that includes breaches by First People of any Australian Privacy Principles and relevant legislation may be sent to us directly at corey@firstpeople.io. Complaints of all kinds may be submitted to corey@firstpeople.io email address which will be assigned to one of our staff who will respond in a timely manner.

Contact Us

All feedback, questions in relation to this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with First People can be directed First People in the following ways:

Email: corey@firstpeople.io