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Privacy policy


South Africa Privacy policy

Michael Page International's online service is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience.  We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website at ("The Michael Page International Site") remains private, and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Your personal details, including your name, e-mail address and CV, are held and used by us for the following purposes:
  • For matching your coded details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding you the position that most suits you;
  • For keeping you informed of Michael Page services, news and wider developments in your chosen field;
  • For tailoring the version of our website you see when you log on to make it relevant to you; and/or
  • For compiling salary and other surveys of our candidates.

Disclosures of your information

We will share your information within the Michael Page International group of companies where necessary in order to provide you with our recruitment services.
It is possible that Michael Page International could merge or be acquired by another business. If this happens, we may share the information that relates to you with the new owners of the business and their advisers. You will be sent notice of such an event.
Your CV and related information will be sent to prospective employers but only where you give your consent. Such employers may be located both inside and outside the Republic of South Africa.
We may also release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required to do so. We also reserve the right to disclose the information we have collected about you to our professional advisors and to other persons to the extent that Michael Page International contracts out any aspect of the operation of its recruitment agency services. 
These third parties will be acting under similar undertakings of confidentiality as Michael Page International.

Job Alerts

To subscribe to job alerts emails, you will be required to provide your e-mail address, which will be used for the purpose of keeping you informed, by e-mail, of the latest jobs in your nominated industry and/or industry news via job alerts.
Should you decide that you no longer wish to receive this information, unsubscribe links are provided in every job alert email that you receive.

Curriculum vitae ("CV")

We give you the option of submitting your CV via this website. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants for positions as they come up.  Although your CV will be stored online, it will only be accessible by Michael Page International group recruitment consultants, working both inside and outside the Republic of South Africa. Your CV will also be e-mailed directly to our recruitment consultants who review your details and enter them onto our central in-house database. This database, including the information relating to you, can be accessed by any of our recruitment consultants working in other offices of the Michael Page International group, both inside and outside the Republic of South Africa.
You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be replaced.

Aggregate Information about Michael Page International online visitors

We gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to this website and all of the Michael Page websites worldwide, for example, which area users access most frequently and which services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate form. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually improve our online services to create a better overall experience for our users.  We also publish some of this information on the Michael Page websites worldwide.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small data file which is sent from a web server to a web browser when that browser visits the server's site. Find out more about the use of cookies on Cookies are used on the website to remember your login, to track web traffic on an aggregate basis so that no individuals are identified, to keep session information such as your last search (this information is disposed of every time you close your web browser). Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, switching off cookies will restrict your use of our website. 


You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We have the right to charge an administrative fee for this service. If you would like to make a request for information, please contact [email protected]. You also have the right to ask Michael Page International to stop using your information.

Other websites

Please note that clicking on to links and banner advertisements may result in your transferral to another website, where data privacy practices may be different to that of Michael Page International. Visitors should consult the other websites' privacy policies as we are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing this web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by Michael Page International at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will set out those changes here, so that you will always know what personal information we gather, the purposes we might use it for and to whom we might disclose it.
If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Michael Page International's online privacy commitment, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] or call your local office to speak to one of our representatives.

Equal Opportunities

Michael Page International is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity.  This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. Any such information will be used on an anonymised basis in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Rest of Africa Privacy policy

You are going to entrust us with your application for which we thank you.
We handle all the applications sent to us according to the highest professional and ethical standards.
We therefore ask you to read the provisions below and accept them unconditionally. 

1. Protection of your personal data Content of the data entrusted to us

The information with which you choose to entrust us on this site is exclusively intended to process your application and possibly to submit it for assignments entrusted to us.
Only information relating to your professional skills or any specific features of your working conditions is required for that purpose.
Within the framework of applications that you submit to our services, we strongly advise you not to mention any personal information that does not directly concern your skills and more specifically not to make any reference to your origins, your marital status, your health, your lifestyle, your sexual orientation, your political opinions, your physical appearance (photograph), your trade union activities, your belonging or not to an ethnic group, a nation, a race or your religious beliefs.

Updating your data 

To optimise the chances of us proposing opportunities likely to be of interest to you, please inform us in writing of any change to your address, your contact details, and your search for a transfer or your situation in general. Any information withheld by you could prevent us from processing your file in optimal conditions.

Your rights to access, discover, rectify, update and delete your personal data 

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 38 et seq. of the French Act 78-17 of 6 January 1978, you are entitled, at any time, to access, discover, rectify, update and delete your personal data. To exercise any one of these rights, you may send an e-mail to [email protected] or write to: Audit Qualité - MICHAEL PAGE - 159, avenue Achille Peretti - 92522 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE Cedex.
You may also write to us at the above addresses for any technical or legal question concerning the filing of your application.
Your personal file, consisting of all the information about you, will be deleted from the computer database of Michael Page at your request or 24 months after our last contact with you.

Disclosure and transfer of your personal data 

In order to facilitate the presentation of your profile to our clients who are not based on the national territory and to technically process the CVs received by our firm, you are informed that, for the processing of your applications, Michael Page may transfer all or part of your personal data to clients, external service providers or other companies in the PageGroup, whether or not they are based on the national territory.
The information that you send Michael Page may therefore be studied or processed:
  • In any European Union country,
  • In any “equivalent” country within the meaning of Article 25 of directive 95/46 and of Section 68 of the Act of 6 January 1978;
  • In any country in which Michael Page is satisfied that the personal data entrusted to us is given adequate protection in terms of privacy and security.

2. Undertaking to provide genuine information 

By depositing your application on our site, you undertake to provide true and genuine information about your career path, the qualifications you hold, the time spent in positions you have held and the type of contracts you had (fixed-term or permanent employment contracts, internship contracts, professionalization contracts, etc.). Please note that we are required to check all of this information during our recruitment processes.
You are informed that any untrue information or false statement concerning your qualifications, your career path or your specific competencies is considered a ploy to deceive our firm and our clients as to your skills and to misapply our recruitment processes in addition to the fact that it unfairly disadvantages other applicants.
You expressly acknowledge that offenders shall be liable for such activities and you therefore agree to indemnify us against all the pecuniary consequences – and legal defence fees – resulting directly or indirectly from any claim or action brought against us owing, in whole or in part, to failure to provide us with true and genuine information.