Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 8 August 2023

At Progressive Edge Consulting (“Progressive Edge,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), we are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and complying with applicable data protection laws, including the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI Act”) in South Africa. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect personal information in accordance with the POPI Act.

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1. Information We Collect

We collect personal information from job applicants, candidates, clients, and other individuals who engage with us in the recruitment process. The types of personal information we may collect include:

1.1. Identifying information: such as full name, date of birth, ID or passport number, photograph, and gender.

1.2. Contact information: such as email address, postal address, and phone number.

1.3. Professional information: such as CV/resume, work history, educational background, skills, and qualifications.

1.4. Employment-related information: such as job preferences, salary expectations, and references.

1.5. Technical information: such as IP address, browser type, and operating system when interacting with our website.

2. How We Use Personal Information

2.1. Recruitment and Placement: to assess and evaluate candidates for job opportunities, match candidates with job vacancies, conduct interviews, verify qualifications, and communicate with candidates and clients throughout the recruitment process.

2.2. Client Services: to provide recruitment services to our clients, including identifying suitable candidates and facilitating the recruitment process.

2.3. Communication: to communicate with individuals regarding job opportunities, updates, and other relevant information.

2.4. Compliance with Legal Obligations: to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and obligations, including the POPI Act.

2.5. Business Operations: to manage and improve our recruitment services, conduct internal research and analysis, and ensure the security and integrity of our systems.

3. Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose personal information in the following circumstances:

3.1. Clients and Prospective Employers: we may share personal information with our clients and prospective employers to facilitate the recruitment process and job placement.

3.2. Service Providers: we may engage third-party service providers to assist us in carrying out our recruitment services, and they may have access to personal information for that purpose.

3.3. Legal Compliance: we may disclose personal information if required by law, legal process, or governmental request, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or that of others.

3.4. Business Transfers: in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, personal information may be transferred to the relevant third party as part of the transaction.

3.5. Consent: we may disclose personal information with an individual’s consent or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

4. Data Security

We implement reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We encourage individuals to take appropriate measures to protect their personal information as well.

5. Data Subject Rights

Individuals have certain rights regarding their personal information under the POPI Act. Subject to legal limitations, individuals may exercise their rights to access, correct, update, delete, or object to the processing of their personal information by contacting us using the information provided below.

6. Data Retention

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will securely dispose of personal information when it is no longer needed.

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. The updated Privacy Policy will be posted on our website, and the effective date will be indicated at the top.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at

By using our services or providing us with personal information, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described herein, including the transfer of your personal information to countries outside South Africa where we operate.