+ Privacy Policy

Recruitment | Training | Managing | Outsourcing


Smoothmoves, Inc. (“We”, “SMI”, or the “Company”) is a recruitment firm that aims to deliver recruitment results to its clients, which are largely comprised of multinational companies and Philippine conglomerates. Backed up by dedicated Recruitment Supervisors and Associate Consultants, our business specializes in major industries such as: Technical, Food & Beverage, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retail, Business Process Outsourcing and Shared Services, and Information Communications Technology.

As a firm which heavily relies on Personal Data for its business model, we value your trust and are committed to safeguarding your privacy. In this regard, SMI ensures strict compliance with Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as “The Data Privacy Act of 2012” (“DPA”), its Implementing Rules and Regulations (“IRR”), and the various issuances and policies of the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) (collectively, the “DP Law & Regulations”). In this Privacy Notice, you will know how we handle your Personal Data and how we protect them. We want you to know what data we have on you, how you can access your Personal Data, and when necessary, how you can correct or have the said data deleted. In case you have a complaint or concern regarding your privacy, we undertake to settle the same immediately.

Scope and Application

We may collect your Personal Data, which can either be Personal Information and/or Sensitive Personal Information, when you avail of our services or products, contact us via our official website (https://www.smoothmoves.com.ph) or online job search engines (e.g., LinkedIn and JobStreet), or submit to us your curriculum vitae, application letters, and other similar, related, or supporting documents. By submitting your Personal Data to SMI through any means or availing of SMI’s services and products, you consent to the processing of your Personal Data as stated in this Privacy Notice. Under the DPA and the IRR, “processing” includes the collection, recording, organization, storage, updating, modification, retrieval, consultation, use, consolidation, blocking, erasure, or destruction of data. If you do not agree with any provision of this Privacy Notice, please do not provide SMI with any Personal Data. However, SMI may not be able to provide you the services that would require such Personal Data.

The Personal Data that SMI Collects

SMI collects your Personal Data to provide you with recruitment, and/or related services, which may include the endorsement of your Personal Data to SMI’s clients/your potential employer(s) for purposes of finding you a successful placement.
The DPA defines Personal Information as any information, whether or not recorded in a material form, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual. These include your name, mobile phone number, landline, residential address, e-mail address and references, among others.
Some Personal Information that you will provide are considered as Sensitive Personal Information under the DPA. These include your age, race, marital status, health, education, employment history, and social security number, among others. SMI will collect, use or disclose your Sensitive Personal Information only in accordance with the DPA and the IRR, and only after it has obtained your prior written consent. Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information are collectively referred to as Personal Data.

How SMI collects Personal Data

SMI generally collects Personal Data directly from you when you:

  1. communicate with SMI officers and employees in person, by telephone, letter, email, facsimile, via SMI’s official website, or via online job search engines (e.g., LinkedIn or JobStreet);
  2. submit to us your curriculum vitae, application letters, and other similar, related, or supporting documents for purposes of availing of our services; and
  3. submit any other information in connection with your application.

SMI also collects your Personal Data from third parties that it will contact for verification purposes, such as in the following instances:

  1. from the references you have provided;
  2. verification from academic institutions, professional associations, and/or licensing bodies of the educational and professional qualifications you have stated in your curriculum vitae;
  3. inquiries with former employers and co-workers.