Information We Collect
We collect information about you when you use our sites and applications. We collect information directly from you such as your contact information, resume, and profile information. We receive and store this information when you enter it on our website, send it to us, or provide it to us in any other way. For example, depending on the services you use, we collect: Credit card number and billing information (for services requiring payment) Information imported by you or your connections from third party applications Your race, ethnicity, or gender, if you choose to provide it
We also collect information about you automatically. We automatically collect information about how you use our sites 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 personalized and location-based content as well as for analyzing web traffic, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We may combine this information with information in your account to help prevent fraud. We may collect information about you from publicly-available websites. We may use this information to create a profile, even if you do not have an account with us, or append it to an existing profile. You will have the opportunity to claim collected information relating to you and to change its visibility setting or remove the information. However we cannot guarantee that we will not later collect from publicly-available websites other information that pertains to you.
If you choose to sign in with Facebook or similar sites, we import the requested information from your account and we make it part of your profile. Because our sites and applications are 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.
We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, operate and improve our sites and applications, and foster a positive user experience. By registering with us, by managing your profile, by publicly posting information, 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 collected or imported from other sites or applications, or information provided to us by third parties such as your contacts or advertisers; to add information gathered from public websites to your profile; to provide personalized, 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 an account; to allow you to import information about yourself or your contacts from other sites or applications or to export your information to other sites or applications; 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 us or our 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 your friends, contacts, and potential employers find your profile and connect with you; to provide information about you and your potential interest in job postings to employer customers; to display targeted messages from employers based on the content of your resume or profile; 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 sites and applications; to provide customers with reports about the characteristics and trends of the job market including availability of talent; 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 to make suggestions and draw inferences about you. For example, we may make suggestions about people you may know or additional jobs, products or services that might be of interest to you. Or, if you identify yourself as "Mrs." we will assume you are female.
Some of our products and services, such as our resume and profile database, social media search, and networking, enable third parties to see your personal information and to contact you. Profile information may be used for networking with other community members or may be visible to anyone using our sites and applications.
We provide you with a platform to broadcast information about yourself to maximize your career opportunities. The information we gather may be shared within the our group of companies on a worldwide basis. We do not share contact information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure.
(b) if you opt in to receive information about the opportunities, products, or services of third parties, we supply your contact information to those third parties so they may contact you;
(c) if you previously chose to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from our website or third parties, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt out in those emails or by editing your account profile. By applying to a job, providing your contact information to show interest in a job, or by replying to a message from an employer, you consent to the disclosure of your information to that employer. We also share aggregated information (including location data) about our site visitors and application users with third parties to serve advertisements to you online. We may also aggregate data regarding job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search. This aggregated data does not identify users individually, and may be made available to employers or fellow job seekers or community members. If we create a co-branded site with another company, information will be retained by both companies and subject to the privacy policies of both companies which will be published on the co-branded sites.
When you create or post a resume, we store it in our resume and profile database in the United States. You may control the status of your resume by setting it to visible, limited, or private. Visible and limited resumes can be viewed by anyone with access to our resume and profile database. We cannot control the retention, use or privacy of resumes that have been viewed or downloaded by others. Private resumes will not be visible in our resume and profile database, but information we acquire about you from a public website may be visible. You may still use your private resume to apply online to a job. If you do, your resume will be transferred to the relevant employer, who may retain a copy of your resume or distribute it to third parties. We attempt to limit access to our resume and profile database to legitimate users, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We cannot control the use made of resumes by third parties who access the database. Once your resume has been disclosed, we are not able to retrieve it from the third parties who accessed it. You may remove your resume and profile from our database at any time. If you do not have an account with us, we may require you to provide us with information about yourself so we can locate your profile and delete it. However anyone who viewed your resume or profile 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 resume or profile. If you provide us with details of a reference, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person is aware that you have forwarded his/her details and has consented in writing for you to do so. Resumes or profiles 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 resume or profile 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 database. How We Store Information
Because managing your career is a life-long process, we retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make repeat use of our sites more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal information as described below. You may access, review, correct, update, change or delete your resume or profile at any time. Sign in to your account, go to your resume or profile, and make the desired changes. If you do not have an account, please contact us. Access to or correction, update, or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by us if it would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you wish to delete your account 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. We will respond to information access requests without undue delay of receipt and in any event within 30 days. If we require additional time to provide access to your information, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within 30 days and promptly supplement our response within the time period required by applicable law. If you do not sign in to your account or interact with our services, including continuing to receive emails from us, for a significant period of time, your account will expire and be scheduled for removal from our site. Expired accounts are deleted on a periodic basis. Our current expiration period is approximately 36 months; we may extend or reduce this period in order to adjust to changing hiring patterns. If your account contains a resume, you will receive an email from us before we delete your resume in this manner. Security
You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret. We takes appropriate measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You can find additional information on conducting a safe job search in our Security Centre. You should be aware that resumes and profiles may be monitored by your current employer. When you place an order online, your credit card information is encrypted with industry standard encryption.