Your privacy is important to us.
Advertisements and other content displayed or transmitted to you (e.g., on or through the Web Site) may be customized to your interests and preferences, based on your Personal Information and Web Site Usage Information (each term as defined in greater detail below), including, but not limited to, non-personally identifying information, which we may obtain from you or from other sources.
We collect certain Personal Information from you, depending on what kind of user you are (e.g., whether you are an employer or an applicant). We also may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit our Web Site. “Personal Information” includes, for example, your name; home and/or business address; e-mail address or wireless e-mail address; telephone and/or fax number; credit card and other payment information; demographic information, educational and employment information; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.
What Information is Collected on this Web Site?
We collect Personal Information from consumers, for example, through such users’ activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our Web Site. Such information is collected, for example, when users register or subscribe for accounts or features on our Web Site, enter into online transactions, submit a resume to the Web Site, contribute to a chat room, job posting board, list serve, blog or other open forum that we may make available on our Web Site, submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, sign up for our newsletter, send us an e-mail, submit a testimonial, or in any other way submit Personal Information to us.
Web Site Usage Information
We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Web Sites and what you look at and purchase. They may store your username and/or password. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Web Sites to other information about you, including your Personal Information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Web Sites. Most Web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web Sites or certain areas or features of the Web Sites.
We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “Web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Web Sites and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a Web page or message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.
IP Address and Clickstream Data
When you visit our Web Site, our server automatically collects data about your IP Address, which is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. When you request pages from our Web Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us; the pages you visit on this Web Site; the Web site you visit after this Web Site; the ads you see and/or click on; and other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using. We use this information for internal system administration, as well as to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may also link this information with your Personal Information.
Any or all of these activities with regard to Web Site Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.
How is Personal Information used?
We will use the Personal Information you provide to us, for example, to respond to your requests and inquiries, and to provide you with our services. We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping. We may also report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Web Site Usage Information, and use such information along with information about you (including, without limitation, Personal Information) obtained from other sources, including third parties.
In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, such as our newsletters, mailings and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, information, companies and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you. You may opt out of receiving such emails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you receive.
We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
Do we share Personal Information and Web Site Usage information with others?
When you contribute information or content (including, for example, a resume or a testimonial) to a public area or feature of our Web Site, such as to a chat room, job posting board or other bulletin board, list serve, blog, wiki or other open forum that we may make available on our Web Site, the information that you submit may be made available to other users of the Web Site or the general public. For this reason, we recommend that you are cautious about the sensitive information you submit to these areas of our Web Site, including your full name, home address, phone number, financial information and other information that would enable other users to locate you.
We may use third-party partners to help operate our Web Site and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this Web Site or for our business (such as Web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, Web-based accounting services, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site, services and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
Legally Compelled Disclosures
We may disclose consumer information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose consumer information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
In the event that we, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
Third-Party Ad Servers
We may use third-party advertising companies, such as Google AdSense, to serve ads when you visit our Web Site. These companies may collect and use your information, and they may do so through cookies and other tracking mechanisms. Any information that these third parties collect via such tracking mechanisms is generally not personally identifiable (unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or e-mail message). We encourage you to read these businesses’ privacy policies if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, see the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer Web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/.
Wireless E-mail Addresses
[If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from Company (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the message itself). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may change your mind at any time by following the instructions to unsubscribe set forth in the message itself. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
Accessing your Information
You may review, correct, update or change the information in your account at any time by logging into your account.
While we will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to this Web Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Web Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.
You may be able to create an account on our Web Site with a username and password. If so, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Web Site by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify us when you desire to cancel your account on this Web Site. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.
We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please contact us using the “Contact Us” feature on the Web Site and provide us with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
Consent to Processing
By providing Personal Information to this Web Site, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories.
Third-Party “Linked-To” Web Sites
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us by using the “Contact Us”feature.
Last Updated: May 7, 2008