Adicio, Inc. and CareerCast.com are committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the CareerCast.com Site and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.
Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. The information we gather on the CareerCast.com Site may be shared within the Adicio-affiliated companies on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the products and services we offer to employers such as searches for job seekers or in order to undertake analysis of our database such as aggregate profiling of our registered users. "Affiliated companies" means entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with Adicio, Inc.
The CareerCast.com Site contains links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
Collection and Use of Information by CareerCast.com
In some areas of CareerCast.com we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number credit card number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the CareerCast.com Site where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open an account, create a profile, sign up to use a service, post a resume or profile, enter a contest or purchase a product.
We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of CareerCast.com, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.
We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or life style information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the CareerCast.com Site or refer a job posting to a friend, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the CareerCast.com Site or view the job posting. We do not store this information.
Our Use of Your Information
We use the information we gather on CareerCast.com, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the CareerCast.com Site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our affiliated companies.
We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the CareerCast.com Site, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information on new CareerCast.com opportunities and additional job postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.
In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, such as career management advice.
We have areas on the CareerCast.com Site where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.
Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of CareerCast.com (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below:
1. We disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties at the time you register for an account, we supply your contact information to third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third-party.
2. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
3. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
4. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the CareerCast.com Site.
If you have a CareerCast.com profile, other users or members of CareerCast.com may access your profile, however, they will not have access to your contact information and your contact information is not displayed in any CareerCast.com profile.
Other Uses of Information
We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to CareerCast.com (for example, the number of new profiles created) with its clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the CareerCast.com Site and how those visitors use the CareerCast.com Site. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search or competition among Seekers for any such job. Such data may be made available to employers or fellow job seekers.
We supply technology, hosting and related services to other leading companies to power recruitment areas on their Web sites (sometimes referred to as "Hosted Career Sites"). Personal and/or demographic information supplied by you in Hosted Career Sites becomes part of the CareerCast.com database, but it is not accessible by anyone other than you, CareerCast.com and the company concerned without your consent. If you attempt to register with CareerCast.com after registering with a Hosted Career Site, CareerCast.com will recognize your information and you will be able to use the information you provided to the Hosted Career Site in your CareerCast.com account registration.
If you apply for a position on CareerCast.com or through a Hosted Career Site, you may be asked to provide information on your gender, race or other protected status where permitted by applicable law. Some employers are required by law to gather this information from job applicants for reporting and record-keeping requirements. You should understand that if provided, this information will be used by employers only in accordance with applicable law and will not be used in making any negative employment decisions. All information provided will be kept separate from your expression of interest in any job opportunity. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and you will not be subject to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not to provide this information.
Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles
Since CareerCast.com is a career site, we give you three options regarding the accessibility of your resume:
1. You can store your resume in our database, but not allow it to be searchable by potential employers. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but employers and recruiters will not have access to search it through our resume database product.
2. If you allow your resume to be searchable without making it confidential and hiding your contact information, then all parties with access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) will have access to your resume.
3. If you have a confidential resume, but apply to a job posting on CareerCast.com, the employer to whom you send your resume will be able to view your contact information.
In addition, portions of your searchable resume (but not your contact information) may be made public in your CareerCast.com profile.
We attempt to limit access to our searchable resume database only to paying employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters, and human resource professionals, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for the use made of resumes by third parties who access such resumes while they are in our searchable database. However, the portions of your searchable resume (not your contact information) that are automatically made public in your CareerCast.com profile are accessible to anyone who uses the CareerCast.com profile service. You may remove your resume from CareerCast.com or delete your profile on CareerCast.com at anytime, but, employers, recruiters and others who have paid for access to the CareerCast.com resume database or to obtain a copy of that database or have paid for access to the CareerCast.com services, as well as parties who have otherwise gained access may have retained a copy of your resume or CareerCast.com profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of resumes or profiles in these instances.
Posting to Public Areas of CareerCast.com
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of CareerCast.com, such as in online forums, blogs, chat rooms, or in the CareerCast.com searchable resume database, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of CareerCast.com.
Widgets support functions that require that you disclose certain personal information given the user's choice of participation. This information is collected in many different ways such as: forms, surveys, contests, forums, subscribing or unsubscribing to mailings and correcting or updating personal information and are only used for the purpose in which they were collected. Forms which require sensitive information such as financial information (credit card) to process purchases for products or services are SSL encrypted to protect your sensitive information.
Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Google AdSense, our advertising partner. We share Web site usage information about users with a reputable third party Google AdSense for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site.
You may opt-out of the use of this cookie by visiting Google’s Advertising and Privacy page: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
We use "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personal information you submit while on our site. You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on CareerCast.com.
Use of Web Beacons
CareerCast.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver services. Web beacons are not used to access your personal information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
Access to and Modification of Your Information
Upon request and within 30 days, CareerCast.com will grant individuals reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them. In addition, CareerCast.com will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to change your personal information gathered on the Site. You may review, correct, update or change your account or profile information at any time. From your CareerCast.com account you may also opt out of receiving newsletters and certain other information from CareerCast.com.
To change your CareerCast.com account information, simply log into your account, go to your Account Profile, review your account information and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided. Click here to access your Account Profile page.
To change your CareerCast.com profile, simply log into your account, click edit inside your Profile or choose a link under Manage Your Profile. To change your CareerCast.com billing account information, simply log into your account and choose a link under Manage Your Account. If you opted to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from CareerCast.com or third parties at the time you created an account, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by editing your Account Profile as described above. If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by editing your Account Profile as well.
We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of CareerCast.com more efficient, practical, and relevant. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Of course, you can delete your resume, profile, and your CareerCast.com account, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume from CareerCast.com, your account and profile information, except for an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet.
Security of the Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
When you place an order online at CareerCast.com, your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. SSL makes it difficult for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen while being transmitted. We use a service company to process its credit card transactions. For further information on this company's privacy and security practices, please click here.
The CareerCast.com Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
Third Party Seal and Dispute Resolution
CareerCast.com and Adicio, Inc. complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union member countries. CareerCast.com and Adicio, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view CareerCast.com and Adicio, Inc’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for CareerCast.com and Adicio, Inc., we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site or notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) prior to the change becoming effective, so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.
If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.
CareerCast.com is the name under which Adicio, Inc., a California corporation with its principal place of business at 2382 Faraday Avenue Suite 350 Carlsbad, California 92008, does business. Adicio, Inc. is the legal entity, which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the CareerCast.com Site.
Thank you for using CareerCast.com.
Update Effective September 27, 2012