at HFcareers are committed to protecting our users privacy. Your loyalty as a
job seeker, customer or visitor is important, and we hope that our concerns
"Policy"), demonstrate our commitment to making your experience with HFcareers
an enjoyable and satisfying one. To that end, we offer this statement to inform
our users of how we define, gather and utilize personal information. We reserve
the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter this
policy at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective
immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review this policy periodically.
Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or
Although HFcareers respects the privacy of all those who visit our
Web sites and use our online services, we do collect information from our
interaction with the HFcareers web site and your registration for and use of
HFcareers's online services (collectively, the "Services"). Except as set forth
Use and other published guidelines, we do not release personally
identifiable information about our members and visitors without their
Note that, by using the Services, you signify your agreement to
Services. Your continued use of the Services subsequent to changes to this
Policy will mean that you accept the changes; therefore, please bookmark this
page and review it periodically. If you have any questions regarding this
please e-mail us at Privacy.
A. The information we gather.
HFcareers gathers two types of information about users:
1. Non-personally identifiable information (information that does
not identify a specific individual): When visitors use the Services, we
collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages
were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which links were
"clicked." Collecting such information involves the collection and logging of
IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each user of the
Services. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can
determine from the IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the
geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us
identify the most popular areas of our web site and determine the effectiveness
of our promotional activities. In addition, we may disclose some of this
information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen
and/or clicked through their advertisements.
We collect non-personally identifiable information in part through
the use of "cookies" - that is, small text files placed on your computer's hard
drive - that help us determine the type of content and pages to which you link,
the length of time you spend at any particular area of the Services, and the
Services you choose to use. Cookies also tell us which advertisements you have
seen on our Services, allowing us to continue to provide many of these Services
at little or no cost to you. Essentially, cookies are your identification cards
for the HFcareers computers or servers that placed them there. Cookies are only
read by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or
virus; they will not permit a Web site operator to learn any personally
identifiable information (see below) about you unless you have previously
provided that information to the Web site operator or you have set the
preferences in your browser to provide this information.
Cookies allow HFcareers to serve you better and more efficiently,
and to personalize your experience with the Services - for example, by allowing
us to save your password so that you do not have to reenter it each time you
use the Services. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether
cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do
so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.
Please note that our advertisers and their designees, as well as
other third parties, may collect information about you through cookies or other
technologies when they serve advertisements through the Services or when you
visit their Web site(s). Additionally, the Services contain links to other
third party Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites which may
or may not be owned or operated by or in conjunction with HFcareers. You
acknowledge that we do not monitor or control the information collection or
privacy practices of any third parties, and are not responsible for their
practices or the content of their web sites, including their use of any
information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected
when visitors or Members "click through" links to their sites or view
advertisements served by them. Even though certain information collected by
such third parties might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you
to become familiar with their privacy practices, and to contact such third
parties if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies.
2. Personally identifiable information:
In certain areas of the Services - such as those in which you Announce
Availability, complete a profile, submit your r�sum�, create a new account, or
enter HFcareers-sponsored contests or promotions - we may request that you
provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your
e-mail address, name, zip code, profession, or work experience. We will, in
such situations, seek to identify which informational items are required and
which are optional.
seekers should post profiles and resumes on HFcareers only if they wish such
information to be viewed by HFcareers's customers. At any time, job seekers may
elect that their profile and resume not be searchable by HFcareers's customers
by logging into their account and changing the status of their profile or, if
that is not possible, they may contact HFcareers at Support
and we will make the change for them.
In addition, job seekers may elect to make their profile
searchable by HFcareers customers on a confidential basis only. In this case,
the user's name, contact information and resume will not be displayed to
customers performing searches on HFcareers. If the customer desires to contact
the confidential job seeker regarding an employment opportunity, they will send
an email to the job seeker through the HFcareers system. HFcareers will forward
the email to the seeker's email address. The seeker's email address will not be
provided directly to the customer.
The Services are not available to children under 13 years of age.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children
under 13 years of age.
note that HFcareers cannot control the acts of users of the Services. All
members and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally
identifiable information in a resume or profile or other medium, the
information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited
email from other parties outside HFcareers. In the event that you encounter any
HFcareers user who is improperly collecting or using information about you or
other users, please contact Privacy.
B. How we use (and do not use) the information we gather.
take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the
information we gather. Keep in mind that, while HFcareers encourages all third
parties involved - including but not limited to its advertisers - to adhere to
our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and members and to otherwise
handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not
assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties,
including the manner in which they use information received either from
HFcareers or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third
party associated with, or who claims association with HFcareers, who you feel
is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact
Privacy . We will be happy to forward your message to the third party
or contact the third party on your behalf.
1. How we use (and do not use) non-personally identifiable
information: We use non-personally identifiable information in
aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful Services by performing
statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our
visitors and members, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding
specific areas of the Services. We may provide statistical information based on
this data to advertisers and other current and potential business partners. We
may also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number
of people who have seen and clicked through links to their sites.
2. How we use (and do not use) personally identifiable information:
HFcareers does not sell, re-sell or distribute for re-sale your personally
identifiable information. HFcareers's customers may only use the information
provided in resumes and profiles of job seekers to evaluate seekers'
qualifications for the customer's open job opportunities. Job seekers should be
aware, however, that HFcareers has no way to control how a customer actually
uses the service and how they use the resume and profile information. If you
believe a HFcareers customer is using personally identifiable information
inappropriately, please notify HFcareers at Privacy.
Please note that HFcareers reserves the right to disclose
information submitted by or concerning any visitor or member as we reasonably
feel is necessary to protect our systems or business. Specifically, but without
limitation, we reserve the right to disclose such information when a visitor or
or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of
partaking) in any harmful, infringing or illegal activity, even without a
subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to disclose such information in
response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests,
and as otherwise required by law, as well as in response to allegations of
infringement. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those
who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also
reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement
for investigation or prosecution, or to suspend or terminate your membership in
connection with any suspected illegal or infringing activity. Finally,
HFcareers reserves the right to assign, sell, license, or otherwise transfer to
a third party your personally identifiable information in connection with an
assignment, sale, joint venture, or other transfer or disposition of any
portion or all of HFcareers's or its affiliated entities' assets or stock.
Subject to the foregoing, HFcareers uses your personally
identifying information in several ways:
to customize various aspects of the Services to your preferences;
determine which advertisements or sponsor messages will appear on your screen;
send to you HFcareers solicitations, product announcements, and the like that
we feel may be of interest to you (you may "opt out" of receiving these
materials, as provided below);
send to you certain e-mail messages that are critical to your use of the
Services, such as system status updates or order confirmations (because these
messages contain important information, you may not be able to "opt out" of
receiving such messages);
"pre-populate" forms that are displayed for the purpose of collecting
individual data by HFcareers and/or its sponsors (in no case will
pre-populating a form automatically transfer any data to an advertiser or other
third party - only if you voluntarily request that such data be transferred
will any such transfer take place, e.g., by clicking the "Submit" button); and
may be necessary to support the operation of the Services, such as for billing,
account maintenance, and record-keeping purposes.
In addition to the circumstances described above, HFcareers may
disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties as follows:
When a job seeker posts a profile or resume on HFcareers on a
non-confidential basis, such information will be shared with HFcareers's
customers. (Note that at any time, job seekers may elect that their profile and
resume not be searchable by HFcareers's customers by logging into their account
and changing the status of their profile or they may contact HFcareers at
Support and we will make the change for them.)
a job seeker elects to make his or her profile searchable by HFcareers
customers on a confidential basis only, the user's name, contact information
and resume will not be displayed to customers performing searches on HFcareers.
If the customer desires to contact the confidential job seeker regarding an
employment opportunity, it will send an email to the job seeker through the
HFcareers system. HFcareers will forward the email to the seeker's email
address. The seeker's email address will not be provided directly to the
you "opt in" to receive promotional materials (see below), information you have
made available to HFcareers may be made available to third parties who provide
goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
you provide us with your credit card information, we will not release that
information to third parties unless necessary to complete a transaction between
you and such a third party. Credit card transactions are handled by a
third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and
other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers
and process transactions.
information made available to HFcareers may be made available to our
contractors and consultants, and professional advisors (such as attorneys or
accountants), but only to the extent necessary for them to perform services on
our behalf, and only under a duty of confidentiality.
3. "Opting In": You may choose to "opt in" to receive
promotional materials from HFcareers and/or its affiliates, advertisers, or
other business partners. You will be given the opportunity to "opt in" to
receive such materials at every point at which we collect personally
identifiable information through the Services. You may change your "opt in"
status or "opt out" with respect to such materials at any time by contacting us
at Privacy. You may also contact those
third parties directly.
C. Surveys and Sweepstakes:
Occasionally, HFcareers may conduct surveys in order to better
deliver advertisements and content and to better understand your needs relating
to the Services. We will not share your survey information with any third
party, except in aggregate form. In addition, if and when we sponsor
sweepstakes or other promotions, or third parties sponsor such promotions in
conjunction with us, either we or the third party will post relevant privacy
information in the official rules and/or registration area for the sweepstakes
or promotion. That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with this
Policy, will govern that particular promotion or sweepstakes - please remember
to read it carefully.
D. Deleting or correcting personal information.
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information
removed from HFcareers's database, or would like to correct an error in such
information, please contact us at Privacy,
and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind,
however, that there will be residual information that will remain within
HFcareers databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not
contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will
not be used for commercial purposes; however HFcareers reserves the right, from
time to time, to re-contact former customers or users of HFcareers.