Careers Out There (“COT”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors and subscribers to our website (the “Site”), subscribers to our electronic newsletters, and those providing their contact information. Please read the below description of the types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit the Site, how we collect it, how we use it, how we safeguard it, and with whom we may share it.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW DO WE COLLECT IT?
We and our third party service providers (“Contractors” which include companies such as AWeber for our electronic newsletters, Google Analytics for site analytics, HostGator for web hosting) may collect certain information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to the Site (“Collected Information”), including your name, company, email address, postal address, phone number, subscription level and credit card information. For example, we collect information from you when you register on our site, purchase something from our Site or subscribe to our newsletter. When ordering or registering on our Site, as appropriate, you may be asked to provide the information mentioned above. You are under no obligation to provide us with personally identifiable information, but without it we may not be able to provide you the products or services you request. In addition, we and our Contractors may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made.
As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Site may collect certain data that will be included in “Collected Information”. This Collected Information may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, your internet service provider (ISP such as AOL, Comcast, Time Warner), your browser accessing the Site (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer), specific pages that you access on the Site or prior to or after visiting the Site, and the length of time you spend at the Site.
The information we collect through “cookies” will also be included in Collected Information. Our Site may send one or more cookies to your computer to improve the utility of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. You can choose to set your browser or internet security program to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, you may not be able to access the full functionality of our Site or other websites if you’ve disabled cookies.
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HOW WILL WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US?
We and our Contractors may use Collected Information to help administer, analyze and improve the Site, Site traffic and usage patterns, as well as content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, to send you our electronic newsletters, promotional materials (including targeted advertising), and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries, supporting our continuing efforts to offer users the information and services we think they want most.
We are strongly opposed to spam (unauthorized commercial email delivery). If you have signed up to receive our electronic newsletters and later wish to opt-out from receiving further emails, you may make this change at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in our newsletters. Here is a link to the anti-spam policy for the Contractor that collects and distributes our newsletters: http://www.aweber.com/antispam.htm.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. However, we may share Collected Information with certain of our Contractors (such as our web hosting provider) in order to provide the Site to you. We may also share Collected Information with some of our business and marketing partners in furthering our mission as an organization or in delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you. We and our Contractors may also produce reports on Site traffic, usage patterns, and similar data generated from Collected Information, and we may share these reports with our business and marketing partners and others. When we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety, we may release your information.
If all or part of COT is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer Collected Information to such entity as part of that transaction.
HOW DO WE PROTECT INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU?
We have put in place security measures to safeguard the storage and communication of Collected Information. These security measures include: password protected directories and databases to safeguard your information, SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to ensure that your information is fully encrypted and sent across the Internet securely, as well as the much-trusted PayPal to handle financial transactions so that your financial information is securely stored and encrypted by them (https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-safety-and-security). After a transaction, your financial information will not be stored on our servers.
We provide areas within the Site that allow users to post comments and other materials. These interactive areas are intended to enhance the user experience and build a healthy community around the products and services available through the Site. COT is not liable for information posted in interactive areas of the Site. Information you voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might be accessed, collected and used by third parties other than COT or our Contractors.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
Our Site as well as COT products and services are created for people who are over the age of 13.
LOCATION OF THIS SITE
This Site is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our Contractors may, in our effort to provide the Site, store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries.
Those who access or use the Site from jurisdictions outside the United States do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use personal information about you outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store personal information about you in the United States or elsewhere. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States or other non-European countries from which you may access our Site may not be as stringent as that under European Union privacy standards or the privacy laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.
This policy was last modified on 12/5/12.