Privacy and Security Policy
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
The TRUSTe Certification covers our collection, use and disclosure of information we collect through our website www.hiringthing.com and our service. The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged HiringThing.
Like most website operators, HiringThing collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HiringThing’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HiringThing’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HiringThing may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
HiringThing also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. HiringThing does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to HiringThing’s websites choose to interact with HiringThing in ways that require HiringThing to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HiringThing gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up for the job listing service at hiringthing.com to provide a username and email address and other information. Those who engage in transactions with HiringThing – by purchasing access to premium services, for example – may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information (such as credit card number and billing zip code) required to process those transactions. In each case, HiringThing collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HiringThing. HiringThing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
HiringThing may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, HiringThing may monitor the most popular job listing sites on the HiringThing.com service, or republish job listings on HiringThing branded portals. HiringThing may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HiringThing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
HiringThing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HiringThing’s behalf or to provide services available at HiringThing’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. HiringThing will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HiringThing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when HiringThing believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HiringThing, third parties or the public at large. If HiringThing is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.
We may also provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
If you are a registered user of a HiringThing website and have supplied your email address, HiringThing may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HiringThing and our products. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can contact us at email@example.com. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), HiringThing takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Information Related to Data Collected on the Behalf of our Clients:
- HiringThing collects information under the direction of its Clients, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes
- We collect information for our Clients, if you are a customer of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please contact the Client that you interact with directly. If you are a Client and would like to update your account please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HiringThing may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the provisions in this Policy regarding notice and choice and the service agreements with our Clients.
HiringThing has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the HiringThing’s Client (the data controller). If the Client requests HiringThing to remove the data, we will respond to their request within 30 days.
HiringThing will retain personal data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Client. HiringThing will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personally-identifying information.
Security Technology and Practices
HiringThing always transmits and stores personal information securely. This prevents potential hackers from “tapping” a data conversation. Your login credentials are encrypted with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256). This level of encryption security is actually stronger than the 128-bit encryption that many US banks use. The data security standards we have in place include auditing, logging, backups, and safe-guarding data. Our servers are housed in datacenters that are ISO 27001 certified, the highest and most current standard for managing systems and data securely. All datacenter facilities are protected by professional security staff utilizing video surveillance, intrusion detection systems and other electronic means. Authorized staff must pass two-factor authentication a minimum of two times to access data center floors.
Our practices are monitored and verified by Verisign and Thawte.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at email@example.com.
User Access and Choice
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove, or deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Links to 3rd Party Sites
Blog / Forum
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, 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 site. HiringThing stores [or does not store] this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email [and tracking the success of our referral program]. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
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