THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
A. Anonymous Information. You can always browse the Public Site and search for posted positions without providing any personally identifiable information to HigherEdJobs.com. We gather general information about the number of users browsing the Web Site, the number of users who view certain posted positions, and how users navigate through our Web Site. This information is collected anonymously and only in the aggregate. We use this information to provide aggregated statistical feedback to the institutions posting positions on our Web Site, to publicize our Web Site and to further develop our Web Site to maximize the benefits realized by our users.
We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information such as the customer's name. We do obtain the customer's consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. Resume Center. If you register for a personal My HigherEdJobs account, you will have the option of posting a form of your resume on the Restricted Site. We request certain personally identifiable information in order for you to post your resume, such as your name and address, e-mail address and experience working in higher education. We include this information, when and only if you so elect, in a database for institutional and other paying subscribers to search for potential candidates online. In addition, you have the ability to draft a personal resume and cover letter in the resume textbox. There are two primary ways you can use the Resume Center:
- You can create and store your resume on our database, but not allow it to be searched by any institutions of higher education or other employer-subscribers. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a position online, but it will not be searchable through our resume database.
- You can store your resume in our database and allow it to be searched by universities and employers that subscribe for access to our resume database. You may elect to have your personal contact information disclosed to universities and employers searching our database, or not have any personal contact information disclosed. You may remove your resume from our searchable database at any time. However, university and other subscribers who have paid for access to the database may have retained a copy of your resume in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes, nor any information disclosed on your resume or cover letter posted on our Web Site. Please note that once you create a resume online and permit it to be searched, all information contained in your resume and cover letter can be collected and used by our paying subscribers. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties, for which Internet Employment Linkage, Inc. is not responsible.
Our third party advertising partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie [do not tie] the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' personally identifiable information. To learn more about our advertising company's use of clear gifs, please go to DoubleClick.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see "Choice and Opt-out."
E. Job Postings. Persons, whether as individuals or as employees of a business who use the Employer Section or the Single Posting Pages of the Web Site may be asked for their business email addresses, business address and phone, billing information, and a password. Although there is no cost to Job Seekers for using the services on the Web Site, Job Posters will be charged a fee for requested services. We use data collected from Job Posters to provide requested services.
F. Payments By Credit Card. We use an outside bank merchant account to verify credit card data so we can bill and account for products sold to Job Posters. This company does not retain, share, store or use credit card data for any other purposes.
G. Third Party Advertisers. The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by third party ad servers. We share Web site usage information about users with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site.
If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We may also provide your personally identifiable 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 personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
LINKS TO 3RD PARTY SITES
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YOU CAN MODIFY YOUR INFORMATION AT ANY TIME
HigherEdJobs.com allows you to change, correct or remove your personally identifiable information from the Web Site at any time. To do so, simply log into your My HigherEdJobs account, go to your account profile, and you will find options for editing the information you have submitted. 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.
You may also opt-out of any communication by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at email@example.com. In order to keep information fresh and pertinent, your account on the restricted site (My HigherEdJobs) will be deleted after six (6) months of non-use. In addition, our Web Site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. Users may change this information any time and as often as necessary. HigherEdJobs.com does reserve the right to send a one-time registration confirmation e-mail, and infrequent service messages to its customers to inform them of specific changes to HigherEdJobs.com's services or special alerts, regardless of email contact opt-in status. Examples of such a special alert message, to the email address you supplied, would be notification of the impending closing of an account that is believed to be abandoned or the addition of important new features to an existing service.
Job Posters may update their account information and manage their job postings by logging into their account through the Post a Job section of our Web site.
SECURITY MEASURES ARE IN PLACE
This Web Site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information contained on our Web Site. During the subscription or registration process, you will have the option to provide a password for your account. We authenticate your access to our Web Site through your use of your user ID and password, and protect your information with firewall protections. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Particularly sensitive information, such as a college or university's credit card number collected for a commerce transaction, is encrypted prior to transmission using a Blowfish Encryption Algorithm and purged upon receipt. See www.schneier.com/blowfish.html for more information on the protections provided by this encryption. Please be advised that you are ultimately responsible for the security of your HigherEdJobs.com user ID and password. Please take care to store your HigherEdJobs.com user ID separately from your account password, or better yet, choose a password that you do not need to write down at all.
We do not specifically collect information about children, nor do we authorize use of this Web Site by children.
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email prior to the change becoming effective. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personally identifiable information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
THANK YOU FOR USING HIGHEREDJOBS.COM.
Last Updated: 2/19/2014