HireStrategy respects the privacy of our customers, applicants, and employees and we acknowledge that you have certain rights related to any personal information we collect from you. HireStrategy supports the various national and local privacy laws, and has procedures in place to meet the requirements of those laws.

The following discloses our privacy principles in addition to our practices for gathering, storing, and using your personal data. Unless you provide sufficient personal information, we may be unable to assist you with your staffing or employment requirements.

HireStrategy informs our customers, applicants, and employees about the information we collect, how we use it, and whether it will be transferred to third parties. Where possible, we provide individuals with details prior to their providing information, or as soon thereafter as is practical. HireStrategy’s goal in collecting your personal data is to provide you with the most personalized service possible. By knowing more about you, HireStrategy is able to deliver leading staffing and employment services and, hence, a better service to you.

In general, personal information is requested when you contact us to look for employment. We ask applicants for their names, addresses, and other personal information such as work experience, education, and skills.

The amount of personal information you are required to supply will normally be limited to only that which is necessary to supply our services to you.

Applicants and Employees
When you apply using our electronic application, sign up for our job-search services or electronic timecard submittal, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, or other personal information such as work experience, education, and skills.

Electronic-Timekeeping for Contract Employees
In order to process payroll for our contract employees, HireStrategy may collect personal data such as name, hours, address, and any other personal identification information, including a social security number or tax identification number. This data will be used to process payroll either through HireStrategy operations or an agent of HireStrategy. When collecting timekeeping data electronically or manually, HireStrategy will ensure that its collection and processing meets all privacy requirements.

Links
This Web site contains links to other HireStrategy sites that adhere to the same privacy principles. For links to non-HireStrategy organizations, HireStrategy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Retention of Personal Data
Personal data that is collected from you will be retained or destroyed according to company requirements and/or local laws.

Whom We Share It with
HireStrategy holds its employees, agents, and suppliers accountable for maintaining the trust our applicants, employees, and customers place in us. We educate our employees and periodically verify our compliance with our privacy and security policies. HireStrategy does not sell or trade personal data to third parties. We will disclose personal information when required by law.

In order to provide our services, personal data you give us may be shared with other HireStrategy operations that are governed by the same privacy principles and security practices.

Only with your permission and advance knowledge will HireStrategy send the personal data of our applicants to HireStrategy employer organizations who are acting on our behalf to provide you an employment opportunity.

HireStrategy may also collect and report demographic data, (e.g. what percentage of our employees are college graduates) to customers, marketing companies, or as required by law. If we do collect and report this demographic information, we remove any unique personally identifiable information (name, address, etc.) that would attach you to this demographic data. This anonymous information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and more precisely determine how to improve our services to you.

Choice: Opt Out/Opt In
HireStrategy offers its customers, applicants, and employees choices about receiving further communications from us, uses of information beyond the purposes for which it was provided, and transferring data to third parties. HireStrategy obtains consent for any information deemed sensitive. Subscribing to HireStrategy’s newsletter requires a double opt-in method to confirm the email address entered. Each newsletter sent will provide the choice to unsubscribe from the HireStrategy mailing list.

The amount of personal information you are required to supply will normally be limited to that which is necessary to supply the services you requested. Each notification tells you how to opt out of receiving future e-mails. At the point where we request personal data about you, our site also gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications. The database is automatically updated when you opt out.

Sensitive Data – Opt In
When hiring employees, HireStrategy may collect the type of data viewed as “sensitive,” such as information required to provide health-care services. This collection of data is either compatible with employment law or is vital to the interests of the HireStrategy employee. In order to comply with statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities or to assist HireStrategy in compiling data for its affirmative action practices, we may also ask you to provide gender or racial information. This provision of this type of information will be voluntary, unless it is required by law, and will not hinder your employment opportunities. When collecting sensitive information, we will ask you to provide your consent to collect, store, and in some cases, transfer this data to third parties including payroll service companies, health insurance organizations, or government agencies as required by law. HireStrategy takes all reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data collected, stored, and used.

Security
HireStrategy takes care to secure personal information given to us by our customers, applicants, and employees. We protect this personal information through various security practices and measures in order to prevent loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access, destruction, or disclosure.

HireStrategy protects the security of the personal information you provide. This information may be stored in manual or electronic systems with limited access in order to protect this information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

How to Contact Us
HireStrategy provides a way to respond to your privacy questions or handle your disputes. We assign ownership of our data privacy practices at the headquarters level to provide open communication and dispute resolution to our customers, applicants, and employees. HireStrategy abides by the “Safe Harbor” framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. We will fully cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission or local data protection authorities when requested to do so.

HireStrategy is working hard to protect your privacy while delivering innovative career development and staffing services. Our privacy principles represent our commitment to ensuring that your personal information is safe and secure. If you believe that HireStrategy has not adhered to these principles and practices contact us and we will work diligently to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

This information was last revised on June 15, 2009.