is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to
provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets
forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices
that apply to the GermanyJobSearch.com Web Site and does not apply to information
we collect in any other fashion.
Your data will be stored and processed in whole
or in part in the United States. The information we gather on the
GermanyJobSearch.com.com may be shared within the GermanyJobSearch.com-affiliated companies
on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the products and services
we offer to employers such as searches for job seekers or in order
to undertake analysis of our database such as aggregate profiling
of our registered users. "Affiliated companies" means entities that
control, are controlled by or are under common control with GermanyJobSearch.com.
The GermanyJobSearch.com Site contain links to other Web sites
over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy
policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to
link from our Site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies
of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect,
use and share your information.
Collection and Use of Information by GermanyJobSearch.com
In some areas of the GermanyJobSearch.com Site we request
or may request that you provide personal information, including
your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number credit card
number, social security number, contact information, billing information
and any other information from which your identity is discernible.
In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information
that is not unique to you such as your ZIP or PIN code, age, preferences,
gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect
a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas
on the GermanyJobSearch.com Site where we collect personal or combined personal
and demographic data are pages where you can register on the site,
create a profile or account, sign up to use a service, post a profile, enter a contest or purchase a product.
We also gather or may gather certain information
about your use of the GermanyJobSearch.com Site, such as what areas you visit
and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about
your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected
by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site
addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.
We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide
descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or life style
information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you
furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you
are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance
with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement.
For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining
your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications
about particular products or services.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell
a friend about the GermanyJobSearch.com Site or refer a job posting to a friend,
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 GermanyJobSearch.com Sites or view the job posting.
Our Use of Your Information
We use the information we gather on the GermanyJobSearch.com
Site whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for
the purpose of operating and improving the GermanyJobSearch.com Site, fostering
a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services
that we offer.
If you have provided consent for us to do so, we
may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products
or services available from us or our affiliated companies.
We may use your contact information in order to
send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the
GermanyJobSearch.com Site, to contact you about your opinion of current products
and services or potential new products and services that may be
offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions
and information on new GermanyJobSearch.com opportunities and additional job
postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency
of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have
In addition, you may receive free informational
newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest
to you, such as advice.
We have areas on the GermanyJobSearch.com.com where you can
submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes
our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories)
for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.
Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal
Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information to
third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information
or information about your use of GermanyJobSearch.com.com (such as the areas
you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below.
- We disclose
information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure.
For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information
about the opportunities, products or services of third parties
at the time you register for a GermanyJobSearch.com.com account, we supply
your contact information to third parties such as employers, recruiters,
data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending
you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We use data we
have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have
expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the
opportunities, products or services of a particular third-party.
- We disclose information to companies and individuals
we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include
hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance,
processing credit card payments, and providing customer service.
These companies and individuals will have access to your personal
information as necessary to perform their functions, but they
may not share that information with any other third party.
- We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested
to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith
that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements
or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property
or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national
security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
- We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires
all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition
is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial
portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the
subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary,
we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise
dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy
court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion
of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent
notice posted on the GermanyJobSearch.com Site.
We also share
aggregated anonymous information about visitors to GermanyJobSearch.com (for
example, the number of visitors) with its clients, partners and
other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors
to the GermanyJobSearch.com Site and how those visitors use the GermanyJobSearch.com
Site. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding
job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information
relevant to the job search or competition among Seekers for any
such job. Such data may be made available to employers or fellow
We supply technology,
hosting and related services to other leading companies to power
areas on their Web sites (sometimes referred to as "Hosted
Sites"). Personal and/or demographic information supplied
by you in Hosted Sites becomes part of the GermanyJobSearch.com database,
but it is not accessible by anyone other than you, GermanyJobSearch.com and
the company concerned without your consent. If you attempt to register
with GermanyJobSearch.com after registering with a Hosted Site, GermanyJobSearch.com
will recognize your information and you will be able to use the
information you provided to the Hosted Site in your GermanyJobSearch.com
gathered on a page in a Hosted Career Site or on a co-branded page
(such as that of a contest co-sponsored by GermanyJobSearch and another
company), may become the property of the other company or of both
us and the other company. In that instance, the use of such information
company. We are not responsible for that company's use of your personal
or demographic information.
If you apply
for a position on GermanyJobSearch or through a Hosted Career Site, you
may be asked to provide information on your gender, race or other
protected status where permitted by applicable law. Some employers
are required by law to gather this information from job applicants
for reporting and record-keeping requirements. You should understand
that if provided, this information will be used by employers only
in accordance with applicable law and will not be used in making
any negative employment decisions. All information provided will
be kept separate from your expression of interest in any job opportunity.
Providing this information is strictly voluntary and you will not
be subject to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not
to provide this information.
Information on Resumes and Profiles
is a career site, we give you three options regarding the accessibility
of your resume:
- You can store
your resume in our database, but not allow it to be searchable
by potential employers. Not allowing your resume to be searchable
means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but employers
and recruiters will not have access to search it through our resume
- If you allow
your resume to be searchable without making it confidential and
hiding your contact information, then all parties with access
to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) will have
access to your resume.
- If you have a confidential resume, but apply
to a job posting on GermanyJobSearch,
the employer to whom you send your resume will be able to view
your contact information.
We attempt to
limit access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof)
only to paying employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters,
and human resource professionals, as well as law enforcement and
national security agencies, but cannot guarantee that other parties
will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for
the use made of resumes by third parties who access such resumes
while they are in our searchable database. However, the portions
of your searchable resume (not your contact information) that are
automatically made public in your GermanyJobSearch profile are accessible
to anyone who uses the GermanyJobSearch site. You may remove your resume
on GermanyJobSearch or delete your profile on GermanyJobSearch at anytime, but,
employers, recruiters and others who have paid for access to the
GermanyJobSearch resume database or to obtain a copy of that database
or have paid for access to the GermanyJobSearch site, as well as parties
who have otherwise gained access may have retained a copy of your
resume or profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible
for the retention, use or privacy of resumes or profiles in these
Public Areas of GermanyJobSearch.com
that if you post any of your personal information in public areas
of GermanyJobSearch.com.com, such as in online forums or chat rooms, or in the
GermanyJobSearch.com.com searchable database, such information may be
collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are
not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you
post or otherwise make available in public areas of GermanyJobSearch.com.com.
We use "cookies" to help personalize and maximize
your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that
is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not
used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies
are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a
Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature
to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server
that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize
GermanyJobSearch.com pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall
your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences).
results and a more personalized site experience. When you return to
GermanyJobSearch.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved,
so you can easily use the features that you customized. We also use
cookies to track click streams and for load balancing.
have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to
decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able
to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is
tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual
basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder
performance and negatively impact your experience on GermanyJobSearch.com.
Use of Web Beacons
GermanyJobSearch.com.com web pages may contain electronic images known as
Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to
count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded
services. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable
information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics
about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set
of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page
view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered
ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting
to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept
or decline cookies on an individual basis.
Access to and Modification of Your Information
You may review, correct, update or change your GermanyJobSearch.com.com account,
profile or at any time. From your account you may also opt out of
receiving newsletters and certain other information from GermanyJobSearch.com..
We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you
in an effort to make your repeat use of GermanyJobSearch.com more efficient,
practical, and relevant. Of course, you can delete your information from
GermanyJobSearch.com's database, close your GermanyJobSearch.com account at any
time, delete your GermanyJobSearch.com profile, in which event we will remove
all our copies of your GermanyJobSearch.com account
information, except for an archival copy which is not accessible
on the Internet.
Security of the Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational
measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental
loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure.
However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will
never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information
for improper purposes.
When you place an order online at GermanyJobSearch.com, your credit card
information is protected through the use of encryption, such as
the Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. SSL makes it difficult
for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen while
being transmitted. We use a service company to process its credit
The GermanyJobSearch.com.com is not intended for children under 13 years
of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children
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We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for GermanyJobSearch.com,
we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web
site so that you will always know what information we gather, how
we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.
Update effective January 1, 2005.