This document is part of the Agreement that you must agree to in order to join Apply.co as a User. It uses definitions from the User Agreement where applicable.
Personal Information We Collect
Our service involves connecting Candidates interested in employment opportunities with Employers and Recruiters able to provide those opportunities. Part of the employment process may involve a transfer of personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, and phone number ("Personal Information"), which we collect to make the overall experience better for all Users.
Access to Information
Apply.co greatly respects your privacy and we do not sell, rent, lend, or trade any of your information to any third parties. To the extent that Apply.co enters into collaborative agreements with other companies to improve the Services on Apply.co, any information of yours relevant to such Services will be provided on a need-to-know basis, and with a full prohibition on further use of that information by said third parties.
There may be genuine extenuating reasons for disclosure of your information. We may need to disclose it:
In general, we always strive to maintain the integrity, safety, and privacy of your data. You can access or remove all your data at any time by visiting your account at Apply.co.
- as required by law;
- when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
- if Apply.co 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 personal information;
- to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.
Apply.co tracks information regarding the usage of different types of Users and Visitors on the Site to improve the experience of our Users. This information does not contain any personal data and it is not intended for use outside the realm of Apply.co.* By using Apply.co you agree that Analytics is covered by "License and Warranty for your Submissions to Apply.co" in the User Agreement.
* The EU classifies ip addresses as personally identifiable information, so in this respect only, we do collect personal information according to the EU's definition
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
While personal information is protected under Section "Access to Information", you agree that Apply.co may use this information to contact you, to provide relevant information about the Services, and to deliver notices, which may regard your account, messages you have received, password reset instructions, account activation / hibernation / deletion notifications, and other purposes. If you wish to change your contact preferences, you may contact us directly or you may find such preferences are changeable from your Account page on Apply.co.
Apply.co, as with thousands of other websites across the internet, may place some small text files on a User or Visitor's hard drive called "cookies", which may come as "session cookies" that are removed every time the user closes the browser, and "persistent cookies", which remain on the hard drive. Session cookies allow a user to see relevant information given where they have just been on the site and allow Apply.co to track usage information within the site. Persistent cookies may include, for example, a user's login details so that user does not have to log in every time they visit the site. They also facilitate some of Apply.co's advanced analytics. Apply.co restricts its cookies to activities within the realm of Apply.co; it does not track any Visitor or User's browsing data outside of Apply.co itself.
There may be cases where cookies are used that belong to a third party, such as showing a User or Visitor related products by an affiliated company. Apply.co will never supply such third parties with any User or Visitor's personal information.
NO GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY
Using the internet, and sending information back and forth from the internet, there is always the risk that data can become lost, stolen, infected, and so on. We at Apply.co are deeply committed to running a secure service that respects you and the integrity and privacy of your information, but we are unable to guarantee or provide any warranty, direct or indirect, in terms of the integrity and privacy of any data once it is submitted by you. As with every other website that uses personal data irrespective, you must judge and determine what level of disclosure is right for you, and whether you remain eligible to be a User of the Services.
We have worked very hard to build Apply.co and we have loved every minute of it. We hope you enjoy using Apply.co.
Apply.co inc., Washington DC, USA, December 15, 2010.