Being part of ICareer means sharing information about yourself with other professionals, communicating with them, as well as working privately on your own. By default, your account is set up to share the information that we have found the vast majority of our Users are interested in sharing. But the amount and type of information you decide to share, and with whom you share it, is up to you.
Here are the three main types of information on ICareer:
Information about yourself that you share. This is the information that your connections, other professionals, and companies see about you. This includes your profile and your contributions to discussions on ICareer Groups, Answers, or other community features ICareer may offer such as “Profile Stats” which, if you choose to opt-in, can show you who viewed your profile (and will show others when you visited their profiles). You have control over what you share, and you can update information at any time.
Communication. We help you communicate with connections and other professionals. Some of this is one-to-one, some of it is in groups, and some of it is public discussion. You decide how much or how little you wish to communicate to individuals or groups.
Private activity. We also provide tools that you can use privately on ICareer (for example, searching, or adding notes to your connections information.) These actions and information are private and we don’t share or distribute them to others on the website.
Of course, maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent, except as described in this policy or as required by law.
- We do not share any information you have not chosen to display on your ICareer profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ICareer, its Users, and the public.
- All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.
- Information collected by ICareer.
- How ICareer uses your information.
- Your information choices.
- Your obligations as a User.
- Important information regarding service eligibility and US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor certification.
- How to contact us.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: name, email address, country, and password. Without this minimal amount of information, you cannot create a ICareer account. Like other passwords, you should choose one that is known only by you. ICareer requests other information from you during the registration process, (e.g., gender, location, etc.) that ICareer uses to provide better, more customized services such as language-specific profile pages and updates, better ads, and more valuable career opportunities. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on ICareer, you allow others, including ICareer, to identify you and to allow ICareer to use your information.
- Profile Information:
- Contacts Information:
- Customer Service:
We collect information when you interact with ICareer’s Customer Service in order to accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
- Using the ICareer Site and Applications:
We receive information when you interact with and use the ICareer website, ICareer Applications
In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing the Services to our Users, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information (e.g., your industry or geography, career field, or information about your professional or educational background) for the enhancement of your user experience by providing more relevant advertising. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. ICareer does not store unencrypted personally identifiable information in the cookies.
- Advertising and Web Beacons:
To support the Services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we target and serve our own ads and third-party ads both on and off the site using ad networks. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad exchanges, ad technology vendors and research firms.
We target ads to Users based on general profile categories (e.g., “Sales Manager in Dubai”) or on non-personally identifiable information inferred from a User’s profile (e.g., industry, current or former company, school, compensation bracket, gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, or other aspects of your life) in addition to a User’s use of ICareer or their clicking on ICareer ad inventory. ICareer does not provide personally identifiable information to any third party ad network.
We use ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, anonymous ad network tags, and cookies to more effectively serve ads to our Users on and off ICareer through ad networks, as well as to collect anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Because your web browser requests advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
- Log files, IP Addresses and information about your computer and mobile device:
Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the ICareer website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave ICareer. Additionally, advertisers receive the URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on ICareer. ICareer also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing ICareer using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. ICareer may also receive location data passed to it from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have enabled.
- Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You:
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to ICareer. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting our customer service. We will respond to your request within 30 days. Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.
- Data Retention:
ICareer will retain your information for so long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, except in the case of our professional plugin impression data, which we de-identify after 12 months. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.
Uses of personal information
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
- Consent to ICareer Processing Information About You:
- ICareer Communications:
As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on the ICareer website, messages to your ICareer inbox, or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information.
You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your setting related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to ICareer customer service through our customer service.
Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from ICareer. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).
- User Communications:
Many communications you initiate through ICareer will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will not list the people to whom you’re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the ICareer website, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another User if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other (follow each other).
- Customized Content:
We use information you provide to us (or to third parties with whom ICareer offers combined services) to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account, we will display the names of new Users who have recently joined your network or recent status updates from your connections.
- Sharing Information with Third Parties:
ICareer takes the privacy of our Users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in this policy. We will also not share other personal information not published to your profile or generated through engagement with other ICareer services (Groups, Answers, Company Pages, etc.) without your explicit consent or to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) unless, disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to: (1) comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a User, individual, or government agency; (4) respond to customer service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ICareer, our Users or the public.
ICareer offers a “public profile” feature that allows Users to publish portions of their ICareer profile to the public internet. This public profile will be crawled by and displayed through search engines when someone searches for your name. Content distributed through ICareer’s sharing features and third party integrations may result in displaying some of your information outside of ICareer. For example, when you post content to a ICareer Group that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on ICareer.
- Polls and Surveys:
Polls and Surveys may be conducted by ICareer, ICareer Users or third parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the ICareer website. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information, such as job title, geography, company size and/or industry. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.
After you complete a poll, you will be given access to the aggregate responses of the poll on a results page. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll.
We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.
We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.
We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Users (for example, you can search for Users with particular expertise or consulting experience, or that you may know from your industry or profession), as well as employment opportunities. ICareer search also allows Users to find jobs, companies, and contributions to the community aspects of the ICareer Services, such as Groups and Answers that will help Users more effectively use ICareer and expand their network. We use information from User profiles, Company Pages, and Answers to inform and refine our search service. And we allow recruiters and service providers only on ICareer to access your contact details if they want to approach you for a career opportunity.
- Advertising and Endorsements on ICareer:
In order to deliver relevant and valuable ads to you and your network, ICareer may use your name and profile photo in connection with social advertising based on content shared on ICareer. This advertising may include the fact that you have recommended or endorsed a product or service on ICareer, followed a company, joined Groups or conversations, established or added content to your profile, etc., and will only be displayed to your ICareer network
- Compliance with Legal Process:
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a ICareer User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if ICareer has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of ICareer, our Users, employees, or others.
- Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of ICareer:
We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of ICareer Corporation, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company. Any third party to which ICareer transfers or sells ICareer’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Your Information Choices
- Accessing and Changing Your Account Information:
You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your ICareer account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the ICareer website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, ICareer may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
- Default Settings:
Because the mission of ICareer is to connect the world’s professionals to enable them to become more productive and successful, we have established what we believe to be reasonable default settings that we have found most professionals desire. Because Users may use and interact with ICareer in a variety of ways, and because those uses may change over time, we designed our settings to provide our users granular control over the information they share. We encourage our Users to review their account settings and adjust them in accordance with their preferences.
- De-activating Your Account:
You can de-activate your account through the ICareer customer service. If you close your ICareer account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if ICareer believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. ICareer may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person’s inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your account, emails or direct messages you send on ICareer to other Users, as well as your contributions to ICareer Answers or Groups, may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. ICareer disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. ICareer does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from ICareer’s publicly viewable database.
- Memorializing Accounts:
If we learn that a User is deceased, we may memorialize the User’s account. In these cases we may restrict profile access, remove messaging functionality, and close an account if we receive a formal request from the User’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as ICareer:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of ICareer and its community of Users.
- You must not provide to ICareer and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
- You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of ICareer.
Children and Minors
Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to use our service.
Using the ICareer Services after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.
This policy covers how we use your personal information. We take your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect your personal information. Any personal information received will only be used to fill your order. We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on ICareer is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the ICareer website. To protect any data you store on our servers, ICareer also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ICareer. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of ICareer are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
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