Last revised on 19th January, 2013
Personal Information Collected
We collect Information:
Uses of Personal Information
We use the information you provide to:
We do not Sell, Rent, or Otherwise provide personally identifiable Information to third parties without your consent except where it is necessary to carry out your Instructions (to process your payment information, for example). Also, we may share Information with affiliates to provide the Services. We also provide you with the means to control whether or not your Contact Information is viewable to other Users through your profile.
Please note that in order to fulfill your requests for paid services (e.g., Careerslip Premium Services), we share your payment information with our payment processor.
Your Information Choices
Your Obligations to other Users.
Please note that by becoming a User, you have given us your express and informed consent to transfer the data that you provide to us to the United States and to process it in the United States.
Personal Information you provide will be secured in accordance with Industry Standards and Technology. Since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Careerslip. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, copied, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Unique Password and Account Information, and for controlling access to your Email Communications at all times.
The mission of Careerslip is to connect the world's professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful. We work to fulfill this mission by helping you, your connections, and millions of other professionals meet, exchange ideas, learn, make deals, find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships and groups.
Being part of Careerslip 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 Careerslip:
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 Careerslip Groups, Notes, or other community features Careerslip 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 Careerslip (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:
Please read this policy and send us questions, concerns and suggestions.
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 Careerslip Account. Like other Passwords, you should choose one that is known only by you. Careerslip requests other information from you during the registration process, (e.g., gender, location, skills & qualifications etc.) that Careerslip 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 Careerslip, you allow others, including Careerslip, to identify you and to allow Careerslip to use your Information in accordance with our User Agreement.
In order to connect with others on Careerslip, you may use the Services to send Invitations either to their Careerslip Profiles or Email Addresses of people you know if they have not registered with Careerslip. The Names and Email Addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your Invitations and Reminders as well as to allow Careerslip to help expand your Network. Please note that when you send an Invitation to connect to another User, that User will have access to your Email Address because it is displayed in the invitation. Your Careerslip Connections will also have access to your Email Address. You may not invite anyone you do not know and trust to Connect with you.
We collect Information when you interact with Careerslip's Customer Service in order to accurately categorize and respond to Customer Inquiries and Investigate Breaches of our Terms.
Using the Careerslip Site and Applications
We receive Information when you interact with and use the Careerslip website, Careerslip Applications (e.g. Careerslip for iPhone, Android, etc.), and Careerslip Platform Technology (such as "Share on Careerslip" plugins for publishers). For example, we know when you click on Ads, upload your Address Book, join Groups, participate in Polls, install a Careerslip Mobile Application, Share Articles on Careerslip, etc.
Using Third Party Services and Visiting Third Party Sites
We receive information when you use your Careerslip Account to log in or authenticate to a third-party website or application. Also, if you are logged into Careerslip and visit a third party site that embeds Careerslip professional plugins, like "Share on Careerslip" for web publishers, Careerslip will receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. Careerslip will use this information to personalize the Careerslip-provided functionality, including providing you insights from your Careerslip Network, allowing you to share information with your network, enabling you to use Careerslip functionality off the Careerslip site and serving you more relevant Advertising. Users wishing to disable this personalization may opt-out of this.
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. Careerslip 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., "product managers in Texas") 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 Careerslip or their clicking on Careerslip ad inventory. Careerslip 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 Careerslip 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.
You may opt-out of ads served to you off Careerslip but if you opt-out you may lose certain functionality of the Careerslip Services, as well as the potential benefit of receiving ads that are targeted to your interests which, in turn, may limit your ability to fully realize the benefits of the Careerslip Services to build and leverage your professional network.
Log files, IP Addresses and information about your computer and mobile device
Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the Careerslip website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Careerslip. Additionally, advertisers receive the URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on Careerslip. Careerslip 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 Careerslip using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. Careerslip may also receive location data passed to it from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have enabled. Also, as described above Careerslip receives information when you access web pages containing Careerslip interactive plugins, such as "Share on Careerslip" or "Apply with Careerslip" functionality. You can control the collection and use of this information though. The link between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without your permission, except as described in the Section below.
Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to Careerslip. 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 Careerslip. 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.
Careerslip 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. If you wish to close your Account, you may do so. 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
Consent to Careerslip Processing Information About You
As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Careerslip website, messages to your Careerslip 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 Settings related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by this means.
Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Careerslip. 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).
Many communications you initiate through Careerslip (e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User) 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 Careerslip 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.
We use information you provide to us (or to third parties with whom Careerslip 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
Careerslip 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 Careerslip services (Groups, Notes, 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 Careerslip, our Users or the public.
Careerslip offers a "Public Profile" feature that allows Users to publish portions of their Careerslip profile to the public internet. This public profile will be crawled by and displayed through search engines when someone searches for your name. You may opt-out of this feature by editing your Account Settings; however, Careerslip does not warrant how often third-party search engines will update their caches, which may contain old public profile information.
Content distributed through Careerslip's sharing features and third party integrations may result in displaying some of your information outside of Careerslip. For example, when you post content to a Careerslip Group that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results. Or, if you have bound your Careerslip account to other Public Accounts, you can easily share content into both Careerslip as well as to the Public Account.
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 Careerslip.
Developers using Careerslip Platform Services
We collaborate with and allow Third Parties to use Careerslip's developer platform to offer services and functionality in conjunction with and outside of Careerslip. These Third Parties are either partners ("Careerslip Partners") with whom we have negotiated an agreement to provide Services ("Combined Services"), or developers ("Platform Developers") who have agreed to our developer Terms in order to build Applications ("Platform Applications"). Both the negotiated agreements and our API Terms and Conditions contain restrictions on access, storage and use of your Information.
Also, despite our Agreements and Technical steps taken to restrict access to and avoid possible misuse of information, we may not Screen or Audit all Combined Services or Platform Applications. We also cannot guarantee that any Careerslip Partner or Platform Developer will abide by our Agreement. You agree that your use of Combined Services or Platform Applications is on an "as is" basis and without any Warranty.
If you use any Combined Service or Platform Application, the Careerslip Partner or Platform Developer may access and share certain information about you, such as non-public profile information and information visible only to your connections. This includes information about your connections by virtue of you being connected to others. However, unless you have used a Combined Service or Platform Application, it can only access the information about you that is otherwise visible to other Careerslip Users.
To revoke permission granted to a Combined Service or Platform Application at any time, please visit the settings page. If the relevant Platform Developer or Application, or Careerslip Partner is not listed under Authorized Applications, go directly to the Application Details page for the Platform Application you wish to uninstall. Note, however, that even if you revoke the permission granted a third party, your connections, other members of your network, or other Users of Careerslip may still be using the Platform Application, so the Platform Application or Combined Service may still have access to certain information about you, just as those Users do. To report any suspected misuse of information, contact Careerslip. Careerslip is not responsible for your use of or inability to use any Combined Service or Platform Application, including the content, accuracy, or reliability of Applications and the Privacy Practices or other Policies of Careerslip Partners or Platform Developers.
Polls and Surveys
Polls and Surveys may be conducted by Careerslip, Careerslip Users or Third Parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in Polls and Surveys from the Careerslip 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 Notes in the Poll. Further, Careerslip or Third Parties may follow up with you via InMail regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving InMail messages on individual participations of these Polls and Surveys.
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 Pfulfilling 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. You may opt-out of participating in Surveys by changing your settings to stop receiving these Inquiries and Requests.
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. Careerslip search also allows Users to find jobs, companies, and contributions to the community aspects of the Careerslip Services, such as Groups and Notes that will help Users more effectively use Careerslip and expand their network. We use information from User Profiles and contributions to Groups, Company Pages, and Notes to inform and refine our Search Service.
Notes, Groups, Communities and other Services
If you post on the Notes section of Careerslip, participate in Careerslip Groups, or import a blog, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Users of these forums, as well as Platform Developers and other Third Parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Careerslip is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these Forums. Also, some content in Careerslip Groups may be public and searchable on the internet if the Group owner has opened the group for public discussions. You can delete your posts to Notes and Careerslip Groups at any time. However, please note that ideas you post and information you share may be seen and used by other Users, and Careerslip cannot guarantee that other Users have not made copies of or use the ideas and information that you share with others on Careerslip.
Testimonials and Advertisements Placed through Careerslip Ads Service
If you provide any Testimonials about the Careerslip Services or place Advertisements through the Careerslip Ads, we may post those Testimonials and examples of Advertisements you place in connection with our promotion of these services to Third Parties. Testimonials and Advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.
Advertising and Endorsements on Careerslip
In order to deliver relevant and valuable Ads to you and your Network, Careerslip may use your Name and Profile photo in connection with Social Advertising based on content shared on Careerslip. This Advertising may include the fact that you have recommended or endorsed a Product or Service on Careerslip, followed a Company, joined Groups or conversations, established or added content to your profile, etc., and will only be displayed to your Careerslip Network. You can opt-out of allowing your name and/or profile photo to be used in Social Ads in your Settings.
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 Careerslip User when required by Subpoena or other Legal Process, or if Careerslip 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 Careerslip, our Users, Employees, or others.
Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Careerslip Corporation
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 Careerslip Corporation, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the Company. Any third party to which Careerslip transfers or sells Careerslip'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 Careerslip Account including your Email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your Account on the Careerslip Website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Careerslip may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Because the Mission of Careerslip 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 Careerslip 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.
Careerslip accounts are also defaulted to allow Users to be contacted to participate in Polls, Surveys and Partner Advertising. These Settings can also be changed.
Closing Your Account
You can close your account through the Careerslip Settings. If you close your Careerslip 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 Careerslip 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. Careerslip 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 InMails you send on Careerslip to other Users, as well as your contributions to Careerslip Notes 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. Careerslip 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. Careerslip does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Careerslip's publicly viewable database.
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 Careerslip:
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 Careerslip and its community of Users.
You must not provide to Careerslip 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 Careerslip.
Children and Minors
Children under the age of 18 are not eligible to use our service.
Please note that by becoming a User, you have given us your express and informed consent to transfer the data that you provide to us to any location of our choice and to process it in same.
Please understand that the Resolution of these Complaints only covers information collected through the Website http://careerslip.com/, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from our website like the Careerslip Toolbar or the Firefox or Outlook Plugins.
Using the Careerslip 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.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Careerslip is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Careerslip website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Careerslip 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 Careerslip. 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 Careerslip are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
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