Effective July 31, 2012
eFinancialCareers, a subsidiary of Dice Holdings, Inc., ("eFinancialCareers," "us," or "we") operates FINS (home page at fins.com), including when FINS is accessed via the Internet, mobile or other device, and applications and sites affiliated with FINS (collectively, the "Online Services").
Our Online Services are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
"Personal Information" is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address and credit or debit card number.
Personal Information You Submit
We collect Personal Information when you submit it to us, including but not limited to when you register for or subscribe to certain products or services, create a profile, participate in a sweepstakes or contest, take a survey, use an interactive feature (such as Email this job), or participate in a forum.
Personal Information We Receive from Third Parties
We may receive Personal Information about you from third parties, including, for example, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications. For example, if you access an Online Service through a third party connection or log-in, such as Facebook Connect, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to us. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account, any information you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.
"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as browser information, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, and aggregated information. We may combine Other Information with your Personal Information, and when we do, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Other Information You Submit
We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your gender, education, occupation, financial information (such as your income range), interests, photos, connections, and comments.
Other Information We Receive from Third Parties
We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.
Other Information We Collect Automatically When You are Online
Third parties that support our Online Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect Other Information. We may not control these third-party technologies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising on our Online Services, see the section on delivering advertising below.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies).
Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through our Online Services.
3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.
To improve the quality of our products and services, we may combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of other products, services and websites, or information from third parties.
To provide and manage our services. We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our products and services and features to you, including: to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve services and features, to personalize your experience to allow you to comment on content, participate in online games, contests, promotions or rewards programs, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. Our Online Services use the information we collect in site-specific ways.
- FINS Resume Database. FINS (fins.com) offers you the opportunity to create an online profile and store it in our database. When you create a profile on our system, you can choose one of the following options: (a) you can designate your profile as "Private" which means that your profile will not be shared with employers or recruiters unless you apply directly for a job, or (b) you can designate your profile as "Searchable" which means you allow your profile, including your name and contact information, to be searchable and viewable by employers or recruiters or (c) you can designate your profile as “Confidential” which means your profile is searchable, but your contact information will not be viewable by employers or recruiters. IF YOU ELECT TO MAKE YOUR PROFILE SEARCHABLE, ALL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION) THAT YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR PROFILE MAY BE VIEWED BY RECRUITERS AND EMPLOYERS. YOU SHOULD NOT ENTER ANY INFORMATION IN THE BODY OF YOUR PROFILE THAT YOU WISH TO REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL. We do not screen the credentials of employers or recruiters before allowing them to conduct searches in our database. eFinancialCareers is not responsible for the retention, use or privacy practices of that employer or recruiter after it has received your information. You may remove your resume from our searchable database at any time. However, third parties who accessed the database or obtained a copy of your resume may have retained a copy of your resume in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of resumes in these instances.
- FINS Job Alerts. FINS offers you the opportunity to sign up for job match alerts. These matches are generated by comparing a user's profile to our job database using our matching software. If you would like to review, change or delete your resume or job match alert, you can do so by signing in here and following directions to edit.
To deliver relevant content and recommendations. To make your experience more interesting and personalized, we may use any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in delivering content on our Online Services.
To find out more about third-party online advertising and to opt out of this type of advertising, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or www.aboutads.info.
To contact you. eFinancialCareers may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your account. To help make these promotional materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you promotional materials. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from us, you can change your setting through the appropriate link on the FINS page or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are registered with or subscribed to our products and services. We may also use your email address to respond to inquiries or requests you make to us.
4. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Information Made Public Through Use of Our Services and User Privacy Settings
Certain features on our Online Services give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include forums, message boards, chats, email the editor, creating community profiles, and rating, tagging and commenting on articles. When you use these features, you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, location and email address, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to our Online Services. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.
Our Disclosure of Information
We also share your Personal Information:
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing Our Services. We may make your Personal Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide our products and services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing payments; fulfilling orders; delivering subscriptions; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads. These outside service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to us.
To permit third parties to send you promotional materials. If you subscribe solely to FINS, we will not sell, rent, or share your Personal Information with third parties for such parties' own marketing purposes, unless you choose in advance to have your Personal Information shared for this purpose. To protect the rights of eFinancialCareers and our users. There may be instances when we may disclose your Personal Information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of eFinancialCareers, our affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the our products and services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process, including laws outside your country of residence; or (v) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If eFinancialCareers sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, we may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Cross-Border Transfer. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our products and services, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.
Linked Websites. Our Online Services may also be linked to third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games or applications developed and maintained by third parties. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with an eFinancialCareers logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. For example:
The commenting tool for fins.com is provided by a third party online comment system called Disqus. Disqus is a third party application that allows visitors to post comments on fins.com and connect those and other comments across multiple websites. You may use your Disqus or certain select social media accounts to log-in and post comments on fins.com. When you log in and post a comment on these websites, Disqus may collect information about your visit to this and other Disqus partner sites, including information that you post and your IP address. If you register with and use Disqus, Disqus may collect and use additional information from and about you.
We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
7. HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
You can access or modify your registration or subscription information and modify your preferences by contacting Most registered members of FINS may update their account information and marketing preferences by visiting My Account. You may also contact FINS Customer Service at email@example.com or 1-877-FINS-450.
Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, customers of the Website who are residents of California are permitted to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
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