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Privacy Policy

Overview
Life Meets Work is committed to respecting the privacy of the users of our website.  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 lifemeetswork.com (the “Site”).

The Site contains links to other websites over which we have no control.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from our Site.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other websites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

Collection of Information by Life Meets Work
In some areas of the Site, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card 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 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 Site where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can register for a forum, apply for a job, search resumes, post a job, sign up to use a service, enter a contest or purchase a product.

We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of the 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 website 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.

Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States.

Our Use of Your Information
We use the information we gather on the Site whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the Site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.

We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the 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 Life Meets Work opportunities.  The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.

We have areas on the Site 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 or ideas for the Site) for marketing purposes or otherwise or to contact you for further information.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We do not disclose your personal information we collect to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the Site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below.

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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 Site.

Uses of Aggregate Information
We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Site with our clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors that use the Site and how those visitors use the Site.  We may aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding job qualifications, schooling, experience level or other information relevant to the job search.

Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles
When using the Job Board portion of the Site, we give you two options regarding the accessibility of your application:

  1. You can store your application (which includes your resume and profile) in our database, and allow it to be searchable by potential employers.  They will have access to the entire record (contact information, profile and resume) when they conduct a search using our resume database product.

OR

  1. You can store your application (which includes your resume and profile) 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 database product.

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 we 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 or who you provide access on an individual basis.  You may remove your resume from the Site or delete your profile at anytime, but employers, recruiters and others who have obtained your resume from you on an individual basis or paid for access to the Site’s resume database or paid to obtain a copy of that database, 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 instances.

Posting to Public Areas of the Site
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of the Site, such as in online forums, or in the Site’s searchable resume 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 the Site.

Use of Cookies
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.
 
One of 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 register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences).  Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience.  When you return to the Site, 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.

You may 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 the Site.

Use of Web Beacons
The Site 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 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 Inf ormation
You may review, correct, update or change your profile or application or account information at any time.  From the registration page, you may also opt out of receiving newsletters and certain other information from Life Meets Work.

To change your account information, log on as a registered user on the Job Board or Community page, go to Update Profile, review your account information and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided.

If you opted to receive newsletters, or other communications from Life Meets Work but changed your mind, you may opt-out by editing your registration information as described above.  If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by editing your registration information as well.

We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the Site more efficient, practical, and relevant.  Of course, you can delete your resume from the Site’s database and/or close your Site account at any time, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume from the Site, as well as your 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 on the Site, 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 credit card transactions.  For further information on this company’s privacy and security practices, please click here.

Children
The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for the Site, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the Site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at info@lifemeetswork.com or call us at 1-888-462-5691.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.

Contact Information
Life Meets Work Inc. is an Illinois corporation with its principal place of business at 310 Busse Hwy. #310, Park Ridge, IL 60068.  Life Meets Work Inc. is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the Site.

(Last modified on February 8, 2008)

 

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