Privacy policy

Privacy policy
Effective from 1st May 2016

This privacy policy applies only to this website (the “Site”). The Site is operated by JobStem Limited ("we", "our", or "us"). We are registered in England & Wales under company number 09946250 and have our registered office at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom. You can contact us using the following email address: help@JobStem.co.uk

We are part of the JobStem group of websites (the "JobStem Group"). JobStem is a global online job board company and operates online job portals to accurately match candidates with companies. To enhance our analysis of our work and ensure that we provide efficient services, we may share information within the JobStem Group.

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time by changing it on the Site. We recommend that you re-visit this privacy policy every so often to check if any changes have been made.

By using the Site you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Collection of Personal Information
We collect personal information from you (for example, name, address, telephone number, email address etc) when you fill in registration forms, submit comments to the Site, participate in message boards, blogs or any other user generated content facilities or send emails to us. We may also extract relevant personal data from other information that you provide, for example, from your CV.  Please do not submit such personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.

We may also collect personal information we’ve found from other websites that display information about you publically. For example, Social Media, your profile on your current employer’s network, any press articles about you or any public listing of your profile.

Collection of Other Information
In addition to personal information, we may collect information about you automatically when you visit the Site.

The collection of information may involve the use of cookies and web beacons. A web beacon is a small graphic image placed on a web page that is designed to allow us to monitor traffic on the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Cookies allows us to identify your computer and find out details about your visit. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, you may not be able to use some of the core features of the site such as logging in, setting up jobs-by-email and saving your preferences.

The information collected by cookies and web beacons is not personally identifiable, it only includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the site and geographical location.

For detailed information about cookies and web beacons used on our site and how to opt out - please read the Cookies Use information below.

Further, we have also implemented Social Plugins from social networks like Facebook so that you can share anything of interest to you with your friends and connections in social networks.

Use of Your Information
By using this Site, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business which includes (without limitation):

administer your account with us;
personalising your visits to the Site to improve the services provided to you;
connecting you to employers;
identify visitors to the Site;
carry out research on users’ demographics;
enhancing your personal profile with information collected from publically available sources;
informing you about the latest changes to the Site, products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting provided that you have indicated that you do not object to being contacted for these purposes;
customer service and support;
communicating (and personalising such communication) with you;
enabling you to share our content with others e.g. using an ‘Email a friend’ or ‘Share this’ functionality;
improve the layout and / or content of the pages of the Site and customise them for users;
conducting market research;
carrying out technical and statistical analysis to measure the performance of our services and the Site; and/or
we may supply personal information about you to selected third parties so that they may contact you with information and offers which may be of interest to you.

You can tell us not to contact you with information regarding our products and services from the JobStem group or to share details with third parties outside the JobStem group so that they can send you information regarding their products and services, either at the point such information is collected on the Site (by checking the relevant box) or, where you do not wish us to continue to use your information in this way, by following the unsubscribe instructions on any communications sent to you. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the Contacting us details below.

Sharing Your Information
As stated above, we are part of the JobStem Group. Information we collect from both public sources and from yourself may be shared with other JobStem Group companies. At all times, the JobStem Group companies will ensure that your information is adequately protected. Each member of the JobStem Group may use and share your personal information as set forth in the prevailing Privacy Policy.  In accordance with the type of services you have registered for, requested, and the functionality you use, we will disclose your personal information for a prospective job.

We may share information about you with suppliers that we engage to help us provide certain services and/or functionality. We will use reasonable endeavours to control and be responsible for the use of your information by such suppliers.  Such suppliers will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions.

We may disclose aggregate statistics about visitors to the Site in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, sponsors and other reputable third parties for other lawful purposes but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws and government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to relevant third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
We take the security of your personal information very seriously and have appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures in place to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure as required by law in England. We have measures in place to review security such as periodically reviewing our security and privacy policy and enhancing them as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to personal information. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we will use reasonable efforts to prevent it.

You should bear in mind that submission over the internet is never entirely secure and therefore security of any information submitted via the site whilst in transit cannot be guaranteed.

If you use a public or shared computer, after each user session, to help ensure others do not access your information it is advisable to close your browser.

Storage of your information
Information that you submit via the Site is sent to and stored on secure severs located in Europe.

Information on the Site may be transferred by us to our other offices and / or third parties mentioned in the circumstances above (see Sharing Your information), which may be situated outside the European Economic Area. By using the Site, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of the European Economic Area (which may not provide the same protection for such information as the European Economic Area provides) in the event that the processing of your information involves such a transfer. Where the countries concerned do not have similar data protection laws we will take reasonable steps to ensure your privacy rights continue to be adequately protected.

Cookie use
A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to your device (e.g.: computer, iPad, smartphone) when you access certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognise your device. They are very common and without cookies many of your online activities would not be possible.

A number of cookies we use will last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the site and last for longer.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.  You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to disallow cookies using different types of browsers.

Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on our site you may not be able to use the key site features, such as signing up, logging in, and applying for jobs.

We use cookies for the following reasons:

Necessary session management - Enabling your login session so you can move easily from one page to another within the site and your page requests are loaded in smooth and secure manner.

Functionality - Storing your preferences and selections and customising elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of the site for you;

Performance - Collecting statistical information about how you use the site so that we can improve the site and remembering that you have used the site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the site;

We also use the following third party services who may place cookies on your device when you visit our site:

              Google Analytics


Please visit their sites to find out how their cookies may affect your online experience.

 

Interest Based Advertising

Some display advertising on our site is provided by our advertising partners. Our advertising partners will serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to this site and other sites (this information is anonymous and does not include your name, street address, email address or telephone number). In order to do this, our advertising partners may need to place a cookie on your device. For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com

Please visit our advertising partners sites to find out how their cookies affect your online experience:

              Doubleclick

              Google Adsense

 

Other similar technologies

In addition to cookies we use the following similar technologies in respect of your use of our site:

Pixel Gifs/web beacons - these are small image files that may be placed by us or third parties on our web pages or within the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the site are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
Flash cookies – our site does not serve Flash cookies but Adobe Flash Player may be used by third parties serving content or advertisements to the site in cases where these are served with flash related content. It is not possible to restrict or block flash cookies using your browser setting, however information on how to do this is available from the Adobe site at: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security.
External links
The Site may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such site.

Updating Your Preferences
You can opt out of receiving marketing communications by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the emails from us. Or you can write to us (including full details of your request) at the address provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Accessing Your Personal Information
If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, change your marketing preferences or have any other privacy queries, please write to us (including full details of your request) at the following address:

Privacy Team

JobStem Limited

71-75 Shelton Street

Covent Garden

London

WC2H 9JQ

United Kingdom

 

We may charge a small administration fee (not exceeding the maximum permitted by law in England) in relation to fulfilling a request for access to personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
If we change this privacy policy, we will post the revised privacy policy here with an updated effective date. If we make significant changes to the privacy policy, we may also notify you by other means such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page.

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