Sholove Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last updated June 27, 2012

Sholove ("Sholove," "we," "us") is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and strives to provide a safe and secure user experience.  We are concerned about online privacy issues and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose your information and your choices to protect it. This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") applies to our web site located at (the "Site") and describes our practices in connection with your information that we collect through the Site. This Policy does not govern our collection of information through any web site, or by any other means, other than through the Site or by third parties.

The Site contain links to other web sites over which we have no control. Sholove is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites to which you choose to link from this site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

We also do not control the data use practices of either (a) employers or others who may access your information on this site, or (b) third party Ad Networks and other third parties with whom we work to serve you personalized ads on our sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and opt-out choices of those third parties so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

By using the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not use the Site. We reserve the right to change this Policy without prior notice. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend at the top of this page. Any changes to our Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Policy on the Site. Use of the Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect.

The Site is controlled and operated by Sholove from the United States, and is not intended to subject Sholove to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.

1. Information We Collect and Retain

Sholove gathers two basic types of information through the Site: personal information and demographic information.  Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual.  We do not collect personal information unless you choose to provide it to us.  Demographic information is information that is not unique to you, but refers to selected aggregated information, demographic information, IP addresses and any other information that does not reveal your specific identity.

i. Personal information.

You do not have to provide personal information to use the Site. In order to use some Services, we require you to provide minimal personal information, such as your name as well as an active email address we can verify. However, in order for you to take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the Site (for example, to view certain areas of the Site), we may require that you furnish additional personal information. Some examples of personal information we collect from you through the Site, depending on the Services you use and local law, are:

  • Your name,
  • Email Address,
  • Postal address,
  • Telephone number,
  • Contact information
  • Billing information,
  • Resume information including:
    • contact information,
    • career summary,
    • career objective,
    • work history,
    • educational history,
    • skills,
    • certifications,
    • clearances,
    • references,
    • Additional personal information containing you may want to include in your communications such as documents, multimedia items such as video or audio clips or photographs, charts, and external links to personal information you wish to reference.

Please note that we use a third-party payment service (the “Payment Service”) to collect payments made through the Site (for example, payments for services you purchase through the Site). If you wish to make a payment through the Site, you will be directed to a web page hosted by such Payment Service (or its service providers) and not by Sholove (the “Payment Service Page”). Any personal information that you provide through the Payment Service Page will be collected by the Payment Service and not by Sholove, and will be subject to the Payment Service’s privacy policy, not this Policy. Sholove has no control over, and shall not be responsible for, the Payment Service’s use of information collected through the Payment Service. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE PAYMENT SERVICE PAGE OR THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF THE PAYMENT SERVICE.  PLEASE REVIEW THEIR TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THEIR PAYMENT SERVICE.

ii. Demographic Information.

When you visit and interact with the Site, Sholove and third parties with whom Sholove has contracted to provide services to Sholove may collect demographic information (for example, a catalog of the Site pages you visited).  Examples of demographic information we collect are: age, zip code, preferences, gender, race or ethnicity, interests and favorites. 

We also may collect behavioral information regarding how you use our Site and Services, the areas of our site that you visit, what Services you access, and information about your computer hardware and software including your IP address, geolocation, browser and operating system type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is necessary for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our Services.

In addition, Sholove may collect indirect information about you when you use certain third party services on our web site. For example if you provide a title of ‘Mr.’ we will assume you are male.

We may personalize the advertising that you are shown on our sites or other sites with which we have a business relationship. In order to provide this personalization, in addition to information we collect about you on our sites, we acquire information (including personal, demographic, behavioral and indirect information) about you from third parties who provide it to us.

Demographic information is generally collected through the Site from five different sources: server log files, cookies, pixel tags and environmental variables.

  • Server Log Files.

Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. We use your IP address, and the IP addresses of all users, for purposes such as calculating Site usage levels, helping diagnose problems with the Site's servers, and administering the Site. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many web sites.

  • Cookies.

We and our service providers may use “cookies” on the Site. Cookies are data that a web server transfers to an individual's computer for recordkeeping purposes. Cookies are an industry standard used by most web sites and can facilitate users' ongoing access to and use of a particular web site; cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a particular cookie, or cookies from a particular web site, to your computer.

  • Pixel Tags.

We and our service providers may also use so-called "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with Cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Site, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened.

  • Environmental Variables.

We and our service providers may also collect certain environmental variables, such as your MAC address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, OS version, Internet browser, and Internet browser version. These environmental variables are collected by most browsers and can be used to optimize your experience on the Site.

2. How Your Information is Used

We use the information we gather on our Site to provide our Services, responding to any questions or concerns you may have, operating and improving our Site, and improving the user experience. Our Services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to your career experience and interests, either on our Site or other sites with which we have a business relationship.

By registering with Sholove, by managing your profile, or opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information, subject to local law, in the following ways:

•       Enable you to create an account;

•       Establish a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us;

•       Provide information about you and your potential interest in job postings to employer customers;

•       Offer products and services to employer customers to complete the recruitment and hiring process, such as accessing the searchable resume database;

•       Allow you to provide feedback, to contact us and for us to respond to you;

•       Contact you about Site updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;

•       Inform you of other products or services available from us;

•       Send you additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice;

•       Conduct surveys, questionnaires, promotions and contests, and to provide the results thereof, such as contest winners and success stories;

•       Create internal reports about the use of our site; and

•       Provide referral features.

Some of our Services enable third parties to see your personal information and to contact you, including, but not limited to our resume posting service.  Your information may be visible to employers who are using the Site or may be used for networking with other community members.  In addition, portions of your searchable resume (but not your contact information) may be made public in your networking profile.

Information you post in public areas of our Site or place in any searchable resume database will be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world, including those in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information as defined by your country of residence.  By providing your personal information for inclusion in our database, you acknowledge that you consent to your information being used as described here. While Sholove takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties, Sholove does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the Site. Accordingly, you should ensure that you do not post sensitive information, including personality profiles, on our Site.

3. How Is Your Information is Disclosed

i. Third-Party Providers.


We may share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of our Services to you.  We work with third parties who provide services including but not limited to data analysis, order fulfillment, career management and other services of an administrative nature. We reserve the right to share your personal information with such third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide such services.  Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service.

ii. Third-Parties.

We may disclose your information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure.  For example, if you make your resume searchable, then all parties with access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) will have access to your resume.  If you indicate by configuring your profile that you would like to receive information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties, we supply your contact information to select third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you.  We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party.

iii. Promotions.

We reserve the right to share your information in connection with promotions with third-party sponsors of such promotions (irrespective of whether such promotions are hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to such promotion.  You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each promotion in which you participate through the Site, as they may contain additional important information about a sponsor's or other third parties’ use of your personal information. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of your personal information conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.

iv. Forums.

Sholove may make available social media Services through the Site (for example, message boards, Twitter®, LinkedIn®, other social media web sites and listservs, among other services) to which you are able to post information and materials (each, a “Forum”). Please note that the Forums may be provided by a third-party forum service, and not by us, and thus, the use of your personal information by the third-party forum service will be governed by such third party’s privacy policy, not this Policy. Please note that any information you disclose through a Forum becomes public information and may be available to visitors to the Site and to the general public.  In addition, when you choose to make a posting on such services, certain personal information (such as your user name) will be available for other users to view. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose your personal information through a Forum. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH A FORUM.

v. Third-Party Communications.

If you affirmatively opt-in, we may share your PII with third parties to allow them to contact you regarding products, programs, services and promotions that they believe may be of interest to you.

vi. Law enforcement; emergencies; compliance.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Policy to the contrary , we disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) to respond to governmental requests; (c) to enforce our Terms of Service; (d) to protect our operations; (e) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Sholove, you or others; and (f) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

vii. Assignment.

We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires any or all of Sholove, 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 Sholove becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, Sholove or its liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the court. You will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by email or through a prominent notice posted on the Site.

4. Other Important Notices Regarding Our Privacy Practices.

i. Changing or Removing Your Personal Information.

You may have access to, review, correct, update, change or delete your account profile information or resume at any time. Log into your account, go to your profile or resume, and make the necessary changes. You may delete your resume from our online database at any time by accessing your account. Before providing you with a copy of your personal information or correcting, updating or deleting such information, we reserve the right to verify and authenticate your identity and the personal information to which you have requested access. Access to or correction, updating or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by Sholove if it would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed therefrom. We also reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former users of the Site. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from the databases of third parties with whom we have already shared your personal information.

ii. Opt-Out.

If you previously opted to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from Sholove or third parties, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by editing your account profile as described above. If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by editing your account profile.

We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of third parties with which we have already shared your personal information.  If you wish to cease receiving marketing-related emails from such third parties, please contact such third parties directly or utilize any opt-out mechanisms set forth in their respective privacy policies or marketing-related emails.

iii. Security.

You are responsible for ensuring that your log-in credentials (your username and password) are kept confidential.  Sholove has implemented technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. Notwithstanding such measures, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Moreover, one of our primary purposes broadcast your resume and profile widely in order to maximize your career opportunities. Such an environment does present a risk that unauthorized third parties will view this data, so your resume should not contain any sensitive data that you would not want made public. You should be aware that resumes may be monitored by your current employer. 

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with Section 4.vii ("Contacting Us,") below (note that if you choose to notify us via physical mail, this will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem).

iv. Use of the Site by Children.

Sholove abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy.  Sholove will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of 14.

v. Third-Party Advertisers.

We may use third-party advertisement-serving companies (“Advertisers”) to serve advertisements on the Site. Please be advised that such Advertisers may use cookies, Pixel Tags and other technologies to, among other things, enable such Advertisers to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which Site pages you were viewing when such ads were delivered. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT COVER THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY ADVERTISERS.

vi. Jurisdictional Issues.

Sholove does not represent or warrant that the Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and at our sole discretion.

vii. Your California Rights.

A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.

However, under the law, a business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, as long as the business maintains and discloses this policy. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.

As stated in our Privacy Policy, we do not share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure.  If you do ask us to share your information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, as we do not share information with any third party on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on one of our sites.  Please note that whenever you opt in to receive future communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party's privacy policy.  If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your information to determine how that entity will handle your information.

California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing [enter e-mail address here]. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.

viii. Contacting Us.

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us by email at [enter e-mail address here]. Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us.

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