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HotResumes.com's Privacy Information - Overview

HotResumes.com is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe, secure user experience. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein. The following reflects our commitment to you. By using this site, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Statement.

Our sites contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. HotResumes.com is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Web 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. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on this Web site, and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

Information About All HotResumes.com Visitors

We gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most. We use such information in the aggregate and not on an individual basis. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can develop a better overall website for our users. This information may be shared with our partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may develop a better overall career website for you, as well.

Information About You Specifically

In some instances, such as when you sign up to use a service, enter into a contest, or purchase a product, we may need more specific personal information about you, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, etc. We may use that information to make you aware of additional products and services, which may be of interest to you, or to contact you regarding site changes. We may also ask you for other information, such as feedback regarding the site, the types of jobs you are interested in, etc., Again, in an effort to develop for you deliver to you the best possible career website.

Disclosure of Information to Others

We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the HotResumes.com Web site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth in the following four subparagraphs.

  1. We may disclose such information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the products or services of third parties at the time you register or update your profile.

    Another example would be if you indicate that you would like to have your resume cross-posted to another website(s). In both instances detailed in subparagraph 1, HotResumes may or may not be re-numerated by the aforementioned third parties or websites for providing this service.

  2. We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may 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.
  3. We may disclose such 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 the rights or property of HotResumes.com; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
  4. We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of HotResumes.com 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 HotResumes.com becomes the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, HotResumes.com or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court.

Resumes

Since HotResumes.com is a career site, we give you the option of putting your resume in our database, to be searched by prospective employers / recruiters. If you allow your resume to be searchable, then all those who have access to our resume database product will have access to your resume. We use our best efforts to grant access to this database only to recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters, and human resource professionals. However, we are not responsible if some other third party, such as someone posing as the aforementioned and evades security measures and gains access to the database, and, subsequently, your resume. You may remove your resume from our searchable database at any time. However, recruiters who have access to the database 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.

You can correct or update your account profile and resume at any time. Resumes remain active and online in our database for one year, however, you can delete your resume from our online database or close your account at any time, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume and account profile information except for an archival copy, which is not accessible on the Internet.

Updating Your Information

Reviewing, correcting, updating or changing your account profile information is available to you at any time. Simply log into your account, go to your Account Profile, review your account information and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided.

Use of Cookies

HotResumes.com uses "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 HotResumes.com 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 HotResumes.com Web site.

Children

HotResumes.com is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

Privacy Commitment Changes

If we decide to change our privacy commitment for HotResumes.com, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about HotResumes.com's privacy commitment, please feel free to email us at Info@HotResumes.com.

Thank you for using HotResumes.com. We'll continue working to make this your favorite website to manage your career.

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