INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE
Personally Identifiable Information
Children’s Personal Information
The Site is intended for adult users only. F·E·G·S does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) or send them requests for personal information. If F·E·G·S learns that personallyidentifiable information of persons under thirteen (13) years of age has been collected on the Site, F·E·G·S will take the appropriate steps to delete that information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
In some cases, when you visit the Site, we may also collect information that is non-personally identifiable information or technical information that, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you use, demographic information (e.g., your age, gender, income, education, profession or zip code), the date and time you visited the Site, the pages you accessed, the name of the web site from which you linked to the Site, employment status, county or residence, country of birth, job title, description of job or internship responsibilities, level of education completed, professional licenses obtained, your business interests, whether you have a driver’s license and the state in which it is issued, languages spoken or in which you are fluent, details and description about your job experience and job skills, salary requirements and other anonymous data. We also may ask for additional information which you have the option not to provide. We may use non-personally identifiable information to analyze trends, to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use and for marketing and promotional purposes. Non-personally identifiable information is not linked to any personally identifiable information. In order to improve the Site, we reserve the right to use or disclose non-personal information in any way we see fit.
Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles
Through the use of the Site, you may have the opportunity to set-up an account and/or register and submit and store your resume in our database for the purpose of applying for a job opening at F·E·G·S or a third party employer or generally making your career profile and resume available for viewing to third party employers who are recruiting applicants for job opportunities within their firms. Please note that the functionality, maintenance and storage of our resume and career profile databases and of the job openings and postings areas of the Site are outsourced and managed by a third party, currently, SilkRoad Technology, Inc. (the “Technology Provider”). We, through the Technology Provider, attempt to limit access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) only to employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters and human resource professionals who have established accounts with us, as well as to 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 or career profiles by the Technology Provider or other third parties who access such resumes or career profiles. It is possible that you may not be able to remove your resume from the Site or delete your profile on the Site. Employers, recruiters and others who have been granted access to the resume database or to obtain a copy of that database, as well as parties who have otherwise gained access, may retain a copy of your resume or profile in their own files or databases; we are not responsible for such third party retention or use of resumes or profiles. In addition, pursuant to Federal and state laws or regulations we and/or the Technology Provider may be required to maintain and make available records related to your resume, including the date it was added to our database, the position for which your resume was submitted or a job search made, the date of the search and a copy of your resume.
Electronic Communications Protocols and Cookies
We may use two types of cookies - session cookies and persistent cookies - to enable us to collect aggregate information on the usage patterns of the Site, such as what areas of the Site are visited most often, so that we can tailor the Site to user preferences. Session cookies exist only for as long as your Internet browser remains open. When the session ends, the Internet browser is closed and the cookies go away. Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit. Persistent cookies are saved on a visitor’s computer by the Internet browser and do not go away when you exit your Internet browser.
F·E·G·S may also use a tracking technique that employs embedded URLs to allow use of the Site without cookies. Embedded URLs allow limited information to follow you as you navigate the Site, but is not associated with personal information and is not used beyond the session.
On the Site, F·E·G·S may use embedded electronic images or pixel technologies on selected pages for the purpose of identifying unique user visits to the Site, as opposed to aggregate hits. These embedded pixel technologies, commonly referred to as web beacons, may also be used to assist in delivering cookies on the Site. In addition, web beacons may be used in e-mails to provide information on when an e-mail is opened and acted upon.
If you send us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use the personal information you provide to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference or we may discard the information. There may be times when you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list or electronic newsletter that will send information about the Site. You have the ability to change your preferences and opt-out of receiving such communications. You may have your name removed from our e-mail communication lists opt-out by clicking the “unsubscribe” link which is included at the bottom of our e-mail communications and hitting send. You may also contact us via the e-mail address that is specified in the e-mail communication. If you are contacting us by e-mail to unsubscribe, please insert “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the e-mail subject line and the body. If you unsubscribe, we will process your request as soon as reasonably practicable, but in no event longer than ten days.
If F·E·G·S sells assets (or the assets of a division or subsidiary) to another entity or if F·E·G·S is acquired by or merged with another entity, you agree that without obtaining your consent F·E·G·S may provide and transfer to such entity information of users of the Site, including your personal and non-personal information, that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity.
F·E·G·S is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide us on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit what we consider to be highly confidential information, such as a password, over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) protocol. Certain personally identifiable information that you submit to us may, however, not be encrypted during transmission, and with respect to such information F·E·G·S restricts access to such information to those employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. When you make a donation online through the site or you place an order online or make a purchase online through the Site, your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the SSL protocol. Encryption technology makes it difficult for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen while being transmitted. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We use a third party service provider or providers to process credit card transactions and fulfill online orders. Such service provider(s) may share your personal information and credit card number with a ticket agent, a credit card processing and/or a shipping/fulfillment company in order to complete your order.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. If you are sharing a computer with anyone, we suggest you log out before leaving a site or service in order to protect subsequent users from gaining access to your information.
We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
Because no physical or electronic security is impenetrable, by using the Site or emailing information to us, you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when using the Site.
ACCESS TO AND MODIFICATION OF YOUR INFORMATION
It is possible that you may be able to review, correct, update or change your profile or account information from time to time. We retain indefinitely all of the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the Site efficient, practical, and relevant. In the event you are able to delete your resume from our online database, close your account or delete your profile at any time, all of which may not be possible for you to do, we may endeavor to remove all our copies of your resume and profile from our online database as well as your account information, except for an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet. Pursuant to Federal laws or regulations we and/or the Technology Provider may be required to maintain and make available records related to your resume, including the date it was added to our database, the position for which your resume was submitted or a job search made, the date of the search and a copy of your resume.
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Last updated as of December 11, 2008.