Last Updated on 9th June 2016.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personal Information that You Provide Us Actively
When you fill out registration forms, submit your CV or provide us with other personal information actively, you will know what personal information we are collecting, processing and/ or using because you are actively submitting it. Because we change our offerings and features from time to time, the options you have to provide us with personal information also may change, but here are some examples of situations in which you may decide to provide personal information to us:
Creating an account;
Signing up for email alerts;
Completing a form related to one of our products or services;
Uploading a CV;
Contacting us for technical support or customer service.
Depending on how you interact with the Peertal Website, the types of personal information we collect, process and/or use from you may vary. For example, to create an account we may ask only for an email address and password. In other circumstances, such as when you complete a form related to a particular service offering, we may ask you to provide other information, which may include your name, phone number, and/or postal address. The provision of personal information is voluntary. However, if you do not provide the respective information you will not be able to create an account and/or to use all of our services. On a voluntary basis, those of you purchasing products and services from Peertal may also decide to provide us with information such as payment information, including a bank account, credit or debit card number. This information is stored in our secure accounting software separate from all of our other user and customer data. You should not include sensitive data (such as information on racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or sex life) in any CV you upload to the Peertal Website or submit it in any other scenarios, except where we specifically prompt you to provide such information and where such information is necessary.
Any information that we collect from your Social Networking Site account may depend on the privacy settings you have set with the Social Networking Site, so please consult the Social Networking Site's privacy and data practices.
Information We Collect by Automated Means
When you use the Peertal Website, your device is automatically providing information to us so we can respond and customise our response to you. The type of information we collect by automated means may vary, but generally includes technical information about your computer, such as your IP address or other device identifier. The information we collect also may include usage information and statistics about your interaction with the Peertal Website. That information may include the URLs of our web pages that you visited, URLs of referring and exiting pages, page views, time spent on a page, number of clicks, platform type, location data (if you have enabled that collection on your mobile device), and other information about how you used the Peertal Website.
Automated means of data collection include the following:
Web Browser. When you visit a Peertal website, your browser automatically sends us your Internet protocol ("IP") address so that the web pages you request can be sent to your computer or device.We use your IP address to determine additional information, such as whether the computer or device has ever been used to visit the Peertal Website before, which Peertal features were used the most often, and how much time was spent on a page.
Web Beacons and Log Files. We use "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our websites. These web beacons allow us and third parties to collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party. The information is typically collected in log files, which generally track traffic on our websites. We use this information for a variety of purposes, including the management of our online advertising by establishing which ads brought users to our websites. The information also is used for analytical purposes and to manage technical issues that may arise.
Location Data. If you access the Peertal Website using a mobile device, we will collect your physical location if you have enabled this feature. Even if you are not using a mobile device, information about your general location may be discernable from your device's IP address, the URLs we receive or even nearby hot spots.
Recipients/Information Third Parties Collect from Peertal
Via "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our website, third parties can collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party.
If you respond to ads posted by third parties or submit information to third parties via the Peertal Website, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.
If you come to the Peertal Website through social media sites, from other websites or with devices that enable third parties to collect information from or about you, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.
Do Not Track Signals
We do not currently respond to 'do not track' signals and similar settings or mechanisms. When you use the Peertal Website, we try to provide a customised experience.
How We Use Information/Purposes
We may use the information we collect:
to moderate and display the employer reviews, interview reviews, salary reports and other content you have submitted for the benefit of our other users;
to customise and improve the features, performance, and support of the site;
to provide relevant advertising, including interest-based advertising from us and third parties, which may mean that we share non-personally identifiable information, such as your job title, to third-party advertisers;
to provide recruiting services to employers;
for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, and service improvement;
to show you relevant information, if you connect to the Peertal Website through a Social Networking Site, from your Social Networking Site friends and connections, and to allow you to share job and profile information with them;
to communicate with you regarding our services;
to analyse use of the Peertal Website and improve the Peertal Website;
to create aggregate and statistical data that does not identify you individually and that we can commercialise;
for other purposes that you separately authorise as you interact with Peertal.
How We Share Information
We do not disclose your individual account or usage data to third parties, except as follows:
With your consent;
We use affiliated and unaffiliated service providers all over the world that help us deliver our service and run our business subject to strict confidentiality agreements (For example, if you enter credit card information on the Peertal Website in connection with a purchase, in most cases that information is sent directly from your browser to the third-party service provider we use to manage credit card processing and we do not store it on our servers. The service provider is not permitted to use the information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf. The exceptions to the foregoing are limited to employers and individuals which purchase select products from Peertal by entering credit card information into the Peertal Website. That information is stored in our secure accounting software separate from all of our other user and customer data);
We share aggregated usage statistics that cannot be used to identify you individually;
If you apply for a particular job through the Peertal Website, we will disclose your personal information to the employer to whom you apply;
We may invite you to include your CV or other information in more generally available formats. For example, we may introduce services for employers, recruiters and others that rely on accessing our database of user information. Subject to visibility settings that you control, subscribers to those services will be able to view information that you post;
We may share certain information that does not identify you personally, but which is unique to your use of the Peertal Website, such as job titles that you have entered at the time of registration or on your profile; when we share such information, we do not link job titles with your name when we provide this information to others, such as advertisers, recruiters or employers. Recipients might be located in countries outside the European Economic Area that might not provide the same level of data protection as the country in which you are located.
What types of Cookies do we use?
We use two types of Cookies on Peertal: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies."Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave Peertal.A persistent Cookie remains on your device for much longer until you manually delete it (how long the Cookie remains will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific Cookie and your browser settings).
What are Cookies used for?
Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of Peertal, such as your browser type, search preferences, job titles, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may link to certain unique information such as the job titles that you entered at time of registration or on your profile, but this is not linked to your name.
Ad Choices and Managing Cookies
Peertal works with several third parties to provide you with personalised, interest-based advertising. We may target adverts to you on and off Peertal using:
Cookies (both on and off Peertal) and IP address;
Mobile device location information, to the extent you have enabled location tracking on your device;
Member-provided profile information;
Your use of Peertal (for example, your Peertal search history); and
Information from third-parties (including advertising partners, publishers, and data aggregators) which we use to help deliver relevant ads to you.
We work with third parties, such as Google Analytics, to provide analytics services that may use the Cookies set on your device to measure the performance of advertising and track traffic to Peertal generally. In addition, we have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, which categorises cookie information so that we and third-party service providers can better deliver advertisements that are relevant and useful to you on Peertal and various websites across the internet.You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting services by visiting Google Ads Settings or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
You may be able to opt out of other third-party advertiser and ad network placement of Cookies or targeted advertising by visiting the following links: Network Advertising Initiative; Digital Advertising Alliance; European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (for users in the EU); The Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (for users in Canada); or you can follow opt-out instructions of the individual advertising networks, analytics providers and other advertising third parties we work with listed here. You will continue to receive generic ads by companies not listed with these opt-out tools.
You may also be able to disable placement of some (but not all) Cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies, though this may worsen your user experience. Additionally you can also control, manage and/or delete cookies via your browser settings. A useful resource for information about deleting and controlling cookies can be found at AboutCookies.org.
If you enable location data for the mobile version of Peertal (including any version installed as a native application), we may use your location data (after anonymising it) to serve you geo-targeted ads and offers for businesses or employers that are local to you. In such instances, we do not share your location with the advertiser or advertising network, rather, we provide the advertiser or advertising network with a means to push ads through to users located in certain areas or postal codes. You may disable location services at any time in your "settings."
Please note: if ads or other features on Peertal are provided by third parties, those parties also may set and use their own Cookies that are subject to those third parties' privacy notices and policies.Peertal does not have access to, or control over, these Cookies.
Other Important Privacy Information
Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
You can manage your account settings in the "Account Settings" page on Peertal. We provide you with the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, to opt-in the receipt of newsletters and marketing emails and to unsubscribe from newsletters and marketing emails.
We may send you notifications and if, and to the extent, you have opted-in promotional communications, or other messages using the contact information (e.g., your e-mail address) you provided to us when you registered or when you requested information from us. You may opt-out of continuing to receive optional messages by following the instructions included in each message. Also, you can control most of the e-mails you receive from us by editing your e-mail preferences within "My Account" settings on the site. You release us from any responsibility for communications you do not receive.
We may send you service-related announcements when we believe it is necessary to do so. Generally, you may not opt-out of these announcements, which are not primarily promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Close Your Account
You are welcome to no longer engage or interact with the platform however the profiles created for each page are public assets & the destruction is only available based on commenter revision or community ratings for deprioritization. Since the profiles don't belong to any specific individual user.
Security. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect online. However, no company can fully eliminate security risks, so we cannot make guarantees about any part of our services. You are responsible for keeping your email limited access as access tokens are sent directly to your email. Once you have registered with us, we will never ask you for your password.
Privacy of Minors. The Peertal Website is not intended for minors. Minors must obtain parental consent to use the Peertal website. Minors under 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from using the Peertal website or providing any personal information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we remove such information and terminate the child's account.
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