Privacy Policy

General Statement

Talascend is dedicated to protecting the privacy of our users, as part of our overall commitment to providing a quality web site and service experience for our users. We will endeavor to preserve the privacy of your information that is not publicly posted on the site, and use it only as set forth herein.

Information Collected

As you use the Talascend web site ("Site") and the services we offer ("Services"), you will provide us with information in a variety of ways, which we may use internally and/or disclose to third parties. In addition to the personal and contact information you provide when you register to create your account, you may provide other information about yourself, such as a job seeker's resume/CV, a potential employer's company profile or job postings, or a recruiter's candidate's qualifications. Obviously, these postings will be accessible by other registered users. Additionally, if you enter any of our contests, participate in message boards, user polls, chat, ecommerce, or other areas of the Site, you may provide additional information about yourself. Finally, as part of our efforts to improve the user experience, we track each user's use of the site and connected sites on an anonymous basis.

In addition to the information we collect, our partners or advertisers may collect information that you provide in connection with a co-branded page, such as a partner-sponsored contest on the Site. In such cases, the information is the property of the sponsoring partner, as well as Talascend. Additionally, if you provide information to a web site that is linked to the Site, the information is the property of the linked site's owner - and may be used as outlined in that site's privacy policy. We cannot be responsible for any third party's use or disclosure of information gathered in this manner and any inquiries concerning its use should be conveyed directly to such third party. Talascend does not necessarily recommend or endorse the services or goods offered by any co-branding partner, advertiser, or linked site.

Disclosure and Use of Aggregated Information

We may collect, analyze, and disclose to others aggregated information (which includes your specific information but only as an unidentifiable part of the aggregate) gathered from overall use of the Site or particular features or areas of the Site.

Disclosure and Use of Specific User Information

We will not disclose your personal information (such as contact information), or information about your individual use patterns, to others except as specified in this Policy.

We may disclose specific information (such as identity and contact information) if we believe that such disclosure is necessary or desirable to: (i) fulfill legal or regulatory requirements, (ii) protect our rights or those of others, (iii) prevent or mitigate harm or damage of any kind or nature, or (iv) address or seek redress for a violation of these Terms of Use or other obligations to us or other users.

Contact

When you sign up with our Site and/or Service, you may receive automatically-generated email instructions or notifications produced by your use of the Site. These emails are meant to ensure you obtain key job or candidate information in a timely manner.

As a valued candidate or business client, you may also receive additional phone calls or emails from us in order to assist you in finding the right position or finding the right candidate.

From time to time, we may contact you about changes to the Site or about Talascend products or services that may be of interest to you. We may also permit our partners to contact you directly about their own products or services. You may stop the delivery of these promotional emails by following the instructions contained in the particular email solicitation you wish to block.

Disclosure of Job Requisitions

If you are an employer, Talascend allows you to create a job requisition and post it to candidates within our database. This makes your requisition viewable to Talascend-registered candidates who search the site for applicable vacancies. Additionally, if you would also like to see agency candidates, you can post your requisition to Talascend staffing agency partners that you have indicated as preferred. This enables these companies to submit candidates to your requisition. Finally, you may also post your requisition to the Talascend public Web site and to all Talascend staffing partners.

Disclosure of Resumes/CVs

If you are a candidate that has an email address, Talascend allows you to create an online account by providing your name and creating a username, password and agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You may supplement this account with more specific information on your qualifications, job preferences, and availability (your “Profile”), as well as contact information and a resume/CV. This information will be stored in our candidate database and will automatically include you in the consideration of candidates for current job openings.

Additionally, employers and recruiters who search our profiles database will be able to see and download your resume/CV and job preferences. They will not be able to see your contact information unless they so request and you expressly consent. (Talascend, of course, will be able to see all the information you provide in connection with the Site and Services.) Talascend cannot be responsible for any user's or other third party's use, reproduction, or disclosure of your resume/CV or any information contained therein.

You may also search our database of job opportunities without creating a profile. However, should you desire to apply for a position, you will be required to register with us and create your Profile and provide contact information at that time.

Unauthorized Users

We strive to limit access to our database to registered users. These are candidates who elect to create an online account or employers or recruitment agencies who have agreed to partner with Talascend. However, no verification or security system is foolproof. Therefore, we are not responsible if someone impersonating a candidate, employer or recruiter manages to circumvent our security measures and gain access to the database, including your information, nor can we be responsible for any use, reproduction, or disclosure they may make of it.

Disclosure upon Sale or Merger

If Talascend, or one of its lines of business, is sold or otherwise acquired by a third party, your information may be (i) disclosed, under duty of confidentiality, to a potential purchasers or merger partner as part of the pre-closing due diligence process, or (ii) included among the transferred assets.

Feedback

We provide you with the opportunity to give us feedback on the Site and Services. Any feedback you submit will become the property of Talascend. We may use this feedback for marketing or other purposes (such as publication of success stories, or implementation of user suggestions), or we may contact you for further feedback on the Site and Services.

Cookies

To improve your experience with the Site, Talascend uses "cookies". "Cookies" are elements of data sent from the Site to your computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. These devices improve efficiency by permitting the Site to retain information (like log in information) that it can then access on subsequent visits so the user doesn't have to input it again. They also permit the tracking of your movements on the Site, which provides us with valuable information concerning your habits and preferences, which we can then use to further enhance your online experience with us. In light of their benefits, most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, if you don't wish to accept cookies, you can set your browser to decline cookies.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may revise our Privacy Policy from time to time. Unless stated otherwise, changes will become effective immediately upon their posting. We will usually post a notice on the home page of the site if we have revised the Privacy Policy in the past seven days; however, you should check the applicable areas of the Site regularly to ensure you are appraised of any new changes.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us.