Collection and Use of Information by Opson
You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, e-mail address telephone number, contact information, and any other information from which your identify is discernible and email address) to Opson when choosing to participate in various activities on the Opson Sites. You may also provide and we may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the Opson Sites where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open an account, create a profile, sign up to use a service, or post a resume or profile. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Opson Sites or refer a job posting to a friend, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of Opson, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information. We may sometimes give you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or life style information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.
Our Use of Your Information
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Opson Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Opson Sites. If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our affiliated companies. We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Opson Sites, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information on new Opson opportunities and additional job postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. Any feedback you submit in to Opson becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
We disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties at the time you register for an account, we supply your contact information to 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. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples 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. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. If you have an Opson profile, other users or members of Opson may access your profile, however, they will not have access to your contact information and your contact information is not displayed in any Opson profile.
Other Uses of Information
We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to Opson with our clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Opson Sites and how those visitors use the Opson Sites. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search or competition among seekers for any such job. Such data may be made available to employers or fellow job seekers. If you apply for a position through Opson, you may be asked to provide information on your gender, race or other protected status where permitted by applicable law. Some employers are required by law to gather this information from job applicants for reporting and record-keeping requirements. You should understand that if provided, this information will be used by employers only in accordance with applicable law and will not be used in making any negative employment decisions. All information provided will be kept separate from your expression of interest in any job opportunity. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and you will not be subject to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not to provide this information.
Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles
Since Opson is a career site, we give you three options regarding the accessibility of your resume: 1. You can store your resume in our database, but not allow it to be searchable by potential employers. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but employers and recruiters will not have access to search it through our resume database product. 2. If you allow your resume to be searchable without making it confidential and hiding your contact information, then all parties with access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) will have access to your resume. 3. If you have a confidential resume, but apply to a job posting on Opson, the employer to whom you send your resume will be able to view your contact information. We attempt to limit access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) only to paying employers, recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters, and human resource professionals, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for the use made of resumes by third parties who access such resumes while they are in our searchable database. You may remove your resume or delete your profile on Opson at anytime, but, employers, recruiters and others who have paid for access to the Opson resume database or to obtain a copy of that database, as well as parties who have otherwise gained access may have retained a copy of your resume or profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of resumes or profiles in these instances.
Posting to Public Areas of Opson
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of Opson, such as in online forums or chat rooms, or in the Opson searchable resume database, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Opson.
When you visit the Opson Sites, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Opson uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Opson Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Use of Web Beacons
When you use the Opson Sites, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. Web Beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
Access to and Modification of Your Information
You may review, correct, update or change your account at any time. From your account you may also opt out of receiving certain other information from Opson. We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of Opson more efficient, practical, and relevant. Of course, you can delete your resume from Opson’s online database and close your account at any time, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume from Opson and your account information, except for an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet.
Security of the Personal Information
Opson uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Opson and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Opson makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Opson learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Opson may post a notice on the Opson Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For this reason, Opson does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Opson Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Opson Sites at any time or in any manner. If Opson learns that personally identifiable information of person under 13 years of age has been collected on the Opson Sites without verified parental consent, then Opson will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that Opson is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Special Note to International Users
Changes to Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be revised periodically. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Statement in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Opson Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement and any future revisions.
Opson is the name under which Opson, Inc., a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 100 Century Center Court Suite 501 San Jose, CA 95112, USA. Opson, Inc. is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the Opson Sites.