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Independent Placements Privacy Policy
Effective Date: July 19, 2012

Independent Placements respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, www.independentplacements.com (the “Site”). Please review the following Privacy Policy so that you can understand our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information relating to you use of this Site. By using our Site, you agree to comply with and be bound by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Independent Placements does not actively solicit information of persons outside the United States. By using this Site you are consenting to have personal data that you provide us transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described below.

Independent Placements is dedicated to helping candidates (the “Candidates”) find employment with educational institutions (the “Schools”) and assisting Schools to fulfill their human resource needs. Your information enables communication between Independent Placements, Candidates and Schools.

Information We Collect and Retain from Candidates
When you register on our Site, create a profile, become a member, renew membership, or register for an event, participate in a questionnaire, utilize our services, provide a success story, communicate with customer service, or send us an email, you provide us with information that we collect. Such information may include your name, address, telephone, email, age, preferences, gender, race or ethnicity, occupation, career history, and interests. In addition, you are required to submit professional documents such as a resume, cover letter, reference information and transcripts and you may also submit letters of reference. The information collected is used to communicate with you and Schools for the purpose of helping you find employment. Schools will have access to the information you provide to facilitate the interviewing and hiring process.

Information We Collect and Retain from Schools
When you register on our Site, create a profile, become a member, renew membership, post a job opening, or register for an event, participate in a questionnaire, communicate with another registered member, utilize our services, provide a success story, communicate with customer service or send us an email, you provide us with information that we collect. Such information may include your name, address, telephone, fax, email, photographs, website address and title. The information collected is used to communicate with you regarding membership (if applicable), our services, prospect candidates, fees, and consultations. At no time will we disclose any information about you, the Schools, with outside parties. We also collect contact information and position details from Schools when listing positions on our Site. This information is used to help find Candidate matches for the given position. We will not share any information with outside parties.

Information We Collect When You Make a Payment for Membership or Register for Independent Placements Event at our Online Registration Site.
Whenever you register on our Site, create a profile, become a member, renew membership, post a job opening, or register for an event online we request you to provide certain information that is for Independent Placements’ third-party service providers to bill your credit card company and fill your order. These sites use an order form that requests certain information about you, such as your name, address and credit card information, which is used to process your order or to contact you regarding your order. The ordering process requires our service providers to collect and process your credit card information or checking account number.

Site Usage Information We Track
When necessary, we may use your Internet Protocol address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. We also may track, in aggregate, the browser types of visitors to help us understand our visitors’ needs related to our Site designs.

Cookies
We use a feature of your web browser called “cookies” to automate certain aspects of our website. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer’s browser and that enable us to recognize your computer each time you return to our Site. By using cookies, we can keep track and store your preferences. If you reject a cookie, you may still use our Site; however, you may not be able to log in or access all areas of our Site. We do not use cookies in any way that would disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party without your consent. Independent Placements may use advertising management partners to learn which advertisements bring users to our Site. These advertisers may use client-sided cookies to verify the login status of visitors and registered users of our Site.

Security and Privacy
Independent Placements retains records of registered members in its database. Independent Placements’ Site uses security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or alteration of the information under our control. We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of your data containing personally identifiable information.

How Your Information is Used
By registering with Independent Placements, creating and managing your profile, becoming a member, renewing your membership, registering for an online event, or opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information, subject to local law, in the following ways: 1) to allow you to create a profile, 2) to create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us; 3) to contact you about Independent Placements Site updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates; 4) to inform you of other products or services available from Independent Placements; 5) to provide information about Candidates and Candidates’ potential employment interests to Schools; 6) to provide products and services to Schools to complete the recruitment and hiring process, such as access to information collected from Candidates; 7) to conduct surveys, questionnaires, promotions and contests, and to provide the results thereof such as success stories and contest winners; 8) to generate internal reports about the use of our Site; 9) to process purchases of our Services, membership, membership renewal and event registration as applicable; 10) to enable you to provide feedback, to contact us and for us to respond to you; and 11) to provide you with additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters, and information on our upcoming events.

Information We May Share with Others:
Affiliate Sharing

Independent Placements does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for the purposes of marketing their products or services to you. However, your personal information may be shared with any Independent Placements-affiliated organization, as permitted by law. We do not share, sell, or rent your individual personal information with or to any individual or organization except as permitted under this Privacy Policy, pursuant to your express permission, or as required by law.

Third-party Service Providers
Independent Placements may employ contractors or other third parties. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if this access is necessary for them to perform services for us. By submitting any information to Independent Placements, you agree to submit your personal information to Independent Placements and the third-party service providers who provide services to Independent Placements. Independent Placements engages service providers who commit to use reasonable measures to protect the privacy of our Site’s users in a manner consistent with our policies.

Compliance with the Law
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires such disclosure, including, for example, complying with a judicial proceeding, court order or subpoena, or when Independent Placements believes that public interest mandates such disclosure.

Business Transition
If Independent Placements goes through a business transition, such as a reorganization, acquisition by another entity, or transfer of all or a substantial portion of our assets, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to any successor entity in connection with such business transition.

Links to Other Websites
Independent Placement is not responsible for the contents, services, privacy policies, or practices of other websites to which we may hyperlink from our Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Data Quality/Access
To change or modify information previously provided to our Independent Placements, please go to http://www.independentplacements.com/contact-us/ email us at info@independentplacements.com.

A Note to Parents
This Site does not target children (under age 13) for collection of information online. It is intended for use only by persons 18 or older, emancipated minors, or those who possess legal parental or guardian consent and are fully able and competent to enter into and be legally bound by these Terms. No information should be submitted to or posted at this website by visitors under 13 years of age.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
Independent Placements Privacy Policy is subject to change. Changes may be made by posting on the Site and are effective upon posting, or upon such other date stated in the posting.

Notification of Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Users will be made aware of these changes by the change of the version number and effective date at the top of this policy. If we make a change that we reasonably believe may materially affect how we collect, disclose, or otherwise share your personal information, we will post a separate notice to that effect on our home page with a link to the revised policy. Any changes made to this Privacy Policy will apply to any information that you provide to us on or after the effective date of such changes but may not be changed with respect to any information previously collected from you by Independent Placements. If you do not agree with the revised terms of this Privacy Policy, you may terminate your use of this Site and contact Independent Placements to unsubscribe from any e-mails we send at http://www.independentplacements.com/contact-us/ or by emailing us at info@independentplacements.com.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete, or deactivate your records by contacting us via email at info@independentplacements.com.

Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or this Site, please contact us via e-mail at info@independentplacements.com.

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