Hot Data Jobs is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe user experience. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use online data.

By using this site or application, you agree to the collection, use and transfer of your data as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not want your information to be collected, used, and transferred as described by this policy, you may revoke your consent to our Privacy Policy. To revoke your consent, please click here to contact us. If you revoke your consent, your account and profile information will be removed from our website.

Information collected on our sites and applications is stored in the United States; therefore, your information may become subject to U.S. law.

Scope of this Policy

This policy applies to information we collect or use on sites and applications owned or controlled by Hot Data Jobs).

We link to other websites over which we have no control. Hot Data Jobs is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites. You may wish to review the privacy policies of those sites so you can understand how they collect, use, and share your information.
Information We Collect

We collect information about you when you use our sites and applications. We collect information directly from you such as your contact information, resume, and profile information. We receive and store this information when you enter it on our website, send it to us, or provide it to us in any other way.

For example, depending on the services you use, we collect:

Credit card number and billing information (for services requiring payment)
Information imported by you or your connections from third party applications

We also collect information about you automatically. We automatically collect information about how you use our sites and mobile applications, the areas of our site that you visit, as well as information about your computer or mobile device including your IP address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system type, and referring URLs. This information is necessary for providing personalized and location-based content as well as for analyzing web traffic, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We may combine this information with information in your account to help prevent fraud.

We may collect information about you from publicly-available websites. We may use this information to create a profile, even if you do not have an account with us, or append it to an existing profile. You will have the opportunity to claim collected information relating to you and to change its visibility setting or remove the information. However we cannot guarantee that we will not later collect from publicly-available websites other information that pertains to you.

We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from Hot Data Jobs if your computer supports this type of program.

How We Use Information

We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, operate and improve our sites and applications, and foster a positive user experience.

By registering with Hot Data Jobs, by managing your profile, by publicly posting information, or by opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information in the following ways:

(a) to create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us, information collected or imported from other sites or applications, or information provided to us by third parties such as your contacts or advertisers;
(b) to add information gathered from public websites to your profile;
(c) to provide personalized, targeted, or location-based content, services, and advertising from us and third parties;
(d) to allow you to contact other users or to invite others to join or create an account
(e) to allow you to import information about yourself or your contacts from other sites or applications or to export your information to other sites or applications;
(f) to make purchases;
(g) to contact you about feature updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;
(h) to provide you with additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice
(i) to inform you of other products or services available from Hot Data Jobs or its affiliates;
(j) to enable you to contact us and for us to respond to you;
(k) to conduct surveys, promotions and contests, and to publish the results thereof;
(l) to help your friends, contacts, and potential employers find your profile and connect with you;
(m) to provide information about you and your potential interest in job postings to employer customers;
(n) to display targeted messages from employers based on the content of your resume or profile;
(o) to provide products and services to employer customers to complete the recruitment and hiring process;
(p) to provide products and services that enable users to network, post information on bulletin boards, view and compare profiles;
(q) to generate internal reports about the use of our sites and applications;
(r) to provide customers with reports about the characteristics and trends of the job market including availability of talent;
(s) to allow you to share jobs and profile information with your connections;
(t) to give search engines access to public information;
(u) to detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal; and
(v) to make suggestions and draw inferences about you. For example, we may make suggestions about people you may know or additional jobs, products or services that might be of interest to you. Or, if you identify yourself as “Mrs.” we will assume you are female.

Information you post in public areas of Hot Data Jobs sites or applications or make visible in the resume and profile database may be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world, including those in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information as defined by your country of residence. While Hot Data Jobs takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use, Hot Data Jobs does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you give to us. Accordingly, you should not post sensitive information, personality profiles, or any other information you would not want made public, to any Hot Data Jobs site or application or to a public website.

Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to your career experience and interests online. We use data we have about you to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party. We show you targeted ads online. These ads are targeted based on information we collect about you and information about you we acquire from third parties.

How We Share Information

We provide you with a platform to broadcast information about yourself to maximize your career opportunities. We do not share contact information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure.

1. We share your information with third parties who help deliver our products and services to you. Examples include hosting our web servers, including resume database storage, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not use that data for any other purpose. We will remain responsible for any information shared in this way.

2. We may disclose information to third parties if you consent. For example:

(a) if you make your resume searchable or if we collect information you’ve made available on a public website then all parties with access to our resume database will have access to your information;

(b) if you opt in to receive information about the opportunities, products, or services of third parties, we supply your contact information to those third parties so they may contact you;

(c) if you previously chose to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from Hot Data Jobs or third parties, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt out in those emails or by editing your account profile.

By applying to a job, providing your contact information to show interest in a job, or by replying to a message from an employer, you consent to the disclosure of your information to that employer.

We also share aggregated information (including location data) about Hot Data Jobs site visitors and application users with third parties to serve advertisements to you online. We may also aggregate data regarding job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search. This aggregated data does not identify users individually, and may be made available to employers or fellow job seekers or community members. If we create a co-branded site with another company, information will be retained by both companies and subject to the privacy policies of both companies which will be published on the co-branded sites.

3. We may disclose to third parties information that we have collected from other websites.

4. We disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to: (a) meet legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

5. We may disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires any or all of Hot Data Jobs’s business units, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event Hot Data Jobs becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, such information will be disposed of in a transaction approved by the court. You will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by email or through a prominent notice posted on the site.

An Important Note About Your Resume

When you upload resume to our site, we store it in our resume database in the United States. You may control the status of your resume by setting it to visible or private. Visible resumes can be viewed by anyone with access to our resume database. We cannot control the retention, use or privacy of resumes that have been viewed or downloaded by others.

Private resumes will not be visible in our resume and profile database, but information we acquire about you from a public website may be visible. You may still use your private resume to apply online to a job. If you do, your resume will be transferred to the relevant employer, who may retain a copy of your resume or distribute it to third parties.

We attempt to limit access to our resume database to legitimate users, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We cannot control the use made of resumes by third parties who access the database. Once your resume has been disclosed, Hot Data Jobs is not able to retrieve it from the third parties who accessed it.

You may remove your resume from our database at any time. If you do not have an account with us, we may require you to provide us with information about yourself so we can locate your profile and delete it. However anyone who viewed your resume or profile may have kept a copy of it in their own files or databases. Accordingly, you should not put sensitive information, personality profiles, or other information you would not want made public, in your resume or profile.

If you provide us with details of a reference, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person is aware that you have forwarded his/her details and has consented in writing for you to do so.

Resumes or profiles you give to us must not contain sensitive data relating to your (i) racial or ethnic origin (ii) political beliefs (iii) philosophical or religious beliefs (iv) membership of a trade union or political party (v) physical or mental health or biometric details or genetic makeup (vi) addictions, sexual life (vii) the commission of criminal offences or proceedings and associated penalties or fines, (viii) the commission of any unlawful or objectionable conduct and associated penalties, or (ix) any Social Security Number or national identification number. If your resume or profile does contain this information, then you agree that it is at your own risk. We cannot control third parties’ access to such information from our database.

How We Store Information

Because managing your career is a life-long process, we retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make repeat use of our sites more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal information as described below. You may access, review, correct, update, change or delete your resume at any time. Sign in to your account, go to your resume, and make the desired changes. If you do not have an account, please contact us.

Access to or correction, update, or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by Hot Data Jobs if it would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you wish to delete your account information altogether, please contact us. We will send you an email to confirm that your personal information has been deleted (save for an archival copy which is not accessible by you or third parties on the Internet). The archival copy is retained only for as long as needed for audit and record purposes. We will also keep logs and information that may relate to your activity on the site.

We will respond to information access requests without undue delay of receipt and in any event within 30 days. If we require additional time to provide access to your information, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within 30 days and promptly supplement our response within the time period required by applicable law.

If you do not sign in to your account or interact with our services, including continuing to receive emails from us, for a significant period of time, your account will expire and be scheduled for removal from our site. Expired accounts are deleted on a periodic basis. Our current expiration period is approximately 36 months; we may extend or reduce this period in order to adjust to changing hiring patterns. If your account contains a resume, you will receive an email from us before we delete your resume in this manner.

Security

You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret.

Hot Data Jobs takes appropriate measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You can find additional information on conducting a safe job search in our Security Center. You should be aware that resumes and profiles may be monitored by your current employer.

When you place an order online at Hot Data Jobs, your credit card information is encrypted with industry standard encryption.

Children

Hot Data Jobs is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to materially change the substance of this Privacy Policy, we will, where required, contact you via the email address that you maintain in your profile. We will also post those changes through a prominent notice on the site.

Contact Information

Your data is submitted to Hot Data Jobs and is hosted and stored in a database on servers situated in the United States.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us online or at:

Hot Data Jobs
1057 E. Imperial Highway
Suite 509
Placentia, CA 92870

We will use reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.

Cookies and Online Advertising

Cookies: Hot Data Jobs uses “cookies” to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends. A cookie is a text file stored on your computer. Cookies store bits of information that we use to help make our site work. They can’t run any code and don’t contain viruses. No one can read our cookies except us.

We use cookies to improve your experience on our sites. We use the following types of cookies:

Security: These cookies allow us to secure access to your account.
Preference: These cookies are used to store your preferences like language choice and display of job search results.
Analytics: We track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems.
Features: We track which jobs you search for, view, and apply to so we can show you more jobs like those. We also use cookies to split some users into test groups to test new features.
Advertising: We use non-identifiable information about you to show you advertising.

Some cookies will remain on your computer after you have left our site. Security cookies will remain for 60 days after your last visit. Poll response cookies will remain for 90 days, and Hot Data Jobs cookies relating to advertisements and site notices will remain for up to two years.

We also allow other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our sites and applications. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the other companies’ servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Hot Data Jobs has no control over, and is not responsible for, the practices of those third party advertisers. The data stored in these cookies is anonymous and the information is not linked to your personally identifiable information without your permission. The cookies placed by our third party ad servers will remain on your computer after you have left our site for up to 20 years unless you choose to delete them.

Hot Data Jobs also uses web beacons (sometimes called pixels, clear GIFs or action tags) and JavaScript.

Social Media and Content Sharing

Social Media Widgets: Our site includes social media widgets which allows you to share and refer a page to someone you know. These widgets may collect your IP address and the page on our site you are visiting and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Referrals: If you choose to use our service to share site content with a friend, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Hot Data Jobs Worldwide, Inc. temporarily stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Update effective May 4, 2016.