The VetJobs Privacy Statement

  1. OVERVIEW

    A. Commitment to Privacy by VetJobs
    B. Information Concerning Visitors to VetJobs
    C. General Information Disclosure
    D. Use of Tracking Devices and Software

  2. PRIVACY REGARDING RESUME SUBMISSION

    A. Submission of Resumes
    B. Removal of a Resume
    C. Updating Account Information

  3. RELATED INFORMATION

    A. Communication with VetJobs
    B. Changes to the Privacy Statement
    C. Electronic Newsletters

  1. OVERVIEW

    The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to acquaint users and visitors to VetJobs with the policies that will be followed regarding personal information.

    1. Commitment to Privacy by VetJobs
      1. VetJobs is committed to protecting the privacy of the employers, transitioning military, veterans, spouses, dependents and any other persons who use or visit VetJobs. VetJobs will use its best efforts to ensure that information submitted remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein and the VetJobs Terms and Conditions of Use statement.
      2. VetJobs is an Internet based career services organization for the military affinity market. As such, VetJobs will not sell the personal information of the users of the VetJobs site. The information posted by users on VetJobs is for the sole use of individuals searching for a job or employers, recruiters and human resources personnel who pay to have access to the resume database. Private information given to VetJobs by users is not for sale to any third parties or persons for any reason.
    2. Information Concerning Visitors to VetJobs
      1. VetJobs collects personal information from users strictly on a voluntary basis. This information permits VetJobs to provide users and visitors to the VetJobs site with private and secure areas to post and modify their original content (resumes and jobs) placed on VetJobs.
      2. VetJobs uses various software packages to gather information about users of VetJobs in a collective sense, meaning VetJobs does not intentionally target specific users. However, VetJobs may use software packages to trace a user who is violating the Terms and Conditions of Use.
      3. In general, VetJobs collects information to determine what pages visitors most frequently use and what services and information areas the users access. VetJobs will only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate in order to determine what services offered by VetJobs are beneficial for VetJobs users, or to explain to advertisers which areas are best for their advertising based on traffic patterns.
      4. VetJobs may share this information with partners, but only in the aggregate, so that the partners may understand how visitors use the VetJobs site.
    3. General Information Disclosure
      1. Except as described herein, VetJobs does not disclose information about a user’s individual visits to VetJobs, or personal information that they provide, such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, personal references, etc., to any outside parties, except when required by law or to protect VetJobs and users. However, VetJobs may record and share aggregated information with our partners.
      2. Please note that if a user inputs any personal or private information on a co-branded registration page, such as that of a VetJobs partner or an advertiser who has a company-sponsored contest or advertisement on VetJobs, then that information becomes the property of both VetJobs and the advertiser or partner. In that case, the use of personal information by the advertiser or partner will be subject to the privacy policy of that company and VetJobs is not responsible for their use of personal information.
      3. VetJobs on occasion will employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on the behalf of VetJobs. Examples may include but are not limited to: hosting VetJobs web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These other companies will have access to personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but may not share that information with any third party.
    4. Use of Tracking Devices and Software
      1. To enhance the experience of a visitor while using VetJobs, VetJobs uses a feature commonly referred to as a “cookie” which is found on Internet browsers. VetJobs uses cookies only for the protection and convenience of our visitors and users. Cookies are small files that a Web browser places on a user computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used for remembering user names and passwords and preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing. With the use of cookies, VetJobs can deliver faster service and a more personalized site experience. Cookies enable VetJobs to serve secure pages to users without requiring the user to repeatedly login. If a user’s system is idle for more than twenty minutes the access cookie will expire, thus requiring the user to login again to continue their session.
      2. A user has the option of setting their browser to reject cookies. However, rejecting cookies will hinder performance and negatively impact their experience when using the Internet and the VetJobs site.
      3. VetJobs has advertisers who place banner advertisements on the VetJobs site. In the course of serving advertisements at VetJobs, third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on a user’s browser. VetJobs has no control over this practice and is not responsible for any information or the use of any information collected in this manner.
      4. In addition to advertisers, the VetJobs site contains links to other sites. Users will be taken to a separate site if they click on one of these links (i.e., links listed on the Employer Resources page and the Veteran Resources page). VetJobs is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any secondary websites. VetJobs encourages all users to review the privacy policy of any site they visit or to which they are directed.
      5. VetJobs makes use of log files that are used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site for maintenance purposes. The logs are not used to track or monitor personally identifiable information. Go to: DOUBLE-CLICK website
  2. PRIVACY REGARDING RESUME SUBMISSION
    1. Submission of Resumes
      1. VetJobs is an Internet based career services organization for United States military affinity market. As such, VetJobs provides candidates the option of putting their resume in the VetJobs database, provided they meet the criteria of having been a member of a United States uniformed service (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard or Navy) who is a transitioning military person, a veteran, the spouse or dependent of a military person. There are several methods of posting a resume.
      2. First, a user may post their resume and allow their resume to be searchable, meaning that all employers and recruiters who pay for access to the VetJobs resume database, and employees of VetJobs, will have access to the resume. When posting resumes, the user decides how much contact information to provide. VetJobs will use its best efforts to only grant access to the resume by paying members, meaning employers, recruiters, hiring managers, and human resource personnel and those VetJobs employees who have a legitimate need to have access to the resume database. Please note that VetJobs cannot absolutely guarantee that other parties will not, without VetJobs consent, gain access to the resume database through the use of hacking techniques.
      3. Second, a candidate may store their resume in the VetJobs resume database, but not allow it to be searchable by potential employers. This is accomplished by checking the “Click here to put your resume on Hold” box in the POST/EDIT/REFRESH RESUME section. Not allowing a resume to be searchable allows a candidate to maintain a copy in the VetJobs resume database to edit, update or use it to apply for a job online, but employers and recruiters will not have access to search it through the VetJobs resume database.
      4. VetJobs offers free voluntary registration to those individuals who opt to post their resume in the VetJobs resume database. During registration the user is requested to supply an ID, Password, name, mailing address, email address, branch of service, security clearance and items related to their job search. This information is needed if the user wants to participate in VetJobs services.
    2. Removal of a Resume
      A candidate may remove their resume from the searchable database at any time by deleting their information. However, employers and recruiters who have paid for access to the database, and other parties who have otherwise gained access to the database, may have retained a copy of the resume in their own files or databases prior to the removal of the resume by the candidate. VetJobs is not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in these instances, or for the use or privacy of resumes by any of such parties while resumes are in the database.
    3. Updating Account Information
      VetJobs allows candidates to change or correct personal information at any time. This is accomplished by logging onto the system, and going to the POST/EDIT/REFRESH RESUME area. Candidates will find options for editing the information they have submitted. The access to this section is by use of an ID and Password set and chosen by the candidate.
  3. RELATED INFORMATION
    1. Communication with VetJobsVetJobs provides an area on the site where users can communicate directly with VetJobs and submit feedback, suggestions and comments. Any such information that is submitted through this area becomes the property of VetJobs. We may use this information for marketing purposes, or to contact the user regarding the information they provided.
    2. Changes to the Privacy StatementShould VetJobs decide to change the Privacy Statement, the changes will be posted in this section so that users will know what information VetJobs gathers, how VetJobs might use that information, and whether VetJobs will disclose any information to anyone. If, at any time, the user has questions or concerns about VetJobs’s privacy commitment, please feel free to email VetJobs or call 877.Vet.Jobs (877.838.5627) toll free and speak to a VetJobs Customer Service Representative.
    3. Electronic NewslettersVetJobs emails free informational newsletters to our users, both to individuals who have posted their resume and to employers. We gather the email addresses of users who voluntarily opt-in during our registration process. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by utilizing the unsubscribe options at the end of each mailing.

If you have any questions or concerns about the VetJobs privacy policy, feel free to contact us by email or give us a call at 1.877.VETJOBS.