TechJobsNI participate in and have certified their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. TechJobsNI is committed to subjecting all personal data received from EU member countries, in reliance of the GDPR, to the Acts applicable principals. To learn more about the GDPR visit https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/what-does-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-govern_en
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the privacy of the GDPR, TechJobsNI is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers. In certain situations TechJobsNI may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities/bodies.
The information we gather
We gather two types of information about users.
Non-personally identifiable information
Information that does not identify a specific individual: When visitors use the Services, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which links were ‘clicked’. Collecting such information involves the collection and logging of IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each of the user Services. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a visitor’s internet service provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us identify the most popular areas of the Site and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities. In addition we may disclose some of this information to advertisers to inform them the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements. We collect non-personally identifiable information in part through the use of ‘cookies’. For information read the information under ‘Cookies’ in section D below.
On mobile applications we use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Services on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregate usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit.
On mobile applications we may send push notifications to your device. You may opt-out of these at the device level.
Personally identifiable information
In certain areas of the Site such as those in which you complete a profile, submit your CV, create a new account we may request that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, postcode, mobile number, profession, or work experience. We will in such situations seek to identify which information items are required and which are optional. In some instances we may collect geo-location based information for the purpose of helping to identify Jobs in your area. We may share this information for the sole purpose of providing you this feature. You may opt-out of location based services by editing the setting at the device level. If you post profiles and CVs on our Site, such information can be viewed by our Customers. At any time Jobseekers may elect that their profile and CV not be searchable by our Customers by logging into their account and changing the status of their profile or, if that is not possible they can contact us directly and we can make the change for them.
In addition Jobseekers may elect to make their profile searchable by our customers on a confidential basis only. In this case, the users name and contact information will not be displayed to customers performing searches on the Site. If the Customer desires to contact the confidential Jobseeker regarding an employment opportunity, they will send an email to the Jobseeker through our system. We will forward the email to the Jobseekers address. The Jobseekers email address will not be provided directly to the Customer. When posting a CV confidentially, it is the Jobseekers responsibility to ensure that their contact information is not included within their CV attachment.
Please note that we cannot control the acts of users of the Services. All members and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in a CV or profile or other medium, the information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited email from other parties outside TechJobsNI. In the event that you encounter any TechJobsNI user collecting or using information about you please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How we use the information we gather
Please take some time to familiarise yourself with the different ways we use the information we gather. TechJobsNI encourages all third parties involved, including but not limited to its advertisers, to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and users and to otherwise handle personally identifiable information in a responsible manner. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with, or claims association with, TechJobsNI who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact us at email@example.com
How we use non-personally identifiable information
We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful Services by performing statistical analysis of the collective characteristics and behaviour of our visitors and users, and measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the of the Services. We may provide statistical information based on this data to our advertisers, users and other current potential business partners. We may also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked through links to their sites.
How we use personally identifiable information
We may use the personally identifiable information a user submits for any purposes related to TechJobsNI business, including but not limited to:
- To understand a user’s needs and create content that is relevant to the user
- To generate statistical studies
- To conduct market research and planning by sending user surveys
- To notify user referrals of TechJobsNI services, information or products when a user requests that TechJobsNI send such information to referrals
- To improve Services, information and products
- To help a user complete a transaction, or provide services or customer support to users and to recipients of TechJobsNI products
- To communicate with the user and with recipients of TechJobsNI products and services
- To email users about services, information, products and offers from our business partners (and as set forth in section C, How we share information we gather)
- To personalise the Site for the user
- To notify the user of any changes with the Site that may affect the user
- To allow the user to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in activities the user selects; and
- To allow us to contact you by phone and/or email. In some cases, this includes text messaging of alerts and carrier charges may apply
User names, identifications (ID), and email addresses (as well as any additional information a user may choose to post) may be publicly available on the Site when a user voluntarily and publicly discloses personally identifiable information, such as a when a user uses features to send a message to another user, or as part of a message posted to a public forum or a publicly released software application. Users may not be able to change or remove public postings once posted. Such personally identifiable information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. TechJobsNI is not responsible for any consequences which may occur from the use of personally identifiable information that a user choses to submit to public pages.
With respect to surveys, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. TechJobsNI will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users, i.e. anonymous information that does not identify any specific individual. Circumstances under which TechJobsNI would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the Sites users, providing data to TechJobsNI advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics and publicising overall usage data in press communications. Where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where TechJobsNI advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, TechJobsNI reserves the right to disclose any information provided by the users, provided that no personally identifiable information identifying a specific user is disclosed. Participation in surveys is at a user’s option; TechJobsNI does not conduct mandatory surveys.
How we share information we gather
Subject to the foregoing, TechJobsNI uses the personally identifiable information in several ways. TechJobsNI may share your personally identifiable information with service providers to help us with our business activities such as processing credit cards, email and social network marketing, offering customer service, or operating a community forum. These service providers are authorised to use your personally identifiable information only as necessary to provide these services to us. With respect to Job applications, TechJobsNI will not disclose your profile or CV on our Site to prospective employers without your consent or to carry out your instructions.
If you ‘opt in’ to receive promotional materials from third parties, information you have made available to us may be made available to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may ‘opt out’ of receiving such materials at any time in a variety of ways: by using the opt-out link included in each email, by changing your subscription preferences on the “user settings” page in your TechJobsNI account or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have provided more than one email address to our service, you may continue to be contacted, unless you request to unsubscribe each email address you have provided. If you opted-in to receive information directly from third parties, then you must contact those third parties directly to opt-out.
In addition, TechJobsNI reserves the right to share aggregate information collected from users of the Site, without prior notice, with entities that are part of the TechJobsNI business. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner and no single person can be identified by such compiled information.
In order to effectively tailor our services, these Sites may sell your personal information to third party consultants and business partners, including, but not limited to other lead generation companies (collectively ‘Third party contractors’) to collect, compile, organise, and market to you related services.
When you submit any personally identifiable information on the Site, we will obtain your consent authorising the Site to sell to third part contractor’s any and all personally identifiable information that is necessary to enable additional service offerings.
To provide services to our customers, TechJobsNI collects indexed content from a variety of publicly available websites. Indexed content may include personal information such as post on blogs. In general, such indexed content is available through standard search engines or visiting the websites themselves. TechJobsNI may append this information to your profile or use this content to create a profile, whether or not an individual has an account with us. If you would like to remove the information we collect see section I to submit your request. TechJobsNI has no ownership rights to the indexed content sourced from third party sites and cannot guarantee that we will not collect information from a publicly available source at a later point in time.
If TechJobsNI is involved in an acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on the Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information. TechJobsNI reserves the right to assign, sell, licence or otherwise transfer to a third party your personally identifiable information in connection with an assignment, sale, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of any portion of all of TechJobsNI or its affiliated entities, assets or stock.
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by TechJobsNI and our partners, analytics and service providers. These technologies are generally used for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking user movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card details) on our order forms we encrypt the transmission of that information.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect your personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please help keep your account safe by using a string password. Accordingly we advise that you do not communicate any confidential information through our Services.
If you have any questions about security on our site, you can contact us at email@example.com
Surveys and Sweepstakes
Occasionally TechJobsNI may conduct surveys in order to better deliver advertisements and content and to better understand your needs relating to the Services. We will not share your survey information with any third party, except in aggregate form.
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as postal code). That information, to the extent that it conflicts with this policy, will govern that particular promotion – please remember to read it carefully. We may use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor the Sites use, to personalise the Sites, to send participants an email, and to measure participant’s demographics, interests and opinions. We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell another person about a Job, we will ask you for that persons email address. We will automatically send that person a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. We use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email, and do not store these email addresses.
Social Media Features
Choice and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from the TechJobsNI database, or would like to correct an error in such information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within TechJobsNI database, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain personally identifiable information. If you have provided more than one email address to our service, you may continue to be contacted, unless you request to unsubscribe each email address you have provided.
Choice and Access
Upon request TechJobsNI will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer require our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate it by making the change or your account page or by emailing email@example.com. We will respond to your access request within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
The Site may offer publically accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information that you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personally identifiable information contact us at email@example.com. In some cases we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We post testimonials on the site that may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain consent by email or a release agreement prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with the testimonial.