PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. collects personal information (such as name, e-mail address and physical address) and other information that visitors to our web site choose to provide to us. For example, information provided when a visitor registers as a candidate for our Search Services, uploads or builds a candidate fact sheet, responds to employment opportunities posted on our web site or takes an online assessment. Such personal information may include your (User) ID, password, the pages visited, and the duration of the visit to our web site. We also collect personal information when you contact us via email or postal mail.
In the course of the various Search Services that we provide, we may collect the following personal information: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, resume information (e.g., employment history, education, job qualifications, ability to relocate, professional credentials, memberships in professional organizations, skills, language skills, hobbies), citizenship, information from former employers and other references, and any other information relating to you, to the extent we have acquired or you have provided us with such information. We encourage you not to provide sensitive information to us. To the extent that you elect to include sensitive information on your resume or candidate fact sheet, we will retain that information. In the U.S. we may collect personal information related to race and gender for diversity purposes.
The following paragraphs describe various specific ways in which we may use and disclose personal and other information:
(1) Personal Information Concerning Candidates
(2) Personal Information Concerning Clients
We collect personal information pertaining to our clients, including business contact information, and retain and use such information in providing our Search Services. We may contact you from time to time regarding your needs and the services that we provide.
(3) Other Uses of Personal Information
(1) Disclosure to affiliates and strategic alliance partners
Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. its affiliates, and strategic alliance partners jointly use the personal information submitted to us for the purposes stated above. Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. remains responsible for how the personal information will be used. If you would prefer not to have your personal information used by Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. please simply let us know by contacting us as indicated below and we will remove or suppress your personal information in our database.
(2) Disclosure to prospective employers
We provide personal information regarding candidates to prospective employers for reference sources only if the candidate has authorized us to do so.
(3) Disclosure to service providers
Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. works with third parties who provide services that may include, but are not necessarily limited to, assessment services, including assessment validation services; website hosting and IT consulting services; data analysis; resume verification; background checking; payroll services; public relations services; attorneys, accountants, and other administrative and back-up and security services. As part of providing those services, such third parties will be provided with access to personal information. In addition, our software development partners may use personal information for purposes of modifying, improving, refining and validating their technology, and research and development.
From time to time, we may contract with an e-mail marketing firm to perform a promotional mailing. We will provide the firm with a list of e-mail addresses of executives who have requested not to be contacted by Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. via e-mail, for purposes of suppressing emails to these individuals.
(5) Business Transfers
Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. reserves the right to disclose or transfer, any and all personal information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect in connection with the Search Services, to a third party in connection with a strategic alliance with such third party, or in the event of a sale of our company or one of our affiliates, a merger or consolidation involving Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. or one of its affiliates, or a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business or the business of one or more of our affiliates.
Our web site uses “cookies” — that is, small text files placed on a visitor’s computer hard drive — and other technologies to help us determine information such as the type of content to which a visitor to our web site links, and the length of time each visitor spends at any particular area of our web site. Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. cookies are only read by Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. servers and are unable to execute any code or virus.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use those services that require you to sign in.
The provision of personal information by you is entirely voluntary and you have the right not to provide personal information. You may also contact us at email@example.com if you wish to receive certain information as to whether or not personal information relating to you is held by us and to obtain a copy of such information.
You may request to be removed from Brooke Chase Associates, Inc.’s database simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org which includes your full name and telephone number in the body of the e-mail message. We will use reasonable reports to comply with your request. (We may need to contact you in order to be sure that we are deleting the appropriate information.) Please keep in mind that residual information will remain within Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain personal information about you. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes. However, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. reserves the right, from time to time, to recontact former users of our Search Services.