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Privacy

  1. Overview
  2. Collection and Use of Information
  3. Our Use of Your Information
  4. Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others
  5. Other Uses of Information
  6. Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles
  7. Posting to Public Area of helmetstohardhats.ca
  8. Use of Cookies
  9. Use of Web Beacons
  10. Access to and Modification of Your Information
  11. Security of the Personal Information

  

1. Overview

Helmets to Hardhats ("H2H") is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to helmetstohardhats.ca, and of all other Web sites under H2H's control, whether partial or otherwise (helmetstohardhats.ca and such other Web sites are sometimes collectively referred to as "the Helmets to Hardhats Sites") and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in Canada. The information we gather on the Helmets to Hardhats Sites may be shared with Affiliated Entities in order to deliver the products and services we offer to employers, unions and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATCs) such as searches for job seekers or in order to undertake analysis of our database such as aggregate profiling of our registered users. "Affiliated Entities" means entities that we control or are controlled by or are under common control with H2H.

The Helmets to Hardhats Sites contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

2. Collection and Use of Information

In some areas of the Helmets to Hardhats Sites, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, contact information, and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your postal code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the Helmets to Hardhats Sites where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open a User account; if and when implemented, creating a networking account; sign up to use a service, or post a resume or profile.

We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of the Helmets to Hardhats Sites, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by us. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses, but is not linked to your personal information.

We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or life style information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.

When implemented, if you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Helmets to Hardhats Sites or refer a job posting to 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 Helmets to Hardhats Sites or view the job posting. We do not store this information.

3. Our Use of Your Information

We use the information we gather on helmetstohardhats.ca, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the Helmets to Hardhats Sites, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the services that we offer.

We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Helmets to Hardhats Sites, to contact you about your opinion of current services or potential new services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information on new opportunities and additional job postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.

We have areas on the Helmets to Hardhats Sites where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.

4. Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of helmetstohardhats.ca (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below:

  1. We disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties at the time you register for a User account, we supply your contact information to third parties such as employers, unions and JATCs or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities or services of a particular third-party.
  2. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
  3. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to 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. Other Uses of Information

We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to helmetstohardhats.ca with clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Helmets to Hardhats Sites and how those visitors use the Helmets to Hardhats Sites. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search or competition among seekers for any such job. Such data may be made available to employers, unions and JATCs or fellow job seekers.

If you apply for a position on helmetstohardhats.ca, you may be asked to provide information on your gender, race or other protected status where permitted by applicable law. Some employers, unions and JATCs are required by law to gather this information from job applicants for reporting and record-keeping requirements. You should understand that if provided, this information will be used only in accordance with applicable law and will not be used in making any negative employment decisions. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and you will not be subject to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not to provide this information.

6. Personal Information on Resumes and Profiles

Since helmetstohardhats.ca is a career site, you can store multiple versions of your resume and introduction letters in our database. Upon application for an opportunity the respective potential employer, union or JATC will be provided access to your contact information as well as the resume(s) and or letters(s) you designate for inclusion with your application.

7. Posting to Public Area of helmetstohardhats.ca

Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of the helmetstohardhats.ca, such as in online forums or chat rooms, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of helmetstohardhats.ca.

8. Use of Cookies

We use "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience. When you return to helmetstohardhats.ca, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on helmetstohardhats.ca.

9. Use of Web Beacons

Helmetstohardhats.ca Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and if Web beacons are used/implemented they allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.

You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

10. Access to and Modification of Your Information

You may review, correct, update or change your user account, Networking profile or Networking account information at any time. From your User account you may also opt out of receiving newsletters and certain other information from helmetstohardhats.ca.

To change your User account information, simply log into your User account, go to your Account Profile, review your account information and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided.

We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of helmetstohardhats.ca more efficient, practical, and relevant. You can delete your resume from the helmetstohardhats.ca online database, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume from helmetstohardhats.ca except for an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet.

11. Security of the Personal Information

We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

12. Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for helmetstohardhats.ca, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at security@helmetstohardhats.ca or call us at 613-238-2300 and ask to speak to a Helmets to Hardhats support representative who will put you in touch with our Privacy Officer. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.