We at ExploreTalent.com, ("we" or " ExploreTalent.com")
Your IP Address
Like most e-commerce Websites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.
"help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how. However, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas on the Site.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.
Information We Collect From You
In order to operate the Site and to provide you with information
about products or services that may be of interest to you,
we may collect "personal information" (i.e. information
that could be used to contact you directly (without using
the Site) such as full name, postal address, phone number
or email address), "financial information" (i.e.
credit card numbers or passwords) or "demographic information"
(i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, that
is neither personal information nor financial information;
this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal
code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, purchase
history information, browsing history information, searching
history information, registration history information, and
the content of communications between you and other members
over the Site), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic
information is divided into two categories: 1) "non-public
information", which consists of purchase history information
and one-on-one communications between you and other users
of the Site; and 2) "public information", which
consists of all other demographic information. We ask that
you do not enter personal information or financial information
into your "Profile" (for example, don't use your
address or passcode as your username, or include your name
or address in your written responses), because if you do
then it may be posted publicly on the Site, and the information
will then be treated as "demographic information"
that is "public information."
Information Other Websites Collect From You
How We Use Personal Information
We use your email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate the Site, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Site (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with ExploreTalent.com), and to forward messages to you from other ExploreTalent.com users. These types of communications are known as "Operational Communications." In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers.
We also use personal information to send you newsletters,
information, offers and other promotional materials for
ExploreTalent.com's or third parties' goods or services.
We attempt to send you offers that are of value to you,
such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information.
The Site provides you with options to decline to receive
communications from ExploreTalent.com (other than those
contained in Operational Communications). Some of these
options may only be for a certain category of communications;
others may be more general. By posting a profile on the
Site, you are opting in to receive the ExploreTalent.com
by Mail email. To stop receiving ExploreTalent.com by Mail
and stop all automatic notifications login to your Explore
Talent Account go "My Account" > "My Contact
Info", check the checkbox "Yes, I do not want
to recieve any automatic notifications" and click "Update"
To operate the Site, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Site, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, order fulfillment and sweepstakes and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
How We Use Financial Information
We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to bill you for products and services and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses your financial information on the Site, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity. By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for products or services of third parties offered on the Site, or by participating in programs offered on the Site that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties.
How We Use Public Information and Other Demographic Information
We may review all demographic information. We may use public information to enable other users to find your profile, to determine whether they are a match for you and to communicate with you. We may use demographic information to tailor the Site and communications to your interests.
The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. We encrypt all of your personal and financial information as it travels over the Internet and we store your financial information on our servers in encrypted form. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
How You Can Access and Update Your Email Preferences, Personal
Information and Public Information
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of certain communications and modify personal information or demographic information you have provided to us, and to hide demographic information from, or make demographic information visible to, the public users of the Site, at anytime by going to the Account Settings or My Profile section of the Site. Please be aware that it may take several hours for the changes you make to take effect on the public areas of the Site. We thank you for your patience. Please note that changing or deleting your information through the "Account Settings" or
"My Profile" section of the Site, or otherwise
opting-out of receipt of email communications from ExploreTalent.com,
will only change or delete the data in our database for
purposes of future activities on the Site and for managing
future communications from ExploreTalent.com. These changes
and deletions will not change or delete emails or information
that we may have already forwarded to other users or credit
card companies or any other third parties, all as provided
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy
policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with
the Site, you can contact us.