Welcome to TieTalent - Privacy Policy

Version 1.0
Last modifications: May 17, 2018
This website https://tietalent.com (hereinafter referred to as the 'site') is edited and operated by TieTalent Sàrl ('TieTalent'), a Swiss company headquartered at Place de Grenus 4, 1201 Geneva.
Email address: info@tietalent.com
Phone: +41 (0) 22 518 20 07

User Content

By submitting personal data through our site or service, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Local transfers of your personal data

We may disclose your personal data (as described in the 'Types of Data We Collect' section) to Candidates (as defined in our 'Terms and Conditions'), Experts (as defined in our 'Terms and Conditions'), Employers (as defined in our 'Terms and Conditions'), and wherever regulations require us to do so, such as by court order.

Type of data we collect

'Personal Data' means data that can be used to identify you, directly or indirectly, or any other person to whom the data relates, including, for example, your name, address, phone number, email address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or related to any of these data. 'Anonymous Data' means data that can not directly or indirectly identify you and includes data related to groups or categories of users of the site. We collect personal data and anonymous data, as described below.

1/ Information you provide us

You do not have to provide us with personal data to use most of our site. However, we collect personal data about you in the following cases:

If you are a Candidate and choose to create an account ('Account'), we may collect your name and surname, phone number, sex, email and postal address, professional title, history of your professional experiences, training and diplomas, mobility, salary expectations, type of residence and/or work permit you own and that allows you to work in Switzerland as well as in other countries, professional references, CVs, work certificates, and password (encrypted).

If you are an independent Expert and choose to create an account ('Account'), we may collect your first and last name, phone number, sex, email and postal address, professional title, your employer's name, past work history, training and qualifications, salary expectations, type of residence and/or work permit you own and that allows you to work in Switzerland as well as in other countries, professional references, CVs, work certificates, and password (encrypted).

If you are an Employer, we collect your contact information and information about your company.

We store information on behalf of Candidates, Experts and Employers, such as information, files and messages that you store using your account (eg interview requests).

If you send us your comments or contact us by email, we collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to answer to you.

When you participate in one of our surveys, we may associate your answers with other information in your profile.

We advise you to avoid providing us with sensitive data that could directly or indirectly reveal (i) your race or ethnic origin, (ii) your political beliefs, (iii) your philosophical or religious beliefs, (iv) your affiliation to a trade union or political party, (v) your physical or mental health, (vi) your sex life, or (vii) the commission of a criminal offense or the existence of proceedings concerning you. If you provide this information to us, you should only do so if you consent to the processing of the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you provide us with professional references contact details, it is your responsibility to ensure that those concerned know that you are sending this information, and to obtain their written consent to do so.

2/ Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data in the form of a text file, which often includes a unique identifier. Through your web browser, the cookie is sent by the website visited to your computer or mobile phone and is then stored on your hard drive.

Each website of a Product or Service may send its own cookie if the preferences of your browser allow it. For TieTalent, cookies record information about your preferences and allow us to tailor them to your interests.

You can define through your browser rules to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is sent to you, or finally define that you do not want to receive cookies. If you select the last case, we inform you that some custom features of our website will not be provided to you and that consequently you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features of TieTalent.

The information provided by cookies can help us better analyze your browsing on our website and give you a better 'user experience'.

Regarding the operation of our website, our cookies offer you features such as remembering your connections between sessions, etc.

Three types of cookies are used:

    - Session cookies that are temporary and deleted when you close your browser;
    - Persistent cookies that remain until you delete them or expire;
    - Web beacons, which are electronic images also called invisible pixels.

Our cookies have the exclusive purpose of enabling or facilitating electronic communication and are strictly necessary for the provision of our online communication services at the express request of the user.

Here are the types of data we collect with our cookies on our website:

    - Unique identifier / session
    - Layout preferences
    - Clickstream
    - Server identifier
    - Security
    - Welcome message

In general, cookies, web beacons and similar technologies do not contain any personal data, but when you provide your personal data through the website, such personal data may be linked to Cookies.

You can use several methods to manage cookies. As each browser is different, we invite you to read the 'Help' menu of your browser preferences rules concerning cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to register, log in or make full use of the service. You can also use your mobile phone settings to manage privacy options.

Our emails may contain a web beacon to tell us if they are open and check all clicks through links or advertisements in the email. We may use this information to determine which of our emails has caught your attention. The web beacon will be deleted when you delete the email. Raw text emails do not include a web beacon.

Use of your personal data

1/ General Use

In general, the personal information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests you make or to help us serve you better. We use your personal data for:

    - facilitate the creation of your profile on our website;
    - identify you as a user in our system;
    - improve the administration of our website and services;
    - provide the service;
    - improve the quality of your experience with TieTalent when you interact with our site and services;
    - send you a welcome email to verify the ownership of the email address specified when creating your account;
    - send you email notifications, such as information about the security or maintenance of the website;
    - respond to your requests for your use of the website;
    - call you, from time to time, to help you in your job search or to obtain your feedback on the use of our website;
    - send you calendar invitations;
    - send you our newsletters, surveys, offers and other promotional materials (including email) related to our service and other marketing purposes of TieTalent. You can opt out and ask us to stop this activity at any time and free of charge in your account settings in the 'Communication' category or by sending an email to info@tietalent.com.
    - provide you with personalized online services and targeted advertising, including the use of cookies when you visit our site.

2/ User testimonials and comments

We can receive testimonials and comments from users with positive experiences with our service. We may publish this content. When we publish this content, we can identify our users by their first and last names, and we can also indicate their city. We must obtain the express consent of the user before publishing her/his last name at the same time as the testimony. If we choose to publish your first and last name and comments, we must obtain your explicit consent before posting. We can post user comments on the website. We can also share your comments with only your first name and the initial of your last name. If you make comments on a blog or forum associated with our site, you should be aware that the personal data that you submit to it may be read, collected or used by other users of these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages.

We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these blogs and forums.

Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose your personal information as set out below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

1/ Third parties designated by you

When you use the service, the personal data you provide to us will be shared with the third parties you designate to receive this information, including references.

2/ Other users of TieTalent or third party service providers

If you are a Candidate (as defined in our 'Terms and Conditions'), we may share your personal data with:

(1) third party service providers, such as our Experts (as defined in our 'Terms and Conditions') or otherwise, for:

    - providing you with the service we offer you through our site;
    - performing quality assurance tests;
    - facilitating the creation of accounts;
    - providing technical support and / or providing other TieTalent services.

These service providers are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by TieTalent.

(2) Employers looking for a profile like yours, when using the service.

If you are an Expert (as defined in our 'Terms & Conditions'), we may share your personal information, such as your first name, last name, Skype ID, email, work experience, or other information we consider useful with Candidates. (as defined in our 'General Conditions') with whom we put you in contact as well as with the Employers (as defined in our 'General Conditions') having access to the Candidates with whom you have conducted an interview.

If you are an Employer (as defined in our 'Terms & Conditions'), we may share your personal information, such as name, email, number of employees worldwide, number of employees in the local office, or other information that we consider useful for the recruitment of Candidates (as defined in our 'Terms & Conditions') with whom you make contact as well as for the selection of our Experts (as defined in our 'Terms and Conditions').

3/ Restructuring

We may share some or all of your personal data in the context of or in the course of negotiating any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, or a transaction procedure involving the sale, transfer, assignment, or disclosure of all or part of our business or assets. In the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, personal data may also be transferred as an asset. If another company acquires our company, that company must possess the personal data collected by TieTalent and may assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy.

4/ Other information

Regardless of any choices you make about your personal data (as described in this Privacy Policy), TieTalent may disclose personal data if we believe in good faith this disclosure necessary (a) during an administrative investigation; (b) to comply with the laws; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of TieTalent or users of the Site or Service; and / or (d) to investigate or to help prevent any violation or risk of violation of the law, this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions.

Third party websites

Our site may contain links to third party websites. When you click on a link to any other website, you leave our site and go to another site, and another entity may collect personal information or anonymous data about you. We have no control over it, do not examine it, and can not be responsible for these external websites or their content. Please note that the terms of these Terms and Conditions do not apply to these external websites.

We encourage you to read the Terms and Conditions of each website you visit.

Your choices regarding information

You have several choices regarding the use of information on TieTalent:

1/ Marketing Communications

We may send you (including by email) our newsletters, research and statistical reports, offers and surveys, and services that we believe may be of interest to you. You can opt out and ask us to stop this activity, at any time and free of charge in the settings of your account in the category 'Communication' or by sending an email to info@tietalent.com.

In spite of your indicated email preferences, we may provide you with information that we deem important to your use of TieTalent, including notices of updates to our Terms and Conditions or our Privacy Policy.

2/ Modification or deletion of your personal data

You may view, update, modify or delete your personal data in the settings of your account at any time or by sending us an email at info@tietalent.com.

You may object to any collection of personal data and / or request the deletion of your account and personal data at any time by sending an email to info@tietalent.com. TieTalent also allows you to 'disable' your profile for a given period of time. This allows you to make your profile invisible on the platform without losing all of your information, available when you want to reactivate your profile.

If you delete your profile, no information about your profile is retained.

Security of your personal data

TieTalent is committed to protecting and securing your personal data.

We use a variety of industry standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. In addition, we ask you to enter a password that will be encrypted to access your account information. Please do not disclose the password of your account to unauthorized persons. However, no method of internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, although TieTalent makes reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, TieTalent can not promise absolute security.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated at any time for any reason. All changes to the Privacy Policy will be available online (https://tietalent.com/privacypolicy). Once the changes are made, the 'Last modifications' date written above will be updated.

We advise you to regularly review this privacy policy. The continued use of our site or services, following the update thereof, implies that you are aware of and agree to these changes.

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