Privacy Policy

Appcast’s Privacy Policy

Revised and Effective – January 14th, 2020

Introduction

Appcast (“Appcast” or “we” or “us”) is a job advertising technology service. We also own and operate several websites (e.g., appcast.io, hirehub.io).

This Privacy Notice describes (i) the types of information we collect when you use our websites (the “websites”), interact with our products, services, or applications (the “Service”) in any manner; (ii) how we use the information we collect; (iii) with whom and why we share it; and (iv) the choices we offer regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how to contact us about our privacy practices.

What Information Do We Collect?

We gather various types of information, including information that identifies or may identify you as an individual (“Personal Information”) as explained in more detail below.

Information You Provide Us

We receive and store Personal Information you submit directly to us. For example, when you register as a user of the Service, you submit basic Personal Information such as your name, email address, phone number, and physical address. We also collect and maintain your user ID and password, which you create and provide to us.

Information Collected Through Technology

When you use the Service

To provide the Service, we collect certain information from job applicants using automated means, such as cookies and web beacons, when they click on an Appcast-sponsored job ad at third party websites and when job applicants start and complete a job application at your website or a website operated by your applicant tracking system. The information we collect in this manner includes IP address, browser type, device type, operating system, referring URLs, and dates and times of site visits. We anonymize IP addresses by hashing or truncating them.  A cookie is a text file that websites send to a user’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the device and browser or to store information or settings in a browser. A web beacon, also known as an Internet tag or pixel tag, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but browser settings can be changed to prevent these cookies from collecting information. Disabling cookies does not necessarily disable the use of pixel tags, web beacons and other technologies that collect information.

When you use the websites

Our websites collect certain information related to your device automatically. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the general location where the device is located, and browser information.

Information from third parties

We may receive information about you from various third parties, such as lead generation companies and public data sources.

We do not collect the following information from job applicants:

  • Name
  • Contact information (e.g., email address, physical address, telephone number)
  • Social Security Number, Driver’s License Number or other national identifiers
  • Payment card information or other financial information
  • Job application data (other than confirmation that a job application is started and completed)
Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not register for Appcasts’s Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at…

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

We use the information you provide to us and the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • Creating and managing your user account;
  • Providing the Services to you, including publication of your job ads to third party sites;
  • Measuring job applicants generated by Appcast-sponsored job ads
  • Responding to and communicating with you about your questions and comments;
  • Sending you news and updates about the Service;
  • Operating, evaluating and improving our Service (including developing new services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing, and other internal functions);
  • Performing data analyses;
  • Complying with applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies;
  • For any other purpose about which we notify you.

You acknowledge and agree that we own all of the information we collect via cookies and web beacons regarding job ad views, job application starts and job application completions. We will not sell or rent your information to data brokers or any other third parties. Further, in no event will we publicly disclose any performance-related data specific to you.

Who Do We Share Information With?

We do not sell or rent personal your information to anyone.  We may disclose the information we collect as described in this Privacy Notice or otherwise disclosed when the information is provided.

Vendors, Partners, and Service Providers

We may share your information with advertising and marketing partners for purposes of publishing your job ads and with other third parties who perform services on our behalf, for example, website analytics companies (e.g., Google Analytics) and information technology service providers.

Compliance with Law and Safety

We will access, review, preserve, and disclose the information we collect if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation, court order or other government authority; to enforce or apply our agreements; or to protect the rights, safety, and property of Appcast, Inc., its employees, or the public. We may also cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose information to the relevant agency in doing so.

Corporate Transactions

We reserve the right to share information in connection with any corporate transaction, including any merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of stock and/or assets, or other corporate change or financing transaction including during the course of any due diligence process or otherwise.  We may also share your information with our parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Data Storage and Security

Information security is important to us and we use appropriate technical, organizational, and administrative security measures to protect any information we hold.  However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. The security of your information depends on your protection of your account user IDs and passwords. Please properly select and protect your password, limit access to your computer or device, and do not disclose your user IDs or passwords to unauthorized people.

Changes in Privacy Notice

Privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and as such, we will update this Privacy Notice from time to time and will post a notice of any significant changes on our website. You should visit this page periodically to review any such changes to the Privacy Notice.

Do Not Track

We adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Notice and do not monitor or respond to Do Not Track browser requests.

Your Responsibility Regarding Privacy Disclosures

You are responsible for providing privacy notices to your job applicants, including notice that we are collecting certain information as described herein and any other notices required by applicable law.

Governing Law

This Privacy Notice and your use of the Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire, without giving effect to its conflicts of law provisions. By accessing or using the Service, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in New Hampshire. A printed version of this Privacy Notice will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Privacy Notice to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

How Can I Exercise My Data Subject Rights?

If you would like to access, review, update, rectify, and delete any Personal Information we hold about you, or exercise any other data subject right available to you under applicable law, you can either fill out this webform directly or call us at +1-800-570-5430, extension 4. Our privacy team will examine your request and respond to you as quickly as possible.

Please note that we may still use any aggregated and deidentified Personal Information that does not identify any individual, and may also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, complete transactions for which the Personal Information was collected, and enforce our agreements.

California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request via our webform.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, please see the link below headed “Privacy Shield Certification” for further information about your privacy rights.

Enforceability; Non-waiver

In the event that any provision of this Privacy Notice conflicts with applicable law, rule, regulation or order or if any provision is held invalid by a court with competent jurisdiction, then such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible our original intentions, and the remainder of this Privacy Notice will remain in full force and effect. Any failure by us to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Privacy Notice or to exercise any right under the Privacy Notice will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of our right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.

Contact

If you want to reach our Data Protection Officer or you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or your personal data, please contact us at +1-800-570-5430, extension 4 or via our webform.