Privacy Statement

  1. Overview
  2. Collection and Use of Information by the Center
  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 Areas of helmetstohardhats.org
  8. Use of Cookies
  9. Use of Web Beacons
  10. Access to and Modification of Your Information
  11. Security of the Personal Information
  12. Children
  13. Safe Harbor
  14. Third Party Seal and Dispute Resolution
  15. Changes to Privacy Statement

1. Overview

The Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans’ Employment (“Center”) 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.org, and of all other Web sites under the Center’s control, whether partial or otherwise (helmetstohardhats.org 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 the United States. The information we gather on the Helmets to Hardhats Sites may be shared with the Center’s 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 control, are controlled by or are under common control with the Center.

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 by the Center

In some areas of helmetstohardhats.org, 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 ZIP 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, create a Networking profile or 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 helmetstohardhats.org, 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.

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.org, 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.org (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, processing credit card payments, 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.
  4. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the Helmets to Hardhats Sites.

If you have a Networking profile, other users or members of Networking may access your profile, however, they will not have access to your contact information and your contact information is not displayed in any Networking profile.

5. Other Uses of Information

We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to helmetstohardhats.org 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.org, 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.org is a career site, we give you three options regarding the accessibility of your resume:

  1. You can store your resume in our database, but not allow it to be searchable by potential employers, unions, or JATCs. Not allowing your resume to be searchable means that you can use it to apply for a job online, but employers, unions and JATCs will not have access to search it through our resume database.
  2. If you allow your resume to be searchable without making it confidential and hiding your contact information, then all parties with access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) will have access to your resume.
  3. If you have a confidential resume, but apply to a job posting on helmetstohardhats.org, the employer to whom you send your resume will be able to view your contact information.

In addition, portions of your searchable resume (but not your contact information) may be made public in your Networking profile.

We attempt to limit access to our searchable resume database (or copies thereof) only to approved employers, unions and JATCs, recruiters, hiring managers and human resource professionals, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for the use made of resumes by third parties who access such resumes while they are in our searchable database. However, the portions of your searchable resume (not your contact information) that are automatically made public in your Networking profile are accessible to anyone who uses the Networking service. You may remove your resume on or delete your profile at anytime, but approved employers, unions, JATCs, recruiters and others who have access to the resume database, as well as parties who have otherwise gained access may have retained a copy of your resume or Networking profile in their own files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of resumes or profiles in these instances.

7. Posting to Public Areas of helmetstohardhats.org

Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of helmetstohardhats.org, such as in online forums or chat rooms, or in the searchable resume database, 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.org.

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. For example, if you personalize helmetstohardhats.org pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). 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.org, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized. We also use cookies to track click streams and for load balancing.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on helmetstohardhats.org.

9. Use of Web Beacons

Helmetstohardhats.org Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that 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.org.

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.org more efficient, practical, and relevant. Of course, you can delete your resume from the helmetstohardhats.org online database, close your User account at any time delete your Networking profile and close your Networking account, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume from helmetstohardhats.org, your User account information and remove your Networking profile and Networking account information, 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. Children

The Helmets to Hardhats Sites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

13. Safe Harbor

The Helmets to Hardhats Sites are operated under contract with Monster Government Solutions (Monster). Monster participates in the Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Framework arising out of the U.S. implementation of the European Union Data Protection Directive. Monster has certified adherence to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles for each of the Helmets to Hardhats Sites. For more information about the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and to view Monster’s certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Web site. If you would like to contact us directly about the Safe Harbor program, please send an e-mail to safeharbor@monster.com.

14. Third Party Seal and Dispute Resolution

Monster Worldwide, Inc. Monster, Inc. and Monster Technologies, Inc. are members of the TRUSTe privacy seal program, the TRUSTe E.U. Safe harbor seal program and the TRUSTe dispute resolution program. TRUSTe has certified the practices of Monster in the operation of the Helmets to Hardhats Sites. Please consult the TRUSTe Web site http://www.truste.com for more information concerning TRUSTe’s privacy programs and dispute resolution procedures. The TRUSTe programs cover only information collected through Helmetstohardhats.org, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the Helmets to Hardhats Sites.

15. Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for helmetstohardhats.org, 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 mayday@helmetstohardhats.org or call us at 877-H2H-8842 (877-424-8842) and ask to speak to a Helmets to Hardhats support representative. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.