Career Momentum, Inc. Privacy Statement

 

Introduction

Career Momentum, Inc. is a professional career management firm offering career, learning and networking resources.  Career Momentum delivers the highest quality and most personalized consultation to individuals facing career transition or growth situations.

We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience by promoting the use of fair information practices.  Career Momentum will only ask for information about you that we need and will only ask for it when we need it.  When we ask you for the information, we will explain to you why we need it and what we are going to do with it.

Career Momentum is committed to protecting the privacy rights of all persons with whom we deal.  We, along with Career Partners, International, LLC (CPI) and its partner firms, deliver the highest quality and most personalized consultation to individuals facing career transition or growth opportunities.

As a partner firm committed to your privacy, Career Momentum has adopted the CPI privacy statement and made the information practices and privacy practices available in this statement.

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the CPI website at http://www.cpiworld.com and https://ct2.cpiworld.com, and your use of any service offered from the Career Momentum website at www.careermomentum.com and the CPI websites.  This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the CPI and Career Momentum sites including notification about:

  • Any personally identifiable information of yours or third party personal identification that is collected from you through the web site or through personal consultation with one of our consultants.
  • How your personal information is used.
  • With whom your personal information may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your personal information.
  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the control of CPI and Career Momentum.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information, please write to CPI’s Privacy Officer at 6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 160, Chapel Hill, NC  27517 or Career Momentum’s Privacy Officer at 49 Kessel Court, Suite 103, Madison, WI 53711.

Consent

By using the CPI Portal Site whether accessed directly through www.cpiworld.com or through the link at www.careermomentum.com, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement.

 

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information that can be explicitly used to identify or contact you as an individual. (e.g., name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number).  Personal information is considered information that is (1) recorded in any form; (2) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (3) can be linked to that individual.

Personal information is collected by CPI only when you specifically and knowingly choose to receive information or services from CPI or its associate companies.  You will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.

CPI may also receive personal information from our business associates and other third parties provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent to the disclosure of your personal information.

Information We Collect

We collect personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide to us.

The CPI Career Portal is not intended for children under 18 years of age.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

Demographic and profile data is collected at the CPI website.  We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

CPI may make aggregate information about our users available to third parties for the purposes of marketing, advertising and other beneficial services.  The information gathered on the CPI Career Portal Site and any other CPI Web Site may be shared within CPI, LLC and its Associate Companies acting on our behalf, which are subject to confidentiality agreements.

YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE EXCHANGED OR SOLD TO ANY OTHER BUSINESS OR VENDOR.

If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email or by telephone.  You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.

If you choose to provide personally identifying information to us, we will use and disclose it as described in this Privacy Policy. Your personal information is required for:

Registration

When you register for services using the CPI Career Portal, CPI will request personal information from you, including your name and email address.  Some of the information requested from you during registration is optional, and is clearly identified on the site.

Information collected by CPI as part of the log-in/registration is NOT made accessible to the public, other users of the site or anyone not employed by CPI directly.  This information is held in strict confidence and can be removed at your request at any time.

Your personal information is used to communicate with you about your account and to provide you with information related to CPI or Career Momentum services.  We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates to the CPI Portal Site, such as new career opportunities which may be of interest to you.  The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

You have the option to elect to receive additional communications, and information including without limitation free informational newsletters from CPI or Career Momentum relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.  You always have the option, however, to tell us not to share your personal information with other CPI Companies or to exclude you from offers for other products or services.

My Account

Personal contact Information is collected (e.g., First Name, Last Name, Address, Home Phone, Work Phone, Email Address and Fax number).  You can choose to make this information visible to public in your resume or you may choose for this information to remain private.

Resume Maker

Resume Maker publishes your career objective, accomplishments, capabilities and job history.  You may choose to make the information contained in your resume private or public.

Safe Harbor Certification

CPI and Career Momentum adhere to the Safe Harbor Agreement concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States of America.  Accordingly, we follow the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  This privacy policy outlines our general policy and practices for implementing the principles, including the types of information we gather, how we use it, and the notice and choice affected individuals have regarding use of and ability to correct that information.

Safe Harbor Principles

Notice

CPI shall inform an individual of the purpose for which it collects and uses the Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which we disclose or may disclose that Information.  CPI will provide individuals with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information.  Notice will be provided when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before CPI uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.

CPI uses the information we gather on the CPI Career Portal Site, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the CPI Portal Site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services available from CPI or its affiliated companies.

CPI uses the information for:

  • Monitoring information to ensure compliance with CPI policies;
  • Editorial and feedback solicitation purposes;
  • Establishing and maintaining communication, including marketing, advertising and other beneficial services; and,
  • Compliance with federal, state, provincial or municipal laws
  • Personal information that you provide to the CPI Portal site will not be made available to third parties outside of CPI without explicit permission from you.  We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the CPI Portal Site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access).

Choice

CPI will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Onward Transfers

Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, CPI will notify the individual of such disclosure and allow the individual the choice (opt out) of such disclosure. To enable us to more efficiently provide the services you have requested from us, CPI may share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the CPI Portal Site (for example, the number of visitors to the CPI Portal Site) with its clients, agents and other third parties so that they may understand the kinds of visitors to the CPI Portal Site and how those visitors use the site. 

We may disclose your personal information to other CPI companies, agents, contractors and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf.  Only the information necessary to perform a specified business function will be disclosed (e.g., to provide career assistance, host our web servers, or provide 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 and are subject to strict terms of confidentiality.

In other circumstances we may be required or authorized by law to disclose the information you provide. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal 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 the rights or property of CPI or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

Data Security

CPI and Career Momentum will take reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Areas of this website that collect your information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection (found in Internet Explorer release 3.0 and above).

Your profile has a password so that only you can access it.  We recommend that you do not provide your password to anyone, as you are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account information.  You are also encouraged to use a password that is different from other passwords that you might use. If you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public location, remember to sign out and close your browser window when you have finished ensuring that others cannot access your personal information.

Data Integrity

CPI and Career Momentum will only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual.  To the extent necessary for those purposes, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.

Access

CPI will allow an individual access to their Personal Information to correct, amend or delete inaccurate information, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual in the case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.

If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by CPI or our agents, you may contact our Privacy Officer.  Except in limited circumstances, as specifically provided by applicable privacy legislation, we will tell you whether we hold personal information about you, the source of the information and allow you access to your personal information.  We will provide an account of the use that has been made or is being made of the information and the third parties to which it has been disclosed upon request. CPI will only refuse access to information about you in those circumstances permitted or required by applicable privacy legislation.  If access is denied, CPI will provide you with the reasons for the refusal.

Enforcement

CPI uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the Principles.  We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information provided and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the Principles.

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using an independent resource mechanism as a third party resolution provider.

E-Mail Messages / Feedback

When you send us messages via e-mail, we will use your name and e-mail address only to respond to the concerns about which you have written to us. Your e-mail may be shared with appropriate people within the CPI or Career Momentum organization to help us respond to your concerns and improve the services we provide.

We have an area where you can submit feedback.  Any feedback you submit in this area becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes, without attribution, or contact you for further information and release.

Public vs. PrivateOnce you have created a resume, you will have the option of choosing a Public or Private setting.  The Private setting will prevent anyone other than you from viewing your online resume.  The Public setting makes your online resume viewable by selected hiring employers.  At any time, you may reset the Public setting to “Private.”

Online Forums

Please remember that any personal information that is disclosed in public areas of the CPI Career Portal Site becomes public information.  We recommend that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personally identifying information, as it could be collected and used by others over whom CPI has 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 the CPI Career Portal site.

Information Supplied by Your Browser / Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive to collect information about your activities on a web site. "Cookies" give us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting.  For example, if you personalize CPI pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (e.g., your user name, password and preferences).  When you return to the CPI Portal Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized. 

We use this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine how many people visit our site, which features are used most frequently, and which browsers are primarily used.  We do not use it to track or record information about individuals.  This information assists us in diagnosing problems with our site and helps us deliver a better overall experience for you and other visitors. 

Many consumers do not know that "cookies" are being placed on their computers when they visit Web sites.  Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can usually only be read by the web server that issued the cookie to you. 

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.  If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a Web site attempts to place a "cookie" on your computer.  Accepting cookies is voluntary; however, if you decline cookies you may not be able to use some features of the CPI Career Portal. 

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the CPI Career Portal Site, and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion. 

Users should be aware that when you are on CPI or Career Momentum sites, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control.  Neither CPI nor Career Momentum are responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site. 

There may be links to other sites from CPI or Career Momentum web pages that take you outside our service.  These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.  Personally identifying information which you choose to provide to another party or web site will be subject to their privacy policy. 

Changes to this Policy

Career Partners International, LLC and Career Momentum, Inc. are the legal entities which determine the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the CPI Portal Site and the Career Momentum Site, respectively.  The privacy policy may be amended from time to time to remain consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor framework.  If we plan to make significant changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement at least 30 days before they take effect.  If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of these sites, or your dealings with these websites, you can send e-mail to info@cpiworld.com or call 919-401-4273, or email info@careermomentum.com or call 608-274-2430. 

Questions or Concerns If you have any questions or concerns about the information contained in this privacy statement, please contact our office at: info@cpiworld.com , 6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 160, Chapel Hill, NC  27517 or info@careermomentum.com, 49 Kessel Court, Suite 103, Madison, WI 53711.

 

If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you may contact:

In Canada:Office of the Privacy Commissioner at info@privcom.gc.caWeb Site: http://www.privcom.gc.ca

In the United States:Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELPWeb Site: http://www.ftc.gov

In the European Union: DATA-PROTECTION-OFFICER@cec.eu.intWeb Site: http://europa.eu.int/comm/justice_home/fsj/privacy/

Thank you for using www.cpiworld.com or www.careermomentum.com

Main Milwaukee Location:
200 South Executive Dr., Ste 101
Brookfield, WI 53005
For questions or to schedule an appointment in our Brookfield office,
call (608) 274-2430

Madison Location:
7941 Tree Lane, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 274-2430

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