illinoisjobdepartment.com Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 16, 2022

This Privacy Policy will help you understand the types of information we collect from and about you on www.illinoisjobdepartment.com (the “Site”), how illinoisjobdepartment.com (“we”) uses and discloses your information, and your options regarding your information. This Privacy Policy applies to the collection of information from visitors and users of the any websites that link to this Privacy Policy, including the Site, and the services, products, and features that we provide (collectively, the “Services”).

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As always, use of the Site and Services is subject to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. If you are a California resident, please click here to see our California Privacy Notice for information about our privacy practices in accordance with California law.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. WE COLLECT, PROTECT, AND STORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
  2. WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU FROM YOU AND OTHERS
  3. WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU FOR SEVERAL PURPOSES
  4. WE SHARE THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH OTHER PARTIES
  5. YOU HAVE RIGHTS AND OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
  6. OUR SERVICES MAY INCLUDE THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND FEATURES
  7. WE OPERATE FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES
  8. WE ENGAGE IN ONLINE ADVERTISING USING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
  9. CHILDREN MAY NOT USE OUR SERVICES
  10. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY NOTICE
  11. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
  12. YOU MAY CONTACT US AT ANY TIME

1. WE COLLECT, PROTECT, AND STORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We care greatly about the security of your information. We have implemented and maintain security practices and procedures designed to secure your information that are appropriate to the nature of the information that we collect and process about you. We take measures to protect your information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, or access. However, no method of transmission over the internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure. By using our Services, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to, through, or on our Services, and that any such transmission is at your own risk.

We will keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, unless a longer retention is required or permitted by law. We may delete or de-identify your information sooner if we receive a verifiable deletion request, subject to exemptions under applicable law. The retention period that applies to your information may vary depending on the Services you use and how you interact with them. We may retain cached or archived copies of your information.

2. WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU FROM YOU AND OTHERS

We collect information from and about you when you visit our Site and use our Services, such as the types of information listed below.

We Collect Information from Users of our Services

We Collect Information from Our Customers and Partners

We Collect Information from Third Parties

We Collect Information Through Automated Means

3. WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU FOR SEVERAL PURPOSES

We may use the information we collect about you for the business and operational purposes listed below. Our service providers may also use your information for these same purposes.

We may combine the information we collect through the Services with information we collect automatically or receive from other sources to help you get the most out of the Service, and combined information may be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may also aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through our Services in such a way that the information cannot reasonably be linked to you or your device. We may use de-identified or aggregated data for any purpose, including for research and marketing purposes, and we may disclose such data to any third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, sponsors, and others.

4. WE SHARE THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH OTHER PARTIES

We may share the information we collect from and about you for the following business and operational purposes:

We may disclose aggregate or de-identified information which cannot be used to identify an individual to any third party, including advertisers, promotional partners, and sponsors, at our discretion.

5. YOU HAVE RIGHTS AND OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

You have the following rights and options with respect to your information:

Depending on your jurisdiction, you may have the right to make certain requests regarding your "personal information" or "personal data" (as such terms are defined under applicable law, and which we refer to in this Privacy Policy as "personal information"). We extend these rights to all individuals who are entitled to such rights under applicable law and may extend some or all of these rights to all individuals, regardless of residency, subject to this Privacy Policy. Specifically, applicable individuals have the right to ask us to:

You also have the right to opt out of "sales" of your information and "sharing/use of your information for targeted advertising" as described below. In addition, we may not discriminate against you for exercising your rights.

Please note that certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. For example, we need to retain certain information to provide the Services to you. We also need to take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, at a minimum, depending on the sensitivity of the information you are requesting and the type of request you are making, verifying your name and email address.

You may also be permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. In order for an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent's request.

If you would like further information regarding your legal rights or would like to exercise any of them, please click here or contact us at [email protected].

Depending on applicable law, you may have the right to appeal our decision to deny your request. If we deny your request, we will provide you with information on how to appeal the decision, if applicable, in our communications with you.

b. You May Opt Out of Marketing Communications

Email marketing. You can unsubscribe from our marketing emails via the unsubscribe link provided in our emails or by emailing us at [email protected]. Please note that it may take us some time, consistent with our legal obligations, to process your request. Even if you opt out from receiving marketing messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us, notices about changes to our policies and practices, and other communications regarding our relationship or transactions with you.

SMS marketing. To stop receiving text messages from us, text "STOP" in response to any text message, or send an email to [email protected] with "SMS unsubscribe" in the subject line.

c. You May Opt Out of Sales of Personal Information and Processing/Sharing of Personal Information for Targeted Advertising Purposes

As explained in the "Other Unaffiliated Third Parties" provision in section 4 above, we sometimes disclose information (e.g., usage information, online identifiers, and/or hashed email addresses) to unaffiliated third parties that we collaborate with or that provide online targeted advertising that we think may be of value to you, or that assist us with analytics. These disclosures may be considered a "sale" or the processing/sharing of personal information for targeted advertising purposes under applicable law.

If you would like to opt out of our online disclosure of your personal information for purposes that could be considered "sales" or "sharing" for purposes of targeted advertising, please click here. You can also submit a request to opt out of our offline disclosures of information that are subject to applicable opt out rights by clicking here or by emailing us at [email protected] with the subject line "Offline Opt Out".

Please note that if you have a legally-recognized browser-based opt out preference signal turned on via your device browser, we recognize such preference in accordance with applicable law.

6. OUR SERVICES MAY INCLUDE THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND FEATURES

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites and third-party plug-ins, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. You should understand that we do not have control over the third parties that operate these websites and services and we are not responsible for the information they collect when you use these features, or their content or privacy practices. You should read their privacy policies before using their websites or services or giving them your information.

7. WE OPERATE FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES

Please note that we are located in the United States and provides the Services, and processes your information, in the United States. We may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise disclose your data to, service providers and business partners in countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, in accordance with applicable law. Such third parties may use your data for various purposes, including the provision of our Services to you, the processing of transactions, and/or the provision of support services. By providing with your information to us, you acknowledge and agree to any such transfer, storage, or use.

8. WE ENGAGE IN ONLINE ADVERTISING USING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

We may allow third-party advertising technologies (e.g., ad networks and ad servers) on our Services that use cookies and similar technologies to deliver relevant and targeted content and advertising to you on the Services and other websites you visit and applications you use. The ads may be based on various factors such as the content of the page you are visiting, information you provide, your searches, demographic data, and other information we collect about you. These ads may be based on your current activity or your activity over time and across other websites and online services and may be tailored to your interests.

We sometimes also associate cookies with de-identified data linked to or derived from data you have submitted to us (e.g., your email address) and disclose such information to advertising partners and vendors in hashed, non-human-readable form to provide you with more relevant ads when you visit other websites and mobile applications.

We do not have access to, and this Privacy Policy does not govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on devices you use to access our Services by non-affiliated third parties. If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your devices to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative's Consumer Opt-Out link or the Digital Advertising Alliance's Consumer Opt-Out link to opt out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, visit the Google Ads Settings page. For additional ways to opt out of targeted advertising activities under applicable law, see Section 5.

Please note that these opt-outs apply per browser and per device, so you will have to opt out for each device—and each browser on each device—through which you access our Services.

Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that is available in certain web browsers. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Services for third party purposes and provide information on how to opt-out where possible above. We do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals. Learn more about Do Not Track. Please note that Do Not Track is a different privacy mechanism than the user "preference signal" referenced in Section 5, which is a browser-based control that indicates whether you would like to opt out of processing of your information for certain purposes under applicable laws, such as the "sale" of your information or the disclosure of your information for targeted advertising purposes. Please see Section 5 below for more information.

9. CHILDREN MAY NOT USE OUR SERVICES

You are not permitted to use the Services if you are under the age of 16. The Services are not intended for children under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian who believes that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we discover personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will take steps to remove that data from our databases. Children over the age of 16 may use our site only with the permission and oversight of a parent or guardian.

10. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY NOTICE

This California Privacy Notice ("Notice") gives California residents the additional information about our information collection and use practices required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 ("CCPA"). If we use a term that is capitalized in this Notice and we don't define it herein, you can find the definition for the term within this Privacy Policy.

This Notice provides information about the categories of personal information that we collect from California residents, the purposes for which we use the information, the categories of third parties to whom we disclose the information for business purposes, our "sales" and "sharing" of information, and retention practices.

Categories of information collected (see Section 2 of this Privacy Policy for additional information)

Purpose of use

Categories of third parties to whom we disclose the information for business and operational purposes (see Section 4 of this Privacy Policy for additional information)

Identifiers
such as name, address, and email address; and information about your browser or device such as your IP address and device IDs

  • Register users

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Communicate with you

  • Personalize your experience and customize the Services

  • Understand your interests and engage in analysis

  • Engage in marketing and advertising

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Potential employers, employment agencies and other business partners

  • Service providers

  • Service providers for employers and agencies

  • Ad networks and advertising partners

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

Commercial Information
such as transaction history

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Understand your interests and engage in analysis

  • Communicate with you

  • Personalize your experience and customize the Services

  • Engage in marketing and advertising

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Service providers

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

Customer Service Information
such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Communicate with you

  • Improve the Services

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Service providers

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

Employment Information
such as your employment or education history, employment credentials (such as licenses or professional memberships), job preferences (including targeted compensation), and certain personal characteristics such as your military/veteran status

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Communicate with you

  • Personalize your experience and customize the Services

  • Understand your interests and engage in analysis

  • Engage in marketing and advertising

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Potential employers, employment agencies and other business partners

  • Service providers

  • Service providers for employers and agencies

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

User-generated Content and Personal Information
such as any user-generated content you voluntarily decide to post on the Services, or other information you provide in connection with your account such as your resume

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Improve the Services

  • Understand your interests and engage in analysis

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Potential employers, employment agencies and other business partners

  • Service providers

  • Service providers for employers and agencies

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

Internet Network and Device Activity Data
such as browsing information and usage information

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Personalize your experience and customize the Services

  • Improve the Services

  • Understand your interests and engage in analysis

  • Engage in marketing and advertising

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Service providers

  • Ad networks and advertising partners

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

Geolocation Information
such as your approximate location based on IP address or precise location (with your consent)

  • Provide the Services and customer service

  • Personalize your experience and customize the Services

  • Improve the Services

  • Understand your interests and engage in analysis

  • Engage in marketing and advertising

  • Detect bugs and identify errors and improve the Services

  • Increase security, prevent fraud, and promote legal compliance

  • Service providers

  • Affiliates

  • Entities to assist with legal and security purposes

  • Entities in connection with sales or transfer of business or assets

  • Others with your consent

Other Information
including any other information that you provide in the course of using the Services

Purposes of use will depend on the additional information you provide

Disclosure will depend on the additional information you provide


Sale and Sharing of Personal Information

As explained in Section 4, we sometimes disclose personal information to third-party advertising providers for targeted advertising purposes, so that we can provide you with more relevant and tailored ads regarding our Services, or use analytics partners to assist us in analyzing use of our services and our user/customer base. The disclosure of your personal information to these third parties to assist us in providing these services may be considered a "sale" of personal information under the CCPA, or the "sharing" of your personal information for purposes of "cross-context behavioral advertising."

The following chart lists the categories of personal information we have sold or shared over the last 12 months and the categories of third parties to which we have sold or shared:

Category of Personal Information

Categories of Third Parties to Which we Have "Sold" this PI

Categories of Third Parties to Which we Have "Shared" this PI

Identifiers

Ad networks and advertising partners; Analytics providers

Ad networks and advertising partners

Internet network and device activity data

Ad networks and advertising partners; Analytics providers

Ad networks and advertising partners


If you would like to opt out of our online disclosure such as through cookie and pixel technology of your personal information for purposes that could be considered a "sale" or "sharing," please click here. You can also submit a request to opt out of our offline disclosures of information that are subject to applicable opt out rights by clicking here or by emailing us at [email protected].

Sensitive Personal Information

The CPPA provides consumers with the "right to limit" the use of their "sensitive personal information" (as defined in the CCPA) to certain business purposes. As explained in this Privacy Policy, we may ask you for optional demographic information such as citizenship, race, disability status, and ethnicity in connection with certain employment opportunities. Your provision of this information is entirely voluntary, and will be used only for purposes in connection with providing the Services to you. This information may be considered "sensitive personal information" under the CCPA. However, please note that we do not use sensitive personal information for purposes for which the "right to limit" applies.

Please note that if you have a legally recognized browser-based opt out preference signal turned on via your device browser, we recognize such preference in accordance with applicable law.

"Shine the Light" Disclosure

The California "Shine the Light" law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to request information about whether we disclose certain categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at [email protected].

Retention

We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described above, unless a longer retention is required or permitted by law. We may delete or de-identify your information sooner if we receive a verifiable deletion request that complies with law, subject to exemptions under applicable law. The retention period that applies to your information may vary depending on the Services you use and how you interact with them. We may retain cached or archived copies of your information.

11. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make a change, we will make the revised Privacy Policy accessible through our Services. You can know if the Privacy Policy has changed since the last time you reviewed it by checking the "Last Update" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you through the Services and/or by other legally permissible communication. By continuing to use the Services, you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of this Privacy Policy.

12. YOU MAY CONTACT US AT ANY TIME

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please email us at [email protected]. You may also contact us by mail at:

Illinoisjobdepartment.com
Attn: Member Services Team
867 Boylston Street 5th Floor, #1594, Boston, MA 02116