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Privacy Policy 2023

 

  • Privacy Policy & Notice

  • Effective Date: January 1, 2023

Hyer Career (“we,” “us,” or “our”), adopted this privacy policy and notice (“Privacy Policy”) to reflect our commitment to protecting the privacy of your Personal Information. Please carefully read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use before you provide any Personal Information to us.

1. HOW THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

Hyer Career is the publisher and parent of both Hyer Plus and Hyer Daily and their related branded web pages, including Analytics. Verified Profile (“Websites”).

This Privacy Policy applies to the Services, including our Websites, and your interaction with them. But if a particular Service refers or links to a different privacy policy — not this Privacy Policy — then that privacy policy applies.

The Services may include links to websites and services that are not operated by us. A link to a third-party website or service does not mean that we reviewed or endorsed its privacy practices. If you visit a third-party website or service, activities there may be subject to its privacy practices and policies, not ours. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Information that you provide to these other websites and services.

2. DEFINITIONS

In this Privacy Policy, the following capitalized terms have the following meanings:

  •  “Awards Programs” means our awards and recognition programs, such as the Power List and Hyer's Design Awards

  • “Community Programs” means programs organized for companies and/or individuals recognized by an Awards Program or otherwise organized around another set of criteria.

  • “Device” means any electronic device, such as a computer or mobile phone, that you use to access the Services.

  • “Events” means conferences, festivals, or other events (including virtual events and webinars) organised by us, such as the Careers of Tomorrow Conference or the People Leaders Event 2023.

  • “Job Applicant Information” means the Personal Information voluntarily submitted by an individual seeking employment with us for the limited purpose of applying for our open position(s) through a third-party service provider.

  • “Magazine(s)” means Hyer Magazine and Hyer Daily

  • “Personal Information” (also referred to as “personally identifiable information” (PII) or “personal data” by certain laws) is information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, you or your household.

  • “Services” means our Websites and mobile applications that make available the Magazines, information about our Awards Programs, our Community Programs, our Events, and our surveys, contests and sweepstakes, and our other general customer interactions, including those detailed in Section 8.

  • “Suppliers” means suppliers of products and services that help us make the Services available for you, such as web hosting, advertising technology, data analytics and forensics, virtual event hosting, marketing and information security.

  • “Websites” means Hyer.co and their related branded web pages, including hYER Plus and Hyer Daily

  • “User” means any individual who accesses and uses the Services.

3. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Effective Date at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Unless applicable law prevents or a revision is needed to protect the privacy or security of our Users, we will notify you via email about any material change that reduces your privacy right in advance so that you have time to review the changes before they are effective. The previous version of this Privacy Policy will apply until the Effective Date. Your use of the Services after the Effective Date means that you accept the Privacy Policy as revised.

 

4. GENERAL PRIVACY STATEMENT

To comply with certain data protection laws, we are required to disclose specific information regarding the categories of Personal Information we collect, and your rights with regard to that Personal Information.

5. SOURCES FROM WHICH WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect Personal Information from a variety of sources, which include:

  • Directly from you, such as when you:

  • subscribe to a Magazine;

  • create an account;

  • register for an Event;

  • purchase a subscription as a gift;

  • choose to participate in an Awards Program;

  • choose to participate in a Community Program

  • choose to enter one of our contests or sweepstakes;

  • complete a survey;

  • request customer support;

  • From your social media account when you connect with us through a social media platform;

  • From your browser or Device (see Section 10 below);

  • Our suppliers; and

  • Third parties that you direct to share information with us.

6. PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Generally, we use the Personal Information we collect from or about Users to provide more meaningful editorial and advertising content, to advertise products and services that we think may interest you, to maintain and improve the Services and for other lawful purposes. More specifically, we use Personal Information to:

Administer the Services

  • Provide you with customer support

  • Respond to your requests and inquiries

  • Create and manage your account

  • Fulfill orders for the services or merchandise that you purchase through the Services or communicate with the Suppliers that help us complete these transactions

 

Market and operate our Awards Programs, Community Programs, promotions and Events

  • Evaluate your submission for ranking in our Awards Programs, such as the Inc. 5000

  • Promote and administer sweepstakes, contests or other promotions that we and our customers make available for Users

  • Advertise and operate the Events that we organize

  • Advertise and operate the Community Programs we organize

 

Advertise the Magazines and other products and services that we and our customers offer

  • Ensure that our advertising is properly displayed on the Services and other websites

  • Identify advertising that we think may interest you

  • Track advertising tailored to your interests on the Services and other websites

 

Perform services for our customers

  • Help our customers develop content based on inferred User interest

  • Display advertisements in the Magazines and Websites

  • Fulfill sponsorships that our customers purchase for our Events, Awards Programs, and Community Programs, including marketing to registrants at Events, applicants to Awards Programs, and members of Community Programs.

 

Improve the Services and develop new ones

  • Administer focus groups and surveys

  • Conduct research and analysis of Users’ behavior to improve the Services

  • Identify and repair bugs in the Services

  • Develop new features

 

Prevent, detect and fight illegal or unauthorized activities

  • Address suspected or detected unauthorized and illegal activity on or through the Services, such as scraping, spam or fraud

  • Analyze data related to fraudulent activities to prevent against recurrences and design countermeasures

  • Detect security incidents

 

For legal compliance

  • Enforce or exercise our rights, for example as provided in our Terms of Service

  • Audit our and our Suppliers’ compliance with applicable law

 
7.HOW WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Generally, we disclose information, including your Personal Information that you provide us, to both our Affiliates and Suppliers to improve your experience with the Services. We may also disclose your information, as detailed below, to our customers who may wish to market and/or advertise their products or services to you as detailed below. In addition, we may provide your Personal Information to the following entities for the purposes listed.

With our Suppliers

Our Suppliers help us to operate and improve the Services. Our Suppliers support technical processing operations, such as data hosting and maintenance, virtual event hosting, analytics, customer care, securing our data and systems, marketing and detecting and preventing spam and intellectual property infringement.

With customers, sponsors and advertisers for Events, Awards Programs, and Community Programs

We provide co-branded Events and promotions with certain customers and we also offer customers the opportunity to sponsor certain aspects of our Events, Awards Programs, and Community Programs. As a part of these Events, Awards Programs, and Community Programs, we request Personal Information for participation and/or registration and we may share this participation and registration information with the customer. For example, we may share your contact information and attendee lists with our Event sponsors and advertisers. We may share information collected though our Awards Programs and Community Programs with providers of products and services that we believe will interest participants in the Awards Program or Community Programs.

With order fulfillment vendors

For the convenience of our Users, we may provide the opportunity to purchase certain goods and services through the Services. We partner with order fulfillment vendors for payment processing and order fulfillment. These vendors will request information from you and process it according to their own privacy policy and other terms. Some of the vendors also may share your information with us. We are not responsible for the processing of your personal information or the fulfillment of your order when a vendor’s own privacy policy and terms apply.

With advertising technology providers

Third-party advertising technology (“Ad Tech”) providers (some of which are Suppliers) helps us to serve and track digital advertisements through the Services and on third-party digital services. Ad Tech providers use cookies and other data collection tools to collect information about your interaction with the Services and digital advertisements and combine this information from other sources in order to deliver digital advertisements about goods and services that are targeted to your interests (as inferred from your online activity). 

We may transfer your personal information if we are involved, whether in whole or in part, in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control.

When required by law. Applicable law may require us and Suppliers to disclose your personal information when we believe necessary to (i) comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government investigation or other legal requirement, (ii) help prevent or detect crime and (iii) respond to lawful requests from law enforcement and government regulators.

To enforce legal rights

We also share information: (i) if we believe that disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our Users or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.

With your consent or at your request

We may ask for your consent to share your personal information with third parties. When we do, we will make clear why we want to share the personal information.

8. OUR USE OF COOKIES AND TRACKING TOOLS

We use cookies and other data tracking technology to collect and use Personal Information about you. We also may allow others to use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixels) to recognize you and/or your device(s) when you use the Websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the lifetime of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your computer, such as User settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Websites and certain Services.

We also use “pixels” (also known as web beacons). Pixels are transparent images that are used in collecting information about website usage across websites and over time.

Cookies that we set on the Websites are called first-party cookies. Cookies set by any other party are called third-party cookies. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality on or through the Websites, such as analytics, marketing automation and customer support. The parties that set third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the Websites and also when it visits certain other websites.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. You also can opt-out of certain cookies using the following link: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some features of the Websites may not work properly without cookies. To learn more about cookies generally, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN.

Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites that a User does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about the browser’s User. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many website operators, including us, do not respond to DNT signals.

Why do we use cookies and other tracking technology?

Some cookies are required for the Websites to operate. Other cookies enable us to track the interests of Users, to enhance the experience of the Websites and to target advertising.

The types of cookies used on the Websites and why they are used is as follows:

  • “Strictly necessary” cookies are required to allow us to deliver the Websites to you.

  • “Performance” or “Analytics” cookies help us to collect information about how Users interact with the Websites and help us analyze and improve the Websites. Performance or analytics cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser until you delete them.

  • “Advertising” cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They help to display advertisements that are based on your inferred interests, prevent the same ad from appearing too often and ensure that ads are properly displayed.

Pixels and similar data collection technology enable us to monitor the traffic patterns of visitors from one page of the Website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you visit the Websites after seeing our online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve performance of the Websites and to measure the success of our email marketing campaigns.

We serve targeted advertisements on the Websites. We may use information about your visits to the Websites to provide relevant advertisements on other websites about goods and services that may interest you. We and Ad Tech providers also may deploy technology that the effectiveness of advertisements by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to the Websites and other websites to provide relevant advertisements on other websites about goods and services that may interest you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or the third parties to identify your name, contact details or similar directly-identifying details unless you choose to provide them.

8. HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION

Our Protection of your Personal Information

We take measures, including physical, technical and organizational measures, designed to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, unavailability and destruction. In determining these measures, we take into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information. We restrict access to your Personal Information to those employees who need access to service your account or perform their job functions. We have procedures to manage personal data breaches and will notify you and any applicable regulator when we are required to do so under applicable security breach laws.

Although we take precautions intended to help protect the personal information that we process, no system or electronic data transmission is completely secure. Any transmission of your personal information is at your own risk and we expect that you will use appropriate security measures to protect your personal information.

We may suspend your use of all or part of the Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. You understand and agree that we may deliver electronic notifications about breaches of security to the email address that you provided to us.

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

The criteria used to determine our Personal Information retention periods include:

  • The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Websites);

  • Whether we have a legal obligation to retain the personal information (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them);

  • Whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (such as for statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

 

9. EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS

If you wish to opt out of our selling your Personal Information or sharing your Personal Information for targeted advertising, please submit your request to opt out of such sharing at the “DO NOT SELL OR SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION” link at the bottom of our Website or by reaching out to us via one of the methods.

10. JOB APPLICANTS

If you are a job applicant seeking employment with us and apply for an open position, you will be redirected to Paycom’s website—a third-party employment-related service provider—to complete your job application. In so doing, your provision of your Job Applicant Information to Paycom will be subject to Paycom’s privacy practices and policies. Please see Section 1 above for more details.

Our use of and access to your Job Applicant Information is for the legitimate business purpose of discussing and evaluating your job application, which may include direct communication with you and/or your references regarding your job application. For this use of your Job Applicant Information, we provide it only to our personnel who need the information to discuss and evaluate your job application.

We do not use, sell, share, or otherwise disclose your Job Applicant Information for any other purposes outside of your job application discussion and evaluation, and direct communication with you and/or your references about it. If you have any questions regarding your Job Applicant Information, please contact us using one of the mechanisms in the Contact Us Section 2 above.

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