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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 7, 2011

As a consumer reporting agency, governed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) among other applicable state and federal laws, Global HR Research, LLC (Global HR) is committed to protecting your privacy.

This privacy statement describes how Global HR collects and uses the personal information you provide on our Web site and through or service (Service). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Global HR Research, LLC has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at privacy@ghrr.com. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.

Global HR Research, LLC complies with the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union member countries and Switzerland. Global HR Research, LLC has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Global HR Research LLC's certification, please visit http://export.gov/safeharbor.

The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site, www.ghrr.com and the through the Service Platform, GlobalHiRe.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

When you browse Global HR's publicly accessible web site, you do so anonymously. We collect the following personal information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us:

  • Contact Information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Information about your business such as company name, company size, business type

As is true of most Web sites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system

We use this information to

  • Send you a newsletter
  • Send you marketing communications
  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Improve our Web site and marketing efforts
  • Conduct research and analysis

Access to certain Global HR web pages and online services is not available to the general public and requires a login code and password provided by Global HR. Those web pages and the information downloadable to and from those pages are made available only to clients of Global HR. Global HR collects only information that the user voluntarily shares with us on these web pages.

Choice/Opt-Out

You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at privacy@ghrr.com.

Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as emailing newsletters or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your personal information

  • as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
  • if Global HR is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Information collected for our Clients through our Service

If you have provided your personal information over this web site in connection with a background screen ordered by Global HR's client, Global HR may use your personal information to perform your background screen for that client. Global HR will not use your information to conduct a background screening investigation and create a report unless Global HR's client has provided a certification required by the FCRA and any other applicable law. In this certification, Global HR's client certifies to Global HR that it has a legally permissible purpose for ordering the background investigation and that it has, to the extent required by applicable law, obtained your informed consent to conduct the background investigation. The collection and use of information shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for which the Client has engaged the Global HR Service.

Data Retention: Global HR will retain data we process on behalf of our Clients for as long as needed to provide services to our Clients. Global HR will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Access: As a consumer reporting agency, Global HR has no direct relationship with the individuals whose data it processes. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to Global HR's Client (the data controller) which has transferred such data to Global HR for processing. If the client requests Global HR to remove the data, Global HR will respond to its Client's request within 30 business days. The Client will then provide access to the individual as determined under the applicable local data protection law.

Notice: As an agent processing information under the direction of its Clients, Global HR has no direct relationship with the individuals whose data it processes. Global HR works with its Clients to help them provide notice of data processing to individuals, including information concerning (1) the purposes for which personal information is collected and used; (2) a contact person to whom enquiries or complaints may be directed; (3) the types of third parties to whom personal information is disclosed; and (4) the choices and means that individuals are offered for limiting use and disclosure of personal information."

Choice: As an agent processing personal information under the direction of its Clients, Global HR has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. Global HR may disclose personal data to third parties in the course of processing personal data. Global HR only processes information in accordance with instructions of its Clients, and only for purposes that are compatible with those for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Log Files

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. We use a third-party tracking service called Google Analytics that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use random unpredictable cookies for session tracking only while the user is logged in. No personal information is stored in the cookie.

If you reject cookies, you may be unable to use our site.

We also use a third-party tracking service that uses images, scripts and other tracking technologies to track non-personal information about visitors to our site in the aggregate.

Our Internet Service Provider (ISP) may make a record of your visit and log your server address, your domain name, the date, time and duration of your visit, the pages and documents you accessed, the previous site you had accessed (ie, the referring url) and the type of browser you are using. This information is collected for statistical purposes only, and Global HR Research, LLC will not make any attempt to identify users according to their browsing activity.

It is also possible that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is logging your activity while you visit our site. This is obviously beyond the control of Global HR Research, LLC.

While you are visiting this Website we may use cookies to facilitate a more personalized web browsing experience. Except where you volunteer personal or business information we will not procure information about you via any alternative means while you visit our site. Any personal or business information which you do supply will only be used internally at Global HR Research, LLC. and will not be divulged to a third party unless that third party is integral to the purpose for which you gave us your information or where required by law. We will only use information about you for the purpose for which you gave us that information. If we need to use information about you for any other purpose we will only do so after first obtaining your consent.

Security

While Global HR Research, LLC employs advanced data encryption technology when interfacing with its customers, suppliers and other partners When you enter sensitive information such as logging into your account, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at privacy@ghrr.com.

Blog

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at privacy@ghrr.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at privacy@ghrr.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those o Global HR. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If you submitted your personally identifiable information on www.globalhrresarch.com and it changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at privacy@ghrr.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

We will respond to your request to access within [please indicate the timeframe of time it will take you to respond to your users, the timeframe must be within 30 days] 30 days.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices

Contact Information

You can contact us by writing or email us at the address below:

Privacy
Global HR Research
9530 Marketplace Road
Suite 301
Fort Myers, FL 33912
privacy@ghrr.com

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