Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. If you continue to use the CorrectSearch service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.
Personal Information Collected
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a CorrectSearch user, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information: name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code, a brief summary of your professional background (current occupation & networking objectives), and a password chosen by you.
Once a user, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experiences, and networking objectives. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in the CorrectSearch system. To the extent any of the information you provide at registration or in the Profile section is not personally identifiable, it may be used in the same manner and extent which other information that is not personally identifiable is permitted to be used hereunder, including, without limitation, for the purpose of serving advertisements through the service. If you opt-out you may lose the potential benefit of receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests.
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your CorrectSearch account. The next time you visit the CorrectSearch web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number), however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie.
Additionally, if you log out of the CorrectSearch site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the CorrectSearch site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
We allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to CorrectSearch users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. CorrectSearch may “target” some ads to users that fit a certain general profile — for example, “product managers in Texas.” CorrectSearch does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.
To deliver these ads properly, CorrectSearch may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by CorrectSearch so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.
Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. CorrectSearch never provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser nor any third party.
You may opt-out of use of Web beacons in CorrectSearch pages that you view and of placement of a cookie by ad networks in your browser. To opt-out click here and go to the “Advertising” section at the bottom and change the setting there to “No”. If you opt-out you may lose the potential benefit of receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the CorrectSearch web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave CorrectSearch. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the CorrectSearch service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Uses of personal information
CorrectSearch is an online service dedicated to helping all types of professionals more effectively connect with one another. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by CorrectSearch Corporation from CorrectSearch users (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by CorrectSearch. This information can be utilized by CorrectSearch in such manner as CorrectSearch, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
CorrectSearch will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website or through any other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. If we send any communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with any such access (including text messaging charges to messages your mobile device). These include a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from CorrectSearch related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user in your network sends you an opportunity.
CorrectSearch may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your ‘Account & Settings’ and amending your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails, by sending a request to support@CorrectSearch.com.
Information provided to CorrectSearch (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) is also used to customize your experience on the web site. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new users who have recently joined your network.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
CorrectSearch takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services or information. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
CorrectSearch offers a “public profile” feature which allows users to publish portions of their CorrectSearch profile, including your “name”, but not your “email address” to the public Internet. Users may opt-out of this feature by editing their account and settings, however CorrectSearch does not warrant how third-party search engines will update their cache.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including, without limitation, to prospective advertisers on CorrectSearch. We may segment our users by role (i.e. product managers, vice presidents), industry, geographic location, or company. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our users’ activities on the site, please email support@CorrectSearch.com.
Surveys and Polls
As a member of CorrectSearch you will receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys submitted by other CorrectSearch members. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through the service, the information you provide may be visible to others using the service. You may opt-out of participating by changing your Account & Settings to stop receiving these inquiries and requests.
If you post on the Answers section of CorrectSearch, or use a bulletin board, import a blog, or participate in a chat room on CorrectSearch, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. CorrectSearch is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Testimonials and Advertisement Placed through CorrectSearch DirectAds Service
Communications to other Users
Many emails you initiate through CorrectSearch, an invitation sent to a non-user for instance, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will never list the people to whom you’re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the CorrectSearch website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another user if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Disclosures to others
We may also disclose your personal and other information you provide, to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of a CorrectSearch corporation division or company and only after taking steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. Any third party to which we transfer or sell CorrectSearch’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Your Information Choices
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your CorrectSearch account including your email, and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the CorrectSearch website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, CorrectSearch may for a time retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
If you continue to use the CorrectSearch service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on CorrectSearch is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.