Work in Ames

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

REV: July 28, 2016

Work in Ames has created this Privacy Policy in order to describe its collection, use and disclosure of personal data you give to Work in Ames when you access or use Work in Ames’ online and/or mobile services and websites, and software provided by Work in Ames on or in connection with such services or websites (collectively, the “Site”). “Work in Ames” or “we” means the Ames Chamber of Commerce.  You may contact the Ames Chamber of Commerce at, 304 Main St, Ames, IA 50010.

This Privacy Policy covers only data that we collect through the Site, and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, the data collection practices of any affiliate or other third party, including any third-party operators of web pages to which the Site links, and any information that we collect offline or through any websites, products, or services that do not display a direct link to this Privacy Policy. Occasionally, we may refer to this Privacy Policy in notices and consent requests related to special-purpose web pages, mobile applications, or other resources, for example, if we invite you to submit ideas to improve the Site; under such circumstances, this Privacy Policy applies to information collected by us through such special-purpose resources, as modified in the particular notice or consent request (e.g., with respect to the types of data collected or our uses or disclosures of such information)

Work in Ames may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Please review the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to determine when this Privacy Policy was last amended. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective on the “Last Updated” date indicated above. By using the Site or providing information to us following such changes, you will have accepted the amended Privacy Policy. If Work in Ames is going to use Personal Information (as defined below) collected through the Site in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, then Work in Ames will notify users via email and/or by posting a notice on Work in Ames’ site for 30 days prior to such use or by other means as required by law.

1. Information Collected

When you create a Work in Ames account, request information, subscribe for a service, participate in a survey, post a question or answer, post a resume, upload content or otherwise actively send us data on our Site, we collect such data including, but not limited to, your user name, password, first and last name, email address, telephone number (including mobile phone number), street address, gender, occupation, interests, messages you send to users, and any other data included in a submitted profile or resume. If you use any automated phone screening product, Work in Ames will record and store your answers to an Employer’s screening questions and will forward your answers to the Employer. You consent to Work in Ames listening to and analyzing the recording in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In each such instance above, you will know what data we collect through the Site, because you actively submit it.

In addition, as part of the standard operation of the Site, Work in Ames may automatically collect and analyze information from your computer or mobile device, including, but not limited to, your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the Site, and if you are accessing our Site with your mobile device, the type of mobile device. In addition, we may automatically record and analyze actions taken on the Site including, but not limited to, date and times of use, clicks, page views, the amount of time you spend on each page, and search queries. Work in Ames reserves the right to match your IP address (or any other information) with other information about you in any way permitted by applicable law. Work in Ames will store this information on its equipment or the equipment of third parties that Work in Ames has a relationship with for that purpose. If you create a Work in Ames account, information may be collected under your account email address.

If you access or use the Site on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including tablets, we collect mobile device identifiers, including MAC Address, and IP Address. Work in Ames may create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as user name, geo-location or e-mail address

When a Job Seeker deletes an account, the Job Seeker will no longer have access to any of the data which we provided under that account name, including but not limited to, search history, job search preferences, saved jobs, jobs the Job Seeker has applied to, job alerts, resume, and any other data associated with the account. If the Job Seeker uses the same email address to set up a new account, this data will not become available to the Job Seeker again. Work in Ames reserves the right to keep any materials in a deleted account as necessary to preserve and protect its rights as allowed by law (for example, to preserve records of a dispute) or to comply with its obligations under local law (for example, to keep an email address). A deleted account does not mean that all of the data is expunged from the Work in Ames systems, although it will not be readily available under the Job Seeker’s original account name. When the Job Seeker or Employer submits a request to the site administrator to have their user account deleted, Work in Ames will begin to process that instruction within 24 hours and will have completed the operation within 40 days. Work in Ames must preserve business records pertaining to that account to comply with its obligations under law.

2. Uses and Disclosures of Information

We may use any information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy, including information that identifies you as a specific individual (“Personal Information”), for the purposes set forth in this Paragraph 2 and Paragraphs 3, 4 and 8 below. Work in Ames uses such information to provide our services and features to you, including to provide employer information to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. Work in Ames may also provide information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy, including Personal Information, to employers that may be interested in contacting you.

Work in Ames may also use information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy to prevent potentially illegal activities and activities that are detrimental to you or others. Work in Ames may investigate and disclose information from or about you or your use of Work in Ames if we have a good-faith belief that such investigation or disclosure (a) is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (including subpoenas, search warrants, court orders) and law enforcement instructions and orders; (b) is helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the use of the Site; or (c) may protect our rights, reputation, property, safety, or that of the public. We may use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users. We do not provide email proxy and relay services to the users of our Work in Ames products, only notification emails. We monitor, review, store and analyze your content (including your resumes, cover letters, applications, messages, responses, offer letters and other materials) that you send, store or receive, including via automated means and otherwise, for data analysis, quality control, and to refine the Site or any other Indeed product or service (including to provide better search results and other listings for job seekers and employers, provide you with personally relevant product features, and to prevent fraud and reduce unwanted mail).

Any information shared by you with Work in Ames may be shared with or transferred to any Work in Ames affiliated entity, for the purpose of providing you services and improving the Site. By using the Site, you consent to this transfer and acknowledge that the services provided to you and the functionality of the Site could not be provided without such a transfer. If you do not wish your information to be transferred in this way you should not use this Site.

We may use other companies, including affiliates and third parties, to perform services in connection with our operations, and to improve the Site and our other products and services. In the course of providing these services, those companies may have access to Personal Information.  Those companies are contractually required to treat such Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please also be aware that we may use third-party cloud service providers that provide hosting, data storage and other services pursuant to standard terms and conditions that may be non-negotiable; these service providers have informed us or the general public that they apply security measures they consider adequate for the protection of information within their system, or they have a general reputation for applying such measures. However, we will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted by law) for any damages that may result from the misuse of any information, including Personal Information, by these companies.

You may also use certain third party sites or services that you link to from Work in Ames site. In such cases, all information you provide to a third party is provided to that third party and not to Work in Ames, and is subject to the third party’s privacy policy and terms of service.

Work in Ames may use your IP address and mobile device information to help diagnose problems with Work in Ames’ service and to administer the Site. Your IP address and mobile device information may also be used to help identify you, your location, and your online profile and to gather broad demographic information. Work in Ames may maintain (as permitted by applicable law) information collected from you pursuant to this Privacy Policy following any termination of your relationship with Work in Ames. Work in Ames may also delete such information as permitted by applicable law.  Work in Ames may also aggregate your data with other data, for the purposes set forth above.

3. Contact and Resume Information

When you give Work in Ames contact information (such as your name and email address) and demographic information, you agree that Work in Ames may utilize this information as set forth herein. You agree that Work in Ames may, as part of its services to you, communicate with you, or initiate communication with you on behalf of a third party, through your Work in Ames account or through other means such as email, telephone (including mobile phone), or postal mail, including through the use of contact information that you may provide to Work in Ames or that Work in Ames may otherwise obtain from third-party resources. If and to the extent permitted by applicable law, Work in Ames or its designated third-party partners may also use your contact information to (i) send you job alerts; (ii) create an account; and (iii) send you information about Work in Ames, including promotional materials. Work in Ames may use demographic and/or profile data to tailor your experience on the Site, show you content that Work in Ames thinks you may be interested in, and display content according to your preferences. Your information, including Personal Information, gets placed on the Site when you upload or edit a resume. To the extent you upload a resume or edit it, and subject to your Privacy Settings, you are making the resume, your name and other Personal Information that you place on your resume available to third parties who may be interested in you as an employee (and who may forward your resume and Personal Information to other third parties), to search engines, or to the general public by posting your Personal Information on the internet. You acknowledge that Work in Ames may determine whether the words of your resume or any other individuals’ resume match the words of certain job descriptions, and vice-versa, in order to improve the Site or any other Work in Ames product or service (including by displaying or otherwise making available potentially relevant job descriptions and resumes to job seekers and employers). If you post a public resume, this may be crawled by, and displayed through, search engines when someone searches for your name. This means that third parties can view the Personal Information contained in your resume and you may receive unsolicited contact from parties unaffiliated with Work in Ames and for whom Work in Ames has no responsibility. If you do not want your Personal Information posted on the Site, you should not upload it. You may opt-out of this feature on a going-forward basis by editing your Privacy Settings; however, Work in Ames does not warrant how often third-party search engines will update their caches, which may continue to contain your resume information. Work in Ames reserves the right to charge third parties a fee for accessing your information, including Personal Information, as part of Work in Ames’ services. At your direction, Work in Ames may also send your resume to third parties if you choose to apply for a job listing.

4. Additional Uses and Disclosures of Non-Personal Information

In addition to the other uses and disclosures of information set forth in this Privacy Policy, and notwithstanding anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, we may use and disclosure, for any purpose, any information that does not identify you as a specific individual (“Non-Personal Information”), except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. Such Non-Personal Information may include, for example and without limitation: MAC addresses and other device identifiers; IP addresses; pixel tags and similar technologies; physical location information; and demographic information, including gender, dates of birth, ZIP codes, etc. Non-Personal Information may also include Personal Information that has been aggregated or de-identified. If we combine any Non-Personal Information with Personal Information (such as combining your ZIP code with your name), then we will only use and disclose such combined information for the purposes described in this Paragraph 4 and Paragraphs 2, 3 and 8 of this Privacy Policy while it is so combined. If we are required to treat Non-Personal Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.

5. Security

Work in Ames seeks to use reasonable security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the Personal Information under Work in Ames’ control. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. In addition, please note that emails, messages sent via your web browser, and other similar means of communication with other users, are not encrypted. We strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential or sensitive information through these means. Therefore, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its security. Please also be aware that we may use third-party cloud service providers that provide hosting, data storage and other services pursuant to standard terms and conditions that may be non-negotiable; these service providers have informed us or the general public that they apply security measures they consider adequate for the protection of information within their system, or they have a general reputation for applying such measures. However, we will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted by law) for any damages that may result from the misuse of any information, including Personal Information, by these companies.

6. Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Please see our cookie policy for further information regarding Work in Ames’ use of Cookies.

7. Third Parties


8. Acquisitions and Other Reorganizations

Information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy, including Personal Information, may be disclosed to one or more third parties in connection with any change of ownership or control in Work in Ames’ business (whether by merger, sale, or otherwise), or any other reorganization or joint venture, or assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding), and any such information may be used by such third party in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

10. Opting Out

If you no longer want to receive promotional materials from us based upon your Personal Information, going forward, you may opt-out of receiving such marketing-related messages in the setting section of your user profile. Please note that we may still send other messages to you, such as administrative messages. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

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