ProGayJobs Privacy Statement
This privacy statement discloses the privacy
practices for http://www.progayjobs.com/
This statement includes information on:
- What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personal
identification is collected from you through the web site
- The organization collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the
- The kind of security procedures that are in
place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under
If you feel that we are not abiding by our posted
by calling (415)626-2720 or by writing:
2358 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Information Collection and Use
ProGayJobs is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
We will not sell, share, or rent this
information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this
statement. ProGayJobs collects information from our
users at several different points on our website.
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration
form. During registration a user is
required to give their contact information (First name and e-mail address only
for job seekers and e-mail address, full name, company and address information
only for employers). This information
is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have
expressed interest. It is optional for
the user to provide demographic information (such as city, state, and income
requirements for the job seeker) and personal information/identifiers (such as
employment history, educational information, and/or references for the job
seeker.) These are viewable only by potential employers and only at the consent
of the job seeker. Additionally, this information is only for the purposes of
the job seeker to obtain employment or for an Employer to obtain qualified
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the users hard drive containing
information about the user. Usage of a
cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on
our site. For instance, by setting a
cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in and use a password,
thereby saving time. Upon registration, the user is prompted for acceptance of
said cookie. If a user rejects the
cookie, they may still use our site, however, subsequent log-ins will not be
advertisers). However, we have no access to, or control over, these cookies.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement,
and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not
linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and
advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify
any individual person.
We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for services. These
companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable
information for any secondary purposes. To read their privacy statement, please
We may partner with a third party to provide specific services. When the user signs up
for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is
necessary for the third party to provide these services.
These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for
the purpose of providing these services.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ProGayJobs is
not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they
leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site
that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such
as name and e-mail address found on the registration portion of the site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these
surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice
whether or not to disclose this information.
Information requested may include contact information (such as name and
address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify
the winners and award prizes. Survey information
will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our
site, we ask them for the friends name and email address. ProGayJobs will
automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. ProGayJobs stores this information for
the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact ProGayJobs at email@example.com to request the removal of
this information from the database.
This website takes every precaution to protect our
users information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information
is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive
information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is
protected with the best encryption software in the industrySSL. While on a secure page, such as our Employer
registration/payment form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as
Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed
to un-locked, or open, when you are just surfing.
To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.ssl.com
- What is SSL?
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive
information online, we also do everything in our power to protect
user-information off-line. All of our
users information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is
restricted in our offices. Only
employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our
billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally
identifiable information. Our employees
must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their
password to re-gain access to your information.
Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security
and privacy practices. Every quarter,
as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or
reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to
ensure our customers information is protected.
Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on
are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.
We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username.
Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services,
special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we
present the option to refrain from receiving these types of communications.
Please see our choice and opt-out below.
Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to
un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information
about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services
and in regard to issues relating to their account via e-mail.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a users personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code or
e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor
to provide a way to correct, update or remove that users personal data
provided to us. This can usually be
done at the MyProfile page or by faxing 415/626-6159, e-mailing or by
ATTN: Customer Service
2358 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used
for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the
information. For example, our
registration form has an opt-out mechanism so users who use our service to
seek employment/obtain employees, but dont want any marketing material, can
keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our
partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying with
unsubscribe in the subject line of the email, visiting the MyProfile page at
or by e-mailing us.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by
any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they
should proceed with services that require an outside party or not.
Notification of Changes
Homepage so that users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it,
and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable
information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was
collected, we would notify users via e-mail.
Users will have a choice as to whether or not
we use their information in this new manner. We will use information in
If you have any questions regarding the security of our website not answered by the
preceding statement, you are encouraged to email us at ProGayJobs.