Updated February 2022
FlexJobs’ mission is to offer Job Seekers job listings, content, and resources that assist them in finding remote, part-time, freelance, flexible, or alternative jobs, as well as to help Employers find qualified candidates for recruiting and human resources needs. A core element of this mission is our commitment to protect your personal information and to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used, and with whom it is shared.
We collect information when you visit our Website and/or provide feedback to us, request information, respond to our questions/surveys, or enter our contests.
The personal data we collect and process may include your IP address, first and last name, geo-location, including your postal and email addresses, your telephone number, your job title, your areas of interest, reasons for your interest in our services, as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between us. If you provide us with your social media details, we may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media. We also gather data about the length of time you spend on our Website, the pages clicked, and information about your computer, such as your browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.
If you subscribe to our services (Subscriber) or choose to participate in surveys or enter contests, you may provide and we may collect and process additional information as it relates to your resume profile (such as your job history, employment details, education, qualifications, skills, work preferences, and home office technology) or demographic information (such as gender, age, lifestyle and social circumstances, marital status, number of children, and reasons for wanting or needing work flexibility).
We collect and process sensitive information only with your consent or if required by applicable law. This includes information about your religious beliefs, race or ethnicity, political opinions, trade union memberships, or health and sexual details.
If you provide personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us (such as to purchase a Gift Certificate or use our "Refer a Friend" functionality).
We use various technologies to collect and store information and to enable features and provide you with personalized content, including cookies, pixel tags, browser web storage, application data caches, databases, and server logs.
We use the data we collect from you to provide, maintain, and improve our services and to develop new services. We use the data to communicate with you, customize content for you, show you related job opportunities, and suggest resources or savings offers that might be of interest. We use data for analytics and measurement to understand and improve how our services are used.
If you are a Subscriber, we may use your information to:
By showing interest in a job or by replying to a message from a potential Employer, you agree to the disclosure of your personal information as shown in your resume profile and application to that Employer and recognize that such party and not FlexJobs is responsible for its collection and processing of such information. By our terms and conditions, potential Employers agree to comply with all their responsibilities under applicable data protection rules with respect to the collection, processing, and storage of your personal data, as well as providing adequate protection of all data subject rights provided for under all applicable data protection rules.
If you enter credit card information in connection with a purchase from us, that information is sent to the third-party service provider we use to manage credit card processing and is not stored on our servers. The service provider is not permitted to use your credit card information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.
We use information to help detect, prevent, and respond to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm us, our users, or the public. We analyze your information to help us detect abuse such as spam, malware, and illegal content.
With your consent. We’ll get your permission before sharing your information with a third party Website or service. We use data we have about you (such as your expressed interests and preferences) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products, or services of a particular partner. We’ll ask for your explicit consent to share any sensitive personal information.
For advertising effectiveness. We may provide information collected as described in this Privacy Notice to reputable third-party advertising services in order to help deliver tailored advertising. Some of these services use technologies that may track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use, and delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you.
For legal reasons. We will share personal information outside of FlexJobs if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners, such as potential Employers. In rare cases, we may also allow them to collect information from your browser or device for advertising and measurement purposes using their own cookies or similar technologies.
Our services and products are built with strong security features that continuously protect your information. The insights we gain from maintaining our services help us detect and automatically block security threats from ever reaching you. And if we do detect something risky that we think you should know about, we’ll notify you and help guide you through steps to stay better protected.
We work hard to protect you and us from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. We use encryption to keep your data private while in transit. We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and we restrict access to personal information to FlexJobs’ employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
One of the critical ways we protect your privacy and security is for you to follow our Site prompts and only enter your personal information in fields in which you are explicitly instructed to do so, such as a Name, Email, Address, or Credit Card field. This allows us to correctly label the personally-identifiable information and differentiate it from non-personally identifiable information.
As a Subscriber, you may store in our database your work profile, which includes your resume, cover letters, and/or work samples. Your profile is completely hidden from the public, and only Employers who are logged in will be able to search your entire resume profile, including your personal contact information.
Posting to Public Areas of FlexJobs
If you post any of your personal information in public areas of FlexJobs, such as in comments on a blog, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of FlexJobs.
Access to and Modification of Your Information
You may review, correct, update, or change your FlexJobs account at any time. From your FlexJobs account, you may also opt-out of receiving newsletters and certain other information from FlexJobs.
To change your FlexJobs account information, log into your account, go to Account Settings, review your account information and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided. Through Account Settings, you can also cancel your account at any time.
If you close your FlexJobs account, your profile will no longer be accessible on FlexJobs.
You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide some of the features and functionality of our services. These rights include, in accordance with applicable law, the right to object to or request the restriction of processing of your information and to request access to, rectification, erasure, and portability of your own information. Where we process your information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent (noting that such withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of any processing performed prior to the date on which we receive notice of such withdrawal, and does not prevent the processing of your personal information in reliance upon any other available legal bases). Requests should be submitted by contacting us (using the contact instructions below).
The information that we collect, process, and/or use is controlled by FlexJobs Corporation. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in the United States might not be the same as in your home country.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides California residents with certain rights regarding our collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. In addition to our privacy policies outlined above, you may contact us to submit a data rights request to know what personal information has been collected about you in the past 12 months and with whom it has been shared, and to access that information and request that it be deleted, free of charge.
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) certain rights. In addition to our privacy policies outlined above, EU citizens and residents of the EEA. may contact us to submit a data rights request to know what personal information has been collected and to access that information. FlexJobs and the services it provides are hosted and provided outside of the EEA, including in the United States, for the purposes described in this policy.
Our Data Protection Officer may be contacted through [email protected].