Effective Date: 19 April 2020
1.1 Our Privacy Center
Our core mission is to help job seekers find the best jobs, and employers find the best candidates. Since each of our affiliates shares this core mission, we developed the Privacy Center as a way of educating our users about our affiliates and how we share data with them to provide the strongest product and service offerings to our users. We encourage you to visit our Privacy Center (https://www.jobfundi.com/privacy-policy/) to learn more.
1.2 Personal Data and Personal Information
1.5 Our Approach to Privacy
- Information We Collect
We collect information from and about you when you use our Site. We may also obtain information about you from our affiliates and business partners, other third-parties and publicly available sources.
2.1 Information You Provide to Jobfundi
2.1.1 From Your Account
We collect information, including Personal Data, from you when you create an account, request information, subscribe for a service, upload a resume or other content, or otherwise actively send us your data on or through our Site including by accessing our Site. This may include your user name, password, first and last name, email address, telephone number (including mobile phone number), home address, occupation, professional experience, education, interests, location, and any other data included in a submitted profile or resume or that you choose to upload to our Site, including but not limited to application materials and answers to screener questions submitted to Employers through Jobfundi. This information may be associated with your Jobfundi profile.
2.1.2 Through Your Activity on Jobfundi
In addition, as part of the standard operation of the Site, we may collect and analyze information from your computer or mobile device and about actions taken on our Site, including but not limited to your searches on Jobfundi (such as the titles, location, salary and other information about any of your job searches and results we provide), your activity on our Site (such as page views, clicks, taps, session activity and time), and information about your browser and the device you use to access our Site (such as browser, operating system and device type, MAC address, IP address, and the name of the originating domain from which you accessed our Site).
2.1.3 When Providing Employer Information
If you are an Employer, Jobfundi may request that you provide certain Personal Data to Jobfundi in order to verify your account. This information may include, but not be limited to, your Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), Business Registration information, a utility bill, and an Employer representative’s contact information.
This information will be used for internal purposes only, subject to any request by law enforcement or a court order. In connection with chargeable services, we will also collect payment information (e.g., the last four digits of credit card numbers and related verification information). Please note that Jobfundi only has access to the last four digits of Employer credit card numbers, and does not store full credit card numbers.
2.2 Information Collected When You Apply for Jobs or Access Jobfundi from Some Third-Party Websites
2.2.1 When You Apply to Jobs on Some Third Party Websites
2.2.2 When You Interact with Jobfundi using Your Account with a Third-Party Website
You may create an account at Jobfundi, and log in to your existing Jobfundi account, using your account with a third-party provider such as Google or Facebook. If you do not already have a Jobfundi account and log in to Jobfundi using your third-party account, this will create a Jobfundi account for the same email address associated with your third-party account. Once logged in to Jobfundi, you may also access additional features, such as calendar integrations, by logging in to your account with a third-party provider when prompted.
We may also collect information stored in your social media profile that you authorize us to access when you use your social media profile to invoke features on the Sites.
2.3 When You Download Our Apps
2.4 Other Personal Data that Jobfundi may Receive from Third-Parties
2.5 What Personal Data is Required
Typically, we will prompt you at the point when you provide your Personal Data to us whether or not it is necessary that you provide this information in order for Jobfundi to provide particular services, products or features to you on our Site. If you choose not to provide your Personal Data in such instances when it is necessary, some or all of our services, products or features may not be available to you.
2.6 The Legal Basis on Which Jobfundi Collects Your Personal Data
Jobfundi collects and processes your Personal Data on the basis of different legal grounds, depending on the nature of the Personal Data being provided and the type of processing involved:
– Performance of a Contract.
Jobfundi processes certain Personal Data on the basis that such processing is necessary for the performance of our agreement with you, or in order to take steps at the request of the user prior to entering such an agreement. An example of this would be where Jobfundi shares your Personal Data with an Employer to facilitate, at your request, a connection between you and an Employer through the use of our Site.
– Legitimate Interest.
Jobfundi also processes your Personal Data when such processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by Jobfundi. This includes where Jobfundi sends you certain forms of marketing about our products and services, where we believe you have a reasonable expectation that we will perform a particular type of processing on your behalf, or where such processing is strictly necessary for fraud detection and prevention. A further example would be where we share your Personal Data with our affiliates as detailed 4.6 below. Jobfundi relies on this basis only where an assessment has been performed balancing the interests and rights involved and the necessity of the processing in order to provide our services, products and features to you.
– Compliance with a Legal Obligation.
We may also process your Personal Data when such processing is necessary for Jobfundi to comply with a legal obligation. An example of this would be where Jobfundi is required to retain business records for fixed periods of time in order to comply with local legal requirements.
2.7 Storage of Your Personal Data
- Limitation of Use or Disclosure of Personal Data
3.1 Where a Job Seeker Wants to Close a Job Seeker Account
When a Job Seeker closes an account, the Job Seeker will no longer have access to any of the data we make available under that account name, including but not limited to search history, job search preferences, saved jobs, job alerts, resumes, profile information and any other data associated with the account. If you use the same email address to set up a new account, your data from a previous account will not become available to you again. Please also note that closing your account may result in you losing access to some or all of the services, products and features available on our Site.
We reserve the right to keep any materials in a closed account as necessary to preserve and protect our rights to the extent permitted by law (for example, to preserve records of a dispute), to comply with our obligations under local law (for example, if requested to retain by law enforcement), or to ensure our resiliency in the event of natural disaster or other business interruption. We do not delete your data from our systems when you close your account with Jobfundi, although such data will not remain readily available to you under your original account name or email address.
3.2 Where an Employer Wants to Close an Employer Account
3.3 Where a Job Seeker Wants to Delete a Job Application
To delete a job application submitted to an Employer from the Jobfundi site, you must contact the prospective Employer directly in addition to deleting the application from the Jobfundi Site.
3.4 Where the Employer Contact Details Provided to Jobfundi are Incorrect
In the event that an Employer provides inaccurate or incorrect contact information (including an email address or other electronic destination information) to Jobfundi, your application materials will not be sent to the intended recipient of the application. Jobfundi and its affiliates rely on Employers to provide accurate contact information and have no liability for misdirected applications. If you do not wish to send your application materials by using our Site, you should send them directly to the Employer.
3.5 Children’s Privacy
- Purposes, Uses, and Disclosures of Your Personal Data
- provide and tailor our Site, services, products and features to you,
- connect you with our affiliates and unaffiliated third-parties to help you find jobs,
- measure and improve our Site, including the services, products and features we make available to you on our Site, and
- protect our users and provide them with customer support.
More detail on these purposes, uses and disclosures of your Personal Data is set out below.
4.1 Creating and Administering Your Account
We may use your contact information for purposes of creating and administering your account with Jobfundi and providing our services, products and features to you that you may request. This includes communicating with you about our Site, your use of it, and improvements to it.
4.2 Giving You Relevant Search Results and Recommended Jobs
In order to optimize our services, products and features for you, Jobfundi may use your previous search and browsing history (e.g., the jobs you click on), or application materials and answers to screener questions, to identify you and determine relevant search results and provide you with recommended jobs or reach out to you about jobs you may be interested in. We may also use profile data to tailor your experience on the Site, to show you content that Jobfundi thinks you may be interested in, and display content according to your preferences. Jobfundi may return different results for the same search query and has full discretion with respect to the job listings it presents in response to any particular search.
4.3 Your Contact Information
When you give Jobfundi contact information (such as your name and email address) and other forms of Personal and non-personal data, you agree that Jobfundi may utilize this information for the purposes outlined in sections 4, 5 and 9, to the extent applicable. In particular, you agree that Jobfundi may, as part of providing its services to you, communicate with you, or initiate communication with you on behalf of a third party, through your Jobfundi 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 Jobfundi or that Jobfundi may otherwise obtain from third-party resources.
4.4 Your Resume Information
4.5 Sending You Job Alerts and Other Promotional Materials
If and to the extent permitted by applicable law, Jobfundi may use your contact information to (i) send you Job Alerts; and (ii) send you information about Jobfundi, including promotional materials. Jobfundi may use third-party partners to perform these activities on Jobfundi’s behalf.
A Job Alert is defined as an email sent to you that you sign up for containing job listings in response to a search query you have run (“Job Alert”). Job Alerts may also include jobs that Jobfundi and its affiliates, including Indeed, recommend for you, companies you may be interested in following, or other actions you may want to take on our Site. Jobfundi may adjust the frequency of Job Alerts based on your interactions with them.
4.6 Preventing Fraud and Spam, and Complying with Legal Obligations
We may disclose your Personal Data to law enforcement or other public authorities (including courts and tribunals) where we are legally required or compelled to do so (such as in response to a subpoena, search warrant, court order or other legal process) or we otherwise determine, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to defend our interests in legal, administrative or other proceedings, to comply with the law, to cooperate with or seek assistance from law enforcement, to prevent a crime (such as to prevent fraud or spam) or protect national security, or to protect your interests or safety or that of other users of our Site. This means, for example, that we may honor subpoenas, search warrants, law enforcement requests, and court-mandated directions to reveal your Personal Data, including your identity and email address.
4.7 Facilitating Payment
If you provide credit, debit or other payment card and related details to us in order to make a payment, Jobfundi will use this information only for the purpose of processing the payment. Jobfundi may share with third parties who perform services on Jobfundi’s behalf, such as payment processors and/or credit agencies, any credit card and related billing and payment information that you provide to Jobfundi solely for the purposes of checking credit, effecting payment to Jobfundi and servicing your account. To the extent Jobfundi retains any payment information, Jobfundi limits such retention to the minimum amount necessary to verify and maintain a record of payments (e.g., the last four digits of credit card numbers and related verification information) and as may be required by law.
4.8 Automated Processing of Your Personal Data
In order to optimize the performance of our Site and services for users, we perform automated processing of Personal Data evaluating certain specific aspects relating to a user, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning a user’s personal preferences or interests in terms of our Site and services. Where it occurs, such processing is carried out if it is necessary for the performance of our agreement with our users, to allow us to provide its services to Job Seekers and Employers, including analyzing applications and resumes on behalf of Employers, or in other cases on the basis of a user’s consent.
4.9 Sharing Your Information with Our Affiliates
For the purposes of this Policy, “affiliates” means any entity that directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control of or with Jobfundi, now or in the future. “Control” for these purposes means having a majority of shares or the right and ability to direct management. This includes our affiliated entities located within and outside the Republic of South Africa.
Such data sharing with our affiliates will be performed for a number of specific reasons.
– Improved Services
It provides Job Seekers with more personalized and improved content, performance, features and services on Jobfundi’s and its affiliates’ sites. For example, Jobfundi and its affiliates use your previous search and browsing history (e.g. the jobs you click on), IP address, or your resume or profile information, to determine relevant search results, job alerts, display and moderate career insights, such as company reviews, job listing salary data, interview tips and more. Such sharing is also performed to facilitate improved data analysis, testing, research, and service improvement.
It also allows employers to have better insight into the performance of their job postings. For example, we may share data related to user clicks on their job postings which in turn allows them to understand how their job posting may or may not be achieving their goal of attracting candidates. By providing employers with the information they need to better utilize our platform, they can provide stronger job postings.
– More Employers, More Job Listings and More Job Seekers
Such data sharing allows Job Seekers to access an even broader database of Job Listings and Employers, and for Employers to access more Job Seekers. For example, this allows Jobfundi to recommend jobs or employers on Jobfundi or on websites of Jobfundi affiliates. It also facilitates applications and the display of job listings from the Jobfundi Site to Jobfundi’s affiliates’ websites and vice versa.
Jobfundi or a Jobfundi affiliate is able to recommend a Jobfundi Job Seeker (and that Job Seeker’s resume or resume extract) to an Employer hosted by Jobfundi or to an Employer hosted by a Jobfundi affiliate. Equally, a Jobfundi affiliate is able to recommend a job listing hosted by a Jobfundi Employer to a job seeker hosted by a Jobfundi affiliate. Jobfundi and its affiliates can also share Employer data (such as account information and behavioral data) to provide a better experience to those Employers.
– Better Security for Users
Such data sharing allows Jobfundi and its affiliates to process your Personal Data for the purpose of improving user security and internal operations, troubleshooting, and detecting and preventing fraud and spam.
4.10 Transfers of Information to Employers
Employer account holders agree to comply with all their responsibilities under applicable data protection rules with respect to the collection, processing and storage of Personal Data, as well as providing adequate protection of all data subject rights provided for under all applicable data protection rules.
4.11 Transfers of Information to Job Seekers
Jobfundi sends certain Employer-related information to Job Seekers. This includes publishing Job Ads, Company Pages, and salary information. Jobfundi may also provide information to Job Seekers about an Employer’s activity and responsiveness on Jobfundi in order to help Job Seekers evaluate employment opportunities. This may include the Employer representative’s name, the Employer’s city/state location, and whether the Employer has engaged with other Job Seekers or viewed other Job Seekers’ resumes. As an Employer, when you use Jobfundi (for example, by posting a Job Ad) you agree that Jobfundi may provide this information to Job Seekers.
4.12 Transfers of Information to Service Providers
– Improving our Services
– Maintaining Quality and Protecting Users
Jobfundi may transfer your Personal Data in limited situations to certain third-party vendors that assist Jobfundi with protecting our users and maintaining the quality of our services, products and features provided to our users (e.g., for fraud detection purposes).
– Facilitating Payments
Jobfundi may also share any credit card and related billing and payment information that you provide to Jobfundi with companies who work on our behalf, such as payment processors and/or credit agencies, solely for the purposes of checking credit, effecting payment to Jobfundi and servicing your account.
– Installing or Using a Jobfundi App
In order to provide you with certain services and support ad attribution, limited user data may be shared with certain service providers when you install, download or use a Jobfundi App. This may include your IP address or other unique identifier, and event data related to the installation of the Jobfundi App.
This may be done for a variety of purposes, including facilitating user log-in through third party accounts. It may also assist Jobfundi to understand and optimize our users’ complete customer journey by helping us: (i) understand how users arrive to Jobfundi; (ii) better measure the performance of our ads; and (iii) understand where a user has accessed Indeed through different devices.
Please also be aware that Jobfundi may also use third-party cloud service providers that provide hosting, data storage and other services pursuant to standard terms and conditions that may be nonnegotiable. 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 Data, by these companies.
4.13 Transfers of Publicly Available Information
When you post content on Jobfundi in a manner that is intended to make that content publicly available and searchable by individuals, Jobfundi reserves the right to aggregate and share that information with third-parties. For example, if you create a resume on or upload a resume to our Site in a manner that makes the information publicly available to users of our Site, we may share your public resume, including the Personal Data contained in it, with third-parties. We will do this at our sole discretion, and subject to any agreement we may have with such third-parties. We also reserve the right to share information aggregated from public sources in this capacity.
4.14 Third-Party Sites Linked-to from Jobfundi
- Additional Uses and Disclosures of Non-Personal Data
Jobfundi seeks to use reasonable security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the Personal Data under Jobfundi’s control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. In addition, please note that emails, messages sent via your web browser, and other similar means of communication with other users (such as our Relay Service), are not encrypted. 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 nonnegotiable; 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 Data, by these companies.
– Do Not Track Requests
Your browser automatically shares certain information about you, such as your IP address and other information about your device and browser, with the websites you visit that may be considered Personal Data under applicable laws. Some browsers allow you to send websites you visit a “Do Not Track” signal. As there is not yet an agreement on how to respond to such signals, Jobfundi does not respond to them or alter its privacy practices in any way if enabled in a user’s web browser.
- Links to Third-Party Sites
- Acquisitions and Other Reorganizations
- Your Privacy Rights
As a Jobfundi user, you may avail yourself of the rights explained below. We may attempt to verify your identity through the email address or telephone number associated with your use of our Site prior to fulfilling any such request and reserve the right to deny a request where we are unable to satisfactorily complete this process. If you authorize someone to make a request on your behalf, we may also deny your request if we are unable to verify with you that the individual making the request is authorized to act on your behalf.
10.1 Your Right to Rectify Your Personal Data
Jobfundi users are able to edit and update most of their Personal Data held by Jobfundi by logging into their account on the Site. You may also make a formal request to edit or update your Personal Data held by Jobfundi by sending an email to email@example.com from the email address associated with your account.
10.2 Your Right to Object to or Restrict the Processing of Your Personal Data
If you have any queries or complaints about how we process your Personal Data we encourage you to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.3 Opting out of Marketing Messages and Withdrawing Consent
If you no longer want to receive marketing materials from us based upon your Personal Data, there are a number of options available to you:
You may opt-out of receiving marketing emails from Jobfundi by clicking the “unsubscribe” or similarly-designated link provided in any marketing email sent to you. This will remove your email address from our email marketing distribution list. You will no longer receive marketing emails from Jobfundi at that email address unless you later request to receive such marketing emails again, you sign-up to receive another or different service or account with Jobfundi for which you agree to receiving marketing emails from Jobfundi, or you otherwise indicate your consent to receive marketing emails from us.
In addition, you may opt out of all marketing messages or withdraw your consent from any consent-based processing of your Personal Data by sending an email to email@example.com. In your message, please detail which activities from which you wish to opt out or withdraw your consent. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable, and in accordance with applicable laws.
Finally, please note that we may still send other messages to you, such as administrative messages.
10.4 Your Right to Access and to Portability of Your Personal Data
Jobfundi users are able to access most of their Personal Data held by Jobfundi by logging into their account on the Site.
Alternatively, you may also make a formal request to access your Personal Data held by Jobfundi. In order to do so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jobfundi will provide your Personal Data to you in a portable format to allow it to be transmitted to third-parties. Please note, if you have interacted with Jobfundi using more than one email address, you must submit an additional request for each such email address so that we may locate and provide access to your Personal Data associated with those email addresses as well.
10.5 Your Right to Delete Your Personal Data
Jobfundi users are able to edit and update most of their Personal Data held by Jobfundi by logging into their account on the Site.
Alternatively, if you do not wish to do this, you may make a formal request to delete your Personal Data held by Jobfundi. In order to do so, please send an email to email@example.com. Once your request has been confirmed, Jobfundi will initiate the necessary steps to execute this exercise, including the deletion of your Jobfundi account. Please note, if you have interacted with Jobfundi using more than one email address, you must submit an additional request for each such email address in order for us to execute your requests with respect to those email addresses, and any associated Personal Data, as well. Where the deletion request relates to Personal Data that you previously requested be made public on Jobfundi (e.g., by posting a public resume), we will make reasonable efforts to inform any other controllers of this request.
10.6 Some Limitations
Such rights of rectification, objection, restriction, access, portability and deletion are subject to certain limitations, as provided for by applicable laws. Individual requests will be completed within the time allotted by relevant regulations, which starts to run from the point of Jobfundi confirming your request. Where permitted, please note there may be a charge for subsequent requests from the same individual, which will be determined by Jobfundi and only imposed to the extent permitted by applicable law.
- International Data Transfers
When you use our Site, we may process and store your Personal Data outside of the country in which you are located, including in the United States and the European Union. Such transfers are performed subject to applicable data protection rules, and appropriate safeguards, primarily through the use of agreements between Jobfundi and the recipients that ensure adequate protection of our user’s Personal Data. The services provided to you and the functionality of the Site could not be provided without such transfers. If you wish for your information not to be transferred in this way you should not use this Site. If you would like to receive further information about a relevant international data transfer mechanism and in some cases, a copy of such mechanism, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond in accordance with applicable law.
- General Inquiries and Complaints
If you believe your data protection rights have been infringed by Jobfundi, you also have the right to complain to the appropriate regulatory authority responsible for data privacy where you are located.
- The Right to Know Your Personal Data
– Categories of Personal Data We Collected:
Full details of the types of Personal Data we collect from you are detailed above in section 2. To summarize, we collect information:
- you chose to provide to us through our Site (e.g., contact details, resume details, location data);
- through your activity on our Site (e.g., information from your device and actions taken on the Site, including your searches and jobs you click on);
- when you applied to jobs,
- logged in to our Site from third party sites; and
- where you are an Employer providing necessary Employer information (e.g., for verification, billing, and contact purposes).
– Our Business Purposes:
- create and administer your account;
- give you relevant search results and job recommendations;
- and send you job alerts or other promotional materials
- facilitate communication as part of the job search, application and interview process;
- make your resume available to third-parties, depending on your privacy settings (e.g. private or public resume);
- match Job Seekers with Employer Job Listings;
- prevent fraud, spam and other potentially fraudulent or illegal activities;
- facilitate payment, if you are an Employer;
- carry out automated processing in order to provide many of our services;
- enhance and optimize our services and security for Job Seekers and Employers by data sharing with our Affiliated Entities and Websites;
- improve our Services, maintain product quality and protect users; and
- aggregate and share with third parties any content posted on Jobfundi which is intended to be publicly available and searchable by individuals.
– Third-Parties with whom we Shared Your Personal Data
To summarize, we share your Personal Data with:
- our affiliated entities
- employers and Job Seekers; and
- third-party service providers who help us with our operations, e.g. for data storage, payment processing or fraud detection.
13.1 The Right to Non-Discrimination for Exercising Your Privacy Rights
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under this policy.