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​​​GUIDANT GROUP PRIVACY POLICY

Guidant Group, Inc. (Guidant Group) understands the importance of privacy protection, and we make every reasonable effort to ensure the information you share with us through our Web sites is secure. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices for collecting, storing and using the personal information you provide through any of our websites. Through this policy, Guidant Group strives to help you make well-informed decisions about the management of your personal data.

Notice: Collecting & Storing Personal Information

Personal information may be collected from those who access our websites in search of employment or for information regarding our services. To ensure quality of service there is certain information we require, such as your name, mailing address, email address and phone number, as well as other information such as your employment experience, skills, and educational background.
Job applicants may choose to upload their resumes into our application tracking system to be considered for employment. This could involve collecting personal work history, education and skills.

Some of our temporary employees may enter their time worked each week into our online timekeeping system. In order to process payroll, Guidant Group will need certain information, such as hours worked, personal information, and a tax ID number. This information will be used to process payroll either through Guidant Group’s system or that of an agent of Guidant Group. All information collected will be protected by this Privacy Policy.
Guidant Group may also collect and analyze demographic and geographic information, such as the number of applicants in a particular city, or how many temporary employees have a certain educational background. We may from time to time report this information to marketing companies on an aggregate basis, or as required by law. We will remove any unique personal information (such as name and address) that could identify you in this demographic information.
 
Other Ways We Collect User Information – Website Navigational Information
 
Guidant Group may collect anonymous information from visits to our sites through the use of "web beacons,” which do not access your personal information, but rather allows us to count users who have visited our websites. This anonymous information is sometimes known as "clickstream data." Guidant Group or its vendors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics to help us provide better customer service. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, see the paragraph below on cookies.
 
In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this Website. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this Website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
 
Guidant Group uses Web usage tracking software to log the IP address of each individual user. This information is used only to determine Web site usage, and at no time is there any attempt to associate these IP addresses with personally identifiable information such as names and addresses.

Notice: How We Use Personal Information

The information Guidant Group collects through our Web sites may be used to contact you with information regarding our services, or to perform activities necessary to connect you with employment opportunities.
 
Guidant Group collects and uses personal information for the following purposes where necessary:
 

If You Are an Individual:

  •  to tell you about our products and services,
  •  to establish and maintain our relationship with you,
  •  for employment-related services, including possible employment of you,  
  •  to communicate with you, or
  •  for the management and defense of legal claims and actions, compliance with court orders and other legal obligations and regulatory requirements, and as otherwise permitted by law.

If You Are a Business:

  • to tell you about our products and services,
  • to evaluate, establish and maintain any business relationship with you,
  • to invoice you for our services and products you may use,
  • to communicate with you, or
  • for the management and defense of legal claims and actions, compliance with court orders and other legal obligations and regulatory requirements, and as otherwise permitted by law.

Choice: Opt In/Opt Out

You have the choice at any time to refrain from providing personal information to Guidant Group. Please understand, however, that your choice not to provide certain information (such as educational background, etc.) may limit or prevent Guidant Group from providing services to you.
 
Guidant Group collects the type of data viewed by some countries as "sensitive," such as information required to provide health-care benefits. This collection of data is either compatible with employment law or is important to our employees. In order to comply with statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities, or to assist us in compiling data for its affirmative action practices, we may also ask you to provide gender or racial information. This provision of this type of information will be voluntary, unless it is required by law, and will not hinder your employment opportunities. When collecting sensitive information, we will ask you to provide your consent to collect, store, and in some cases, transfer this data to third parties including payroll service companies, health insurance organizations, or government agencies as required by law.
 
Guidant Group sometimes communicates with candidates through email messages when job opportunities are available that match their skills. If at any time you want to discontinue receipt of these emails simply reply with a message that communicates your wishes.

Onward Transfer: How Does Guidant Group Share Your Private Information?

In carry-out our business and services Guidant Group may, under certain circumstances, share your personal information gathered from our websites with other parties, such as:
 
  • With our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  •  With clients who have job opportunities available or interest in our candidates;
  •  With business partners;
  •  With service provider who are only authorized to use information to perform services on our behalf or for limited administrative purposes, such as complying with legal requirements;
  •  When reasonably requested or required by law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  •  When otherwise requested by law or in response to legal process;
  •  When we believe disclosure is appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss; 
  •  When reasonably necessary to an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; 
  •  As needed to protect the vital interests of Guidant Group or any individual.
 
Guidant Group is part of Impellam Group, a publicly traded company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Because of this, your personal information may be transmitted to, shared with, stored by, and processed by other Impellam Group companies, whether here in the United States or in other countries where Impellam Group has operations. All other Impellam Group operations are governed by the same general privacy principles and security practices as Guidant Group.
Our website collects and processes personally identifiable information in compliance with applicable data protection laws, including the European Union (“EU”) Data Protection Directive and the United States Safe Harbor Principles as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personally identifiable information.
 
More information on U.S. Safe Harbor Principles is available at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Data Integrity & Access: Ensuring Accuracy & Removing Personal Records

Guidant Group makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of your records. We do not alter your information before sharing it with third parties, except to remove any personal contact information.
 
You may contact us at any time to review the accuracy of the personal information, and if you find any errors, you have the responsibility to notify us so that we may have the correct information. It is your responsibility to keep your records with Guidant Group updated by logging in to the member section of our  websites and making changes to your personal information when necessary, or, when necessary, notifying us by e-mail at the address in this policy.
 
We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests to update your data in a timely manner. Please note that the sensitive nature of our business may limit our ability to provide access to certain records if doing so may be unduly burdensome, infringes on the rights of others, or is prohibited by law.
 
If you wish to remove your record from our websites and end your relationship with Guidant Group, please submit your request via the Contact Us portion of our website

Security:  Keeping Information Secure

Guidant Group realizes the importance of safeguarding your personal information and has, in place, appropriate procedures to help ensure limited access to your personally identifiable information. Guidant Group uses reasonable security measures to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information we may collect and process.  We may use encryption, firewalls, password protection, and physical lock and key to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. We may also place internal restrictions on who in the company may access data to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
 
Despite our safeguards, the nature of the Internet is such that data may be intercepted by unauthorized third parties regardless of any security measures that may be in place. Therefore, in submitting personally identifiable information to our websites, you assume the risk of an unauthorized third party obtaining that information.

Additional Information

Minors

Registration on Guidant Group.com is not intended for persons under the age of 18.

Following Links to Other Sites

Guidant Group’s Web sites contain links to other sites on the Internet. Guidant Group has no control over the personal data these other sites collect and we strongly encourage you to review their privacy policies if you are concerned.

Updates to this Policy

Guidant Group reserves the right to update this privacy policy at any time. You can always obtain a copy of the most up-to-date policy by visiting this Web site.

Enforcement & Oversight

Guidant Group conducts self-assessment to verify that this Policy's contents are up to date and accurate and that Guidant Group’s conduct is compliant with those contents. Any complaints concerning this Privacy Policy should be directed per the Contact Us instructions below. Guidant Group will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaint or dispute. If the issue cannot be resolved through Guidant Group’s internal dispute resolution mechanism, Guidant Group  will cooperate with JAMS in accordance with the JAMS Safe Harbor Program, which is described on the JAMS website at http://www.jamsadr.com/safeharbor/, to address individuals’ complaints regarding privacy issues. Matters may also, as applicable, be referred to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Affirmation of Safe Harbor Compliance

Guidant Group complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  Guidant Group has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Guidant Group’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy you may contact our corporate offices in writing at:
 
Guidant Group, Inc.
Attn: Marketing
3414 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 375
Atlanta, GA 30326

Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is current as of the effective date set forth below. By using this site, you accept all of the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not use this site and/or our services. Your continued use of this site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to Guidant Group following the posting of any changes to the Privacy Policy will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Conditions of Use – Consent

By using these Web sites you are consenting to the use of your personal information as described in this policy.

Quality of Data

Users of this site agree to provide only truthful and accurate personal information when registering for our job services. Failure to do so may result in the discontinuation of our service offerings.
 
Last Updated: November 20, 2014.