Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
 
This statement discloses the privacy practices for Health Staff Connect, Inc. and the healthstaffconnect.com website, which may be accessed through www.Healthstaffconnect.com. The purpose of this statement is to notify you of what personal information of yours will be collected by the Health Staff Connect, Inc. site, how it will be used, and what options are available to you regarding the collection, correction and/or deletion of information.
 
Information Collection and Usage
 
Information Supplied at Time of Registration or Subscription
Health Staff Connect, Inc (“Health Staff Connect”) collects certain information about you at the time you register and also at the time you subscribe to any of the site’s services or amenities. To register and set up a user name and password which will enable you to successfully login to the Service, we will need your name, zip code, email address and whether you are setting up an employer or candidate account. You also need to tell us how you found out about the Service. In order for employers to access the “matching portion” of the matching application we will require your credit card number, its expiration date, your name as it appears on that credit card, your billing address, phone number and email address. In general, you will receive one email notification confirming a given transaction. In addition to being notified immediately on screen of the success or failure of the transaction, you will be sent email notices of any failed payment transactions, such as if your credit card company does not authorize payment. We may also occasionally send you email notifications of special events or product offerings at Health Staff Connect. These emails may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the email messages, including whether the email was opened and/or what links (if any) were clicked. If you would rather not receive emails about new products, promotions or other noteworthy news, you can "opt-out" by logging in to the Service and changing your preferences.
 
Personal Information
The following are the different categories of personal information we will collect:'Contact Data' (such as your first and last name, physical street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address), 'Financial Data' (such as your credit card number, expiration date, and verification code), 'Demographic Data' (such as your zip code and gender), and other 'Legal Data' (such as your social security number, mortgage information, automobile information, personal wedding information and other sensitive information necessary to generate proper legal documents).
 
Please be advised that certain personal information becomes public record upon the filing of documents with the state or the court. For example, the corporate name, business address and the name of the registered agent become public information upon the filing of articles of incorporation. This information is available through the Secretary of State to third parties for a fee. The US Patent and Trademark Office will also make public the names and addresses of trademark registrants. In some states, fictitious business names, including the name and address of the business owner, must be published in a newspaper. Health Staff Connect Inc.'s privacy policy does not cover actions by these third parties.

Please note that Contact Data and ‘
Traffic Data’ are used to gather general statistics regarding our customers and visitors respectively, in order to enhance the consumer experience on the website. We may also use demographic data in a manner that does not identify you specifically or allow you to be contacted but does identify certain criteria about our users in general. For example, we may inform third parties about the number of registered users, number of unique visitors, and the pages most frequently browsed.

We also use Contact Data such as name, physical address and email address to provide special information and promotions regarding our products or to contact the customer regarding an order. Any Financial Data gathered is used strictly for the purposes of processing or completing the financial transaction for your order.
 
Various demographic and extended profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitors' experience in our site, for example, by showing them content that we think they might be interested in based on the data collected, and the content will be displayed according to their preferences. [YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH OR SOLD TO ANY OTHER BUSINESS OR VENDOR EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN.]
 
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets and, depending on the transaction, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets. In the event that we are acquired by another company, your personal information may include in the assets transferred to the acquiring party.
 
Credit card transactions are processed through industry standard, secure socket layer encryption by a third party who only uses your information for that purpose.
 
We will only share your information with third-parties in the manner described in this privacy statement.
 
Questionnaires, Profiles, and Other Information
Health Staff Connect gives registered users of the service the opportunity to complete a Health Staff Connect employment matching profile which requests personal, contact, and professional information (similar to what you would find on a standard employment application), such as name, telephone number, email address, past job titles, software used in the workplace, past employment experience, etc. Responses to the application by each individual user are used to assemble the Health Staff Connect candidate or employer profile. In addition, limited pieces of the information will be used to create your networking profile. Any new or updated information will be added to the user’s profile in a timely manner.
 
Except as explicitly provided herein, none of the information described above is made accessible to the public. Parts of both candidate and employer information, however, will be made accessible to the candidate and/or employer when/if employment matches are made. No information will be shared with other users of the service or anyone else not employed by Health Staff Connect directly, unless explicitly authorized by the user. All personal information submitted to the Service is held strictly confidential with the following exceptions: The information described above can be reviewed by anyone who has access to the user name and password of the registered user, the registered user must keep both the user name and password secure.
 
If we make any material changes in our privacy practices that affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change.
 
Methods of Information Collection
 
Health Staff Connect utilizes a number of internal and third party methods to recognize visitor data such as IP addresses and browser settings (Collectively 'Visitor Data').
 
Automatic Collection
Health Staff Connect’s internal servers and software automatically recognize Visitor Data. No personal information is revealed in this process. The Site may also use such Visitor Data to compile traffic data about the kind and types of visitors that use the website at specific intervals (Collectively 'Traffic Data’).
 
Cookies
Cookies’ are small files that websites save to your hard disk or your browser’s memory. From time to time, Health Staff Connect may use the standard Cookie feature of major browser applications and third party providers as well as employ internally developed cookies and tracking codes which allow Health Staff Connect to store a small piece of data on a visitor's computer about the visit to the healthstaffconnect.com website. Personal information is not captured in such cookies, nor does Health Staff Connect use cookies to collect personal information. Personal information is only captured when a visitor signs in to the system and willingly discloses such information in the personal profile of the website.
 
Our site uses cookies to keep track of some types of information while you are visiting or using Health Staff Connect.  Cookies are needed for the Health Staff Connect site to operate properly. If your browser is set to reject all cookies, the site will not function properly.
 
Use of Personal Information
Health Staff Connect may use your personal information to verify your identity and process your order through Merchant Accounting Services. Contact data may be used to contact you to follow up with transactions initiated on the healthstaffconnect.com website, inform you of any changes to the Site and send you additional information about healthstaffconnect.com. We will not share your personal information with any third parties, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. We will not sell personal information to third parties.
 
Traffic data
We may use Traffic Data to analyze our Website Traffic but such information is not examined for Personal information. We may also use such Traffic Data to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and Transaction Information may also be shared with business partners, affiliates, and/or advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
 
User choice regarding collections, use, and distribution of personal information
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal information. In this case, you may be able to visit the website, browse the Education Center and Articles Pages; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of the website which require your Personal information.

If you do not wish to receive information and/or promotional materials from Health Staff Connect or from our partners, you may select the appropriate 'opt-out' at the time you create your account or may unsubscribe from our mailing list on any one of the promotions or other materials we send to you.
 
SECURITY
 
Lost or stolen data
Health Staff Connect is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. Health Staff Connect has security technologies and procedures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, destruction and alteration of the information that you provide us or we obtain from you. In the event, however, that any of your information is compromised due to a situation beyond the control of Health Staff Connect, the user understands and agrees that Health Staff connect shall not be liable to the user or any third party for any damages which may arise from the loss, misuse, distinction or dissemination of such information.
 
Information Supplied by Your Browser
Health Staff Connect also logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session. This information gives Health Staff Connect an idea of which actions of our site the users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything which could identify the personal information of the IP address. This means that a user's session may be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.
 
Website areas beyond Health Staff Connect, Inc.’s control
The Site will include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms. Please note that any Personal information disclosed in such areas is public and becomes public information. You should use caution when disclosing your personal information in these interactive forms.
 
Third party websites
Healthstaffconnect.com may maintain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the Privacy Practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
 
Use of your information for research purposes
The user understands and agrees to allow Health Staff Connect to anonymously use the information obtain you and your experiences through Health Staff Connect to continue our research into successful relationships. This research, conducted by psychologists and behavior research scientists, may be published in academic journals. However, all of your responses will be kept anonymous, and no personal identifying information will ever be published.
 
Customized content
Information provided to Health Staff Connect (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) is also used to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new Users who have recently joined your network.
 
Third-Party advertising
Advertisements, promotions, and other offers from third-party advertisers may be provided to you while you are visiting the Healthstaffconnect.com web site. If you choose to accept any such offers, Health Staff Connect may provide your information, including billing information, to the advertiser.
 
Through the combination of both internal and third party tracking code as well as cookies, the following categories of information are tracked when a visitor enters the site: (1) IP address, (2) domain servers, (3) type of computer used to access the Site, (4) types of web browsers (collectively 'Traffic Data'). Health Staff Connect uses such data for general marketing purposes and to enhance customer experience on the website.

We may use third-party advertising companies to communicate advertisements on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. We do not control the use of those cookies or action tags and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. Please be aware that these offers may be presented on pages framed by the Health Staff Connect website. We do this to provide a seamless experience. Although these offer pages have the look and feel of our website, you will be submitting your information directly to the third-party advertiser. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
 
When purchasing certain Health Staff Connect subscriptions, memberships, paid services, advertisements, and promotions, offers from third-party advertisers may be provided to you. If you choose to accept any such offers, Health Staff Connect may provide your information, including your billing information, to the advertiser by pre-populating your information in the offer registration forms. Your information will not be transferred until you actually accept the offer. You may opt-out of the offer at any time prior to accepting. Please refer to the third-party advertisers own privacy policy (when applicable) if you have any questions regarding the use of your information.
 
Surveys and polls
As a User, you will receive requests to participate in certain market research including polls and surveys submitted by other Health Staff Connect members. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through our website, the information you provide may be visible to others using the Health Staff Connect website. You may opt-out of participating by changing your profile preferences under the Account & Settings tab to stop receiving these inquiries and requests.
 
Testimonials and advertisement placed through Health Staff Connect
If you provide any testimonials about the Health Staff Connect service or place advertisements through the Health Staff Connect we reserve the right to post those testimonials and examples of advertisements, and all the information therein, in connection with Health Staff Connect Inc.’s promotion of its services to third parties.
 
Communications to other users
Many emails you initiate through Health Staff Connect e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User, will list your email address and name in the header of the message.  Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will not list the people to whom you’re directly connected.  Other communications that you initiate through the Health Staff Connect’s website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information.  Your contact information will only be shared with another User if both users have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
 
Legal disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may disclose personal information provided if required to do so by law or to comply with the law or with legal process served on us; or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect and defend our rights or property; act in an emergency to protect someone's safety; or as expressly provided herein.
 
Age restrictions
Health Staff Connect will not knowingly accept subscriptions for users under the age of eighteen years (18).  All individuals over 18 years of age are welcome to explore the site, complete a Health Staff Connect profile and subscribe for further services. Pursuant to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, any information provided by those believed to be minors will be purged from our database.
 
Public forums
Health Staff Connect may make message boards available to its users and visitors. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Users should exercise caution when disclosing any personally identifying information in these public forums.
 
Refer a colleague
Health Staff Connect encourages you to refer other direct or indirect healthcare oriented professionals to our website. To facilitate this process the website has a referral section.  In the referral section you are able to either place the names and email addresses of your colleagues into a text box tool or allow Health Staff Connect to use a common email extraction application to refer the Site and services to your colleagues, friends, and family. The common email extraction component cannot work unless the user logs into their email application. We will keep this information in our database, and send those people email messages containing your name and invite them to visit our site. This email will also include a quick and easy way for them to remove their information from our database, if they desire. We ask that you do not abuse this feature by entering names and addresses of those who would not be interested in Health Staff Connect. If we find that this application is being abused we reserve the right to purge the information of those responsible for the abuse.
 
Security
Health Staff Connect is committed to protecting the security of your personal information and has extensive security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information stored in our database. These measures include the use of Secure Server technology during credit card transactions and personal identification submission, as well as, administrative access to site data and proprietary security measures which are applied to all repositories and transfers of user information. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and the user understands and agrees Health Staff Connect is not responsible for any unintentional disclosure.
 
Policies and Remedies
 
Links to other sites
Health Staff Connect, Inc.’s website may contain links to other similar sites or third party advertisers. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by the other sites. Our Service features links to relevant articles by third parties. Health Staff Connect is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site.
 
Choice/Opt-Out
Health Staff Connect users may email us if they are desirous of removing their information from our database and/or if they do not wish to receive future communications:
Send email to service@healthstaffconnect.com with the word "Remove" in the subject field
 
Correct/Update
It is important to us to maintain our website with the most accurate customer information possible. To that extent, Health Staff Connect provides an option for changing and modifying information previously submitted.  Users may change their credit card, password and other account information by going directly to the user profile and editing the desired information.

Contacting the website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or any dealings with the Health Staff Connect, Inc. website, please contact:  administrator@healthstaffconnect.com.
 
Closing your account
A user always has the option to close his or her account directly through the Health Staff Connect, Inc. website. If the user chooses to close the Health Staff Connect account, we will remove the user’s name and other personal information from our publicly viewable database. We may retain certain data contributed by the user if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or as required by law.  To close your account and remove your information from the Health Staff Connect, Inc. website, please send your request to service@healthstaffconnect.com Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with Health Staff Connect under your user name. You will receive a response to your requests sent to service@healthstaffconnect.com within five (5) business days of its receipt.
 
Acceptance of privacy statement
The user understands and agrees that the use of our website, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this privacy statement and the Terms and Conditions of Service. BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES SET OUT IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE.
 
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement page and any other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, it may be disclosed. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we may notify you here, or by other means, such as email, at our discretion.
 
Enforcement of this privacy statement
If you have questions regarding this statement or our handling of your personal information, please contact us. We will promptly address your concerns and strive to reach a satisfactory resolution.
 
Changes to this privacy policy
Health Staff Connect may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top and bottom of the privacy statement. We will obtain your opt-in consent for any updates to this privacy statement that materially expand the sharing or use of your personal information in ways not disclosed in this privacy statement at the time of collection.
 
Your continued use of any portion of our website following posting of the updated privacy statement will constitute your acceptance of the changes.
 
Effective Date
 
This privacy policy was last revised on 02/01/2010.