If you are a student user, we collect the information you use to create your profile. Depending on the information you choose to use in your profile (some of this information is required), the information you submit via your profile may include the following: information needed to login, name, email, and phone number, information to populate resumes, school name and graduation year, interests, skills, experiences, information to populate highlights about yourself, photos and images, and related captions and tags, and information you provide to answer interview questions. If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allow us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process.
If you are a recruiter user, we may ask you to submit your name, role within your company, team name, industry, description of your company, and a logo and website for your company.
If you make a payment as a Company or receive a payment as a student user through our services, your payment-related information or other financial information is collected by our third-party payment processor on our behalf.
Other information is collected automatically when you use our website, namely:
Mobile and other hardware or device identifiers;
Browser information, including your browser type and the language you prefer;
Referring and exit pages, including landing pages and pages viewed;
Platform type; and
Information about your device, hardware and software; and
Other information about how you use our services.
We also may collect and store information locally on your device, using mechanisms like cookies, browser web storage, and application data caches.
We may use other technologies for similar purposes as a cookie, such as internet log files (which contain technical data such as your IP address) to monitor traffic on our website and troubleshoot technical problems.
We may use an analytics service to record certain information, including visitor data (i.e., device data, geographic data), and how the visitor interacts with the pages (i.e., number of visitors, time spent on a page, pages viewed). These services may be used to help us optimize homefromcollege.com or related services, and for other purposes. Some of our analytics partners include:
If you are a viewer who views content you receive from our users via a link or other interaction, we may automatically collect information about the interaction with such content and our website. The information we may collect includes but is not limited to:
Mobile and other hardware or device identifiers;
Browser information, including your browser type and the language you prefer;
Referring and exit pages, including landing pages and pages viewed;
Whether or not you have viewed or are viewing content;
Date and time you viewed the content;
Date and time you downloaded the content;
Number of times and length of time content was viewed; and
Which portions of the content were viewed.
We also may receive information from third parties, supplementing the information we receive from you. This could include information about links you used to reach our site or links on the services. In the future, we may partner with additional third parties to improve the website and services we provide. New partners may provide us with additional types of information about you.
Third-party services are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen, or approve, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Providing personal information to third-party websites or applications is at your own risk.
We may provide advertisements on homefromcollege.com. Some of these advertisements may be handled by third parties that may collect information via cookies and other technologies.
Student users can be invited to view GIG opportunities on the platform. If you are invited to a GIG opportunity, we may receive information about you when you are invited or referred to a GIG opportunity.
If you are a student user, the profile information you provide will be used to create a profile on homefromcollege.com. Your profile and the information you provide will be accessible to both recruiter users and other student users. Your profile and the information you provide will be searchable on homefromcollege.com, and filterable for recruiters to identify student users with skills, interests, or experiences relevant to a recruiter’s GIG.
If you are a student user, the data you provide from your account, including PDF resumes, may be collected and transposed into our resume templates. In some examples, the templates may be customized and used as part of our products and services, or shared off platform. If you share your resume through a link or as a PDF document, you may receive alerts when a viewer has viewed or downloaded the resume.
If you are a recruiter user, we may process personal data relating to companies and recruiters who view student profiles and resumes to provide our users with reporting and analytics relating to interaction with student content and our products and services. For example, the collected data may be used to alert student users when their profiles and resumes are viewed and downloaded, when their IQ questions are viewed, and when they receive a Message. If you are a recruiter who viewed a student user’s resume off platform through a link, the student user may receive data and feedback on when you have viewed or downloaded the resume.
For recruiters and student users interacting with the messaging features available on the platform, we share the messages you send to the recipient users you communicate with when you use such services and features.
If you are a viewer, we may process personal data relating to viewers and users’ information on users’ behalf for the purpose of providing our products and services and to provide our users with reporting and analytics relating to your interaction with our products and services and the information or content provided by our users. Data relating to viewers that we receive through our products and services or links with our products or services may be made available to users who communicate with viewers, and may be associated by users with other information about viewers, including personal data, that users have provided us or that viewers have provided to users via interactions with our website, products or services or links with our products or services.
If you are a recruiter user, the information you provide will be used in connection with GIG initiatives you post on homefromcollege.com. Your information may also be associated with interview questions or highlights you choose to highlight.
We may use your information, both individually and combined together, in various ways, including to improve your experience with homefromcollege.com and related services, to tailor content to your interests and preferences.
We may also use your information:
to provide you with updates regarding homefromcollege.com and new services and content, and to otherwise connect with you.
to send marketing, transactional and automated notifications to you including but not limited to product notifications, product updates, marketing campaigns, product education and recurring newsletters.
to provide you with customer service and support, and other relevant information;
to market our products and services to you, including by email and text message; and
to assist with our advertising and marketing efforts.
We may use your information provided to us to use, train, or improve automated processes, such as algorithms, including those that we utilize to monitor and sort student users on the platform based on engagement.
We may use your information to generate anonymized, aggregate data containing only de-identified, non-personal information that we may use to publish reports.
We may also share certain information about you with third parties, without further notice to you, including with business, affiliate marketing, and other partners, third-party service providers, and for other purposes. This includes using and sharing information collected to analyze statistics, trends, behaviors, and other information to improve the homefromcollege.com and related services. We may choose to use this information internally or use and share it publicly or with third party partners.
The information you provide us when may be shared with our partners so that they can invite you to apply to prospective GIG opportunities. By creating an account on homefromcollege.com, you consent to receiving such invitations from our partners and agree that you may receive these invitations even if you have not applied for the listed GIGs.
We may use and share information to send users offers and information from third parties offering products and services in a similar space. This may come in the form of a contest, giveaway, or product advertisement. In such examples, we may request your consent or provide you with an opt-in for such use and sharing.
When required by law, we will disclose information if we believe that such an action is necessary to comply with applicable law (including U.S. Copyright law) or to respond to a court order, judicial or government subpoena, or warrant. In such a case, we may inform you when required by law.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, sale, bankruptcy, or other form of a change of control, the information collected on you may be subject to transfer to a third party. You acknowledge that if such a transfer were to occur, we, or our acquirer or successor, may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy.
We may use and share information to protect us, our users, or others, and to take precautions against liability, third party claims, allegations, investigations, abusive and unlawful uses, and other forms of liability.
We may use and share information with employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties if there is reason to do so with regard to homefromcollege.com or related services. We will aim to choose third parties that align with our policies.
We may ask for your consent or provide an opt-in to otherwise use and share your information.
We may retain your information as long as permitted under applicable law. You may request for information to be removed and deleted prior to that, but we will not be able to comply where required to retain information by applicable law or order. Please note that even if we remove or delete information, it may still be recoverable on our servers or elsewhere in some form.
Homefromcollege.com and related services are not intended for or targeted to users under the age of 13 (“Child Users”). Child Users should not use homefromcollege.com or related services, and by using homefromcollege.com or related services you represent you are over 13 years of age.
If we are notified of any information collected on Child Users, in accordance with applicable law, we will take the appropriate steps to delete such information. If you are the parent or guardian of a Child User you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request for the information to be removed.
The privacy choices you may have about your information are determined by applicable law and are described below.
If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding our services or updates to this Privacy Notice).
If you receive an unwanted text message from us, you may opt out of receiving future text messages from us by following the instructions in the text message you have received from us or by otherwise contacting us as set forth in “Contact Us” section below.
We may send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may opt out from receiving these push notifications by changing the settings on your mobile device.
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies and similar technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. However, if you adjust your preferences, our services may not work properly. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android, iOS, and others.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from organizations that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance.
Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.
We are run and operated in the United States. If you choose to use homefromcollege.com or related services from a country or region of the world outside of the United States that has laws that differ from U.S. law, then you acknowledge and agree to the use and transfer of information outside of those regions into the United States.
The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of personal information H\FC has collected about them, whether H\FC disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider), whether H\FC “sold” that personal information, and whether H\FC “shared” that personal information for “cross-context behavioral advertising” in the preceding twelve months. California residents can find this information below:
Category of Personal Information Collected by H\FC
Category of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose
Category of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information Is “Sold” and/or “Shared”
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer
Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
Protected classification characteristics under
California or federal law
Internet or other electronic network activity
Professional or employment-related information
Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99))
Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer
The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using and disclosing personal information are set forth in “Information We Collect,” and “How We Use Your Information” sections above, respectively. We will retain personal information in accordance with the time periods set forth in “Retention of Information” section.
We do not process “sensitive personal information” as that term is defined in the CCPA.
If you are a California user, you have the rights listed below. However, these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases we may decline your request as permitted by law.
You can request the following information about how we have collected, used, disclosed, and “sold” your personal information during the past 12 months:
The categories of personal information that we have collected and used.
The categories of sources from which we collected personal information.
The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling personal information.
The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.
Whether we have disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of personal information received by each category of third party recipient.
Whether we’ve sold your personal information, and if so, the categories of personal information received by each category of third party recipient.
You can request a copy of the personal information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.
You can ask us to delete the personal information that we have collected from
You can ask that we do not sell your personal information. In addition, if you
direct us not to sell your personal information, we will consider it a request pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light” law to stop sharing your personal information covered by that law with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
If we know that you are younger than 16 years old, we will ask for your permission (or if you are younger than 13 years old, your parent’s or guardian’s permission) to sell your personal information before we do so.
You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination. This means that we will not penalize you for exercising your rights by taking actions such as denying you services; increasing the price/rate of services; decreasing service quality; or suggesting that we may penalize you as described above for exercising your rights. Please note, the website may be inherently less useful as a matching platform the less information you provide.
California residents may exercise the California privacy rights described above
To request to exercise your information, access or deletion rights, please
We reserve the right to confirm your California residence to process your requests and will need to confirm your identity to process your requests to exercise your CCPA rights. Following California law, we take reasonable precautions to verify the identities of those California residents submitting requests to delete or access personal information, or to learn more about how their personal information is processed. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to verify your identity, understand the nature of the request, and respond to it.
We have the right to sell your personal information in the conventional sense (i.e., for money). We may, like many companies, use services that help deliver interest- based ads to you and may transfer personal information to business partners for their use. Making personal information (such as online identifiers, browsing activity, or listed interests) available to these companies may be considered a “sale” under the CCPA. You can request to opt out of such “sale” of your personal information by accessing our “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” link here, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Please note that you will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. We may require verification before processing California residents’ requests to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information.
You may empower an authorized agent to submit CCPA requests on your behalf. We may require verification before proceeding any request submitted through an authorized agent.
California residents we know to be younger than 16 years of age will by default be treated as though they have exercised a request to opt out of the sale of their Personal Information with respect to information provided directly to us (as opposed to information automatically collected from them through technical means). We do not permit such users to opt- in to the sale of their Personal Information, unless they provide proof that they are no longer under the age of 16.