Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy2018-08-25T21:25:38+00:00

Welcome to the MassHire Holyoke Career Center website. We hope that you find it a useful resource, whether you are a job seeker, employer or visitor.

Please be aware that MassHire Holyoke Career Center is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected as much as possible, and information that you share will be used only in accordance with this privacy statement. However, please also understand that some of the information shared through this website is subject to the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10. Please also be aware that under the law, information shared through this site may be available to some members of the public and it is not possible to guarantee absolute privacy. This policy informs you of the kinds of voluntary information we may collect from you, how we use it, with whom it may be shared, and how you can access it.

The use of this website is voluntary, and this policy should be used as a guideline to help you make an informed decision as to how, or if, you wish to use it. We value your participation, want you to make informed choices, and will only use information shared according to the following guidelines.

We may collect the following kind of voluntary information:

Jobseekers – When completing the “Found A Job raffle form”, jobseekers are asked to provide personal information such as name, Job Seeker ID Numbers, place of hire, starting date and wage.

Employers – When completing the “Job Order” form , employers are asked to provide information such as company name, FEIN, contact information, job description and requirements, application process, wages and benefits.

Security and Dissemination of Identifiable Information:

This website also can collect personal information shared by you, such as your name, social security number, email address, birth date or combination of information that can be used to identify you. Such information is received when you send an email through the website or make some other specific contact, such as completing an on-line form or application. When appropriate, we may submit information provided by you to the person or company that is the subject of the inquiry, or to other agencies referred to in your correspondence.

MassHire Holyoke Career Center is committed to ensuring that your information is secure and has installed or created appropriate technological, physical, and personnel procedures to safeguard information collected via this website. Please also know that we do not sell or distribute any identifiable information gathered through this website.

The voluntary information you provide will be shared only with MassHire Holyoke Career Center employees who need it to complete position responsibilities, internal record keeping, and legal obligations. For example, business account representatives will be provided Job Order forms, so they can post positions to help assist employers and job seekers. We use the information you provide to better understand your needs and to provide you with better service.

Please realize that the dissemination of personal information voluntarily shared on this website is governed by the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 66 (Fair Information Practices Act) Executive Order 412 , and other applicable laws and regulations.

Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about how you can get and correct information, please click on the above references to these laws.

Links to Other Websites:

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. Please understand that once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over the quality, content, nature or reliability of the sites you have accessed. These sites are provided only as a convenience, and we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of information provided to you while visiting those sites. They are not governed by this policy statement, and you should use caution and review the privacy statement, and the terms and conditions of use, for the website in question. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by MassHire Holyoke Career Center of any information included therein.

Handling of Cookies:

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web operation can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use cookies for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or information about you, other than data you choose to share. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of a particular website.

Internet Usage:

Internet usage is solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations. We are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted over the Internet, and the sender assumes all risks in transmitting material to or from this site and must make his or her own determination regarding transmission of information. Please do not send very sensitive information through this website. We use standard security measures to ensure that your identifiable information is not altered, lost, misused or unintentionally destroyed.

MassHire Holyoke Career Center may change this policy as needed, and we recommend that occasionally you review our Privacy Policy to ensure that you remain comfortable with it. The current policy is in effect beginning on January 1, 2007.