These days, we all need to be smart about the way we use our own personal data.

We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to protecting the information you submit to FoodGrads Inc. Our Policy describes the way we collect, use and disclose personal data you provide to FoodGrads when you access or use FoodGrads online services and websites.

If you are a Jobseeker or Employer located in the Canada or United States you are entering into the User Agreement with FoodGrads Inc., who will be responsible for your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, our Services.

Overview

FoodGrads is an online platform for students or professionals who will use our services to find and be found for business employment opportunities. Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor to the covered Services.

This Privacy Policy only applies to data gathered on the FoodGrads.com web site (the “Site”), and does not apply to any other information or web site. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically as we may update it from time to time. This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2016. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information, you are, by doing so, accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy at that time. You agree that by using the Site you are expressly and affirmatively consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide, and consenting to receive emails, as described below in this Privacy Policy.

Our Services allow you to explore careers, evaluate educational or job opportunities, and seek out, and be found for, career opportunities. Your profile can be found by those looking to hire (for a job or a specific task) or be hired by you.

You can submit your resume or profile information when interested in a job opportunity or need to share information with employers. We may use your profile and activity to recommend jobs to you and you to employers or recruiters.

Employer Services

Our Employer Services allow paying users (employers within the industry) to search for and contact our FoodGrad members through our services, such as searching for and contacting job candidates, manage talent and promote content through social media.

Our industry clients can export limited information from your profile, such as name, experience, current company, current title, and general location (e.g., Toronto). Our industry clients can store information collected about you in our Employer Services, such as a resume or contact information.

Registration and Creating a Profile

An account is created by providing data which includes your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. When you return to the site in the future you will use that same email address and password to access and edit your existing resume.

If you register as a business, we ask you for payment (e.g., credit card) and billing information.

Profile

Creating a FoodGrads profile will potentially put you in front of thousands of employers with open positions. When you create a FoodGrads profile you will have choices about the information you provide, such as your education, work experience, skills, photo and area. The more complete information provided will allow you to obtain more from our Services, including helping recruiters and business opportunities find you.

It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

Our business clients are required to provide a profile on their company and to share details on job posting opportunities.

Any information you include on your profile and any content you post or social action you take on our Services will be seen by others.

Personal Information

In order to operate the Site in an efficient and effective manner and provide users with information on job postings and services that may be of interest to them, FoodGrads may collect personal information, including contact information (such as an email address), from its users. In addition, this information allows us to provide users with private and secure areas to post and modify their original content on our site (e.g., personal profiles). We also automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site and use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve users in general. This information may include the URL that a user has just come from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), computer browser information, and their IP address.

You agree that FoodGrads.com may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests (such as relevant job postings and services), or provides administrative notices or communications applicable to your use of the Site. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of any further receipt by following the opt out provisions provided in each such communication.

We do not sell our users’ personal information to anyone for any reason. When posting jobs and resumes, our users decide for themselves how much contact information they wish to display (we enable private communication for those who choose to hide this information).

All users should be aware, however, that when they voluntarily display or distribute personal information (such as their email address), that information can be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties for which FoodGrads.com is not responsible.

Legal Disclosures

FoodGrads may disclose specific user information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to cooperate with or seek assistance from law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of FoodGrads or other users of the Site. We store your personal information on servers located in Canada. This means that your personal information may be subject to disclosure under Canadian Law. You agree that by using the Site you are expressly and affirmatively consenting to our storage of your personal information in Canada.

In addition, personal information collected by FoodGrads may be passed on to a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets, or merger or a bankruptcy or in preparation for any of these events.

Credit Card Security

FoodGrads.com employs encryption for secure credit card transactions.

About Cookies and Service Use

At FoodGrads, we use cookies only for the protection and convenience of our users. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. If a user’s system is idle for more than an hour, however, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorized access to the user’s information while they are away from their computer. You may have the ability to reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however, some FoodGrads.com features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Third-Party Cookies: In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser

Service Use

We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol, addresses to identify you and to log your use of our services.

What You Should Know

FoodGrads cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Therefore, although we are committed to protecting your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. As a user of the Site, you understand and agree that you assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the Site, the internet generally, and the documents you post or access and for your conduct on and off the Site.

Protect Yourself

Some important tips to use when dealing with prospective employers,

  • Never give out your social insurance number to a prospective employer.

  • Never provide credit card or bank numbers or monetary transaction of any sort.

  • Be cautious when dealing with contacts outside of your own country.

  • Do not provide any non-work related personal information (i.e. social insurance number, eye color, marital status etc.) over the phone or online.

Other Privacy Features on FoodGrads

You never need to provide data to search for jobs – Logging into FoodGrads is always an optional task for you to take and will provide you with more access to employers who are doing targeted searches for their open positions.

Change

We may modify this Privacy Policy, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the updated Privacy Policy.

Posting a Resume

We collect personal data from you when you provide or complete a resume on our FoodGrads Platform, such as when you fill out a form, respond to a survey, submit a resume and apply for or save jobs.

Content and News

You and others may post content that includes information about you on our Services (as part of blog posts, feed updates and comments, videos). Unless you opt-out, we collect public information about you, such as professional-related news and accomplishments (e.g., professional recognition, conference speakers, projects, etc.) and make it available as part of our Services

Other Service

We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to not disclose or use it for other purposes.

Your General Contact Information

Managing your privacy is as simple as selecting which pieces of your contact information are displayed. This is done in the section of the profile form called “Contact Information.”

If you see a questionable job posting or site activity, please report the suspected fraud to us using our feedback form.

If you think you have been a victim of fraud, immediately report the committed fraud to your local police and contact us using our feedback form so steps can be taken for your safety.

Account Closure

Contact Information

You can contact us or use other options to resolve any complaints.

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please first contact FoodGrads online. You can also reach us by physical mail. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you have more options.