*As of Q2 2012
This policy covers your interaction with Carlson.com. To learn about the privacy policies of our brands and services, please visit their websites.
What personal information do we collect on Carlson.com, how, and why?
Within the Jobs section of our website, we request that you create an account on Carlson.com by submitting your first and last name, email address, a password and an answer to a secret question in order to facilitate an online application to one of our job openings.
A second place where we ask for your information is on the Job Search page of the Jobs section. In order to process your online application, we ask for you contact information, job-related information, résumé, and equal-opportunity employment information, but only require the minimum pieces of information we need in order to process your application.
We also provide a link to the website for the Carlson Family Foundation where grant applicants are asked to complete a form that requests the name, phone and email of the executive director of their organization.
Under the Contact section of our website, Carlson suppliers will find a link to our link to our supplier-management website. Companies that wish to register are asked to provide the name and email address of their principal owner and the name and phone numbers of references, in addition to other non-personally identifiable information about their business.
Do we collect information from children?
Do we use personal information collected on Carlson.com for direct marketing?
How can I access and correct information I've submitted to Carlson.com?
How can you remove your information from our files?
Do we share your information with other companies?
We will not sell or share your information outside Carlson and the suppliers we contract to help provide the services you've requested from us.
One level of sharing occurs when we contract with trusted suppliers to help provide our website services. We use Peopleclick to host our online-application service. When you're sending an application to us via Carlson.com, it looks like you're on our website, but you're really on a web page hosted by Peopleclick. Whenever we contract with outside companies like Peopleclick, we'll hold them accountable to protect your information with generally accepted industry standards. They are forbidden from sharing your information with other companies except to provide your requested services.
In rare cases, we may be required by law enforcement or other government authorities to provide personally identifiable information to them. In these instances, we will comply with our obligations and seek to do so in a way that protects your information.
Do our websites send your information to other companies?
Our websites do not use technologies called spyware that secretly collect and transmit information about you outside the domain of the website.
Do we transmit your information outside your country of residence?
Our website operations are located solely within the United States. If you set up an account on Carlson.com or submit an online application to us from outside the United States, your information will be transmitted to and stored in our data center or a data center of a trusted supplier in the United States. All of our locations and out locations of our trusted suppliers are required to comply with generally accepted information-security standards and practices.
How do we protect your personal information?
We maintain appropriate physical, technological and organizational safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, our data networks are protected by firewalls and intrusion-detection sensors. Only employees who have a need-to-know are authorized to access member accounts. These employees are trained on our security procedures.
Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your personal information and comply with applicable data security laws, it's important that you understand that no website or database is completely secure, or hacker proof. Youcan protect yourself and help us prevent computer crime by carefully guarding your password.
How do we enforce our privacy promises?
We communicate our privacy promises to our employees and train employees handling member information on their roles and responsibilities in protecting your privacy. We regularly assess the privacy and security practices of our websites, databases and other member-information systems to identify ways we can improve our data practices.
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, contact us at GreatOpportunities@carlson.com. If your concern isn't addressed to your satisfaction, you may contact TRUSTe® at www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will serve as a liaison to resolve your concerns and, if necessary, help resolve any disputes that arise. TRUSTe is an organization that certifies privacy policies, monitors privacy practices, and provides dispute-resolution services to its members. We're proud to be members of TRUSTe and to have earned the TRUSTe seal. Members of TRUSTe must pass a rigorous process to meet TRUSTe's program requirements and agree to monitoring and TRUSTe's dispute-resolution process.