Planet4iT Privacy Pledge to Clients and Candidates
Planet4iT is committed to the protection of our candidates’ and clients’ privacy.
As a result of our commitment, we pledge to:
- Maintain the strictest confidence with respect to all of the personal information entrusted to us;
- Get explicit or implicit consent before collecting any personal information;
- Get explicit consent before sharing any personal information with third parties (except as defined in “Disclosure of Personal Information,” below).
- Ensure that candidates have reasonable access to personal information, and the right to correct, delete or add to that information.
- Ensure that candidates have the right to withdraw consent to collection and use of personal information.
Submitting your resume, covering letter and other documents to Planet4iTis deemed to imply your consent for Planet4iTto record and retain that personal information, to compare your profile with job requirements, and to contact you with potential opportunities. You also implicitly consent to our use of the information for our own internal processes, while protecting your confidentiality.
Planet4iTwill safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information until you explicitly give your consent to do otherwise, except where required by law. Before we either disclose your information to a client or contact your references, we will contact you by telephone or e-mail to obtain your permission.
You can withdraw your implicit or explicit consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer (privacyofficer@Planet4iT.com).
Collection of Personal Information
Planet4iT collects information in order to match candidates with our clients’ staffing needs, to make placements, and to understand the marketplace in which we operate. We are aware that some of this information is highly personal; therefore, except in the select circumstances outlined in this document, we collect, use and share it only with a candidate’s consent.
Planet4iT collects personal information through a variety of methods, including:
- Resumes and covering letters supplied by our candidates
- Responses to advertisements
- Telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and follow-up conversations
- Applications through our website
- Job board postings (e.g. Workopolis)
- Job board databases
The information that we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Resumes, curricula vitae, reference letters, and similar documentation
- E-mail and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, other contact information
- Educational details, certifications, designations, etc.
- Names and contact information of references
- Work performance, workplace incidents, leaves-of-absence, etc.
- Company name (if incorporated, sole proprietor or partner)
- Salary, consulting or contract rates, other remuneration
- Job/role and location preferences
From time to time, certain other sensitive information may be collected and used for specific purposes (payroll and/or security checks, where required) described herein. These are:
- Social Insurance Number
- Date and place of birth
We might supplement our data with information from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal codes are received, we may use third party software (e.g. Canada Post) to retrieve correct information.
All personal information is electronically stored in our secure database. From time to time, printouts may be required, and these are maintained in a secure fashion and are destroyed when the specific requirement for which they were generated no longer exists.
Website usage information is collected using cookies.
Use of Personal Information
We use personal information only for specific and limited purposes. We ask for and collect only such data as is adequate and relevant for these purposes, which include the following:
- To determine suitability for and interest in potential permanent or contract placements with one or more of our client companies
- To determine an appropriate rate of pay or contract fee for such a placement
- To establish references required by our clients
- Internal research or marketing purposes, using aggregated data (multiple candidates) with no individual identifying marks
- Internal training purposes
- To help us improve our services or resolve any problems.
Disclosure of Personal Information
As part of the service we provide to our candidates and clients, some personal information must be disclosed from time to time. We do not disclose, share, sell or distribute personal information with unrelated third parties, except in the following specific circumstances:
With direct consent, to share personal information with a client, in order to begin the process of securing employment for a candidate. We will seek new consent for every separate disclosure.
We will disclose your resume, salary or rate information, information with respect to language skills, work experience, insights gained from interviews and references.
For further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected, personal information may be transferred to third parties acting for or on behalf of Planet4iT, such as:
- Resume formatting pool
- Payroll processor
- Affiliate Placement Organization
In the event of a placement, we may collect additional information required to satisfy security checks, complete the placement and arrange payroll. This information would include:
- Social Insurance Number
- Date and place of birth
- Bank transit and account number
It may be necessary for us to share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect candidates’ vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or web site, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event. We contractually require this third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data.
Information Integrity and Security
All of Planet4iT’s officers, employees and agents are required and trained to maintain its confidentiality. We strive to ensure the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of the personal information in our databases and to protect individual’s privacy and security. We keep your personal information only as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
Our servers and our databases are protected by industry standard security technology, such as firewalls, password protection and backup procedures. No person other than officers, employees and agents of Planet4iT has access to personal information.
Administrators who have access to personal information have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols and strict standards of confidentiality. Every effort is made to guard against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of information.
You may inquire on and amend, supplement or delete any and all personal information by contacting our Privacy Officer
Links to Other Web Sites
Our site may contain hyper links to third-party web sites that are not operated by Planet4iT. These are provided for users’ reference and convenience, links to third-party web sites do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these sites or any association with their operators. We do not control any web site other than our own, and are not responsible for their data or privacy practices.
Transfer of Data Abroad
The Internet is made up of a large number of international connections. If you are visiting our web site or contacting us electronically from a country other than Canada, where our server is located, this will require the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting our web site and communicating electronically with us, you consent to these transfers.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
Notification of changes to this Policy
Questions, Concerns, Suggestions
Planet4iT has appointed a Privacy Officer whose responsibility is to monitor and improve our privacy procedures, and to respond to any privacy concerns, questions and suggestions from our candidates and clients. To contact our Privacy Officer during business hour, please call 416-363-9888, or e-mail to PrivacyOfficer@Planet4iT.com.