Redmond 2011 
Privacy Policy Statement

Last Revised: July 01, 2011

Redmond Research, Inc (“Redmond,” “we, “us”) as a world-class Core Talent Pipeline Development and Recruiting Firm, respects the privacy of your personal information.

About this statement

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes our privacy practices as of the Last Revised Date above regarding the collection and use of personal information obtained via our www.redmondresearch.com website (the “Site”) as well as personal information gathered by Redmond in the course of our business of providing recruitment services (“Services”).

This Policy is the sole authorized statement of Redmond’s practices with respect to the collection of personal information and the usage of such personal information. Any other summaries of this Policy you may encounter have no legal effect, are in no way binding upon Redmond, shall not be relied upon in substitute for this Policy, and neither supersede nor modify this Policy.

Also, please be apprised that this Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Site and by Redmond. It does not cover the practices of any other site you may visit before or after our Site, or via links our Site may contain to third party sites.

Keeping abreast of changes

Redmond reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post a revised policy on our website and let you know via the email address we have on file for you. Any changes to our Policy are effective as of the date we post the revised Policy on our Site, and use of the Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect. You can keep abreast of changes to this Policy by bookmarking this page and periodically checking to see whether revisions have been made since you last viewed it.

Your agreement

Please note that this Site is hosted in the United States. By providing personal information and other information through the Site, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing, disclosure and transfer of such personal information to the United States.

If you would prefer not to have your personal information used by Redmond in the manners herein described, you have three options: 1) do not use the Site or our services to begin with, 2) check the “opt out” option we provide for specific services requiring personal information, and 3) contact us in writing via respect@redmondresearch.com to request that we remove or suppress any personal information you have already provided.

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Data security and integrity

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy of data, and promote proper use of information, www.redmondresearch.com utilizes appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to safeguard all information collected online. In addition to requiring Candidates and Clients to sign in with unique usernames and passwords (used for user authentication only), all sections of the web site in which personal information is submitted or exchanged employ industry-standard SSL encryption and are authenticated by Thawte.

Personal information we collect and how we use it

Redmond collects essentially four types of personal information from visitors who choose to provide it via this Site or other means.

The information we collect…

How we use it…

1.     Information from Candidates interested in having us present their Resumes and Career profiles to Redmond clients for potential employment,including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, email address, resume information such as employment history, education, job qualifications, professional credentials, and skills, citizenship, information provided by former employers and other references. In the U.S., we may also collect personal information related to race and gender to support our commitment to diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment.

To identify positions of potential interest to Candidates, to present Candidates to prospective employers, to develop proposals for prospective Clients, to conduct reference checks and confidential searches, to keep in touch with Candidates and Clients, and to continuously improve our skills and tools as needed to deliver stellar Search services.

2.     Information from Employers who have world-class career opportunities for which they’d like to request Redmond’s help finding the best candidates,including but not limited to employing organization and department names, addresses, telephone, email, and fax information, position description, job requirements, anticipated compensation and benefits, and other information needed to support execution and delivery of Search services.

To understand our Clients’ individual and aggregate Talent and Search needs, to enable speedy response and efficient service, especially for Clients conducting numerous searches and ongoing pipeline development over many months or years, and to promote business continuity by maintaining appropriate historical records of our service to given Client organizations.

3.     Visitor traffic statistics essential to maintaining quality of our website and services,such as your (User) ID and password, as well as data that websites automatically log, such as the referring site, the IP address of the visitor’s computer, browser and operating system used, pages visited, and duration of the visit.

To assure Candidates and Clients reliable website access, and to perform statistical analyses of the characteristics and behaviors of our visitors as needed to obtain insights into the effectiveness and utility of our website services.

4.     History of email, voicemail, and postal mail communicationswith Redmond, including personal information contained in the “body” of those communications.

Only to further your Search and our relationship with you, personally.

Redmond does not collect sensitive financial information such credit card or bank account numbers.

Sensitive information

We encourage you not to provide sensitive information to us. To the extent that you elect to include sensitive information via this Site or other communication vehicles, please know that we will retain that information.

Aggregate information

When Redmond aggregates personal information to establish industry, marketing and employment statistics, it first makes all personal information “anonymous” and non-identifying.

Disclosure to third parties other than Candidates, Clients, and References

Redmond does not and will not sell or disclose your personal information to any parties other than prospective Candidates, Clients, and authorized References, except in the following rare cases.

Service providers. Some third party service providers with whom we work will have access to personal information, but are bound by Confidentiality Agreements to use it only for “internal” purposes such as delivering, modifying, improving, refining, and validating the technical performance of our website and databases. These may include, but are not limited to website hosting and technology consulting providers, resume verification and background checking services, attorneys, accountants, and other administrative and back-up and security services.

Email marketing firms. From time to time, we may contract with a direct marketing firm to conduct a promotional mailing. In such cases, we will provide the firm a separate list of email addresses for all Candidates and Clients who have requested that we not contact them by email, so that the firm can exclude them from the mailing.

Legally defensible situations. Of course, as a business, we may also be called upon to disclose personal information in order to: (i) comply with applicable laws; (ii) respond to inquiries or requests from public or government authorities; (iii) comply with valid legal process; (iv) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Redmond, Site visitors or the public; (v) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; (vi) enforce our Terms of Use; or (vii) respond to an emergency.

Business alliances and transfers.Redmond reserves the right to disclose or transfer, any and all personal information that we collect in the course of our business delivering Search services, to third parties in connection with a strategic alliance with such third parties, or in the event of a sale of our company, a merger or consolidation involving Redmond, or a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.

Please note that Redmond cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the actions or omissions of third parties, such as clients, including the manner in which they use personal information received either from Redmond or from other independent sources.

“Cookies” and other data tracking technologies

As with most commercial websites today, Redmond uses “cookies” — that is, small packets of information stored on your computer hard drive when you visit a website — to track what parts of our Site visitors use most, how they navigate through the Site, and how much time they spend on any give page of the Site. Cookies are what let us greet you by name when you “log in” and to remember that you’ve already registered as a Redmond Candidate or Client. They do not store or track any confidential information such as your personal identity.

Redmond’s Cookies are of the “safe to eat” variety that is unable to execute any code or virus, but you are under no obligation to accept them! You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. (See your browser’s “Help” menu for instructions.) Please note, if you choose to reject all cookies, you will not be able to use any features of our web services that require you to “log in.”