The Creative Niche website consists of information about our company. It also hosts certain Creative Niche applications, such as our online registration application for prospective candidates. The site may also include applications that process orders, send newsletters, qualify applicants for possible employment, promote the company and its activities, answer inquiries and more.
What Information Is Collected
During the online registration process, Creative Niche collects certain personally identifiable information, which is information that can be traced back to a single user. Personally identifiable information includes a registrant's name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Registrants are also usually required to submit resumes, which typically include information about employment experience, educational history, skills and background information such as professional references.
We also collect information that is used solely to improve the performance and responsiveness of the website itself. This information can include a user's originating domain, time of visit, connection speed and Internet service provider. Note that this information is not personally identifiable information, nor do we correlate this information with the personally identifiable information we collect.
How Information Is Collected and Maintained
Personally identifiable information collected by this site is acquired, stored and processed in Canada by a third-party provider, The Staffing Edge Inc.
The personally identifiable information our provider collects for us is that information submitted by users during online registration. If users want to correct or update this information, they need only contact us and tell us what they want changed. We do, however, reserve the right to correct personally identifiable data ourselves in order to make it current and consistent with new data input by users; for example, when a user updates his or her e-mail address on a resume but doesn't update that information elsewhere on the site.
Note that we may retain previous versions of personally identifiable information that includes incorrect or out-of-date information in inactive back-up files. We keep these files for a variety of reasons, which may include ensuring that we have earlier versions of data as part of our disaster-recovery strategy, troubleshooting or enforcing agreements.
How Information Is Used and Released
Creative Niche uses information collected through the site to provide users with information about employment opportunities and other career-related information as well as specifically requested information and services. We may also use personal information to send users automated or marketing e-mail messages. That said, be assured that entities with whom Creative Niche collaborates for special projects or initiatives are provided with the minimum amount of information they need in order to accomplish such tasks.
From time to time, Creative Niche will send site and service announcements to users by e-mail. Users may unsubscribe from marketing and promotional e-mails, but they may not unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain crucial information about our site and our services. We may also ask individuals to voluntarily complete questionnaires or surveys about their use of our site. This feedback will be used solely to improve the site's services, navigation features or functionality.
Also be assured that personally identifiable information will never be sold to third parties, or entities not related to Creative Niche or its website. That said, Creative Niche will divulge personally identifiable information to law enforcement or government agencies when required to do so, or when we believe in good faith that we must in order to comply with legal obligations. Finally, note that should Creative Niche or substantially all of its assets be acquired or merged into another entity, personally identifiable information may be transferred to the successor.
Log files are files created and maintained by Internet Web servers to keep track of things like site usage and to create effective site maintenance strategies.
Visitors to the Creative Niche website automatically disclose certain information to our server, like their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. As noted above, Creative Niche uses IP addresses to analyze trends in site usage, to administer the site, to track users and their movement through the site, and to gather broad demographic information for use in aggregate. IP addresses and similar information collected in log files are not associated with individual users, nor does Creative Niche make any effort to identify users from their IP addresses.
Creative Niche takes all reasonable measures to protect the information collected by our website. The information we collect is hosted in a physically secure environment. That said, visitors to this site should bear in mind that our site uses software, hardware and network components, any one of which may occasionally be subject to problems, require maintenance or experience security breaches.
As noted, users of this website can opt out of having their information kept by Creative Niche and of receiving communications from us by terminating their registration with us. To do so, e-mail email@example.com or call (416) 360-3893.