Privacy Policy

(Effective December, 2010) Equity Staffing Group knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. Accordingly, we want you to know and understand our privacy practices with regard to Equity Staffing Group’s website, including (this "Website"). Specifically, this Privacy Policy ("Policy" or "Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices of Equity Staffing Group including: What information of yours is collected via this Website; How that information is used; With whom the information may be shared; and How you can contact us regarding this Privacy Policy and your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to personally identifiable information collected online via this Website. When this Policy uses the term "personally identifiable information" or "personal information," we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and credit card number. When other information is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information for purposes of this Policy. Equity Staffing Group is sometimes referred to herein as "we," "us," or "our." The term "you," "your" or "yourself" shall refer to the user who is browsing this Website. Your Consent Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this Website. When you access or use this Website or otherwise provide information to Equity Staffing Group, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Information Collected Personal Information: Like many websites, Equity Staffing Group may collect personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it to us by (i) utilizing the "Contact" features on our Website, (ii) emailing us, (iii) registering for use of the Website or (iv) submitting information in connection with the various interactive and social networking applications available on or through our Website. We may collect any personal information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number. Non-personal information; Cookies: [ES – Please review the description of the use of cookies below and confirm whether it is accurate. Even if you do not utilize cookies now, if you plan to do so in the future we should describe how you may use them.] In general, you can visit this Website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. As part of the standard operation of our Website, we may passively collect certain non-personal information from you including, but not limited to, your browser type (e.g., Firefox or Internet Explorer), operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Provider ("ISP"), IP address, web sites visited and the domain name from which you accessed the Website (e.g., In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visited our Website, the areas or pages of our Website that you visit, the amount of time spent viewing our Website, the number of times you return to our Website and other click-stream data. Further, most websites use "cookies" and we may as well. A cookie is a bit of information (a small text file) that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive and enables the server to recognize your computer when it visits again in order to track statistical information about navigation to and throughout certain areas of this Website. Cookies help us learn how groups of people use the Website, and help us collect information to track usage patterns, browsing behavior and assess web content and structure. We do not use cookies to obtain your name or any personal information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If you prefer not to accept cookies, you can set your web browser to reject them or to alert you before one is placed. The "help" segment of the toolbar on most browsers explains how to configure a browser to not accept new cookies, how to have the browser inform a user when they receive a new cookie and how to erase cookies from a computer’s hard drive. Children’s Privacy This Website and any products and services provided via this Website are not intended for persons under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children. Equity Staffing Group complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we discover personal data from a child under the age of 13, we will eliminate that data. Use of Collected Information Personal Information: The personal information that you provide to Equity Staffing Group may be stored, processed and used by Equity Staffing Group for the following purposes: (i) to respond to your comments, requests for information and inquiries; (ii) to help administer and protect the security or integrity of our Website, [(iii) to permit access and use by users of our web-based applications and (iv) for our marketing and promotional purposes, including, without limitation, sending newsletters.] [EC – Please confirm whether you will use information as set forth in items (iii) and (iv) and identify any other uses of information. Do you use the information to conduct background checks on candidates? Do users purchase any services online where third-parties process payments?] We will disclose your personal information only if you direct us to do so, or as specified in more detail in the "Disclosure Exceptions" and "Use of Third Party Providers" sections below. [We do not share, sell or lease personal information about you to any third parties for their marketing use.] [Please confirm.] You should be aware that any personal information that is voluntarily posted by you to a public area of this Website (for example, a message board) may be viewed and used by other users. Non-personal Information: Information that we collect from you regarding your browser type, operating system, ISP, IP address, web sites visited and the domain name from which you accessed this Website is not used by us to personally identify you, but, instead, may be compiled and analyzed internally on an aggregated basis to measure our users’ habits. This helps Equity Staffing Group measure the use of our Website, improve the content of our Website and better understand and serve our users. Disclosure Exceptions Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary: To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order; To protect Equity Staffing Group’s rights and property or defend against legal claims; To protect any other party’s rights, property and safety; To report to any law enforcement agency any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful; To investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving harassment, abusive messages or potential threats to the physical safety of any person; To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this Website; During emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk; or In the event that Equity Staffing Group is ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our databases, together with any personal and non-personal information contained therein, to the third party acquiring the company. Use of Third Party Providers We may contract with third parties to provide various services to Equity Staffing Group relating to the Website on an outsourced basis rather than performing the services ourselves. For example, we may contract with a web developer to handle the development and administration of the Website. Likewise, we may contract with a website hosting provider to host the Website for us. By accessing the Website or otherwise providing information to us, all users consent to Equity Staffing Group providing users’ information (whether or not personally identifiable) to such third party providers for the purpose of enabling the third party provider to provide these outsourced services to us. Links to Other Websites This Website may contain links to other third-party websites. While we try to link only to third-party websites that share our respect for privacy, our Policy and privacy practices do not extend to and may differ from third-party websites that can be accessed through links on this Website. We are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other third-party websites. If you are concerned, please consider the privacy policies on the third-party website before registering with or navigating those sites. Security of Collected Information We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security designed to protect all personally identifiable information you submit to the Website from unauthorized third party access. Unfortunately, no electronic communication over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to take great care to protect your personal information, Equity Staffing Group cannot warrant the security of any information that you submit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Remember to close your browser window when you are finished using this Website. This is to ensure that others cannot pose as you online. Contacting Us; Access to Collected Information If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or if you would like to review, update and delete any personal information that you have provided to us through this Website, please contact us via email at We welcome your questions and suggestions about our Policy. Changes to this Privacy Policy Equity Staffing Group reserves the right to change this Policy at any time in its sole discretion without prior notice to you. If we revise this Privacy Policy, we will post the most current version here as soon as it takes effect. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. 043090, 000002, 103648165, Equity Staffing - Privacy Policy