(last updated January 5, 2014)

Who Operates This Website? How Do I Contact LocalJobster.com Regarding Privacy?

This website is operated by LocalJobster.com and/or its affiliated companies (collectively, "LocalJobster"). If you have any questions concerning LocalJobster’s privacy policies, please e-mail us at privacy@localjobster.com. This privacy policy applies only to this website. This policy does not apply to information collected through any other website or to the practices of companies that LocalJobster does not control. Please note that this website may contain links to other websites. For example, if you click on an advertisement on the LocalJobster website and link to another website, then this privacy policy will not apply to any information collected on that website. LocalJobster is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and we recommend that you read the privacy policies of each website that you visit.

What Is The Purpose Of This Privacy Policy?

LocalJobster has created this privacy policy to inform you what information is collected on the website, how your information is used and the choices you have about the way your information is collected and used. Please read this privacy policy carefully. Your use of the website indicates that you have read and accepted our privacy practices, as outlined in this privacy policy. In addition, please read our Terms of Use which also govern your use of this website. Please be advised that the practices described in this privacy policy apply to information gathered by LocalJobster: (i) through this website, (ii) through information provide to our customer service agents via telephone marketing, (iii) through information provided to us in conjunction with surveys, marketing promotions, and sweepstakes, and (iv) through opt-in lists provided to LocalJobster by third parties.

How Do I Know If There Are Changes To This Privacy Policy?

LocalJobster reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, update, add to, discontinue, remove or otherwise change any portion of this privacy policy, in whole or in part, at any time. When LocalJobster amends this privacy policy, we will revise the "last updated" date located at the top of this privacy policy. For changes to this privacy policy that LocalJobster considers to be material, a notice will be placed on the LocalJobster website by revising the link on the home page to read substantially as "updated privacy policy" for a reasonable amount of time which may be up to sixty (60) days. If you provide information to LocalJobster or access or use the website in any way after this privacy policy has been changed, you will be deemed to have unconditionally consented and agreed to such changes. The most current version of this privacy policy will be available on the website and will supersede all previous versions of this privacy policy.

What Information Is Collected?

Information you provide directly to us: You are not required to provide information directly to us in order to view the website. However, when you use certain website functions, such as when you register for certain services, access certain content or features, voluntarily complete a survey, or directly contact the website, LocalJobster may ask you to provide information, including:

  • contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, and mobile number;
  • demographic information, such as gender, birthday, marital status, education level, occupation, and personal interests;
  • username and password;
  • search queries conducted on the website; and
  • correspondence you send to LocalJobster.

The above information may also be collected by LocalJobster by your telephone interaction with a LocalJobster customer services representative.

Information automatically collected when you visit and interact with the website: When you visit and interact with the website, certain information may be collected automatically, including:

  • your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • your browser type and operating system;
  • the web pages you were visiting immediately before and after you came to the website;
  • web pages and advertisements that you view, and links that you click on, within the website;
  • your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs that are installed on your computer;
  • aggregated data about email click-through rates;
  • standard server log information; and
  • information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website either transfers to your computer's hard drive or stores temporarily in your computer's memory for record-keeping purposes.

Information LocalJobster collects from other sources: LocalJobster may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms (such as databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms), including:

  • demographic data, such as age range, gender, and interests;
  • advertisement interaction and viewing data, such as ad click-through rates and information about how many times you viewed a particular ad; and
  • unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that LocalJobster endeavors to collect only that information from third parties for which the information owner has opted in to receive marketing communications. The website may also combine the information that LocalJobster collects with information obtain from third-party sources.

Is Information Collected From Children?

LocalJobster does not knowingly collect any information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 18, you should use this website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us. If LocalJobster discovers that a person under the age of 13 has provided LocalJobster with any personal information, LocalJobster will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such person's personal information from all LocalJobster systems.

How Does LocalJobster Use/Share The Collected Information?

Email Communications: LocalJobster may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, information about your account or changes to the Site, and promotional messages about our own or our marketing partners' products and services.

Mobile Communications: If you provide your mobile number, LocalJobster may use your mobile number to send you promotions, notifications, or other services via short message service (“SMS”). Standard data fees and text messaging rates may apply based on your plan with your mobile phone carrier.

Telephone Communications LocalJobster may provide your telephone number to third parties in order to contact you regarding information or services that you have requested via the website or based on your responses to a survey that you have voluntarily responded to. The current list of LocalJobster affiliates who may contact you by telephone includes: Career Institute, Careers and College Connect, College Center, College Coach, College Finder, College Source, Degree Services, Education Direct, Education for Careers, Education Search, and Education Source.

Advertising LocalJobster may display advertisements on the website, many of which are targeted based on information about you. For example, using information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other sources, we may use demographic data or information about your online activities or interests to display targeted advertising that may be relevant to your preferences. Through this process, advertisers reach website visitors who are most interested in their products, and you see advertising for products or services in which you may be interested.
Third-party advertisers and advertising platforms also may serve targeted ads on the website. Please remember that the information practices of third-party advertisers or platforms collecting data on our site are not covered by this privacy policy.

Profile Creation LocalJobster may use the information that is collected in order to create a user profile for you. The user profile enables LocalJobster to more accurately match your demographics and interests with LocalJobster services.

Request Fulfillment LocalJobster may use the information that is collected to fulfill your requests for products, services, and information.

Statistical Analysis In order to learn more about how the LocalJobster website is used, data that is collected is aggregated and analyzed. LocalJobster may use this information, for example, to monitor and analyze use of the website, to increase the website's functionality, and to better tailor content and design to suit website users’ needs.

Enforcement LocalJobster may use the information that is collected to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the website's Terms and Conditions, and to otherwise protect LocalJobster’s rights and the rights of the website users.

Mergers or Other Types of Corporate Transfers We may share information about you in the event that LocalJobster or the website is acquired by or merged with another company or a similar corporate transaction takes place. However, you will be notified with a prominent notice on the LocalJobster site or sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account before your information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

LocalJobster will never sell your phone number to a third party without your express consent. LocalJobster may also sell or provide other information that is collected to third parties solely for legally permissible purposes.

Is My Information Secure?

LocalJobster makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the personal information collected is protected against loss, theft and unauthorized access. Access to your personal information is restricted to selected employees or representatives. In addition, LocalJobster employs generally accepted information security techniques, such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography, to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access. Unfortunately, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. LocalJobster cannot, and does not, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to LocalJobster and you do so at your own risk.

Where Is My Information Stored?

The LocalJobster website is operated in the United States. While this website is not intended for use outside of the United States, if you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to LocalJobster will be collected in or transferred to the United States. By using the LocalJobster website, participating in any of the LocalJobster services and/or providing LocalJobster with your information, you consent to this transfer.

How Do I Opt Out?

You may choose not to be contacted by LocalJoster by following the "unsubscribe" instructions in the specific email from which you wish to opt-out or emailing privacy@localjobster.com, specifying the particular communications from which you wish to be removed.

To opt out of receiving marketing communications via SMS, respond to the text message that you have received with “Stop”, “Quit”, or “End”.

In addition, under “California’s Shine the Light” law, California residents may opt out of allowing LocalJobster to: (a) share personally identifiable information with LocalJobster affiliates for their direct marketing purposes; and (b) share personally identifiable information with third party companies for their marketing purposes. You may indicate your preferences to opt out of any combination of the choices above by emailing privacy@localjobster.com. Please specify in your email from which choice you are opting out:

  • Receiving communications from LocalJobster;
  • Allowing LocalJobster to share your personal information with LocalJobster affiliates for their marketing purposes; and/or
  • Allowing LocalJobster to share your personal information with third-party companies for their marketing purposes.

Please note, however, that even if you "opt out" as described above, LocalJobster will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of affiliates or third parties with which we have already shared your personal information. If you wish to stop receiving marketing communications from such affiliates or third parties, please contact them directly or utilize the opt-out mechanisms set forth in their respective privacy policies or marketing communications.


All disputes, controversies and claims from or relating to this privacy policy, including any subsequent updates, shall be submitted to arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules. The place of arbitration shall be Austin, Texas and the proceedings shall be English. The arbitrator may award any form of individual or equitable and injunctive relief. Any award will be final and conclusive to the parties and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties may also plead to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim relief, without breach of this paragraph and without reducing the scope of the powers of the arbitrator. You agree to the entry of injunctive relief to stop any lawsuit or to remove you as a participant in such a suit. By agreeing to this provision, you waive your right to bring, join, or participate in a class action lawsuit related to this privacy policy; however, you do not waive your rights or remedies to pursue an individual claim in binding arbitration. The preceding provision is an independent covenant, which you may opt out of by providing written notice of your decision within thirty (30) days of the date that you first use the LocalJobster website.