RecruitCircle Privacy and Cookie Policy

Last Updated on 27th July 2016.

We, RecruitCircle, , explain in this Privacy and Cookie Policy how we collect, process and/or use information that we receive via our website and mobile applications (collectively "RecruitCircle Website") that link to this Privacy and Cookie Policy, as amended from time to time.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy applies only to information we collect, process and use through the RecruitCircle Website.This Privacy and Cookie Policy does not apply to information that we collect through other channels, such as information that we collect offline, from other websites or from emails you send us.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information that You Provide Us Actively

When you fill out registration forms, submit your CV or provide us with other personal information actively, you will know what personal information we are collecting, processing and/ or using because you are actively submitting it. Because we change our offerings and features from time to time, the options you have to provide us with personal information also may change, but here are some examples of situations in which you may decide to provide personal information to us:

  • Creating an account;
  • Signing up for email alerts;
  • Completing a form related to one of our products or services;
  • Uploading a CV;
  • Contacting us for technical support or customer service.

Depending on how you interact with the RecruitCircle Website, the types of personal information we collect, process and/or use from you may vary. For example, to create an account we may ask only for an email address and password.In other circumstances, such as when you complete a form related to a particular service offering, we may ask you to provide other information, which may include your name, phone number, and/or postal address.The provision of personal information is voluntary. However, if you do not provide the respective information you will not be able to create an account and/or to use all of our services. On a voluntary basis, those of you purchasing products and services from RecruitCircle may also decide to provide us with information such as payment information, including a bank account, credit or debit card number. This information is stored in our secure accounting software separate from all of our other user and customer data. You should not include sensitive data (such as information on racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or sex life) in any CV you upload to the RecruitCircle Website or submit it in any other scenarios, except where we specifically prompt you to provide such information and where such information is necessary.

If you connect to the RecruitCircle Website using Facebook, Google+, or another social networking site (each a "Social Networking Site"), we will receive information that you authorise the Social Networking Site to share with us, including information about your friends and connections on that Social Networking Site. Any information that we collect from your Social Networking Site account may depend on the privacy settings you have set with the Social Networking Site, so please consult the Social Networking Site's privacy and data practices.

Information We Collect by Automated Means

When you use the RecruitCircle Website, your device is automatically providing information to us so we can respond and customise our response to you. The type of information we collect by automated means may vary, but generally includes technical information about your computer, such as your IP address or other device identifier. The information we collect also may include usage information and statistics about your interaction with the RecruitCircle Website. That information may include the URLs of our web pages that you visited, URLs of referring and exiting pages, page views, time spent on a page, number of clicks, platform type, location data (if you have enabled that collection on your mobile device), and other information about how you used the RecruitCircle Website.

Automated means of data collection include the following:

Web Browser. When you visit a RecruitCircle website, your browser automatically sends us your Internet protocol ("IP") address so that the web pages you request can be sent to your computer or device.We use your IP address to determine additional information, such as whether the computer or device has ever been used to visit the RecruitCircle Website before, which RecruitCircle features were used the most often, and how much time was spent on a page.

Web Beacons and Log Files. We use "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our websites. These web beacons allow us and third parties to collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party. The information is typically collected in log files, which generally track traffic on our websites. We use this information for a variety of purposes, including the management of our online advertising by establishing which ads brought users to our websites. The information also is used for analytical purposes and to manage technical issues that may arise.

Location Data. IIf you access the RecruitCircle Website using a mobile device, we will collect your physical location if you have enabled this feature. Even if you are not using a mobile device, information about your general location may be discernable from your device's IP address or the URLs we receive.

Cookies. We also collect, process and/or use information using cookies to help us identify you when you visit the RecruitCircle Website and we may share cookies with third-party advertisers or advertising networks to serve you relevant, targeted ads if and to the extent you have consented.

Recipients/Information Third Parties Collect from RecruitCircle

Via "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our website, third parties can collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party.

If you respond to ads posted by third parties or submit information to third parties via the RecruitCircle Website, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.

If you come to the RecruitCircle Website through social media sites, from other websites or with devices that enable third parties to collect information from or about you, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.

Do Not Track Signals

We do not currently respond to 'do not track' signals and similar settings or mechanisms. When you use the RecruitCircle Website, we try to provide a customised experience.

How We Use Information/Purposes

We may use the information we collect:

  • to provide you with personalised content and services as described in this Privacy Policy;
  • to moderate and display the employer reviews, interview reviews, salary reports and other content you have submitted for the benefit of our other users;
  • to customise and improve the features, performance, and support of the site;
  • to provide relevant advertising, including interest-based advertising from us and third parties, which may mean that we share non-personally identifiable information, such as your job title, to third-party advertisers;
  • to provide recruiting services to employers;
  • for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, and service improvement;
  • to show you relevant information, if you connect to the RecruitCircle Website through a Social Networking Site, from your Social Networking Site friends and connections, and to allow you to share job and profile information with them;
  • to communicate with you regarding our services;
  • to analyse use of the RecruitCircle Website and improve the RecruitCircle Website;
  • to create aggregate and statistical data that does not identify you individually and that we can commercialise;
  • for other purposes that you separately authorise as you interact with RecruitCircle.

How We Share Information

We do not disclose your individual account or usage data to third parties, except as follows:

  • With your consent;
  • We use affiliated and unaffiliated service providers all over the world that help us deliver our service and run our business subject to strict confidentiality agreements (For example, if you enter credit card information on the RecruitCircle Website in connection with a purchase, in most cases that information is sent directly from your browser to the third-party service provider we use to manage credit card processing and we do not store it on our servers. The service provider is not permitted to use the information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf. The exceptions to the foregoing are limited to employers and individuals which purchase select products from RecruitCircle by entering credit card information into the RecruitCircle Website. That information is stored in our secure accounting software separate from all of our other user and customer data)
  • We share aggregated usage statistics that cannot be used to identify you individually;
  • We will disclose data in compliance with applicable law if such disclosure is necessary (1) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants or legal process served on us; (2) to enforce our RecruitCircle Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (4) as we otherwise deem necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of us, the users of our services, or third parties. Our general procedure with respect to civil subpoenas or properly served demands requesting user data is to require a court order, binding on RecruitCircle, or full and complete compliance by demanding parties with local non-judicial procedures (such as the under the UK Defamation Act 2013) before we release such information.
  • In a reorganisation or sale of our company or assets, your data may be transferred, subject to the acquirer accepting the commitments made in this Privacy Policy and compliance with applicable law;
  • If you apply for a particular job through the RecruitCircle Website, we will disclose your personal information to the employer to whom you apply;
  • We may invite you to include your CV or other information in more generally available formats. For example, we may introduce services for employers, recruiters and others that rely on accessing our database of user information. Subject to visibility settings that you control, subscribers to those services will be able to view information that you post;
  • We may share certain information that does not identify you personally, but which is unique to your use of the RecruitCircle Website, such as job titles that you have entered at the time of registration or on your profile; when we share such information, we do not link job titles with your name when we provide this information to others, such as advertisers, recruiters or employers. Recipients might be located in countries outside the European Economic Area that might not provide the same level of data protection as the country in which you are located.

Cookie Policy and Ad Choices

This Cookie policy describes how RecruitCircle, Inc.("we", "our", "us") uses Cookies and similar technologies.For more information on our general data privacy practices, please see our Privacy Policy.


Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you first visit a page. We use cookies, web beacons, locally shared objects (sometimes called "flash cookies"), mobile identifiers and similar technologies ("Cookies") to help us recognise you on RecruitCircle, enhance your user experience, understand RecruitCircle usage, and show you relevant advertising.

When do we use Cookies?

We may set Cookies when you visit RecruitCircle. They may also be set by other websites or services that run content on the page you're visiting. After you register on RecruitCircle, we may connect information stored in Cookies with other information received from you. The provision of your data via Cookies is voluntary. The use of Cookies may include the collection, processing and/or use of personal data in countries outside the European Economic Area that do not provide the same level of data protection as in your country.

What types of Cookies do we use?

We use two types of Cookies on RecruitCircle: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies."Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave RecruitCircle.A persistent Cookie remains on your device for much longer until you manually delete it (how long the Cookie remains will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific Cookie and your browser settings).

What are Cookies used for?

Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of RecruitCircle, such as your browser type, search preferences, job titles, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may link to certain unique information such as the job titles that you entered at time of registration or on your profile, but this is not linked to your name.

We use Cookies for things like:

  • Purpose
  • Explanation
  • Authentication

We use Cookies to help us determine whether or not you've signed in to RecruitCircle and to keep you signed in during visits as you access different pages.


We use Cookies to enable and support security features, prevent fraud, and protect your data from unauthorised access.

Preferences and Features

We use Cookies to enable features and help us provide you with personalised content, such as showing you your recent search activity.


We use Cookies to deliver, evaluate and improve advertising, such as by using information about you to provide relevant advertising both on and off RecruitCircle. Our partners may use a cookie to determine whether you've already been shown an advert or how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interacted with an advert. To learn more about our partners and their use of Cookies, click here.

Analytics and Performance

We use Cookies to analyse how our visitors use RecruitCircle and to monitor site performance. These Cookies help us to identify and fix errors, understand and improve services, research and test out different features, and monitor how our visitors reach our sites.

Ad Choices and Managing Cookies

RecruitCircle works with several third parties to provide you with personalised, interest-based advertising. We may target adverts to you on and off RecruitCircle using:

  • Cookies (both on and off RecruitCircle) and IP address;
  • Mobile device location information, to the extent you have enabled location tracking on your device;
  • Member-provided profile information;
  • Your use of RecruitCircle (for example, your RecruitCircle search history); and
  • Information from third-parties (including advertising partners, publishers, and data aggregators) which we use to help deliver relevant ads to you.

We work with third parties, such as Google Analytics, to provide analytics services that may use the Cookies set on your device to measure the performance of advertising and track traffic to RecruitCircle generally. In addition, we have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, which categorises cookie information so that we and third-party service providers can better deliver advertisements that are relevant and useful to you on RecruitCircle and various websites across the internet.You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting services by visiting Google Ads Settings or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

You may also be able to disable placement of some (but not all) Cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies, though this may worsen your user experience. Additionally you can also control, manage and/or delete cookies via your browser settings. A useful resource for information about deleting and controlling cookies can be found


If you enable location data for the mobile version of RecruitCircle (including any version installed as a native application), we may use your location data (after anonymising it) to serve you geo-targeted ads and offers for businesses or employers that are local to you. In such instances, we do not share your location with the advertiser or advertising network, rather, we provide the advertiser or advertising network with a means to push ads through to users located in certain areas or postal codes. You may disable location services at any time in your "settings."

Please note: if ads or other features on RecruitCircle are provided by third parties, those parties also may set and use their own Cookies that are subject to those third parties' privacy notices and policies.RecruitCircle does not have access to, or control over, these Cookies.

Other Important Privacy Information

Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

You can manage your account settings in the "Account Settings" page on RecruitCircle. We provide you with the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, to opt-in the receipt of newsletters and marketing emails and to unsubscribe from newsletters and marketing emails.

We may send you notifications and if, and to the extent, you have opted-in promotional communications, or other messages using the contact information (e.g., your e-mail address) you provided to us when you registered or when you requested information from us.You may opt-out of continuing to receive optional messages by following the instructions included in each message.Also, you can control most of the e-mails you receive from us by editing your e-mail preferences within "My Account" settings on the site. You release us from any responsibility for communications you do not receive.

We may send you service-related announcements when we believe it is necessary to do so.Generally, you may not opt-out of these announcements, which are not primarily promotional in nature.If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you have the option to deactivate your account.

In some cases, you can stop or limit the information we collect by automated means.

Close Your Account

If you'd like to delete your RecruitCircle account entirely, you can do so within your Account Settings on RecruitCircle. For specific instructions, please see this article in our Help Centre. Upon account deletion you will no longer have full access to salaries, reviews, and interviews and any content you have submitted will be pulled from the site. Any personal information collected will be deleted from our active databases but may remain in our archives for legal and back-up purposes, as permitted by applicable law.

Security Safeguards

Security. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect online.However, no company can fully eliminate security risks, so we cannot make guarantees about any part of our services. You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret. Once you have registered with us, we will never ask you for your password.Please create a unique password for your RecruitCircle account and do not use it for any other web services or applications. Do not share your password with anyone else.

If you see a suspicious job posting, please contact us here. If you think you have been the victim of fraud, immediately report the fraud to your local police and contact RecruitCircle.

Privacy of Minors. The RecruitCircle Website is not intended for minors. Minors must obtain parental consent to use the RecruitCircle website. Minors under 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from using the RecruitCircle website or providing any personal information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we remove such information and terminate the child's account.

Data Controller

The information about you that we collect, process and/or use through the RecruitCircle Website is controlled by RecruitCircle,

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our Privacy and Cookie Policy, we will post the changes here and update the effective date at the top of our policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy and Cookie Policy please contact us by sending us an email to [email protected] or through Contact Us.