Service Privacy Policy

Effective:  1/4/2017

Updated:  4/4/2018

8 and Above is committed to protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information provided to 8 and Above’s digital talent interaction platform (the “Service”). This policy describes the types of information 8 and Above collects, and the ways in which 8 and Above uses and discloses that information.

INFORMATION 8 AND ABOVE COLLECTS

User-Provided Personal Information: 8 and Above provides a platform enabling job candidates (“Candidates”), employees (“Employees”) and employers (“Employers”) to engage in a variety of interactive application, interview, training and evaluation activities. In using the platform, users may provide information generally called personally identifiable information (“Personally Identifiable Information”). For example, in addition to providing standard profile information, including name, address, phone number, and other similar information, job candidates complete a 8 and Above Interview created by a potential employer which can include information such as work history, skills, experience, abilities, work style and other responses to questions, and submissions of a variety of types of media including video and / or audio interview, coding challenges, training exercises, and the like.

In some cases, 8 and Above customers may be able to download your Profile Videos and other public information, and store them on, their computers and servers.  Other 8 and Above Customers may also be able to use shared links by which they provide related parties who might not also be 8 and Above Customers access to your content.

“Cookies” Information: When you use the Service, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. 8 and Above may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Service, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Service to their fullest potential.

“Automatically Collected” Information: When you use the Service, we may automatically record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons.” This “automatically collected” information may include Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”) or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after the Service, the pages you view on the Service, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Service.

The Way 8 and Above Uses Information: 8 and Above May Use Your Personally Identifiable Information In A Variety Of Ways In The Operation Of The Service And Our Business, Such As:

8 and Above may use the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the Service, and personalize the Service for your preferences and interests. We may use your email address to contact you for administrative purposes, for customer service purposes, or regarding content that you have posted to the Service. 8 and Above may use the information that you provide or that we collect and/or aggregate to understand and analyze the usage trends, interests, and preferences of our users, to improve the way the Service works and looks, and to create new features and functionality. 8 and Above may now or in the future use “automatically collected” information and “cookies” information to: (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service; (b) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of application and evaluation activities; (c) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as total number of users, pages and media and features of the Service accessed, etc.; and (d) track your entries, submissions, and status, including the ways in which you may interact with the Service.

8 and Above may use your email address or other Personally Identifiable Information to send email related to the Service we think you may be interested in. You will have the ability to opt-out of receiving any such communications, either through links provided in the messages, or by updating your account preferences through the Service.

When 8 and Above Discloses Information: We Are Not In The Business Of Selling Your Personally Identifiable Information! We Do, However, Disclose Your Personally Identifiable Information In A Variety Of Circumstances In The Ordinary Course Of Operating Our Business, Such As:

The Service is fundamentally a platform for connecting Employers with Candidates or Employees, and as such, Personally Identifiable Information provided by Candidates or Employees will be shared with the applicable Employer(s). Automatically Collected Information collected by 8 and Above may also be shared with Employer(s).

8 and Above makes certain reporting tools available to users of the Service to review and select applications and opportunities, analyze and understand usage metrics with respect to such applications and opportunities.

8 and Above may make certain automatically collected and other aggregate non-Personally-Identifiable Information to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Service, as well as to provide a variety of different analytics, such as success metrics, uniqueness scores for submitted materials, and other statistical and analytical results derived from the information you may submit to the Service.

8 and Above works with third party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, transcription, data processing, and maintenance as well as other services for us. To the extent it is necessary for these service providers to complete their contractual obligations to 8 and Above, these third parties may have access to or process your Personally Identifiable Information. Generally, 8 and Above’s policy is to make these disclosures under limitations comparable to those in this policy, although certain large service providers, such as large hosting providers, do not include such limitations in the standard terms they offer. Certain third parties who we provide your Personally Identifiable Information authorize certain government and law enforcement agencies access to information stored by such third parties without providing notice to 8 and Above, in some cases as required by law and in other cases voluntarily, and 8 and Above has no control over such activities.

8 and Above may also disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law), or in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with investigative or law enforcement activity.

8 and Above also reserves the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; to protect 8 and Above and others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Service; or to protect the rights, property, security, and/or safety of 8 and Above, our users, or others.

YOUR CHOICES

You may, of course, decline to share certain Personally Identifiable Information with 8 and Above, in which case 8 and Above may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Service.You may update, correct, or delete your profile information or other Personally Identifiable Information you may have provided by contacting 8 and Above at privacy@8andAbove.com.

Please note that while your changes will be promptly reflected in active user databases, users that have previously accessed the content may still have access to copies cached on their device, and we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics.Further, derivative and analytical data derived from or based on the information you submit will be retained and may be used for all purposes.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES:

THE SERVICE CONTAINS REFERENCES AND LINKS TO WEB SITES AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING EMPLOYERS. ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ON THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES (INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN CANDIDATES OR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS THROUGH THE SERVICE) IS PROVIDED DIRECTLY TO THAT THIRD PARTY AND IS SUBJECT TO THAT THIRD PARTY’S POLICIES GOVERNING PRIVACY AND SECURITY. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OR PRIVACY AND SECURITY PRACTICES AND POLICIES OF THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES TO WHICH LINKS ARE DISPLAYED ON THE SERVICE. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARN ABOUT THIRD PARTIES’ PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICIES BEFORE PROVIDING THEM WITH PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

DATA SECURITY:

8 and Above is not an information technology security service provider. While we do employ certain limited physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to help improve the integrity and security of our systems and the data stored on our systems, no physical or technical system, process, transmission, or storage mechanism is completely secure or immune from outages, losses, attacks, circumvention, design or implementation flaws, and human error. Therefore, we cannot and do not ensure or warrant that information you transmit to 8 and Above will not be lost or compromised, either during or after transmission.

If 8 and Above learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. 8 and Above may post a notice through the Service if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at privacy@8andAbove.com.

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS:

Depending on a variety of factors including but not limited to your location, the location of the Employer you may be interviewing or conducting training with or the location of the job you have or are interviewing for, the Service may be hosted in either the United States or the European Union. If you choose to use the Service from other regions of the world outside the United States or the EU, as applicable, where laws governing data collection and use may differ from U.S. and/or EU law, then please note that you are transferring your Personally Identifiable Information outside of those regions to the United States or European Union (as applicable) for storage and processing, and by providing your Personally Identifiable Information on the Service you consent to that transfer, storage, and processing.

BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIER AS DEFINED IN THE ILLINOIS BIOMETRIC PRIVACY ACT:

BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIERS AND BIOMETRIC INFORMATION ARE NEVER USED FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

8 and Above, in the pursuit of service obligations with customers, may collect a biometric identifier in the form of facial scans.  The purpose of collecting a facial scan from video recordings is to provide detail to customers (employers) about instances of unconscious bias identified during recruiting and people analytic activities.

The identifiable biometric identifier is de-identified immediately.  The facial scan(s) are permanently deleted after 48 hours of capture.  No personally identifiable biometric identifiers or biometric information is maintained after 48 hours of capture.

BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIERS AND BIOMETRIC INFORMATION ARE NEVER USED FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY:

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy, which may be revised periodically at 8 and Above’s discretion. If we modify the Privacy Policy, we will make it available through the Service, and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Service for the first time after such material changes are made. Our amended Privacy Policy will automatically take effect once it is made available through the Service, except that (i) we generally only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received that personal information and (ii) if you do not agree with any changes to the Privacy Policy, you may terminate your account ceasing use of the Service. Your continued use of the Service after revised Privacy Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Privacy Policy.

We may periodically make changes to this Notice. If we make any changes, we will revise the date at the bottom of this Notice. If we make any significant changes to our online information practices, we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account profile) or by means of a notice on our Site prior to the change becoming effective. Your use of our Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Notice. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Us:

privacy@8andabove.com

500 Yale Avenue North

Seattle WA 98109

206.620.0607