As registered members of SEUnited, you can share your business identities, engage with your network, exchange knowledge and professional insights, and find business opportunities. Our focus is on providing our members with the tools they need to succeed in their careers. We value your trust and take measures to protect your privacy.
Our principles include safeguarding your personal information and only disclosing it to third parties with your consent or for specific reasons, such as providing SEUnited features or complying with laws and regulations. We have implemented appropriate security measures to protect your information.
When you create an account with us, you provide us with information (including your name, email address, and password) that we use to offer you a personalized, relevant experience on SEUnited.
You can add professional details – like your job title, education, and skills – to your profile. A complete profile helps you be found by other people for opportunities. It also means we can show you relevant ads and content.
After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your SEUnited profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and educational background. You can list honours, awards, professional affiliations, SEUnited Group memberships, networking objectives, companies or individuals that you follow, and other information including content. With your approval, your connections may provide recommendations and endorsements of you. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from SEUnited by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals, opportunities, and information; and help recruiters find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off SEUnited.
We collect, and may also develop additional features that allow members to use their SEUnited account in information when you sync non-SEUnited content – like your email address book, mobile device contacts, or calendar – with your account. We use this information to improve your experience and allow you and your network to be better connected. You can remove your address book and any other synced information whenever you’d like.
You may use the SEUnited contacts importer to upload individual contacts or your entire address book into SEUnited. SEUnited stores this information and uses it to help you manage it with “SEUnited Contacts,” which can be your primary resource for storing, organizing, and utilizing your contact information. We also use this information to enhance your SEUnited experience by helping you to grow your network by: identifying your contacts already on SEUnited; providing a template to send invitations to your contacts that have not registered with SEUnited; and suggesting people you may know but who may not be in your SEUnited Contacts. SEUnited may also use this information to show you and other SEUnited members that you share the same uploaded contacts who may or may not be SEUnited members. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another individual (a “connection”), that person will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation. SEUnited will also remind you of pending invitations. Your SEUnited connections will also have access to your email address.
SEUnited makes other tools available to sync information with SEUnited conjunction with other third-party services. For example, SEUnited’s ipad and iPhone applications allow you to sync your device’s calendar with SEUnited to show you the SEUnited profiles of meeting attendees
Another example are software tools that allow you to see SEUnited and other public social media information about the people you email and leverage SEUnited to help you gain insights from and grow your network. If you grant these products (mobile applications or other SEUnited applications that sync external email services) permission to access your email accounts, they will access your email header information in order to match it to SEUnited and other public social media profiles. SEUnited’s products that sync with external email services will also temporarily cache message content for performance reasons; however, the cached message content will be temporarily cached in a way that is unreadable by SEUnited and its service providers.
When you contact our Help Centre, we collect information to respond to your questions and better serve you.
We collect information when you visit SEUnited, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on SEUnited.
We collect information when you use the SEUnited website, SEUnited applications (for example, SEUnited for iPhone or Android), and SEUnited platform technology (such as “Share on SEUnited” plugins for publishers). For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads, import your address book, join and participate in groups, participate in polls, install a SEUnited mobile application, and share articles on SEUnited.
We collect information when you use your SEUnited account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include SEUnited plugins. You can opt out of our collection of plugin impressions anytime.
We receive information when you use your SEUnited account to log in to a third-party website or application. Also, when you visit a third-party site that embeds SEUnited professional plugins (such as “Share on SEUnited” for publishers) we receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. If you are logged in as a SEUnited Member when you visit sites with SEUnited plugins, we use this information to recommend tailored content to you. SEUnited will use this information to personalize the SEUnited-provided functionality on third-party sites, including providing you insights from your SEUnited network and allowing you to share information with your network (1st and 2nd degree connection on SEUnited). Users wishing to disable this personalization may opt out here. SEUnited’s retention of this data is addressed in Section 3.2. We do not use this information for advertising. SEUnited may provide reports containing aggregated impression information to companies hosting SEUnited plugins and similar technologies to help them measure SEUnited-generated traffic to their websites. You can opt out of SEUnited using your impression data by clicking here.
We target ads to you on and off SEUnited, based on information you included in your profile and your use of SEUnited. We give you a number of ways to opt out of these ads, including through the Ad Choices icon shown with any SEUnited ads on third-party sites. If you do not want to receive SEUnited ads on third-party sites, you can opt out.
We target ads to Members both on and off SEUnited through a variety of ad networks and ad exchanges, using:
SEUnited may show you sponsored content in your Network Update Stream (NUS), which will be designated as sponsored content and will behave like other NUS updates. If you take social action (for example, if you “like or “comment” on the sponsored content), your action will be seen by your network and other SEUnited Members who are shown the sponsored content after you have acted on it. SEUnited ads that are delivered on third-party sites contain the label “Ads by SEUnited.” You may opt out of these ads served to you on third-party sites here. The Ad Choices icon shows you that we adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory principles for online behavioural advertising. Please see http://www.aboutads.info for details.
We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access SEUnited. This information helps us improve and secure our Services. When you visit or leave SEUnited by clicking a hyperlink or view a plugin on a third-party site, we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on SEUnited. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing SEUnited using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show your local information (for example, weather information) on our iPad application.
We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Service.
SEUnited is a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information (for example, when the Endorsements feature launched, we began collecting information about skills for which Members were endorsed and the individuals who endorsed them). Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information.
We communicate with you using SEUnited messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also may send promotional InMail messages to your SEUnited inbox. You can change your email settings at any time.
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the SEUnited website, messages to your SEUnited inbox, and other means available through the Service, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these messages include: (1) welcome and engagement messages – when you register on SEUnited, we may send you a series of emails to inform you about how to best use SEUnited as well as new features; (2) service messages – these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of SEUnited; (3) promotional messages – these include both email and InMail messages (InMail messages are only delivered to your SEUnited InBox), and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including job opportunities and information from companies that are hiring. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. SEUnited tracks the open rate of your InMails to provide you’re InMail acceptance score. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your email settings. You can also opt out of promotional messages by sending a request to SEUnited Help Centre. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from SEUnited.
With certain communications you send on SEUnited, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information.
Many communications that you initiate through SEUnited (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network (for example, how many people are in your network). Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your contact information will be shared with that individual.
We use the information you provide on your profile to customize your experience on SEUnited.
We use information that you provide to us to customize your experience and the experiences of others on SEUnited. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names of new Members who have recently joined your network or recent updates from your connections and companies you follow. We also use aggregated information from your network to show you content, such as news relevant to you, your industry, or your profession.
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on SEUnited may be seen by others. We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in Sections 2.6 and 2.14 of this Policy. Other people may find your SEUnited profile information through search engines (you can choose which parts of your public profile are accessible to public search engines in your settings), or use services like Twitter in conjunction with your SEUnited account.
SEUnited offers a “public profile” feature that allows Members to publish portions of their SEUnited profile to the public Internet. This public profile will be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. You may choose the parts of your profile that search engines index or completely opt out of this feature in your settings. However, third-party search engines may not automatically update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. Unless you delete it, your profile on SEUnited is always viewable on the SEUnited Services.
SEUnited supports middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to financial services regulation, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other SEUnited activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through SEUnited’s sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of SEUnited. For example, when you post content to a SEUnited Group that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results. Also, if you have bound your SEUnited account to your Twitter account, you can easily share content from SEUnited to Twitter. Further, SEUnited allows third parties to look-up profile information (subject to your privacy settings) using your email address or first and last name information through its profile API (see Section 2.7. below).
We work with developers to build Platform Applications using SEUnited’s developer tools. Whether you use Platform Applications is up to you. If you have given a Platform Application access to your SEUnited account, you can revoke that permission anytime. Also, you can opt out of providing information to developers through your connections.
We conduct our own surveys and polls and also help third parties do this type of research. Your participation in surveys or polls is up to you. You may also opt out of getting invitations to participate in surveys.
Polls and Surveys may be conducted by SEUnited, Members, or third parties. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll. SEUnited or third parties may follow up with you via InMail regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving InMail messages. We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personal information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will be used only for the purpose of delivering incentives and verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it. SEUnited is a member of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (“CASRO”) and abides by CASRO guidelines for market research. You may opt out of participating in surveys by changing your settings to stop receiving these inquiries and requests.
SEUnited helps you search for other students and professionals, companies, groups, educational and professional content, jobs etc.
You can search for Members, employment opportunities, information about companies, and community content from SEUnited Groups on SEUnited. For example, you can find Members with particular expertise or experience, or Members that you may know from your industry or profession. You can also find employment opportunities and information about companies. You can also find content from SEUnited Groups and SEUnited Today. We use personal information from SEUnited, including Member profiles, Groups content, and Company Pages, to inform and refine our search service.
You are responsible for any information you post on SEUnited, and this content will be accessible to others.
If you participate in SEUnited Groups, share content on your Network Update Stream, or import a blog or other content, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other Members in these forums, developers, and other third parties. SEUnited is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. Some content in SEUnited Groups may be public and searchable on the Internet if the group owner has not closed the group for public discussions. You can identify closed groups by the padlock icon next to the group name. You can remove your SEUnited Groups posts at any time. However, others may have copied and used the information that you shared.
We offer a premium service to recruiters, which can be used to search for, organize, and communicate with potential candidates. Subscribers to this service may export limited information from members’ public profiles to effectively manage candidate sourcing. You can control how your information is exported by changing which parts of your public profile are accessible to search engines.
We offer customized people-search functionality along with organizational and communications tools as part of our “SEUnited Recruiter” premium service. SEUnited Recruiter allows subscribers – generally, enterprises and professional organizations – to export limited information from Members’ public profiles, such as name, headline, current company, current title, and location (for example, San Francisco Bay Area), in order to effectively manage candidate sourcing. You may limit or prevent SEUnited Recruiter subscribers from exporting your profile information by configuring your public profile visibility settings to restrict access to these fields. We do not provide email or other contact information to Recruiter subscribers. However, if you post that information as part of your profile it will be available to others. A SEUnited Recruiter subscriber may also manage and store information it has independently obtained about you outside of the Service, such as a resume, in its licensed SEUnited Recruiter platform. Any personal information obtained independently of SEUnited services are not under SEUnited’s control but are subject to the policies of the SEUnited Recruiter subscriber. We store such information on behalf of the SEUnited Recruiter subscriber who can remove it at any time. We do not further process such information.
Companies and other entities can create pages on SEUnited. If you follow one of these pages, you’ll be listed as one of the company’s followers, and non-identifiable information about you will be provided to the page’s administrators.
SEUnited allows companies, schools, charities, and other organizations as well as thought leaders and influencers to create pages dedicated to their brand, business, and mission. These pages are public, and any communications or information shared through them will be accessible by the entity that created them. If you follow a page, you will be listed among the page’s followers, which can be viewed by others. SEUnited uses aggregate information about followers and viewers to provide data about the page’s performance (for example, visits and updates).
We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a SEUnited Member when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if SEUnited has a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of SEUnited, our Members, personnel, or others.
You can change your SEUnited information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by SEUnited regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account, your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
Please note: Information you have shared with others (for example, through InMail, network updates, content sharing, or SEUnited Groups) or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. SEUnited Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of SEUnited, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.
Please respect the terms of our User Agreement, our Policies, and your fellow SEUnited Members.
As a Member, you have certain obligations to other Members. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded Members such as SEUnited:
Any violation of these guidelines or those detailed in our User Agreement or elsewhere may lead to the restriction, suspension, or termination of your account at the sole discretion of SEUnited.
You have to meet SEUnited’s minimum age requirements to create an account. Visit our Safety Centre for tips on using SEUnited smartly and securely. As described in Section 2.3. Of the User Agreement, persons must be of Minimum Age to use SEUnited. Please visit SEUnited’s Safety Centre for additional information about safely using SEUnited.
We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site (turn on HTTPS), in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices. Also, please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so be careful and select strong passwords.
We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on SEUnited is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the SEUnited Services. We also offer secure https access to the website. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data centre. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to SEUnited. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other SEUnited Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.
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