The  Design Collective will collect the personal details that you provide to us on our website for the purposes of providing you with services and/or information. In providing such services and/or information to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.
This statement sets out below:
- How The  Design Collective collects your personally identifiable information through the website.
- How The  Design Collective uses this information.
- Who The  Design Collective may share the information with and for what purpose(s).
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information.
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected through the The  Design Collective’ website
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information collected through the website.
Information Collection and Use
The  Design Collective collects information from our users at several different points on our website. The  Design Collective is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others.
We request information from you on our online and in-house registration forms. Here you must provide contact information and information regarding the type of work you are seeking and your skills, qualifications and experience. This information is used to enable us to provide you with work-finding services. If we have trouble processing your application, this contact information is used to get in touch with you. The  Design Collective does not use this information for any other purpose.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie Name||Purpose||Expiration time|
|cookienoticecookie||Saves information to allow the website to determine whether or not to display a visitor the cookie notice.
Contains the version of the cookie notice last displayed, the number of times it has been displayed, and whether it has been acknowledged.
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Stores a unique session identifier upon accessing the first page in a session, and allows functions to access information submitted earlier in the session.
The following functions use this cookie:
Login with Facebook/Linked In – Essential to allow the site to return the user back to the correct page after returning from Facebook/Linked In’s login form.
Shortlisted jobs – Essential to keep track of which jobs a non-logged in user has shortlisted.
Job alert activity report – Essential to be able to count the # Responses (apps/clicks) originated from job alert emails.
Blog comment form – Essential to be able to display the submitted comment after the comment has been posted.
Most recent job search result page sign posting – Essential to be able to link back to the most recently view job search results page.
Poll submission form – Essential to ensure only one vote is counted per user.
|When visitor closes their browser|
|.ASPXAUTH||Stores an encrypted identifier of the job seeker upon successful login. Essential to ensure that a job seeker only has to login once per session.||When visitor closes their browser, or when the user logs out|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users (to help count how many people visit your site by tracking if you’ve visited before)||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users (to help count how many people visit your site by tracking if you’ve visited before)||24 hours|
|_gat_customerTracker||Used to throttle request rate.||1 minute|
|gat||Used to throttle request rate.||1 minute|
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This is where The  Design Collective has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where The  Design Collective has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:
- Managing our database and keeping client and candidate records up to date;
- Contacting clients and candidates to seek your consent where The  Design Collective need it;
- Providing work-finding services to candidates, including sending their information to clients where they have demonstrated an interest in doing that particular type of work but not expressly consented to The  Design Collective passing on their cv;
- Contacting candidates and clients with information about similar products or services that they have used from The  Design Collective recently;
- Contacting clients and candidates about opportunities, such as training, and events that The  Design Collective are involved in.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our clients. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
The  Design Collective may transfer the information you provide to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and restrictions on its use as set out in this policy. However, we will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers for the purposes specified above.
Sale of business
If The  Design Collective’ business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
This website contains links to other external websites. Please be aware that The  Design Collective is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by The  Design Collective’ website.
The  Design Collective takes every precaution to protect our users’ information.
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our accounts clerk or a marketing assistant) are granted access to your information.
The  Design Collective uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason The  Design Collective cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to: Richard H. Barr ([email protected])
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as office address), we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by emailing Robert D. Davis ([email protected])
Notification of Changes
This policy was last updated May 2022
Complaints or queries
The  Design Collective tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. We take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
If you wish to complain about this policy or any of the procedures set out in it please contact: Robert D. Davis ([email protected])
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