Strive Africa Privacy Statement

Effective Date: August 2nd 2017

Strive Africa and its group companies (“The RPO Team”, “RPO”, “Resource processing Team”, “Strive UK”, “Strive Africa”, collectively, “we “, “us” and” our “) are committed to safeguarding your privacy. We provide you with this Privacy Statement because we want you to know how we may collect, use, share, and keep information about you, and the choices that are available to you. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us using the contact details provided below.

When this Privacy Statement applies

This Privacy Statement applies whenever we collect personal information from or about you, whether though our website(s) or in the course of providing other services to you. Some of our website(s) and services may have their own Privacy Statements and, where that is the case, those Privacy Statements will apply instead of this one.

Collection of Personal Information

The RPO Team collects and maintains personal information from the following categories of individuals:

  • Visitors: individuals (like you) who visit our website(s) or services, so that we can provide them with the website(s) or services they require;
  • Workers: individuals that we may employ or place for permanent or temporary employment with The RPO Team’ clients, and from individuals who are current and former workers (including temps and other non-employees) of RPO Team;
  • Customers and suppliers:Customers and suppliers: individuals employed by our customers or vendors with whom we have a business relationship.

These categories may not be exclusive. For example, an individual may both be a Visitor and a Worker for the purposes of this Privacy Statement.

The types of information we collect include the following:

  • Information voluntarily submitted to us: The RPO Team collects personal information that is voluntarily provided by individuals who sign up for a RPO Team job board account or other RPO Team website that allows for individuals to set up an account or otherwise submit information. This is normally for the purpose of searching for temporary or permanent employment opportunities, submitting his or her resume for inclusion in an RPO Team database or responding to a specific, listed employment position.
  • Information we collect automatically: We automatically collect certain technical information from visitors to our website(s), such as the Internet protocol (IP) address of their device, their login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platforms. We may also automatically collect certain information about their visits to our website(s), such as download errors experienced and length of visits to certain pages.
  • Information from third-party recruiting and job sites. So that we may assist Workers obtain employment and for our customers to recruit Workers, The RPO Team regularly obtains non-confidential information about potential candidates from websites operated by third parties where potential recruits voluntarily post their information (such as a resume). This information is collected in accordance with the third-party website’s terms of use and privacy policy.

In connection with some of the services we provide, you may be asked for types of information that is viewed by some countries as “sensitive”. Unless permitted or required by applicable law, The RPO team will not collect and use any sensitive personal information about you (including, for example, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or condition or sexual life, or about the commission of, or proceedings for, any offense committed or alleged to have been committed by that person, the disposal of such proceedings or the sentence of any court in such proceedings) without your express consent.

Use of Personal Information

The information The RPO team collects will be used only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. For the most part, we collect personal information to operate effectively and to comply with applicable laws and government regulations (e.g., employment, tax, insurance). We also use your personal information for the purposes of providing you with access to our website(s) and services. We will not subsequently change the way your personal information is used without informing you.

More specifically, some of the ways we may use your personal information include, but are not limited to:

  • Responding to communications we receive from you;
  • Complying with human resource requirements;
  • Complying with applicable laws and government regulations;
  • Supporting customer and worker recruitment inquiries;
  • Facilitating the job search process and helping to find workers and customers a suitable job match;
  • Storing information about your recruitment or other preferences so we can continue to provide you with services;
  • Gauging the number of users and usage of the website(s), so we can plan website bandwidth and capacity accordingly;
  • Recognizing you when you return as a repeat visitor to our website(s) or service;
  • Providing information on goods and services requested or which may interest you;
  • Sending you e-mails and other communications about The STRIVE Africa Team marketing, advertising and promotions in accordance with your marketing preferences;
  • Sending you e-mails and other communications about job postings that we think fit your profile, and to notify you about events, surveys, workshops and training sessions run by The STRIVE UK Team; and
  • Notifying you about changes to our website(s) or services.

We may also use the personal information we receive for the purposes of creating anonymized and aggregated statistics that do not reveal the identity of any person.

Cookies and Online Tracking

The STRIVE Africa Team websites use “cookies” and similar technologies to help personalize your online experience and for our analytics purposes. This can be done directly by The STRIVE UK Team or by a service provider on our behalf.

A cookie is a small data file placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit certain websites. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to understand the pages you have visited and to recognize a user across pages and sites.

A web beacon is a graphic embedded in web page or email that effectively transmits a signal when the relevant web page or email is viewed. This process can disclose acomputer’s IP address and information about the time and date the web page or emails are viewed. This can also enable us to recognize you across sites.

Some parts The RPO Teams websites use cookies and web beacons to track user traffic patterns on the RPO Team sites. RPO Team does this to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. We may also use this information to gain a better understanding of your interests so that we may develop new products and services, to determine your eligibility for other products and services, and to provide you with customized advertising, customized content on our sites or on third party websites.

If you prefer not to receive cookies or web beacons while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies or web beacons and refuse them when your browser alerts you to their presence.

You can also refuse all cookies and web beacons by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of RPO Team websites if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts RPO Team websites, except that access to certain RPO Team Web pages require a login and password.

You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:

Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm

Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/psm/help_21/using_priv_help.html

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416

Apple Safari: Blocks cookies by default and accepts cookies only from your current domain. To change, click Safari, Preferences, Security, and choose your preference.

Sharing Your Personal Information within The STRIVE UK Team

The STRIVE UK Team may disclose your personal information to any member of the STRIVE UK team companies for use in accordance with this Privacy Statement. This includes our subsidiaries, affiliates and our ultimate holding company.

This sharing of personal information with STRIVE Africa Team affiliates may include combining the personal information gathered by certain STRIVE Africa team websites with information independently gathered on other STRIVE UK Team websites into one or more database(s) usable by STRIVE Africa Team, including all its affiliates. Again, this combined information will only ever be used for the purposes disclosed within this Privacy Statement.

Sharing Your Personal Information with Third Parties

Companies in the STRIVE Africa Team may use the information internationally in connection with processing requests by potential customers or potential employers of contract workers or temporary employees. The STRIVE UK Team may disclose personal information about you to potential employers (direct placements) or potential customers if you are a contract worker we are seeking to assign to a customer.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal information and other related information, if we believe it necessary to do so to meet our legal obligations. We also may disclose your personal information to third parties when we determine it to be reasonable to establish or exercise our legal rights, or defend against legal claims.

We use third party service providers to assist us in providing our website(s) and services, including to support us in areas such as recruiting and reviewing responses to job advertisements, managing resume/CV data, IT platform management or support services, infrastructure and application services, marketing, data analytics, drug and background screening, payroll processing services, and health care benefits. In providing these services on behalf of the STRIVE Africa Team, it may be necessary for us to provide these third parties access to personal information or to process personal information on our behalf.

We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal information necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and under strict contractual terms that require them to maintain the security and confidentiality of any personal information to which they have access.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, STRIVE Africa decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is STRIVE Africa Team’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

We may collect and possibly share personal information and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of STRIVE Africa Team’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

International Data Transfers

The STRIVE Africa Team operates globally, with customers and recruits around the world. As a global company, we may transfer personal information to STRIVE Africa Team entities and third parties located in countries outside your country of residence. These countries may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive as those in your country or residence; although our collection, storage and use of your personal information will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Statement.

Your rights

You have the right to request access to your personal information. Please note that access may be subject to a fee specified by applicable law.

In order to provide you with access to your personal information, we may require that you provide adequate proof of your identity.

In addition, you may also ask us to correct, update, delete or block any personal information that we process about you, in particular where the personal information is incomplete or inaccurate. We take reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is kept accurate, complete and current, and for this reason ask that you inform the STRIVE Africa Team in the event of any changes to your personal information.

Where it is in accordance with your marketing preferences, we may periodically send you updates via e-email about promotional opportunities or services we think may interest you, such as jobs in our database that match your selection criteria. Each notification will provide instructions on how to opt-out of receiving similar e-mails. At the point where we request personal information about you, our websites also give you the opportunity to decide which communications you receive.

Children’s Privacy

This site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. The STRIVE Africa Team does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems.

Links to Other Sites and Public Forums

STRIVE Africa Team websites may contain links to other sites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the STRIVE Africa Team website. The STRIVE Africa team does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from the STRIVE Africa Team’s practices. STRIVE Africa Team is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites outside the STRIVE Africa Team of companies. The personal information you choose to provide or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

The STRIVE Africa team may make message boards, news groups, and/or public forums available to users on its websites. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information that may be accessed by third parties; therefore, you should use caution before deciding to disclose any personal information in these forums.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact us:

info@striveafrica.com

Changes to this Privacy Statement

If we change our Privacy Statement, we will post the revised Privacy Statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our Privacy Statement, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page. We will update the “Effective Date” at the top of this page to indicate the date from which any changes take effect. Your continued use of any the STRIVE Africa Team website or STRIVE Africa Team service will mean your acceptance of the revised Privacy Statement.