Terms and Conditions

This page states the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) under which you may use leanpeople.com (the “Web Site”). Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this Web Site and service. By using this Web Site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions. Leanpeople.com and its affiliated companies and divisions may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions because they are binding on you. The terms "You" and "User" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this Web Site for any reason.

Use of Web Site Content

Leanpeople.com authorises you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Web Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. All Web Site Content is the property of Leanpeople.com or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this Web Site is the exclusive property of Leanpeople.com and protected by copyright laws. Unauthorised use of the Web Site Content may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service-mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Web Site Content on any copy you make of the Web Site Content. You may not sell or modify the Web Site Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute or otherwise use the Web Site Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Web Site Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that Leanpeople.com creates to generate any Web Site Content or the pages making up any Leanpeople.com Site. It is also protected by Leanpeople.com's copyright.

Acceptable Site Use

General Rules: Users may not use the Web Site in order to display, transmit, distribute, store or destroy material including, without limitation, Web Site Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or (c) that is, or may in our judgment be, defamatory, offensive, vulgar, obscene, harassing, threatening, abusive or hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, of a menacing character or cause annoyance, inconvenience, embarrassment or anxiety to any person.
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of any Leanpeople.com site including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorised to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to  any Leanpeople.com  Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing",  or (d) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Leanpeople.com will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Specific Prohibited Uses

Leanpeople.com sites may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment and career information and employers and recruiters seeking employees. Leanpeople.com specifically prohibits any use of any Leanpeople.com site, and all users agree not to use, or allow any party under their control to use, any Leanpeople.com site, for any of the following:

Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own accurate CV (living individual seeking employment on a full-time or part-time basis on his or her own behalf). Leanpeople.com companies are not responsible for CV accuracy or for for referrer comments about candidates.

Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity which requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (no significant salary), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents.

Using the Leanpeople.com CV database for any purpose other than as an employer or agency seeking employees for specific live jobs including, but not limited to:

1.Using the information in the CV database to sell or promote any products or services or to source people to join a franchise, pyramid scheme, “club membership”, distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity that requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (no significant salary), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents.

2. Sending unsolicited mail or e-mail, making unsolicited phone calls or sending unsolicited faxes regarding promotions and/or advertising of products or services to a user of a Leanpeople.com site.

3. Deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity.

4. Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any Leanpeople.com Site or any activity being conducted on this Web Site.

5. Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any Leanpeople.com site's infrastructure.


6.If you have a password allowing access to a non-public area of this Web Site, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorised purpose.

7. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents to navigate or search any Leanpeople.com site other than the search engine and search agents available from Leanpeople.com on such Leanpeople.com sites and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).

8. Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of any Leanpeople.com site.

9. Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the Web Site Content or information available from any Leanpeople.com site.

10. Framing of or linking to any of the Web Site Content or information available from any Leanpeople.com site.

11. Posting jobs which require the applicant to provide information relation to his/her (i) racial or ethnic origin (ii) political beliefs (iii) philosophical or religious beliefs (iv) membership of a trade union (v) physical or mental health (vi) sexual life  (vii) the commission of criminal offences or proceedings or (vii) age.

User Information

When you register for the Web Site, you will be asked to provide Leanpeople.com with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your "Information"). In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in any privacy policy on this Web Site, you understand and agree that Leanpeople.com may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your registration application. Leanpeople.com companies and divisions will not disclose to any third party your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number without your prior consent for recruitment purposes only, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. Leanpeople.com reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by Leanpeople.com or by third parties. Please see Leanpeople.com's Privacy Policy for further details regarding your Information.

User Submissions

As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using any Leanpeople.com Site you agree not to, do the following things: post material that is copyrighted unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, offensive, vulgar, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, sexist, discriminatory, of a menacing character or embarrassing, or which may cause  annoyance, anxiety or inconvenience to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person; or post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

Leanpeople.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

Leanpeople.com acts as a passive conduct for the online and headhunter distribution and publication of user-submitted information and has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users (if the CV checker facility is used, Leanpeople.com is not liable for content other than grammatical and spelling error corrections and is not liable for changes made after the CV has been checked with Leanpeople.com and posted on the web). If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, Leanpeople.com may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication.

Leanpeople.com has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. Leanpeople.com reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Web Site for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal or disruptive. Leanpeople.com may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for Leanpeople.com or may cause Leanpeople.com to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

By submitting content to any public or non-public area of any Leanpeople.com site, you grant Leanpeople.com and its affiliates the loyalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Web Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

Any hyperlinks, "hidden" keywords or any keywords that are irrelevant to the job or are otherwise misleading contained in a job posting are prohibited.

Registration and Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You are responsible for all uses of your registration whether or not authorised by you. You agree to immediately notify Leanpeople.com of any unauthorised use of your registration or password.

Identification Of Agent To Receive Notification And Elements Of Notification Of Claimed Copyright or Trademark Infringement.

If you believe that your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to any Leanpeople.com site and is accessible on such Leanpeople.com site in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please email us details.

Policy Regarding Termination Of Users And Account Holders Who Repeatedly Infringe The Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Rights Of Others.

Leanpeople.com respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users, account holders and content partners to do the same. The unauthorised reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owners’ rights. As a condition to your use of this Web Site, you agree not to use the Web Site or any other Leanpeople.com site to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any account holders and block access to our Web Site and/or the other Leanpeople.com sites of any users who repeatedly infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice and without any liability to the account holder who is terminated or to the user whose access is blocked.

Leanpeople.com's Liability

Leanpeople.com sites are only a virtual meeting place. This Web Site acts as a venue for employers to post job opportunities and candidates to post CV's and does not screen or censor the listings offered. The site Leanpeople.com is not involved in the actual transaction between employers, recruiters, candidates and referrers. As a result, Leanpeople.com  has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or CVs posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. In addition, note that there are risks including, but not limited to, the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretences. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Web Site and/or the other Leanpeople.com Sites or affiliates.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, Leanpeople.com cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behaviour of participants on any Leanpeople.com site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Leanpeople.com companies (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information provided by other users which is made available through the Web Site and the other Leanpeople.com sites and affiliates. By its very nature, other people's information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate and in some cases will be mislabelled or deceptively labelled. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Web Site and/or the other Leanpeople.com sites and affiliates.

 If the candidate gives approval for their CV to be used outside the boundaries of the site, for direct headhunting purposes, LeanPeople.com Ltd is not responsible for inaccuracies or fraudulent candidate representation.

The Web Site Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Leanpeople.com makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the Web Site or the Web Site Content. The use of the Web Site and the Web Site Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to Leanpeople.com Sites and may be made at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any CV or material contained therein placed by you on the Leanpeople.com Sites. Employers are solely responsible for their postings on the Leanpeople.com Sites.

Leanpeople.com is not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of Leanpeople.com sites and Leanpeople.com shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any entity posting jobs on any Leanpeople.com sites or divisions or through headhunting activities.

LEANPEOPLE.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEB SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF ANY LEANPEOPLE.COM SITE OR THE WEB SITE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, LEANPEOPLE.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE LEANPEOPLE.COM SITES AND WEB SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. LEANPEOPLE.COM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO OUR SERVICES OR ANY LEANPEOPLE.COM SITE OR THE FUNCTIONALITY, PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS THEREOF. LEANPEOPLE.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, WEB SITE, WEB SITE CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS AND LINKS.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL LEANPEOPLE.COM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON  ANY LEANPEOPLE.COM SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY LEANPEOPLE.COM SITE AND THE  WEB SITE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT LEANPEOPLE.COM IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. LEANPEOPLE.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISUSE OR ERROR OCCURRING FROM ACTIVITIES INVOLVING ITS PAYCART (currently run by Paypal) SYSTEM. THE LIMIT OF THE LIABILITY OF LEANPEOPLE.COM OR ITS AFFILIATE COMPANIES IN RESPECT OF ANY ACT, OMISSION, NEGLECT, DELAY OR DEFAULT BY IT OR BY ITS SERVANTS WHETHER BY WAY OF THE LAW OF CONTRACT AND/OR BY WAY OF LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER SORT SHALL NOT EXCEED £100.

Links to Other Sites

The Web Site and certain other Leanpeople.com Sites contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Leanpeople.com of the contents on such third-party web sites. Leanpeople.com is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party web sites. If you decide to access linked third party web sites, you do so at your own risk.

No Resale or Unauthorised Commercial Use

You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. You also agree not to make any unauthorised commercial use of any Leanpeople.com site.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY LEANPEOPLE.COM SITE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED £100.

Termination

Leanpeople.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to deletion of your postings from this Web Site and other Leanpeople.com sites and/or immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Web Site and other Leanpeople.com Sites and/or any other service provided to you by Leanpeople.com, upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or the terms and conditions of any Leanpeople.com Site or if Leanpeople.com is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Web Site registration or other Leanpeople.com Site registration. LEANPEOPLE.COM DOES NOT AUTHORISE RECRUITMENT AGENTS TO USE ITS CV SEARCH FACILITY (THIS IS INTENDED FOR EMPLOYERS OF COMPANIES TO USE WITHOUT A MIDDLE AGENT) AND ANY RECRUITMENT COMPANY, AGENCY, HEADHUNTER OR CONSULTANT THAT DOES SO FRAUDULENTLY WILL HAVE THEIR ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PLACE ADVERTS.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Leanpeople.com, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions or demands including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any material or personal information you provide to a Leanpeople.com site, (ii) any Web Site Content that you use (iii) your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions or (iv) any misuse of the shopping cart system or your financial data. Leanpeople.com shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

General

Leanpeople.com makes no claims that the Web Site Content may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United Kingdom. Access to the Web Site Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Web Site from outside of the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law of England and Wales. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the English Courts. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in additional terms of use for areas of the Web Site, a particular "Legal Notice" or Software License or material on particular Web pages, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Leanpeople.com with respect to the use of Web Site. No changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.

Additional Terms of Use

By using any areas of this website or the other Leanpeople.com sites that contain Google Maps, you agree to be bound by the Google Maps Terms of Use available at http://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html and the legal notices available at http://www.maps.google.com/help/legalnotices_maps.html as they may be updated from time to time.

Certain areas of this Web Site and the other Leanpeople.com sites are subject to additional terms of use. By using such areas, or any part thereof, you agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas.

Thank you for using Leanpeople.com.

Privacy Policy

Overview

Leanpeople.com is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to Leanpeople.com (sometimes referred to herein as the "Leanpeople.com Sites") and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United Kingdom. The information we gather on the Leanpeople.com sites may be shared within the Leanpeople.com-affiliated companies or divisions on a worldwide basis in order to deliver the products and services we offer to employers such as searches for job seekers or in order to undertake analysis of our database such as aggregate profiling of our registered users. "Affiliated companies" means entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with Leanpeople.com.

The Leanpeople.com Sites contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

Collection and Use of Information by Leanpeople.com

In some areas of Leanpeople.com and Leanpeople.com Executive Search, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number credit card number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favourites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the Leanpeople.com Sites where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open a Lean People account, create a Leanpeople.com profile or account, sign up to use a service or post a CV.

We may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioural, preferential and/or life style information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Leanpeople.com Sites or refer a job posting to a friend, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Leanpeople.com sites or view the job posting. We do not store this information unless it is responded to.

Our Use of Your Information

We use the information we gather on Leanpeople.com, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the Leanpeople.com Sites, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.

If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our affiliated companies or for headhunting purposes.

We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Leanpeople.com sites, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. We may also provide additional communications, promotions and information on new Leanpeople.com opportunities and additional job postings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. Please let us know if you do not wish to receive these messages.

In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, such as career management advice, or may be contacted re headhunting opportunities.

We have areas on the Leanpeople.com sites where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information.

Choices Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Others

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of Leanpeople.com (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below.

  1. We disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure, primarily for headhunting purposes. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the opportunities of third parties at the time you register for your Leanpeople.com account or contact us, we supply your contact information to third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third-party.
  2. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
  3. We disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
  4. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the Leanpeople.com Sites.

Other Uses of Information

We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to Leanpeople.com (for example, the number of visitors to Leanpeople.com's sites) with its clients, partners and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Leanpeople.com sites and how those visitors use the Leanpeople.com sites. We may also aggregate on an anonymous basis data regarding job qualifications, schooling, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search or competition among Seekers for any such job. Such data may be made available to employers or fellow job seekers.
If you apply for a position on Leanpeople.com, you may be asked to provide personal information where permitted by applicable law. Some employers are required by law to gather this information from job applicants for reporting and record-keeping requirements. You should understand that if provided, this information will be used by employers only in accordance with applicable law and will not be used in making any negative employment decisions. All information provided will be kept separate from your expression of interest in any job opportunity. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and you will not be subject to any adverse action or treatment if you choose not to provide this information.

Personal Information on CVs and Profiles

Since Leanpeople.com is a career site, we give you three options regarding the accessibility of your CV and Profile:

1. You can register and select your full profile to appear in the CV search database for all paying employers to see (and for your summary to be seen by all non paying employers for free). 

2. You can choose to upload your CV but not make your profile information available generally. In this case, a link to this information may be sent to the employer directly via email.

3. We may contact you about other opportunities and ask to forward your CV to interested parties; this will only be with your permission.

We attempt to limit access to our searchable CV database (or copies thereof) only to paying employers and human resource professionals in companies, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We are not responsible for the use made of hidden or other CVs by accident or fraudulent use by third parties who access such resumes while they are in our searchable database.  You may remove your resume or profile on Leanpeople.com at anytime, but, employers who have paid for access to the Leanpeople.com CV database or have obtained a copy of that database from any means, may have retained a copy of your CV and profile. We are not responsible for the retention, use or privacy of CVs or profiles in these instances. We may share your information for headhunting purposes.

Posting to Public Areas of Leanpeople.com

Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of Leanpeople.com, such as in the searchable CV database, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Leanpeople.com.

Use of Cookies

We use "cookies" to help personalise and maximise your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Leanpeople.com pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalised site experience. When you return to Leanpeople.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customised. We also use cookies to track click streams and for load balancing.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on Leanpeople.com and Lean People Executive Search.

Use of Web Beacons

Leanpeople.com Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.

You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

Access to and Modification of Your Information

You may review, correct, update or change your Lean People account information at any time. From your Lean People account you may also opt out of receiving newsletters and certain other information from Leanpeople.com.

To change your Leanpeople.com account information, simply log into your My Account, review your account information and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided. 

To change your Leanpeople.com billing account information, simply log into your account and choose a link under Manage Your Account. If you opted to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from Leanpeople.com or third parties at the time you created your account, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by editing your Account Profile as described above. If you previously opted not to receive such communications, you may later opt-in by editing your Account Profile as well.

We retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of Leanpeople.com more efficient, practical, and relevant. Of course, you can delete your CV from Leanpeople.com's online database, close your account at any time, in which event we will remove all our copies of your resume from Leanpeople.com, your account information, except for an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet.

Security of the Personal Information

We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organisational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorised access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

When you place an order online at Leanpeople.com, your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. SSL makes it difficult for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen while being transmitted. We use a service company to process its credit card transactions. For further information on this company's privacy and security practices, please click see the Paypal website.

Children

The Leanpeople.com sites are not intended for people under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from people under 18.

Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to materially change our Privacy Statement for Leanpeople.com, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at info@leanpeople.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem. 

Contact Information

Leanpeople.com is the name under which Leanpeople.com and certain of its affiliated companies worldwide, do business. Leanpeople.com is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the Leanpeople.com sites.

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13 Nov 2011