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Privacy Policy

Shared Vision is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. This statement summarizes our web site’s policies regarding the collection, use and transfer of your personal data, the security measures Shared Vision employs to protect such data and your right to access.
 

Collected Personal Data
 

Shared Vision is a recruitment company and collects a variety of personal data necessary to provide such services in a proprietary and highly confidential database accessible only by Shared Vision. Categories of personally identifiable data include: career history, education history, professional experience, resume and contact information. By choosing to enter your personal information on this web site, you indicate your willingness to disclose this information to Shared Vision and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Shared Vision’s recruitment search. If you do not wish to disclose your personal information, Shared Vision will be unable to provide you the services offered by this web site, since employment, educational and other personal information is necessary in order to assess your employment opportunities.

It is not Shared Vision’s policy to seek any sensitive information through our web site unless legally required for recruitment purposes. Sensitive information includes data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, Shared Vision accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this Privacy Policy or as described at the point where you choose to disclose.
 

How We Use and Disclose Personally Identifying Information

 

In order to present you as a potential candidate to potential employers (Shared Vision clients), your personal information may be shared with clients. If you object to your information being shared and in such a manner or if you do not wish to participate in this service and benefit from the career searches that Shared Vision provides, please do not enter your personal information into the web site.
Your personal information is used only for the intended purposes stated at the time of collection. Shared Vision does not sell or share your personal information for related or unrelated purposes to non-licensee third parties, unless otherwise stated at the time of collection or required by law. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner different from that stated as the time it was collected, we will notify you and give you a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. No notification and choice will be sought, however, if Shared Vision is compelled or required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or court order to disclose personal data.
 

How We Use Your Information

 

Your personal information may also be used anonymously and in the aggregate in order to put together industry, marketing and employment statistics. Used in this matter, your personal information becomes non-identifying. Shared Vision also monitors IP addresses for security purposes, trend analysis, web site administration, user movement tracking and broad demographic information gathering for aggregate use. The IP address of the computer you use to access the Shared Vision web site is not linked to any personal information you provide on the web site.
Information Security and Integrity

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy of data and ensure proper use of information, Shared Vision has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to safeguard all information collected online. All users sign-in with a unique username and password (used for user authentication only. We will not process your personal information in a way that is incompatible with what is outlined in the Privacy Statement, and will use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We also will use our best efforts to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
 

Access to Information

 

The web site makes it easy to access the personal information you provide to Shared Vision. You may access your own personal information at any time with your User ID and Password. If you forget your password or think that it has been changed, you may elect to receive a password reminder. This reminder will be sent to the e-mail address you used when you first registered at the web site.
If the information you provided the web site changes or needs to be amended, please log-in and follow the on-screen instructions for viewing and editing your profile. If you need further assistance accessing, updating, correcting or removing your personal information, or if you no longer desire our services, please e-mail Shared Vision at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Shared Vision reserves the right to change User IDs and Passwords at any time to protect the security of the web site. Additionally, Shared Vision retains the right to revise your submitted data only to comply with its normal formatting and categorization practices, including but not limited to slight alterations of company listings.
 

Newsletter, Web Site/Service Updates, Surveys and Contests
 

Shared Vision may offer newsletters to registered and unregistered users of the web site via e-mail. If you wish to unsubscribe from a newsletter, please follow the directions at the bottom of the newsletter and you will be taken off the recipient list.

From time-to-time, the web site requests information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is your choice and is completely voluntary as to whether to disclose information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify and award winners. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring, improving or enhancing the use and satisfaction of the web site.

Please be aware that this web site may contain links to third-party web sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, nor is Shared Vision responsible for, any content, privacy practices, or conduct of such web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our web site and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site, including those that collect personally identifiable information.
 

Cookies

 

Cookies are packets of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. At www.spencerstuart.com, cookies allow us to keep track of the areas of the web site you visit and thereby offer you easy access to the information you find most relevant. They also allow us to greet you by name when you visit and to remember that you have already registered. No secure information or information about your personal identity is ever contained within our cookies. Your web browser is most likely set to automatically accept cookies, but you can consult your browser help file if you wish to change these settings. If you elect not to receive cookies, registered users will not be able to view a personalized home page and will view the default homepage instead.
 

Material Changes to the Privacy Policy

 

Shared Vision reserves the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here and e-mail them to you so that you can keep informed. Please check back to this Privacy Policy and your e-mail account from time to time to stay informed. If you do not wish to continue using this web site after reading the revised Privacy Policy, you will be given an opportunity to opt-out.

Nothing contained in this Privacy Policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between Shared Vision and any user visiting the web site or providing identifying information in any form. If you have any questions about your personal information, please e-mail Shared Vision at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it