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Grasslands Recruitment Specialists is a Western Canadian firm committed to bringing Career Seekers and Prairie employers together.

Grasslands Recruitment Specialists' sole purpose in collecting personal data from Career Seekers is to better match Career Seekers with employment opportunities.

In order to achieve this objective, we collect, store and use personal information collected through our Web site, e-mail, facsimile, or telephone in order to assist you with your career search. Please read the following Privacy Policy to make an informed decision to either grant or deny your consent to our collection, storage and use of your personal data. This policy last modified on: January 25, 2013.

 

1. What information is collected from me?

When applying for a position on the Grasslands Recruitment Specialists web site, you will be asked to provide personal and non-personal data, including contact information, employment profiles, resumes, and cover letters, through the use of online forms. Grasslands Recruitment Specialists may occasionally request that Career Seekers provide additional information through questionnaires, release forms, references, psychometric assessments, or other means. Grasslands Recruitment Specialists will always request permission from the Career Seekers before collecting any personal data, and will not collect, store, or transmit this information without permission.

2. What information is collected about me from third parties?

Through Grasslands Recruitment Specialists' reference checking procedures, information is collected about you from work-related and personal references that you have provided to us. If you have been short-listed for a particular vacancy, a standard reference check is performed in order to further qualify you for the position. Grasslands Recruitment Specialists reserves the right to contact your former employers as listed on your resume. These individuals may not be listed as references; however, they will be able to provide valuable input as to your competencies. If you are currently employed and do not want to be contacted at your workplace please inform Grasslands Recruitment Specialists and we will respect your request.

In some circumstances, Grasslands Recruitment Specialists will contract a third party to perform a background check on a selected short-listed candidate. All candidates requiring background checks are made aware of this request and must give their personal authorization before Grasslands Recruitment Specialists will proceed. You may deny this request; however, such a denial will result in your removal from the competition.

3. How will Grasslands Recruitment Specialists® use my personal information?

Grasslands Recruitment Specialists' sole purpose in collecting personal data from Career Seekers is to better match Career Seekers with employment opportunities. To this end, Grasslands Recruitment Specialists may use the information that comprises your Profile, including your resume and contact information, in a number of ways:

  • Grasslands Recruitment Specialists may use your contact information to contact you regarding your Profile, or other information gathered from you.
  • Grasslands Recruitment Specialists may examine your Profile to determine eligibility for employment opportunities that arise through our Executive Search program.

Other information, such as psychometric assessments, questionnaire responses, and employer references, will only be made available with your applied consent to those employers considering you for a position.

4. Does Grasslands Recruitment Specialists collect any non-personal information from me?

Yes, Grasslands Recruitment Specialists collects geographic information (such as your province of residence) for the purpose of evaluating the success of our website.  This information is non-personal and is intended to give our staff a general idea of the geographic location of Career Seekers registered with Grasslands Recruitment Specialists.

5. How long does Grasslands Recruitment Specialists store my personal data?

The length of time that Grasslands Recruitment Specialists stores your personal data is dependent upon your level of activity with our company. Our database is refreshed every three months and those who have not returned documents sent to them or those who have had no contact with Grasslands Recruitment Specialists since submitting their resume may be removed from our records. Those individuals that have returned all documents sent to them and who wish to be continually alerted of opportunities that suit their skills will remain in our system unless they specifically request to be removed.

Grasslands Recruitment Specialists does not collect personal or non-personal data from any individuals that do not possess legal authorization to work in Canada.  As such, any correspondence from Career Seekers unable to work legally in Canada is not saved or recorded.

Grasslands Recruitment Specialists reserves the right to remove Career Seekers' profiles from our database at any time, for any reason, without notice.

6. How can I access, update, or delete my information?

Your resume and profile in our online database can updated any time by contacting Grasslands Recruitment Specialists® at 1-888-778-0570.

You can access other data stored by Grasslands Recruitment Specialists® by calling 1-888-778-0570 and asking a Grasslands Recruitment Specialists representative to forward this information to you via e-mail, facsimile or regular mail. To update or delete this information, please contact us by phone at 1-888-778-0570, by fax at 1-877-778-6403, or by e-mail at info@grasslandsgroup.com.

Psychometric assessment data access is limited to a single-page report that you may request. Full assessment details are not available to the individual due to access rights granted to the purchaser of the assessment (hiring employer). Reference check data is not available to the individual work seeker because Grasslands Recruitment Specialists has assured each reference that only the prospective employer will be privy to information gathered during a reference check.

7. Privacy Policy changes.

This Policy may be changed at Grasslands Recruitment Specialists’ discretion without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. New versions of this Policy are posted on the Web Site, or are available by contacting us. Your continued use of the Web Site subsequent to any changes to this Policy signifies that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Web Site check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version.

    

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