Last updated: June 29, 2007
We at Dice Holdings, Inc. are committed to good privacy practices regarding your
personal information. Your loyalty as a job seeker, customer or visitor
is important, and we hope that our concerns regarding your privacy,
demonstrate our commitment to making your experience with Dice Holdings, Inc. an enjoyable
and satisfying one.
Although Dice Holdings, Inc. respects the privacy of all those who visit our Web
sites and use our online services, we do collect information from our
your interaction with the Dice Holdings, Inc. web site and your registration for and
use of Dice Holdings, Inc.'s online services (collectively, the "Services").
identifiable information about our members and visitors without their
Note that, by using the Services, you signify your agreement to this
the Services. Your continued use of the Services subsequent to changes
to this Policy will mean that you accept the changes; therefore, please
bookmark this page and review it periodically. If you have any questions
with the Services, please e-mail us at privacy@Dice.com.
A. The information we gather.
Dice Holdings, Inc. gathers two types of information about users:
1. Non-personally identifiable information (information that does
not identify a specific individual): When visitors use the Services,
we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things,
which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and
which links were "clicked." Collecting such information involves
the collection and logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser
software used by each user of the Services. Although such information
is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address
a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of
his or her point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us identify
the most popular areas of our web site and determine the effectiveness
of our promotional activities. In addition, we may disclose some of
this information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people
who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements.
We collect non-personally identifiable information in part through
the use of "cookies" - that is, small text files placed on
your computer's hard drive - that help us determine the type of content
and pages to which you link, the length of time you spend at any particular
area of the Services, and the Services you choose to use. Cookies also
tell us which advertisements you have seen on our Services, allowing
us to continue to provide many of these Services at little or no cost
to you. Essentially, cookies are your identification cards for the Dice Holdings, Inc.
computers or servers that placed them there. Cookies are only read by
the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus;
they will not permit a Web site operator to learn any personally identifiable
information (see below) about you unless you have previously provided
that information to the Web site operator or you have set the preferences
in your browser to provide this information.
Cookies allow Dice Holdings, Inc. to serve you better and more efficiently, and to
personalize your experience with the Services - for example, by allowing
us to save your password so that you do not have to reenter it each
time you use the Services. Nevertheless, you should be able to control
how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more
information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying
Dice Holdings, Inc. uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online
advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner,
DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie
on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which
advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us,
or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies
and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is
anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your
name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information
about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these
technologies, go to http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy.
Please note that our advertisers and their designees, as well as other
third parties, may collect information about you through cookies or
other technologies when they serve advertisements through the Services
or when you visit their Web site(s). Additionally, the Services contain
links to other third party Web sites, including co-branded or other
affiliated sites which may or may not be owned or operated by or in
conjunction with Dice Holdings, Inc.. You acknowledge that we do not monitor or control
the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties,
and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their
web sites, including their use of any information (such as IP number,
browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors or Members
"click through" links to their sites or view advertisements
served by them. Even though certain information collected by such third
parties might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you
to become familiar with their privacy practices, and to contact such
third parties if you have any questions about their respective privacy
2. Personally identifiable information: In certain areas of
the Services - such as those in which you Announce Availability, complete
a profile, submit your résumé, create a new account, or
enter Dice Holdings, Inc.-sponsored contests or promotions - we may request that you
provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as
your e-mail address, name, zip code, profession, or work experience.
We will, in such situations, seek to identify which informational items
are required and which are optional.
Job seekers should post profiles and resumes on Dice Holdings, Inc. only if they wish
such information to be viewed by Dice Holdings, Inc.'s customers. At any time, job
seekers may elect that their profile and resume not be searchable by
Dice Holdings, Inc.'s customers by logging into their account and changing the status
of their profile or, if that is not possible, they may contact Dice Holdings, Inc.
at support@Dice.com and we will
make the change for them.
In addition, job seekers may elect to make their profile searchable
by Dice Holdings, Inc. customers on a confidential basis only. In this case, the user's
name, contact information and resume will not be displayed to customers
performing searches on Dice Holdings, Inc.. If the customer desires to contact the
confidential job seeker regarding an employment opportunity, they will
send an email to the job seeker through the Dice Holdings, Inc. system. Dice Holdings, Inc. will forward
the email to the seeker's email address. The seeker's email address
will not be provided directly to the customer.
The Services are not available to children under 13 years of age.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
children under 13 years of age.
Please note that Dice Holdings, Inc. cannot control the acts of users of the Services.
All members and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally
identifiable information in a resume or profile or other medium, the
information may be collected and used by others to send that person
unsolicited email from other parties outside Dice Holdings, Inc.. In the event that
you encounter any Dice Holdings, Inc. user who is improperly collecting or using information
about you or other users, please contact privacy@Dice.com.
B. How we use (and do not use) the information we gather. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways
we use the information we gather. Keep in mind that, while Dice Holdings, Inc. encourages
all third parties involved - including but not limited to its advertisers
- to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and
members and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible
manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions
or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use
information received either from Dice Holdings, Inc. or independently. Nevertheless,
in the event you encounter any third party associated with, or who claims
association with Dice Holdings, Inc., who you feel is improperly collecting or using
information about you, please contact privacy@Dice.com
. We will be happy to forward your message to the third party or contact
the third party on your behalf.
1. How we use (and do not use) non-personally identifiable information:
We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to
build higher quality, more useful Services by performing statistical
analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors
and members, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific
areas of the Services. We may provide statistical information based
on this data to advertisers and other current and potential business
partners. We may also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties
as to the number of people who have seen and clicked through links to
2. How we use (and do not use) personally identifiable information:
Dice Holdings, Inc. does not sell, re-sell or distribute for re-sale your personally
Dice Holdings, Inc.'s customers may only use the information provided in resumes and
profiles of job seekers to evaluate seekers' qualifications for the
customer's open job opportunities. Job seekers should be aware, however,
that Dice Holdings, Inc. has no way to control how a customer actually uses the service
and how they use the resume and profile information. If you believe
a Dice Holdings, Inc. customer is using personally identifiable information inappropriately,
please notify Dice Holdings, Inc. at privacy@Dice.com.
Please note that Dice Holdings, Inc. reserves the right to disclose information submitted
by or concerning any visitor or member as we reasonably feel is necessary
to protect our systems or business. Specifically, but without limitation,
we reserve the right to disclose such information when a visitor or
suspected of partaking) in any harmful, infringing or illegal activity,
even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to disclose
such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil
subpoenas, discovery requests, and as otherwise required by law, as
well as in response to allegations of infringement. We cooperate with
law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers
or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report
any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation
or prosecution, or to suspend or terminate your membership in connection
with any suspected illegal or infringing activity. Finally, Dice Holdings, Inc. reserves
the right to assign, sell, license, or otherwise transfer to a third
party your personally identifiable information in connection with an
assignment, sale, joint venture, or other transfer or disposition of
any portion or all of Dice Holdings, Inc.'s or its affiliated entities' assets or stock.
Subject to the foregoing, Dice Holdings, Inc. uses your personally identifying information
in several ways:
- to customize various aspects of the Services to your preferences;
- to determine which advertisements or sponsor messages will appear
on your screen;
- to send to you Dice Holdings, Inc. solicitations, product announcements, and the
like that we feel may be of interest to you (you may "opt out"
of receiving these materials, as provided below);
- to send to you certain e-mail messages that are critical to your use
of the Services, such as system status updates or order confirmations
(because these messages contain important information, you may not be
able to "opt out" of receiving such messages);
- to "pre-populate" forms that are displayed for the purpose
of collecting individual data by Dice Holdings, Inc. and/or its sponsors (in no case
will pre-populating a form automatically transfer any data to an advertiser
or other third party - only if you voluntarily request that such data
be transferred will any such transfer take place, e.g., by clicking
the "Submit" button); and
- as may be necessary to support the operation of the Services, such
as for billing, account maintenance, and record-keeping purposes.
In addition to the circumstances described above, Dice Holdings, Inc. may disclose
your personally-identifiable information to third parties as follows:
- When a job seeker posts a profile or resume on Dice Holdings, Inc. on a non-confidential
basis, such information will be shared with Dice Holdings, Inc.'s customers. (Note
that at any time, job seekers may elect that their profile and resume
not be searchable by Dice Holdings, Inc.'s customers by logging into their account
and changing the status of their profile or they may contact Dice Holdings, Inc.
at support@Dice.com and we will
make the change for them.)
- When a job seeker elects to make his or her profile searchable
by Dice Holdings, Inc. customers on a confidential basis only, the user's name, contact
information and resume will not be displayed to customers performing
searches on Dice Holdings, Inc.. If the customer desires to contact the confidential
job seeker regarding an employment opportunity, it will send an email
to the job seeker through the Dice Holdings, Inc. system. Dice Holdings, Inc. will forward the email
to the seeker's email address. The seeker's email address will not
be provided directly to the customer.
- If you "opt in" to receive promotional materials (see
below), information you have made available to Dice Holdings, Inc. may be made available
to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may
be of interest to you.
- If you provide us with your credit card information, we will not
release that information to third parties unless necessary to complete
a transaction between you and such a third party. Credit card transactions
are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives
the credit card number and other personal identifying information
only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions.
- All information made available to Dice Holdings, Inc. may be made available to
our contractors and consultants, and professional advisors (such as
attorneys or accountants), but only to the extent necessary for them
to perform services on our behalf, and only under a duty of confidentiality.
3. "Opting In": You may choose to "opt in"
to receive promotional materials from Dice Holdings, Inc. and/or its affiliates, advertisers,
or other business partners. You will be given the opportunity to "opt
in" to receive such materials at every point at which we collect
personally identifiable information through the Services. You may change
your "opt in" status or "opt out" with respect to
such materials at any time by contacting us at privacy@Dice.com.
You may also contact those third parties directly.
C. Surveys and Sweepstakes:
Occasionally, Dice Holdings, Inc. may conduct surveys in order to better deliver advertisements
and content and to better understand your needs relating to the Services.
We will not share your survey information with any third party, except
in aggregate form. In addition, if and when we sponsor sweepstakes or
other promotions, or third parties sponsor such promotions in conjunction
with us, either we or the third party will post relevant privacy information
in the official rules and/or registration area for the sweepstakes or
promotion. That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with
this Policy, will govern that particular promotion or sweepstakes -
please remember to read it carefully.
D. Deleting or correcting personal information.
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information
removed from Dice Holdings, Inc.'s database, or would like to correct an error in such
information, please contact us at privacy@Dice.com,
and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep
in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will
remain within Dice Holdings, Inc. databases, access logs, and other records, which
may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The
residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however
Dice Holdings, Inc. reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers
or users of Dice Holdings, Inc..