Privacy Policy

CFA Institute Career Center
Privacy Policy
Last updated: 16 March 2017

This privacy policy ("Job Board Privacy Policy") incorporates by reference and supplements the CFA Institute Privacy Policy, which is available here, with certain additional terms related specifically to this CFA Institute Career Center website (the "Site") whether as a guest or registered user (“User”, “you”, “your”). Through this Site, third party employers and those recruiting candidates on their behalf ("Employers") may post job opportunities and candidates, members and other individuals with access to the site ("Job Seekers") may search for and apply to such job opportunities. CFA Institute together, directly, or via its member societies (“we”, “us”), provides this Site primarily as a platform to connect Employers and Job Seekers.

You understand and acknowledge that this Site is controlled and operated by CFA Institute. By using this Site, you agree to the collection, use, and transfer of your data as described in this Privacy Policy, including, but not limited to, the sharing with or transfer to third parties who may be located outside of the country in which you reside.

The Information We Collect
We collect Personal Information necessary to provide this Site and services available on this Site, and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We generally obtain Personal Information directly from you through the information that you provide to CFA Institute. We also may obtain additional information automatically, through the use of cookies and other technologies, and in some instances from third parties. See here for more information.

Information you provide to CFA Institute
The information that we collect from you in relation to this Site may include the following (“Personal Information”):

  • From Job Seekers: recruitment-related information, including information regarding previous and current work experience (e.g., references from previous employers), qualifications and work history (e.g. job titles and function experience), educational background, language skills, professional skills and talents, professional memberships, community involvement, current geographic location and mobility interests, and desired future work experience (e.g. desired future title, job function, and compensation). We may also collect publicly available information about Users from other sources, such as information from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites.
    • If you provide details of a reference, it is your responsibility to ensure that the referee is aware that you have provided his/her details to this Site, and has consented in writing for you to do so.
  • From Employers: business contact details (e.g., contact name and title, company name, address, email address, telephone number), and other information about your business (e.g., company size and business type). We may also collect information necessary to verify your account (e.g., Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), Business Registration information, or a utility bill); such information will be used for internal purposes only, subject to any request by law enforcement or a court order.

You should be aware that Personal Information, such as your name, telephone number and/or e-mail address, that you disclose publicly within the Site (i.e., that is accessible to other users, e.g., on bulletin boards or in chat areas) could be collected and disclosed by others. CFA Institute does not take any responsibility for such collection and disclosure.

How We Use Information
CFA Institute may use Personal Information to provide you with the services and functionality offered on the Site and fulfill your requests, as described more fully here, including to communicate with you about your account or use of the Site, services, and/or functionality (e.g., corresponding with you regarding your submitted job opportunities or job applications), as otherwise consented to by you, as required or permitted by applicable law, and, with respect to Job Seekers, to:

  • Create a profile for you on the Site;
  • Personalize your experience on the Site, including, but not limited to, displaying relevant job opportunities;
  • Provide services to Employers to facilitate the recruitment and hiring process, which may include providing your resume and other recruitment-related information described above to prospective employers who have posted positions for which you may be qualified;
  • Provide information about products or services that may be of interest to you or correspond with you regarding such products or services (if you have opted to receive such information); and
  • Modify or improve the services and functionality offered on the Site.

CFA Institute may also send you communications about job opportunities and other information that may be of interest to you (if you have opted to receive such information). We will provide you with the opportunity to opt out of receiving such information in each such communication.

How We Share Information
CFA Institute may share Personal Information as described elsewhere within this Privacy Policy. In addition, for this Site, we may share your Personal information as follows:

  • For Job Seekers:
    • We may share your Personal Information with Employers. By applying to a job through the Site, you consent to the disclosure of your information to Employers. We will not otherwise disclose any Personal Information identifying you to any third party unless we have received your consent (where required by law), except as described herein or in the CFA Institute Privacy Policy with respect to sharing with third party processors and transaction processing, third party products and services, Societies, and legal compliance.
    • In addition, our third party business partners may offer additional services, such as optional e-mail or text alerting services, which may be opted into at registration and may be opted out of at any time. By choosing to take advantage of this and other services offered by our third party business partners, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.
  • For Employers:
    • We may share your information in connection with the services we provide with our Member Societies, Job Seekers and third party service providers. By posting a job on this Site, you consent to the disclosure of this information as described herein and in the CFA Institute Privacy Policy.