Hire A Bearcat/NACElink
Privacy and Use-of-Data Policy

Overview/Explanation

Candidate (Students/Alumni) Information Collected

Candidate Information Collected
Use of Personally Identifiable Candidate Information by Northwest Missouri State University
Employer Access to Candidate Information
Screening of Employment Opportunities

Employer Information

Employer Information collected
Use of Employer Information by Northwest Missouri State University

For All Users

Links to Other Sites
Privacy Policy Changes
Questions or Inquiries

Overview/Explanation

Hire A Bearcat is a Web-based, job-search tool for Northwest Missouri State University (Northwest) students/alumni and employers. NACElink is the national software program and database that supports Hire A Bearcat.

The NACElink Network is the result of an alliance among the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers and the Symplicity Corporation.� To summarize, NACElink is a national recruiting network and suite of Web-based recruiting and career services automation tools serving the needs of colleges, employers and job candidates.

Employers use Hire A Bearcat/NACElink to post internship/employment opportunities and search for eligible candidates. Northwest uses Hire A Bearcat/NACElink to provide a Web-based system for job/internship posting, resume storage, candidate registration, and on-campus interview scheduling for students, alumni, and employers who recruit through Northwest.

When logged into Hire A Bearcat, users are on the NACElink website, owned and operated by the NACE.�� NACE and Northwest are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information for all our users.

Click here to review NACElink's privacy policy.

Click here to review Direct Employers privacy policy.

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Candidate Information Collected

Hire A Bearcat/NACElink collects the following user information from registered candidates.

Northwest provides a link from the Career Services website to NACElink. Students and alumni access NACElink directly from this link and create a personal password at the time of registration. Students and alumni input their data directly into the NACElink system.� NACE and DirectEmployers have access to personal information only for the purpose of providing customer service, trouble shooting and technical services.

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Use of Personally Identifiable Candidate Information by Northwest Missouri State University

Through Hire A Bearcat/NACElink, students and alumni can view and apply for jobs/internships, post resumes and schedule on-campus interviews. The information in a candidate's profile is used by Career Services for job/internship search advising, promoting programs and services, approved resume referrals and notifying candidates of employment opportunities.

Northwest may conduct searches on resumes and candidate profiles to notify candidates of educational or employment opportunities through e-mail communications. By entering data into the Hire A Bearcat/NACElink system, students and alumni may have data included in aggregate reports used for evaluation of employment activities, educational programs, reports developed for institutional studies and salary surveys.

According to Northwest's contract with both parties, neither NACElink nor DirectEmployers can use or sell individual candidate data.

Students and alumni should contact Career Services if they have any concerns about the use of their information or if they want to view, correct or change their information.

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Employer Access to Candidate Information

Employers using Hire A Bearcat have access to student and alumni resumes for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring purposes only when candidates have specifically sent the resume to the employer for consideration. Northwest does not provide open access to candidate resumes, information or data.

Resume Referrals: Students and alumni that have completed the Hire A Bearcat registration process may have their resume forwarded to an employer approved by Career Services. �Employers may contact Career Services looking for qualified candidates throughout the year.� Career Services queries Hire A Bearcat for registered candidates that match the approved employer's qualifications and forwards the resumes of those candidates to the employer. Employers may follow up directly with candidates.� This is a free service to both candidates and employers.
Employers can access candidate resumes in the global NACElink resume database when candidates have elected to participate in that service. Candidates may remove their resumes from that service at any time.

Candidates with questions about the privacy practices and policies of participating employers should contact those employers directly.

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Employer Information Collected

In addition to job and internship descriptions, Hire A Bearcat/NACElink collect the following user information from participating employers.

In addition, NACE contracts with VeriSign to verify credit card numbers when employers pay to post global vacancies on the NACElink system. VeriSign may use credit card information only for this purpose.

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Use of Employer Information by Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Career Services uses the account profiles in Hire A Bearcat/NACElink to notify employers of both recruiting services and events and to market the university and its students. Employers may receive e-mails, e-newsletters, or hard-copy mailings from Career Services.

Corporate information for the organization including addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses may be made available to candidates at Career Services? discretion and according to current program and recruiting needs.

Contact information for employers may be shared with approved Career Services partners to solicit support for Career Services programs and publications. Employers not wanting to be solicited in this fashion should contact Northwest Career Services.

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Screening of Employment Opportunities

Jobs/internships posted on the NACElink system may or may not be reviewed before posting. Candidates are urged to thoroughly review all postings and use caution and common sense when applying. Do not disclose social security numbers, credit card information, or bank account numbers to prospective employers.

Links to Other Sites

Hire A Bearcat/NACElink contains links to other websites, such as employer sites and job/internship seeker sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Northwest Career Services or NACE of the contents on such third-party websites. Northwest and NACE are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and do not make any representations about the content or accuracy of their materials. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

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Privacy Policy Changes

Northwest Missouri State University Career Services and NACE may deem it necessary or appropriate from time to time to modify this privacy policy to reflect changes in the way Northwest and NACE collect or use information or changes in privacy-related laws, regulations, or industry standards. Accordingly, Northwest and NACE reserve the right to change this privacy statement at any time by posting the revised policy on this site. Information will be handled according to the privacy statement in effect at the time the information is used.

Questions or Inquiries

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy or privacy issues relating to the site, contact the Northwest Career Services office at career@nwmissouri.edu.

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