Privacy Policy

Revised and Posted as of 28 May 2014:

Sites Covered by this Privacy Statement

Populus Group respects your right to privacy. Populus Group has created a privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your right to privacy. This statement outlines our personal information-handling practices for this web site. This statement is readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every Populus Group web page.

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Links to Other Sites and Public Forums

This site may contain links to other sites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the Populus Group website. Populus Group does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from Populus Group's practices. Populus Group is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites outside Populus Group. The personal data you choose to provide or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by the Populus Group Online Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

Populus Group may make message boards, news groups, and/or public forums available to users on its websites. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information that may be accessed by third parties, and you should use caution before deciding to disclose any personal information in these forums.

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Collection of Personal Data

Populus Group collects personal information to operate effectively and to comply with government regulations (e.g., employment, tax, insurance). Populus Group collects and maintains Personal Information from its current and former employees, from individuals it may potentially employ or place for permanent or temporary employment with Populus Group customers, from current and former contingent workers (including temps and other non-employees) of Populus Group and at times, it may collect or be exposed to personal information from its customers. Through certain of the Populus Group Web sites, Populus Group collects personal information that is voluntarily provided by users when a user signs up for a Populus Group Web site that allows for users to set up an account or otherwise submit information for the purpose of searching for temporary or permanent employment opportunities, submits his or her resume for inclusion in an Populus Group database or responds to a specific listed employment position.

The information Populus Group collects will be used only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent. Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide the ability to contact you;
  • Compliance with human resource requirements;
  • Compliance with government regulations,
  • Provide payroll and human resources functions, including employee benefits programs;
  • To support recruitment inquiries;
  • To facilitate the job search process and to help us find you a suitable job match;
  • To meet contractual obligations;
  • To gauge the number of users and usage of the site;
  • To store information about your preferences;
  • Recognize you when you return;
  • To provide information on goods and services requested or which may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • Marketing, advertising and promotions, notification of events, surveys, workshops and training sessions run by Populus Group; and
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

Personal data about you may be included in the following:

  • Our interview notes;
  • Information obtained through reference and background checks;
  • Educational or professional accreditation records;
  • Information necessary to provide payroll services, including banking details, tax deductions and vacation allowances;
  • Information about you and your beneficiaries, as required, to enroll in any benefits packages;
  • Reference letters; and
  • Test results.

In order to provide services to our customers, we may collect personal data from our customers. We may collect this information solely for the purposes of managing the work we are contracted to manage and for no other reason. Populus Group will abide by any contractual obligations contained in any customer agreement related to the collection of Personal information we receive from the customer.

Populus Group notifies all identified data subjects about the purposes for which personal data is collected and used. In appropriate situations, however, Personal information may be "anonymized" so that the identity of individual data subjects cannot be known. In these cases, Populus Group will not notify you regarding the purpose for which personal data is collected and used by Populus Group.

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Cookies

A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a web site to your computer's hard drive. Populus Group uses cookies to help improve the site and to personalize your visit by customizing our web pages. Populus Group may also collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

Most browsers will accept cookies automatically from the site. You may refuse to accept cookies by adjusting your preferences on your browser. It should be noted that by doing so, you may be unable to access certain pages or areas of the site.

You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:

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Consent

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described herein. If we decide to make changes to this Online Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.

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Sharing Your Personal Data

Populus Group may disclose personal "data about you to potential employers (direct placements) or potential customers if you are a contract worker we are seeking to assign to a customer.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may disclose your personal data when we choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Populus Group decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is Populus Group's practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

We may collect and possibly share personal data and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Populus Group's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Populus Group will only share personal data about you that is relevant to our legitimate business purposes or as required to meet legal or regulatory requirements. Your personal data is never sold or leased to any external company, unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Populus Group does not disclose personal information about its employees without specific authorization from or notice to the employee, as provided in this statement, or as required by law. In addition, Populus Group does not collect more personal information than is needed to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Statement, unless requested by a Populus Group customer and consented to by the data subject.

Should you withdraw consent to the use of your information for any of the above-identified purposes, we will stop using your information for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so. Populus Group will also notify you if withdrawing consent affects our ability to service you.

As a part of our providing services to our customers, we may share personal data from our customers with other third parties as instructed by the customer. We may share the personal data with others solely for the purposes of managing the work we are contracted to manage and for no other reason and will abide by any contractual obligations contained in any customer agreement related to the sharing of personal data we receive from the customer.

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Data Integrity

Populus Group takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and current. All current and former employees of Populus Group, applicants for specific jobs within Populus Group and current and former contingent workers (including temps and other non-employees) of Populus Group, as well as individuals we may potentially employ, are asked to inform Populus Group immediately in the event of changes in personal information.

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Security of Your Personal Data

Populus Group is committed to protecting the personal data you share with us. Populus Group uses a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Populus Group supports online security using secure server technology because we want your data to be safe. There are state-of-the-art security arrangements and facilities on Populus Group sites to prevent abuse.

We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

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Children's Privacy

This site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. Populus Group does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems.

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Verification

Populus Group conducts an annual self-assessment in order to verify that this Online Privacy Statement is published and implemented within the Populus Group.

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Inquiries, Access and Updating Your Personal Data

Populus Group needs your help in keeping the personal data you have shared with us accurate and up to date. You may at any time make a written request for access to the personal information that Populus Group holds about you, in order to review its accuracy and completeness. You have the right to have your personal data amended as appropriate. All access requests are subject to relevant access rules and exceptions set out in the laws of the country in which the personal data is located.

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Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact:

Populus Group, Troy Headquarters
850 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 500
Troy, MI 48083
ATTN: Privacy Officer
webmaster@populusgroup.com

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Changes to this Statement

If we change our privacy statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our statement, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page.

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