Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice has been prepared by Kahuso Inc. and sets out the manner in which Kahuso collects, uses, discloses and otherwise manages personal information, including information collected through our website located at www.kahuso.com (“Website”), and through other interactions with executives and other individuals.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, including name, address, email address, signature, and other information relating to an individual. We may collect personal information when you:

  •  Visit or register on our Website;
  • Create a Profile on our Website;
  • Use the referral feature on the Website;
  • Sign-up to receive promotional communications;
  • Participate in one of our surveys or other customer research;
  • Participate in our contests, sweepstakes or promotions;
  • Apply for employment at Kahuso; and
  • Contact us with a comment, question or complaint.

Registration: You do not have to register to visit and browse certain features of the Website, such as to access the resource centre or to read other content portions of the Website. However, to access certain features on the Website, you are required to create an account and provide your first and last name, email address, and a password that you select. If you sign-up for a paid account, we also collect your payment-card details (including payment card number, security code, expiration date, cardholder name and billing address). Your registration information is used to create your account, and otherwise provide and administer the service you requested.

Profile Information: If you chose to create a profile on the Website, we collect additional personal information in order to assist us in matching you with companies that fit your preferences, experience and style. This information includes job-related information (such as area of expertise, years of experience, seniority, industries, and former employers), skills that you select, and your responses to questions which we use to assist us in determining your professional attributes and cultural fit. We also collect your job preferences, such as type of role you are seeking, availability, size of company, location, travel preferences, compensation expectations, etc. for matching purposes. If you choose to provide a photo, it will be included in your profile and available to companies registered on the Website. We also collect and use your profile information and other information about your use of the Website (such as search queries and jobs or other links you click on) to provide you with tailored job recommendations through the Website.

Referrals: The referral, “refer a friend” and other similar features on the Website permit you to send email to others individuals that might be interested in Kahuso. This feature requires you to submit your name and email address, as well as the name and email address of the recipient. We do not use the names or email addresses submitted in these circumstances for any other purpose without the consent of you or the email recipient to do so. Please ensure that you only submit email addresses of individuals with whom you have a personal or family relationship and who would want to receive the message.

Email, SMS Text Messaging, and other Communications: We may offer you the ability to sign-up to receive Kahuso marketing and promotional communications through our website or on third party websites (including through social media sites). If you sign-up, we collect certain personal information (such as first and last name, email address or mobile phone number) which we use to send you email, SMS text messages and other communications containing Kahuso updates, tips, and other content that may be of interest to you. You can opt-out of receiving promotional email from us by following the opt-out or “unsubscribe” instructions provided in your email or text message, or by contacting us as set out below. Please note that you may continue to receive transactional and account-related electronic messages from us.

Surveys and Customer Research: From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in one of our surveys or other customer research. The information obtained through our surveys and customer research is used in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. We use this information to help us understand our customers, to enhance our product and service offerings, promotions and events, and/or to assist in the selection of store locations.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions: When you enter a contest, sweepstakes or participate in a promotion, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, and other information you provide. We use this information to administer your participation in the contest, sweepstakes or promotion. At the time you enter the contest, sweepstakes or promotion, we may obtain your consent to send you future promotional communications.

Employment at Kahuso: In connection with a job application or related inquiry regarding potential employment with Kahuso, you may provide us with certain personal information about yourself (such as that contained in a resume, cover letter, or similar employment-related materials). We use this information for the purpose of processing and responding to your application for current and future career opportunities.

Customer Service: When you contact us with a comment, question or complaint, you may be asked for information that identifies you (such as your name, address and a phone number) along with additional information we need to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment or complaint. We may also retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service, product and service offerings, and events and promotions.

Sharing of Personal Information

We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, without your consent, except as set out herein.

Companies on Kahuso: When you create a profile, certain of the personal information you provide to Kahuso will be made available to all companies who are registered on the Website so that they can determine your suitability for employment.  This information includes your name, location, photo (if provided) and short profile summary.

Service Providers: We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf.  For example, we may use service providers to send our emails, host our website and operate certain of its features. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by third party service providers in the US or other jurisdictions.  Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

Partners: From time to time, we may partner with third parties to provide benefits to registered members of the Website. With your consent, we may exchange certain personal information with these third parties. We may also share aggregated, non-identifiable profile and usage data with third parties for marketing and analytics purposes.

Business Transactions: We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a proposed or completed merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of Kahuso or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.

Legal Requirements: Kahuso and our Canadian, US and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an organization in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, to detect, suppress or prevent fraud, and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.

Safeguards

We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control, including limiting access to our database to legitimate users. 

We have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.

Access & Correction

You may access, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody or control at any time, subject to limited exceptions prescribed by law. Simply log into your account, go to your account profile, and make the necessary changes.

You can request access, corrections or updates to all personal information, including information not available through your account profile, by contacting us as set out in the Contact Us section below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

Cookies and Additional Information about our Website

Visiting our Website: In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information. However, we collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Website. We use this information to help us understand our Website activity, to monitor and improve our Website and, if you have registered and created a profile on the Website, to send you tailored job recommendations.

Cookies: Our Website use a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. We use cookies on the pages on our Website where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable. If you have registered with our Website, these cookies (1) may let us know who you are, (2) may be necessary to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to provide personalized services, and (3) will provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our Website in accordance with your preferences and interests. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Website, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of our Website.

Tracer Tags & Web Beacons: Our Website may also use a technology called "tracer tags" or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Website. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our Website for you and other future visitors to our Website.

Online Ads/Interest-Based Advertising

We may use third parties such as ad networks and other advertising companies to serve advertisements on our Website and on other websites (including social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter). These companies may use cookies, tracer tags or web beacons to report certain information about your visits to our Website and other websites (such as web pages you visit and your response to ads) in order to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and to deliver ads that are more relevant to you, both on and off our Website (including on social media sites). For example, you may see advertisements for Kahuso on third party sites after you have visited Kahuso.com. To learn more and to opt-out of having your information used by participating companies for online behavioural advertising purposes, please visit http://youradchoices.ca/choices.You can also opt-out of receiving interest-based ads on Facebook by changing your ads preferences in the Settings tab, and on Twitter by changing your advertising preferences in your Account Settings . We may also use services provided by third-party social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to serve targeted ads on such platforms. We do this by providing a hashed version of your email address [or other information] to the social media platform provider. To opt-out of the use of your email address for this type of social media advertisements, please contact us at privacy@kahuso.com or as set out below.

Links to Other Websites: Our Website may contain links to other websites that Kahuso does not own or operate, including the websites of third party partners. Also, links to our website may be featured on third party websites on which we advertise. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your consent.  We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to the user.  These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites.  The linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully.  We do not have any control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.

Social Media: We may offer you the opportunity to engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the website, plug-in or application. For example, if you chose to sign-in to the Website through LinkedIn, you may authorize us to collect certain information from your LinkedIn profile. When you provide information from your social media account, we may use this information to personalize your experience on the Website and on the third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, and to provide you with other products or services you may request.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website. We strongly encourage you to please refer to this Privacy Policy often for the latest information about our personal information practices.

Contact Us

Please contact our Privacy Officer if:

  • you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice,
  • you wish to access, update, and/or correct inaccuracies in your personal information, or
  • you otherwise have a question or complaint about the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information.

You may contact our Privacy Officer by email at privacy@kahuso.com or by mail at the following address:

Suite 300, 100 Broadview Ave,

Toronto, ON M4M 3H3

Canada

 

Last updated: October 24, 2016