Privacy Policy

GENERAL POLICY
Lateral Link understands the importance users of this website place on the confidentiality and privacy of such user’s personal and/or private information. Lateral Link uses such information for its internal processes only and does not disclose such information to unauthorized persons or entities, unless otherwise agreed to by an applicable user or otherwise in accordance with the terms of the website. Lateral Link recognizes and complies with applicable personal information privacy laws and collects information only for the purpose of administering its placement services and maintaining the accounts of its users. Lateral Link neither sells nor discloses such information to any unaffiliated party for commercial purposes. If any user decides to terminate or otherwise inactivate its account, Lateral Link continues to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described herein with respect to the personal information collected during the term of the service.

INFORMATION COLLECTION
Lateral Link collects certain personally identifying information regarding a user to administer its placement services and related legal search consulting activities. Lateral Link requires different information at different stages of the placement process. First, in order to initially register as a user and establish an account, Lateral Link requires basic contact information and other placement related preference descriptions. Second, in order for a Candidate to submit information to an Employer (i.e., resume and/or transcripts), or an Employer to reach out to a Candidate (i.e., job postings), Lateral Link requires additional information.

USE OF INFORMATION
Lateral Link stores account usage information and certain account establishment information. We covenant to disclose such information only to certain authorized third parties in accordance with the terms and user agreement of the website. However, Lateral Link reserves the right to use this information for any reason necessary to operate or administer its service or the website. If Lateral Link is required by applicable law or regulation or by legal process to make any disclosure otherwise prohibited hereunder, Lateral Link will provide the user with prompt notice of such requirement prior to disclosure. Lateral Link agrees to furnish only that portion of the personal information that, in the advice of our counsel, Lateral Link is legally compelled to disclose and to use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain confidential treatment of such information disclosed.

AUTHORIZED PARTY DISCLOSURE
Lateral Link may disclose certain personal information to authorized third persons or entities as necessary for Lateral Link to conduct its placement services in accordance with the terms and user agreement of the website. Lateral Link intends and agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that no personal information is distributed to third parties except as described herein or as otherwise required by law.

SECURITY
Lateral Link is committed to protecting the security of its users’ personal information. Accordingly, we have established various safeguards and managerial processes to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data integrity, and help ensure the appropriate use of information. Lateral Link maintains personal information on secured servers and computers. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, security and safeguards are not 100% effective, but given the currently available technology, Lateral Link agrees to use best efforts to employ up to date and adequate security measures to protect its users' personal information.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Lateral Link will not knowingly disclose personally identifying information to third parties except to authorized parties and as described herein or in accordance with the terms of the website. Lateral Link agrees (i) to keep user personal information confidential and not to disclose any such information to any person or entity other than those employed or retained by Lateral Link who have a legitimate need to know such information for the purpose of evaluating the user’s account information or in accordance with the terms of use of the website, (ii) to use such information solely for the purposes described herein or reasonably related to the terms of the website, and (iii) not to disclose to any person or entity other than as otherwise described herein any information about the user.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

COOKIES
To enhance user experience, Lateral Link may place a small text file called a "cookie" on a user's computer hard-drive to store user's preferences, which users may examine and delete at any time.

LINKS
Lateral Link’s website may use content or provide links to third-party websites that are not owned by Lateral Link. Lateral Link does not operate third party websites and, accordingly, assumes no responsibility related to a user's use of third party content or websites. For more information concerning a third party’s website, users should check the terms of use and privacy policy of such website before providing personal information.

IP ADDRESSES
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever it is being used to surf the Web. Web servers automatically identify computers by their IP address. Lateral Link may collect IP addresses for the purpose of system administration, to prepare aggregate information, and to monitor the use of this site.

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES AND ACCEPTANCE
Lateral Link may update its Privacy Policy from time to time as reasonably necessary to maintain standards predicated by the industry. Accordingly, users are responsible for reviewing our Privacy Policy for periodic updates. By using this website, users consent to Lateral Link’s then currently existing Privacy Policy as of the date of a user’s use. A user's continued use of this site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy means such user has accepted and agrees to be bound by any such changes.