Avrio Privacy Pledge

Our goal is to help you achieve your career goals both short-term by helping you land jobs that suit your skills, talents and goals and long-term through career management and development services. Our platform is geared to give you a better understanding of your strengths vis-à-vis specific job opportunities, dynamically match you to jobs that are of interest to you, and help you best present yourself to win the jobs you want. As we build these tools, we are committed to the principles of respecting your privacy, keeping your data safe, and letting you decide how your information is used and shared. This is our Privacy Pledge:

  1. We work for you. Your personal data - as defined below, is your property.

  2. We will only collect data beneficial to providing and improving Avrio products, services and experience directly or through partner relationships.

  3. We will be transparent about our data practices and will explain them in clear language.

  4. We will not sell your data, and will only share personally identifiable data when you allow us to in order to provide you additional support services (or under the circumstances outlined in our Privacy Policy).

  5. We will always take the security of your data seriously.

  6. We will ensure that all our partners take your data security and privacy seriously

  7. We will use best efforts to ensure our partners use your data in accordance to the agreed terms for the service they provide to benefit your ultimate goal of career success.

To learn more about the data we collect, how that data is used, and the ways it can be shared both by us and by you, please read our Privacy Policy below. Or, if you have any questions, contact us at info@goavrio.com.

Avrio Privacy Policy

Last update June 6, 2016

Avrio designs products and tools that help individuals through the complete job search process. This Privacy Policy applies to our services and products located at www.goavrio.com (the “Site”) and Avrio mobile applications (each an “App” and collectively the “Apps”). The Site and Apps are collectively referred to in this Policy as the “Avrio Service” and by proceeding to use the Avrio Service you consent that we may process the data that we collect from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Because we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to help you achieve your career goals, this policy may change over time, but any future changes will not affect data that was collected under a previous version of this policy. If any modifications substantially change your rights, we will send an email summarizing the changes to the address associated with your Avrio account and provide notice on the Avrio Service.

And remember, we’re here to help. If something in this policy does not make sense or if you have any questions, please contact us at info@goavrio.com.

What Data Does Avrio Collect?

When You Create a Avrio Account

When you create an Avrio account, we ask for personal information, including your email address and phone number. You will also be asked to enter information about yourself, such as name, contact information, your LinkedIn profile, other social media profiles, your resume, your job preferences, geographic preference, salary preference and other information relevant to your job search, collectively referred to in the Policy as “Your Content”. You may also be asked to download the Avrio App and install Software to ensure proper functioning of the Avrio Service. We use this information to personalize your job search process. We do not display your information to any other users without your permission. We may also ask permission to access basic information from your social media accounts, as allowed by the social networks themselves. Typically, we would ask for your name, profile picture, and network list. You can stop sharing that information with us at any time by removing Avrio’s access to that account. Additionally, you may also be able to create your Avrio account using a different credential such as a LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ account.

Once you direct us to share your data with a third party, that data is governed by the third-party’s privacy policy and terms of service. You can revoke your consent to share with the third party at any time in your Avrio account settings.

When You Add Information to Your Account

Avrio is a service that is designed to be highly personalized so that we can customize the Avrio Service to your needs to serve you better. Much of this personalization comes from adding other types of information to your account, such as entering new certifications, job preferences, social networks, selecting job opportunities to explore, career-paths to pursue, desired courses etc. Whenever you add this type of data, we collect it and store it in your Avrio account.

When You Visit the Avrio Service

Avrio collects industry standard data from everyone who visits the Avrio Service—even if you don’t have a Avrio account. This includes log data that automatically records information about your visit, such as your browser type, operating system, device type, device metadata, location, the URL of the page that referred you, the different actions you performed, and the IP address you used to access pages on the Avrio Service. We use this type of information to provide you with an experience that’s relevant to your location based on the IP address and/or your device GPS, to prevent Avrio Service misuse, and to ensure the Avrio Service is working properly. We also collect data from cookies to help us to distinguish between unique browsers and devices in order to avoid showing you the same information twice, keep you logged into the Avrio Service, prevent duplicate actions, prevent duplicate coupon redemptions and improve your experience.  By using the Avrio Service, you are consenting to such use of cookies. Some Web browsers can be set to block cookies. We will respect your choices relating to on-line tracking, whether you choose to reject or delete individual cookies or set your web browser to reject cookies and other tracking technology.  However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display, function or features of, the Avrio Service.

Location-based data: When you access the Avrio Service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device.  Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Avrio Service and help us provide you with certain employment opportunities near you.  You will always have the option to disable location-based services through your settings on your mobile device.  Some features of the Service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

When You Contact Us For Help

Whenever you contact Avrio for help, we collect your name, contact information and email address, along with additional information you provide in your request, so that we can provide you with assistance and improve your experience and the Avrio Service.

Information collected by third parties.  We may allow third parties, including but not limited to our authorized service providers, advertising companies, corporate partners, and ad networks, to display advertisements through the Service. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with advertisements. This information may allow them to deliver you targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.  Please see “Data That Does Not Identify You (De--identified Data)” for further information and choices about third-party tracking.

How We Use Your Data

Avrio uses your data to provide you with the best experience possible, to help you make the most of your job search and career development, and to improve and protect the Avrio Service. Here are some examples:

  • Your resume and LinkedIn profiles are used to gain a detailed understanding of your work and education history, your skills and characteristics, endorsements you have received, etc. in order to develop your unique Avrio account. We also ask you for specific information about your personal goals and preferences. This additional information is used to help Avrio understand you and your goals to match you to the best possible job opportunities.

  • Your social networks are used to help identify people in your networks who might be able to help you pursue a specific job opportunity more effectively.

  • Contact information is used to send you notifications about job opportunities, to inform you about new features or products we think you would be interested in, to send you information that could will help you in your job search and match, etc. If you prefer, you can opt-out of future communications.

  • Data and logs are used in research to understand and improve the Avrio Service; to troubleshoot the Avrio Service; to detect and protect against error, fraud or other criminal activity; and to enforce the Avrio Terms of Service.

Data That Could Identify You

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is data that includes a personal identifier like your name, email or address, or data that could reasonably be linked back to you. We Do Not Collect Social Security or Government ID. We will only share this data under the following circumstances:

  • If you direct us to share PII as described below.

  • With companies that are contractually engaged in providing us with services, such as order fulfillment, email management and credit card processing. These companies are obligated by contract to safeguard any PII they receive from us.

  • If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, valid legal process such as subpoenas or warrants served on Avrio or Avrio’s officers, or governmental or regulatory request, to enforce or apply the Avrio Service Terms of Service, to protect the security and/or integrity of the Avrio Service, and/or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Avrio, its employees, users, or others. If we are going to release your data, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance by email, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so.

  • We may disclose or transfer your PII in connection with the sale, merger, bankruptcy, sale of assets or reorganization of our company. We will notify you if a different company will receive your PII and the promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to Your Content transferred to the new entity.

Data That Does Not Identify You (De-identified Data)

Avrio may share or sell aggregated, de-identified data that does not personally identify you, with partners and the public in a variety of ways, such as by providing research or reports about the job market. When we provide this information, we perform appropriate procedures so that the data does not personally identify you and we contractually prohibit recipients of the data from re-identifying it back to you.

We may also share aggregated, de-identified data that does not personally identify you with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Avrio Service and on behalf of the Avrio Service on websites of third parties. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers, merchants, promotional partners and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell advertisers the number of users on each service and the most popular features people use. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising to users.

Many third-party advertisers are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page where you can opt out of ad targeting from all member companies.  Please see here to further understand targeted advertising and your choices about it.

We do not provide your personal information to advertisers, nor do we disclose aggregate information to an advertiser in a manner that would identify you personally. However, the use of aggregate information by our service partners, as well as any personal information you directly provide to merchants, promotional partners or advertisers, is governed by the privacy policies of those parties and is not subject to our control.  

Data that You Direct Us to Share

You can direct us to share PII or other data with other parties. For example, you might authorize us to send status updates to your LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ account; direct us to share your data with a third party helping in your job search such as an employer, recruiter or a career coach; or direct us to share data with a potential employer as part of the application process. Once you direct us to share your data with a third party, that data is governed by the third-party’s privacy policy. You can revoke your consent to share with the third party at any time in your Avrio account settings.  However, once you share your PII with third party services you may not be able to remove or edit your data from their internet databases and your data may still be cached by Internet search engines.

Other Ways You Might Share Your Data

Default Visibility Settings

The privacy settings on new Avrio accounts are set to reveal only the necessary data about you with the purpose of getting you active and involved with the Avrio Service and to ensure you get the most benefit from using the service.

Surveys

Avrio may also ask you to participate in surveys (processed by Avrio or third parties) that help us understand your use of the Avrio Service or other purposes. Any PII you provide to Avrio (or supplied by you or Avrio to such third-party survey providers) in connection with these surveys will only be used in relation to that survey and as stated in this policy.

How Long We Save Your Data

We store your PII for as long as you maintain an active Avrio account as defined below.

How To Edit or Modify Data

Data that you provide to Avrio through the Avrio Service can be modified from your dashboard or Avrio account preferences. If you remove data from your Avrio account, it will no longer appear to you. Backups of that data will remain associated with your Avrio account and in our archive servers.

How To Deactivate Your Avrio Account

An active account is an account for which you are currently a paid user; one where you are using free components of the Avrio Service including ongoing passive receipt of career related emails; or an account where you have not explicitly deleted your account. While your account is active, Avrio will maintain Your Content for your ongoing or future use.

You can delete your Avrio account by contacting Customer Support or through other means provided. When you do, Your Content and all data that can identify you will be removed from the Avrio Service, including but not limited to your email, name, photo(s), all data included in Your Content and links to sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+. Backup copies of this data will be removed from our server based upon an automated schedule, which means it may persist in our archive for a short period. Avrio may continue to use your de-identified data after you deactivate your account.

Avrio’s Policies For Children

Avrio is intended for the use of adults in the advancement of their careers and job searches. It is not directed at persons under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect any PII from children under 16. If you are aware of a user under the age of 16 using Avrio, please contact us at info@goavrio.com.

Can I Opt-out Of Receiving Avrio Emails?

Of course! You can opt-out of receiving job notifications, career and job specific information, surveys and promotional emails by unsubscribing via the “Unsubscribe” link in any Avrio email. Opting-out of these emails will not end transmission of important service-related emails that are necessary to your use of the Avrio Service.

How Does Avrio Keep My Data Safe?

We take privacy and security seriously and we work hard to protect Avrio and our users from unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of the personal information that you provide. 

We will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and/or mobile device and our servers, but since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. 

We have implemented security safeguards in accordance with industry standards. Specifically:

  • We require all web-based access, including all transmission of payment-related information, to the Avrio Service to use HTTPS, which employs TLS and/or SSL encryption, in addition to requiring TLS/SSL access from mobile devices.

  • Access to your data on the Avrio Service is password-protected, and we require strong passwords to be used. We encourage our users to use a unique password for accessing their Avrio account. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.

  • Servers used to provide our services are hosted in tier1 secured-access data centers.

We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we follow the development of new technology and/or processes that may help improve the security of our services.

How Does Avrio Handle Data From International Visitors?

The Avrio Service is hosted and operated entirely in the United States and is subject to United States law. Any personal information that you provide to Avrio is being transferred to Avrio for use solely in the United States and will be hosted on United States servers. You consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States. If you are accessing the Avrio Service from outside the United States, please be advised that United States law may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.

Contact Us

You can email us with any questions or comments at info@goavrio.com or send your questions to:

Support
Avrio, Inc.
401 Park Drive, Suite 818
Boston, MA 02215