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May 11, 2020Recruiting

Everything You Need to Know About Recruiting Agencies

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Internal hiring is expensive, labor-intensive, and there's no guarantee that your new employee will succeed. For many businesses, hiring firms are a cost-effective solution to this problem. Recruiting agencies can help minimize your employee's workload and expedite the hiring process. Read on to learn how recruiting agencies work and why choosing one may be the best decision you can make for your company. 

Why companies partner with recruiting agencies

Currently, the average time it takes a company to fill a position is roughly 24 days, 12% longer than the average hiring process time in 2014. Though it isn't exactly clear why it's taking employers longer to hire new staff, we do know that employee turnover is on the rise as well.

A study by the research firm LeadershipIQ found that 46% of new employees either quit or are fired within the first year-and-a-half of employment. So why does it take so long to fill these positions and why are companies finding it so hard to keep new hires? 

Hiring in-house is challenging.

Hiring in-house is tremendously time-consuming. You have to draft a job posting, sift through resumes, check references, interview applicants—sometimes 2-3 different times per person—then once you've found a qualified candidate, you can finally proceed with on-boarding. 

It's difficult to spot the candidate "x-factor" on paper.

Finding a competent candidate can be a challenge when the job requires a very specialized skill set. These candidates may have a remarkable resume, but their assets might not align with the position or the company culture. Traits like ambition, teachability, integrity, and dedication aren’t discernible from an application or interview. 

Accounting for employee turnover.

Worker retention is often an issue, especially for start-up companies and small businesses that may experience growing pains. Roughly three million people quit their jobs every month—that’s 2% of the entire workforce. 

Economic cycles impact hiring needs.

Economic cycles play a huge role in a company's staffing needs. Naturally, when production is high, the size of your workforce will need to reflect the demand. In a recession, rates of layoffs and furloughs rise. When the economy takes an upswing, we typically see a sharp increase in the employment rate due to the uptick in supply and demand.

Applicants may be untruthful.

Unfortunately, applicants aren't always truthful on their resumes. While background and employment history checks are excellent screening tools, you should also be concerned with dishonesty in parts of the resume that you can't fact-check.

For instance, a candidate mentions on their resume that they're well-acquainted with a certain software program, but when it's time to use it in the work setting, they're clueless. Training your new hire on prerequisite skills isn’t only aggravating—it’s also time-consuming and costly.

Hiring is competitive.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have to compete with larger-scale operations, who often get to cherry-pick top talent. Acquiring an employee from a direct-hire firm comes with its own set of unique challenges. These candidates are in high demand, which means you may have to incentivize the pay to compete with larger corporations. In the US, recruiting agencies fill an average of 16 million positions every year; the majority of these are jobs with large companies. 

Bad hires happen.

Choosing the wrong employee can be detrimental for a company. Studies show that bad hires lower productivity, increase workplace tension, and may even harm the company’s reputation. 

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, hiring the wrong employee can cost a company upwards of $240,000, plus countless wasted hours screening, hiring, and training that employee and their replacement. It takes companies an average of 17 weeks to recover from a bad hire, between decreased production and finding a replacement. 

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The most common needs for companies hiring new employees are:

  1. Experienced and qualified professionals with expertise in that particular field
  2. The ability and willingness to commit to a new position
  3. Someone who will represent their company in a positive manner
  4. Team players
  5. Self-motivation
  6. A strong cultural fit
  7. Drive and ambition
  8. Dedication to the mission
  9. Stability and longevity
  10. The ability to accept and apply constructive criticism

Enter the recruiting agency

Each day over two million people worldwide are put to work by a recruiting agency. Recruiting agencies can function in many ways; the common denominator being they locate prospective employees, so the employers don't have to invest time and money doing it internally. 

Besides freeing up time and reducing labor costs, hiring firms allow your business to focus on productivity and let HR to concentrate on core business rather than becoming over-encumbered by candidate screening.

Statistics show that hiring firms decrease the likelihood of new hires quitting or being fired, which is why many business owners choose to partner with them. According to the employment research firm LeadershipIQ, there are three main reasons employees don't work out: difficulty accepting constructive criticism, inability to handle emotional stressors, and lack of motivation. An excellent recruiting agency can help your business avoid these liabilities by pre-screening candidates and recommending those with high success rates. 

Some companies opt for hiring agencies to handle recruitment since they can give them a competitive edge against larger corporations. Recruitment agencies are also a favorite for companies that are experiencing rapid growth or need seasonal or temporary workers since hiring firms can assist in filling many positions quickly or building a pipeline of future talent.  

Using a recruiting agency vs. hiring in-house

Businesses that outsource hiring generally need to find top tier talent fast, something that's tough to do when you're vetting recruits yourself. The interview process alone can take weeks or even months in-house, especially if you're looking to fill specialized positions. 

Hiring in-house is a significant time investment, requiring a dedicated team with the time and capability to write job descriptions, source, screen, and hire. Internal hiring can create more problems than it solves if hiring managers don't have the skills to source and interview talent successfully . 

Partnering with an agency creates an extension of your team, without the time investment or overhead costs of internal recruiters. Agencies do all the heavy lifting and have extensive networks they can tap to hire your candidate faster.

Some agencies give you the option to be more involved or handle the entire process independently. As an employer, a recruiting firm can help you narrow the candidate pool and allow you to pick recruits from their short-list. 

Businesses concerned with a high turnover rate often turn to recruiting agencies to help improve their employee retention. Contingency recruiters can be especially helpful in these scenarios since they don't accept payment until the candidate is successfully placed and employed for a specific amount of time. 

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How do recruitment agencies work? 

A benefit of working with recruitment agencies is that they have an established recruitment process they use for each open position. How do recruitment agencies work? Here's an overview: first, the recruiter will begin by inquiring about the hiring company and the position that needs filling. This will give the agency a clear picture of what the business is looking for in an employee. The recruiter will then discuss the services they offer and explain the fees. After both parties have established their conditions and signed any paperwork, the recruiter will begin searching for your new hire.

Through networks and external sources, the recruiter will find job-seekers who fit the build for your position and engage them to see if they are interested in an interview. The interview process varies depending on the agency, but it usually falls into this timeline:

  • Phase 1: The recruiter will engage with the prospective candidate and request a phone interview.
  • Phase 2: If all goes well over the phone, the applicant may proceed to a video interview.
  • Phase 3: The most impressive candidates will be presented to the hiring company who will select candidates for one-on-one meetings with the interview team
  • Phase 4: The hiring company decides on their top picks, and the recruiting agency begins job offer negotiations.

Take a deep dive into how recruitment agencies work in this step-by-step  overview.

What makes a recruiting agency good

There are many recruiting agencies. How do you choose the right one? The top recruiting agencies have the following in common. 

  • They take an interest in your company's business goals and culture in order to find the perfect fit for your company. 
  • They offer to help you plan for your future hiring needs. 
  • They allow you to be as involved in the hiring process as you want to be. 
  • They're able to handle your staffing needs independently if you prefer a "hands-off" approach. 
  • They carefully screen applicants.
  • They take your concerns and feedback seriously
  • They’re willing to spend as much time as it takes to find a good fit for your business.
  • They use a variety of sources to find and engage top candidates.
  • They can support diversity recruitment initiatives, which are scientifically proven to improve creativity and innovation in the workplace.
  • They find well-matched and highly-qualified candidates.
  • They decrease the odds of ending up with a “bad hire.” 
  • They negotiate terms of employment in accordance with your pre-established conditions. 
  • They allow your business to use resources more effectively.

What can a good recruiting agency do for your business?

Recruiting agencies can help businesses of any size maintain productivity and broaden their reach. 

Small businesses

Most small businesses don’t have the people resources to devote to finding, interviewing, and hiring quality candidates. Recruiting agencies fill this gap, working as an extension of the company and operating as the organization’s on-demand recruiting team. 

Hiring firms can also help small businesses operate according to the equal opportunity guidelines, which eliminates the challenge of staffing a diversified workforce from a limited local recruiting pool. Third-party staffing agencies can give new companies a "leg-up" on finding top tier talent by broadening the companies' outreach. 

Mid-size businesses

A great recruiting agency will create a long-term strategy for your staffing needs and implement this plan as your company grows. For mid-size companies, recruiting agencies are critical to building talent pipelines the company can tap when their next job opens, whether it’s a new position or a result of turnover. Long-term planning and pipelining ensure that mid-size businesses keep their momentum and meet demands. 

Enterprise businesses

Enterprises have a turnover rate of about 10%, meaning a company of 2,000 employees must fill 200 or more positions every year; statistically, this breaks down to over 16 new employees each month. Keeping up with the staffing demand brought about by turnover, while simultaneously hiring for new positions or departments, requires significant investment. Recruiting agencies relieve this strain off of managers and the talent acquisition department.

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Finding the right recruiting agency for your industry

Not sure where to start to engage the right recruiting agency for your business? Try interviewing recruiting agencies just like you would a job applicant. Question the agent about their recruiting tactics and policies. 

Ask questions such as:

  • What tools and websites do you use to find candidates?
  • How many candidates do you currently have in the agency database?
  • What's the average amount of time it takes to place a candidate? 
  • What do you look for in a candidate?
  • Do you have experience recruiting for companies like mine, or in a similar industry? If so, how were you able to meet their particular staffing needs? 
  • How much do you involve business owners throughout the hiring process?
  • What are the terms and conditions for the service? 
  • How do you calculate fees for your services? When is payment due?
  • Does your agency assist with the on-boarding process?

An integral part of finding the right agency for your company is being clear about your expectations. Talk to prospective recruiters about what you expect of them and what they expect of you—this will help you gain a realistic idea of whether that firm can provide the services you need.

How do recruiting agencies charge

Rather than receiving hourly pay or a salary, companies pay recruiting firms a placement fee when they successfully place a candidate for their business. So, how much do recruitment agencies charge? The cost varies depending on the agency, but generally, placement fees are calculated using a percentage of the candidate's compensation. In many cases, the full fee is only paid if the company hires a candidate the agency identified. The typical percentage range for staffing median salary jobs is between 15% and 25%.

An average of 20% may sound like a lot, but a great recruiting agency can save your company money long-term. Recruiting agencies reduce costs by freeing up internal teams to focus on business priorities, placing candidates quickly and matching companies with quality candidates that fit the company culture. 

Types of recruiting agencies 

There are several different types of recruitment agencies to meet the needs of hiring companies. 

Contingency recruiters

Contingency recruitment agencies don’t get paid if a company is unable to select a candidate from their pool. Contingency firms have the highest prices among recruiting agencies, mostly because hiring companies are paying for this placement "guarantee." Since contingency firms are often in competition with other recruiters to fill the same job, they try to find a high-quality candidate as fast as possible.

Retained recruiters

Retained recruiters because they’re paid a retainer, which may be a flat fee or a percentage of the new hire’s salary. Retained recruiters are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the talent search, much like "retainer fees" paid to lawyers. Most retainer firms will ask the hiring company to sign an exclusivity contract, meaning they cannot seek out help from other firms.

This type of agency is well-suited for locating talent with a specific skill set and helping fast-growing companies meet ongoing hiring needs. 

Container recruiters

A container firm's policy is similar to that of retained and contingency recruiters, they ask for a portion of their fee at the time of service (the engagement fee), and the rest once they see their placement is successful. This type of service is generally more financially manageable. 

Staffing agencies

Staffing agencies are a popular choice to hire employees for factories and manufacturing plants because they typically offer temporary employment and handle payroll until the candidate receives a permanent position. These agencies usually work with less specialized candidates who are on an hourly, rather than salaried pay. 

Executive recruiting firms

Executive recruiting firms are exclusively used to fill leadership or other high-ranking roles in a company. These positions are difficult to fill for internal hiring teams; it requires a very specific skill set to acquire this type of top-tier talent. 

Headhunters

Typically, headhunters are deployed to go after one top manager or executive at a time, whereas recruiters are typically hired to fill any positions where there is a need. Headhunters very strategically initiate a connection or relationship with a prospect and then make an enticing pitch to lure that prospect to your company. 

Related read: 5 tips for how to find a headunter

Recruitment methods used by recruiting agencies

Recruitment agencies implement many different recruitment methods to locate new talent; below are the most commonly used.

Internal candidate databases

Recruitment agencies use candidate relationship management systems and internal databases to quickly search hundreds or even thousands of candidate profiles at one time. Hunt Club, for example, has built a candidate database of more than five million candidates, and each candidate profile is enriched with relevant data. Recruiters can specific keywords to pinpoint which candidates will likely be a good match for the job criteria. 

LinkedIn

Recruitment agents spend hours of their workday scouring job postings and professional networking sites for suitable candidates. LinkedIn is a favorite amongst these sites since it allows recruiters to quickly identify and message candidates with the proper background and experience requirements. 

Professional referrals

Recruiters will often reach out to their networks for candidate recommendations. While most recruiters are limited to their personal networks to secure referrals, Hunt Club has an expert network of thousands of business leaders willing to refer top talent. This expert network connects companies to top talent who they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. 

Networking events

Recruiters attend networking events like conferences and job fairs to meet top talent in person. Networking can be especially useful for tapping into the passive candidate pool

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How to get the most out of your recruiting agency

Unlocking the full potential of a recruiting agency will require some effort on your company’s behalf. Below are some tips to help your company fully capitalize on external hiring. 

  • Familiarize yourself with the recruiting agency’s services and policies. Make sure you understand all the processes and fees before moving forward.
  • Research several different agencies before committing to a single one.
  • Ask for agency suggestions from fellow business owners.
  • Give feedback—if you don't like how the firm is handling the recruitment process, let them know. They can't resolve an issue they don't know exists.
  • Be clear about your needs.
  • Discuss your company culture and your idea of an ideal employee.
  • List the expertise and qualifications needed for the job.
  • Stick with a single firm. While it might seem like a bright idea to cast a wide net, it may actually work against you, since this can confuse applicants and cause them to turn away.
  • Work in partnership with the recruiting company.
  • Ask lots of questions.

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Your privacy is important to us. Hunt Club, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Hunt Club,” “we,” or “us”), understand your concerns with regard to how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use and share information about you carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding it. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our web or mobile site, or other application (the “Site”) and any other means by which we may collect information about you, including information you may provide to us other than on the Site. We encourage you to become familiar with this Privacy Policy. By accessing and using the Site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices (and any uses and disclosures of information about you) that are described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other websites. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of other companies or other websites. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each website that you visit.
What information do we collect, and how do we collect it? We and our third-party service providers (“Contractors”) may collect certain information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to or via, the Site (together, “Collected Information”), including, but not limited to, name, email address, and any information that may be publically available through your social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook. In addition, we may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Site and the online content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.
In order to gain access to certain portions of the services on the Site, Hunt Club may require you to register to create an account. To register, you will be asked to enter your email address and select a password. If you so choose, you may upload your LinkedIn contacts whereby you will be directed to the LinkedIn website and you may be asked to verify your LinkedIn password. We do not collect or store your LinkedIn password. Once you register, you and your LinkedIn contacts (if uploaded to our Site) become part of our candidate database and are stored on our servers. If you refer a candidate and earn a commission, you will be contacted by email and may be asked to provide us with a current address where we can mail the commission check.
As part of your participation on the Site, you may post user generated content in certain areas of the Site. You acknowledge that posting user generated content on the Site is at your own risk. While the Site may provide features that permit you to limit access to some of your information on the Site, you acknowledge that these security measures are limited and could be circumvented. Hunt Club has no control over the actions of other users of the Site with whom you choose to communicate and share your Collected Information with. Accordingly, user generated content posted by you might be accessible to unauthorized persons. Hunt Club is not responsible for any actions by third parties to circumvent the privacy and security mechanisms contained in the Site. You further acknowledge that, even after user generated content might be removed from the Site, copies of such user generated content could still be viewable through the Site if other users of the Site have copied and stored your user generated content or if individuals have access to archived or cached versions of the pages before the user generated content was removed.
As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Site may collect certain data pertaining to you, including data regarding the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Site, and your activities on our Site. For security reasons and to confirm the integrity of the Site, we and our Contractors may combine components of this data with Collected Information, which may identify you. Unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, such identifying information (which is deemed “Collected Information” hereunder) will be used solely for our business purposes.
In addition, the Collected Information may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you access on the Site or prior to or after visiting the Site, and the length of time you spend at the Site. We and our Contractors may use this information to help administer the Site and the servers that provide the Site, generate statistical information, monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, and improve the Site’s content and content delivery, including any online content, materials, and services that we describe or make available on the Site.
In addition, our Site may send one or more “cookies” to your computer to improve the utility of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends (also deemed “Collected Information” hereunder). Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note that you may not be able to access the full functionality of our Site if cookies are disabled on your browser.
We may collect your information through our use of Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. The Google Analytics tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Company. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website, and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as http://google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
We may use “pixel tags,” also known as “web beacons,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.
How will we use the information you provide to us? We may use the information we obtain about you to register, manage and maintain your account on the Site, and provide products and services you request. We may also use the Collected Information to inform you of relevant job postings and matches to your LinkedIn contacts, message you with offers to reach out to your LinkedIn contacts should they be a good fit for the job posting, and provide you with notices or communications about your use of the Site. In addition to the uses described above, we and our Contractors may use Collected Information to analyze and improve the content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, to notify you of changes made to the Site, to evaluate user needs and improve the Site content, to send you promotional materials, and support our continuing efforts to offer users the information and services we think they want most. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use Collected Information to provide service and support to you. We may also use Collected Information and the associated statistical data we and our Contractors generate to deliver targeted advertisements to you and other visitors of our Site.
We may also contact you to confirm registration information and regarding changes to Hunt Club’s Terms & Conditions and this Privacy Policy. As part of your registration on the Site, you shall receive a user profile. Your profile information, as well as your name and email may be displayed to other people on the Site, when you allow us to contact one of your LinkedIn contacts for example.
Hunt Club may send you, and third parties identified by you, service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Site, such as to indicate that you have received a message from another user or to alert you of an event for which you have asked to receive alerts.
Hunt Club may use information you submit to the Site in a non-identifying fashion (unless otherwise permitted by you) in order to provide aggregate statistics regarding user membership and service hours completed from the Site and to provide personalized service opportunities to you.
We and our Contractors may store Collected Information for as long as needed for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy, which may be indefinitely. Hunt Club reserves the right to disclose, without your prior permission, any Collected Information if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Hunt Club, employees, other users of the Site, or the public; (b) enforce the Terms & Conditions; (c) if required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; (d) respond to claims that any content violates the right of third-parties; or (e) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Except for the above, we will not share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company unless we have your affirmative (and informed) consent to do so. We do not collect or share any sensitive personal information. Sensitive personal information is a particular category of personal information relating to racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality.
With whom do we share the information we collect? We may share Collected Information with certain of our Contractors (e.g., our web hosting provider) in order to provide the Site to you. We may also share Collected Information with some of our third-party service provider partners (e.g. social media sites such as LinkedIn) in furthering our mission or delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you and any complimentary services to the services provided on or through the Site. We and our Contractors may also produce reports on Site traffic, usage patterns, and similar data generated from Collected Information, and we may share these reports with our third-party service provider partners and others.
Access to Your Information and Choices If you have questions about personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can do so in your User Profile, or contact us at privacy@huntclub.com. If you would like to request to review, correct, restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, object to the processing of personal information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you can contact us at privacy@huntclub.com. We will respond to your request in accordance with the applicable law that governs the collection, use and deletion of your data and information. The requested deletion will be as comprehensive as possible but is always subject to issues outside of our control, including applicable regulations and laws, your actions and the actions of third parties. You can opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from us by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails. You can opt-out of receiving our newsletters by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails. It is important to note that we may retain a copy of the information for archival purposes and to avoid identity theft or fraud.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable law. A list of EU data protection authorities is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You? We have put in place certain security measures to safeguard Collected Information, but the storage and communication of Collected Information can never be completely secure. Hence, we do not guarantee that information that you transmit or otherwise supply to us, or any communications conducted on or through the Site, is or will be totally secure. If you become aware of any breach of Site security or this Privacy Policy, please notify us immediately. To further protect yourself, you should safeguard your account user name and password and not share the information with anyone. You should also sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to our Site. Note that we will never ask you for your Hunt Club user name and password over email.
When providing information to Hunt Club or its Contractors, DO NOT put sensitive information such as your social security number, national identification number, tax identification number, or any other local, state or regional identification number in any communication or on your resume. Use your best judgment about whether and what information to provide. If restricted or prohibited by the local laws in the jurisdiction where you reside, do not provide us or otherwise include in your resume or profile sensitive information that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health information, genetic or biometric data, the commission of criminal offenses or proceedings or unlawful or objectionable conduct and any associated penalties. Be cautious when dealing with contacts outside of your own country, and never provide personal information or financial information such as credit card or bank numbers over the phone. Please report any abuse or fraud to us immediately.
Interactive Areas We may provide areas within the Site that allow users to post commentary and other materials. If we do, these interactive areas, such as discussion forums, are intended to enhance the user experience and build a healthy community around the products and services available through the Site. Hunt Club is not liable for information posted in interactive areas of the Site. You acknowledge that, should you participate in such interactive areas, the information you voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might be accessed, collected and used by third parties other than Hunt Club or our Contractors.
Access To and Correction of Information Most of the Collected Information about you on the Site is directly accessible by you through the Site’s features and you may modify or edit such information at any time by logging into your account and using the Site’s account editing functions. Please note that information you remove through such means may still remain in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.
You acknowledge and are aware that personally identifiable information that you have shared with other users of the Site through one of the communication channels on the Site generally cannot be removed by you.
If you would like to review any of the other personally identifiable information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at privacy@huntclub.com. To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personally identifiable information about you that you state is erroneous. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
Choice/Opt-Out If at any time you would like to stop receiving notifications or opt-out of a feature, you may email privacy@huntclub.com to terminate your account. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
We may change this Notice From time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. We will try to notify you of any such changes, and a revised policy will be posted on this Site. We encourage you to regularly review the current version of this Privacy Policy on the Site.
Location of this Site This Site is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our Contractors may, in our effort to provide the Site, store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries.
Those who access or use the Site from jurisdictions outside the United States do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States or elsewhere.
International Privacy Practices Company’s websites, including websites directed to residents in countries and jurisdictions outside of the United States, are operated and managed on servers located and operated within the United States. If you are using our Site outside of the United States, your data and information is collected in the country in which you are located and is transferred to the United States or another country where our servers are located. By using the Site, you hereby affirmatively consent to processing of your Collected Information in a country which may not have the same level of privacy protection as your country of residence.
Some countries that are not members of the European Economic Area (EEA) are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here). For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, including by ensuring that the recipient is bound by EU Standard Contractual Clauses, to protect your personal data. You can find a copy of these measures at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en.
Third Party Service Providers Service opportunities appearing on the Site may be delivered to users by Hunt Club or one of our third-party service provider partners. Our partners may set cookies or web beacons or use other technologies that allow the partner’s server to recognize your computer each time they send you a service opportunity or update. In this way, third-party servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their service opportunities and determine which opportunities are clicked on. This information allows a service provider network to deliver targeted opportunities that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies and tracking technologies by Hunt Club only and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any third-party service providers. Our Site does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.
Our Site may contain links to other websites. These websites may be operated by companies other than Hunt Club and may have their own privacy notices which you should review if you visit those sites. We are not responsible for the content of any sites not owned by Hunt Club, any use of those sites, or those sites’ privacy practices.
Privacy of Children We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for the Site and no one under 13 may provide any personally identifiable information to Hunt Club or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Website or send any information about yourself to Hunt Club. You agree to abide by these restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions. If Hunt Club learns that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent verification, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we have any personally identifiable information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at privacy@huntclub.com.
California Privacy Rights California “Shine the Light” law permits its residents to request and receive information about our disclosure of certain catCBdgv egories of Collected Information to other companies for their use in direct marketing. If you are `a California resident and a user of the Site, you can request a copy of this information from Hunt Club. To obtain this information, please send an email message to privacy@huntclub.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
Changes to Our Privacy Policy Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.
Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the Site to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your personal information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.
Questions and How to Contact Us If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please, email us at privacy@huntclub.com.