ONLINE PORTAL PRIVACY STATEMET
Effective Date: February 19, 2017.
Our Commitment to Privacy
This job search and application portal (this “Portal”) is owned and operated by Equity Bank. This Portal is powered by Taleo Corporation (“Taleo”), with which Equity Bank has partnered to efficiently manage job applications and improve its hiring processes.
Equity Bank knows that your privacy is important to you, and we work hard to earn and keep your trust.
“Personal information” we collect when you use this Portal, how we use and share the personal
information we collect, and how we protect your privacy. “Personal information” is information
that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to
us. Examples of personal information include your name, address, telephone number, ID Number, and email address.
This Portal Policy applies only to personal information you submit through this Portal. You will know you are on this Portal when you see the words “Powered by Taleo” in the footer of the
In this policy, the following terms will have the following meanings:-
“User” refers to the person who accesses and uses the Site.
“Equity Bank” refers to Equity Bank Limited.
“Equity Bank Group” refers to Equity Bank Limited and its subsidiaries, either individually and/or collectively as the context so permits.
“We” “Us” “Our” refers to Equity Bank and/or Equity Bank Group as the context so requires.
“You” “Your” refers to the User
Use of Material
The contents of the Site, including but not limited to text, artwork, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, software, video, music, sound, photographs, graphics, illustrations and other material ("Material") are protected by the applicable copyright laws. You may only access and use the Site, or any of the information or Materials provided on the Sites in a lawful manner. We authorize you to view and download a single copy of the Material on the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any non-private, public or commercial purpose without our written consent. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Material.
Your Consent to this Portal policy
By accessing and using, this portal, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Portal Policy.If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this policy, you may not use this portal, you must exit the Site immediately and you may not use or access any of the Sites or print or download any materials from them. You are solely responsible for obtaining access to the Sites and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges); you are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Sites and we will not be responsible for your inability to access and/or use the Website, either optimally or at all.
Changes to this Portal Policy
As we add new features and functionality to this Portal, we may need to update or revise this
Portal Policy. We reserve the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, by posting a
revised version of this Portal Policy on this Portal. These changes will be effective as of the
date we post the revised Portal Policy on this Portal. They will apply only to the personal
information we collect after we have posted the revised Portal Policy. Your use of this Portal
following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Portal Policy.
For this reason, it is important to review this Portal Policy regularly. If we modify this Portal
Policy, we will provide a notice at the top of this Portal Policy for at least thirty days after the
new effective date.
You may access the current version of this Portal Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy and Security” at the top of each page of this Portal. For your convenience, we post the effective date of this Portal Policy at the top of this page, so that you can see at a glance whether this Portal Policy has changed since your last visit.
This Portal Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “privacy notices”
posted on this Portal. These privacy notices provide a level of detail that we cannot provide in
this more general description of our privacy practices. For example, certain pages of this Portal
may contain privacy notices providing details about the personal information we collect on those
pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that
Special Features of This Portal
As you proceed with your job search and employment application, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing specific features of this Portal. In such cases, you will be asked to indicate your agreement by checking a box or clicking on a button marked "I agree." This type of agreement is known as a "click-through agreement.” If any of the terms of a click-through agreement are different than the terms of this Portal Policy, the terms of the click-through
agreement will supplement or amend this Portal Policy, but only with respect to the matters
governed by the click-through agreement.
Personal Information Equity Bank Collects through This Portal
Information You Provide;
We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (using your mouse and keyboard) when you use this Portal. For example, when you submit an employment application through this Portal, we ask you to provide certain personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, educational background and employment history. You may also send us your resume and other information relating to your job search or application. If you send an e-mail to inquire about a position with Equity Bank, the information we receive is the information you include in your e-mail (we will also receive your e-mail address). Generally, we use this information for recruiting and employment purposes.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, the address of the site you were visiting before you accessed this Portal, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. This information does not identify you personally and, in most cases, we do not link it to information that identifies you personally. Generally, Taleo provides this information to us in aggregate form (as statistics). We use these statistics to improve this Portal and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors.
More About IP Addresses
An “IP address” is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when
you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer’s “location” in cyberspace, so that the information you request can be delivered to you. If you use a dial-up connection or a connection that assigns dynamic IP addresses, your computer will be assigned a new IP address each time you connect to the Internet. If, however, your computer is permanently connected to the Internet using a static IP address, the IP address assigned to your computer will generally be the same each time you use your computer. IP addresses do not include your name, email address, or other information that identifies you personally, but in some cases, they can be used to identify you. For example, if you have created an account on this Portal, Taleo may link your IP address to account information that identifies you personally and share that information with us. In addition, if, for example, we suspect fraud or a threat to security, Equity Bank and/or Taleo may review Taleo’s server logs—which contain visitors’ IP addresses—for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into the network. If we suspect criminal activity, we may share those server logs with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use IP addresses to trace and identify individuals.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
We use "cookies" and other Web technologies to collect information and support certain features of this Portal. For example, we may use these technologies to:
· collect information about the ways visitors use this Portal—which pages they visit,
· which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
· to support the features and functionality of this Portal—for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database; and
· To personalize your experience when you use this Portal.
Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for purposes of logging in to password-protected areas of this Portal, we may link the information we collect using cookies and other Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this Portal. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this Portal, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this Portal.
Use Your Personal Information and Privacy
Generally, we use the personal information you submit to this Portal for recruiting, hiring, and employment purposes. We shall not disclose, for commercial gain or otherwise, users' personal information other than as set out in this policy.
More specifically, we use the personal information we collect through this Portal:
· to respond to your searches and inquiries;
· to process your job application and evaluate your qualifications;
· to contact you through other channels, such as by telephone or e-mail, with information about employment opportunities we believe will be of interest to you;
· to maintain our recruitment, applicant, and employee records;
· to comply with applicable laws, such as equal opportunity laws;
· to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Portal;
· to better understand your needs and interests;
· to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Portal;
· to improve our recruiting, hiring, and employment practices; and
· for any other purpose identified in any applicable agreement between Equity Bank and you.
Information that does not personally identify you (such as patterns of Portal use) may be used in any manner that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate.
Sharing your Personal Information
Background checks: We may share your personal information with individuals and organizations that can help us evaluate your qualifications for certain job vacancies. For example, we may use your personal information in contacting your former employers and/or any references you
provide. We may also share your personal information with companies that conduct background checks with both educational institutions and law enforcement agencies.
Taleo: This Portal is powered by our service provider, Taleo Corporation. When you submit
personal information to this Portal, that information is hosted on Taleo’s servers. Taleo is
required by contract to use the personal information you submit on this Portal only to perform
services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential.
Other Third-Party Service Providers: We may share personal information with other companies
and organizations that perform support services on our behalf, such as Web hosting services.
Like Taleo, these third parties are required by contract to use the personal information we share
with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as
Within Equity Bank: We may share your personal information within Equity Bank and among our subsidiaries to determine whether we have an employment opportunity that is a possible match for your interests and qualifications.
Business Transfers: Your personal information is a business asset of Equity Bank. It may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or assets of Equity Bank or one of our businesses, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Portal Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others: We may
disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to
comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information to
prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce a contract, or
to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.
As Described in a Privacy Notice: We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page (or area) where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.
As Described in a Click-Through Agreement: We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
Equity Bank Employees
If we hire you, the information you provide through this Portal will become part of our employee
If you are already an Equity Bank employee an account will be automatically created for you on
this Portal. Certain information maintained by us in your electronic employee file, such as your
employee identification number, e-mail address, and work history, will be automatically
uploaded to this Portal so that you may easily apply for job vacancies at Equity Bank as an
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your
personal information. We do not use the personal information you submit on this Portal for direct marketing purposes, but we may contact you with information about employment opportunities at Equity Bank we believe will be of interest to you. We will ask you at the time we collect your personal information whether you want to receive these notices. We also include an “opt-out”
link in any notice we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future.
Accessing, Updating or Correcting Your Personal Information
You may update or correct your personal information at any time by logging in to your account.
If you do not have an account or are unable to access it, you may contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +254 763 026 866. We will respond to you within a
reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for
additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct
or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or
deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your
Protecting your Personal Information
We take commercially reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the
sensitivity of the personal information we collect. Although we use commercially reasonable
measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we
cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our
Password Protected Areas of This Portal
For your protection, certain areas of this Portal may be password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone
accessing this Portal using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be
solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing this Portal using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on this Portal.
Links to Third-Party Web Sites
This Portal may contain links to Third party web sites. Such links do not necessarily imply any endorsement, agreement with, or support for, the information on or content of those Third Party Websites. We do not control the information or content on those Third Party Websites and neither we nor our Affiliates makes any warranties in respect of the content of these websites nor will be responsible or liable in any manner whatsoever, for your access, or inability to access. This Portal Policy does not apply to personal information collected on any of these third-party Web sites. When you access third-party Web sites through a link on this Portal, please take a few minutes to review the privacy policies posted on those sites.
Links to Other Web Sites Owned by Equity Bank
Equity Bank recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of children. We will not
knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of eighteen years. When a user discloses personal information on this Portal, the user is representing to us that he or she is an adult. If a child has provided this Portal with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian call us at +254 763 026 866, and we will do our best to delete the child's
information from our records.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Portal Policy and all matters arising out of or relating to this policy shall be governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the laws of Kenya, excluding any conflict of law provisions. By accessing this portal and/or using the services provided herein by the Equity Bank, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Kenyan courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this portal.