Last Updated: November 2019
Welcome to Accounting Principals, Inc., DBA Parker + Lynch. If you have received this Candidate Privacy Information Statement (‘Privacy Statement’) from us, you are currently listed as or may be about to become listed as a candidate within our candidate database.
We are a human resources service provider (described more in detail below), and, as you may expect, to properly perform our services, we collect and use information about you, and we want to be transparent about this.
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and this Privacy Statement describes, among other things, the types of information that we collect about you in the performance of our business, how we use such information, and your privacy rights in relation to the information about you that we handle. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. There is an index below so you can go straight to the relevant sections if you prefer.
We need to be clear about how we use some words in this Privacy Statement.
It may seem obvious, but in this Privacy Statement, you will be referred to as ‘you’.
When we use ‘us’, ‘we’, ‘our’, or the ‘Company,’ we mean Accounting Principals, Inc., DBA Parker + Lynch.
Another term we use from time to time here within is ‘The Adecco Group’. You should know our Company is part of The Adecco Group, an organization of related companies located across the world whom are all subsidiaries of the same ultimate parent company, Adecco Group AG (a legal entity based in Switzerland). The Adecco Group companies perform a range of services including but not limited to temporary staffing and direct hire placement services, payroll services, recruitment and selection services, testing solutions services, career transition services, talent development services, training and education services, outplacement and international mobility services. When referring to the entirety of The Adecco Group herein, we will say ‘The Adecco Group’. When we refer to the other companies within The Adecco Group, we say our ‘affiliates’.
When we refer to a candidate portal (‘Candidate Portal’) or app (‘App’) herein, we mean a portal or app for our candidates that may be used to leverage our services. When available and utilized, the Candidate Portal or App allows you to create a candidate profile and/or search and apply for jobs we post which may match your interests, skills, preferences, and/or experience.
Keep in mind this Privacy Statement is about information about people. Such information identifies or relates to you and includes facts about you and opinions about you and that you hold (“I’m a football fan” for example). This type of information is sometimes called ‘Personal information’, ‘Personal Data’, ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ or ‘PII’. We use the term ‘Personal Information’ in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement is not about information about the Company (although sometimes the two overlap).
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As a candidate for job opportunities, we collect and use Personal Information about you as part of the recruitment process (for example, in order to evaluate your suitability for certain employment opportunities and to make hiring decisions). The categories of Personal Information that we collect includes, but is not limited to:
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As a candidate, you are not required to submit information that may be considered sensitive including your race or ethnic origin or data concerning your health or sexual orientation. If you decide to provide us with sensitive Personal Information, we will handle the information according to the practices identified in this Privacy Statement and applicable law, and we reserve the right to delete the information from our databases.
As a candidate, you may be asked about your willingness to complete a drug or background screen or medical examination or whether you require any accommodations in the work place.
We often collect Personal Information directly from you. When you interview with us, email us, call us, or when you apply for a position (whether via our website, via our App, via third parties such as job boards or social media sites, or otherwise), we may collect Personal Information such as your Identifiers, Education and Qualifications, Correspondence and Feedback, Social Media Information, and any Information You Choose to Provide, described in further detail above.
We also collect Personal Information about you from third parties such as references you identify and/or service providers who assist us with our services, such as companies providing employment verifications. The Personal Information about you may include your Identifiers, Education and Qualifications, and Social Media Information, described in further detail above.
We also collect Personal Information about you from social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), company websites, and other publicly available sources.
As a candidate for job opportunities, we collect and use your Personal Information identified above in response to “What Personal Information do we collect and use?” for the following business purposes:
You are not required to provide your Personal Information to us, but it would not be possible for us to work with you, or provide our services to you, if you do not provide us with a required minimum. It also may limit the services that you can receive from us if you choose to provide us with limited Personal Information.
We retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement, based on customary human resource practices and in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
As mentioned above, we may disclose your data to third parties in furtherance of our services. However, we do not sell your data.
We disclose your Personal Information in the following circumstances:
This Privacy Statement is intended for individuals located in the United States.
You have certain legal rights with respect to the Personal Information that you provide and/or which we obtain about you depending on the state/country where you reside. For example, if you are a resident of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (Civil Code § 1798.100, et seq.) provides you with specific rights regarding your Personal Information depending on the nature of your relationship with us.
Where applicable, your rights include, among others:
To exercise your rights, please use the contact information listed in the “How can you contact us?” section below.
To exercise the rights described above, it may be necessary for us to verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. To exercise your rights, we will collect your name, e-mail and/or telephone to verify your identity. Upon receiving your request, we may also contact you via e-mail and/or other secured communication channel to verify your identity by asking you additional security questions in order to match your identity with the data we maintain about you.
For residents of California only, you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. Your authorized representative may be required to submit a declaration or affidavit demonstrating that they have the authority to act on your behalf.
Once we have verified your identity, we will disclose the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you, by mail or electronically, at your option, in a readily usable format that allows you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
Please note that if we cannot verify your identity, we are not obligated to provide you or your authorized representative information regarding your Personal Information.
To submit a request or for more information on how to submit a request, please contact us using the information listed in the “How can you contact us?” section below. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.
Although we aim to protect the security and integrity of the Personal Information we collect, we cannot guarantee or warrant that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our case, is 100% secure from intrusion by others. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us using the information listed in the “How can you contact us?” section below.
You are solely responsible for keeping your login details to the App, the Candidate Portal, and any of our other systems safe, in particular the password that we have given you or that you have chosen. These login credentials are for your own use. You are not permitted to share your credentials or other account details with any other person(s).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Statement or would like to exercise any of the rights described above, please email us at email@example.com, call us at 800.793.7657 option 6, or by visiting our privacy rights request webform at https://adeccogroup.force.com/privacy/s/?bu=Parker+Lynch.
When you contact us to exercise your rights, we will need you to identify yourself before responding to your request. We take your privacy-related requests seriously and will deal with them promptly, including within any time period prescribed by applicable law.
This Privacy Statement is not, nor is it intended to be, a contract, nor does it create any legal rights or obligations beyond what applicable law mandates. Therefore, we may amend, interpret, modify, or withdraw any of the terms of this Privacy Statement. We shall publish any material changes to this Privacy Statement through appropriate notices either on our website or by contacting you using other communication channels.