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Privacy Statement

This privacy statement describes FAO’s policy concerning the gathering and use of personal information provided by users of iRecruitment.

Collection and Use of Data
Users of iRecruitment are requested to provide basic information relevant to potential employment with FAO. This basic information includes name, email and postal addresses, telephone numbers, education and work history, etc. As part of our services, candidates are required to complete an online “Personal Profile Form” through which we collect basic candidate profile information to be stored online with us.  We do not on this website collect any information about you without your knowledge.

Personal information is collected by FAO iRecruitment and used for the recruitment and human resources activities of FAO. By way of example, we may use your personal information to:

  • Confirm your registration on the site;
  • “Remember” your logon information through the use of cookies;
  • Contact you with information pertaining to your personal profile and job applications;
  • Manage and process your personal profile and job applications;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

You may choose to allow recruiters to view your profile and assign you to be considered for suitable vacancies as they arise.

Profile Deletion and Data Retention
At any time, you can modify or delete your personal information via your iRecruitment account.  If you are an external candidate, you may request deletion of your account and data at any time by writing to irecruitment@fao.org.  Deleting your account will erase your profile and you will no longer be considered for open vacancies to which you have applied. 
Residual information will remain within our databases and other records, which may or may not contain personal information about you. We reserve the right to contact former users of iRecruitment as may be necessary.

Security
Your FAO iRecruitment account containing your personal information is password protected.

Logging in to iRecruitment sets a cookie on the Internet browser of the computer used to access the website.  By setting this cookie, iRecruitment will remember your user name and password until you log off or close all open browser windows on your computer.  A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser.  It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles.  It is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  You can choose not to have cookies delivered by FAO sites by changing your browser settings.  Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer.  To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.

We do not share any of your personal information with any third party without your prior consent.  Any personal information provided to FAO by users of the FAO iRecruitment site is securely stored and will not be used in ways other than as set out in this privacy policy or in ways to which you have explicitly consented.  FAO employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from any loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Responsibility
Whilst it takes a number of measures to protect the personal information of users of iRecruitment, FAO assumes no responsibility for the security of the information.
Please remember that you play a valuable part in security as well. Your password to access your FAO iRecruitment account, which you select at registration, should never be shared with anyone and should be changed frequently. In addition, after you have finished using the iRecruitment website you should log off and exit all open browsers completely so that no unauthorized persons can use the website with your name and account information.  This is particularly important if you are using a public or shared computer.

FAO shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your use of iRecruitment (including any liability arising from any interruptions, delays, errors or lost data that may occur).

Notification of changes
Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here and will be available via the FAO iRecruitment website

Miscellaneous Notes
This service depends on the exchange of accurate and timely information, and we will therefore make every effort to keep the vacancy announcements and other information up to date. We depend on you doing the same with the information that you provide to us. We reserve the right to close your account with FAO iRecruitment if it contains inaccurate or inappropriate information. We will also periodically remove old information from the system.