Terms and Conditions

Last updated: 16th May 2018

Summary of Changes to HIJOBS’ Terms and Conditions of Use

We have updated our Terms and Conditions of Use. These new Terms will be effective immediately for all customers on May 25, 2018.  These new Terms supersede and replace the Terms of Service, dated 14th August 2017, available here.  You will be deemed to have agreed to these amended Terms through your continued use of HIJOBS.

In summary, we have updated our terms to reflect the requirements of the upcoming European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. 

Your privacy

HIJOBS respects your personal data and does not share any data you provide us, except for when you agree to share this data with a third party, such as employer during a job application process. You will always be provided with identity of the recipient during this process.

You can manage all the content and information you share when you use our Platform through the Account area.

How we use your data

Any information that you provide us is securely stored in UK datacentres. It may be used to improve our products and services and make recommendations to you directly about employment opportunities we feel are relevant, if you have provided us consent to do so.

Your contact preferences

All of our email communications will provide a link that allows you to immediately unsubscribe or control how often you are contacted.

If you have created an account, you can control email alerts here and control your contact preferences and provide contact consent here.

The full details of our terms and conditions can be read below, which constitute four parts:

Section A – General

Updated 16th May 2018

Terms of Use

These terms (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use (the Terms) on which you may make use of our website hijobs.net and our apps for iOS and Android (together referred to as our Platform), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Platform. By using our Platform, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using our Platform.

Information About Us

HIJOBS, including hijobs.net and HIJOBS branded apps for iOS and Android devices, are a Platform operated by HIJOBS Limited. We are registered in Scotland under company number SC513369 and have our registered office at Commercial House, 20 High Street, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6AT. Our VAT number is GB 225 1250 51.

Accessing Our Platform

Access to our Platform is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Platform without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our Platform is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Platform, or our entire Platform, to users who have registered with us.

Potential candidates (Candidates) and potential employers / recruiters (Employers) need to register with us in order to use any of the Employer Services or Candidate Services. The Employer Services are “Jobs” (job postings), “CV Database Access” (database access to all registered Candidates’ CVs) and Advertising, and the Candidate Services are access to job search facilities and provision of a CV database. To register you need to complete our online form for Candidates hijobs.net/account/register or for Employers hijobs.net/account/recruiterregister. In order to cancel your registration at any time (without affecting either party's statutory rights or liabilities) you need to email us at support@hijobs.zendesk.com. Users may update their contact details or remove all their personal details from our Platform by following this link http://hijobs.net/account/deleteaccount. Cancellation by an Employer of any Employer Services is subject to a minimum of 30 days prior written notice.

If you register for any of the Employer Services or Candidate Services you agree to ensure that your details provided on registration are true and not in any respect inaccurate, misleading, deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive. You agree to notify us immediately of any changes which are relevant to your registration by informing us on support@hijobs.zendesk.com

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

When using our Platform, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy as set out in Section B of these Terms.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Platform. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Platform through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.

By placing an order through our Platform, you warrant that you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts and performing your obligations thereunder.

Services

There is no charge for the Candidate Services. The Employer Services are chargeable services (on rates to be agreed between us and each Employer from time to time). Any order for any service can be made via the website or by contacting us directly at support@hijobs.zendesk.com.

If an Employer chooses to buy any Employer Services we must be provided with complete, accurate and up to date payment information, and by submitting card payment details to us the relevant Employer warrant that it is entitled to purchase the Employer Services using such payment details. If we do not receive payment authorisation or if payment is not valid, cannot otherwise be processed or if any authorisation is subsequently cancelled or any check of your card fails, we may immediately terminate or suspend access to any Employer Services.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share financial details with any 3rd parties.

Employers will receive an invoice from us, which shall be payable on receipt. If the invoice is not satisfied in full by the due date, we shall be entitled but not obliged to charge interest on the overdue amount, payable immediately on demand, from the due date up to the date of actual payment, after as well as before judgment, at the rate of 2% per annum above the base rate for the time being of Royal Bank of Scotland Plc and fixed sum compensation under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis and shall be compounded quarterly. Employers will also be responsible for all expenses (including legal fees) incurred by us or our agents in collecting such amounts.

As regards any right an Employer may obtain for CV Database Access, the Employer acknowledges that such a right is not transferable to any third party and may be subject to usage restrictions as agreed from time to time.

The amount of content posted by Employers on our Platform and the length of time that such content remains on our Platform shall be as agreed between us and each Employer from time to time. An Employer may request us to remove any content from our Platform before such content has reached its expiry date, or we may remove content following a breach by an Employer of these Terms, and in either case the Employer shall not be entitled to a refund for unused time.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Platform, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Platform for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our Platform.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Platform must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our Platform for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Platform in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

By submitting information, photos or other content to us via our Platform you grant us the right to use such materials at our discretion, including without limitation to edit, copy, reproduce, disclose, post and remove such materials from our Platform.

Reliance on Information Posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our Platform are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Platform, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Variations

We aim to update our Platform regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Platform, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Platform may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Platform.

Our Liability

The material displayed on our Platform is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Platform or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Platform, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

We will use our reasonable endeavours to post all content on the date agreed between us and the relevant Employer but we do not accept liability for any consequences, howsoever arising, due to our error or delay in posting, or refusal to post, content.

We shall not be held responsible for any addition to, changes in, deletions from, delay in publication or withdrawal of any content required by any competent authority having jurisdiction over or responsibility for the regulation of electronic and online advertising on the internet (including without limitation the Advertising Standards Authority or any replacement body).

Employers are responsible for determining the suitability of Candidates for jobs and we shall have no responsibility for the selection and recruitment policies and procedures of any Employer. It is agreed that Employers are third parties over whom we have no control and that accordingly we shall have no liability to any Candidate arising from (and Candidates shall hold us harmless against) the acts or omissions of any Employer.

Nothing herein affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information About You and Your Visits to Our Platform

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy as set out in Section C of these Terms. By using our Platform, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Uploading Material To Our Platform

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our Platform, or to make contact with other users of our Platform, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy as set out in Section B of these Terms. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards and that all necessary rights, consents, licenses, clearances and waivers have been obtained prior to uploading, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to our Platform will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Platform constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our Platform.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Platform if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy as set out in Section B of these Terms.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences

You must not misuse our Platform by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Platform, the server on which our Platform is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Platform. You must not attack our Platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Platform or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking To Our Website

You may link to any page on our website provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our Platform must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy as set out in Section B of these Terms.

If you wish to make any use of material on our Platform other than that set out above, please address your request to service@hijobs.net.

Links From Our Platform

Where our Platform contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Indemnity

You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the Terms by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of our Platform, or the use by any other person accessing our Platform using your internet account.

Written Communications

Applicable laws may require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our Platform, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

Notices

All notices given by you to us must be given to HIJOBS at 20 High Street, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6AT or to support@hijobs.zendesk.com. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when registering or placing an order. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

Waiver

If we fail at any time to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled, this will not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and will not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.

A waiver by us of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us of any of these Terms will be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with these Terms.

Severability

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Third Party Rights

A person who is not party to these Terms shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The Scottish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Platform.

These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Trade Marks

HIJOBS is a UK trademark of HIJOBS Limited.

Section B – Acceptable Use Policy

Updated 16th May 2018

Your use of our Platform means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy.

Prohibited Uses

You also agree:

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all material that you contribute to our Platform (contributions).

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

Suspension and Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our Platform. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Section C – Privacy Policy

Last updated: 16th May 2018

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy forms part of the Terms and sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

The data controller is HIJOBS Limited of Commercial House, 20 High Street, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6AT, UK. You can find out more about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at https://ico.org.uk.

Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

If you register with us or if you continue to use our Platform, you agree to our use of cookies. Note, however, that you may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Platform. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our Platform.

Please note that some of our business partners (e.g. advertisers) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Uses Made of The Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

Candidates’ details may be viewable by Employers that have subscribed to the relevant Employer’s Service but, if requested by the Candidate, will remain anonymous. Names and contact information remain confidential and release of this information to Employers remains in the Candidate’s control at all times. If an Employer wishes to contact a Candidate they do so directly in the manner instructed by the Candidate on their registration form. The Candidate decides whether to respond to the opportunity or not. If the Candidate chooses to do so they contact the Employer directly. We do not contact Employers on behalf of Candidates unless expressly authorised to do so.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of Your Information

Under certain circumstances we may disclose your personal information to third parties:

Personal Information Management

We gather personal information from you when you send text messages, complete registration forms, send emails to us, submit comments and other user generated content facilities. This data is securely stored and will not be shared with any third party partners unless you have specifically given permission for our selected partners to view your details for employment purposes only. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.

You can manage all the content and information you share when you use our Platform through the Account area.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at support@hijobs.zendesk.com.

Our Platform may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Managing or Deleting Your Information

You can manage the content and information you share when you use our Platform through the Account area.

We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide products and services. 

You can delete your account any time using this link. When you delete your account, we delete everything you have posted to our Platform, including all your personal information, any uploaded files and all email alerts.

Access To Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request will be free of charge.

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you is stored in the UK, however may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA that work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using TLS technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Platform; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

PCI Compliance

HIJOBS is fully PCI compliant, providing safety not only to those who use cards to pay for our services but also ensuring everyone using our job seeking services share the benefits.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of 12 requirements that all businesses who handle card payments must comply with. It provides business best practice guidelines to establish a "minimum security standard".

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to HIJOBS Limited at support@hijobs.zendesk.com

Section D – Cookie Policy

Updated 16th May 2018

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate.

If you register with us or if you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. Note, however, that you may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

Please note that some of our business partners (e.g. advertisers) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.