UniversalHunt's mission is to provide a platform to connect people and exchange information using online and offline products and services. People here include individual professionals in their personal capacity and as representatives of the companies. UniversalHunt’s endeavor is to create possibilities and opportunities for growth and development for professionals by creating a platform to network between professionals and exchange information including but not limited to Individual professional’s profiles, career opportunities and other professional opportunities, between companies and professionals, there by allowing professionals to be more informed, networked, productive, and successful. UniversalHunt provides platform to exchange information on AS-IS basis to all professionals.

Users of UniversalHunt include both Registered Users (“Members”) and Unregistered Users (“Visitors”). Members share different types of professional information/content/data including but not limited to personal details, company details, professional business and/or career opportunities like Job Post, articles, views, reviews, comments, posts, requests etc. which might help in being more productive, successful and informed adding value to their professional careers. Information/Content/data of the Services is also visible to Visitors. We aim at building a healthy, professional, safe, well-networked community for the professional growth of the Users.

You must remember that we have 2 types of Log-ins or User IDs. Type one is “Professional Users” or Individual Users who use this platform in their Individual capacity for personal use. Type 2 is “Company Users” or representatives of companies who are using our platform to avail “Business Services” like Job Post, People Search etc. We shall introduce free and / or paid services for both “Professional Users” as well as “Company Users” from time to time.

With best efforts possible to maintain your trust as out top priority we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of UniversalHunt, our Members and Visitors, and the public.

  • We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.

This Privacy Policy applies to Platforms of UniversalHunt including but not limited to Universalhunt.com and mobile application and all other Universal hunt Sites (websites), apps, developer platforms and other products and services (collectively the “Services”). We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and if we make material changes to it, we will update the same under Privacy Policy section on our Platforms so that you may review the changes before you continue to use our Services.

If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use our Services after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on our Services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a Member, visit our websites, apps or otherwise use our Services.If you have already registered, you can close your accounts.

1. WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Any information that you upload or sync with our Services is covered by the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy. You can remove your information at your convenience using the features we make available

Things you do and information you provide as a User.

We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.Profile page comprises of several compulsory and optional fields, which may be edited from time to time.

Information you provide includes but does not limit to Profile Snapshot (stating your name, industry, functional area, total experience, salary etc.),About You (where you can give a professional description about you reflecting your identity),Work experience (where you may add your current as well as previous wok experience like your company name, industry, function, location, time period etc.), Educational Details, certifications, Resume, Other details (like birthdate, gender, marital status, nationality, interests etc.), languages known, details which might be useful for international opportunities (like having passport or not, preparedness to relocate, country specific work authorization, country specific driving license etc.), Personal details (like height, hair color, body type, skin color) which might be help for certain profession types or opportunities. Some details which are basic to create an identity are compulsory and rest are optional so you may share accordingly. You understand that, by creating an account, we and others will be able to identify you by your UniversalHunt profile. We may also ask for your credit card details if you purchase certain additional paid services. Providing more information enables you to derive more benefit from our Services by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals of similar interests, opportunities, and information; and help other Users and business opportunities find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off of our Services.

Things other Users do and information they provide.

We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they connect to you, or send communications to you via U-Share, U-touch, comment on your content like your photograph or articles in U-share or your profile, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.

Your networks and connections.

We collect information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with or the User/s you like to share with information or interact. We also collect contact information you provide if you upload, sync or import this information (such as an address book) from a device.

Information about payments.

If you use our Services for purchases or financial transactions (like when you buy something on UniversalHunt), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, shipping and contact details.

Device information.

We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:

  • Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.

  • Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.

  • Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.

Information from websites and apps that use our Services.

We collect information when you visit or use third-party websites and apps that use our Services (like when they use our advertisement services). This includes information about the websites and apps you visit, your use of our Services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website provides to you or us. We from time-to-time come up with various solutions from third party provides or affiliates only for our Members so your usage of those Services will also result in to sharing of the data of third party website or app that you use through our website.

Information from third-party partners.

We receive information about you (User) and your activities on and off UniversalHunt from third-party partners, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services or from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with them.

UniversalHunt companies.

We receive information about you from group companies that are owned and/or operated by UniversalHunt, in accordance with their terms and policies.

Offline Service Support

We receive information that you provide while availing offline services including but not limited to support services offered by UniversalHunt.

Other:

Our Services are a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the Services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information. If we start collecting substantially new types of personal information and materially change how we handle your data, we will modify this Privacy Policy and notify you accordingly.

2. HOW WE USE THIS INFORMATION

We use all the information we have to provide and support our services. Since UniversalHunt is a public platform we help our users in creating engaging and customized experience for professional networking and career opportunities. We wish to make our Users more informed and networked for better professional career prospects.

Develop and Provide Services and constantly improve them for better user experience

We are able to deliver our Services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you by using this information to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off our Services. For example several parameters used to search people, jobs, articles etc. via our platform are based on the parameters used to submit information. For example search by Industry allows you to search professionals belonging to certain industry. This is possible only for those users who have fe proper industry details within their profile.

We also use information we have to provide shortcuts and suggestions to you. For example, we are able to suggest information relevant to you like jobs, people, articles and/or posts,which may be beneficial to you. These suggestions are based on based on the information shared by you via your profile like your industry, function, experience and other preferences and features mentioned in your profile.

When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, like helping you to check-in and find information related to that location like jobs, people, events or even products or services advertised by third party pertaining to that location for benefit of you and other Users.

We conduct surveys and esearch, test features in development, and analyze the information we have to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products or features, and conduct audits and troubleshooting activities.

Communicate with You

We use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

Show and measure ads and services.

We use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant Services and ads on and off our Services and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services.

Promote safety and security.

We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect your account using teams of engineers, automated systems, and advanced technology. We also offer easy-to-use security tools that add an extra layer of security to your account.

We use cookies (read Cookie Policy to learn more) and similar technologies to provide and support our Services and each of the uses outlined and described in this section of our policy.

3. HOW IS THIS INFORMATION SHARED

People use our Services to connect and share with others. We make this possible by sharing your information in the following ways:

People you share and communicate with.

When you share and communicate using our Services, you choose the audience who can see what you share. For example, when you choose messaging services like U-mail or U-touch you choose people you are sending the communication. When you send a request for adding to your network, you know whom you are adding based on the profile of that person.

Public information is any information you share with a public audience, as well as information in your Profile, or content you share on a U-share or another public forum. Public information is available to anyone on or off our Services and can be seen or accessed through online search engines, APIs, and offline media, such as on TV. When you add your profile or company details or Jobs or post articles via U-Share or comment against certain information, you know that you are sharing with all Users or people in general and not specific groups or selective people.

In some cases, people you share and communicate with may download or re-share this content with others on and off our Services. When you comment on another person’s content like articles posted via U-Share on UniversalHunt, that person decides the audience who can see your comment or like. If your comment are approved by the moderator who has posted the article, then the same will be public.

People that see content others share about you.

Other people may use our Services to share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, recruitment consultants or placement companies may share your Profile with potential companies, which they might feel suitable to offer you a career opportunity. People may share a Profile of yours, photo of you, comment on the article you have shared on U-Share, forward your Job Posts to other Users, Refer your profile to other Users in their network, share information about you that you shared with them.

Apps, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Services.

When you use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Services, they may receive information about what you post or share. For example, when you click on a third party product or service advertisement on UniversalHunt or a UniversalHunt link on any third party site you are sharing information about your activities in that link. In addition, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your Profile, which includes your username or user ID, your age range and country/language, your network, as well as any information that you share with them. Information collected by these apps, websites or integrated services is subject to their own terms and policies.

Sharing within UniversalHunt companies.

We share information we have about you within the family of companies that are part of UniversalHunt or group companies of UniversalHunt including but not limited to subsidiaries, affiliates, partner companies companies where we have direct or indirect business interests like our client companies who uses our products and services.

New owner.

If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

Sharing with Third Party Partners and Customers

We work with third party companies who help us provide and improve our Services or who use advertising or related products, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide services to people around the world.


Here are the types of third parties we can share information with about you:

Advertising, Measurement and Analytics Services (Non-Personally Identifiable Information Only).

We want our advertising to be as relevant and interesting. We use all of the information we have about you to show you ads relevant to your information. We do not share information that personally identifies you like name or email address with advertising, measurement or analytics partners unless you give us permission or directly share with them. We may provide these partners with information about the reach and effectiveness of their advertising without providing information that personally identifies you, or if we have aggregated the information so that it does not personally identify you like how its ads performed, or how many people viewed their ads or installed an app after seeing an ad, or provide non-personally identifying demographic information to these partners to help them understand their audience or customers, but only after the advertiser has agreed to abide by our advertiser guidelines. You can adjust your advertisement preferences if you want to control and manage your ad experience on UniversalHunt.

Vendors, service providers and other partners.

We transfer information to vendors, service providers, and other partners who globally support our business, such as providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Services are used, measuring the effectiveness of ads and services, providing customer service, facilitating payments, or conducting academic research and surveys. These partners must adhere to strict confidentiality obligations in a way that is consistent with this Data Policy and the agreements we enter into with them.

3. MANAGE OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION

You can manage the content and information you share when you use UniversalHunt. 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. When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your profile, photos, articles, network etc. If you do not want to delete your account, but want to temporarily stop using UniversalHunt, you may deactivate your account instead. Keep in mind that information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account.Also information that others have copied can never be deleted with your account getting deleted.

5. HOW DO WE RESPOND TO LEGAL REQUESTS OR PREVENT HARM?

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of India where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, we may provide information to third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud and abuse on and off of our Services. Information we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with UniversalHunt, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.


5. YOUR CONSENT TO UniversalHunt TO USE INFORMATION

By registering with UniversalHunt, by managing your profile, or opting in when presented with choices, you have explicitly consented for us to use your information, subject to local law, in the following ways:

  • to allow you to create an account (Every person can create One “Professional Account” or Individual Account for Personal use as a Professional or a Job seeker or a Candidate to avail individual services like uploading personal profile, networking with other professionals and searching jobs, people, articles and availing other professional services related to individual professionals. Similarly if a person is authorized representative of his company or organization or institution he can create One “Company Account” to avail Business Services like Uploading Company Profile, Post Jobs, Search Candidates and managing Job Applications using Applicant Tracking System (ATS);

  • to create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us information imported from other sites or applications, or information provided to us by third parties such as your contacts or advertisers;

  • to contact you about UniversalHunt Site updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;

  • to provide you additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice and news;

  • to inform you of other products or services available from UniversalHunt or its affiliates (“Affiliates” means entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with UniversalHunt Private Limited);

  • to enable you to provide feedback, to contact us and for us to respond to you;

  • to conduct surveys, questionnaires, promotions and contests, and to provide the results thereof such as success stories and contest winners;

  • to provide information you have submitted about you or your company or any other information provided in the form of articles, comments etcto other users (both Professional users and Company Users);

  • to provide products and services to “Company Users” or Corporates or Companies or Institutions to complete the recruitment and hiring process, such as accessing the searchable resume database;

  • to help other users, your friends, contacts, and potential employers find your profile and connect with you;

  • to allow you to share jobs and profile information with your connections and other users;

    • to give search engines access to all your information;

  • to detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal;

  • to provide products and services that enable users to network, post information on bulletin boards, view and compare profiles, and career background and experience;

    • to generate internal reports about the use of our site; and

    • to provide ‘forward to a friend’ features.

  • Some of our products and services, such as our searchable resume database and networking, enable third parties to see your personal information and to contact you. Profile information may be used for networking with other community members or may be visible to employers who are using the UniversalHunt Sites. In addition, portions of your searchable resume (but not your contact information) may be made public in your networking profile. Your contact will be visible when you add a person to your network.



Information you post in public areas of the site or place in the searchable resume database will be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world, including those in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information as defined by your country of residence. By providing your personal information for inclusion in our database, you acknowledge that you consent to your information being used as described here. While UniversalHunt takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties, Universal Hunt does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the UniversalHunt Sites. Accordingly, you should ensure that you do not post sensitive information, including personality profiles, to any UniversalHunt Site.


We use data we have about you to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party. We show you targeted ads on our sites or other sites with which we have a business relationship. These ads are targeted based on information we collect about you and information about you we acquire from third parties.

6. PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS (Individual Users)

There are different types of “Privacy Settings” we provide for basic privacy settings under the section of “Settings” after you Log-in to all our Professional Users.

a. Limited Sharing (Default)

This is defaulting setting where by Users can hide Personal Info like Salary and Contact Info from public profile. However, your Personal information except salary will become visible to other Users once you add them to your Network. Similarly Your personal Information as well as Salary will be visible to Company Users once you apply against a Job. If you reply to any User’s email, your email ID will be naturally visible.

b. Share Everything

Do not hide any thing to anybody. All information is available to all users.

c. Hide From People

Your profile will not be searchable to Individual Users / Professional Users but it will be visible to Corporates / Company Users so that you continue to get Job Opportunities from companies and recruitment consultants

d. Hide From All

Your profile will be non searchable from both Users i.e. Professional users as well as Company Users so that you do not get any communication for Job or Network etc but you can apply against Jobs Posted after which your details will be visible to the concerned User

We can change these settings and its features from time to time.


7. How will we notify you of changes to this policy?

We’ll notify you when we make changes to this policy by updating the policy under “Privacy Policy” or “Privacy” Section. You may accordingly review the policy from time to time and decide to continuing using our Services or not. Using our Services after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on “Privacy Policy”, shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.