Jobcast Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Jobcast’s site, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

Jobcast doesn’t collect data in order to advertise to our users. The tracking we do at Jobcast is to make our product work as well as possible.

In order to give you the best possible experience using Jobcast, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Jobcast, includes your Internet Protocol address and information about your device (such as device or browser type).

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Jobcast Services

  • fight spam and other forms of abuse

  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Jobcast Services

When you create your Jobcast account, and authenticate/connect with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, like your Facebook page or Group name. We will never publish through your third-party account without your permission.

Information Disclosure

Jobcast won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (3) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to a legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Jobcast uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Calligo Canada, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Jobcast. We maintain two types of temporary logs: server logs and user event logs. By using Jobcast Services, you authorize Jobcast to transfer, store, and use your information in Canada and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Jobcast is not hosted by Jobcast. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Jobcast. For example YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear in a Jobcast post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Jobcast post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Jobcast does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Jobcast are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as your email address, through a form. We do our best to keep bad actors off of Jobcast. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Jobcast asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

If you embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users, you must provide near the embedded form a prominent link to an applicable Privacy Policy that clearly states how do you intend to use any information collected. Failure to do so may lead Jobcast to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example, to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.

Jobcast doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Jobcast network (which encompasses and custom domains hosted by Jobcast).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Jobcast Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Jobcast only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Jobcast account, you can access and modify your personal information, or delete your account here.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Jobcast may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Jobcast

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s “Settings” page

When you interact with an email sent from Jobcast (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Jobcast collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

Purposes of Processing

  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the services

  • Gather usage statistics of services

  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the services, Jobcast collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when you create an account and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Categories of Personal Data Collected

Logged out users (blog)

  • Reading history

  • IP address

  • Browser information

  • DNT status

Logged in users:

  • Username

  • Display name

  • Bio

  • Pictures

  • Email address

  • Session activity

  • Linked social media accounts

  • IP address

  • Browser information

  • Reading history (on Jobcast network only)

  • Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)

  • Billing information and history

Categories of Recipients

Jobcast shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure

  • Security

  • Communication & Support

  • Payment Processors

Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to your content on social media.

Payment Processors

Jobcast provides Services in conjunction with several payment processors, including Stripe and E-xact, through which users may pay for Jobcast memberships. Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.

When you delete your Jobcast account, Jobcast deletes your personal data as outlined in this document. However, to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with your payment provider, as Jobcast only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the services.

Embedded Content

Jobcast posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Potential Consequences of Processing

By creating an account on Jobcast, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.

Due to the public nature of information posted through Jobcast, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.

Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the services.

Cross-border Transfers

Jobcast is hosted in Canada. By using Jobcast services, you authorize Jobcast to transfer, store, and use your information in Canada and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.


Jobcast retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can delete your account at any time. Upon deletion, it may take several days for your personal data to be de-indexed from search engines, depending on those search engines’ practices, over which Jobcast may have limited or no control.

Rights of Data Subjects

  1. If you sign up for a Jobcast account, you may at any time access and update your personal information from the Settings page.

  2. You may correct information associated with your account from the Settings page.

  3. You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the Settings page (except to the extent Jobcast is prevented by law from deleting your information).

  4. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Jobcast with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.