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Privacy Policy


  • (1) General. EmployGeorgia.com is a secure, web-based system for resume building and job search. The privacy and security of visitors to this website (hereinafter "Site") is respected, and state and federal law requires the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) to protect the confidentiality of your information. These policies govern the collection, use, disclosure, and security of information that may be obtained from this Site.
    • (a) Information Collected. During your use of this Site, some or all of the following information may be collected:
      • 1. domain name used to access the Internet;
      • 2. IP address used to access the Site;
      • 3. type of browser and operating system used to access the Site;
      • 4. Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to this Site;
      • 5. pages you visit within this Site; and
      • 6. links made to other websites;
    • (b) Purpose. Information is collected for statistical purposes and for evaluating this Site to make it more useful.
    • (c) Voluntarily Provided Information. If you voluntarily provide personal information, GDOL will collect such information. Examples of personal information may include:
      • 1. email address;
      • 2. your contact information (name, address, or phone number, etc.);
      • 3. information submitted for the purpose of completing or submitting an application or form online such as knowledge, skills, abilities, and work history; and
      • 4. other information volunteered such as responses to surveys or in an email message or a web form.
      • 5. Many pieces of the personal information collected such as gender, race, ethnicity, and date of birth are collected to meet federal reporting requirements.
  • (2) Extent of Personal Information. Generally, the information collected, whether or not personally identifiable, is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and other graphic formats you submit. Information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
  • (3) Cookies. "Cookies" may occasionally be used to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser and they provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to a website. Cookies created on your computer by using this Site do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. "Cookies" may be required for online services to ensure identification for added security. In most cases, this information is temporary in nature (called session cookies) and is deleted as soon as you leave the website or close your browser.
  • (4) Information Disclosure. As a general rule, personal information collected online will not be disclosed to entities outside of State of Georgia departments and agencies except where you have given permission, or where sharing such information is consistent with and necessary for providing a service requested by you, or where the information is considered public information under the Georgia Open Records Act O.C.G.A. 50-18-70 et seq., or other applicable laws, or where required by law. Visitors should be aware that information collected through this Site may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure. Additionally, for job seekers, when using this Site, you voluntarily agree to be entered into our computerized system and when you request or accept a job referral, your name and contact information will be provided to the employer(s) with whom you wish to contact. Under no circumstances will your Social Security Number information be disclosed, displayed, or disseminated to a prospective employer.
  • (5) Security. Several tools, policies, and protocols are used to safeguard the submission of information through this Site. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of the entire operating environment as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content, as well as the electronic transmission of information.
    • (a) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For the transmittal of private information, this Site uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol to safeguard your sensitive personal information. SSL protocol is the industry's accepted form of encryption, providing the highest level of protection possible for Internet communications. Using this widely accepted form of encryption, your information is encrypted from your computer to the Portal computer processing your request which is located behind a secure firewall.
  • (6) Tips for Online Use
    • (a) To further secure your privacy, do not divulge any personal information or passwords or sensitive information (e.g. social security number) to anyone in a phone call or e-mail. When finished with applications that are password protected or require the input of your personal information, it is always recommended that you close or otherwise exit all instances of your browser.
    • (b) Before you enter your sensitive information into any website, check the browser connection to verify that the URL is secure. It should contain https://. Additionally, some browsers may also signify a secure connection with a lock symbol typically located in the bottom right corner of the browser window.
    • (c) Make sure you are not using an old web browser.
    • (d) Keep your web browser up-to-date by installing security patches or upgrading to a new version when they are made available.
    • (e) Do not use any personally identifying information to create a user name or password.
    • (f) Do not include confidential and/or personally indentifying information such as Social Security Number, date of birth, bank account or credit card information, in email correspondence.
    • (g) Protect Your Identity During Your Job Search
  • (7) Changes to this Privacy and Security Statement. Revisions to this Privacy Statement will be posted to this location with the last date of revision at the top of this page.
  • (8) Goal. Our goal is to provide all services to customers in an accessible, efficient, and friendly manner while maintaining their privacy. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy/security, please contact us.