TalentDrive Privacy Policy

Updated January 1, 2019

TalentDrive LLC is committed to good privacy practices regarding your personal information. Your loyalty as a candidate, client or visitor is important, and we hope our concerns regarding your privacy, as described in this policy (the “Privacy Policy” or “Policy”), demonstrate TalentDrive’s commitment to making your experience with us an enjoyable and satisfying one.

This Privacy Policy applies to http://talentdrive.com owned and operated by TalentDrive LLC (“TalentDrive”, “we”, “us”, “our”). This Privacy Policy describes how TalentDrive collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

EU – U.S. Privacy Shield

TalentDrive participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. TalentDrive is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Economic Area countries and the United Kingdom, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. TalentDrive’s Privacy Shield Certification can be found here. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website: https://www.privacyshield.gov.

TalentDrive is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf.

TalentDrive complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal information from the EU and United Kingdom, including the onward transfer liability provisions. With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, TalentDrive is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, TalentDrive may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

In case of disputes, individuals whose data is subject to this Privacy Policy are able to seek resolution of their questions or complaints regarding the processing of their personal information in accordance with the Privacy Shield Principles. If an individual feels that Scout Exchange is not abiding by this Privacy Policy or is not in compliance with the Principles, he or she should first contact TalentDrive at the contact information provided below.

If an issue cannot be resolved through our internal dispute resolution mechanism, individuals may submit a complaint to the International Centre for Dispute Resolution American Arbitration ((ICDR/AA) which provides, at no cost to the individual, an independent third-party dispute resolution option based in the U.S. To contact ICDR/AA and/or learn more about their dispute resolution services, including instructions for submitting a complaint, please the site at www.adr.org. For residual complaints not fully or partially resolved by other means, you may be able to invoke binding arbitration as detailed in the Principles.

Note that, by using TalentDrive’s services and website you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the services or website. Your continued use of the services or website subsequent to changes to this Policy will mean that you accept the changes; therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or any other privacy issues in connection with TalentDrive’s services or its website, please e-mail us at privacy@TalentDrive.com.

The Information We Gather

TalentDrive gathers two types of information about users of its website and services:

  1. 1. Non-Personally Identifiable Information (information that does not identify a specific individual): When individuals use the services or website, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which links were “clicked.” Collecting such information involves the collection and logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each user of the services or website. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. The non- personally identifiable information we collect helps us identify the most popular areas of our website and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities. In addition, we may disclose some of this information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements. We collect and analyze non-personally identifiable information in part through the use of “cookies,” as discussed below.
    • Log Files – As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
    • TalentDrive and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions of our services or on our website.
    • We partner with a third-party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by contacting us at privacy@TalentDrive.com (or if located in the European union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads; you will continue to receive generic ads.
    • As of the effective date indicated at the top of this Privacy Policy, TalentDrive only uses its own cookies on our website. The cookies are used to store the job boards that a user has selected in their most recent search. This allows those same boards to be pre-selected in the user interface the next time that the user loads their TalentDrive app in their browser. The cookie only stores the board IDs and not any personal information. As the use of cookies may change over time, for the most current information on the cookies used with the TalentDrive website or services, please contact us at privacy@TalentDrive.com.
  2. 2. Personally Identifiable Information: In certain areas of the website TalentDrive may request that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, zip code, profession, or credit card information. In such situations we will seek to identify which informational items are required and which are optional. TalentDrive’s services are not available to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. In the event that you encounter any TalentDrive user who is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact privacy@TalentDrive.com.

How We Use (And Do Not Use) The Information We Gather

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the information we gather. Keep in mind that while TalentDrive encourages all third parties involved to adhere to our policies regarding the privacy of our visitors and members and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from TalentDrive or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with TalentDrive, who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact privacy@TalentDrive.com. We will be happy to forward your message to the third-party or contact the third-party on your behalf.

  1. 1. How we use (and do not use) non-personally identifiable information: We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful Services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors and clients, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the services. We may use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked through links to their sites.
  2. 2. How we use (and do not use) personally identifiable information: TalentDrive does not sell, re- sell or distribute for re-sale your personally identifiable information. We will share your personally identifiable information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy. If you believe that TalentDrive is using your personally identifiable information inappropriately, please notify TalentDrive at privacy@TalentDrive.com. In certain situations, TalentDrive may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. Please note that TalentDrive reserves the right to disclose information submitted by or concerning any visitor or client as we reasonably feel is necessary to protect our systems or business. Specifically, but without limitation, we reserve the right to disclose such information when a visitor or client is in violation of our Terms and Conditions or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any harmful, infringing or illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to disclose such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, bankruptcy proceedings, discovery requests, and as otherwise required by law, as well as in response to allegations of infringement.

Subject to the foregoing, TalentDrive uses your personally identifiable information in several ways: to customize various aspects of the services to your preferences; to send to you TalentDrive solicitations, product announcements, and the like that we feel may be of interest to you (you may “opt out” of receiving these materials, as provided below); to send to you certain e-mail messages that are critical to your use of the services, such as system status updates or order confirmations (because these messages contain important information, you may not be able to “opt out” of receiving such messages); to “pre-populate” forms that are displayed for the purpose of collecting individual data by TalentDrive; as may be necessary to support the operation of the services, such as for account maintenance, and record-keeping purposes. In addition to the circumstances described above, TalentDrive may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties as follows: If you “opt in” to receive promotional materials (see below), information you have made available to TalentDrive may be made available to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

All information made available to TalentDrive may be made available to our contractors, consultants, and professional advisors (such as attorneys or accountants), but only to the extent necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, and only under a duty of confidentiality.

If TalentDrive is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.

“Opting In”: You may choose to “opt in” to receive promotional materials from TalentDrive. You will be given the opportunity to “opt in” to receive such materials at every point at which we collect personally identifiable information through the services. You may change your “opt in” status or “opt out” with respect to such materials at any time by contacting us at privacy@TalentDrive.com. You may also contact those third parties directly.


Occasionally, TalentDrive may conduct surveys in order to better deliver advertisements and content and to better understand your needs relating to the services. We will not share your survey information with any third-party, except in aggregate form.


Our blog is managed by a third-party application that may require you to register to post a comment. We do not have access or control of the information posted to the blog. You will need to contact or login to the third-party application if you want the personally identifiable information that was posted to the comments section removed. To learn how the third-party application uses your information, please review their privacy policy.

Deleting or Correcting Your Personal Information

Upon request TalentDrive will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If you would like to have your personal information removed from TalentDrive’s database, or would like to correct an error in such information, please contact us at privacy@TalentDrive.com, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. We will respond to your request for access within 30 days.

Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within TalentDrive databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personal information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, TalentDrive reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former TalentDrive clients or users.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using transport layer security (TSL). We follow generally accepted standards to protect personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our website includes links to other sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of TalentDrive. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by means of a notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to privacy@TalentDrive.com, or write us at:

Privacy Office TalentDrive
501 Boylston Street
Third Floor
Boston, MA 02116