RealRecruit® Privacy and Cookie Policy

RealRecruit® Privacy and Cookie Policy

Last Updated on August 29, 2017.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy (the "Policy") is effective immediately for users registering accounts after that.

RealRecruit, LLC has created this Privacy and Cookie policy in order to explain how we process information that we receive via our website and mobile applications (collectively "RealRecruit®"). This Policy applies only to information we collect through RealRecruit®. This Policy does not apply to information that we collect through other channels, such as information that we collect offline, from other websites or from emails you send us.

By using RealRecruit®, you do hereby warrant and represent that you have read, understand and agree to all terms and conditions stated herein, including our Terms of Use and Community Guidelines, available at, which is incorporated herein by reference and which govern the use of the services offered by RealRecruit® You further warrant and represent that you are giving RealRecruit® permission to use and store such information consistent with this privacy policy and our Terms of Service.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information that You Provide Us Actively

When you fill out registration forms, submit your review or provide us with other information actively, you will know what information we are collecting because you are actively submitting it. Because we change our offerings and features from time to time, the options you have to provide us with personal information also may change, but here are some examples of situations in which you may decide to provide personal information to us:

  • Creating an account;
  • Signing up for email alerts;
  • Completing a form related to one of our products or services;
  • Completing a review;
  • Contacting us for technical support or customer service.

Depending on how you interact with RealRecruit®, the personal information we collect from you may vary. For example, to create an account we may ask only for an email address and password. In other circumstances, such as when you complete a form related to a particular service offering, we may ask you to provide other information, which may include your name, phone number, and/or postal address. You should not include sensitive personal data (such as, social security number, driver’s license number, credit or debit card numbers, etc.) in any review submitted to RealRecruit® Additionally, you should avoid submitting such sensitive personal data in any other scenarios, except where we specifically prompt you to provide such information. If you have a question about whether a request for personal information is legitimate, please feel free to contact us at before submitting any sensitive data.

If you connect to RealRecruit® using Facebook, Google+, or another social networking site (each a "Social Networking Site"), we will receive information that you authorize the Social Networking Site to share with us, including information about your friends and connections on that Social Networking Site. Any information that we collect from your Social Networking Site account may depend on the privacy settings you have set with the Social Networking Site, so please consult the Social Networking Site’s privacy and data practices.

Information We Collect by Automated Means

Individuals typically access RealRecruit® through their computer, laptop, mobile device, tablet, or other internet-enabled device (each a "Device"). When you use RealRecruit®, your Device is automatically providing information to us so we can respond and customize our response to you. The information we collect by automated means may vary, but generally includes technical information about your Device, such as your IP address or other Device identifier. We may also collect information relating to usage information and statistics about your interaction with RealRecruit® Such information may include the URLs of our web pages that you visited, URLs of referring and exiting pages, page views, time spent on a page, number of clicks, platform type, location data, and other information about how you used RealRecruit®

Automated means of data collection include the following:

IP Address, Web Browser, and Device Information. When you visit a RealRecruit® website, your Device automatically sends us your Internet protocol ("IP") address so that the web pages you request can be sent to and accessed on your Device. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the Device that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. We use your IP address to determine additional information, such as whether the Device has ever been used to visit RealRecruit® before, which RealRecruit® features were used the most often, and how much time was spent on a page.

Web Beacons and Log Files. RealRecruit® uses a variety of "Web Beacons," including "pixel tags", "web beacons", "clear GIFs", or similar means in connection with RealRecruit® and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of users, record the IP address of your Device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of Device and/or browser used, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about RealRecruit® usage and response rates. We may also engage one or more third party service providers to serve online advertisements on our behalf. They may use a "pixel tag" to collect anonymous information about your visits to RealRecruit® and to other websites, and they may use that information to target advertisements for goods and services. This information is typically collected in "log files," which we generally track traffic on RealRecruit®, and our websites. We use this information for a variety of purposes, including the management of our online advertising by establishing which ads may be relevant to our users, as well whether an advertisement led you to access RealRecruit®. This information is collected anonymously, in a manner that does not personally identify you.

Location Data. If you access RealRecruit® using a mobile Device, we will collect your physical location if you have enabled this feature. Even if you are not using a mobile Device, information about your general location may be discernable from your Device’s IP address or the URLs we receive.

Cookies. We also collect information using cookies to help us identify you when you visit RealRecruit®, and we may share cookies with third-party advertisers or advertising networks to serve you relevant, targeted ads. See the section entitled Cookie Policy and Ad Choices below for more information regarding our use of cookies.

Information Third Parties Collect from RealRecruit®

Third parties can, through the use of Web Beacons on our website, collect information such as the IP address of your Device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party.

If you respond to ads posted by third parties or submit information to third parties via RealRecruit®, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.

If you come to RealRecruit® through social media sites, from other websites or with devices that enable third parties to collect information from or about you, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.

Do Not Track Signals

We do not currently respond to 'do not track' signals and similar settings or mechanisms.

When you use RealRecruit®, we try to provide a customized experience.

How We Use Information

We may use the information we collect:

  • to provide you with personalized content and services;
  • to moderate and display the school reviews, coach reviews, and other content (as defined in our Terms of Use) that you have submitted for the benefit of our other users;
  • to customize and improve the features, performance, and support of RealRecruit®;
  • to show you relevant information, if you connect to RealRecruit® through a Social Networking Site, from your Social Networking Site friends and connections, and to allow you to share information with them;
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  • for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, and service improvement;
  • to communicate with you regarding our services;
  • to analyze use of RealRecruit® and improve RealRecruit®;
  • to create aggregate and statistical data that does not identify you individually and that we can commercialize;
  • for other purposes that you separately authorize as you interact with RealRecruit®;
  • to enforce our Terms of Use; and/or
  • as otherwise set forth in this Policy.

How We Share Information

We do not disclose your individual account or usage data to third parties, except as follows:

  • With your consent;
  • We use affiliated and unaffiliated service providers all over the world that help us deliver our service and run our business subject to strict confidentiality agreements;
  • We share aggregated usage statistics that cannot be used to identify you individually;
  • We will disclose data if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (1) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants or legal process served on us; (2) to enforce our RealRecruit® Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (4) as we otherwise deem necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of us, the users of our services, or third parties. Our general procedure with respect to civil subpoenas requesting user data is to require a court order, binding on RealRecruit®, before we release such information;
  • In a reorganization or sale of our company or assets, your data may be transferred, subject to the acquirer accepting the commitments made in this Statement and compliance with applicable law;
  • If you apply for a particular job through RealRecruit®, we will disclose your personal information to the employer to whom you apply;
  • We may invite you to include your resume or other information in more generally available formats. For example, we may introduce services for employers, recruiters and others that rely on accessing our database of user information. Subject to visibility settings that you control, subscribers to those services will be able to view information that you post;
  • We may share certain information that does not identify you personally, but which is unique to your use of RealRecruit®, such as job titles that you have entered at the time of registration or on your profile; when we share such information, we do not link job titles with your name when we provide this information to others, such as advertisers, recruiters or employers.

Cookie Policy and Ad Choices

This Cookie policy describes how RealRecruit, Inc.("we", "our", "us") uses Cookies and similar technologies. For more information on our general data privacy practices, please see our Privacy Policy.


Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your Device when you first visit a page. We use cookies, web beacons, locally shared objects (sometimes called "flash cookies"), mobile identifiers and similar technologies ("Cookies") to help us recognize you on RealRecruit®, enhance your user experience, understand RealRecruit® usage, and show you relevant advertising. By visiting RealRecruit®, you consent to their placement of in your browser in accordance with this Policy.

When do we use Cookies?

We may set Cookies when you visit RealRecruit®. They may also be set by other websites or services that run content on the page you’re visiting. After you register on RealRecruit®, we may connect information stored in Cookies with other information received from you.

What types of Cookies do we use?

We use two types of Cookies on RealRecruit®: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave RealRecruit® A persistent Cookie remains on your device for much longer until you manually delete it (how long the Cookie remains will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific Cookie and your browser settings).

What are Cookies used for?

Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of RealRecruit®, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. The data stored in Cookies is anonymous and is not linked to your personally identifiable information without your permission. Cookies may link to certain unique, non-personally identifiable information such as the information that you entered at time of registration or on your profile, but this is not linked to your name or any personally identifiable information.

We use cookies for things like:

Authentication: We use Cookies to help us determine whether or not you’ve signed in to RealRecruit® and to keep you signed in during visits as you access different pages.

Security: We use Cookies to enable and support security features, prevent fraud, and protect your data from unauthorized access.

Preferences and Features: We use Cookies to enable features, help us provide you with personalized content such as showing you your recent search activity.

Advertising: We use Cookies to deliver, evaluate and improve advertising, such as by using information about you to provide relevant advertising both on and off RealRecruit® Our partners may use a cookie to determine whether you’ve already been shown an ad or how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interacted with an ad.

Analytics and Performance: We use Cookies to analyze how our visitors use RealRecruit® and to monitor site performance. These Cookies help us to identify and fix errors, understand and improve services, research and test out different features, and monitor how our visitors reach our sites.

Ad Choices and Managing Cookies

RealRecruit® works with several third parties to provide you with personalized, interest-based advertising. We may target ads to you on and off RealRecruit® using:

  • Cookies (both on and off RealRecruit®);
  • Location information, to the extent you have enabled location tracking on your mobile device;
  • Member-providedprofile information;
  • Your use of RealRecruit® (for example, your RealRecruit® search history); and/or
  • Information fromthird-parties(including advertising partners, publishers, and data aggregators) which we use to help deliver relevant ads to you.

We work with third parties, such as Google Analytics, to provide analytics services that may use the Cookies set on your device to measure the performance of advertising and track traffic to RealRecruit® generally. In addition, we have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, which categorizes cookie information so that we and third-party service providers may better deliver advertisements that are relevant and useful to you on RealRecruit® and various websites across the internet. You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting services by visiting Google Ads Settings or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.

You may be able to opt out of other third-party advertiser and ad network placement of Cookies or targeted advertising by visiting the following links: Network Advertising Initiative, Digital Advertising Alliance, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (for users in the EU), The Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (for users in Canada); or by following opt-out instructions of the advertising networks, analytics providers and other advertising third parties we work with listed here. You will continue to receive generic ads by companies not listed with these opt-out tools.

You may also be able to disable placement of some (but not all) Cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies, though this may worsen your user experience. If you delete your browser cookies, your opt-out cookie will also be deleted. Additionally, if you change computers or web browsers, you will need to opt out again. A useful resource for information about deleting and controlling cookies can be found at

Please note: if ads or other features on RealRecruit® are provided by third parties, those parties also may set and use their own Cookies that are subject to those third parties' privacy notices and policies. RealRecruit® does not have access to, or control over, these Cookies.

Other Important Privacy Information

Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

You can manage your account settings in the "Account Settings" page on RealRecruit® We may provide you with the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes and to unsubscribe from newsletters and marketing emails.

We may send you notifications, promotional communications, or other messages using the contact information (e.g., your e-mail address) you provided to us when you registered or when you requested information from us. You may opt-out of continuing to receive optional messages by following the instructions included in each message. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions or all functionalities of RealRecruit® Also, you can control most of the e-mails you receive from us by editing your e-mail preferences within "My Account" settings on the site. You release us from any responsibility for communications you do not receive.

We may send you service-related announcements when we believe it is necessary to do so. Generally, you may not opt-out of these announcements, which are not primarily promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you have the option to deactivate your account.

In some cases, you can stop or limit the information we collect by automated means. To learn more about how you may be able to stop or limit our receipt of that information please review the section entitled Cookie Policy and Ad Choices.

Security Safeguards

Security. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect online. However, no company can fully eliminate security risks, so we cannot make guarantees about any part of our services. You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret. Once you have registered with us, we will never ask you for your password. Please create a unique password for RealRecruit® and do not use it for any other web services or applications. Do not share your password with anyone else.

If you enter credit card information on RealRecruit® in connection with a purchase, that information is sent directly from your browser to the third-party service provider we use to manage credit card processing and we do not store it on our servers. The service provider is not permitted to use the information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.

Privacy of Minors. RealRecruit® recognizes that some of its users may be under 18 years of age ("Minors"). Be aware that minors may be subject to certain protections and restrictions, depending on their governing jurisdiction. Minors must obtain parental consent to use RealRecruit® Minors under 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from using RealRecruit® or providing any personal information. If you become aware that a Minor under 13 years of age has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

RealRecruit® is based in the U.S., and the Company’s offices are headquartered in the U. S. Please be aware that information you provide to RealRecruit® and that RealRecruit® obtains as a result of your use of RealRecruit® may be processed and transferred to the U.S. and be subject to U.S. law. The privacy and data protection laws in the U.S. may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using RealRecruit, or by providing RealRecruit® with your information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U. S. RealRecruit® will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that you data is treated securely in accordance with this Policy.

Certain state and federal laws, such state freedom of information or blue sky laws, the Student Right to Know Act (20 U.S.C. § 1092(e)), the Equity in Athletics Act (20 U.S.C. § 1092(g)), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), and others may apply to Content and interactions facilitated by RealRecruit®. Furthermore, it is possible that Content and interactions may become the subject of legal proceedings that require disclosure. RealRecruit® will disclose data if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (1) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants or legal process served on us; (2) to enforce our RealRecruit® Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (4) as we otherwise deem necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of us, the users of our services, or third parties. Our general procedure with respect to civil subpoenas requesting user data is to require a court order, binding on RealRecruit®, before we release such information and to seek the entry of a robust protective order whenever possible and appropriate.

Members and Institutional Users are encouraged to to hold themselves to the highest levels of ethics, integrity and to act accordingly when using RealRecruit®. Your access to RealRecruit® may be immediately terminated upon the suspicion that you are using RealRecruit® to circumvent any laws or regulations or to shield information from public view when such public view is allowable and compelled by law.

If we make changes to our Privacy and Cookie Policy, we will post the changes here and update the effective date at the top of our policy.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our Privacy and Cookie Policy, we will post the changes here and update the effective date at the top of our policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy and Cookie Policy please contact us by sending us an email to