TalentsinAfrica Limited. (“TIA”) respects the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how we collect, use, manipulate, store, destroy, and disclose information in connection with our Services and with our Website. By accessing our Website and/or using our Services, you agree to the provisions of this Privacy Policy and to our Terms. Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms have the meanings defined in the Terms. Please note that except as otherwise described below, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the processing of any information by third parties. For example, when users jobseekers to apply to a job post, the Services may redirect the user to an Employer’s career page to submit a profile. Information collected through such a third-party site is not subject to this Privacy Policy, but is instead subject to the Employer’s privacy policy.

We make our Services available to different types of users. As discussed further below, the information that the Services collect from and share about a user may depend on the user type. An individual may be one or more of these types of users depending on the nature of his or her interactions with our Services.

  • Job Seeker: An individual who create profile, searches and apply for a job on the website
  • Employer/recruiter: An entity that has an employer profile on the Website, create Career page, post jobs on the Website, or accepts job applications using the Website.
  • Guest Writer: An individual who drafts articles, posts content or creates other content displayed on the Website.

We collect certain information about users, including Personal Information, in order to fulfill our lawful business interests, including in connection with the Services. “Personal Information” is any information related to an identified or identifiable person, especially by reference to an identifier such as a name, location data, email address or phone number, or other factors specific to a person’s identity. We collect only the information necessary to fulfill our lawful business interests, and keep your information only as long as is necessary to fulfill those interests. We may combine Personal Information with other information, in which case we will treat the combined information as Personal Information. We also may combine information that we collect about you through the Services with additional information that we or third parties collect in other contexts—such as our communications with you via email or phone, or your customer service records. In those circumstances, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
You can visit the Website and use some of the other Services without providing any information, including Personal Information. However, if you choose not to provide Personal Information, we may not be able to provide you with access to, or use of, some of the Services. As described below, we do automatically collect certain information when you use the Services. The Services also require you to provide Personal Information when you register as a job seeker, recruiter, or Employer.

We collect various types of Personal Information about Members in connection with the Services, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address and password
  • Work and educational history
  • Company and job title or details
  • Photograph
  • Other information contained on Member profile
  • Information about which jobs seekers apply to through the Services
  • Payment information

We collect various types of Personal Information about guest writer, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Photograph
We may ask for additional information about guest writers in order to determine whether they are a good fit for the Services. Information may be requested through such means as applications, telephone screenings, and reference checks. TIA makes some of the guest writer information identified above available to Members and/or the public for the purpose of providing the Services. We also collect and retain rating information provided by Members about guest writers for each content they read on our website.

TIA uses physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your information against loss or unauthorized access, use, modification, or deletion. However, no security program is 100% secure, and thus we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Depending on your location and where applicable law requires, you may have the following choices with respect to your Personal Information:

  • The right to access your Personal Information;
  • The right to update your Personal Information by emailing us or, where appropriate, amending the personal details contained in your registered account with us. If practically possible, we will make corrections (where appropriate) based on your updated information;
  • The right to withdraw your consent with respect to Personal Information that is collected on the basis of your consent;
  • The right to request deletion of your Personal Information or object to its processing; and
  • The right to lodge a complaint with us or, as applicable, with a supervisory authority.
If you want to learn more about the Personal Information that TIA has about you, or you would like to exercise your choices regarding your Personal Information, including updating or changing that information, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by contact us page on the website. If you no longer want to receive marketing communications from TIA, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions that are included at the bottom of each message. Please note that if you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, you will still receive administrative messages. Please note that due to technical reasons there will likely be a delay in accessing or deleting your Personal Information from our systems if you request it. We also will retain personal Information in order to comply with the law, protect our and others’ rights, resolve disputes or enforce our legal terms or policies, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

The Services are not directed to children under the age of 16, and TIA does not knowingly collect Personal Information or other Information from anyone under the age of 16.

Technology and the Internet are rapidly changing. We may change the Services in the future and as a consequence will need to revise this Privacy Policy to reflect those changes. We will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Website with a “Revised date” that indicates when the revised Privacy Policy will take effect, and we will notify you (as provided in the Terms) of any such changes. We encourage you to review this page periodically.

The Services are not directed to children under the age of 16, and TIA does not knowingly collect Personal Information or other Information from anyone under the age of 16.

We collect various types of Personal Information about Recruiters/Employers, including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address and password
  • Company Profile
  • Phone number
  • Contact person details
  • Content posted by Employers
  • Payment information
TIA may make certain of the Recruiter/Employer information identified above available to Members and/or the public for the purpose of providing the Services.

From time to time, we may ask our users to participate in surveys, contests, promotions, and sweepstakes which may be used to collect Personal Information. Participation is completely voluntary and declining to participate will not impact your use of the Services.

We collect certain payment and billing information when you free sessions expired.. You might also provide payment information, such as payment card details, which we collect via secure payment processing services we use to manage credit card processing and we do not store it on our servers.

We also collect information automatically through the Services. This may include information such as your IP address and domain name, your location as inferred from your IP address, your internet service provider, the date and time of your visit to the Website, your use of the Services during your current session and over time (including the pages you view and the files you download), the URLs from the websites you visit before and after navigating to the Website, your computer’s or mobile device’s operating system and browser type, and your software and hardware attributes (including device IDs). We collect such information using a variety of mechanisms, including the following: Server Logs. When you visit the Website, we automatically receive and record certain information from your computer (or other device) and your browser. This may include data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, or features you use on the Website, and your general geographic location as inferred from your IP address. To obtain such information, we may use server logs or similar applications that recognize your computer or other devices and gather information about their online activity. Cookies. We use cookies in providing the Services. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer or other device by your web browser. A cookie allows the Services to recognize whether you have visited before and may store user preferences and other information. For example, cookies can be used to collect information about your use of the Services during your current session and over time (including the pages you view and the files you download), your computer or device’s operating system and browser type, your Internet service provider, your domain name and IP address, your general geographic location, the website you visited prior to accessing Services, and the link you use to leave the Services. We use the following types of cookies to collect information: Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential to the functioning of the Services and allow you to interact with and use the features of the Services. If these cookies are not permitted by your browser, we will not be able to provide certain features of the Services to you. Preference Cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about your choices and preferences, such as your preferred language or the country from which you visit the Services. We use this information to customize the Services to your preferences. Analytics Cookies: Our third-party service providers may use cookies to collect information about you and the use of the Services for analytics purposes. For more information and to opt out, please read the section below titled “Third-Party Analytics and Targeted Advertising.” Advertising Cookies: The Services may use cookies to make advertising messages more relevant to you. For more information and to opt out, please read the section below titled “Third-Party Analytics and Targeted Advertising.” If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your computer. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the Website may not operate correctly. Pixel tags. The Services that you receive from us may use an application known as a “pixel tag” (also known as a “clear gif” or “web beacon”). A pixel tag is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. It can be embedded in a web page or in an email to transmit information, which could include Personal Information. For example, it allows an email sender to determine whether a user has opened a particular email. Deleting or blocking cookies will not stop the collection of information through pixel tags and similar tracking mechanisms. However, as discussed in the section below titled “Third-Party Analytics and Targeted Advertising,” you can take steps to limit how such information is used for advertising purposes. Even in that event, we may continue to use the information for other purposes, including analytics. Local storage. We also may use HTML5 local storage to collect and retain certain information about you. Data in local storage is not deleted when you clear your cookies, but it can be deleted by following the instructions provided by your browser developer. We may partner with certain third parties to collect, analyze, and use some of the Personal Information described above. For example, we may allow third parties to set cookies or use pixel tags on the Services or in email communications from The Muse. This information may be used for a variety of purposes, including analytics and targeted advertising, as described below.

In some cases, we use the mechanisms described above to track users when they navigate to and on third-party sites. For example, we may use cookies, pixels, scripts, or other tracking mechanisms to identify when a user of the Services goes to the website of one of our business partners and applies for a job. This information enables us, among other things, to analyze how many applicants for a specific position learned about it on TIA. Although we do not disclose Personal Information combined with such tracking data to our business partners, we may provide de-identified information and analytics as discussed in the section below titled “How We Share Information with Third Parties.”

We may use information, including Personal Information, for a variety of purposes, as described below.

We do not knowingly collect, and we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information on or through the Services. Such information includes, but is not limited to, social security numbers, financial account information (except for payment information as required), and information related to or revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background, or trade union membership.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at [email protected] or contact us by mail at: Attn: Legal
Talents in Africa Limited
P.O.Box 4328 Mamprobi
West Africa

We use the Personal Information that we collect about users, including job seekers guest writers and recruiters/ Employers, to:

  • Provide the Services to you and other users;
  • Fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us, respond to your requests, or otherwise complete a transaction that you initiate, including payment processing;
  • Review, evaluate, and verify the credentials and experience of job seekers, including through screenings and reference checks;
  • Post jobs and other company information for Employers;
  • Transmit or redirect job seekers profiles to Employers;
  • Send administrative communications related to the Services;
  • Communicate with users through email notices, newsletters, and updates, including promotional communications about topics, products, jobs, and services that we believe will be of interest to users;
  • Administer surveys, contests, or promotions;
  • Engage in analysis and research concerning the Services, improve users’ experiences with the Services, and otherwise enhance the quality of our products and services;
  • Create a custom experience for users and tailor our Services to users’ individual interests and preferences;
  • Comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements, or to protect our rights and interests, as described below in the “Legal Purposes” subsection of this Policy;
  • Compile and share aggregated information;
  • Count and recognize visitors to the Services and analyze how visitors use the Services;
  • Engage in analytics or targeted advertising as described in the “Third-Party Analytics and Targeted Advertising” section below; and
  • For any other business purpose permitted by law.

We partner with certain third parties to collect information to engage in analytics, auditing, research, and reporting. These third parties may use web logs, pixel tags, or similar online tracking mechanisms, and they may set and access cookies on your computer or other device. For example, as discussed above, Employers may use pixel tags or scripts supplied by The Muse to track when users navigate to their websites and submit job applications. Among other providers, the Services use Google Analytics to help collect and analyze certain information for the purposes discussed above. You may opt out of the use of cookies by Google Analytics here.