Jobs.progressive.com Privacy Policy

(Last updated November 13, 2007)

At Progressive, we work hard to protect your personal information. This Policy describes the information we collect about you and how we use and protect it. By using this Web site, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Policy.

Who does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy applies to visitors to jobs.progressive.com. This replaces all previous privacy policies for jobs.progressive.com that we have made available to you as of the date noted above. Visitors to other Progressive Web sites will be subject to different privacy policies. This Policy does not cover links to third party Web sites.

Portions of jobs.progressive.com are hosted by Vurv.com ("Vurv"). Information you submit through jobs.progressive.com will be processed by Vurv and provided to Progressive. Both Progressive and Vurv will adhere to the privacy standards stated below.

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What information do you collect about me?

The information we collect at jobs.progressive.com allows you to search for jobs with Progressive, submit your resume online, update your career or contact information electronically, and receive notification of job availability via e-mail.

To make your repeat use with us more convenient, we will retain for at least a year all of the personal information we gather about you. Of course, you can correct or update your account profile and resume at any time.

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Who might get information about me from Progressive?

We will not provide your personal information to other companies for their marketing purposes.

We may, however, share your personal information for what we feel are legitimate business, legal or compliance purposes. For example, we may share personal information with third parties who perform functions on our behalf, including hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, handling additional employment screening or application services, and providing e-mail services. These third parties will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions.

We may also share personal information with third parties to prevent or detect fraud, comply with the law, comply with requests by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, enforce our Terms and Conditions, protect the rights, property, or safety of our Web site, Web site visitors and others, or in connection with a sale of all or a portion of our business.

We may disclose and transfer personal information to a third party who seeks to acquire or acquires all or a portion of Progressive's business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets.

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How will we use your e-mail address?

When you register on jobs.progressive.com, we collect your e-mail address so that we can contact you about your account with us. At your request, we will also use your e-mail address to provide updates regarding jobs with Progressive about which you have inquired, as well for email subscriptions which you have opted to receive. You can stop receiving these updates at any time by following the link and instructions provided within each online message.

To ensure you get our e-mails, we or our e-mail service provider may receive confirmations when you open them or click through e-mail links. These confirmations may also show whether your e-mail application supports graphics, so we can tailor our messages to you.

We will not share your e-mail address with other companies for their marketing purposes. Other companies may help us send e-mail, but we don't allow them to keep your e-mail address for their use.

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How do we protect your information?

We restrict access to personal information about you to our employees and others who we feel must use it to provide products or services to you. Their use of the information is limited by our employee code of conduct, applicable law and written agreements where appropriate. We also maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable laws to protect your information.

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What is P3P, and how does it affect you?

The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project ("P3P") is a standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium ("W3C") to provide an automated way for you to understand the use of personal information on Web sites you visit. For more information on P3P and the W3C, click here.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6.0 uses P3P, and other browsers may use it soon. To enhance your online experience, jobs.progressive.com is P3P enabled. If your browser uses P3P, it will automatically detect our (and Vurv's) P3P Privacy Statements.

We have attempted to describe our privacy practices accurately using the standardized P3P specifications. However, due to the parameters chosen by the W3C and certain limitations in the technology, the P3P Privacy Statements do not describe our privacy practices as accurately as the Privacy Policy stated above. Accordingly, where there are discrepancies between the Privacy Policy for the Progressive Jobs site and P3P Privacy Statements, the Privacy Policy will control.

Please note: If your browser's privacy setting is either "High," or "Block all Cookies,"you may be unable to do certain online functions. We use cookies to save information entered during your online session. However, these cookies will be blocked on the High and Block all Cookie settings, and the process may not function as expected. Therefore, you will need to lower your privacy setting to ensure cookies are enabled.

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What does the technical jargon mean?

Cookie: A small text file of information saved in your computer when you access certain Web pages. Cookies hold information that identifies you to the Web site (and only that Web site) that gave you the cookie. A session cookie — one that is stored for use only while you are on our Web site — will be used.

Internet protocol (IP) address: The numbers that are translated into a domain name, like "progressive.com." The address is a string of four numbers separated by periods (such as 111.22.3.244) used to represent a computer or other device on the Internet.

Operating system: The program responsible for overseeing the basic hardware resources of a computer such as disk drives, memory, keyboard, screen and CPU. UNIX, DOS, Windows and Macintosh System 7 are examples of operating systems.

Session ID: The code used to keep track of a person (using a browser) as they interact with a server. Since the server may interact with many people simultaneously, a session ID is needed to keep track of each person individually.

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