You'll want to know what information AJR collects about you when you visit this site and what we do with the information. This policy statement will answer those questions, and as our services expand, this privacy policy will grow to cover all new services. This will govern all areas of the ajr.org Web site where information is collected. If you are a Job Seeker or a Job Advertiser, please read the User Agreements published with those registrations and linked below. The Privacy Policy is incorporated into the terms of those Agreements.
 
Automatic Information Collection
 
Each time you visit the Web site, we collect and analyze certain standard computer information, including but not limited to the Internet protocol (IP) address, your login, e-mail address, password, and computer connection information such as the type of browser and operating system you are using. We use this data to help us analyze the effectiveness of our Web site and the type of traffic on it. No one, other than ajr.org staff and our business partner Web master, has access to this information.
 
Links to Other Sites
 
If you transfer to another Web site through the use of one of the links you find here, the privacy policy at that Web site will apply to information collected at that site(s). Neither AJR, the University of Maryland, the College of Journalism, nor the University of Maryland Foundation is responsible for any of the information or activities on the linked sites.
 
We Do Use 'Cookies'
 
Cookies are alpha-numeric identifiers that our computer transfers to your computer. When cookies are transferred, our computer 'recognizes' you when you come back and allows your computer to respond to your return visit appropriately. Your own computer browser program will allow you to stop accepting cookies from this site or anyone else. You are not required to accept cookies in order to participate in the AJR Employment Section program.
 
When You Submit a Resume in a Job Search
 
When you decide to participate in a Job Search, your participation is subject to AJR's Job Seeker User Agreement, which is posted here. You are asked to register with ajr.org and to submit a resume. Your resume details are captured by the Web site and held in a file. When you fill out the resume format, you are asked to list four criteria for the job you are seeking: salary, industry, position, state. These four criteria are matched with the employer's posted categories. When all four points match, that employer is sent your full resume by e-mail.
 
You are given access to your own resume information all the time, by following instructions on the resume screen. You may access your resume and criteria at any time, change its content or withdraw it from publication.
 
No Web site user can find your resume or learn the fact that you have registered a job search unless they are an employer, offering a job with the same four criteria you have selected and registered with us as a Job Advertiser. No other type of advertiser can collect your personal information from this Web site. The information we collect is never sold to any third party, nor shared with AJR's business partners, or with the University of Maryland or its College of Journalism.
 
However, we may provide our advertisers and/or our University of Maryland affiliates with demographic information and totals about the users of the Employment Section (but not as individuals) that will better target ads to specific types of visitors. Also, we do collect all e-mail addresses. We reserve the right to use those for AJR's advertising purposes or to contact you again about the AJR Employment Section program.
 
When You Place An Advertisement for Job Seekers
 
To participate in the 'help wanted' feature in the AJR Employment section, you agree to abide by our Job Advertiser's Agreement, which is posted here. You are asked to register with ajr.org and to submit a job description. These details are captured by the Web site and held in a file. When you create the job description, you are asked to select four categories for the job you are offering. These four categories are matched with four criteria checked off by job seekers. When all four points match, your job description is sent to every job seeker whose criteria match your category.
 
You are given access to your own information all the time, by following instructions on the advertisement screen. You may access your advertisement at any time, change its terms or withdraw it from publication. The Job Advertiser's Agreement terms determine the payment due for the advertisement, no matter when the advertising is taken off-line. When you post an advertisement, you will be billed for payment after the initial promotion period.
 
The Job Advertisers' information will not be sold to any third party, nor shared with AJR's business partners, or with the University of Maryland or its College of Journalism.
 
However, we may provide our advertisers with demographic information about the users of the Employment Section (but not as individuals) that will better target ads to specific types of visitors. Also, we do collect all e-mail addresses. We reserve the right to use those for AJR's advertising purposes or to contact you again about the AJR Employment Section program.
 
Children under the age of 13 should not send information to us about themselves or anyone else. Should we learn that we have received information from a child under the age of 13 without verifying that the parents gave consent, we will delete the information promptly.
 
If you have questions about the privacy policy at ajr.org, please send an e-mail to editor@ajr.umd.edu or call 301-405-8803.