This Privacy Policy covers the collection, use and disclosure of information collected through the websites owned and operated by DirectEmployers Association (hereafter, “DE”, “We”, “Us”), such as, but not limited to, and This Privacy Policy describes how DirectEmployers Association collects and uses the personal information you provide. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Information Collection and Use

We collect the following personal information from you when you visit our websites or sign up to use DirectEmployers Software:

  • Contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Company name and address
  • Unique identifiers such as user name, account number, password
  • Profile information, such as work history, education, and military service
  We use this information to:
  • Register you for an account
  • Administer your account
  • Assess the needs of your business to determine suitable products
  • Send you requested service information such as saved searches
  • Respond to customer service requests
  • Send you a newsletter
  • Send you marketing communications
  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Improve our website and marketing efforts
  • Conduct research and analysis

Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy.

Employer Data Access

We may share your job search activity and profile data with employers with whom you have interacted via our services. Employers may use your job search activity and profile data to send you messages, such as job opportunities, hiring events, career fairs, and general information about their company. Employers may also export your profile data to load into career marketing, customer relationship management, and applicant tracking systems. You may opt-out or decline such sharing of information by updating your account settings.

Service Providers

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service or sending emails. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are contractually obligated to keep your information confidential.

Legal Disclaimer

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request
  • if DE 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 personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so

User Access and Choice

If your personal information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by making the change on your user account settings page or by submitting a service request via the Contact page. You may deactivate or delete your account from the account settings page at any time, or contact us directly. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

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.

Opt-out Preferences

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us via the Contact page.

Tracking Technologies / Cookies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by DirectEmployers Association, our member companies and our partners (talent networks, partner job sites, company microsites and career sites), affiliates, or analytics or service providers (error and performance tracking and monitoring, traffic analysis). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. We use cookies to remember users’ settings, sites visited and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Analytics & Site Usage

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This information is used in an anonymous role only to diagnose and troubleshoot site performance.

We make use of analytics technology that allows us to see where and when jobs are being viewed in order to provide information to owner of the job posting. This information is anonymized, but does show the physical location of a site user to the city level as a broad demographic. We do not track a granular location than city.

In order to improve the usability and functionality of the site, we make use of technology that allows us to view user sessions on the site. The username is visible to DE staff, but all PII data is masked in these recordings and is not accessible by anyone. These recordings are never made available to non staff.

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting

We may partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (if located in the European Union, click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Local Storage Objects

We use Local Storage such as HTML5 to store content and preferences related to user-interface manipulation and display. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity also use HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.


The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as your username and password) in any log-in portal, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the 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. If you have any questions about security on our website, you may contact us using the Contact page.

Additional Information

Links to 3rd Party Sites

Our sites include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of DE. 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.


We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you may contact us using the Contact page.

Social Media Widgets

Our website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, links to our various social media pages and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Changes To This 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 email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Us

DirectEmployers Association
7602 Woodland Drive
Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 874-9000