Privacy Statement

 

Your Privacy is Important to Us

Faculty for the Future is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe, secure user experience. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes described in the website.

 
  Information About Faculty for the Future users   We gather aggregate and general information on the use of the website, such as how the site is used or which information is of most interest to end-users of the site. Users in this case are always anonymous. This information helps us to improve the site. Individual information is used for reporting only in the case of individuals who are supported through Faculty For The Future and who have agreed to submit information for reporting purposes.

In general, all information gathered is for two purposes:

  • To provide a network for individuals who are interested in job and research opportunities in academe, and research related opportunities in government and industry.
  • To provide data on students who receive support from the Faculty for the Future project.
 
  Security When Transmitting Personal Information  

Whenever you enter information into one of the FFF websites and submit it to the server, the information will be transmitted from the location of your computer to the FFF server. Although unlikely, it is possible for others to intercept the information on its way from your location to our server. However, we have secured the website where you enter your resume, making it very hard for others to view or intercept that information when it is being transmitted. Secure websites use an encryption process where the information is encoded before it is sent from your computer and decoded when it reaches its location.

 
  Security of Stored Information in the Database  

While your information is being stored in the FFF database, it can only be viewed by authorized personnel as stated in the About This Site section. Prior approval is always needed to gain access to the information in the database. The database is protected through several security measures such as firewalls, access codes, etc.

 
  General Information Disclosure   The FFF website is designed to provide individuals access to a national network of academic administrators and faculty who are looking for candidates for faculty and postdoctoral positions and/or recruiting graduate students and undergraduate researchers. By registering your resume with FFF, you agree to release your information to these people. This is done in two ways:
  1. Your registered resume is searchable on the FFF database by authorized university and college faculty and administrators.
  2. The faculty, administrators and other research/teaching employers doing such search will have the ability to contact you via e-mail using a web-based form. Your e-mail address will not be visible when the contact is initiated, however, you have the option of replying the communiqué or rejecting it.

The FFF website has software in place to block any unauthorized users, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not, without our consent, gain access to this database.

If at anytime individuals wish to remove their resumes from the database there are mechanisms in place to do so. Be aware, however, that if searching potential employer have already downloaded or printed your resume that those resumes cannot be recalled to the FFF. Once a resume is downloaded or printed, FFF is not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of resumes in these instances, or for the use or privacy of resumes by any of such parties while resumes are in the database.

 
  Updating Account Information  

Users of the Faculty For The Future website may change or correct personal information at any time by logging on with their individual user ID and following the instructions for editing.

 
  Feedback  

FFF welcomes feedback. This feedback may be used to help publicize the site and will be used to improve the site. Any comments or questions can be directed to fff@engr.psu.edu.

 
  Privacy Commitment Changes  

Registered users will be notified if the privacy policy changes. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about the FFF privacy commitment, e-mail fff@engr.psu.edu.

 
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