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Privacy Policy

Find out how TGC (The Growth co.) maintains the privacy of your personal information.

Your privacy matters to us

This privacy policy applies to all information collected by TGC Staffing, LLC (“TGC,’ ‘we,“ “us,“ “our“). The privacy policy describes the personal information we collect, how we use it, and your rights regarding this information. 

With this data protection notice, along with our cookie policy, we are providing information about why we collect and use your personal information, how your information is shared, retained and protected, and how you can exercise your personal choices.  We will also explain how you can find out what personal information we hold about you. 

This data protection notice applies to the processing of personal information we collect when you visit our websites, use our services, visit our main locations, or when you provide it to us in any other way. We also collect information from third party sources. Additional detail about our practices is provided below based on whether you are a website visitor, candidate, temporary worker or employees, prospective client or client.

How we protect your personal data

The Growth Co. takes personal data collection and use seriously. This data privacy policy explains how we use your data to provide our staffing & recruiting services.

Scope

This privacy policy applies to all information collected by The Growth Co. Staffing, LLC (“TGC”) and its affiliates and franchisees. The privacy policy describes the personal information we collect, how we use it, and your rights regarding this information.

Personal information is information that identifies you. This policy applies to personal information we collect online and offline. We collect information online through our websites  published. Our sites may link to third party sites. Our privacy policy does not cover information collected about you on those sites. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy policy on those sites.

Overview

We provide staffing services to clients and job services to candidates seeking current or future job opportunities. We collect personal information to help connect candidates with jobs at TGC and TGC clients. We collect this data through our website and apps, over the phone, and in person.

Information Collection

We collect information about you when you visit our website, use our services, visit our main locations, or when you provide it to us in any other way. We also collect information from third party sources.

We collect information when you choose to give it to us. This includes:

  • Contact information like your name, phone number, and email address;
  • Your work history, including your resume, cover letter, and previous job experience;
  • Job application materials including the application form, cover letter, and other material you provide;
  • Information you choose to import from third party services like file storage sites or single sign-on services;
  • Your precise geographic location;
  • Demographic information, including age, ethnicity, and gender. Providing this information is voluntary and is only used by TGC to meet diversity goals. We do not provide this information to hiring managers.

We collect information about you automatically when you visit our sites. This includes:

  • Your IP address;
  • Your browser and operating system details;
  • Actions you take on the site.

We collect information about you if you visit a location. This includes:

  • Your image from a security camera or if you interact with a virtual assistant;
  • Any paper materials you provide to us.

Sources of Information

In addition to information we collect from you, we also may collect information about you from third party sources. These sources include:

  • Third party websites and services like job boards and professional network sites;
  • Background check providers;
  • Your references;
  • Business intelligence sources;
  • The Growth Co. franchisees, which are independent third party companies that operate as franchisees of TGC and under the TGC brand name;
  • TGC affiliates, which are companies that own AIS or are under common ownership with AIS.

Information Use

We use the information we collect for our business purposes, which include:

Recruiting and hiring

We use contact information and job application data to contact and evaluate candidates for current and future job openings.

Providing access to our websites, mobile apps and communications

We use the information we collect about your device and the information you give us to allow you to create an account on our sites and apps.

We use information you provide to us to administer the various services you opt in to, including emails and notifications about career opportunities and other developments.

Product development and improvement

We use all personal data we collect to develop new products, tools, and services including chatbots and other uses of artificial intelligence.

Sales and marketing

We use contact information to make sales calls, and send out advertising materials to candidates, customers, and customer prospects;

If you create an account on our site, we may send you emails with job content;

We may use personal data to show you advertisements on our site. 

Analytics

We use the personal data we collect on our site and apps to profile the interests of employers and job seekers, and understand their interests;

We use information we collect about your device to generate statistics about how you use our site.

Security, fraud prevention, and legal compliance

We use personal data to ensure the security of our sites and services, to protect against fraud, and to comply with legal requirements.

We may use your information for any other purpose that you choose to opt in to on our sites. We do not sell your data for their direct marketing purposes unless you opt in to such marketing.

If you do not want to receive email from us, visit the “Opt Out” or “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any TGC email to remove yourself from continued receipt of such email messages.

Information Sharing with Third Parties

We share personal information with clients, service providers, affiliated companies, and other third parties. 

Sharing with clients

With your permission, we may submit your resume, application and other information to a prospective employer on the basis that such prospective employer will not (1) disclose the fact that such job seeker is seeking employment and (2) share your personal data with any other person without job your consent or otherwise in compliance with applicable labor and employment laws.

We may share your personal information, with sufficient information removed so that you are not readily identifiable, to prospective employers to solicit their potential interest in you as a job candidate.

Sharing with service providers

We share personal information with service providers, which are companies that help us run our business. Service providers include companies that provide marketing services, IT services, HR services, and other business services. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not use that data for any other purpose. We require services providers to abide by the requirements of this privacy policy regarding the use of your personal information.

Sharing with affiliated companies

We share personal information with other TGC affiliated or franchised companies to help provide our services to you, to improve our own products and services, and to comply with legal requirements.

Sharing with other third parties

We may share user information with third parties when we believe, in our sole discretion, that such sharing is appropriate: 

  • To comply with the law, including but not limited to, in response to a subpoena served on Spherion;
  • To enforce or apply this privacy policy or other applicable terms, rules or policies;
  • To protect the rights, property or safety of TGC, our users or others; or 
  • To prevent activity that we believe, in our sole discretion, may be or may become illegal, unethical or legally actionable (including exchanging user information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection).

We will share personal information with a third party who acquires any or all of TGC’s business units, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event TGC becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, personal information will be disposed of in a transaction approved by the court. 

Please note that if you post any information in a public area of the site the information that you share will be visible to other users and can be read, used, or collected by others. TGC is not responsible for the way others may use data you post to public areas of the site.

We may share aggregate personal data from you and others and share it with clients, advertisers, and other third parties. This information does not identify you personally.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on our sites and mobile apps to analyze trends, administer websites, track user movements around the website, and to gather demographic information. Cookies help personalize and maximize your use of our site, including storing your preferences, improving your search results and showing you ads. Cookies also help us detect and stop fraud. 

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Preference: These cookies are used to store your preferences.
  • Analytics: We track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems.
  • Features: We track your activity to show you a customized experience. We also use cookies to test new features.
  • Advertising: Cookies assist us in advertising to you on and off our sites.

Some cookies will remain on your computer after you have left our site. You can control your cookies at the browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features on our sites and apps. Some browsers may be configured to send Do Not Track signals to websites. TGC does not accept or process such Do Not Track signals or similar mechanisms.

Some of our services use cookies from Google. To opt out of the Google remarketing advertising network, visit Google’s Ad Preference Manager.

Information Security

TGC restricts access to the personal information it collects to those who have a valid business need to know that information. Access to personal information is granted based on the minimum access required to fulfill the business need and purpose for which it is collected, used and shared. We endeavor to use commercially reasonable security safeguards, practices and procedures, and we commit to the highest level of care to protect the privacy and integrity of personal information, throughout its useful life-cycle, from collection until destruction. You are responsible for keeping your account credentials safe.

Information Security Incident Response

If we discover that your personal information has been involved in a security incident, we will take appropriate steps to respond to the incident in a timely manner and, where legally required, notify you of the incident. 

Retention of Personal Information

TGC will keep your personal information for as long as we have a business need and purpose to retain the information, including storage for auditing and archival purposes. When we believe we no longer need such information, we will destroy or otherwise dispose of your personal information in a manner intended to preserve your privacy and security.

Accessing and Updating Your Profile

You may review, update, or remove your job seeker profile directly on the website. You may also contact us and ask to see your job seeker profile and choices, and you may advise us of any changes or inaccuracies in such profile and choices and we will update or correct as appropriate.

Consultant Texting Applicants & Employees

You can opt in to receive text messages from The Growth Co. These text messages may include, but are not limited to, job postings, assignment updates, weather alerts, and reminders for upcoming events and services. 

If at any time you wish to stop receiving text messages, you will have the option to opt out by texting STOP in response to a text from TGC. You can also contact The Growth Co. and request to have your number opted out by calling TGC’s Call Center at +1-206-317-1440.

Children's Privacy

The Growth Co are only available to individuals who are at least 16 years old. TGC is not intended for and does not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 16. If we believe you are under 16, we may delete your information at any time without notice to you. 

Changes to this Policy

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes in our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) where required, or by a notice on this website. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Reporting Fraudulent Activities

If you become aware of any potentially fraudulent activity on our website or in an email or text, please contact TGC’s Call Center at +1-206-317-1440 so that we can follow up with appropriate actions. 

International Data Transfer

The Growth Co. website and services are provided in the United States. If you access the website from outside the United States, you consent that your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers and servers located in the United States. TGC may further transfer personal information you provide to us to other countries. 

Rights to Request Access to or Deletion of Your Personal Information

You have the right to know whether Spherion has collected personal information from you. You may request that TGC tell you:

  • The categories or specific pieces of personal information that TGC has collected about you;
  • The categories of sources where TGC obtained personal information about you;
  • The business purposes for which TGC collects your personal information; and
  • The categories of third parties with which TGC shares personal information.

You can make 2 such access requests every 12 months. 

You have the right to request that TGC delete any of your personal information that TGC has collected from you, with certain exceptions. We may refuse your deletion request if we are required by law to keep the information, or if the law otherwise permits us to keep information. If we deny a deletion request, we will tell you why the request was denied.

To exercise your right to access or delete personal data, complete the form available here.

Before we grant you access to or deletion of your personal information, we must verify your identity. To do this, we will ask you to confirm information we have previously collected about you. 

The Growth Co. Services PVT, LTD, LLC, located at Block A, 1201 to 1216, K.P Epitome, Makarba Nr. Siddhivinayak, Ahmedabad-380015, is the legal entity determining the purposes and means of processing the personal information collected under this policy. 

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us online or at:

Privacy Office
Block A, 1201 to 1216, K.P Epitome, Makarba Nr. Siddhivinayak, Ahmedabad-380015