Terms of Service & Privacy Policy


[email protected]’s mission is to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can thrive in a dynamic economy.

TechHire’s mission is to recode the American economy by helping employers find outstanding tech talent and individuals get the training and connections they need to start successful technology careers.

This document discloses the Terms of Service (collectively “Terms”) and the privacy practices (collectively “Privacy Policy”) for information collected through this website (collectively “Site”) and products and services provided (collectively the “Service).

Throughout this document, the words “TechHire.Careers,” “TechHire,” “us,” “we,” and “our” refer to the subset of work identified as “TechHire” by [email protected], a nonprofit organization, our Site or our Service, as is appropriate in the context of the use of the words.

User Consent

The Site is made available for use by individuals seeking employment (referred to as “Job Seeker”), by individuals and/or organizations training individuals (referred to as “Educator”), or by individuals and/or organizations seeking to access job seeker information (referred to as “Employer”).

The term “Community Lead” will refer to specific individuals who are designated as TechHire Community Leads for a specified location that is a designated as a TechHire community.

The term “You” refers to the individual, company or legal entity, as applicable, identified as the user when you register on the Site, either as or on behalf of a Job Seeker, Employer, Educator. If you are accessing or using the Site in your capacity as an employee or other representative of an Employer or Educator, you are agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of yourself and such Employer or Educator, as applicable, and you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such Employer or Educator, as applicable, to this Agreement.

By submitting personal data through our Site or Service, you agree to the Terms and Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your data in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns or complaints about the terms of conditions or privacy policy or our data collection or processing practices, or if you want to report any security violations to us, please contact us at the following email address: [email protected]

Updates to the Terms and Privacy Policy

Please note that the Terms and Privacy Policy is subject to change by [email protected] in its sole discretion at any time. When changes are made, an updated version will be available at the Site, and the “Last Updated” date will reflect the date on which changes were made. If you continue to access the Service or Site after the posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by the terms of the updated Terms and Privacy Policy.

Information Collection

Your Actions. We collect the content and information you provide when you use our Service or access our Site, including the frequency and duration of your activities. When you create an account to log into our network (“Account”), request information, fill out a profile, participate in a survey, upload content, contact other users, or otherwise actively send us data on our Site, we may collect such data including, but not limited to, your first and last name, password, e-mail address, telephone number (including mobile phone number), gender, ethnicity, education history, training, professional title, company name, location, employment history, project details, interests in technology careers, company name, company location, roles company is hiring for, organization name, and any other data included that you provided.

Actions of other users. We collect content and information about you that other users provide when they invited you to use the Service, including name and email address they import or input on a page on our Site.

Devices. We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access our Site or Service, depending on the permissions you have granted.

Log Files. Our server automatically recognizes the IP address of visitors. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our Site, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page and the length of each visit. We do not share the log files with any external party. If you contact us in regards to the log files, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Cookies. The Site may place cookies in files on your computer. The cookies themselves do not collect or reveal any personally identifying information about you. You always have the option of disabling cookies via your browser preferences.

Google Analytics. You can opt out of the collection of aggregated, anonymous demographic data by visiting the Ad Setting of your Google account or installing Google’s opt-out add-on available available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Information Use & Sharing

We will not sell or rent the information collected on this Site or through our Services to anyone. In general, we use the information you provide either to respond to requests you make or to aid us in serving you better through our Services in the following ways:

  • Facilitate the creation and completion of your profile on our Site
  • Identify you as a user on our Site
  • Communicate via email to verify ownership of email address
  • Send ongoing emails to facilitate your experience and use of the Site and Service
  • Send an email update regarding the Service or Site, including release of additional features and resources and expanded locations
  • Use the information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us
  • Use the information to recommend resources specific to your location, skill set, or desired job
  • For prospective employers, use the information to recommend talent sources specific to your location and roles you are hiring for
  • Use the information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us
  • Send calendar invitations for interviews scheduled on the Site
Sharing Your Information

When you share and communicate using our Service, you choose what information will be shared with other users on the Site. Public information is any information you share in your Public Profile or content you share on the Site in a public forum. Public information is available to any user on our Service or Site.

We may also share your personal information with TechHire Community Leads with whom we have a data sharing agreement. Personal information such as name, email address, and location may be shared with the goal to better support individuals to access career resources in their location. Employer information, such as name, company name, email address, location, and hiring needs may be shared with the goal of facilitating connections with local talent sources.

Managing Your Information

You can manage the content and information you share on the Site. We store your information as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and other users. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide products and services.

You can delete your Account at any time. When you delete your account, we delete things that you have shared on your Public Profile. Information that others have shared about you is not part of your Account and will not be deleted when you delete your Account.

Third Party Websites

We receive information about you and your activities from third-party partners that direct you to our Site or Service from their site, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services about your experiences or interactions with them.

The Site in addition, contain links to other sites. These sites are not under our control and so are not covered by our Privacy Policy statement. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such website.

Secure Your Personal Information

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We require you to enter a password to access your Account information. Please do not disclose your Account password to unauthorized individuals. No method of transmission over the internet or other method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We use our best reasonable efforts to protect your personal information.

Availability of Service

We many change, suspend, or end any Service in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

Use of Site and Service

In signing up and registering for an Account on the Site, you agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself and other users of the Site. You also agree to maintain information you provide to keep it true and accurate. You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You agree not to use or attempt to use another person’s Account.

You agree not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Site or any any servers or networks connected to the site. You agree not to systematically harvest data from the Site or programmatically register Accounts on the Site.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to accept or reject your registration to use our Site and Service. We also reserve the right to close any Account that violate the terms as outlined on the Site.

User Content

The Site allows user to post text and images. This functionality is designed to help users communicate career and company information. We do not endorse and arenot responsible for any content that you as a user share or upload to the Site.

As a user, you agree not to post any content that is unlawful, fraudulent, discriminatory, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or that contains sexual, ethnic, racial or other discriminating slurs, or that contains no relevant or constructive content. You agree not to post any content containing official identification information, such as social security number, passport number, insurance number, driver’s license number, or other similar identifier.

You agree not to upload content that includes any third party intellectual property unless you have permission from the owner to use it in the manner you share it. You agree not to post or share any material that promotes illegal activity, could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation.

You agree not to use the Site to distribute viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files.

Our role with Agreements between Users

Employers may browse Job Seeker profiles on our Site and communicate with Job Seekers. We do not act as an agent, but provide Employers with the tools to enable them to find and connect with Job Seekers. Any third party agreements created between an Employer and a Job Seeker or between an Educator and a Job Seeker are not binding on us. We are not liable for, or obligated to enforce, any agreements between an Employer and a Job Seeker or between an Educator and a Job Seeker.

Limitations of Liability

Under no circumstances (including, without limitation, negligence) shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from (1) the use or the inability to use the Site; (2) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (3) loss of profits, use, data, or other intangibles, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

Obligations on Users

No contractual obligations are created for either the Employer, Educator, or Job Seeker through the use of the Service or access of the Site. Users are not obligated to respond to other user’s communication.

Dispute Resolution

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the Site in the courts located within the District of Columbia, and you also agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts.

Last Updated 6/20/2017