PRIVACY POLICY

 

Last Modified: February 2, 2015

This is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) for the ViacomCareers.com website, the BETCareers.com website and for any other specific Internet website, application or other interactive service that includes an authorized link to this Agreement (each and collectively, "Site," "we," "us," or "our"), Internet websites provided by Viacom Inc. through its Affiliates, such as Viacom International Inc. for viacomcareers.com or Black Entertainment Television, LLC for betcareers.com (Viacom INc. together with its Affiliates, “Viacom”), which, for the purposes hereof, shall include any information submitted through third party websites directly linked from the Site that permit online submission and management of career applications and related data to Viacom, as further discussed herein ("Third Party Site"). "Affiliates" means Viacom Inc. and the corporate affiliates that Viacom Inc. directly or indirectly owns or controls (such as Paramount Pictures Corporation, Viacom International Inc. and Black Entertainment Television, LLC) as described in the link here. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all information and data submitted through any Third Party Site will also be subject to such third party’s privacy policy.  For purposes of clarity, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected offline or otherwise outside of scope of the Site, as set forth above.

By using the Site, you agree to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.  Viacom may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time; please see Section 8 of this Privacy Policy for more information on modifications to this Privacy Policy and your acceptance of these modifications by use of the Site. You should check back frequently and regularly review this Privacy Policy so you are aware of the most current rights and obligations that apply to you.

1.    When This Privacy Policy Applies.

This Privacy Policy applies whether you are accessing the Site via a personal computer, a mobile device or any other technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered (each, a “Device”) and whether you are accessing the Site as a registered user or other user of the Site.  This Privacy Policy governs only the Personal Information and Other Information (as those terms are defined below) collected by the Site and does not cover any such information collected in any other manner or by any other website offered by Viacom or collected by any other company, unless specifically stated.

This Privacy Policy, as amended from time-to-time, will remain in full force and effect even if your use of or participation in the Site or any particular service, feature or function offered through the Site terminates, expires, ceases, is suspended or deactivated for any reason.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not access the Site or any features or services offered through the Site.

2.     U.S. Governing Law; Safe Harbor.

The Site is designed and targeted to U.S. audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S.  We make no representation that this Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations.  By using the Site, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for this Site as set forth in our Terms of Use, as applicable.  If you do not meet the age and other eligibility requirements, if any, please discontinue using the Site immediately as your continued use of the Site indicates that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland, for detailed information on our privacy policy and practices with respect to personal information transferred from the EEA and Switzerland, please see our Safe Harbor Privacy Policy located at http://www.viacom.com/privacypolicy/Documents/VIACOM-610657-v1-Safe_Harbor_Policy.pdf.

If you are located outside of the U.S., the EEA and Switzerland, you use this Site at your own risk and initiative and you, not Viacom, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.  Please be aware that any Personal Information and Other Information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of this Site will be collected in the U.S. and/or transferred to the U.S. and subject to U.S. law.  By using this Site and/or providing us with your Personal Information and Other Information, you (a) consent to the transfer and/or processing of any Information to and in the U.S., (b) acknowledge that U.S. law may provide a lower standard of protection for personal data than the laws of your location and (c) understand that we will collect, transfer, store, process and/or deal with your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and U.S. law. Consequently, to the full extent permitted by law, you hereby waive any claims relating to the processing of your Personal Information or Other Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.  

3.    Collection and Use of Personal Information and Other Information.

When we use the term "Personal Information" we mean information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you, such as your full name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number.   When we use the term “Other Information”, we mean any information other than Personal Information that may be collected about you, such as through browser cookies or other Tracking Technologies (as that term is defined below) (Personal Information and Other Information, together, the “Information”). 

    a.     Information We Collect that You Provide Us.

      i.  User Registration.  To the extent you wish to register and submit an application through the Site, you are required to register with the Site by providing an email address and password.

      ii.  Application Information.  To submit an application to a specific position through the Site, you are required to provide additional Personal Information, including, without limitation, full name, postal address, telephone number, whether you are authorized to work in the United States and current or recent employment information.  Additional Personal Information and Other Information may be requested during the application process (but may not be required).  

    b.     Information Collected Through Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

      The Site and/or third parties may use "cookies", "web beacons", Flash local shared objects and other similar tracking technologies (collectively, "Tracking Technologies") to collect Other Information automatically as you browse the Site and the web. "Cookies" are typically html or browser-based text or other files (and often referred to as browser cookies) that help store user preferences and/or activity. "Web beacons" (also known as image tags, gif, tracking pixels or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. Flash local shared objects (sometimes known as Flash cookies and used if Adobe Flash is used) are text or other files that help store user preferences and/or activity.

      By visiting the Site, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, understand and hereby agree that you are giving us your consent to track your use of the Site through these Tracking Technologies.

      This Site may use a variety of third party analytics service providers, other Operational Service Providers (as defined below) and other third parties (collectively, "Third Party Service Providers") to, for example, measure and analyze content effectiveness and/or traffic on the Site. Third Party Service Providers, as well as other third parties, may themselves set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device subject to your choices about those Tracking Technologies (see Section 4 below) and/or they may otherwise collect or have access to Information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites when you use the Site.

      Except to the extent necessary to provide services to the Site, Third Party Service Providers do not have access to Tracking Technologies set by the Site, but we may provide to Third Party Service Providers certain Other Information collected by Tracking Technologies set by the Site in order for the Third Party Service Providers to provide services to the Site, such as measuring or analyzing content effectiveness or traffic on the Site. For example, in order to analyze traffic on the Site, we may provide to our Third Party Service Providers certain information we collect about your interaction with the Site along with an IP address (which is automatically assigned to any Device(s) and/or Device and Internet browser combination you use to access the Site) and/or set some other identifier unique to the Device(s) and/or Device-Internet browser combination you use to access the Site so that the Third Party Service Provider may provide analytics services to the Site.

    c.    Use of Personal Information.

      As set forth in this Privacy Policy, we may disclose or otherwise share Information with Viacom.  We and Viacom use the Personal Information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:

      • Processing your registration with the Site, such as verifying that your e-mail address is active and valid,
      • Allowing you to submit applications for career opportunities through the Site and adminstering those applications,
      • Contacting you regarding any applications you may have submitted through the Site,
      • Saving your password or other Personal Information, so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site,
      • Upon your request, to send you job alerts,
      • Otherwise to maintain and administer the Site and
      • For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide Personal Information.

    d.   Use of Other Information.

      We and Viacom use the Other Information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:

      • Keeping count of your return visits to the Site;
      • Accumulating and reporting aggregate, statistical information in connection with the Site and user activity;
      • Determining which features, webpages, products and services users like best to, among other things, help us operate the Site and/or other Viacom websites, applications or other interactive services, enhance and improve our services and the Site and/or other VII websites, application or other interactive services (for example, to assess the appeal of certain content to our general site audience);
      • Preparing statistics reports;
      • Improving our services, the Site and/or other VII websites, application or other interactive services and for internal business purposes;
      • Saving certain Other Information for use on your return visits to the Site and making your experience on this Site more convenient for you (for example, to recognize you by name when you return to the Site or to save your password in password-protected areas);
      • Otherwise to maintain and administer the Site;
      • For the uses described for "Personal Information" above and
      • For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide the Other Information.

4.    Your Choices.

    a.   Browser Cookie Controls.

    With respect to the Tracking Technologies set by the Site or third parties, you have a number of options:

    • You can prevent the use of certain Tracking Technologies for a particular Device and Internet browser combination by using the controls in your Internet browser. See the following links for more information about those controls for the following Internet browsers: Internet Explorer; Chrome; Safari; and Firefox
    • If your Internet browser is not listed above or addressed by the links or you otherwise are having difficulties with the links, you may:
      • Delete existing browser cookies through the "Internet Options", "Settings", "Preferences", "Options" or similar menu selection in your browser's menu or otherwise as directed by your browser's support feature, which means that all pre-existing browser cookies are deleted but does not prevent browser cookies from being used in the future; and/or
      • Disable future browser cookies through the same browser controls which means that browser cookies shall not be used in the future but pre-existing browser cookies shall not be deleted. Additional information on enabling or disabling browser cookies and other Tracking Technologies may be available through your browser's support feature. (See the "help" section of your browser for more information.) Disabling may sometimes be referred to as blocking or opting out of browser cookies and relies on browser cookies to remember your choices. If you delete browser cookies using the controls in your Web browser (as described above) after disabling browser cookies, you may have to disable browser cookies again to re-establish your preferences; and/or
      • Choose to have the Device you use to access the Site warn you each time a browser cookie or certain other non-Flash LSO Tracking Technology is being set. (You can later choose to turn-off such warnings.) This is done through your Internet browser on the Device you use to access the Site. Additional information on warnings and removal of warnings may be available through your browser's support feature.

    b.   More Information on Managing Tracking Technologies. With respect to the Tracking Technologies set by the Site, Third Party Service Providers and other third parties, please note the following with respect to the above opt-out options:

    • The tools described above only cover browser cookies and not other types of Tracking Technologies. Please note that using those controls shall affect Tracking Technologies which are browser cookies but may not affect other Tracking Technologies such as Flash LSOs. Please also note that the above options may cover browser cookies set by the Site, browser cookies not set by the Site (sometimes called third party cookies) and/or both types of browser cookies. THESE BROWSER COOKIE CONTROLS ARE DIFFERENT FROM DO NOT TRACK OPTIONS THAT MAY ALSO BE OFFERED BY CERTAIN BROWSERS.

    • The tools discussed above are "Internet browser cookie based." This means that the tools rely on cookies to remember your choices. For example, if you delete Tracking Technologies using the controls in your Web browser (as described above) after disabling such Tracking Technologies, you may have to disable such Tracking Technologies again to re-establish your preferences.

    • The above tools are "Internet browser and Device-specific" Note that when you exercise your options using controls for the Internet browser, your choices shall only apply to the specific Internet browser on that Device. This means, for example, that if you block or disable browser cookies for Internet Explorer 9 on one Device, this choice shall not block or disable browser cookies when you use Mozilla Firefox on the same Device or on a different Device using Internet Explorer 9.

    • Automatic Disabling of Third Party Cookies and Effect on Certain Opt-Outs. Some Device manufacturers and/or browsers (such as Safari) may preset their browser to automatically disable browser cookies from websites, applications or other interactive services other than those you visit directly (sometimes referred to as third party cookies) and, if so, the opt-out choices you have exercised with regard to third parties may not function and you may need to enable third party cookies in order for your opt-out choices to function.

    • Limitations Regarding Web Beacons. Web beacons cannot be deleted or disabled using the above opt-out options, but may be affected if such web beacons rely on browser cookies or other deleted or disabled Tracking Technologies to track your activities.

    • How to Manage Flash LSOs (sometimes known as Flash Cookies). CONTROL OF FLASH LSOS (SOMETIMES KNOWN AS FLASH COOKIES) MUST BE HANDLED SEPARATELY. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE USE AND STORAGE OF FLASH LSOs TYPICALLY CANNOT BE CONTROLLED THROUGH YOUR INTERNET BROWSER. Deleting, rejecting, disabling or turning off Tracking Technologies set by Third Party Service Providers and set by this Site through the above options shall not remove Flash LSOs. For more information about Flash LSOs and how to remove them from your computer, please visit http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html. If you remove Flash LSOs, you may not have access to certain features of the Site and some of our other services may not function properly.

    • Other Effects of Managing Tracking Technologies. In addition to the above, if you delete or disable Tracking Technologies set by the Site, unless we offer alternative means to enable such functionality, the Site may no longer be able to offer certain features or functionality to you, such as remembering your preferences or remembering your username, and some of our other services may not function properly.

    • Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the browser communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. There currently is disagreement, including among participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals.

      We currently do not take action in response to these signals, but, if and when a final standard is established and accepted, we may reassess how to respond to these signals. Instead, as described above, please see the browser cookie controls and other mechanisms described in this Section.

5.   Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information.

Viacom may disclose or otherwise share Other Information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties.

As stated above, we may disclose or otherwise share your Personal Information with Viacom. Viacom does not sell, rent, lease, disclose or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties for those third parties' marketing purposes without your consent. In addition, Viacom may share your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy or in the following limited circumstances:

    a.   Disclosure to Operational Service Providers. We have the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and processing applications submitted through the Site or otherwise to maintain or administer the Site. We will refer to these third parties as "Operational Service Providers". We use Operational Service Providers to efficiently provide certain services and we disclose your Personal Information to Operational Service Providers for the purpose of providing services to us. Operational Service Providers may include, but are not limited to, third party service providers engaged by Viacom to collect and manage your employment application and consumer reporting agencies engaged by Viacom to conduct employment verification services in connection with your employment application.

    b.   Disclosure to Certain Other Third Parties. In addition to the above, we will make your Personal Information available to certain third parties in the following limited circumstances:

    1. When we are compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process) or if requested by a governmental agency or other authority as part of an investigation;
    2. If we believe your actions violate any law, rule, regulation and/or the Terms of Use, including, without limitation, this Privacy Policy or Additional Terms;
    3. If you opt-in or otherwise consent to have your Personal Information shared with or otherwise disclosed to a third party for marketing or other purposes, in which case the third party's use of your Information is subject to the third party's own privacy policy;
    4. If, in our sole discretion, we believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate: to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries; to protect our business and assets or the rights, property or safety of the Site, Viacom, or any of its or their Operational Service Providers, licensors, suppliers, customers, users, or any other party; to limit our legal liability; to defend our interests; to enforce this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use and/or to comply with our legal, regulatory, audit and compliance obligations or requests by law enforcement or other governmental agencies or authorities, including, without limitation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and similar state and local regulatory agencies; and/or
    5. In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, sale, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination or corporate change involving us, or Viacom.

6.   Reviewing, Updating or Deleting Certain Information.

Generally, you may review or update certain Information collected by the Site, if you are a registered user of the Site and logged into the Site, by clicking "Edit Candidate Profile".

To delete all records of your Personal Information from the Site, please send a request by email to the Site's Privacy Administrator at Privacy.HR@viacom.com. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility, or that we may be legally required to retain, cannot be deleted, but may be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information, and we may request that you provide additional information to verify that it is your Personal Information and that you are authorized to make such request.

If the burden or expense of providing access to your Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide access to such Information. In such cases, we will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and contact information for further inquiries.

7.   Protection of Information.

While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we maintain commercially reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Information. However, regardless of our efforts and the Device you use to access the Site, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we conduct financial transactions via secured transmissions but may not always secure other parts of the Site. We also limit our employees' access to Information collected by the Site to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such Information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality shall be subject to our disciplinary processes. We request that our Operational Service Providers follow similar standards of security and confidentiality.

Phishing. Phishing attacks attempt to steal consumers' personal identity data and financial account credentials. "Phishers" use 'spoofed' emails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging Information such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords and social security numbers. WE DO NOT SEND EMAILS ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE OR CONFIRM CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS OR YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD! If you receive such email communication, please forward it immediately to the Site's Privacy Administrator at Privacy.HR@viacom.com, and then immediately delete the fraudulent email from your computer.

8.   Changes to this Privacy Policy and Notice.

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated Privacy Policy without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective immediately upon posting. Notice of material changes may be posted on the Site's homepage or otherwise on the Site and/or may be provided by emailing you or notifying you upon login about these changes; the form of such notice is at our discretion. However, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use often for updates.

9.   Your California Privacy Rights.

If you are a resident of the State of California, we provide you with notice and choice over disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes. Therefore, pursuant to the California Civil Code, the notice and choice we provide regarding disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes (and this Section) satisfies our obligation to otherwise maintain or furnish users with a list of the names and addresses of third parties who receive Personal Information from us for marketing purposes.

If you are a California resident and have additional questions on our sharing of your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes, you may send us your questions by email to the Site's Privacy Administrator at Privacy.HR@viacom.com.

All requests must be labeled "Your California Privacy Rights" on the email subject line. For all requests, please clearly state that the request is related to "Your California Privacy Rights", include your name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address (your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via email), include the name and URL of the Site and indicate your preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). We shall not accept requests via postal mail, telephone or facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or may not be able to respond if you do not provide complete information.

10.   Miscellaneous.

    a.   Accuracy and Confidentiality. It is your responsibility to give us current, complete, truthful and accurate information, including Personal Information, and to keep such information up to date. We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete information or Personal Information or you fail to update such information or Personal Information. We will reject and delete any entry that we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent or inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

    You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your password, if applicable, and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You, and not Viacom, are solely responsible and liable for the activity, behavior, use and conduct on the Site under your password (whether used by you or any others who use your password), unless and until you notify us that your password may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken or used by another party. We reserve the right to deny access, use and registration privileges to any user, including without limitation, a registered user, of any services, features or functions of the Site if we believe there is a question about the identity of the person trying to access the user's account or any services, features or functions.

    b.   Questions. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or if you do not understand any information about how we collect, maintain, use or share your Personal Information or Other Information, you may contact us directly by sending an email to Privacy.HR@viacom.com. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address (your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via email), include the name and URL of the Site, indicate your preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail) and include the description "Privacy Request" in the subject of the email. We shall not accept requests via postal mail, telephone or facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or may not be able to respond if you do not provide complete information.

    c.   Sole Statement: This document is the sole statement of the Site's Privacy Policy and no summary, restatement or other version thereof, or other privacy statement or policy, in any form, including, but not limited to, machine-generated, is valid.

    d.   Other: Please review our Terms of Use which governs your use of the Site. Any terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning given in the Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on the date indicated above and is effective immediately.

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