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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information The Dorm (“The Dorm”,“we”, “our”, or “us”) collects about you when you use our website www.thedorm.com (the “Website”), how we use this information, with whom we share it, and the choices you have in connection with this.

  1. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Through your use of our Website, The Dorm may collect personal information, which is information that identifies you or relates to you as an identifiable individual. The Dorm will collect personal information from your directly and automatically as you use our Website.

  1. Information We Collect Directly From You

We collect personal information directly from you when you:

  • Apply for employment. When you apply for employment with The Dorm, we collect your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, your resume, cover letter, employment history, and educational history. The Dorm uses this personal information to assess and manage your application and as necessary to comply with the law.
  • Contact us. When you contact us or send us any questions or inquires, we collect your name, email address, telephone number, and any other information you choose to include in your correspondence. We use this personal information to respond to your questions or inquiries, troubleshoot where necessary, communicate with you, and address any issues you may have. If you opt-in, we will also use this personal information to send you updates from The Dorm.  
  • Subscribe to updates. If you subscribe to The Dorm updates, we will collect your name and email address. We use this information to send you updates on the Dorm that we feel may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving these emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link provided with each email. Please note that we will continue to send you emails necessary to the Website or any assistance you request.

The Dorm may also use your information collected for the above purposes to defend our rights and the rights of others, to efficiently maintain our business, to comply with the law, and for other limited circumstances as described in HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.

  • Information Collected Automatically.

As you use our Website, we use cookies and other technologies to automatically collect certain information about you. Cookies are text files that your browser places on your device when you visit a website. The cookies on our Website collect the following information:

  • Usage information. This includes which pages on our Website you visit, the frequency of access, time spent on each page, and referring website details.
  • Location information. This includes information about your location, which may be determined through your IP address.
  • Device Information. This includes certain information about the device you use to access the Website, such as hardware model, operating system, browser, and your preferences.

To collect this information, our Website employs the following cookies:

  • Essential cookies. We use essentials cookies to prevent fraudulent use of the Website, and to allow the Website and its features to function properly.
  • Functional cookies. We use functional cookies to provide enhanced functionality, to diagnose server and Website errors, and in cases of abuse, track and mitigate the abuse.
  • Analytics cookies. Analytics cookies allow us and our analytics provides to recognize and count the number of users to the Website, see how users interact with the Website and different functions, and when users are using the Website. We use this information to improve the Website.
  • Email cookies. Our emails contain cookies and other technologies to allow us to identify actions taken by recipients, such as open and clicks. In doing so, our email provider, MailChimp, collects certain information associated with the email, such as IP address and time of retrieval. You can disable email tracking at any time by clocking automatic loading of images in your email.

To disable cookies in general and limit the collection and use of information through them, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. When you opt-out, and opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. The opt-out cookie is browser and device specific and will only last until cookies are cleared from your browser or device.

Particular cookies on our Website to note include:

  • Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect information on your use of the Website to improve our Website. In order to collect this information, Google Analytics may set cookies on your device, or read cookies that are already there. Google Analytics may also receive information about you from applications you have downloaded that partner with Google. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our Website or to another application which partners with Google is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
  • Google Search Console. We use Google Search Console to monitor Website performance and send information about search queries to Google Analytics. Google Search Console allows us to better understand engagement and Website status to improve our Website. In doing so, Google Search Console provides us with information such as conversion rate, viewing behavior, and keyword queries. For more information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy.
  • Hotjar. We use Hotjar in order to better understand user experience and to optimize the Website. Hotjar allows us to better understand users’ experience (e.g. how much time you spend on which pages, which links you choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our Website. For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support Website. You can opt-outat any time.

HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

The Dorm may share your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Within The Dorm. Where necessary, we may share your information within The Dorm and our corporate family, such as with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or affiliates, in order to efficiently carry out our business and to the extent permitted by law.
  • With service providers. We may share your information with our service providers to perform functions on our behalf and to help us administer the Website. These service providers include our programming and development vendor, communications vendor, and IT support.
  • In the event of a corporate reorganization. In the event that we enter into, or intend to enter into, a transaction that alters the structure of our business, such as a reorganization, merger, acquisition, sale, joint venture, assignment, consolidation, transfer, change of control, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock, we would share your personal information with third-parties, including the buyer or target (and their agents and advisors) for the purpose of facilitating and completing the transaction. We would also share your personal information with third-parties if we undergo bankruptcy or liquidation, in the course of such proceedings.
  • For legal purposes. We will share your personal information where we are legally required to do so, such as in response to court orders, law enforcement or legal process, including for national security purposes; to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights, as required to enforce our terms of service or other contracts; to defend against legal claims or demands; to detect, investigate, prevent, or take action against illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the rights, property, or personal safety of any person; or to comply with the requirements of any applicable law.

DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE

We do not support Do Not Track (DNT). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your browser.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect the personal information we collect and maintain. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the information we have collected from you.   

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post the changes to this page, and will indicate the date the changes go into effect. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy to stay informed. If we make changes that materially affect your privacy rights we will notify you via email or by a prominent post on our Website.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at hello@thedorm.com.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on January 5, 2021

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