Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Matters

At BluePipes Inc. ("BluePipes", "we", "our", "us"), all decisions are powered by our fundamental philosophy, "Healthcare Professionals First". This Privacy Policy covers how we gather and respect your information.


We Adhere to the Following Principles

First, only you can release your personal contact information when using our service. Second, we do not rent or sell your personal contact information to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.

BluePipes Privacy Policy

1. About BluePipes and the Information We Collect

User Provided Information

BluePipes is a professional networking service that lets you connect with other professionals, connect your profile with employers and communicate with other professionals and employers. To accomplish this, each BluePipes Member creates his or her own profile by directly submitting information relevant to the member into BluePipes. Therefore, each Member's profile constitutes a list of information that the member has provided to BluePipes. This information is hereafter referred to as "User Provided Information".

We define three categories of User Provided Information. "Contact Information" is the first category of User Provided Information. "Profile Information" is the second category of User Provided Information. "Communication Information" is the third category of User Provided Information.

Contact Information includes:

Profile Information includes:

Communication Information includes:

Information Not Directly Submitted by Members or Other Website Users to BluePipes

We also collect some information from Members, as well as from all other visitors to the BluePipes website, that is not personally identifiable, such as, but not limited to, each Member's server information, IP address, and browser-type. This information is hereafter referred to as Technical Information.

2. Use of Information Obtained by BluePipes

Contact Information

We share or display your Contact Information in the following cases:

We also use your Contact Information in the following cases:

Except as expressly set forth herein, a Member's Contact Information will never be shared with or displayed to any other person. Except as expressly set forth herein, Members and their connections, and other Members within their personal networks (depending on the level of sharing a Member has chosen) communicate on BluePipes with each other through the BluePipes service, without disclosing email addresses, phone numbers or personal physical addresses.

Profile Information

We share or display your Profile Information in the following cases:

Connected Profile as it Relates to Profile Information and Contact Information

BluePipes allows you to connect your profile with Companies/Employers that use BluePipes. You connect your profile with Companies/Employers in any of the following ways:

Upon connecting your profile with a Company/Employer, BluePipes shares ALL of your User Provided Information with the specified Company/Employer and adds the specified Company/Employer to your list of Connected Companies.

As long as a Company/Employer remains on your list of Connected Companies, the Company/Employer will automatically receive any and all modifications, additions or updates to your User Provided Information. You can Disconnect from any connected Company/Employer by visiting your list of Connected Companies and selecting the option to Disconnect. Upon completion of the Disconnect process, the specified Company/Employer will be removed from your list of Connected Companies and the specified Company/Employer will cease receiving any and all modifications, additions or updates to your User Provided Information.

Connected Profile as it Relates to Employment Application Signing Statements

When you connect your profile with any Company/Employer on BluePipes you agree to, and agree to sign electronically, the standard "Employment Application Signing Statements" for the specified Company/Employer. The Employment Application Signing Statements are as follows:

Communication Information

We share or display your Communication Information in the following cases:

Privacy Policy Limitations when You Share Your Information

This Privacy Policy governs how BluePipes uses your information. It does not govern how third parties with whom you choose to share the information you provide BluePipes use your information. Therefore, BluePipes is not responsible for how third parties use your information in cases where you take the aforementioned actions to share your User Provided Information with third parties including but not limited to applying for jobs, connecting your profile, sending your profile and/or downloading and disseminating your profile data in any way. Therefore, after your information has been passed on to third parties in these circumstances, we will have no access to such passed on information and its use is at the discretion of the third party. You agree to deal directly with said third parties regarding all claims, disputes and correspondence regarding their use or of your information and absolve BluePipes of any and all responsibility and liability for any third party's use of your information in these circumstances.

Privacy Policy Limitations and BluePipes Sharing of Your Information

Except as explained herein, or where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your User Provided Information or Technical Information unless required by law or for the protection of your Membership. However, BluePipes may share User Provided Information, Technical Information, and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner with advertisers and other third parties in order to present to Members and other users of the BluePipes website more targeted advertising, products and services; provided that, in such situations, we will never disclose information that would personally identify you. As set forth above, BluePipes may (i) use your email address to conduct market research for BluePipes' internal use only; and/or (ii) use your email address to market BluePipes to you (e.g., new features and applications, announcements, opportunities of interest). BluePipes may contract with a third party to conduct such research and marketing; provided that such third party will be fully bound by an obligation of confidentiality to BluePipes and may not use any personally identifiable information provided by BluePipes other than as expressly instructed by BluePipes and in strict compliance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Links

The BluePipes Website contains links to other websites. This includes links that are placed there by BluePipes (such as in advertisements), as well as by other BluePipes Members. Please be aware that BluePipes is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other website. We encourage all Members and other users of the BluePipes website to be aware of when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by BluePipes through the BluePipes website.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on the BluePipes website. However, we do not and will not use cookies to collect private information from any Member or other user of the BluePipes website which they did not intentionally submit to us other than as stated in this Privacy Policy. We use both "session ID cookies" and "persistent cookies." We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Note also that Members may optionally use a cookie to remember their email in order to automatically log in to our website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file; however, please note that, if you reject cookies or disable cookies in your web browser, you may not be able to use the BluePipes website.

3. Changes in Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so Members and other users of the BluePipes website are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we are going to use Members' or other users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify those Members and users via email or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

4. Invite a Contact

If a Member elects to use our "Connect" feature to invite a contact to become a Member of the BluePipes service, we ask them for that contact's email address. BluePipes will automatically send the contact an email inviting them to join the site. BluePipes stores this email address for the purpose of: (i) automatically adding the respondent to the "connection list" of the Member sending the invitation; (ii) sending reminders of the invitation and (iii) sending emails on recent updates by the Member on BluePipes to the Member's invited contact. BluePipes will never sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Any person who receives an invitation may email privacy@bluepipes.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

5. Security

The BluePipes account of every Member is password-protected. BluePipes takes every precaution to protect the information of Members, as well as information collected from other users of the BluePipes website. We use industry standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. We limit the access to this information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security on our website, please email privacy@bluepipes.com.

6. Email and Text Message Choice/Opt-out

Members who no longer wish to receive our email updates or text messages may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email or text message or by logging-in and changing their settings in the "Account Settings" section of the BluePipes website. You can access this page by clicking on the "Account" link on the top right of your BluePipes homepage.

7. Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to Members by our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may use cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. BluePipes does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed on the computer of any Member or other user of the BluePipes website by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by BluePipes only, and does not cover the use of cookies by any other party.

8. Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America

We have made an effort to protect the personal information of all Members and other users of the BluePipes website, and to the extent applicable, we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the BluePipes website. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES, THE LAWS OF WHICH MAY BE DEEMED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION TO HAVE INADEQUATE DATA PROTECTION (see, for example, European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995, a copy of which can be found here). Members and other users of the BluePipes website located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States of America.

9. Contacting BluePipes

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, BluePipes' privacy practices, or your dealings with BluePipes, please emailprivacy@bluepipes.com.