updated August 2016
This website is operated by QS Quacquarelli Symonds (also known as QS). Our principal activity is the provision of career management and candidate recruitment services and we are located in the United Kingdom (UK).
We take online privacy seriously and we want you to be familiar with how we collect and use personal information about users of our website.
By registering and submitting your personal information and by using this website, you agree to the use of your personal information as set out in this privacy statement.
The personal information you provide
If you choose to register, QS will collect basic personal information about you such as your name and email address. If you create an online profile, we will also collect more detailed information such education, skills, career history, gender and nationality and photos, based on whether you register with us as a candidate, business school partner or recruiter/employer.
Where you provide information about other people (for example referees), it is your responsibility to ensure that they have agreed to you passing on their details in this way.
You are responsible for keeping your log-in details (user name and password) confidential and we ask you not to share them with anyone. You are also responsible for granting and revoking access to your Online Profile. QS is not responsible for the use by third parties of any personal information contained in your Online Profile once you have granted access to it, or if you have disclosed your log-on details to a third party. You are also responsible for keeping the information in your Online Profile accurate and up to date.
You may use QS’s services and this website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the website or our services to publish or distribute material:
QS reserves the right to remove any material which we believe contravenes these terms.
How QS uses your personal information
QS will use your personal information to provide you with the services you have subscribed to. This includes keeping a record of the access rights you have granted and who has accessed your Online Profile. We also use your personal information for administration purposes, for example to contact you about your registration, the services we provide or about changes to our terms and conditions.
QS is committed to helping you achieve your goals . We may analyse the information you provide so we can advise you about QS affiliates and partners that can help you make the most of your subscription. Please contact us should you have questions.
We do not collect any other personal information through the website except as described above, nor do we use personal information collected through the website for any other purposes. We will handle your personal information fairly and lawfully, and in accordance with national data privacy laws.
QS values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
How you can control your personal information
You have control over the information you provide to us. For candidates this refers to the way in which your Online Profile is used and who it is sent to. in this instance the Online Profile is searchable or accessible by recruiters, and employers unless you have indicated otherwise. You can grant and revoke access and add, delete or hide your Online Profile. We will never send your CV to recruiters or prospective employers unless we have your express consent to do so.
Other information about visitors to the QS website
You can access the home page of our website and browse the site without disclosing your personal details.
We gather general information about the use of our website, for example by:
We also compile non-personal aggregate information about registered users and use this to enhance the services we provide to you and we may share it with recruiters, employers and other registered users. This information is anonymous and does not identify any individual registered user.
Where your personal information is stored
QS will not disclose the personal information that you provide, or details of your visits to this website, to any external organisations except:
We may also disclose or transfer personal information to a third party who acquires all or part of the QS business, whether through merger, acquisition, joint venture, consolidation or insolvency. In such a case, the recipient of your personal information may be located anywhere in the world.
QS is committed to protecting your personal information. We use a variety of measures to secure your personal information and to protect it against accidental loss or disclosure, and unauthorised access, use or alteration. The QS website employs SSL encryption to protect the transmission of sensitive data. The servers are engineered using the latest technology in data back-ups and disaster recovery. The servers are hosted across multiple data centres connected with private network to ensure high availability.
However, transmission of information via the Internet cannot be totally secure, not can any data security facility can be totally secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information we cannot guarantee the security of the information you submit via this website or that is stored by us. If you have reason to believe that your use of this website is no longer secure, please contact us immediately should you have any concerns.
We may provide links to external websites operated by other organisations which may collect personal information from visitors. The use of this personal information will be governed by the privacy policies and terms and conditions of those external websites. QS is not responsible for the content or level of privacy protection offered by any external websites.
We may use 'cookies' on our website. A cookie is a small text file sent by a website and stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. The main purpose of a cookie is to streamline your use of a website. By using cookies we can keep track of your use of the website, speed up your searches and provide you with customised content.
We use two types of cookie on this website. Temporary cookies (session cookies) are used to keep track of a user’s activities while they are logged in to the site. These cookies are not permanently stored on your hard drive. Persistent cookies are used if a user chooses the option to log in automatically without re-entering their username and password. These cookies will remain on your hard drive until you delete them.
You can choose whether to accept or reject cookies by changing your browser setting. You can accept all cookies, reject all cookies or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Please note that if you choose to reject all cookies, you may not be able to use all of the Innovate CV services available on this site.
QS services are designed for adults and are not intended for children. We do not set out to collect information about children through this website.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Changes to this privacy statement will be posted here. The date of the current privacy statement is displayed at the top of the page.
You can access, update, amend and delete your personal information by going to the CV Builder and the CV Organiser. If you have any questions about how your personal information is used, please contact us
Please note that email is not a secure form of communication so you should not send us any sensitive or confidential information by email.