Our Statement on Privacy

Updated: September 10, 2014
Effective: December 23, 2013

A Word from Task & Purpose

Your privacy is important to us. As a company led by military veterans, Task & Purpose uniquely appreciates the value of personal rights and the importance of clear communication.

In this spirit, our privacy policy strives to be unambiguous and respectful in how we handle your personal information. If you find anything in this Statement on Privacy confusing or unreasonable, please let us know about it: [email protected].

We encourage you to review this Statement carefully. By accessing our Services, you acknowledge and fully agree to all terms and conditions in this Statement on Privacy.

A Few Definitions

There are a few terms that you’ll see repeatedly throughout our Statement on Privacy. Here’s an explanation of those terms:

  1. Recruit Citizen, LLC (also "Task & Purpose", "we", "us", "Company" and "our") is a New York limited liability company dedicated to helping military veterans and their spouses discover job opportunities. For the purposes of our Statement on Privacy, this definition embraces our "Affiliates", including our agents, representatives, employees, contactors, consultants, executives, officers, advisers, board members, investors, directors, joint ventures, parents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, and any controlling and/or acquiring individual or entity and his/her/its affiliates.

  2. "You" (also "your" and "user") refers to you, the individual, as well as any entity or other individual on whose behalf you’re acting.

  3. "Services" refer to Task & Purpose’s websites, products, compilations, publications, offerings, promotions, data, information, data manipulation tools, feeds (e.g. Real Simple Syndication feed, Atom feed), software, programs, features, platforms, systems, and applications.

Collection of Your Information

It is our mission to provide veterans and their loved ones with relevant job opportunities, professional connections, useful information, and access to helpful resources. In order to accomplish this mission, we collect information about you when you visit our website and use our Services. We collect the following information directly from you:

  1. Signing Up. If you sign-up with Task & Purpose through our website, we ask you to provide an email address. We collect and store this information.

  2. Third Party User Information. Many users like to connect with a third party provider (e.g. LinkedIn) as part of their Task & Purpose experience. Third party connections make it fast and simple to get started; they also enable us to provide you with a richer, more focused user experience.

    If you connect with a third party provider through Task & Purpose, we may collect information from that third party regarding your profile, contact info, login information, user history, online contacts/friends, settings, and preferences; we may collect additional information from a third party provider as per your consent.

  3. Contacting Task & Purpose. Team Task & Purpose works to identify and resolve problems, hold people accountable, and maintain company-wide excellence. Therefore, we collect information about the contact you make with Task & Purpose. This includes recording customer service calls – as well as retaining, annotating, and memorializing electronic communications – for quality assurance, user data, and future reference purposes. If you contact Task & Purpose through email/social media, we will make a record of that email address/social contact.

  4. User Content. We collect any messages, posts, comments, articles, blog entries, user feedback, responses to polls/questionnaires, third party user information, links, images, text, photos, video, and audio ("User Content") you create, provide, upload, download, import, sync, and/or share via our Services. User Content embraces Profile Information, but specifically does not include your user password, personally identifying information, or financially sensitive information – unless such information appears in a public-facing, photo, image, audio file, video, or item of text, which we do not recommend.

  5. User Interactions & Tracking Technologies. Task & Purpose takes a scientific approach to studying user behavior and optimizing the user experience. This is an essential part of our mission to maximize relevant job opportunities and content.

    Therefore, we automatically collect certain information about your use of our Services, such as how you get to our Services, what you were doing before you used our Services, what type of device and operating system you use, what type of browser and language you use, the IP address and device ID of your device and/or proxy server, your mobile carrier/ISP, your location, referring URLS, what you view and when, what you click and when, which features you choose to use or not use, how long you spend using our Services, and what you do after you use our Services. If you have opted-in to receive emails and newsletters from Task & Purpose, we may collect a confirmation when you open these emails. Likewise, Task & Purpose may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, clear GIFs, and other tracking technology to help us customize, measure, and improve our Services (for example, providing job opportunities and targeted ads).

    Task & Purpose also allows other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our websites and applications. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the other companies’ servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Task & Purpose has no control over, and is not responsible for, the practices of those third party advertisers. The data stored in these cookies is anonymous and the information is not linked to your personally identifiable information without your permission. The cookies placed by our third party ad servers will remain on your computer after you have left our website, and may remain for up to 20 years unless you choose to delete them. You can opt-out of third-party cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies.


Task & Purpose exists to provide serious opportunities and genuine value for our fellow vets. At the same time, we need to keep our families fed and the servers humming. We use data we have about you to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party. We show you targeted ads online. These ads are targeted based on information we collect about you and information about you we acquire from third parties.

To be clear: we will make use of your individual User Content – and other information collected from your use of our Services, including through tracking technologies – in order to target advertisements to you and users like you. In some instances, we may provide your individual Profile Information and contact information to our trusted partners (e.g. recruiters and well-reputed companies seeking to hire) for direct marketing and communications.

Please note that our ad partners may use their own advertising technologies in connection with our Services. We have no control over these web beacons, pixels, tags, cookies, mobile identifiers, and other technologies. However, you may be able to opt-out of targeted advertising from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (some of whom may advertise with Task & Purpose) – visit www.networkadvertising.org for more information.

You can opt-out of direct marketing communications from Task & Purpose and its third parties at any time by emailing [email protected] with the subject line "Direct Marketing".

Usage of Your User Information

  1. Publication of Your User Content. A deep collection of User Content makes Task & Purpose worthwhile for job providers, advertisers and the user base as a whole. Therefore, you should expect that any User Content you create, provide, upload, download, import, sync, and/or share in connection with our Services (e.g. your Profile Information) will be made public and searchable; it may also appear in connection with the advertising and marketing of Task & Purpose Services. Please be mindful of this as you create/circulate your User Content.

  2. Optimizing Your User Experience. We collect and study the information you provide us – and the information we receive from our other users – so that we may maintain the best possible user experience. This includes using data and information generated and gather from your interactions with our Services to provide you and other users with customization and focus around our product offerings, features, third party offerings, content (both substantive and ad-based), marketing, designs, layouts, updates, and other Services.

  3. Personally Identifying & Financially Sensitive Info. Under no circumstances will Task & Purpose sell, rent, barter, or otherwise intentionally provide your financially sensitive and personally identifying information to any third party, except as outlined in this Statement on Privacy, or as you may otherwise consent.

  4. Retention of Your Information. Task & Purpose will retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we delete or remove your data by contacting Task & Purpose as set forth in this Policy. However, we may also retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and otherwise enforce our agreements.

  5. Necessary Disclosures. While we deeply value your sensitive information, we need to do everything we can to protect our Company, employees, and community. Therefore, we may disclose any of the information you provide us (i.e. even your personally identifying and financially sensitive information): (a) in compliance with legal process or upon legal request; (b) as we facilitate a transaction for you; (c) to resolve disputes; (d) in order to enforce our terms of service and privacy policy; (e) to protect the rights and/or safety of a third party; and/or (f) to otherwise protect Task & Purpose and its users.

  6. Sharing Your Information within Task & Purpose. Like any group or organization, Task & Purpose works best when we can maintain clear and open channels of communication. You acknowledge and agree that – among our Company – Task & Purpose may fully disclose and discuss your User Content and any other information and data about regarding you and your use of our Services (i.e. even financially sensitive and personally identifying information). This includes, but is not limited, to the disclosure and transfer of all such information and data in the event of a merger, acquisition, asset sale, or change in control. Information from your User Content and other uses of our Services is an asset for all intents and purposes.

  7. Communications from Task & Purpose. Task & Purpose collects your information so that we can communicate with you regarding news, job opportunities, updates, security issues, and marketing/promotions. These communications may be based on and/or derived from your User Content, interactions with our Services, and user settings/preferences.

  8. Sharing Your Individual Information with Third Parties. We do not rent, sell, barter, or otherwise provide information about you – the individual user – except as described in this Statement on Privacy, or as you may otherwise consent.

  9. Inferences and Aggregated Information. To make the most of our data, Task & Purpose needs to dig deeper than the surface. We will use information and data generated by your User Content and other uses of our Services in order to infer patterns of behavior and factual information about you and other users. We will also use this information and data to create compilations and aggregated data; we use this aggregated (i.e. non-individualized) data for our own analysis, as well as for sale to third parties, such as market research firms and advertisers.

  10. Opting to Use Our Services

    Every time you use our Services, you fully acknowledge and agree to this Statement on Privacy. If you do not agree with this Statement, or any aspect thereof, you must stop using our Services immediately and cease from all further use.

    If you previously chose to receive newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from Task & Purpose or third-parties but subsequently change your mind, you may opt out of those emails by clicking “optout” at the bottom of the email newsletter, or by emailing [email protected] with the subject line "Task & Purpose Newsletter.”

    Reservation of Rights

    1. Right to Amend. Task & Purpose is a dynamic company that strives for excellence at all times. In order to stay current and evolve, we reserve the right to make changes to our privacy policy – including, but not limited to, changing the way we collect and use your information – at any time, without reason or notification. Nonetheless, we will typically make a reasonable effort to notify our users of changes to our policies.

      As we revise our privacy policy, you will be bound to the new policy as soon as you use our Services in conjunction with the new policy. If you do not wish to be bound by revisions to this privacy policy, you must stop using our Services immediately and cease from all further use.

    2. Information from Third Parties. We’re not going to limit our right to conduct research. We reserve the right to obtain any information and data about you from any party we choose; we may compile and/or use this information and/or data in connection with our own information and data, as set forth in this Statement on Privacy.

    3. Right to Retention. Like most good companies, we like to keep meticulous records. We reserve the right to retain and store all data information that we collect from our users, including (but not limited to) User Content and other information and data generated by use of our Web.

    Miscellaneous but Important

    1. No Minors & Only Competent Persons. You agree that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. You further agree that you are of sound mind and body to understand and agree to this Privacy Policy. Task & Purpose is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13.

    2. California Residents. California residents are allowed request certain information regarding the disclosure of their information to third parties for third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Specifically, California residents can request a list of personal information we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, alongside the identities of those third parties. This request is free, and California residents are allowed one per year under California Civil Code 1798.83. You may submit these requests to [email protected], subject line "Shine the Light Law Request".

    3. A Word about Security. We appreciate the sanctity of your personal information and do what we can to protect it. Nonetheless, you acknowledge and agree that we cannot warrant the safety and/or security of information or data you transmit to, from, or via Task & Purpose; this includes, without limitation, your personally identifying and financially sensitive information. Likewise, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will be free from unwanted access, usage, disclosure, and/or alteration. Unfortunately, nothing is 100% secure on the Internet.

    4. Third Party Privacy Policies. During your Task & Purpose experience, you may connect with third party sites and/or use third party services (e.g. clicking advertisements, connecting with a social network). You may also access Task & Purpose via mobile networks, ISPs and electronic devices. All of these third parties run their own policies and practices with respect to your privacy and the collection/usage of your information. We are not responsible for their conduct and/or treatment re: your privacy and personal information. We encourage you to carefully review any third party terms and privacy policies.

    5. Incorporation of Other Terms. Our various terms and conditions are each part of a coherent whole. This Statement on Privacy hereby incorporates our broader terms of service by reference, and vice versa. Thus, any rights reserved through our other terms and conditions are also herein reserved, including without limitation the right to amend, revise, suspend, limit, or remove any Services or a user’s access thereto.

    6. Protecting Your Own Information. You are responsible for protecting your own private and sensitive information, such as passwords, personal ID numbers, and financial account information.

    7. Headings for Convenience Only. Our section headings and subheadings have been provided strictly for your convenience; they have no legal, contractual, or otherwise binding or representative effect on your or us.