Privacy Statement

Career Partners International Privacy Statement


We self-certify compliance with:


We self-certify compliance with: 

Privacy Shield Framework


Career Partners International (CPI) is an organization of professional career management firms offering career, learning, and networking resources. CPI LLC and its partner firms deliver the highest quality and most personalized consultation to individuals facing career transition or growth situations.  Please click here for a list of our partner firms.

CPI is committed to protecting the privacy rights of all persons with whom it deals. To demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, CPI has made its information and privacy practices available in this statement. 

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the CPI website at,, and and your use of any service offered from the website. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the CPI Site including notification about:

  • Any personally identifiable information of yours or third party personal identification that is collected from you through the website.
  • How your personal information is used.
  • With whom your personal information may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your personal information.
  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the control of CPI.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information, please write to CPI’s Privacy Officer at Galleria at PNC Plaza, 20 South Third Street, Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43215.


By using the CPI website at,, and, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information that can be explicitly used to identify or contact you as an individual. (e.g. name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number).  Personal information is considered information that is (1) recorded in any form; (2) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (3) can be linked to that individual.

Personal information is collected by CPI only when you specifically and knowingly choose to receive information or services from CPI or its associate companies. You will be informed that your personal information is being collected, the purpose for which it is being collected and that you have a right of access to the information.

We may also receive personal information from our business associates and other third parties provided that such third parties confirm to us that they have obtained your consent to the disclosure of your personal information.

Information We Collect

We collect personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide to us.

CPI websites are not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

Demographic and profile data is collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.

CPI may make aggregate information about our users available to third parties for the purposes of marketing, advertising and other beneficial services. The information gathered on the CPI websites may be shared within CPI, LLC and its Associate Companies acting on our behalf, who are subject to confidentiality agreements.


If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email or by telephone. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.

If you choose to provide personally identifying information to us, we will use and disclose it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Career Partners International is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

Your personal information is required for:


When you register for services using any of the CPI Websites, CPI will request personal information from you, including your name and email address. Some of the information requested from you during registration is optional, and is clearly identified on the site.

Information collected by CPI as part of the log-in/registration is NOT made accessible to the public, other users of the site or anyone not employed by CPI directly. This information is held in strict confidence and can be removed at your request at any time.

For certified coaches, you will have the ability to share your contact information on our website for your own advertising purposes.  This is at your discretion and can be added or removed by you at any time.

Your personal information is used to communicate with you about your account and to provide you with information related to CPI services. We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates to the CPI Websites, such as new career opportunities which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

You have the option to elect to receive additional communications, and information including without limitation free informational newsletters from CPI or Retirement Options relating to topics that may be of special interest to you. You always have the option, however, to tell us not to share your personal information with other CPI Companies or to exclude you from offers for other products or services.

My Account

Personal contact Information is collected (e.g. First Name, Last Name, Address, Home Phone, Work Phone, Email Address and Fax number). You can choose to make this information visible to public in your resume or you may choose for this information to remain private.

Resume Maker

Publishes your career objective, accomplishments, capabilities and job history. You may choose to make the information contained in your resume private or public.

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

CPI complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has jurisdiction, investigatory and enforcement powers, over Career Partners International’s compliance with the Privacy Policy Shield. Career Partners International has certified that it adheres to the 7 Privacy Shield Principles: Notice; Choice; Accountability for Onward Transfer; Security; Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation; Access; and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, and to view CPI’s certification, visit or

Privacy Shield Principles


CPI shall inform an individual of the purpose for which it collects and uses the Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which we disclose or may disclose that Information. CPI will provide individuals with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information. Notice will be provided when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before CPI uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.

CPI uses the information we gather on the CPI Websites, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the CPI Websites, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services available from CPI or its affiliated companies.

CPI uses the information for:

  • Monitoring information to ensure compliance with Career Partners International policies;
  • Editorial and feedback solicitation purposes;
  • Establishing and maintaining communication, including marketing, advertising and other beneficial services; and,
  • Compliance with federal, state, provincial or municipal laws
  • Personal information that you provide to the CPI Websites will not be made available to third parties outside of CPI without explicit permission from you. We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the CPI Websites (such as the areas you visit or the services you access).


CPI will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Accountability for Onward Transfers

Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, CPI will notify the individual of such disclosure and allow the individual the choice (opt out) of such disclosure. 

To enable us to more efficiently provide the services you have requested from us, CPI may share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the CPI Websites (for example, the number of visitors to the CPI Websites) with its clients, agents and other third parties so that they may understand the kinds of visitors to the CPI Portal Site and how those visitors use the site.

We may disclose your personal information to other CPI companies, agents, contractors and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Only the information necessary to perform a specified business function will be disclosed (e.g. to provide career assistance, host our web servers, or provide customer service). These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information only as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party and are subject to strict terms of confidentiality.

In other circumstances we may be required or authorized by law to disclose the information you provide. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of CPI or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

CPI is held accountable for onward transfer of your information. CPI is potentially liable for any unlawful onward transfer of data to third parties.


CPI will take reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Areas of this website that collect your information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection.

Your profile has a password so that only you can access it. We recommend that you do not provide your password to anyone, as you are ultimately responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account information. If you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public location, remember to sign out and close your browser window when you have finished to ensure that others cannot access your personal information.

Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation

CPI will only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.


EU individuals have the right to access data that CPI holds about them, and may request access to such information through the inquiry process by contacting or +1-919-401-4540. CPI will allow an individual access to their Personal Information to correct, amend or delete inaccurate information, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual in the case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.

If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by CPI or our agents, you may contact our Privacy Officer. Except in limited circumstances, as specifically provided by applicable privacy legislation, we will tell you whether we hold personal information about you, the source of the information and allow you access to your personal information. We will provide an account of the use that has been made or is being made of the information and the third parties to which it has been disclosed upon request. 

CPI will only refuse access to information about you in those circumstances permitted or required by applicable privacy legislation. If access is denied, CPI will provide you with the reasons for the refusal.

Recourse, Enforcement and Liability

CPI uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the EU and Swiss Principles. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information provided and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the Principles. 

E-Mail Messages / Feedback

When you send us messages via e-mail, we will use your name and e-mail address only to respond to the concerns you write to us with. Your e-mail may be shared with appropriate people within the CPI organization to help us respond to your concerns and improve the services we provide.

We have an area where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in this area becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes, without attribution, or contact you for further information and release.

Public vs. Private 

Once you have created a resume, you will have the option of choosing a Public or Private setting. The Private setting will prevent anyone other than you from viewing your online resume. The Public setting makes your online resume viewable by selected hiring employers. At any time, you may reset the Public setting to “Private.”

Online Forums

Please remember that any personal information that is disclosed in public areas of the CPI Websites becomes public information. We recommend that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personally identifying information, as it could be collected and used by others over whom CPI has no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of the CPI Websites.

Information Supplied by Your Browser / Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive to collect information about your activities on a website. "Cookies" give us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. For example, if you personalize CPI pages, or register for services, a cookie helps you to recall your specific information (e.g. your user name, password and preferences). When you return to the CPI Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

We use this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine how many people visit our site, which features are used most frequently, and which browsers are primarily used. We do not use it to track or record information about individuals. This information assists us in diagnosing problems with our site and helps us deliver a better overall experience for you and other visitors.

Many consumers do not know that "cookies" are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can usually only be read by the web server that issued the cookie to you.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a "cookie" on your computer. Accepting cookies is voluntary; however, if you decline cookies you may not be able to use some features of the CPI Websites.


Better Business Bureau (BBB) EU-US Privacy Shield


  1. Career Partners International complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  Career Partners International has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.  If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit
  2. In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, Career Partners International commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Career Partners International at:

Sue Rowley, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Technology
Career Partners International

Galleria at PNC Plaza,
20 South Third Street, Suite 210,
Columbus, OH 43215

Career Partners International has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit for more information and to file a complaint.

The complainant has the possibility, under certain conditions, to invoke binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel.

US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework

Switzerland is not yet included in the Privacy Shield Framework.  The US-Swiss Safe Harbor is still in effect for data transfers between Switzerland and the United States.

Career Partners International complies with the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from Switzerland.  Career Partners International has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the US-Swiss Safe Harbor and to view our certification page, please visit

In compliance with the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles, Career Partners International commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  Swiss citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Career Partners International at:

Sue Rowley, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Technology
Career Partners International

Galleria at PNC Plaza, 20 South Third Street, Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43215

Career Partners International has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-Swiss Safe Harbor to an independent dispute resolution mechanism operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit for more information and to file a complaint.

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the CPI Websites, and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

Users should be aware that when you are on CPI sites, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. CPI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site.

There may be links to other sites from CPI web pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Personally identifying information which you choose to provide to another party or website will be subject to their privacy policy.

Changes to this Policy

Career Partners International, LLC is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the CPI Websites. The privacy policy may be amended from time to time to remain consistent with the requirements of the U.S. - EU Privacy Shield framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework. If we plan to make significant changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement at least 30 days before they take effect. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can send e-mail to or call 1-919-401-4540.

Questions or Concerns 
If you have any questions or concerns about the information contained in this privacy statement, please contact our Office at: , Galleria at PNC Plaza, 20 South Third Street, Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43215. 

If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you may contact:

In Canada:
Office of the Privacy Commissioner at

In the United States:
Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP

In the European Union:

In Switzerland:

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List of CPI Partners For Privacy Shield Framework

Altos Ejecutivos Ltd
Ayers Group/Kelly Services
Back to Business S.A. de C.V.
Best Placement
CAC Management Consultants Int'l
Career Compass Canada
Career Decisions Ireland
Career Development Partners, Inc
Career Management
Consultants Career Momentum
Career Partners International
Carswell Partners
CCI Consulting
CPI Buffalo-Niagara
CPI China
CPI Colorado
CPI Florida Caribbean
CPI Greece
CPI Houston-Austin-Dallas-Louisiana
CPI Kansas City-Overland Park
CPI New Zealand
CPI Poland
CPI Quebec - Lefebvre & Fortier
CPI St. Louis
CPI Twin Cities
Davies Turpin & Associates
Dimension 11 Ltd
Edwards Ragan and Associates
Employee Relations Associates
Executive Talent Services, LLC
FK Select ApS
Greene and Associates, Inc.
Hazell & Associates
Hidalgo & Associates
HRD Advisory Group

Jo-Anne Smith & Associates
Kensington International
Keystone Partners
Leduc RH Inc.
Legacy Bowes Group
Lens & Minarelli
Management Resource Group
MD Strategies Peru S.A.C.
Medvind Personal
Menway Carrieres
New Options Group
Newstart Career Management
Organisation & Training Partners
Palmer Group
Pathfinders CTS
Plumlee & Associates
Promark Company
qv career counsel
Ratliff and Taylor
Reach Human Capital
TalentBridge HR Advisory
Tempstaff Career Consulting Co., Ltd
The H.S. Group
Thornhill Career Services
Torchiana, Mastrov and Sapiro, Inc.
UCare Belgium
UCare Netherlands
Warren Averett Workplace
Wilcox Miller and Nelson
Working Transitions