Effective 01/01/2010

Helm Technical Services
Website Privacy Statement

Sites Covered by this Privacy Statement

G.R. Helm, Inc, Helm Technical Services and its affiliated entities (collectively referred to as "HTS"), respect your right to privacy. HTS has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your right to privacy. This statement outlines our personal information-handling practices for this Web site. This statement is readily available on our home page and at the bottom of every HTS Web page.

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Links to Other Sites and Public Forums

This site may contain links to other sites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the HTS website. HTS does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from HTS's practices. HTS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites outside the HTS of companies. The personal data you choose to provide or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by the HTS Online Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

HTS may make message boards, news groups, and/or public forums available to users on its websites. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information that may be accessed by third parties, and you should use caution before deciding to disclose any personal information in these forums.

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Collection of Personal Data

HTS collects personal information to operate effectively and to comply with government regulations (e.g., employment, tax, insurance). HTS collects and maintains Personal Information from its current and former employees, from individuals it may potentially employ or place for permanent or temporary employment with HTS customers, from current and former contingent workers (including contractors, temps and other non-employees) of HTS and at times, it may collect or be exposed to personal information from its customers. On various pages  of the HTS Web site, HTS collects personal information that is voluntarily provided by users when a user submits information for the purpose of searching for temporary or permanent employment opportunities, submits his or her resume for inclusion in an HTS database or responds to a specific listed employment position.

The information HTS collects will be used only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent. Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide the ability to contact you;
  • Compliance with human resource requirements;
  • Compliance with government regulations,
  • Provide payroll and human resources functions, including employee benefits programs;
  • To support recruitment inquiries;
  • To facilitate the job search process and to help us find you a suitable job match;
  • To meet contractual obligations;
  • To gauge the number of users and usage of the site;
  • To store information about your preferences;
  • Recognize you when you return;
  • To provide information on goods and services requested or which may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • Marketing, advertising and promotions, notification of events, surveys, workshops and training sessions run by HTS; and
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

Personal data about you may be included in the following:

  • Our interview notes;
  • Information obtained through reference and background checks;
  • Educational or professional accreditation records;
  • Information necessary to provide payroll services, including banking details, tax deductions and vacation allowances;
  • Information about you and your beneficiaries, as required, to enroll in any benefits packages;
  • Reference letters; and
  • Test results.

In order to provide services to our customers, we may collect personal data from our customers. We may collect this information solely for the purposes of managing the work we are contracted to manage and for no other reason. HTS will abide by any contractual obligations contained in any customer agreement related to the collection of Personal information we receive from the customer.

HTS notifies all identified data subjects about the purposes for which personal data is collected and used. In appropriate situations, however, Personal information may be "anonymized" so that the identity of individual data subjects cannot be known. In these cases, HTS will not notify you regarding the purpose for which personal data is collected and used by HTS.

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A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a Web site to your computer's hard drive. HTS may use cookies to help improve the site and to personalize your visit by customizing our Web pages. HTS may also collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

Most browsers will accept cookies automatically from the site. You may refuse to accept cookies by adjusting your preferences on your browser. It should be noted that by doing so, you may be unable to access certain pages or areas of the site.

You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:

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By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described herein. If we decide to make changes to this Online Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.

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The Way We Use Information

HTS may use your personal information in connection with processing requests by potential customers or potential employers of contract workers or temporary employees. HTS may disclose personal data about you to potential employers (direct placements) or potential customers if you are a contract worker we are seeking to assign to a customer.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may disclose your personal data when we choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, HTS decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of it from sellers. It is HTS's practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

We may collect and possibly share personal data and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of HTS's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

HTS will only share personal data about you that is relevant to our legitimate business purposes or as required to meet legal or regulatory requirements. Your personal data is never sold or leased to any external company, unless you have granted us permission to do so.

HTS does not disclose personal information about its employees without specific authorization from or notice to the employee, as provided in this statement, or as required by law. In addition, HTS does not collect more Personal information than is needed to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Statement, unless requested by an HTS customer and consented to by the data subject.

Should you withdraw consent to the use of your information for any of the above-identified purposes, we will stop using your information for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so. HTS will also notify you if withdrawing consent affects our ability to service you.

As a part of our providing services to our customers, we may share personal data from our customers with other third parties as instructed by the customer. We may share the personal data with others solely for the purposes of managing the work we are contracted to manage and for no other reason and will abide by any contractual obligations contained in any customer agreement related to the sharing of personal data we receive from the customer.

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Data Integrity

HTS takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is accurate, complete and current. All current and former employees of HTS, applicants for specific jobs within HTS and current and former contingent workers (including contractors, temps and other non-employees) of HTS, as well as individuals we may potentially employ, are asked to inform HTS immediately in the event of changes in personal information.

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Security of Your Personal Data

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, HTS has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.

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Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

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How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information 

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting us. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

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How To Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact:

Helm Technical Services.
5050 Robert J Mathews Pkwy
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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Changes to this Statement

If we change our privacy statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our statement, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page. To view the previous version of the privacy policy, click here.

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