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Notice of Collection of Personal Information

To Applicants for Employment Positions

This Notice of Collection explains how Grid Training Corporation and its subsidiaries d/b/a Northwest Lineman College (“NLC”, “we” or “us”) collect and use your personal information when you submit it to us by website, email, paper, or other method to apply for employment with NLC. Note that, in most cases, we will supplement the information you provide with other personal information from third parties we select, such as background check and driving record information providers, from third parties that you instruct or authorize to send information to us, and from publicly available information.

The categories of personal information listed below that we receive will be used to assess your suitability as a NLC employee, to evaluate your qualifications for available or anticipated employment positions at NLC, and for the purposes of complying with applicable laws. Unless you direct otherwise in writing, we may (but are not obligated to) retain the personal information you provide for up to two years and we may use that information to consider your eligibility for any available or anticipated employment positions at NLC during that time.

The categories of personal information we may collect and process (but only to the extent and in a manner that is consistent with applicable law) are as follows:

  • Personal identifiers and demographics. NLC collects personal identifiers (such as your name, contact information, Social Security number, driver’s license number, and passport number) and demographic information (such as your date of birth). Sensitive identifiers such as Social Security, passport, and driver’s license numbers should only be collected when there is a need for those identifiers (for example, to comply with immigration requirements or for the purposes of obtaining driving records or background checks).
  • Job preference information. NLC will receive the information you submit about your job preferences (such as the posting and description of the job to which you apply, your compensation expectations, and your preferred start date).
  • Professional, employment, and education information. NLC collects professional and employment-related information (such as information in your cover letter and resume/CV, a list of skills (such as language and office skills), employer information (such as job responsibilities and duties and reason for leaving), references, expected salary, and available start date) and education information (such as certifications, licenses, academic transcripts, journeyman card or equivalent, prior journeyman lineman, telecom or gas work experience, and confirmations of attendance at an educational institution).
  • Health information. NLC may receive health-related information from you that is relevant to your application, such as when you provide information about your ability to perform certain job functions, the need for accommodations, or a disability.
  • Protected class information. NLC may receive protected class information from you as defined by applicable law (such as race, gender, nationality, copies of citizenship and right to work information, and veteran status).
  • Comments. NLC receives any comments and messages you submit along with your job applications.
  • Background check and public records information. With your permission, NLC may receive information contained in background check reports and in public government records (such as work history, credit history, driving records, criminal records, and court records).
  • Publicly available information. NLC may review publicly available social media pages and other public Internet postings, to the extent permissible under applicable law.
  • Audio and visual information. NLC may collect, retain, and review videoconferencing content and related data generated in connection with an interview or other submission in connection with your application for employment.
  • Signature Data. NLC collects your signature and related authentication details in connection with any documents you electronically or physically sign and provide to NLC. This information may be used to maintain the integrity of our processes, enforce rights, prevent fraud, and validate your identity.

In addition, as further described in our website privacy policy, we may automatically collect other categories of personal information when you use a NLC website to submit your application to us. We use this information to provide and improve our website and job application processes, for anti-fraud purposes, and to create aggregate internal reports on website usage and activity, such as views of certain job postings. These additional categories consist of:

  • Online identifiers. NLC may collect your IP address and other online identifiers when you use NLC websites.
  • Website activity information. NLC may monitor and collect NLC website activity information, such as website clicks, content and page views, access date and time, and the website each visitor visited prior to our website.

Note that application information may be collected by us directly through our website or by email, and/or application information may be collected on our behalf by our contracted third-party administrators.

If you have any questions concerning the above, please contact us at [email protected]