Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting The Bradford Group's human resources Web site. "The Bradford Group" is the name we use to refer collectively to a number of companies under common ownership, including Ashton-Drake, Ltd., BGE, Ltd., The Bradford Exchange, Ltd., Collectibles Today Network, Ltd., Gallery Marketing Group, Ltd., The Hamilton Collection, Inc., Midwest Lists & Media, Ltd., The Edwin M. Knowles China Company, and Hammacher Schlemmer & Co., Inc.

The Bradford Group respects the privacy of applicants and employees, and is committed to compliance with applicable privacy laws in every country where we conduct operations. This Applicant Privacy Policy describes how we use any personally identifiable information you elect to submit to us, as well as the anonymous information we automatically collect about use of this Web site.

Your Visits To www.thebradfordgroup.com Are Anonymous

This is an informational Web site. You do not have to register or provide personal information to use it. We do not collect any information on this Web site that enables us to identify which people have visited it, except information that is voluntarily submitted to us. However, this Web site does include electronic links that can deliver you to www.bradfordexchange.com, www.bradfordexchange.ca, www.ashtondrake.com, www.hamiltoncollection.com, and other Web sites of companies within The Bradford Group that may interest you. Each has its own Privacy Policy, and we recommend visiting them while you're browsing the sites.

When You Apply For A Position Online

This Web site contains links that permit you to contact us about employment opportunities. If you use these links to send us information (such as your email address or resume), you agree that we may record that information in our database, use it for recruitment and employment purposes, and share it with one or more companies in The Bradford Group who may have job openings that match your skills. We may use the contact information you provide to notify you that we have received your information or that we would like to consider you for certain job opportunities at The Bradford Group. This Web site's database and the database that our companies use to market their products are independent of each other, and we will not share information from this database with the marketing database for purposes of sending you advertisements or promotions.

How We Collect Personal Information About You

In addition to collecting the information you submit to us, we may collect information about you from third parties in order to (a) verify information about your qualifications, such as your education and prior professional experience, (b) conduct background checks, and (c) follow up on references you provide to us.

Disclosure of Information to Others

We will not supply your resume or other personal information to any job bank, recruitment organization, or potential employer that is not a company within The Bradford Group. However, we may disclose personal information you submit via this Web site, or by other means, in the following circumstances:

  1. We may provide your personal information to Bradford Group companies and employees on a confidential, need-to-know basis in connection with their recruitment needs and your resulting employment.
  2. With your prior consent we may provide your information to third parties such as background check agencies, professional references you have provided us, and previous employers or education providers. Applicants are required to complete an employment application at the time they are interviewed. This application form requests consent to conduct background checks, verify education, and contact prior employers and references. Our policies do not permit any of our companies to offer to employ an applicant unless we have received this consent.  However, if you are currently employed, we will not contact your current employer without your express permission.
  3. If a recruitment agency submits your resume to us, we may advise the agency that we have already received a direct application from you, and use your submission as evidence if there is a dispute as to whether that agency is entitled to a commission or referral fee.
  4. If the Bradford Group is reorganized or any of its businesses are sold, the information you have submitted may be transferred to the successor entity(ies).
  5. We may disclose information about you to government agencies in compliance with applicable State and/or Federal law.
  6. We may use demographic information about your age, race, sex or other characteristics (but not your name or address) in aggregated statistical form for use in establishing compliance with applicable State and/or Federal laws.

Anonymous Information We Collect:

Our Web site places cookies on users’ computers. Cookies are small alphanumeric identifier files that store non-personally identifiable information and send it back to us. They enable our systems to recognize your browser and computer, and provide other important features. Cookies also provide information on how and when your computer connects to our Web site. Cookies do not enable us to know who is using your computer. You can deactivate cookies before you visit our site, but this will prevent our systems from tailoring what you view to the technical capabilities of your computer and browser, and consequently may provide an unsatisfactory user experience when you visit the site. We automatically collect cookie information about the site pages visitors view, the frequency of visitors' visits, and how visitors' computers connect to our Web site. We aggregate this data from all visitors' cookies to learn what types of browsers and computers our visitors use, which subjects are of most interest to them, and how visitors navigate and react to our site. The usage information we collect helps us identify possible performance problems associated with our Web site, and enables us to improve its capabilities and content for future visitors. In short, the referral information we collect helps us determine how best to reach our audience.

Children:

The Bradford Group does not employ anyone under the age of 18, and this site is not intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect information about visitors under the age of 18. If we are notified that a child's personal information has been submitted to us, we will use reasonable efforts to delete that information from our database.

Use Restrictions:

You may only use this Web site to obtain information about The Bradford Group, to communicate with us concerning employment opportunities, and to submit accurate information for consideration in connection with our recruitment efforts. You may not send us resumes about other people unless they have asked you to do so, and you agree that you will not be entitled to any commission or fee if we hire a person whose resume you have submitted via this site.

Visit Us Often:

Please visit this Privacy Policy frequently, as our business changes, and we may update this policy to reflect those changes. By visiting our site you agree that we may collect and use information as stated in this Privacy Policy. If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page so you are always informed about what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

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