Edward Jones Privacy Notice

If you believe you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an Edward Jones recruiter and are unsure if he or she is a legitimate Edward Jones associate, please click here to read this important notice.

Applicant Personal Information Processing Notice

Just as Edward Jones strives to protect the privacy of our customers and associates, we recognize the need to protect personal information about our applicants. This document explains the categories of personal information we collect about you, why we collect that information, and to whom that information may be disclosed.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?
Edward Jones collects information about who you are, including your name, social security number, gender, marital status, date and place of birth, nationality, citizenship, and contact information at home and at work. We may also collect information about your experience, education, and qualifications for employment at Edward Jones, including information provided by previous employers and other references or gathered in the course of conducting a background check.

Edward Jones may check your references, collect personal information about you from a third party or outside source, and/or verify personal information you provide to us. For example, to protect our customers, Edward Jones performs various background screens before making any hiring decisions. By providing the names of your references and their contact information, and by submitting your application, you are consenting to the use and disclosure of your personal information in this manner.

We may conduct drug or alcohol testing only with your knowledge and consent.

Why Do We Collect Your Personal Information?
Edward Jones limits the collection and processing of personal information to that which is fair, lawful, relevant to, and not excessive for, the purposes of:

(1) Operating and planning for the operations of our business;
(2) Making recruitment and/or employment decisions;
(3) Fulfilling our obligations as an employer;
(4) Establishing, asserting, or defending our legal rights;
(5) Preventing or detecting unlawful activities;
(6) Complying with law, regulation, or valid legal process; and
(7) Achieving other important employment related purposes (e.g., equal opportunities monitoring).

Who Has Access to Your Personal Information?
In appropriate circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to accomplish the goals described above. Edward Jones personnel are authorized to access your personal information only as necessary to perform their respective functions. Edward Jones discloses relevant personal information to contractors and service providers who perform various services such as payroll processing. These parties are contractually obligated to protect your personal information.

We process your personal information from the references you supply, third parties, and/or other sources only for the purpose of making employment related decisions.

Protecting Your Personal Information
Edward Jones has implemented an information security program that includes physical, technical, and organizational safeguards. This program is designed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction, or alteration. Please understand, however, that even the best security programs cannot provide a guarantee against these risks.

Online Information Collection
Edward Jones Web servers collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address for the purpose of system administration and internal reporting of aggregate information. We use this information to improve our Web site, develop marketing, monitor Web site performance, and better meet user needs. When you request pages from our Web site, our servers log your IP address. Using IP addresses, we can determine the domain names of Internet service providers (ISPs) used to access an Edward Jones recruiting Web site. These domain names do not personally identify visitors. This means that your visit to our recruiting Web site is logged but remains anonymous.

Edward Jones Web site functions are based, in part, on your browser's ability to accept cookie files. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to your hard drive. Cookies help you to easily navigate our Web site and customize Web site features that are updated each time you visit the site. For example, if you were to submit a message through the recruiting Web site, the site would use cookies to remember your personal information and pre-fill forms for future message submission. This only applies to personal information that you have previously submitted through a message. Cookies also help us to track repeat visits to the Web site. Most browsers are initially set-up to accept cookies. You may set your preferences to refuse cookies; however, this may limit your access to some areas of the Web site.

Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Please be aware that Edward Jones is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other Web sites.

In order to improve our service and to meet our regulatory requirements, your e-mail communication may be reviewed, monitored or acted upon by Edward Jones associates.

The investment representative application and the form to request an investment representative information kit are secured using encryption while in transit. Other messages or forms sent on our recruiting Web site are not encrypted or otherwise secured.

Further Information
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Edward Jones Human Resources Department.
 

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