SU PirateLink Privacy Policy

This policy only applies to access to PirateLink/NACElink via Career Services’ website and does not apply to any other uses of Southwestern University networks or systems.


PirateLink is Career Services’ online system for job and internship listings and resume referrals to employers. These services are provided through The NACElink Network. Although Career Services maintains ownership of all student profile data and resumes in PirateLink, this information resides on NACElink Network servers, and policies governing this data are covered in the NACElink Privacy Policy.

Many of the provisions contained in this policy are based upon representations made by NACElink. While Southwestern University believes that NACElink provides a valuable service to the Southwestern job seeking community, NACElink is not affiliated with Southwestern University.

Privacy of student information is also governed by the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and University policies.


Through PirateLink, available via the Career Services website, students and registered alumni can post resumes and additional application materials and view and apply for jobs and internships.  Employers can post jobs and internships and review resumes of candidates who choose to make resumes visible and/or apply directly to employers’ postings.


Via PirateLink, students and alumni users will share personally identifiable information (name, contact information, demographic information, academic history, GPA, employment history, etc.) for the purposes listed above. The information in a candidate’s profile is used by Career Services to notify candidates of employment and experiential opportunities and to refer qualified candidates to employers. Career Services may conduct searches on resumes and candidate profiles to notify candidates of educational or employment opportunities through e-mail communications.

  • Only the resumes of students who have given permission to have their resumes released to employers are shared with prospective employers.
  • Employers will have access to users’ resumes and the personal information contained therein for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring purposes only if students/alumni upload their resumes, use those resumes to apply directly to positions within the PirateLink system and/or indicate on the privacy setting that they want to be included in resume books. Employers will also have access to limited information from user’s profiles (name, grad date, major) only if the profile matches an employer’s search criteria.


Southwestern University Career Services will collect information from employers utilizing PirateLink. This information includes contact information (such as phone number or e-mail address), unique identifiers (such as NACE membership or account numbers), demographic information (for example, location, type of organization, size of organization).  For more details, please see the NACElink Privacy Policy.


Student and employer information from PirateLink may be used to construct aggregate reports that assist Career Services in the evaluation of employment activities, in statistical reports developed for institutional studies, or to inform clients of services and programs that may be of interest. Any information shared with parties outside of Career Services is only shared in aggregate form.


Jobs and internships posted in the PirateLink system are reviewed before posting by Career Services. Career Services does not endorse any employer and urges students to use good judgment in all of their interactions with employers. Career Services suggests that students request business references for unknown organizations before interviewing with them off campus or exploring job opportunities. Students should never give a potential employer their credit card, social security numbers, or bank account numbers, and never spend any of their own money on an employment “opportunity” unless very certain that it is for a legitimate reason (such as training costs). Career Services advises students to interview in public places only.


Career Services reserves the right to change this PirateLink privacy policy from time to time without prior notice or consent. If changes are made, that fact will be communicated by posting the revised policy to this site.