Privacy Policy

The University of Iowa School of Management Tippie MBA Career Center's web-based software program known as Symplicity is part of the NACElink website, owned and operated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Both Tippie MBA Career Services and NACE are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information for users ("you" or "user") of NACElink ("site"). Since we do collect certain types of information about our users, in this privacy statement, we will describe the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information including what we collect, how we use it, and how users can make changes.

Employers use NACElink to post employment opportunities and search the central resume database directly on This is accessed through Tippie MBA Career Services' Symplicity website, which provides a web-based system for job and internship posting, and a resume database for its job seekers and employers.

Students and alumni use NACElink though their college/university career centers to post resumes, review job opportunities, and apply to these openings.

NACE's commitment to all users—schools, employers, students, and alumni—is that NACE will maintain the confidentiality of all information collected on NACElink, and NACE will not sell, transmit, or disclose in any fashion this information to any other organization.

NACElink is the host server, storing and maintaining the data. NACE also has a partner, DirectEmployers Association, which will provide backup hosting services to NACE's servers. NACE and DirectEmployers Association only have access to the data in aggregated form.

How Will NACE or Tippie MBA Career Services Use Personally Identifiable Information Collected?

  • To enable employers to access and use various tools, features, and functionality of the NACElink system, such as posting jobs and interview schedules, and using resume search engines.
  • To enable students/alumni to access various tools, features, and functions of the NACElink system, in particular, job posting, resume databases, job-search agents, and campus interviews.
  • To communicate with users regarding use of NACElink, advise of site changes, or to inform you of other possible events/activities associated with recruiting.

Student/Alumni Job Seekers

NACE receives and collects personally identifiable information about you, a student/alumni user (contact information, demographic information, educational information, employment preferences, etc.) via NACElink after you subscribe for services and when you upload resumes, cover letters, and other documents that contain personal information. Tippie MBA Career Services may access some of the job seeker's personal information to send e-mail to a job seeker using communication tools on the site, or to publish resumes in the school's resume book(s) on the site.

You may also choose to participate in the central resume database on NACElink. This means your personal profile information and resume will be searchable by and accessible to the employers/search firms that have access to that database but who may not recruit specifically on the Iowa campus. Employers/search firms that use NACElink directly through NACElink or through Tippie MBA Career Services can have access to your resume and the personal information contained therein for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring purposes. Employers may also have access to limited information from your profile only if your profile matches an employer's search criteria. NACE and Tippie MBA Career Services are not responsible for what they do with personal information about you that is available or accessible to them on this site. While NACE and Tippie MBA Career Services endeavor to restrict access to this database including only eligible employers, NACE cannot guarantee that other parties will not, without our consent, gain access to the database.


Tippie MBA Career Services and NACE will collect information from employers utilizing the site. This information includes contact information (such as your phone number or e-mail address), unique identifiers (such as your NACE membership or account numbers, or password to NACElink) and financial information (such as a credit card number), and demographic information (for example, location, type of organization, size of organization). The financial information collected will be used only to bill your organization for fees associated with multischool listings or other NACElink services. NACE has a contract with VeriSign to verify credit card numbers. Your credit card information will be deleted as soon as the transaction is completed and will not be stored on NACE's or DirectEmployers' servers. You will need to reenter the information every time a new financial transaction occurs. NACE will receive and collect from employer’s job postings (including job descriptions, employment qualifiers, and salary information) and interview schedules posted either directly through NACElink, through the DirectEmployers Association website, or through Tippie MBA Career Service's web site.

Technical Issues

Updating Account Information
NACElink allows you to change or correct your personal information at any time. To do so, simply log in to your account, go to your profile, and you will find options for editing the information.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses and Aggregated User Data

NACE collects IP addresses from all users of the site, and collects and monitors other data and information about the activities of our users on the site collectively. We only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate.


Cookies, which are small text files recorded in a user's hard drive, are employed by thousands of sites to enhance users' web viewing experience. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user's hard drive. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Cookies allow sites to "remember" users across pages of a site and across multiple visits to a site. When you use NACElink, it will set a cookie while you are on the site. Once you log out of the site or close your browser window, the cookies are deleted. Thus, NACElink will not be storing information as to the number of times that you used the site, and you will be required to log in each time that you use NACElink.


NACE takes precautions to protect the user's information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. When students/alumni submit resumes or information about their academic record, that information is encrypted and protected.

In addition, the job seeker and employer data is password protected, so only the user can access this information. All personally identifiable information NACE collects about you is stored in limited-access servers. NACElink has technical, administrative, physical security measures, and safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under NACE's control. This site uses firewalls to protect from loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

The University of Iowa Tippie MBA School of Management has associated itself with NACE and NACElink in order to provide improved career services to Tippie MBA students and alumni. Many of the provisions contained in this statement are based upon representations made by NACE and NACElink. While Tippie MBA Career Services believes NACE and NACElink provide a valuable service to our Tippie MBA job-seeking community, NACE and NACElink are not related to Tippie MBA Career Services. Therefore, The University of Iowa Tippie MBA Career Services cannot guarantee nor does it otherwise accept responsibility for any portion of this statement that depends upon NACE's representations and its compliance with those representations.

General Disclaimer

This website contains links both within and outside the University of Iowa Tippie MBA School of Management's control. Unless otherwise noted, responsibility for the content, accuracy of information, quality, and safety or suitability of any information found at linked sites resides solely within the sites.

Effective: September 2007