Resume Database Nightmare: “Resume Sale” at HotResumes.com
According to legal documents, HotResumes.com sold 4,941 resumes and/or email addresses to Biotechcareers.com for .33 cents each in a sale that was invoiced on November 30, 2002. This invoice was made public and was published as part of a lawsuit against Mr. Monastra ( Medzilla vs. Optimum Intelligence et al .) . The invoice was noted as a “resume sale” and it was marked as paid. A copy of the invoice is in Appendix A.
Mr. Monastra additionally asserted in legal documents that he had purchased email addresses from HotResumes.com .
On its Web site, HotResumes, in its publicly published Frequently Asked Questions section, states that it receives resumes from three sources:
“We receive resumes through visitors who travel to our site, strategic partnerships, and resume writing services” .
Legal documents did not indicate where the data that comprised the HotResumes.com “resume sale” originated from.
“We do not disclose information about your individual visits to HotResumes.com, or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, etc., to any outside parties, except when we believe the law requires it. But, we may record and share aggregated information with our partners”. 
 Medzilla, Inc. v Optimum Intelligence LLC, et al Case No. CO2-2122R . Case file. Also: Declaration of Jason Monastra in Support of Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel, Exhibit 3, Invoice of HotResumes.com “resume sale” to Biotechcareers.com.
 Medzilla, Inc. v Optimum Intelligence LLC, et al Case No. CO2-2122R . Case file. Also: Declaration of Jason Monastra in Support of Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel , paragraph 23. “Optimum acquired the email addresses by paying HotResumes …”
 HotResumes.com http://www.hotresumes.com/ Frequently Asked Questions , Paragraph 2.
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