I was submitting resumes and noticed on one employers webpage that they have a disclaimer stating that all resumes that are submitted "become the property of said company". I'm not sure what exactly this entails, but I am sure it will vary from company to company, and was wondering if it is okay, possibly even normal, to request that my resume be kept private, and/or not redistributed or posted online. A simple note on the top or bottom with an asterisk requesting privacy was what I had in mind.
There obviously isn't any real personal information, except for my phone number, but the idea of releasing my resume into the wild feels a little disconcerting. I am well aware that it is commonplace to post resumes on LinkedIn, however, I would like a little control over what happens with my 'life story' after I give it to someone. Is there any way to reasonably handle this situation without making a negative first impression?