1. Information You Send to Other Users.
This Privacy and Data Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information We collect from You. If You disclose Your information to other parties using the Site, or visit other websites or vendors linked through the Site, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information You disclose to those independent third parties. Since We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, or other individual’s actions, You are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. We strongly encourage You to ensure the recipients are authenticated to Your satisfaction before You send them any sensitive personal information.
2. Information We Collect.
We may collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify You, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences You submit and preferences that are generated based on the data You submit and number of clicks. “Personal Information” is information collected during the registration process, or information collected while using the Site, which can be used to identify You as an individual. We may also collect Your location when you use the Site, as further discussed below.
3. Information Collected Via Technology.
In an effort to improve the quality of the services offered through the Site, We track information provided to us by Your computer when You access the Site, such as the device from which You accessed the Site, the time and date of access, location, IP address, browser type, operating information, cookie information, information regarding Your use of the Site and the page You requested, and other information that does not personally identify You. We treat this data as “Non-Personal Information,” except where We are required to do otherwise under applicable law. We track this information using an internal algorithm which uses statistical data and information input by the user to adapt and optimize the information presented according to the user’s preferences. Other than in an anonymized, pseudonymized or aggregated form, Your location is never shared with others, except with Your consent or as permitted under this Privacy and Data Policy.
4. Information We Receive from Third Parties.
Temporary cookies: We may use temporary, or “session-based,” cookies, which are removed when You close the Site or reboot Your computer or device. We use session-based cookies to provide services to You while You navigate the Site; remember that You are logged in during Your visit; keep track of Your progress as You post or bid on a job or assignment.
Persistent cookies: We may use permanent, or “persistent,” cookies, which remain stored on Your computer or device until deleted, or until they reach a specified date of expiration. We use persistent cookies to enable us to remember You each time you visit the Site; allow You to log in without re-entering Your password every time You use the Site; and serve You more relevant advertisements or promotional offers.
The cookies We set are essential for the operation of the Site, are used for performance or functionality; or to serve You more relevant job postings and assignments, and advertisements or promotional offers. By using the Site, You agree that we can place these types of cookies on Your computer or device.
6. How We Protect Information.
Your “Personal Information” is stored on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud which We own. “Personal Information” is encrypted, and it also protected by a password for Your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to Your account and “Personal Information” by selecting and protecting Your password appropriately and limiting access to Your computer and browser by signing off after You have finished accessing Your account. While We take steps to safeguard user information to ensure user account information is kept private, We cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
7. How We Use the Information.
Deliver products and services, including to:
- recognize You when You return to the Site;
- tell You about updates to Your accounts, products, and services;
- update You about new features and benefits;
- answer questions and respond to Your requests for information or assistance;
- determine how to best provide services to You and manage Your accounts, such as the best way and time to contact You; and
- improve the Services and make it easier to use.
Advertise and market our products and services and those of our business partners to:
- present content that is tailored to Your interests, including “targeted advertising”; send or provide You with ads, promotions, and offers;
- analyze whether our ads, promotions, and offers are effective; and
- help us determine whether You may be interested in new products or services.
- Conduct research and analysis to better understand our customers and visitors to the Site;
- Produce data analytics, statistical research, and reports;
- Review and change our products and services;
Manage fraud and security risk, including to:
- detect and prevent fraud or criminal activity; and
- safeguard the security of Your information
8. How We Share the Information.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED IN THIS PRIVACY AND DATA POLICY, WE WILL NOT SELL, TRADE, RENT OR OTHERWISE SHARE FOR MARKETING PURPOSES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.
In general, the “Personal Information” You provide Us is used to help us communicate with You. For example, We use “Personal Information” to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers. In the event We are permitted to share Your “Personal Information” to vendors, such as Your name and email address, our vendors are contractually obligated to use Your “Personal Information” only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy and Data Policy
We also may be required to disclose an individual’s “Personal Information” in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. In response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, We can (and You authorize us to) disclose Your name, email address, UserID history, fraud complaints, and usage history only in response to a lawful subpoena issued by a law enforcement agency or court of competent jurisdiction in connection with an official investigation of possible unlawful activity.
In the event We undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, Your “Personal Information” may be among the assets transferred or examined during the due diligence process. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy and Data Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process Your “Personal Information” as set forth in this Privacy and Data Policy.
We employ other companies and people, such as independent vendors and contractors, to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share Your information with them in order form them to provide services to Us. We do not authorize such vendors and contractors to use Your “Personal Information” for their own benefit and we request that they provide a comparable level of protection for “Your Personal Information.”
10. Email Communications.
By providing Your email address to Us, You expressly consent to receive emails from Us, where permitted by law. We may use email to communicate with You regarding job assignments, to send information that You have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by Us or our partners. You may manage Your receipt of these communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails or manage Your notifications options in the “Settings” panel of Your user profile. Please note that if You do opt out of promotional mailings, We may still send You important administrative emails, such as notices that affect Your rights.
11. Text Messages.
If You provide Your phone number to Us, We or our service provider may send You periodic text messages through an automatic telephone dialing system. These may include text messages regarding job assignments, marketing text messages, as well as operational messages about features and updates to our Site. Standard text message and data rates will apply.
12. Your Access To and Control of Information We Collect.
Access to User Information: You may access, update, alter, or delete Your basic user profile information by editing Your user profile through the user settings in the Site.
Data retention: Subject to the conditions set forth in the next paragraph entitled “Deletion of User Information,” We will retain user “Personal Information” for as long as Your account is active or as needed to provide You services through the Site.
Deletion of User Information: If You wish to cancel Your account, delete Your user “Personal Information,” or request that We no longer use Your “Personal Information” to provide You services, please contact Us at the email address provided below. We will retain and use Your “Personal information” as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, We will seek to delete Your full profile within 30 days. Please note that even after You remove information from Your account or profile, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere, to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to Your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.
13. How to Opt-Out.
You may opt-out of receiving interest-based advertisements that originate from our third-party advertising partners outside of the Site in the privacy settings section of Your account settings. You should complete the opt-out process for all devices and browsers that You use. For more information about how to opt out of, or to learn more about interest-based advertising in general, visit the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
14. Contacting Us.
Questions regarding this Privacy and Data Policy or information practices should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.