Our Privacy Commitment To You
Children Under Age 13
We strive to protect the online privacy of children. We will not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from or about children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent. By using the Website, you represent that you are 13 years or older. However, we cannot prohibit minors from visiting the Website, and we necessarily rely on parents and other responsible parties to supervise the use of the Internet and the Website by such minor children. Please do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us if you are under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided the Website with Personally Identifiable Information, we ask that a parent or guardian please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete the information about the child from our files.
What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use the Information?
We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information on the Website unless you voluntarily choose to buy or sell services through the Website, in which case we will collect certain Personally Identifiable Information, including contact data (such as your name, mailing and email addresses, telephone number, cell phone carrier, and fax number), demographic information (such as ZIP code, age, date of birth, and gender), and work-related data (such as technical experience, skill sets, certifications, and job history). We may make future requests for Personally Identifiable Information to help us to tailor the Website and deliver more personalized information to you. We may also supplement our information with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.
In order to access some services through the Website, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password (your “Account”). As part of creating your Account, you may also be requested to provide an alternate email address and answers to certain security questions, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password. Some services available through the Website may require additional security, in which case we may require you to create an additional security key. Finally, a unique identification number will be assigned to your Account.
We automatically track certain non-identifying information through the Website through the use of “cookies.” We place a cookie into the browser file on your computer. The cookie is a small computer file the web server uses to recognize the computer of certain users that have visited the Website previously which helps the Website provide certain functionalities. The cookie does not contain or collect any personally identifying information but will collect information regarding the usage patterns associated with the user’s personal computer. Information tracked with cookies is primarily used to improve and update the site and to provide site-traffic data, and is only collected on an aggregate basis. When and if we do present such aggregated information to outside companies, no one will be able to identify you or contact you. If you do not wish to permit the placement of cookies on your computer, most web browsers have a feature which will allow you to block cookies. However, you should be aware that blocking the placement of cookies may disable or hinder certain Website functionalities.
We may gather certain other non-identifying information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data. We may use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track users movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may also track the referring URL (the web page you left before coming to the Website) and the pages, links, and graphics of you visited on the Website. This information allows us to compile aggregate statistics about usage of our Website and allows us to gauge the popularity and effectiveness of specific web pages and any promotional programs we may be running. This information may be gathered globally and does not include Personally Identifiable Information.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders. Additionally, we may share Personally Identifiable Information when we believe it necessary to comply with the law, to enforce the Terms and Conditions of the Website, or to protect our interests or rights, property, and safety of our employees and customers.
Terms Specifically Applicable to Service Providers
As part of registration as a service provider, you must set up your Account by describing your experience, rates and qualifications, work profile, and schedule. Some of the information requested in the on-line registration is mandatory. If you decide to offer your services through our Website, potential third party customers review your Account to determine if they wish to make use of your services. Our customers will not be able to select you as a service provider, however, until you have agreed to our online service provider terms.
Sale Or Change Of Control Of The Company
We reserve the right to transfer or assign your Personally Identifiable Information in connection with the sale of our business. We reserve this right without regard to whether such sale is structured as a sale of assets, a sale of a controlling interest of our stock, a merger with or into another entity, or otherwise. We are not obligated to notify you of any such transfer, assignment or change of control transaction. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Personally Identifiable Information is treated, transferred, or used.
How Can You Review Or Remove Information We Collect?
If your Personally Identifiable Information changes, or if you no longer desire to receive our promotional materials, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate your information by making the change on our member information page, by emailing a customer service representative at email@example.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within ten (10) business days.
Additionally, if you no longer wish to receive our promotional materials, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by emailing our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.