Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
- We will never share your contact information with another user without your consent.
- Any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology.
- What personally identifiable information of yours we collect.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- How you can access and change your Account information.
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by us.
- How to contact us.
1. Personal Information Collected
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
When you register and create an account on our website, you provide us with personally identifiable information including username and email address. In addition, when you purchase a product or service through the website, you may provide personally identifiable information such as your name, zip code, and credit card information. You may also be asked to provide additional information such as password or security question and answer.
Once a user, you may be permitted to provide additional information in your Profile describing your skills, professional experiences, and other relative data. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in our system. To the extent any of the information you provide at registration or in the Profile section is not personally identifiable, it may be used in the same manner and extent which other information that is not personally identifiable is permitted to be used hereunder, including, without limitation, for the purpose of serving you information through the service. If you opt-out you may lose the potential benefit of receiving information targeted to you.
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your our website account. The next time you visit our website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service.
Additionally, if you log out of our website site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to our website site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit our website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our website. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve our website service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
2. Uses of personal information
To the extent our website allows you to create a Profile, the personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by our website from our website users (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by our website. This information can be utilized by our website in such manner as our website, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Our Website Communications
Our website will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website or through any other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. If we send any communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with any such access (including text messaging charges to messages your mobile device). Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from our website related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user in your network sends you an opportunity. Our website may send you promotional information. You can change your e-mail at any time by visiting the “Members Page” section and amending your email in the “Edit Profile” tab.
Information provided to our website (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) may be used to customize your experience on the website. For example, when you login to your account you may have access to “Members Only” areas, dependent on your type of subscription, that other users can not access.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
Our website takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services or information. For example, we may use PayPal to bill users for subscription fees or to sell other products online. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
Our website may offer a Profile feature which allows users to publish portions of their information to the Internet. Our website does not warrant how third-party search engines will update their cache.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including, without limitation, to prospective advertisers on our website. We may segment our users by role (i.e. professionals, students), geographic location, or other segments.
Teaming with Other Organizations to Offer Combined and Other Services
Our website may offer our services in connection with other web sites (including updates about our website service) or may team with other online services to give you the combined results of both services or additional services and benefits. You may be asked to confirm acceptance of the other websites’ respective privacy policies and user agreements, which have not necessarily been reviewed or approved by our website. In these cases, it will be your choice whether to make use of the services or not and to proceed under the other websites’ terms.
Our website is not responsible for your use of or inability to use any other websites, including the content, accuracy, or reliability of such applications and the privacy practices or other policies.
Surveys and Polls
As a member of our website you may receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through the service, the information you provide will be used in aggregate form, and not in any personally identifying manner.
If you post on our website, import a blog, create a web site, or participate in any form on our website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Our website is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Testimonials and Advertisement Placed through our Website
If you provide any testimonials about our website service, we may post those testimonials you place in connection with our website’s promotion of its service to third parties. Such testimonials may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.
Communications to other Users
Many emails you initiate through our website will list your email address and name in the header of the message.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Disclosures to others
We may also disclose your personal and other information you provide, to another third party as part of a re-organization or a sale of the assets of our website corporation division or company and only after taking steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. Any third party to which we transfer or sell our website’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
3. Your Information Choices Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for our website account by visiting the “Members Page” section at website. Please be aware that it may take some time for your information to be processed. Even after your request for a change is processed, our website may for a time retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on our website is password-protected. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.
We urge you to take adequate precautions to protect your personally identifiable information both on and off the Internet. To learn more about such precautions, visit http://onguardonline.gov.
6. How to contact us
If you do not receive a response from us, please give us a call as your email may have been blocked or accidentally marked as spam by our email system.
For our current phone number, please visit our Contact Us page.
Agreement most recently updated: April 28, 2020