Information you give us. Personal information you may provide through the Service or otherwise communicate to us includes:
When you create an account, use the Service, or contact us through the Sites, we may collect information such as your first and last name, email and mailing addresses, phone number, professional title and company name.
We may collect content or other information that you provide or create when you interact with the Service, such as text from the messaging functionality on our app, text, images and video from your profile, including images to decorate your profile page, biographical data, references to business associates or external blogs or publications, and text from the use of the live chat functionality on our site.
If you register for or participate in one of our meetings or events, we may collect the information you provide to us related to or through the event.
We may collect information about you that you provide when you request information from us, interact with us by email, on phone calls, the use of live chat functionality, or through other methods of communication, such as posting public comments, or otherwise correspond with us.
This may include information about grant applicants, job applicants, and similar individuals, such as professional credentials, educational and work history, present and past institutional affiliations, publications, research interests, areas of professional focus or specialization, and other information of the type typically included on a resume, curriculum vitae, or scientific research grant application.
Information such as your zip code, gender, date of birth, age and/or income.
Information such as your username and password that you may set to establish an online account with us, a short biography, your photograph, interests and preferences, and social media profile and account information, including the number of followers, comments, and likes your profiles receive.
In the future, when you use the Service we may collect payment information about you or your organization, such as tax identification number, bank account information or payment card information.
Information including details about payments to and from you and other details of products or services you have purchased from us.
Information about how you use our websites and interact with us, including information associated with any content you upload to the websites or otherwise submit to us, and information you provide when you use any interactive features of the websites
This includes information such your preferences for receiving communications about our activities, events, and publications, and details about how you engage with our communications.
We use your personal information:
to provide, operate and improve the Service;
to communicate with you about the Service, including by sending you announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
to communicate with you about events or contests in which you participate;
to facilitate communication with other site users such as brands, agencies, or influencers;
to understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the Service; and
to respond to your requests, questions and feedback related to the Service.
We analyze use of the Service to study trends and users’ movements around the Service, gather demographic information about our user base, improve the Service and develop new products and services.
We use your contact details and other personal information to plan and host events or webinars for which you have registered or that you attend, including sending related communications to you.
We may send you promotions, newsletters or other marketing communications, but you may opt out of receiving them as described in the Opt out of marketing section below.
We may create aggregated and other anonymous data from our users’ information. We make personal information into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties to understand and improve the Service, promote our business and for other lawful business purposes.
We may use your personal information and share it with government officials, law enforcement or private parties, as we believe appropriate to:
protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims);
enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service;
protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity;
comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; and
where permitted by law in connection with a legal investigation.
In some cases we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.
In the future, for online payments and/or Automated Clearing House (ACH) payouts, we plan to use the payment services provided by some third party. We do not process, record or maintain your credit card or bank account information and we will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
If you choose to use Third Party Interactions, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on the Service or by the provider of the social feature that you use. Similarly, if you post information on a third-party platform that references the Service (e.g., by mentioning one of the Service or using a hashtag associated with the Service in a tweet or status update), your post may be published on our Sites in accordance with the terms of the third party website or service. Also, both we and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Service and the third-party website or service. In addition, we may receive information about you in connection with other users’ use of Third-Party Interactions (e.g., we may learn that you are a “friend” or “connection” of the third party or receive other information about you that the other user enables us to receive).
We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
We may share your personal information for the compliance, fraud prevention and safety purposes described above.
In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users.
If you have registered for an account with us, you may review, update, correct, or delete the personal information in your account profile by logging into your account or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can delete your entire account, if you wish to.
You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email or by logging into your account and updating your preferences in the account settings. You may continue to receive Service-related and other non-marketing emails. Opting out of emails or other communications related to contests or promotions may terminate your eligibility to participate in those contests or promotions. Be sure to check the relevant contest or promotion rules before you opt out.
Some of the business partners that collect information about users’ activities of the Service may be members of organizations or programs that provide choices to individuals regarding the use of their browsing behavior or mobile application usage for purposes of targeted advertising.
Users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising on websites through members of the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking here or the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here. European users may opt out of receiving targeted advertising on websites through members of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking here, selecting the user’s country, and then clicking “Choices” (or similarly titled link). Please note that we also may work with companies that offer their own opt-out mechanisms and may not participate in the opt-out mechanisms that we linked above.
If you choose to opt-out of targeted advertisements, you will still see advertisements online but they may not be relevant to you. Even if you do choose to opt out, not all companies that serve online behavioral advertising are included in this list, and so you may still receive some cookies and tailored advertisements from companies that are not listed.
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Service to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with our services. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Service by designating it as required in the Service or on the Sites or through other appropriate means.
The Service enables you to interact with or post content to certain third parties and SNSs. If you would like to discontinue these interactions and connections, please refer to the privacy settings of the third party or SNS to determine how you may adjust our permissions and manage the interactivity between the Services and your social media account.
The Service may contain links to other websites and services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control third party websites, applications or services, and are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding their collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read their privacy policies to learn more.
In addition, our content may be included on web pages and websites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These third parties may collect data through the use of their own cookies, pixel tags or other technology, independently collect information or solicit Personal Information, and may have the ability to track your use of their websites and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third party.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ a number of organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. If you have a user account for the Service, you are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of your account username, password and other account information in your possession.
Where the Service is provided to you through your employer or another organization, that organization is the administrator of the Service. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of these organizations, which have their own privacy policies. Please note that your organization’s administrator may be able to:
require you to reset your account password;
restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Service;
access information in and about your account;
access or retain information stored as part of your account;
change the email address associated with your account;
change your information, including profile information; and
restrict your ability to edit, restrict, modify or delete information.
Please contact your organization or refer to your administrator’s organizational policies for more information.
Please direct any questions or comments about this Policy to:
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The following applies to individuals using our service.
We retain personal information where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested; to comply with applicable contractual, legal, tax or accounting requirements; to establish or defend legal claims; or for fraud prevention). To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you), in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Laws give you certain rights regarding your personal information. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
Access. Provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information.
Correct. Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
Delete. Delete your personal information.
Transfer. Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice.
Restrict. Restrict the processing of your personal information.
Object. Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis of our processing of your personal information that impacts your rights.
You may submit these requests by email to email@example.com or our postal address provided above. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or our response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies serve different purposes, like helping us understand how a site is being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.
Cookies set by the site you visit are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the one you are currently visitng are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality within the site, such as site analytics, advertising and social media features. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits the site in question and when it visits certain other sites and/or mobile apps. We do not control how these third parties use your information, which is subject to their own privacy policies. See the table below for details on use of third party cookies and similar technologies with our Sites.
The length of time a cookie will stay on your device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your browsing device after you have finished browsing until they expire or are deleted.
Cookies are not the only way to track visitors to a site or app. Companies use tiny graphics files with unique identifiers called web beacons (and also “pixels” or “clear gifs”) to recognize when someone visits its sites. These technologies often depend on cookies to function properly, and so disabling cookies may impair their functioning.
Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, the Sites may not work properly.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also opt-out of tracking through certain third-party advertising and analytics cookies by using the opt out services provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance or Network Advertising Initiative. Freeskout is not affiliated with and is not responsible for these third party websites.
Information about the cookies we use may be updated from time to time, so please check back on a regular basis for any changes.