Privacy Policy of skillpublic.com

This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

    • Access to third party services' accounts

      • Access to the Facebook account

        Permissions: About Me, Access Friend Lists, App Notifications, Birthday, Contact email, Email, List of Friends, Manage Notifications, Share, Video upload and Videos

      • Access to the Twitter account

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Advertising

      • Google AdSense

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage data

    • Analytics

      • Alexa Metrics, Display Advertising extension for Google Analytics, Facebook Ads conversion tracking, Google AdWords conversion tracking, Google Analytics, Google Analytics with anonymized IP, Google Tag Manager and Yahoo Advertising conversion tracking

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage data

      • Facebook Analytics for Apps

        Personal Data: Usage data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • User ID extension for Google Analytics

        Personal Data: Cookies

      • Analytics collected directly and Twitter Ads conversion tracking

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Contacting the User

      • Contact form

        Personal Data: address, city, company name, country, date of birth, email address, field of activity, first name, gender, last name, phone number, profession, province, website and ZIP/Postal code

    • Content performance and features testing (A/B testing)

      • Google Website Optimizer and Visual Website Optimizer

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Displaying content from external platforms

      • Google Fonts, Fonts.com Web Fonts and MyFonts

        Personal Data: Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Google Maps widget, Google Calendar widget, Google Site Search, Vimeo video and YouTube video widget

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

      • YouTube video widget without cookies

        Personal Data: Usage Data

    • Handling payments

      • Google Wallet, PayPal and PayPal Payments Hub

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • PayPal Carrier Payments

        Personal Data: phone number and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Hosting and backend infrastructure

      • Google Cloud Storage and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

      • Facebook Like button and social widgets, LinkedIn button and social widgets, Google Friend Connect, Google+ +1 button and social widgets, PayPal button and widgets, Twitter Tweet button and social widgets and Tumblr sharing button and social widgets

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Interaction with live chat platforms

      • LiveChat Widget

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Interaction with online survey platforms

      • SurveyMonkey Widget

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Location-based interactions

      • Geolocation and Non-continuous geolocation

        Personal Data: geographic position

    • Managing contacts and sending messages

      • Amazon Simple Email Service

        Personal Data: email address

    • Managing landing and invitation pages

      • Instapage

        Personal Data: Cookies, email address and Usage Data

    • Registration and authentication

      • Linkedin OAuth, Facebook Authentication, Google OAuth and Twitter OAuth

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Remarketing and behavioral targeting

      • Facebook Custom Audience

        Personal Data: Cookies and email address

      • Facebook Remarketing and Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

    • Social features

      • Inviting and suggesting friends

        Personal Data: various types of Data

      • Public profile

        Personal Data: city, company name, country, date of birth, email address, first name, gender, geographic position, last name, phone number, picture, profession, province and username

    • SPAM protection

      • Google reCAPTCHA

        Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data

Further information about Personal Data

    • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

      SkillPublic Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you consent to share and help you make informed decisions when using SkillPublic, located at www.SkillPublic.com (“SkillPublic” or “SkillPublic Website”).

      By using or accessing SkillPublic, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

      SkillPublic collects personal information in the form of a Skill Profile. The User consents to upload and create a Skill Profile with SkillPublic. The User also consents to having the Skill Profile accessible and available to all.

      We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.


      INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
      We collect information on Users in order to facilitate the operation of the SkillPublic Platform.

      The User consents and knowingly chooses to disclose all information that is uploaded to the SkillPublic Platform in the form of a Skill profile. When you add to your Skill Profile with further information about yourself, you agree that any registration information you give to SkillPublic will always be accurate, correct and up to date.

      The SkillPublic Search Facility is available to all Users. Users are also invited to enter personal information which provides an enhanced set of search results.

      When you sign up for a SkillPublic Account or other SkillPublic services or promotions that require registration, we ask you for personal information such as name and email address. After you have created your Skill Profile we provide you with the option to add additional personal information such as phone number. We may combine the information that you submit under your Skill Profile with information from other SkillPublic, in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services or to suggest to you people you might know, or other people who may have skills of interest to you. For certain information, we give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information within your account settings page.
      SkillPublic provides an invitation service when you register with the Platform. If you choose (consent or opt in) to use our invitation service to tell a contact about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your contact’s email address or we will ask you to consent to having your contact list(s) imported. We will send your contacts an email in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and we will send additional reminders. SkillPublic stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a contact connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent and to track the success of our referral program. All information that you enter or upload about your contacts will be covered by the same terms of this privacy policy as cover your own information. SkillPublic also stores this information (imported contacts information) to avoid duplication of contacts and to check when contacts, not invited by the User, join the SkillPublic Platform through registration. SkillPublic will also store the User’s access details in order to sync the contacts whenever the User logs in.
      When you visit SkillPublic, we use a third party tracking partner to gather certain 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 clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
      In addition, we store certain information from your browser using ‘cookies’. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the User’s computer tied to information about the User. We send cookies to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use session ID cookies to confirm that Users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the User closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to SkillPublic. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature. We use cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the SkillPublic website. The information collected by cookies enables SkillPublic to understand the use of its site. This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience. SkillPublic will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including storing of User preferences, improving search results and ad selection and tracking User trends, such as how people search. SkillPublic also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit a website, including SkillPublic sites that use our advertising cookies and that view or click an ad supported by SkillPublic’s advertising services. The use of cookies by our service providers is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our service providers use session ID cookies.
      Our third party service providers use a software technology that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. We do not tie the information gathered by it to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
      When you use SkillPublic, you may set up your Skill profile, form community networks, send messages, perform searches and queries, set up events, add applications, transmit information through various channels and send emails or other communications to SkillPublic. We collect the personal information as outlined above so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your community network list.
      When you post User Content on the Site in areas such as blogs and forums, you do so at your own risk. We cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at support@skillpublic.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
      SkillPublic have the right to reformat and move SkillPublic, and Skill profile information. SkillPublic reserve the right to remove, edit the look and feel of, move or close any Skill profile for any reason and to suspend or ban any User Account for any reason.
      SkillPublic may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.
      Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on SkillPublic is a violation of the SkillPublic Terms and Conditions of Use.
      SkillPublic only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In addition to the above, such purposes include:
      Providing our services, primarily making SkillPublic available to all;
      Providing more relevant search results by utilizing data provided by the User;
      Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
      Ensuring the technical functioning of SkillPublic;
      Protecting the rights or property of SkillPublic or our Users; and
      Developing new services.
      By using SkillPublic, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in such jurisdictions as is necessary.
      We provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we will link certain personally identifiable information provided when you registered for the site to you. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use this information to gauge the level of user satisfaction with the site. We use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys. That company is prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
      USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED BY SKILLPUBLIC
      When you register with SkillPublic, you create your own Skill profile. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by SkillPublic that we think you may find valuable. If you no longer wish to receive these email communications, you may unsubscribe by following the instruction contained in each of the emails you receive.
      Skill profile information is used by SkillPublic primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to all.
      The Skill profile information that you submit to SkillPublic will be available to all Users of the SkillPublic Platform. All Skill profile information will be available in search results generated for Users and may be made available to third-party search engines. If you no longer wish to have your information indexed, you have the option of deleting your Account. People that see your name in searches will be able to access your Skill profile information without registering with the SkillPublic Platform. If you do not want to be listed in our directory you have the option of deleting your Account.
      Skill profile information is used by SkillPublic to improve the functionality of the SkillPublic Platform.
      SkillPublic may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.
      SkillPublic reserves the right to send you notices about your Account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
      SkillPublic may use information in your Skill profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people are in a network like a group of electricians, and also personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you with up to date SkillPublic promotions and sponsors of community groupings. We believe this benefits you.
      We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the user consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you wish to request the removal of your testimonial, you may contact us at support@skillpublic.com.
      CHILDREN AGED UNDER 14
      SkillPublic does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 14 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 14, please do not attempt to register for SkillPublic or send any personal information about yourself to us (including your name, address, telephone number or email address). No one under the age of 14 may provide any personal information to SkillPublic on the SkillPublic Platform. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 14 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

      CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14 AND 18
      We recommend that children 14 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

      SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
      SkillPublic is about sharing catalogued skill information with Users. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is (1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, (2) legally required or (3) permitted by you.
      We may provide information to service providers such as an email service provider to send out emails on our behalf, an author management service to provide you with our blog and a customer support service to gather feedback and assist you with questions to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the SkillPublic-specified purposes. This site uses various analytics services to monitor and improve the quality and usability of the SkillPublic Platform.
      We may be required to disclose User information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share Account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the SkillPublic service or using the SkillPublic name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
      If SkillPublic becomes involved in a merger, acquisition or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information. You can share your SkillPublic information with outside applications and websites such as SkillPublic to make your experiences on those applications and websites better and more commercial.
      We are not responsible for any third party applications and websites that you interact with through the SkillPublic Platform.
      If you log in to SkillPublic using one of these application’s or website’s sign-in services and connect with your SkillPublic Account, that application or website can access information on SkillPublic related to you and your contacts and generate and publish stories about actions you take on that application or website without any additional permission. An application or website that you connect with can generally access the same information that you can see about yourself and your contacts, and an application or website that your contacts connect with can access the same information about you that the contacts can see.
      You can report any suspected misuse of the SkillPublic Platform to us, and we will investigate the claim and take appropriate action.
      If the ownership of all or substantially all of the SkillPublic business, or individual business units owned by SkillPublic Holdings Limited, were to change, your User information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
      All sharing of information is done at your own risk.
      LINKS
      SkillPublic may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy documents of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by SkillPublic.

      CHANGING OR REMOVING INFORMATION
      Access and control over most personal information on SkillPublic is readily available through the User Account editing tools. SkillPublic Users may modify or delete any of their Account information at any time by logging into their Account. Individuals who wish to delete their SkillPublic Account may do so through your User Account Settings. Removed information may persist in back-up copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to Users of SkillPublic.

      We will retain your information for as long as your Account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

      If you wish to request the deletion of an unauthorized profile, you may do so by emailing us at support@skillpublic.com.

      If you wish to update your privacy settings, you may do so by going to the User Account Settings tab.
      Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on SkillPublic, however, (e.g. sending a personal message to another SkillPublic User) you generally cannot remove such communications.

      ACCESSING AND UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
      Deleting your Account. If you delete your Account, Users will not be able to see it but it will not be deleted. When you delete your account however, it is permanently deleted. You will not be able to reinstate your Account and you will have to create a new Account.
      Even after you delete your Account, you should be aware that copies of the information may remain accessible elsewhere, specifically in relation to the extent that it has been previously shared with others, or if it was copied or stored by other Users.
      SECURITY
      SkillPublic takes appropriate precautions to protect our Users’ information. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Your Account information is located on a secure server behind a firewall. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at support@skillpublic.com.

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES AND REVISIONS AND DISPUTES
      Your use of SkillPublic, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms and Conditions of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on this site. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email or through notice on the SkillPublic website prior to the changes becoming effective. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your Account.

      If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on SkillPublic, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on SkillPublic and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on SkillPublic. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on SkillPublic. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of SkillPublic.
      We try to keep skillpublic up, bug-free, and safe, but you use it at your own risk. we are providing skillpublic as is without any express or implied warranties including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. we do not guarantee that skillpublic will always be safe, secure or error-free or that skillpublic will always function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. skillpublic is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties, and you release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties. we will not be liable to you for any lost profits or other consequential, special, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this statement or skillpublic, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

      CHOICES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION
      When you sign up to create an Account, this requires registration and we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different from the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
      If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
      Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some SkillPublic features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

      DATA INTEGRITY
      SkillPublic processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on our Users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

      PRIVACY MATTERS
      When we receive formal written or emailed complaints it is SkillPublic’s policy to contact the complaining User regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between SkillPublic and an individual.

      CONTACT US
      If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: support@skillpublic.com.

    • Push notifications

      This Application may send push notifications to the User.

Contact information

    • Owner and Data Controller

      SkillPublic

      Owner contact email: support@skillpublic.com