Last Updated: October 11, 2018
Collection and Use of Information
Account Information. If you create an Account, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, and profile picture (“PII”). If you create an Account using your login credentials from one of your SNS Accounts, we’ll be able to access and collect your name and email address and other PII that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access. If you create an Account through the Site or one of your SNS Accounts, we may also collect your gender, date of birth and other information that is not considered PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you.
Your Contacts: Bravado has a variety of ways for you to store your contacts within our Services. If you allow, we collect contacts associated with your email and/or customer relationship management (“CRM”) accounts through the integrations we offer. This contact information will identify others, and you are responsible for giving any required notice to those individuals and, where required by law, obtaining their consent before sharing the contact information with us.
Information you Provide. You control what information, including PII, you share with us. For example, when you are creating your profile or professional portfolio, if you share any personal information in such materials, we will collect such information. So please use discretion when providing us with any User Content.
Publicly Available Information About You. We may also collect any publicly available information, including PII, about you such as, information available on your LinkedIn and Google accounts.
Information Provided by Reviewers. We will collect the information about our Members that their Reviewers post. However, as a Member you will always have the option of deleting any Reviewer’s Review about you at any time.
Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies. Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information.
“Web Beacons” (also known as Web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s device, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
Advertising or Targeting. We may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our sites or on third party sites. This includes using technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements and content that has been delivered to you, such as whether you have clicked on an advertisement.
Information Related to Use of the Services. Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), including both Account holders and non-Account holders (either, a “User”). Log Data may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use Log Data to administer the Services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) Log Data to improve, customize and enhance our Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences. We may use a person’s IP address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
Information Sent by Your Device. We collect certain information that your device sends when you use our Services, like a device identifier, user settings and the operating system of your device, as well as information about your use of our Services.
Location Information. When you use our App, we may collect and store information about your location by converting your IP address into a rough geo-location or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates or coarse location if you enable location services on your device. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you. If you do not want us to collect location information, you may disable that feature on your mobile device.
Use of Information Collected.
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services (including your Account, if you are a Member), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services. We will use your PII to:
- provide Services, communicate with you and provide customer support in relation to the Services.
- resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
- customize your experience and otherwise measure and improve our Services, including to develop new products and Services.
- prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
- send you relevant emails and communications (including keeping you informed about our products, offerings and any promotional offers) that might be of interest to you If we use your personal information to market to you, you will be able to opt-out of such uses.
- enforce our agreements, terms, conditions, and policies, and send you notices and alerts.
We may share non-personally identifiable information for any purpose with trusted third parties.
Information that We Share with Third Parties
We will not share any PII that we have collected from or regarding you except as described below:
Information Shared with Our Services Providers. We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf.
Information Shared with Reviewers. We may share some of your information, including PII, with the Reviewers that you have selected to review your work so they can identify you and provide their Reviews. We will share with the Reviewer only the information that is relevant for the purpose of providing you the Services.
Information Shared with Third Parties. We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry research and analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. Thus, if we are acquired by a third party as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale or if our assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, some or all of our assets, including your PII, may be disclosed or transferred to a third party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of PII and we’ll respect the choices you make. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the PII that we request, you may not be able to access all of the features of the Services. You may inquire as to whether we are processing PII about you, request access to PII, and ask that we correct, amend or delete PII where it is inaccurate. Where otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may use any of the methods set out in this Policy to request access to, receive (port), restrict Processing, seek rectification, or request erasure of PII held about you by us. Such requests will be processed in line with local laws.
Although we make good faith efforts to provide individuals with access to PII, there may be circumstances in which we are unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If we determine that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your PII.
Modifying Information. You can access and modify the PII associated with your Account through the Settings on your Profile. If you want us to delete PII (that identifies you or others in connection with you, such as your email and/or CRM contacts) and/or your Account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We’ll take steps to delete the information as soon we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Mobile Devices. We may occasionally send you push notifications through our mobile applications with notices that may be of interest to you. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. We may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.
Responding to Do Not Track Signals
Our Site does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.
The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When you enter sensitive information on our Services, we encrypt this data using SSL or other technologies. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Links to Other Sites
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it there.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
Your California Privacy Rights
California residents may request and obtain from us, once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties, if any, to which we disclosed their PII for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the categories of PII shared with those third parties. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain that information, please submit your request by sending us an email at email@example.com with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line or by writing to us at 660 4th Street #193 San Francisco CA 94107.