Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use (“Site”). By accessing or using this Site, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children under the age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information about yourself, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use on this Website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information.

About our Privacy Policy

Our mission is to help people develop their skill brands and achieve great things in life through the power of their networks of friends and people they trust. For that reason we have created a peer-to-peer skills marketplace, where you can showcase, share and find skills & services. This policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

Information we collect

From and about you

We collect the content and information you provide when you become ZippyCrowd member. The information you provide when you create your account may include your photo, your name, email, location, contact number, short bio and skills. We also collect content and information you share and communicate with other members.

From and about others

We collect the content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, such as when they tag you into a job post, share your posts with their ZippyCrowd friends and their social networks, send a message to you, or endorse you for your skills.

From and about people you are connected here

We collect information about the people you are connected to (Your Friends) and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or endorse them by adding to your Top Pros’ team.

Devices you use to access

We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access our Services. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:

  • Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.
  • Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.
  • Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type,  mobile phone number and IP address.

Third Party Websites

There may be some places on our service where you may click on a link to access third party websites that operate under their own Privacy Policies, and may independently solicit and collect information. For example, if you click on an advertisement on our Service, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. We recommend that you view the privacy policies of all third-party websites you visit.

We may allow service providers, advertising companies and ad networks, and other third parties to display advertisements on our Service. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. We do not provide any non-anonymized personal information to third parties.

How we track data

We use various technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities on our Site.

Information collected automatically.

We automatically collect information from your browser or device when you visit our Site. This information could include your IP address, device ID and type, your browser type and language, the operating system used by your device, access times, your mobile device’s geographic location while our application is actively running, and the referring website address.

Cookies and Use of Cookie Data.

When you visit the Site, we may use industry-wide technologies such as “cookies”, which store certain information on your computer and which will allow us to enable automatic sign-in to the Site, make your browsing much more convenient and allow us to offer you personalized experience on the Site. Cookies (which may be html files, Flash files or other technology) are text files that help store user preferences and activity. The Site uses cookies to collect statistical data about its use, to tailor the Site’s functionality to suit personal preferences and to assist with various aspects of Site operation. These files contain a variety of information such as information about web pages visited by you, the length of time you visited certain sites, data about how you came to visit particular sites, the scope and nature of those sites, areas viewed by you, and additional information.

Blocking Cookies

You may set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, cookies may, in certain cases, save you from the need to enter usernames and passwords, and allow session continuity.

How we use the information we collect

All information we collect helps us provide, develop and further improve ZippyCrowd Site. By using this information we are able to help you connect with people who are important to you, find skills, things & content you are interested in, and make suggestions for you how to get the most out of our Site. We are able to add social validation of your skills, services and searches through features such as your Friends’ endorsements and Skills’ sharing within the crowd of people you know & trust. We also collect your feedback, test features, conduct troubleshooting and analyze the information we have to improve and add features and services to improve opportunities for you on ZippyCrowd.

In order for us to provide you with our core services for free, we do need a stream of income from advertising. Our promise to you is to display to you as few and as relevant ads as possible. Our core services are always free. Your information allows us to tailor advertising and to show you the most relevant and sponsored content and promotions.

The information we collect about you to will be used to:

  • manage your account and provide you with customer support;
  • add social validation of your skills, services and searches through features such as “Add Top Pro”, “Post a Job”, “Hire Me” and “Tag a Friend”
  • perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our or others’ products, services, or content;
  • communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or other third parties;
  • send you important updates about our Site, policies, new features, hot deals & promotional stuff;
  • develop, display, and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our Site and other sites, including providing our advertisements to you when you visit other sites;
  • conduct website or mobile application analytics;
  • enforce or exercise any rights in our Terms of Use; and
  • perform functions or services as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
How this information is shared

We provide areas on our Site where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others. Such postings are governed by our  Terms of Use. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.

People use our Site to connect to their friends and find, exchange and sell skills and services.

We provide areas on our Site where you can post information about yourself, post jobs and share skills, and communicate with others. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use.

We make this possible by sharing your information in the following ways:

People you share and communicate with.

When you join our Site, your ZippyCrowd profile will be viewable by other users of the Site. Other users will be able to view information you have provided to us directly or through your Facebook, Google or Linkedin account  such as your profile photo, full name, personal description and approximate location (postcode, suburb, country). Through privacy controls in Settings you can choose the level of privacy you that suits your activity on ZippyCrowd. You can communicate with any member of ZippyCrowd with via internal chat service . Your Posts are displayed on site’s Newsfeed and are visible to all ZippyCrowd members. In some cases, people may re-share your Posts or chat content  with others on and off our Site.

Sharing With Third-Party Partners and Customers

We work with third party advertising & analytics companies who help us provide and improve our services or who use advertising or related products, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free core services to people.  We believe the ads you see have to be both interesting and  relevant to the core nature of our services. With this in mind, we use the information we have about you to show you relevant ads. We do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties, but rather aggregated  information about the reach and effectiveness of their ads.

How we protect your personal information

We take security measures to protect your personal information. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefor, we cannot guarantee that your personal information, chats, or other communications will always remain secure.Although we take steps to secure your information,  Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email.

How you can manage or delete your information

You can manage the content and information you share through your Profile Settings.

We store data for as long as it is necessary to continue providing our services. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted.

You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our Site because such information may be required in order for you to register as user, promote your services, or initiate other transactions.

Our Site may also deliver notifications to your phone or mobile device. You can disable these notifications by changing your account settings.

You may close or temporarily deactivate your account at any time by visiting the your account Settings. If you close your account, we will retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and record keeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud and enforce our Terms of Use.

Important to note that information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.

Law & Privacy

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a formal legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena). We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, we may provide information to third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud and abuse on and off of our Site.

How we tell you about the changes

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. We’ll notify you when we post changes. We recommend that you check our Site from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

Got any Questions?

If you have any questions (or comments) concerning this Privacy Policy, please email us at [email protected]

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