- “Payment Information” means any information used in connection with making or receiving payments, which includes, but is not limited to, credit card information, PayPal information, checking and routing numbers, or other financial account information.
- “Personal Information” means any information that that identifies you as a specific individual and can be used to contact or identify you, which includes, but not limited to, Your name, billing address, email address, social security number, and phone number.
- “Verification Information” means any information used to identify and validate Your identity or as may be required by law, which includes, but is not limited to, Your date of birth, or taxpayer identification number.
- GENERAL INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
UNLESS YOU REQUEST THAT WE DELETE CERTAIN INFORMATION (SEE CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION OR CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT BELOW), WE RETAIN THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FOR AT LEAST 5 YEARS AND MAY RETAIN THE INFORMATION FOR AS LONG AS NEEDED, EVEN PERPETUALLY, FOR OUR BUSINESS AND LEGAL PURPOSES.
- Personally Identifiable Information
The personally identifiable information that UCrowd collects include your Personal Information and Identity Verification. If necessary or required under law, or if UCrowd deems necessary, UCrowd may request documents to verify this information.
When payment is requested in connection with a request for a product or a service, all Payment Information you provide will be collected and stored through UCrowd’s third party vendor, Stripe, Inc. (“Stripe”) for the purposes of making and completing transactions. When You submit Your Payment Information, UCrowd disclaims any responsibility and liability for the protection and security of Your Payment Information. The Payment Information, along with any transactions and purchases, are solely in the possession and control of Stripe.
- Non-Personally Identifiable Information
UCrowd may also collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning your use of this Website, such as information regarding which of our pages are most popular. This information typically includes zip codes, demographic data, information of Your use of the Site, and general project related data. Information gathered may be used in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans. We may share or transfer such aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with or to our affiliates, licensees and partners.
Please be assured that accepting a cookie does not give us access to your computer or personal information under any circumstances. If you disable cookies, you may be unable to order or use other features of our sites. If you experience any problems, please email us at ______@UCrowd.com
In addition, UCrowd and other third parties may use a variety of other technologies (such as tags) that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes and we may use third parties to perform these services on our behalf.
- ANALYTICS AND LOG FILES
UCrowd gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. Like most Internet services, we use log files on the server side. The data held in log files includes items such as Your IP address, browser type, e-mail application, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit Web pages, computer platform type, date/time stamp, operating system, and other user activity. UCrowd uses server log data to analyze trends, administer the services offered through the Site and the Site. IP addresses typically are not tied to any personally identifiable information. The software enabling the Site has associated log and temporary files that are stored on UCrowd’s servers. These files store your account information, preference settings, system notifications as well as other data necessary to enable you to participate on the Site. Your information may also exist within regularly performed server backups. UCrowd may combine this automatically collected log information with other information UCrowd collects about You.
We are concerned about the security of personal information collected from all users of Our Site and have taken commercially reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to that information. We care about the security related to Your use of the Site and use standard industry practices to safeguard your personally identifiable and financial information. We have implemented a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate to try to maintain the security of your payment information. While we employ security techniques to protect your personally identifiable and financial information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization, you should be aware, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully or improperly intercept or access transmissions, personal information, financial information, or private communications. As such, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third party “hackers” or other unauthorized persons that attempt to access data stored by or on behalf of us. SSL Internet connections are encrypted, and thus protect all credit card ordering information, including your name, address and credit card number, so it cannot be read in transit. We use secure technology, privacy protection controls, and restrictions on employee access, to safeguard your personal information.
- SHARING INFORMATION
UCrowd may share and disclose personally identifiable information and any and all Personal Information to third parties with Your consent. UCrowd may also share and disclose personally identifiable information and any and all Personal Information to third parties when there is a Service Contract between a Client and Freelancer. In this instance, UCrowd may share information regarding the work that the Freelancer is working on, including any work history or work log, and the name, address, billing address, or tax ID to the other party to complete any transactions and resolve any disputes. In addition, UCrowd may share and disclose personally identifiable information and any and all Personal Information to third parties that are employed to facilitate any Service-related services on behalf of UCrowd, such as, without limitation, database management, maintenance, fraud detection, and website management.
UCrowd may also share information with carefully selected vendors, business partners and other organizations that are not part of the UCrowd family. These companies and organizations may use the information we share to provide special opportunities and offers to you.
UCrowd may share and disclose non-personally identifiable information and may otherwise disclose such information to third parties.
- THIRD PARTIES
UCrowd may occasionally access, preserve, and/or disclose personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law or with legal process, protect and defend our rights and property, protect against misuse or unauthorized use of UCrowd’s Services, or protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. As UCrowd continues to develop business, UCrowd or affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company, or be bought by another company. In such transactions, personal information may be among the transferred assets. Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which we maintain facilities or conduct operations. By using UCrowd’s Website, your personal information may be transferred outside of your country of use and/or residence. When an account becomes inactive, your information may remain in our computers, electronic databases, and archives, and may not be reasonably capable of expungement.
- CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION AND CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT
Upon request UCrowd will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by making updates to that information or by contacting UCrowd through your online account. If you request to access all personal information you’ve submitted, we will respond to your request to access as soon as possible. If you completely delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If your account is deactivated or you ask to close your account, you will no longer be able to use the Service. If you would like us to delete your account in our system, you can do so by contacting UCrowd. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request; however, certain information will actively persist on the Service even if you close your account. In addition, your Personal Information may remain in our archives and information you update or delete, or information within a closed account, may persist internally or for our administrative purposes. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete information from our databases. In addition, we typically will not remove information you posted publicly through or on the Service. Bear in mind that neither you nor UCrowd can delete all copies of information that has been previously shared with others on the Service.
- AGE OF CONSENT
Although We encourage children to learn more about our products and our company, We ask that children under 18 do so only with parental supervision. Moreover, We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If We become aware that a child under 13 has provided personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, We will use our best efforts to remove such information from Our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us at ______@UCrowd.com.
- GOVERNING LAW
Users who reside in California can prevent future disclosures for direct marketing purposes of his or her personally identifiable information, at no charge, by exercising his or her “opt out” rights by using the “opt out” procedures described below:
You can send email to: _______@UCrowd.com
Additionally, upon receipt of any electronic communication from UCrowd, to unsubscribe from future communications, you can click on the link that says words substantially to the effect of “If you do not wish to receive these emails in the future, you can click here to unsubscribe.”
Because UCrowd provides its California users with the ability to exercise his or her “opt out” rights as described above, pursuant to Section 1798.83 (c)(2) of the California Civil Code, UCrowd is in compliance with the California “Shine the Light” law and is not obligated to provide California users with the names and addresses of all the third parties that received personal information from UCrowd for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year.