will collect certain personal information about customers and visitors to websites
hosted by us. Such information will include both identifiable personal data, as
well as non-identifiable personal information. Identifiable personal information
will be collected when you sign a contract for service with us, or use our website
for a transaction or subscription service. Non-identifiable information is gathered
automatically when you visit our website or those websites hosted by us, and stored
for use in our system.
information we will collect and how that information is used. In most cases, we collect
this information to ensure network integrity and that we continue to provide you with
the most relevant content and best possible service that suits your needs. In some
cases, we are required by law to collect personal information about customers.
Except where the law requires otherwise, we undertake to protect the confidentiality
of such data.
3. UpFreelance respects customer privacy and the privacy of those accessing our
website, or those websites hosted by us. We undertake to protect the confidentiality
of our customers and users including all personal information supplied in the
course of contracting with us for services. We undertake not to sell your personal
information to third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
Collection of Personal Data
4. UpFreelance collects personal data about our users when you visit a website hosted
by us; apply for a service subscription; respond to a customer questionnaire; [add
what's relevant for your company-competitions and sweepstakes for example] and
through the use of cookie technology. We may also combine information about you
that we have with information we obtain from our business partners or affiliates.
[ A cookie is a data file that sits on your computer hardisk. The cookie is placed there
by a remote web server that you have visited using a browser like Netscape or Internet
Explorer. It is used to uniquely identify you during web interactions with a website and
contains data parameters that allow the remote HTML server to keep a record of who
you are, and what actions you take at the remote web site. You have the option to
disable the cookie function in your browser, but will be restricted from accessing many
sites as a result.]
Use of Personal Data
5. UpFreelance may on occasion use your personal information to contact you about
promotional offers; advise you of matters relevant to service provision and in some
cases, solicit your feedback. However, UpFreelance will provide you with an option
within every communication to opt out of receiving any communications of this nature
or you can contact our customer services representatives to ensure that you do not
receive such promotional information, at 800-511-5540.
6. UpFreelance collects and shares aggregated user data with business partners,
sponsors or other third parties for the purposes of developing content and ensuring
relevant advertising and content, such user data will never be used to identify
individual users. These business partners and affiliated companies do not have any
independent right to share this information.
7. UpFreelance may log the websites you visit; collect IP addresses and information
about your operating system and the type of browser you use for the purposes of
network/system administration; to report aggregate information to our advertisers,
and to audit the use of our site. This data however will not be used to identify
individual users who will at all times remain anonymous
8. Any information UpFreelance collects from you through correspondence with us,
whether via e-mail, telephonically or by written letter, will only be used to address the
matters within that correspondence. If this requires referring such correspondence
within UpFreelance or to a third party to ensure customer service, your personal
information will only be disclosed to the point necessary to address your query or
concerns, and will otherwise be kept confidential.
9. UpFreelance is websites contain many links to sites that belong to third parties
unrelated to us. UpFreelance cannot be held responsible for any use of your
personal information arising from you disclosing personal such information on
third party sites. UpFreelance cannot protect any information you may disclose on
sites you visit.
10. UpFreelance will not enter into a service subscription contract with a minor
unless such minor has explicit written consent from a parent or guardian to do so.
UpFreelance undertakes not to contact minors about promotional offers or for
marketing purposes without a parental consent .
Reservation of Rights
11. UpFreelance reserves the right to disclose information about customers where
required in good faith, to do so by law or to exercise our legal rights or defend
ourselves against legal claims.
12. UpFreelance further reserves the right to share information with law enforcement
to investigate or prevent illegal activities being committed over our network.
13. UpFreelance reserves our rights to disclose your personal information where you
have given us explicit legal written consent to do so.
14. UpFreelance reserves the right to monitor user and network traffic for site security
purposes and prevent any unauthorized attempts to tamper with our site or cause
damage to our property.
Where a major change is made, customers will be informed by e-mail notification or
through a notice on our website. Customers and site visitors bear the responsibility
to ensure that they have read the changes or updates as the case may be.