The Website www.workfulcrum.com [hereinafter referred to as “Website”, "We", "Us"] is firmly committed to the privacy of its members. The Website works hard to earn and keep your trust, so it adheres to the following principles to protect your privacy:
The Website is an online marketplace that connects Employers with Freelancers. When you visit The Website you provide two types of information: information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and website use information collected by us as you interact with The Website.
When you register with The Website as a Freelancer or as an Employer, you provide certain personal information, including, your name, your email address, and your address. Additionally, when you establish your profile as a Freelancer or as an Employer you will provide information relating to your skills, experience, education level, compensation, work availability, geographic region, and self-evaluation. Such information does not identify the specificity of the individual member. Freelancers are not required to but have the option to display their contact information (i.e. name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) to Employers who conduct searches on the database of the Website.
When you enter access or use The Website, we collect your IP address. This information is gathered for all visitors. In addition, The Website stores certain information from your browser using "cookies." 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 return to the Website. All members and visitors must have cookies enabled on their browser.
If you post any information on a bulletin board or participate in a public message board, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums and could be used to send you unsolicited messages The Website is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
The Website records IP addresses for system administration purposes. This information is used to diagnose server problems, monitor traffic patterns, analyze trends, administer the Website, track member user patterns, and identify the most popular areas of the Website to deliver content most relevant to registered members. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information and are only used to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, except in the case of fraud.
The Website reserves the right to share aggregated demographic information with its partners and/or advertisers, such information will not be linked to personal information that identifies registered users, except in the case of fraud.
We use Google Analytics tracking to review visitor website activities, including page views, source, and time spent on our website. The collected information is depersonalized and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. Using Google Analytics, we learn how to give you a better visitor experience.
Using Google AdWords tracking codes, we can see which pages help lead to different conversions on The Website. This allows us to better use our paid advertising budget.
We use the Google Analytics remarketing code to log when visitors view specific web pages. This allows us to provide targeted advertising in the future.
Third-party vendors, including Google, may show The Website's ads across the internet.
The Website and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the Double Click cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a user's past visits to The Website.
Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using their Ads Settings. Additionally, visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics Browser Add-On.
The Website contains links to other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. The Website encourages its members to read the privacy policies of all websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by The Website.
The Website uses industry-standard protocols and technology to protect registered user information. All transactions performed through The Website are conducted in a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session. The Secure Socket Layer encrypts all transaction data for transmittal in a format that prevents data theft. This process protects all private information from being disclosed to third parties. While on a secure page, the lock icon at the bottom of a Web browser (i.e. Firefox or Chrome) becomes locked.
The Website also protects registered user information offline. All registered user information is restricted within our offices. Servers used to store personally identifiable information are housed in a secure, supervised environment. In addition, only The Website’s employees who need specific information to perform a task are granted access to personally identifiable information.
The Website sends all newly registered users a welcome email to verify their email addresses. At times, The Website sends service announcements to its registered Employers and Freelancers. Registered Users cannot unsubscribe from service announcements that discuss upcoming changes that affect their The Website accounts. In addition, we communicate with registered users via personal emails or phone calls to provide requested services.
Registered users receive monthly e-newsletters containing information on The Website’s products, services, and announcements. Occasionally, registered users receive e- postcards that highlight special announcements and features. Registered users can opt-out of the above-listed communications. Please see our Choice/Opt-out section below.
Upon registration, users can opt-out of The Website’s options communications. Additionally, registered users can, at any time, modify their email (service announcement) preferences by updating their account information.
The Website discloses all of the financial transactions on profiles of both the Employers and Freelancers for the benefit of all registered users. The disclosure of the financial transactions is for the benefit of all registered users in making intelligent and informed choices in regards to accepting jobs from Employers and hiring Freelancers.