Your privacy is important to us at Networker.com. We are committed to respecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information, traffic information and communications content.
1. Collection of Information
Personal information. When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration at our website, we ask you to provide us your personal information. If we later use this information in a manner different from the purpose, for which it was collected, we will do our best to attempt to ask for your consent prior to such use.
You may decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case we may not be able to provide such services to you.
Member profile. Your member profile is the information you decide to make available to other members. By editing your privacy settings, you can choose such details, which may be visible to all members, or such details, which may only be visible to some members.
Your member profile may include your member name, full name, email address, telephone number, gender, date of birth and any other information that you decide to make available.
You control your member profile, and you can access it in order to view, correct, add or remove personal information.
Contact information. Your account name, not your email address, is displayed to other members when you engage in certain activities, such as when you upload videos or send messages through us.
Other members can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the site.
Location information. When you share your location with others or add a location to your posting, we treat it like any other content you post.
If we offer a service that supports this type of location sharing, we will present you with an opt-in choice of whether or not you would like to participate in it.
Transactional information. We may retain the details of transactions or payments you make on our website. However, it is only with your consent that we will keep your payment source account number.
Site activity information. We keep track of the actions you take on the site, such as adding a friend or a networker, posting information, attending an event, or authorizing an application. In some cases, you are also taking an action when you provide content to us. For example, if you shared some content with us, we might log the fact that you shared it.
Access information. When you access the site from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect the information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visited.
In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing services for our members, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through such cookies will not be personal, but may indicate a general segment, e.g. your industry or geographic location, your occupation, or information about your professional and educational background, for greater customization of your member experience.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can adjust your browser to block cookies or to alert when a cookie is being sent.
Log files and information about your computer. Due to the Internet communications standards, when you visit our site we automatically receive the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the site, from which you came, and the site, for which you are leaving us. We also receive information about your computer, its operating system and the type of web browser it is using, email patterns, as well as the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve our services and is not shared with third parties without your consent.
Consent to processing information about you. Certain information you provide to us may reveal your ethnic origin, religion or other aspects of your private life.
No information from persons under age 18. Persons under age 18 are not eligible to use our services. If you are under 18 year of age, you may not register for our site or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from someone under age 18, we will immediately delete this information.
2. Use of Personal Information
Service management. We use the information we collect from you to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve these services and features, and to provide you with customer support. For example, we ask for your date of birth, so that we can bar access to our website to someone under age 18.
Communications with you. We communicate with you through email and notices posted on our website. You will receive emails from us related to the proper functioning of your account, or when another member is sending you some information. You can change your email address and contact preferences at any time.
Communications with other members. Your emails sent through our website will list your name, but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another member if both of you have agreed that you would like to establish contact with each other.
Sharing information with third parties. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. We only share your information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide specific services or information. E.g., we may use a credit card merchant company for subscription fees. Such third parties do not retain, share, or store any personal information except to provide their services, and they are bound by confidentiality agreements, which limit their use of such information.
Sharing your resume with third parties. Our searchable database of job postings and resumes enables third parties, such as employers, recruiters, data collectors, marketers and others, to see your personal information, and to contact you. You have to be aware that these third parties may reside in jurisdictions, which may not have adequate legal personal information protection. We do not control these third parties, and we are not responsible for their use of the personal information you make available on our website. Therefore, you should avoid posting sensitive information in your personal profile.
We share personal information with third parties to help us in the delivery of our services to you. However, we cannot disclose such information to third parties unless you consent to such disclosure. E.g., if you make your resume searchable, all parties with access to our searchable database will have access to your resume. Or, if you indicate by configuring your profile that you wish to receive information about the services of third parties, we supply your contact information to these third parties for the purpose of their communicating with you. We use the information we have about you to determine, whether you might be interested in the services of a third party.
You may control the status of your resume by setting it to “private” or “public”. If you set your resume to “private”, it is not searchable by others with access to our resume database, but you may still use it to respond to a job posting. If you set your resume to “public”, but wish your contact information to be confidential, your resume will be searchable by potential employers, but we will hide your contact information and your current employment. You may also remove your resume from our database at any time by accessing your account.
Your resume must not contain sensitive information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious beliefs, membership in a social or political organization, physical or mental condition, harmful addictions, sexual orientation and criminal record, unless you intentionally wish that such information be present in your resume.
Producing personalized advertising. We do not share your information with advertisers without your consent. However, we may allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of members who will see their advertisements, and we may use non-personal information to select the appropriate audience for these advertisements.
Supplementing your profile. We may use the information about you, which we collect from other members, to supplement your profile. In such cases, we leave you an opportunity to remove that information or limit its visibility.
Surveys and polls. You may receive requests from other members to participate in market research including polls and surveys. The information you provide for such purposes may be visible to other members of our website. However, you may change your account settings to block such requests.
3. Changes to Personal Information
Editing your profile. You can update or correct your personal information, email preferences and privacy settings at any time by visiting your profile page. The information will be updated immediately.
Deactivating or deleting your account. If you wish to stop using your account, you may deactivate or delete it. When you deactivate your account, it becomes invisible to any member, but it will not be erased. We will save your profile information in case you later decide to reactivate your account. When you delete your account, your personal information becomes permanently erased.
4. Protecting Personal Information
Security measures. We use administrative, technical and physical measures to safeguard your personal information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, we try to make sure that this information is accurate, current and adequately complete.
Limitations on security measures. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, we cannot control the actions of other members with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information, and that information you share on our website will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of privacy settings or security measures on our website. You can reduce these risks, however, by choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up-to-date antivirus software.
5. Disclosure of Personal Information