Effective Date: January 30, 2017
The Services are intended for use by you and in accordance with their instructions. If you are linking WebPages to Hourspent, that has its own policies regarding storage, access, modification, deletion, and retention of information you submit or provide through the Services, make sure the specific website policy does not conflict with Hourspent policy
This means that you (Not the other websites) has the right to (i) control and administer your Hourspent account (“Your Account”) and (ii) access and process any data you submit or provide on Hourspent including, for example, your skills which you ''flaunt'' on Hourspent and your ''repins''.
I. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Hourspent may collect the following kinds of information when you access the Services:
Customer Data. Through use of the Services, you and other users, will directly provide or submit information to Hourspent ("Customer Data"). Customer Data includes, for example:
Contact information, such as full name and email address;
Username and password;
Skill title, and other information related to your skills, organization or company;
All content that you create, share or post in audio, video, text, images, and other media or software files that you provide on or through the Services, or that are provided on your behalf, including information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created;
Information other people provide about you when using the Services, including when they send a message to you or upload information about you;
All communications with other users of the Services;
User communications, feedback, suggestions, and ideas sent to us;
Billing information; and
Information you provide us when you contact or engage us for support regarding the Services.
Log and Cookie Data. We automatically collect certain information on your behalf through the Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address and other browser or device identifiers, browser type, operating system, crash data, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before and after using the Services, the date and time of your visit, information about your activities (such as the links you click and pages you view) within the Services, and other standard server-log information (“Log and Cookie Data”).
Your browser or device may offer settings related to these technologies. We may not recognize or respond to browser or device signals around tracking, and some settings may interfere with your use of features we offer. Additionally, the settings offered by a browser or device often apply only to that particular browser or device.
Information we collect from other sources: From time to time, we may receive information about you from other companies in accordance with their terms and policies.
We also receive information from our third party partners on your behalf to learn more about you.
II. USE OF INFORMATION
Hourspent will use information we collect to provide, develop, and improve the Services for you and in accordance with any other instructions from you. Examples of such use include:
Communicate with users and administrators regarding their use of the Services;
Enhance the security and safety of the Services for you and other users;
Personalize your experiences as part of our provision of the Services;
Develop new tools, products, or services for you;
Associate activity on our Services across different devices operated by the same individual to improve the Service which we provide to you;
Associate activity on our Services across different devices operated by the same individual; and
Conduct data and system analytics, including research to improve the Services. In these circumstances Hourspent shall to the extent possible use de-identified or aggregated data.
We may also use the information we collect in order to operate, maintain, and improve the systems and infrastructure that provide the Services. You authorize us to do so and acknowledge that this may also result in improvements to the Hourspent Services, since centralized systems and infrastructure support Hourspent Services. For example, we may use crash logs from your use of the Services to identify and fix bugs that may also be present in the Hourspent Services.
III. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We may, as directed or approved by you, disclose the information that we collect in the following circumstances:
To To you, our network administrators and third-party service providers that are in the United States and in other countries where such service providers assist in providing the Services or part of the Services;
To the family of companies that are part of Hourspent;
To third-party apps, websites, or other services that you can connect to through the Services;
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our Services, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy or insolvency;
To protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Hourspent’s rights or property; and
As otherwise directed or authorized by you.
Legal Requests. If we receive a subpoena, warrant, discovery order or other request or order from a law enforcement agency, court, other governmental entity, or litigant that seeks data relating to the Services (collectively a “Legal Request”), we will make reasonable attempts to direct the requesting party to seek the data directly from you. If we ask the requesting party to direct the request to you, we will provide your contact information to the requesting party. If legally compelled to produce information and unless legally prohibited, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you so they can notify you and as permitted by law. We will direct any requests for information under data protection laws to you, unless prohibited by law.
Aggregate or de-identified data. We may also disclose information that has been aggregated or that otherwise does not personally identify you to third parties and affiliates who may use it for analytics, trends and analysis to improve and provide our products and services as described here.
IV. SAFETY AND SECURITY
We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services for you, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect Your Account using teams of engineers, automated systems, and advanced technology such as encryption and machine learning. For example, we may deploy automated technologies to detect abusive behavior and content, such as child pornography, that may harm our Services, you, your PowerBrand and other users.
V. ACCESSING AND MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION
You may access, correct, or delete information you have uploaded to the Services by using the tools within the Services (for example, editing your profile information or via Profile Settings) found in your account.
Changes you make to your information on the Services take immediate effect on your specific network, but data will be retained by Hourspent in backup copies for a commercially reasonable amount of time.
VI. DATA LOCATION AND PRIVACY SHIELD
For users outside the US and Canada, you acknowledge that using the Services may result in Hourspent, Inc. receiving personal information from you in respect of which it has made commitments under the EU-US Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”). Hourspent Inc. complies with the Privacy Shield Principles regarding any personal information received in reliance on Privacy Shield.
VII. THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND CONTENT
Some of the Services may contain links to content maintained by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties, and we recommend that you visit the privacy policies of each website that you visit.
VIII. ACCOUNT CLOSURE
If you would like to stop using the Services, you should us and let us know why so we can best improve it to your satisfaction. Or, you can use the ''delete'' button in your account settings.
It typically takes about 90 days to delete an account after account closure, but some information may remain in backup copies for a reasonable period of time. Please note, content you create and share on the Services is owned by you and may remain on the Services and be accessible even if you deactivates or terminates Your Account. In this way, content you provide on the Services is similar to other types of content (such as video clips and images) that you may share.
X. CONTACT US