Last Updated : 07 Sep 2016
Collection of Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you: create an account or profile; submit a project request; use the interactive areas and features of the Whizztips Platform; participate in a contest, promotion or survey; sign up for our mailing list; make a purchase; apply for a job; make any payments; submit payment information for us to keep on file; communicate with us via third party social media sites; request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.
When you use the Whizztips Platform to find a Whizz, we collect information from you, such as your name, email address, zip code, geographic location, physical address, phone number, information about your project and the type of Whizz you are looking for and any additional information you choose to provide. We may also collect information from you in connection with reviews you submit and any communications you have with Users through the Whizztips Platform.
If you use the Whizztips Platform as a Whizz, we collect information about you and your company, including but not limited to your name, company name, address, email address, phone number, website URL, areas of expertise, prior work experience, education, qualifications, skills, certifications, licenses, permits, featured projects, photos, communications you have with other users through the Whizztips Platform and any other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Whizztips Platform
When you access or use the Whizztips Platform, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Whizztips Platform, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to the Whizztips Platform.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Whizztips Platform. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media platform, we will have access to certain information from that platform, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site. We may also collect information about Whizzes through authorized background checks and from publicly available sources and combine that with information we collect directly through the Whizztips Platform.
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
Provide, maintain and improve the Whizztips Platform and provide you with relevant information and connections; Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages; Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service; Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you; Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the Whizztips Platform; Personalize and improve the Whizztips Platform and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests; Process and deliver contest or sweepstakes entries and prizes; Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
Users Outside the United States
US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework
Whizztips complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Whizztips has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Whizztips’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Sharing of Information
All credit/debit cards details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties.
The Website Policies and Terms & Conditions may be changed or updated occasionally to meet the requirements and standards. Therefore the Customers’ are encouraged to frequently visit these sections in order to be updated about the changes on the website. Modifications will be effective on the day they are posted.
With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to complete transactions or perform services on our behalf; When you create a profile or otherwise participate in the interactive areas of the Whizztips Platform, certain information about you may be displayed publicly on the Whizztips Platform, such as your profile information, business information, projects, posts, reviews, and other information you choose to provide; In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
With your consent or at your direction, including with Whizzes if you opt into this type of sharing. We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you. Although we try to make sure that third parties receiving your information from us are bound by privacy restrictions at least as restrictive as those set forth in this policy, we cannot ensure nor guarantee that third parties will comply with such privacy restrictions and are not responsible for any issues that may arise regarding the Privacy Policies of any of our affiliates, advertisers or other third parties which whom we share your data. By using this website, you do hereby agree to indemnify and hold Whizztips harmless from any claims and/or damages that may arise from the actions of any of its affiliates, advertisers or third parties with whom your information is shared.
Social Sharing Features
The Whizztips Platform may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on the Whizztips Platform with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
WhizzTips takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Unfortunately, no data data security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, Whizztips cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. While Whizztips will use reasonable efforts to ensure the security of all credit card and all other personal information, we expressly disclaim any liability for any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal and/or financial information stored therein, and you agree to hold Whizztips harmless for any damages that may result therefrom. Whizztips expressly disclaims any liability that may arise should any other individuals obtain the information you submit to this website.
Your Whizztips account is password-protected so that only you and authorized Whizztips staff have access to your account information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Also, if you share a computer, you should sign out of your Whizztips account and close the browser window before someone else logs on. This will help protect your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties.
Information Retention Policy
To preserve the integrity of our databases, we may retain information submitted by users for an indefinite length of time. If required by law, we will delete ersonal information by erasing it from our database. We will also respond to User requests to delete or correct account or personal information, which you can do by contacting email@example.com
You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by logging into your online account. If you wish to deactivate your account, you may do so by logging into your account and selecting that option under Account Settings, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Whizztips Platform.
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. However, please note that under the law, a business is not required to provide this information if it permits California residents to opt into, or opt out of, this type of sharing. WhizzTips qualifies for this alternative option. As described above, we will not share information about you with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. In addition, you can request that we stop future disclosures of your information for direct marketing purposes by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org