Privacy Policy

Last Updated : 07 Sep 2016

Welcome to WhizzTips, a CloudKnots Company! This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by WhizzTips, CloudKnots LLC (“WhizzTips”, “CloudKnots”, “we” or “us”) when you access or use our websites, widgets apps and other online products and services (collectively, the “Whizztips Platform”) or when you otherwise interact with us. This Privacy Policy does not, however, describe the practices of third parties that may collect information from you when you interact with them, including other users of the Whizztips Platform (“Users”, “Requesters” or “Whizzes”). For purposes of clarification only, Requesters are Users that are using the Whizztips Platform for the purposes of requesting services, projects or work to be performed by other Users of the Whizztips Platform who are offering such services through the Whizztips Platform and are known as Whizzes. Additionally, note that both Whizzes and Requesters are Users and that a User may be both a Requester and a Whizz depending upon how they are using the Whizztips Platform. Any information provided directly to a Whizz is treated in accordance with that Whizz’s own privacy practices and we encourage you to ask the Whizz for information about their practices before providing any information to them.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our website’s homepage or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Whizztips Platform or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

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 Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We may use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies to collect information about you and your interaction with the Whizztips Platform, including information about your browsing behavior, purchase behavior and other engagement with the Whizztips Platform. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve the Whizztips Platform and your experience. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in the Whizztips Platform or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits and understand usage and campaign effectiveness. We use this information in one or more of the ways described in the “Use of Information” section below. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

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

We are based in the United States, our Company’s offices are headquartered in the U.S. and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. The privacy and data protection laws in the U.S. may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using the Whizztips website, using any part of the Whizztips Platform, or by providing us with your information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U.S., and furthermore your expressly agree and acknowledge that all issues, matters, disputes or regulatory proceedings concerning your information will be governed by U.S. law regardless of the United States’s conflicts of law principles or your actual country or jurisdiction of residence or from where geographically you access the Whizztips Platform. Whizztips will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that you data is treated securely in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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/.

n compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles, Whizztips commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should contact Whizztips at: legal@whizztips.com or Whizztips Privacy, 19 West 34th Street., Suite 1018, New York, NY 10001, United States of America.

Whizztips will review all audit requests submitted in writing or through email for the purpose of determining whether or not its procedures and protocols being used are consistent with the Safe Harbor Framework. It is Whizztips’s policy to routinely monitor and check its compliance procedures and protocols. Should Whizztips determine inconsistency with any such procedures or protocol, Whizztips will take necessary steps to address and correct the inconsistency. If Whizztips is unable to resolve the conflict with the individual or user filing the complaint, Whizztips, Inc. will comply with the EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) to investigate unresolved complaints. Whizztips will self certify with the Department of Commerce for the purpose of renewing its Safe Harbor Privacy Policy on an annual basis and confirming its continued commitment to the protection and privacy of personal data.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

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.

Some of the advertisements you see on the Site are selected and delivered by third parties, such as ad networks, advertising agencies, advertisers, and audience segment providers. These third parties may collect information about you and your online activities, either on the Site or on other websites, through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies in an effort to understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests. Please remember that we do not have access to, or control over, the information these third parties may collect. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by this privacy policy.

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;

If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements, terms and conditions, terms of service, privacy policy or other policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of WhizzTips or others; In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company;

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

We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and in applications. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Whizztips Platform and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in apps, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on the Whizztips Platform and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. We may also work with third parties to serve ads to you as part of a customized campaign on other websites or platforms. To opt out of having information about you used in this way, please email us at legal@whizztips.com.

Security

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 legal@whizztips.com

Your Choices

Account Information

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.

Cookies

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.

Promotional Communications

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 legal@whizztips.com

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at: legal@whizztips.com