Protecting your privacy is important to Wicowork
SECTION 1 – WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION WE GATHER FROM YOU.
Primary or Personal Information: When navigating our Site, it is not always necessary to submit information. Nevertheless, to obtain access to much of the content on the Site, you must join our network of Members and provide personal information, including your name, email address, passwords, telephone number, payment information, postal address and name of your company. If you use certain Wicowork services or your Wicowork member profile, we might collect a range of additional information from you such as a photograph, gender, job title, your birthday and/or industry. For Site activities that request personal information, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself. You also agree to the sharing of certain information through your Wicowork profile.
Combined information will be classified as personal and will be protected in compliance with this Policy. We may combine personal information collected through the Site with other information that we or third parties collect about you in other contexts – such as our communications with you via email or phone or your member or company profile.
We may preserve personal information for an indefinite amount of time to preserve our database and to comply with various federal and state laws.
Weblog Information: At any point of navigating our website, Wicowork automatically receives and records information from your computer (or other device) and your browser. Information like your IP address and domain name, the visited pages, date and time of your visit, the URLs from the websites you visit, the files that you download, your software and hardware characteristics, your geographic location, and certain cookie information. The usage of logs or applications recognizes computers and gathers information about activity.
Events, Sweepstakes and Surveys: Wicowork might request website users to provide opportunities to participate in sweepstakes participate in surveys or events. Such surveys, sweepstakes, and events may be used to collect both personal and nonpersonal information. The participation in these activities is completely voluntary, and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose your information. To the extent that there is a conflict between those privacy provisions and this policy, the privacy provisions for the specific event will govern.
For each contest, sweepstakes, and/or special event, we will post on the Site applicable rules for the event, and if necessary, post any supplemental terms and conditions or privacy provisions.
Direct sharing of information on the Site: Wicowork approves consumers to generate profiles, including but not limited to information about themselves, their company, their interests, and their skills. In addition, certain features of the Site make it possible for you to post comments, share information about yourself or your company, and otherwise engage with the Wicowork Network. Wicowork member profiles and posted comments are viewable by other members and Wicowork employees.
Cookies: The usage of cookies on our Site is also part of our practice. A possible interaction between a web browser and a server holding a web page in which the server sends a cookie to the browser and the browser sends it back when requesting another page. Cookies are arbitrary pieces of data, usually chosen by the web server, and stored on the client computer by the browser. For instance, cookies can be used to collect information about your use of the Site during your current session and over time your computer’s operating system and browser type, your domain name and IP address, Internet service provider, your general geographic place, the website that you visited before the Site, and the link you used to leave the Site. If you wish to not leave cookies on your computer or device, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, consenting for you to decide whether to accept it. If you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the Site may not operate correctly.
Web Beacons: A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email. The use of a web beacon allows the Site to record the simple actions of the user opening the page that contains the beacon. For instance, it allows the author of an email to determine whether a user has opened a particular email. Websites that you may link to through the Site may also use web beacons, so you should examine other website’s privacy policies to define the type and extent of tracking devices used, and the information shared.
Third-party online tracking and behavioral advertising: There is the possibility to team up with other companies to collect, analyze, and use some of the personal and nonpersonal information explained in this notice. For instance, we may allow third parties to set cookies or use web beacons on the Site or in email communications from Wicowork. The results may be used for a range of reasons, including online behavioral advertising.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you purchase our membership, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our services, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our services, new products and other updates.
Wicowork collects personal information and non-personal information about Site users.
Wicowork can directly associate such information with a specific person without additional information. Non-personal information is information that Wicowork cannot directly associate with a specific person without the aid of additional information.
Collecting personal and non-personal information allows us to offer a better experience for our Members and Guests. We collect this information for a range of purposes, including gauging the effectiveness of and improving our service and Site, delivering our newsletters, alerting the winners of contests and sweepstakes, protecting the security of the Site and our users facilitating participation in specified activities, and promoting the Site and other products and services provided by us.
If we have personal information about you, we may use it, for instance: to respond to questions or requests concerning the website or other services offered by Wicowork or our partners; to satisfy the terms of any agreement we may have; to achieve your requests for our services or otherwise complete a transaction that you initiate; to send you information about our services and other topics that are likely to be of interest to you; to deliver confirmations, account information, notifications, and similar operational communications; to populate your Wicowork profile; to improve your user experience and the quality of our Site and services; to comply with legal and/or regulatory
requirements; and to manage our business.
Wicowork may link non-personal information gathered using cookies and web beacons with personal information. In that event, we will treat the combined information as personal information.
We may also use the personal and non-personal information that we collect to send you promotional communications including emails or postal mail about the products and services offered by Wicowork or our partners.
SECTION 3 – CONSENT
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, we imply that you consent to our collecting and using of such information for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at email@example.com or mailing us at: Wicowork 2502 la branch st , Houston, TX, 77004, United States.
SECTION 4 – DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies, so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
We share your personal and non-personal information with other parties for the following purposes:
Wicowork profile. When you join our Wicowork Network of members, we create a profile for you that contains such personal information as your name and company. This profile is available to all other Wicowork members, as is any other information that you manually add to your profile.
For instance, if you visited the website through targeted online ads for Wicowork services to you on non-Wicowork websites, our third-party advertising networks might use information about your use of the Site to help target non-Wicowork advertisements based on your online behavior in general.
For information about behavioral advertising practices, including privacy and confidentiality, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or the Digital Advertising Alliance website.
If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer or other device, you may set your browser to block cookies. Additionally, you may remove yourself from the targeted advertising of companies within the Network Advertising Initiative by opting out here, or of companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance program by opting out here. Although our Site currently does not respond to “do not track” browser headers, you can limit tracking through these thirdparty programs and by taking the other steps discussed above.
For the convenience of our Members and Guest, we may offer a list of helpful website links provided by other entities and/or persons. Wicowork does not endorse or recommend, nor is it liable for the products or services of any websites not owned or operated by Wicowork.
Direct sharing of information through third-party websites and services: Wicowork may allow you to share information on websites other than ours or managed by third parties.
If you choose to use such features, you may disclose your personal information not just to those third-party websites and services, but also to their users and the public more generally. Because these third-party websites and services are not operated by Wicowork, we are not responsible for the content or usage of those websites or companies. The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal and non-personal information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third-party websites or services, and not this Policy.
Third-party marketing: If you opt-in to receive marketing emails from third-parties, Wicowork will provide your personal information to third parties, so that those third parties may directly contact you about non-Wicowork products and services. If you later choose to opt-out of receiving marketing emails from third parties, please contact the third party directly and/or follow the instructions at the bottom of their marketing emails.
SECTION 6 – SECURITY
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Wicowork enforces our personnel to protect all information collected through our website. Only personnel with specific authorization have access to databases containing users’ personal information. No security program is foolproof and thus we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal or other information.
SECTION 7 – AGE OF CONSENT
By using this Site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this Site.
This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and Wicowork will never knowingly collect personal or other information from anyone it knows is under the age of 13. We recommend that persons over 13 but under 18 years of age ask their parents for permission before using the Site or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
If our business is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide services to you.
SECTION 9 – YOUR RIGHTS, QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
You have the right of access, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability as well as the right to withdraw and to object. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if you believe that your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you may contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
Wicowork | Attn. Privacy Compliance Officer | 2502 La Branch Street | Houston, TX, 77004
You may also have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.