Your privacy is critically important to us. At Icon Freelance Associates, we have a few fundamental principles regarding privacy:
-- We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
-- We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
-- We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
-- In our web product, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us immediately. Icon Freelance Associates operates the Website iconfreelance.com. It is Icon Freelance Associates’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Website.
Like most website operators, Icon Freelance Associates collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Icon Freelance Associates’ purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how Icon Freelance Associates’ visitors use the Website. From time to time, Icon Freelance Associates may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website. Icon Freelance Associates also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users. Icon Freelance Associates only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Icon Freelance Associates’ Website may choose to interact with Icon Freelance Associates in ways that require Icon Freelance Associates to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Icon Freelance Associates gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to create a profile at iconfreelance.com to provide a username and email address and additional information, including as necessary name, organization's name, contact information, city residing in, and resume data or job posting data. In each case, Icon Freelance Associates collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Icon Freelance Associates. Icon Freelance Associates does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities.
Icon Freelance Associates may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Website. For instance, Icon Freelance Associates may monitor the most popular jobs or profiles on the Website. Icon Freelance Associates may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Icon Freelance Associates does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Icon Freelance Associates discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, suppliers and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Icon Freelance Associates’ behalf or to provide services available at Icon Freelance Associates’ Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others; by using Icon Freelance Associates’ Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Icon Freelance Associates will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, suppliers and affiliated organizations, as described above, Icon Freelance Associates discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Icon Freelance Associates believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Icon Freelance Associates, third-parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Icon Freelance Associates Website and have supplied your email address, Icon Freelance Associates may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Icon Freelance Associates and our products. We primarily use our Website news and updates feature to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Icon Freelance Associates takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. If you are a candidate wishing to keep your contact information hidden from the public, Icon Freelance Associates gives you the option to limit what people see on our Website by selecting the "My resume and contact info are ONLY visible to Icon for placement" option when you register. That way, your profile is only visible to the staff at Icon Freelance Associates, its suppliers and affiliated organizations and not to prospective clients who have logged on to review resumes and work samples. If you post contact information in your profile and do not select the "My resume and contact info are ONLY visible to Icon for placement" option, then whatever contact information you post will be visible to prospective clients who have logged on to review resumes and work samples.
(Note: we gratefully acknowledge the leadership at WordPress for their contributions to the text in this policy.)