We may collect and receive information from you in the following situations:
The above does not purport to be exhaustive and sets out some common instances of when personal data about you may be collected.
The personal data that Works may collect includes with no limitation to:
You are under no obligation to provide us with any information, but you may have a contractual obligation to do so, and we won't be able to provide our Service to you if we do not receive certain information from you. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries regarding whether provision of information is obligatory and the consequences of opting out.
When you visit, use or interact with our mobile application or the Site, we may collect certain information by automated or passive means using a variety of technologies, which may be downloaded to your device and may set or modify settings on your device. The information we collect may include with no limitation to, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer/mobile device operating system and browser type, type of mobile device, the characteristics of the mobile device, the unique device identifier (UDID) or mobile equipment identifier (MEID) for your mobile device, the address of a referring website (if any), and the pages you visit on our website and mobile applications and the times of visit. We may collect, use, disclose and/or process this information only for the Purposes (defined below).
Our mobile applications may collect precise information about the location of your mobile device using technologies such as GPS, Wi-Fi, etc. We collect, use, disclose and/or process this information for one or more Purposes including, without limitation, location-based services that you request or to deliver relevant content to you based on your location or to allow you to share your location to other Users as part of the services under our mobile applications. For most mobile devices, you are able to withdraw your permission for us to acquire this information on your location through your device settings. If you have questions about how to disable your mobile device's location services, please contact your mobile device service provider or the device manufacturer.
We use tracking technologies on our Services. These enable us to understand how you use our Services which, in turn, helps us to provide and improve our Services. However, the tracking technologies do not access, receive or collect information which can be used to identify you. We have listed below some examples of the tracking technologies used on our Services:
We and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may also use a number of additional technologies to gather similar information for security and fraud detection purposes, and we may outsource these services to third parties.
We gather information regarding Talent's work for Client, including information about work on a specific project that is automatically collected. Work Diaries will be shared with the appropriate Client and Agency. When we collect information for the Work Diary, we notify Talents and provide them the option to hinder information sharing.
We collect information on Talent's work on a project for a Client as part of the Service. Work Diaries contain information provided by the Talent as well as information automatically acquired regarding work on a project. To utilize Work Diaries, please go to our website and download and install the software.
Work Diaries will be shared with the relevant Client as well as any management or administrator of any appropriate Talent Agency. Each time we collect information for a Work Diary, we notify Talents. A Talent may choose to block or remove the screen shot and accompanying data for a recorded work period as set forth in our Terms of Service and support pages on the Site, but be aware that the Talent will not be paid for that work interval. General information from Work Diaries may be used by Works for analysis, creation of new products, marketing, and testing.
Talents can build a profile that makes some or all of their information public. Organization profiles can also be created by clients and agencies.
You may have the option to create a profile that includes Personal Information, photographs, examples of your work, information on work previously performed via the Service and outside of the Service, skills, tests taken, test scores, hourly pay rates, feedback/rating information, and other information, including your username ('Profile'). Subject to the privacy settings you establish in your Works' Profile, the information in your Profile may be exposed to all Works Users and the general public. You can modify certain details in your Profile through your account, and you can choose who can see certain content you submit to your Profile. Clients and Agencies of linked individual users or businesses may also be able to create an organization profile. If you suspect an unlawful profile has been built about you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that it be removed.
The Service allows Talents, Clients, and Agencies to communicate with one another. Client needs and Talent's work proposals, for example, may be discussed by Talents, Clients and Agencies. When you communicate with an Agency or a Client, the Agency or Client also becomes a 'data controller' for those communications.
We may provide open forums or blogs. Your comments and questions will be made public if you participate.
The Service may allow you to participate in and post content publicly in forums, blogs, interactive features such as Works, and other communication functionality (collectively, 'Community Forums'). You may opt to submit or publish questions, comments, or other content (collectively, 'User Forum Content') through such tools or otherwise. Please be aware that certain information about you, such as your name and Profile, as well as your User Forum Content, may be publicly posted on the Service. Please be aware that the Works Forum Rules and our Terms of Service apply to your use of the Community Forums.
Contact us at email@example.com to have your personal information removed from our blog or community forum. We may not be able to remove your Personal Information in some circumstances, in which case we will notify you and explain why.
In addition to various references, we offer personal testimonials from delighted clients on our Service. We may publish your testimonial along with your name if you give us your permission. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or delete your testimonial.
Unless you specify otherwise on the applicable website, the contents of your job posting will be publicly available if you use the Service as a Client. Budget, location, history of job posting(s) by the Client, names of previous Talents completing work for the Client, feedback and rating information, and project performance timeliness are all included in job postings.
We gather information from Works' users regarding their interactions with other users. Please keep in mind that any feedback you offer through the Service, as well as feedback about you, is publicly visible through the Service. We may, on rare circumstances, remove feedback in accordance with our Terms of Service's relevant terms.
Works allows you to email project postings to pals. Works also allows you to send emails to acquaintances about providing or purchasing services using the Service. Your friend's email address will be used to send the requested posting, and your email address will be used to copy you on the message to your friend or to send the message on your behalf if you want to use either feature. This information is only used by Works to send this one-time email and track the performance of our referral program.
To have this information removed from our database, your friend can email us at email@example.com.
You can create an account with our Site directly or through a service for social networking. We will acquire certain information about you from a social networking service if you register with one, and what we gather depends on your privacy settings with that social networking site. You may be able to 'like' or share material on social networking sites using the Service.
You can join the Service by logging into your account with a third-party social networking service ('SNS') via our Service or by logging into your account with a third-party social networking service ('SNS') via our Service (e.g., LinkedIn and other third party services that let you sign in using your existing credentials with those services). We will use the Personal Information you have provided to the SNS (such as your name, email address, gender, and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) to create your account if you choose to register via an SNS or later link your account with the Service to your account with an SNS. Note that the information we gather from and through an SNS may be influenced by the SNS's privacy settings and the rights you allow us in conjunction with linking your Service account to your SNS account. We don't have any control over the Personal Information that an SNS has about you, as it was obtained independently of our Service.
Additional interactions between the Works Service and a third-party website, service, or other content source may be possible, such as allowing you to 'like' or share content on a third-party social media site. If you choose to 'like' or share content with a third party site or service, such information may be publicly displayed, and the third party may have access to information about you and your use of our Service (and we may have access to information about you from that third party). These features may gather your IP address, which page on our site you are visiting, and may set a cookie in order for the feature to work properly. The privacy rules of third parties that you deal with through an SNS or similar features control your interactions with them.
Through the 'Settings' area of our Service, you can disable the link between your Works account and your SNS account at any moment. Please keep in mind that your connection with any SNS is solely governed by the agreement(s) you have with that SNS. If your SNS account expires, the functions that were enabled through the link between your Works and SNS accounts will also expire.
We may use the information collected and received from you for the following purposes:
Works keeps account and purchase information for as long as it's needed to help a User access and use the Services. Personal Information gathered throughout the course of. Personal information collected from Site visitors will be kept for as long as it is required to offer requested communications and information-based services, or until the visitor exercises his or her right to opt-out of such communications and information-based services. Anonymized or pseudo-anonymized data will be stored for as long as Works deems it necessary for its legitimate business interests. an account will be erased in line with relevant legislation when the account is closed.
You may access and update certain information within our Services through the ‘Settings' page of your Account.
Where you provide personal information about yourself to us, you are responsible for providing accurate, not misleading, complete and up-to-date information about yourself and any other person whose personal information you provide us, and to update this personal information as and when it becomes inaccurate, misleading, incomplete or out-of-date.
If you wish to:
Please contact our Personal Data Protection Officer at the contact details set out under ‘Contact us.'
Please allow us a reasonable period of time to respond to any request and effect any change. We may ask to verify your identity and for more information about your request. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request and may give you reasons for doing so.
Where you have requested for a copy of the information we hold about you, we may charge a reasonable administrative fee to cover the costs of responding to your request. If we decide to do so, we will provide you with a written estimate of such a fee beforehand.
The security of your information is important to us. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. We also follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information transmitted to us over the Internet, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your Account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and Account secure (e.g. by signing out after using our Services)
If you are a user located in Australia, the following information will apply to you:
Unless otherwise stated, the profile you create on our Site will be publicly accessible. Your account gateway allows you to adjust your profile's privacy settings.