By accessing or using Localwise, you agree to this Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not access or use Localwise.
We collect information in multiple ways including when you provide information directly to us, when you permit third parties to provide information to us, and when we passively collect information from you, such as information collected from your browser or device.
The information you provide directly to us may concern you or others and may include, but is not limited to: (a) name; (b) zip code; (c) email address; (d) home or business telephone number; (e) home, business or mailing address; (f) demographic information (e.g., gender, age, political preference, education, race or ethnic origin, and other information relevant to user surveys and/or offers); (g) date of birth; (h) business or organization name; (i) photographs; (j) skills, work experience, and/or educational experience; (k) video or audio files; (l) recommendations or endorsements to or from you; and/or (m) in certain circumstances, payment and/or identity verification information. You are not required to provide us with such information, but certain features of the Platform may not be accessible or available, absent the provision of the requested information.
Information from Affiliates, Social Networking Sites, and other Non-affiliated Third Parties
We may collect information about you or others through Localwise affiliates or through non-affiliated third parties. For example, you may be able to access the Platform through Facebook or Google. If you access the Platform through your Facebook account, you may allow us to have access to certain information in your Facebook profile. This may include your name, profile picture, gender, networks, user IDs, list of friends, connections, or contacts, location, date of birth, email address, photos, videos, people you follow and/or who follow you, and/or your posts or "likes."
Sites such as Facebook or Google have their own policies for handling your information. For a description of how these sites may use and disclose your information including any information you make public, please consult the sites' privacy policies. We have no control over how any third-party site uses or discloses the personal information it collects about you.
We may also collect information about you or others through non-affiliated third parties. For example, to the extent permitted by law, we may, in our sole discretion, ask for and collect supplemental information from third parties, such as information about your credit from a credit bureau, or information to verify your identity or trustworthiness, or for other fraud or safety protection purposes. We may combine information that we collect from you through the Platform with information that we obtain from such third parties and information derived from any other products or services we provide.
Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected
Location Information. When you use the Platform, we may collect general location information (such as IP address). If you install our mobile app, we may ask you to grant us access to your mobile device's geolocation data. If you grant such permission, we may collect information about your precise geolocation, and we may use that information to improve the Platform, including providing you with location-based features (e.g. for identification of jobs near you). To deliver customized content and advertising, we may share your location information with our agents, vendors, or advertisers. If you access the Platform through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer's instructions for further details. If you disable certain functions, you may be unable to use certain parts of the Platform.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but your browser may allow you to modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you disable cookies, you may be prevented from taking full advantage of the Platform, because it may not function properly. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
We may use your information for any of the following reasons:
We may combine information that we collect from you through the Platform with information that we obtain from affiliated and nonaffiliated third parties, and information derived from any other products or services we provide.
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Platform. We may use de-identified or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes and may also share such data with any third parties, including without limitation, advertisers, promotional partners, sponsors, event promoters, and/or others.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for public posting to our services, such as User Content, becomes available to the public and may be accessed, used and stored by other around the world. Accordingly, you should not post sensitive personal information or any other information that you would not want made public to any other site or application or to a public website. You should never provide your social security number, national insurance number, financial information, passport number, and other sensitive information.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties' goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data, adjust your user preferences and /or click "Unsubscribe" in any e-mail communications we send you. You cannot opt-out of services-related notices. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, offers, or new features or functionality.
Unless otherwise described in this Policy, we may also share the information that we collect from you through the Platform as follows:
Please be advised that some information you provide will be publicly accessible.
For instance, registration for an Account requires that you provide us with your name. If you register through Facebook or Google, the Platform will use the name associated with your Facebook or Google account. Your name may be visible to other users. Depending on the circumstances, your name may be attached to your job applications, personal profile, and/or various business profiles. Certain other people, including other users with whom you have interacted via the Platform, will see information about you that is attached to your name. You may limit the users who can see your personal information in your Localwise account settings.
We also offer a “public profile” feature that allows your personal profile and/or business profile to be indexed and displayed through public search engines. You may opt out of this feature in your Localwise account settings.
We invite you to post Content on or through our Platform. However, please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you choose to post content on or through the Platform, that information: (a) may be or become publicly available; (b) may be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge; and (c) may be used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy. All materials or content posted to public areas of the Platform are public. As such, Localwise assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge.
We employ appropriate security measures, which are reasonably designed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. Localwise may use encryption, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. No security measures, however, are 100% failsafe. Therefore, we do not promise and cannot guarantee, and thus you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will not be collected, disclosed and/or used by others. While we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Platform cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, keeping your log-in and password private, and not recycling passwords from other websites or accounts. Localwise is not responsible for the unauthorized use of your information nor for any lost, stolen, compromised passwords, or for any activity on your Account via unauthorized password activity.
The Platform may contain links to other websites or resources over which Localwise does not have any control. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Localwise of those external websites. You acknowledge that Localwise is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that Localwise is not responsible for the content of such external websites or the protection and privacy of information you provide while visiting such external websites.
We may send periodic informational or promotional emails to you directly or through third party services. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information, use of Localwise, and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time. If you opt out of receiving emails about jobs or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your Account or administrative, transactional and/or legal messages.
This policy is current as of the effective date set forth below. Localwise may, in its sole and absolute discretion, change this policy at any time. Localwise will posts its updated policy on the Platform or send you an email in advance of the new effective date. We encourage you to review this Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued access to or use of the Platform will be subject to the terms of the then-current policy.