Effective Date: January 25, 2023
Personal Data that We Collect
We collect Personal Information from you, such as full name, gender, date of birth, address, job title, company information, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, identification details, and referral source and if you are a Service Provider we will also collect payment information (including bank, credit/debit card details, electronic payment id's) billing address, identity details, and professional profile. This data may include IP Address, operating system and browser type. We may also have acquired your Personal Information from a third-party Service Provider or publicly available data source.
How we use Your Personal Data
As Data Controller:
We may share Personal Information with trusted Service Providers or our group companies for payment processing, supplementing the information you provide us in order to provide you with better service, perform statistical analysis, providing marketing assistance, hosting the site and indexing user profile pages and usernames as part of the URL and customer support. Such third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. If you do not want us to share your personal information with these Service Providers, contact us at email@example.com.
After you place an order on our website you will need to make payment for the services you have ordered. In order to process your payment, we use a number of third-party payment processors. Your payment will be processed by the payment provider you choose to process your payment via a payment gateway.
IIf you give us banking, debit card, credit card or other payment mode details, we solely use these to process refund of payment to you. The third-party payment processors we use also collect, use and process your information, including payment information, in accordance with their privacy policies.
To ensure that the security and integrity of the Site is safeguarded, VerifiedLancer may monitor your Personal Information. VerifiedLancer may under certain circumstances engage a trusted third-party Service Provider for the purpose of managing the technical operations involved in hosting the Site. To the extent that it may be necessary, and solely for the purposes of providing the service available on the Site to you, we may disclose to such third party any of your Personal Information that may be necessary for the procurement of services from the third party.
As Data Processor:
We shall use and process the information or data we collect through Data Controllers/ Controllers (‘Business Partner’) as per the instructions given by Controllers and in compliance with the terms and conditions applicable to Processors under Controller/ Processor Binding Agreements entered with the Controllers and applicable Regulation. We agree not to process such information to sub-processors (Sub-contractor), unless prior written consent is sought from the Controller and in the event where general consent has been given by the Controller, we shall inform the Controller of any new sub-processor. We shall have the same contractual obligations reflected with the sub-processors as agreed with the Controller and assume complete responsibility for the actions and inactions of such sub-processors.
Upon written request from Controller, we agree to delete or return all the personal information or data to the Controller after the end of the provision of services relating to processing, unless there is a legal obligation or basis for us to retain the copy of such information or data for further processing. The information or data collected through the Controller may be stored within or outside the European Economic Area on our third-party hosting provider’s servers.
In addition to implementation of appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure appropriate level of security, we shall make available to the Controller all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with our obligations and allow the Controller or another auditor appointed by the controller for conducting audits, including inspections to demonstrate that processing meets the requirements of the Regulation and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.
Children's Personal Information
VerifiedLancer does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any Personal Information through our Websites or Service(s). We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through our Service(s) or Websites without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us through our Websites or Service(s), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will endeavor to delete that information and terminate the child's account from our databases.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as an Account is active or as needed to provide the Service(s) or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, maintain accurate financial and other records, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to terminate your Account or request that we no longer use Your Personal Information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Criteria for determining retention periods
In any other circumstances, we will retain your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account the following:
Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.
We and our third-party service provider use technologies such as Web Beacons for analyzing trends, administering the website, tracking users’ movements around the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We use such information for Site traffic analysis. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis.
We gather certain demographic information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. This information is used by VerifiedLancer to maintain quality of the Services and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.
You have ability and variety of tools to control cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, including browser controls to block and delete cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the VerifiedLancer Service or Websites you visit. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third parties. We do not use technology that recognizes DNT signals from your web browser.
Social Media Features
Security of Your Personal Information
VerifiedLancer has put in place the following security practices and procedures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure:
Our Company Websites contain links to other websites, including without limitation those websites of other companies within the VerifiedLancer group. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of the said websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices nor do we accept any liability about the content of such websites including those of our group companies which have their own privacy policies tailored for the business practices and sectors in which they operate.
Testimonials & Public Forums
We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our Websites which may contain Personal Information. Prior to posting the testimonial, we obtain the customer's consent to post their name along with their testimonial. If you want your testimonial removed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event VerifiedLancer goes through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your user account and personal data will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via a prominent notice of any such change in ownership or control. During such event, we may also disclose your Personal Information to any other third party with your prior consent.
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Opting Out and Unsubscribing
To Unsubscribe from our Communications
Your registered email address will be automatically subscribed to our weekly newsletter, which will contain information on industry updates, online resources, upcoming webinars, latest offers, and new services, by VerifiedLancer. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our e-mails, or by sending us email at email@example.com. Customers cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their account with us.
Sensitive Personal Information
What is Sensitive Personal Information?
‘Sensitive personal information’ is information about an individual that reveals their racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic information, biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual, information concerning health or information concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
We do not knowingly or intentionally collect sensitive personal information from individuals, and you must not submit sensitive personal information to us.
If, however, you inadvertently or unintentionally transmit sensitive personal information to us, you will be considered to have explicitly consented to us processing that sensitive personal information.