At mannies.com we are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and customers. Therefore, we do not sell or rent our customers’ User Information to any third party. Further, we do not share your User Information with any third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Personal information is data about you that can be used on its own, or combined with other information, to identify you personally. We collect this information directly from users who seek to hire a Mannie for services (“Families”), and from users who are a Mannie looking for work (“Mannie”). In order to utilize the services of the Site, both Families and Mannie are required to register with the Site. The type and quantity of information we collect from users varies depending upon whether the user is a Families or a Mannie, how often the Site is utilized and the particular interaction the users may have with the Site. We use the information we obtain to develop and deliver our services and to fulfill legal requirements.
When you register with the Site, we collect information which will include your username, email address and password. Once registered for the site, we will collect account detail information, which will include your full name, location, Paypal Account and Credit card number, billing information and expiration date. We will also collect information related to any project details associated with your account including bids for services and all information and communications surrounding such bids. Mannie: For a Mannie looking for work, we will collect profile details, including professional title, hourly rate, your skills, category of Mannie, country of origin, a short blurb about yourself and your experience in years. Families: For Families looking to hire a Mannie, we will collect all information associated with your project, including project title, budgetary information, skills, category of Mannie, any type of attachment you may upload while creating a project and any description or information included in the description of your project.
We may collect any and all information, including personal information that is put on the Site, including through any posing, comments, discussion, chat room or other correspondence.
When a user of the Site (whether a Mannie or Families) makes any sort of post either looking for work or looking to hire, all such information surrounding that posting is collected by the Site. We also collect information when a user makes a posting that includes a review of the Mannie and/or Families. We are not responsible for such postings, including the content and accuracy of information contained therein. PLEASE USE DISCRETION WHEN INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN A POSTING.
We may also collect personal information from third-parties for purposes to verify information users may provide during registration with the Site. Such collection shall be done at the sole and absolute discretion by us.
If you utilize a credit card through our web site or our providers for particular services, we may collect additional information, including billing information, credit card number and expiration date.
We may also collect information about third-party references from the Site. This information may include the name, phone number, and email address of third-party reference. This information may be collected when a Mannie creates or updates a profile. This information is collected so that a Families or the Company acting on behalf of a Families can contact the third-party reference to verify information provided by the Mannie. The information collected about third-party references will not be used for other purposes including marketing. If a third-party reference would like to have its information removed from the Site, they can contact Mannies.com.
The Site may include various links, including those to blogs or other public forums or Third-Party Sites (web sites not owned or operated by us). You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users and operators of those forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in any of these Third-Party Sites.
We reserve the right to change, add, delete or modify any of the information that we choose to collect from users of our Site. Such information listed here is not meant to be an exclusive list of the information we collect, but merely exemplary.
Site Usage Information
We (including through our third party service providers) may inactively collect information from you that is not in the same category as User Information. For example, we might track information about the date and time you access the Site, the type of web browser you used, and the web site from which you connect to our Site. We collect and use this and other non-personal Information (such as demographic data) to analyze and develop our business strategy and to determine how you found out about us, your interests regarding our products and the Company, and how to further improve our Site. We, or a third party, may also collect information from your activities on the Site for the purposes of providing advertisements and other content to you at the Site that are customized to your interests and preferences. To accomplish all this, and also to allow us to offer streamlined access to Site features, we, as do many web sites, use the technologies listed below and other similar technologies (the “Tracking Technologies”):
Cookies and Clear GIFs – Cookies are pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your information while you are at our Site. Cookies also track where you travel on our Site and what you view. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image), located on a web page, in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page or message.
IP Address Tracking and Clickstream Data – In addition to cookies and clear GIFs, our servers automatically collect data about your server’s Internet address when you visit our Site. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”) is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are on the Internet. When you view pages from our Site, our servers may record or “log” your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server also may record the page that linked you to us and related information including any ads you may have clicked on. Such information is known as “Clickstream Data.”
Email Interconnectivity – If you receive email from us, we may use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases.
In some cases, we may link the non-personal information collected through the Tracking Technologies with certain of your User/Personal Information. WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ACCEPTING TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES ONTO YOUR COMPUTER IN NO WAY GIVES US ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OR ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU. YOU MAY SET YOUR WEB BROWSER SOFTWARE TO REJECT TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, BUT, IF YOU DO SO, CERTAIN FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE MAY BE AFFECTED. THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SOFTWARE VENDORS, ADVERTISERS AND FULFILLMENT COMPANIES) MAY ALSO USE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES BY OR THROUGH THE SITE. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER WHAT INFORMATION SUCH THIRD PARTIES TRACK OR COLLECT, AND HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY TRACKING, DATA COLLECTION OR OTHER ACTIVITIES OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES.
Security of the Information You Provide
Among our top priorities is keeping your User/Personal Information secure. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all of your Personal Information before it is transmitted to us so that it can be safeguarded as much as possible from being read or recorded as it travels over the Internet. Often you can tell you are sending information securely by the unbroken key icon or closed lock icon that appears at the bottom of your Internet browser’s window. The computers that store your User Information are located on a separate server which employs firewall and security technology. We employ these procedures to endeavor to protect your User Information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure.
You may be able to register on our Site with a username and password, including if you set up a member account. We recommend you exercise extreme care in protecting your password information and do not publicly share any of your passwords. You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of the Site by you or another person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to hold and transmit your User Information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. If you object to your User Information being transferred or used in this manner please do not register with or use the Site.
ALTHOUGH WE WILL TAKE REASONABLE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THE USER INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM AND STORED ON THE SITE, BECAUSE OF THE OPEN NATURE OF THE INTERNET, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT USER INFORMATION STORED ON OUR SERVERS, TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM A USER, OR OTHERWISE IN OUR CARE WILL BE SAFE FROM INTRUSION BY OTHERS, SUCH AS HACKERS. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY THEFT OR LOSS OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, OR INTERCEPTION OF ANY DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ASSUME THESE RISKS.
How Do We Use the Information that You Provide and We Collect?
Sharing of Your Information With Our Partners; Transfer of Your Information
From time to time we may provide your User Information to our associates, our related companies and to companies acting as our authorized agents or partners in performing Information Usage Purposes. We try hard to make sure any third-party to whom we disclose such information is reputable and do our best to ensure each of such third-parties agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of your User Information in order to protect your User Information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure.
If we merge, or sell or otherwise transfer our assets, Site or operations, we may disclose or transfer your User Information in connection with such transaction.
How to Opt-out
We will only send e-mail for informational purposes. If at any time you wish to stop receiving e-mail from us, you can always remove your name from our mailing list by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you wish to unsubscribe and indicating in the subject line of the e-mail “NO E-MAIL”. Although we will promptly remove your name from our e-mail list upon receiving your request, it is possible that you may still receive e-mails from us that had been initiated prior to your name being removed from our list.
Release of Information to Protect Our Site and Others
We may release User Information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is necessary to comply with law, protect the rights, properties or safety of Mannies.com, our users or others, or enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements.
The Site is not purposefully directed for the use of children under the age of majority in your state. If we discover, or you notify us that User Information has been provided by a child under the age of majority, upon verification, we will promptly delete such User Information.
The Site is designed with the intention that users will share personal information with other users so that Families and Mannies can negotiate, provide, and use each other’s services for their mutual benefit. In order to negotiate and provide each other services, users may need to reveal personal information, including name, email, phone number, or personal address to other users so that the service may be performed. We ask that all users of the Site respect the privacy of others. You agree to use the information of other users obtained through the Site solely for the purposes related to the use of the Site.
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