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Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy. We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. We do not share your contact information with another User without your consent. Any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. By continuing to use the One Billion Minds service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on the One Billion Minds website, you are consenting to the changes.
Personal Information Collected
In order to become a User, you must first create an account on our website. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information, which you recognize and expressly acknowledge is personal information allowing others, including One Billion Minds, to identify you: name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code, a brief summary of your professional background, and a password chosen by you.
Once you become a User, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experiences, and membership objectives. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration to become a User is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in the One Billion Minds system. Any information you provide at registration or in the Profile section that is not personally identifiable may be used in the same manner and extent to which other information that is not personally identifiable is permitted to be used hereunder, including for the purpose of serving advertisements through the service. If you opt-out you may lose the potential benefit of being a User, including receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests.
One Billion Minds may collect information through the One Billion Minds website in order to, among other things, accurately categorize and respond to a customer’s inquiry and deliver appropriate service levels.
We allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to Users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. One Billion Minds may “target” some ads to Users that fit a certain general profile – for example, “product managers in India.” One Billion Minds does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads. To deliver these ads properly, One Billion Minds may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by One Billion Minds so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. One Billion Minds does not provide personally identifiable information to any advertiser or any other third party.
Log Files and IP Addresses
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the One Billion Minds web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave One Billion Minds. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the One Billion Minds service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Consent to Information Processing
Access, Correct and Eliminate Information
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data about you which has been collected pursuant to your decision to become a User. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information which you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented herein. We take your rights seriously and encourage you to use them if you deem this to be appropriate. You may exercise these rights by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Personal Information
One Billion Minds is an online service dedicated to helping all types of professionals participate in Projects posed by its clients. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on our website is used to help you describe yourself to other Users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by One Billion Minds from Users (such as, for example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by One Billion Minds. This information can be utilized by One Billion Minds in such manner as One Billion Minds, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
One Billion Minds will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the One Billion Minds website or through other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. If we send any communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with any such access (including text messaging charges for messages to your mobile device). These include a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new Users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from One Billion Minds related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another User in your network sends you an opportunity. One Billion Minds may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information.
Information provided to One Billion Minds (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) is also used to customize your experience on our website.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
One Billion Minds takes the privacy of Users very seriously. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide specific services or information. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill Users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and they are bound by confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information. We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on One Billion Minds. We may segment our Users by role, industry, geographic location, or company.
Surveys and Polls
As a User, you will receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys submitted by other One Billion Minds members. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through our website, the information you provide may be visible to others using the One Billion Minds website.
If you post or use a bulletin board, import a blog, or participate in a chat room on One Billion Minds, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Users of these forums, and other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. One Billion Minds is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Testimonials and Advertisement
If you provide any testimonials about the One Billion Minds service or place advertisements through the One Billion Minds services, we may post those testimonials and examples of advertisements you place in connection with One Billion Minds’s promotion of its service to third parties, which testimonials and advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.
Communications to Other Users
Any emails you initiate through One Billion Minds, e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User, will list your email address and name in the header of the message.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to One Billion Minds brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Disclosure to Others
We may also disclose your personal and other information you provide, to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of a One Billion Minds division or company. Any third party to which we transfer or sell One Billion Minds’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Your Account Information
Closing your Account
If you close your One Billion Minds account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. We may retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. To request that we close your account and remove your information from the One Billion Minds website, please send your request using an email account that you have registered with One Billion Minds under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent within five business days of its receipt.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on One Billion Minds is password-protected. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails and instant messaging and similar means of communication with other users of One Billion Minds are not encrypted and we strongly request you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
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