Privacy Policy

Last modified: June 1, 2012

1. Introduction

Purpose. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe how Talent Earth, Inc. ("TalentEarth") collects, shares and protects your personal information. We collect certain personal information through our website located at www.talentearth.com (the "Site"). Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do. If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to Contact Us as described at the end of this Policy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  • Information We Collect and Why We Collect It
  • How We Use and Share Your Information
  • Access to Your Information and Choices
  • Security of Your Information
  • California Privacy Rights
  • International Privacy Practices
  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy
  • Questions and How Contact Us

Scope; Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect at and through the Site. Our Site also contains links to third party sites that are not owned or controlled by TalentEarth. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.

Terms of Use. Please note that your use of our Site is also subject to our Terms of Use.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

Information You Provide To Us. You can provide information to us on our Site through various means, including:

  • When you register / create an online Account
  • Your account information page
  • Contact us forms
  • Newsletter sign-up
  • Online email forms
  • User generated content

The information we collect includes personal information, such as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • User generated content (e.g., profiles and content showcasing your skills and talents via videos, photos, audio clips, documents, blog posts, comments, messages, social media, etc.)
  • Your friends and contacts
  • Desired salary
  • Information contained in your Resume
  • Credit card, bank and other financial information for transactions facilitated through our Site may be processed through our Site with such information being handled and processed by our third party services providers such as First Data, Escrow.com, or Stripe.

No Information From Children Under Age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register with us at this Site or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from a child under the age of 13, please Contact Us.

Information We Collect Automatically. We collect certain information automatically as you use our Site, such as:

  • Browser type
  • Geolocation
  • Referring URL
  • Pages viewed
  • Time and date of using our Site
  • Cookies

Cookies. When you visit our Site we send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, tracking user trends and providing relevant advertising to you.

3. HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

To Provide Products, Services, and Information. As described above, we collect information from you so that we can provide products and services that you purchase using the Site, and information (such as newsletters) that you request from us. We use your personal information to contact you about your orders, process credit card / debit card transactions, and ship products to you. For example we use Escrow.com and First Data to facilitate transactions arranged through our Site and services. We may provide information to third party service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about the Site, remove repetitive information from our user lists, and process payments. These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service. We use demographic information to better understand our customers, and improve our products and services.

Advertising. We may use how you browse and shop in order to show you ads for TalentEarth or our advertising partners that are more relevant to your interests. We may use cookies and other information to provide relevant interest-based advertising to you. Interest-based ads are ads presented to you based on your browsing behavior in order to provide you with ads more tailored to your interests. These interest-based ads may be presented to you while you are browsing our site or third-party sites not owned by TalentEarth.

We use Google AdSense for providing advertising on our Site. Through this service third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browsers, or using web beacons to collect information as a result of providing online advertising. Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads.

Some websites may belong to ad networks that use your browsing history across websites to choose which ads to display on their sites; the displayed ads may include advertising for TalentEarth. To learn more, and to opt out of seeing interest-based advertisements on these sites, visit the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance websites (www.networkadvertising.org and www.aboutads.info). Websites may also offer their own opt-out methods for interest-based advertising.

Your Consent. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Google when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. Sensitive personal information is a particular category of personal information relating to confidential medical facts, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality.

Legal Requests or Requirements and to Prevent Harm. We will share personal information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of TalentEarth if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of TalentEarth, our users, customers or the public as required or permitted by law.

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the Site to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your personal information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.

4. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CHOICES

You can access and update certain information we have relating to your online account by signing into your account and going to your online account information. If you have questions about personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can Contact Us.

You can close your online account by accessing your account information online at our Site. If you close your account, we will no longer use your online account information or share it with third parties. We may, however, retain a copy of the information for archival purposes, and to avoid identity theft or fraud.

5. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on our Site is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as a social security number) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our Site. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

6. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Under California’s "Shine the Light" law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2012 will receive information regarding 2011 sharing activities).

To obtain this information, please send an email message to support@talentearth.com with "Request for California Privacy Information" on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

7. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

8. QUESTIONS AND HOW CONTACT US

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please Contact Us. You may also contact us by mail at the following address:

950 Glenn Drive, Suite #250
Folsom, CA 95630