Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as is reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as is necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Great Minds, our Members and Visitors, and the public.
- We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.
Personal and confidential information includes any factual or subjective information, recorded or not, about an identifiable individual. This includes information in any form, such as:
- age, name, ID numbers, income, ethnic origin, or blood type;
- opinions, evaluations, comments, social status, or disciplinary actions; and
- employee files, existence of a dispute between a member and a business, intentions (for example, to acquire goods or services, or change jobs).
Personal and confidential information does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization and is not covered by this policy.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
1.3 Customer Service
1.4 Using findgreatminds.com Sites and Applications
We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) our websites, applications, platform technology, or other Services. For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads on and off our Services, perform a search, join and participate in groups, and respond to work offers through our Services. If you are logged in on findgreatminds.com or one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data, such as your IP address, will be associated by us with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables findgreatminds.com features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to findgreatminds.com and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on LinkedIn and help us serve relevant ads to you.
1.6 Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device
When you visit or leave our Services (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site that includes our plugin or cookies (or similar technology), we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on or through our Services. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing findgreatminds.com using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information (for example, work offers in your location) on our mobile applications and for fraud prevention and security purposes. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honor your settings.
2.1 Consent to Great Minds Processing Information About You
2.2 findgreatminds.com Communications
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on Great Minds websites or apps, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use our Services, new features, updates about work offers, etc.; (2) service communications - these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; and (3) promotional communications by email, which may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, including work offers. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your findgreatminds.com settings. You can also opt out of promotional messages by visiting the unsubscribe page.
Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.
2.3 User Communications
Many communications that you initiate through our Services (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like responding to a work offer, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address or contact information. Once you have agreed to a work offer, your contact information will be shared with the business making the work offer.
2.4 Sharing Information with Third Parties
2.5 Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in the United States, Canada, or other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or confirmed illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of LinkedIn, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.
3. Choices & Obligations
3.1 Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your Account
You have a right to: (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Great Minds regarding your profile; (2) change or remove your content; and (3) close your account. You can request your personal information that is not viewable on your profile or readily accessible to you (for example, your IP access logs) by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
Please note: Information you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
3.2 Data Retention
We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on our Services is password-protected, and data such as credit card information is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Services. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor 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 ensure or warrant the security of any information that 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 emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.