Effective Date: June 6, 2022.
1. Introduction and Overview
If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights and choices, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Us” section.
You may have additional rights based on your jurisdiction. Please click the relevant link below for more information:
2. Information Collection
A. Information You Provide.
We collect information about you when you use the Service, including information you provide when you register an account, update your profile, access our content, make a purchase, participate in a promotion, contact support, or apply for a job. The categories of information we collect include:
- Contact Data, including your first and last name, email address, and phone number
- Account Credentials, including your username, password, password hints, and information
for authentication and account access (such as when you register todownload our SDK from the Service). We also collect account information from third party services, including your GitHub username, bitbucket username, and OpenID credentials.
- Content, including content within any messages you send to us (such as feedback, licensing or business inquiries, or questions to customer support) or publicly post on the Service (such as in our
AnswerHub or blog comments).
- Job Applicant Data, including your employment and education history, transcript, writing samples, and references as necessary to consider your job application for open positions.
You may choose to voluntarily provide other information to us that we do not request, and, in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.
B. Information Collected Automatically.
In addition, we automatically collect information when you use the Service. The categories of information we automatically collect include:
- Service Use Data, including data about features you use, pages you visit, emails you
view, products and services you view, the time of day you browse, and your referring and exiting pages.
- Device Data, including data about the type of device or browser you use, your device’s operating software, your internet service provider, your device’s regional and language settings, and device identifiers such as IP address and Ad Id (which is a user-resettable identifier associated with your mobile device).
- Location Data, including non-precise location data (such as location derived from an IP address or data that indicates a city or postal code level).
The types of tracking technologies we use to automatically collect this information include:
- Cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser that save data about your visit. Cookies often include a unique identifier (e.g., cookie #123). We use two types of cookies: session cookies and
- Pixels (also known as web beacons), which is code embedded in a service that sends information about your use to a server. There are various types of pixels, including image pixels (which are small
- Device Fingerprinting, which is the process of analyzing and combining sets of data elements
For further information on how we use tracking technologies for analytics and advertising, and your rights and choices regarding them, see the “Analytics and Advertising” and “Your Rights and Choices” sections below.
C. Information from Other Sources.
We also collect information from other sources. The categories of sources from which we collect information include:
- Social media platforms with which you interact.
- Affiliates and Partners that offer co-branded services, sell or distribute our products, or
engage in joint marketing activities.
- Publicly-available sources, including data in the public domain.
3. Use of Information.
We collect and use information in accordance with the practices described
- Providing the Service to you, and to improve the Service.
- Preventing and addressing fraud, breach of policies or terms, or threats or harm.
- Understanding trends, usage, and activities, including through tracking technologies or surveys, to make business and marketing decisions.
- Communicating with you about updates, security alerts, changes to policies, and other transactional messages.
- Personalizing your experience to show you content we believe you will find interesting.
- Engaging in direct marketing, promotional communications, and non-personalized advertising.
- Engaging in personalized advertising, including Interest-based Advertising.
- To protect ourselves, the personal safety of users of the Service, or the public in our sole discretion.
- To comply with a legal obligation or to exercise our legal rights, including but not limited to defend against liability.
- Fulfilling any purpose at your direction.
- With notice to you and your consent.
Notwithstanding the above, we may use publicly available information (as that term is defined by applicable law) or information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified as those terms are defined by applicable law) for any purpose to the extent permitted by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
4. Disclosure of Information
- Service Providers and Contractors. We disclose information to service providers and contractors that process information on our behalf. Service providers and contractors
assist us with services such as payment processing, data analytics, marketing and advertising, website hosting, and technical support.
- Analytics and Advertising. We disclose information to vendors and other parties for analytics
and advertising related purposes. These parties may act as our service providers, or in certain contexts, independently decide how to process your information. For more information on advertising and analytics, see the “Analytics and Advertising” section below.
- Affiliates. We disclose information to our affiliates and related entities, including where they act as our service providers or for their own internal purposes. Genvid may disclose your information to its
- Partners. We disclose information to our partners in connection with offering co-branded services, selling or distributing our products, or engaging in joint marketing activities.
- Promotions. Our promotions may be jointly sponsored or offered by other parties. When you voluntarily enter a promotion, we disclose information as set out in the official rules that govern the promotion as well as for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners
list). By entering a promotion, you agree to the official rules that govern that promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other entities to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
- Public Forums. We disclose information you make public through the Service, such as information in your profile or that you post on public boards. Please think carefully before making information public as you are solely responsible for any information you make public. Once you have posted
information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information, subject to additional rights set out in the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
- Merger or Acquisition. We disclose information in connection with, or during negotiations
of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our assets, or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another business.
- Security and Compelled Disclosure. We disclose information to comply with the law or other legal process, and where required, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We also disclose information to protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Service or anyone else.
- Facilitating Requests. We disclose information where you direct us to disclose the information.
- Consent. We disclose information with notice to you and your consent.
Notwithstanding the above, we may disclose publicly available information (as that term is defined by applicable law) or information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified as those terms are defined by applicable law) to the extent permitted by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we disclose information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
5. Other Parties.
We offer parts of our Service through websites, platforms, and services operated or controlled by other parties. In addition, we integrate technologies operated or controlled by other parties into parts of our
Some examples include:
- Links. Our Service includes links that hyperlink to websites, platforms, and
other services not operated or controlled by us.
- Logging-In. We may use a cookie that allows you to log-in to your account through
social media or another party’s service, including GitHub, BitBucket, or OpenID. If you choose to engage with such integration, we may receive information from the social network or other party that you have authorized to disclose to us. Please note that the other party mayindependently collect information about you through the integration.
Please note that when you interact with other parties, including when you leave our Service, those parties may independently collect information about you and solicit information from you. The information collected and stored by those parties remains subject to their own policies and practices, including what information they share with us, your rights and choices on their services and devices, and whether they store information in the U.S. or elsewhere. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with and
6. Analytics and Advertising. We use analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand how users access and use the Service. In addition, we work with agencies, advertisers, ad networks, and other technology services to place ads about our products and services on other websites and services. For example, we place ads through Google and Facebook that you may view on their platforms
as well as on other websites and services.
As part of this process, we may incorporate tracking technologies into our own Service (including our website and emails) as well as into our ads displayed on other websites and services. Some of these tracking
technologies may track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use, and delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you (” Interest-based Advertising“).
For further information on the types of tracking technologies we use on the Service and your rights and choices regarding analytics and Interest-based Advertising please see the “Information Collected Automatically” and “Your Rights and Choices” sections.
7. Your Rights and Choices. In addition to the rights and choices below, you may have additional rights
A. Tracking Technology Management.
- Cookies. Most browsers accept cookies by default. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to decline or delete cookies. If you use multiple browsers on your device, you will need to instruct each browser separately. Your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
- Do Not Track. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, unless and until the law is
interpreted to require us to do so, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Please be aware that if you disable or remove tracking technologies some parts of the Service may not function correctly.
B. Analytics Management.
Google provides tools to allow you to opt out of the use of certain information collected by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .
Please note that the above opt outs only apply to the specific browser or device from which you opt out. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of any opt outs offered by other entities.
E-mails. You can unsubscribe from receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email. Please note that you cannot opt out of transactional messages. Please note that your opt out is limited to the email address used and will not affect subsequent
The Service is not directed toward children under 13 years old, and we do not knowingly collect personal information (as that term is defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, or “COPPA”) from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected personal information from children, please contact us at [email protected] We will delete the personal information in accordance with COPPA.
9. Data Security. We implement and maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technical security safeguards to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely
secure and we cannot guarantee the security of information about you.
10. International Transfer. We are based in the U.S. and the information we collect is governed by U.S.
Genvid Technologies, LLC
1325 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2822
New York, NY 10019
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA“), and its replacement the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA“), provide additional rights to California residents. This section addresses those rights and applies only to California residents. Any rights specifically relating to the CPRA shall not take effect until January 1, 2023.
Our Service is intended to provide information and services to job applicants and business clients. You understand and agree that information collected about you is solely within the context of (i) your role as an
employee, job applicant, owner, director, officer, or contractor or (ii) us conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from your employer.
A. Right to Non-Discrimination.
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any your rights.
If you are a California resident under 18 years old and registered to use the Service, you can ask us to remove any content or information you have posted on the Service. To make a request, email us at [email protected] with “California Under 18 Content Removal Request” in the subject line, and
tell us what you want removed. We will make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view, although we cannot ensure the complete or comprehensive removal of the content and may retain the content as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
C. Shine the Light.
Customers who are residents of California may request (i) a list of the categories of personal information (as that term is defined by Shine the Light) disclosed by us to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year for those third parties’ own direct marketing purposes; and (ii) a list of the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such information. To exercise a request, please write us at the email or postal address set out in “Contact Us” above and specify that you are making a “California Shine the Light Request.” We may require additional information from you to allow us to verify your identity and are only required to respond to requests once during any calendar year.
We do not sell and will not sell your covered information (as those terms are defined by NRS 603A.340).
15. European Economic Area, Switzerland, and United Kingdom
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides additional rights to individuals located in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, (collectively, “Europe”). This section addresses those rights and applies only to those individuals.
Data protection laws in Europe distinguish between organizations that process personal data for their own purposes (known as “controllers”) and organizations that process personal data on behalf of other organizations (known as “processors”). Genvid acts as a controller with respect to personal data collected as you interact with our Service.
B. Lawful Basis for Processing.
Data protection laws in Europe require a “lawful basis” for processing personal data. Our lawful bases include where: (a) you have given consent to the processing for one or more specific purposes, either to us or to our service providers, partners; (b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you; (c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or (d) processing is necessary for the
purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party, and your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms do not override those interests. Where applicable, we will transfer your personal data to third countries subject to appropriate or suitable safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses.
C. Your Rights.
You have the right to access, rectify, or erase any personal data we have collected about you. You also have the right to data portability and the right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have
collected about you. In addition, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal data (or provide it to third parties to process) for marketing purposes or purposes materially different than for which it was
originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. You may withdraw your consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent you have provided to us.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Us” section above and specify which right you are seeking to exercise. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may require
specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request.
Please note that we retain information as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use information even after a data subject request for purposes of our
legitimate interests, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.