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Last updated: December 2, 2013

CrowdSource knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy and by visiting the CrowdSource Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Service.

What Personal Information About Users Does CrowdSource Gather?

The information we learn from users helps us personalize and continually improve your experience with CrowdSource, the Sites and the Services. Here are the types of information we gather:

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on the Sites or through the Services. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing the Services, improving the Sites, and communicating with you.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Sites. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; e-mail address; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number; and pages you viewed or searched for.

What About Cookies?

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalization.
  • The “Help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.  However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of the CrowdSource Site’s features.

Does CrowdSource Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling, sharing, or leasing it to others. We share user information only as described below and with subsidiaries that CrowdSource controls.

  • With Your Consent: By accepting the CrowdSource Terms of Service, you expressly consent to our use of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.
  • Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include analyzing data, processing payments, and providing customer service. They have access to information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy additional services or business units. In such transactions, user information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy (unless, of course, the user consents otherwise). Also, in the event that CrowdSource or substantially all of its assets are acquired, user information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
  • Protection of CrowdSource and Others: We may release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Services, or other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of CrowdSource, our Users, or others.  This includes (1) exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction; and (2) if you are a provider of a Service on the CrowdSource Site, we may release your name and address to requesters for whom you provide Services so that those requestors can comply with tax and other legal obligations they might have.  Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from users for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Policy.

How Does CrowdSource Protect Information About Me?

  • We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
  • We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security or procedural measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

What Choices and Access Do I Have?

    • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of the CrowdSource Sites and/or Services.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Our Sites and Services may contain links to Third-Party Sites. This Policy does not apply to Third-Party Sites and any information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices and policies of any sites that are linked to from the Sites or through the Services. We encourage you to learn about the privacy and security practices and policies of Third-Party Sites before providing them with personal information.

Participation Agreement, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit the CrowdSource Site or participate in the Services, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our CrowdSource Terms of Service, including limitations on liability, indemnification, and the arbitration of disputes.

Handling of Inquiries, General Concerns and Complaints

If you have any concern about privacy at CrowdSource, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Pursuant to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, you agree not to pursue CrowdSource through any means, including regulatory agencies, courts, or the media, until and unless CrowdSource has had a minimum of 30 days to respond to the initial communication and while CrowdSource and you are conducting a dialogue about the matter.

Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, will also change. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check the CrowdSource Sites frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.