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 except for the express purposes of your use of NINJAFINDER.
· Any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.
We collect Members’ personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a Member, you must first create an account on our website. To create an account you are required to provide the following information, which you recognize and expressly acknowledge is personal information allowing others, including NINJAFINDER, to identify you:
· Username – This is the name that will be connected to a Member’s Account. We remind our Users to not include any personal info such as their own names, in their username. We monitor User name creation regularly to ensure the safety of our Users.
· Password – This is a Member generated password that will allow a Member to log in to his or her account. We remind our Members not to share this or any password with anyone.
· Name, address and other personal information
· E-mail address
Once you become a Member, you will likely provide additional information in your File describing your skills, professional experiences, job history, samples of your work, and any other information provided through links. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration to become a Member is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and your qualifications and be available for work engagements. Any information you provide at registration or in your File 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.
Information from Clients
Each Client will be required to furnish at least the following information:
· Name of organization
· Name of individual representative
· E-mail address at organization
· Role at organization
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your NINJAFINDER account. The next time you visit the NINJAFINDER website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information or to send a message to another User, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie.
Additionally, if you log out of the NINJAFINDER website you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the NINJAFINDER website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing services to our Users, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through such cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information, e.g. your industry or geographic location, your occupation, or information about your professional or educational background, for greater customization of your user experience. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies or you opt to refuse all cookies, you may not be able to use the NINJAFINDER website or services. NINJAFINDER does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.
We may 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. NINJAFINDER may “target” some ads to Users that fit a certain general profile – for example, “product managers in Texas.” NINJAFINDER does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.
To deliver these ads properly, NINJAFINDER may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by NINJAFINDER 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. NINJAFINDER does not provide personally identifiable information to any advertiser or any other third party.
You may opt-out of use of web beacons in NINJAFINDER pages that you view and of placement of a cookie by ad networks in your browser. To opt-out click here and go to the “Advertising” section at the bottom and change the setting there to “No”. If you opt-out you may lose the potential benefit of receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests which, in turn, may limit your ability to fully realize the benefits of the NINJAFINDER services to build and leverage your professional network.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the NINJAFINDER 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 NINJAFINDER. 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 NINJAFINDER 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 NINJAFINDER Processing Information About You
Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You
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 systems@NINJAFINDER.com or by contacting us at:
425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 200, Roseland, New Jersey 07068
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 NINJAFINDER from Users (such as, for example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by NINJAFINDER. This information can be utilized by NINJAFINDER in such manner as NINJAFINDER, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
NINJAFINDER will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the NINJAFINDER website or through other means available through the Service, including text, automated voice messages, 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 may include a series of welcome emails which help inform new Users about various features of the Service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from NINJAFINDER related to the proper functioning of your account. NINJAFINDER may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your Account settings and amending your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails, by sending a request to customerservice@NINJAFINDER.com.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
NINJAFINDER 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 for the purpose of NINJAFINDER Service or to carry out your instructions or to provide specific services or information. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill Members for 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 NINJAFINDER. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our Users’ activities on the site, please email systems@NINJAFINDER.com.
Surveys and Polls
As a User, you will receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys submitted by other NINJAFINDER Users. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through our website, the information you provide may be visible to others using the NINJAFINDER website. You may opt-out of participating by changing your Account settings to stop receiving these inquiries and requests.
If you post on the Answers section of NINJAFINDER, or use a bulletin board, import a blog, or participate in a chat room on NINJAFINDER, 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, as well as Platform Developers and other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. NINJAFINDER is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
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 NINJAFINDER brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Disclosures 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 NINJAFINDER corporation division or company. Any third party to which we transfer or sell NINJAFINDER’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your NINJAFINDER account including your email, and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to Account settings on the NINJAFINDER website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, NINJAFINDER may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database. Any information you provide is subject to the terms of your User Agreement.
Closing Your Account
You can also close your Account through the NINJAFINDER website pursuant to your User Agreement. If you close your NINJAFINDER 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.
As a User, you have certain obligations toward the other Users of NINJAFINDER.
· You must not provide information to NINJAFINDER and /or other Users which you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person, professional or social status.
· NINJAFINDER has also self-certified its privacy practices as consistent with U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor principles: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access and Accuracy, Security, Data Integrity and Enforcement. More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account by NINJAFINDER, as we take these principles seriously and consider them to be the basis on which our Users adhere to the NINJAFINDER website and the services which it offers.
Children are not eligible to use our Service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the Service.
If you use the NINJAFINDER service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on NINJAFINDER is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the NINJAFINDER web 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. 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 NINJAFINDER are not encrypted and we strongly request you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 200, Roseland, New Jersey 07068