"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.
This Site Has Links to Other Web Sites
HT is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which the Site links or to which link to the Site. By clicking on a link, logo or other item, or using certain services available on the Site, including the online communication services, please note that you may no longer be on the HT Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that website whenever interacting with any website.
My Account Area
This area of the Site is for the benefit of Users. The private and shared My Account areas of the Site facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information between Buyers and Service Providers. The information contained in My Account shared between Buyers and Service Providers is not used for any purposes other than to facilitate communication and the exchange of information between the parties involved. HT reserves the right to monitor communications in the Workspace in order to verify compliance with our Terms of Service, international, federal or state laws and/or our other stated policies.
Information We Gather
If you register to hire, buy or sell Services using HT, we collect and store Personal Information that specifically identifies you or your Account. At this time, the most information you would be required to submit is your first name, last name, User ID, password, street address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, email address. Other information requested on our Registration page is optional. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us to tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. Without your agreement, we will not share, rent or sell any personal information with third parties in any way other than what is disclosed in this privacy statement.
Automatically Collected Information
HighTechHire automatically collects browser type and browser software version to tailor the presentation of the Site and the Services to the Visitor’s or User’s platform and to maintain a record of the User’s or Visitor’s activity on the Site.
Email to Friends Feature and Referral Program
HT also plans to allow you easily send project postings to friends via email. HT will also offers the ability to send friends emails about providing or purchasing Services through HT. If you choose to use either feature, be assured that HT only uses your friends’ email addresses on a one-time basis to send the requested posting. Your friends’ email addresses will be deleted from our database after the message is sent.
How We Use and Disclose Information
We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes including contacting you via email to inform you about updates to our Services and providing you with information relating to messaging that you conduct on the Site. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We do not rent or sell our Users' Personal Information to third parties. We do, however, provide you with the opportunity to receive newsletters via email. If you decide to opt in to receive newsletters, you may opt out of receiving these newsletters at any time.
We may send you email communications including information that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these email communications either when you register to become a Member or via the Preferences section of your HT account area. We do not send any of your Personal Information to our advertisers.
To the extent necessary to provide you with the services on the Site, we may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with HT to provide you with such services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site. Generally these contractors do not have any independent right to share this information, however certain contractors who provide services on the Site, including the providers of online communications services, will have rights to use and disclose the Personal Information collected in connection with the provision of these services in accordance with their own privacy policies. In particular, the provider of online chat services will have the right to use the Personal Information collected in connection with the online chat.
We may share the email addresses of Service Providers and Buyers to each other. In addition, Members involved in a transaction/messaging may request full contact information of the other party, including name, company name, phone number and mailing address. If you request the contact information of another User, your contact information will also be released to that User. If another User requests your contact information, we will disclose it to him or her. You agree not to use the disclosed information of other Users for any purpose other than providing the applicable Services or resolving a dispute.
HT cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you, including the content of your online communications, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of HT or third parties; (c) assist in an investigation; or (d) respond to an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of Users or other persons.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that make the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance Services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.
Comments Submitted by Users
HT constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. The contact us page asks for your email address and Name. Your Name is optional. If you provide this information, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via email will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless specifically requested by you. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.
We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about Visitors who are under the age of 13.
Terminating Your Membership
We save your Personal Information until your membership with us is terminated. To terminate your membership, contact us. If you terminate your membership, your Personal Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases.
Correcting/Updating Your Information and Opting Out
This Site gives the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. You may update your registration information using the Update Profile page, under MyAccount, in the HT navigation after you login.