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PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.kcfreelanceexchange.com.

This Website is operated by The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City, Inc., a Kansas not for profit corporation.

By using this Website or any related app or service operated by us, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use available at URL as well as this Privacy Policy. All references to “you” mean you, an individual. However, if you are using the Services or any related app or service on behalf of a business entity, then “you” means both you and your business entity. Capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy that are not defined in this policy shall have the meaning assigned to them in our Terms of Use.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, then do not use the Services.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

In General

As provided in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, we collect information about users of our Services. Some of the information is not personal in nature and may not be used to identify you as a specific individual or business entity. However, some of the information is personal in nature and may be used to identify you as a specific individual or business entity (“Personal Information”).

Information You Provide to Us

When you use the Services you will be voluntarily providing information to us including Personal Information. That information may include content, text, photos, videos, your name, email address, physical address, phone number, passwords, demographic information (such as gender, occupation, location, etc.), credit card numbers, payment information, and other similar information. Additionally, if you communicate with us through any communication channel, you will be providing us with the content in the communication.

Information on Your Profile

You may be able to use the Services to upload information to Your Profile including information about you, Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy) about you, goods or services you provide, your prior works, and other information.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you use the Services, we may collect information about you automatically, including Personal Information. That information may include your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, your browsing activity, time stamps, site navigation, button clicks, and other similar information.

Cookies and Tracking

We may make use of and/or collect cookies and other types of data files (such as web beacons and cookie-equivalent technology), some of which may be stored on your computer or electronic device for use when you use the Services. Such data allows us to identify your computer or other electronic device, your location, the type of device you are using and other information about your visit and use of the Services. You may restrict our ability to use cookies and certain other types of data files by adjusting the settings on your device or browser. Some of this data may also constitute Personal Information.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Personal Information

We take your privacy very seriously. Accordingly, we will not share or sell your Personal Information except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

Profile and Portfolio

We may share the information you provide on Your Profile (including without limitation, any Personal Information you provide on Your Profile) with other users who view Your Profile, including other users without user accounts. If you do not want your information or your Personal Information viewable on the Services, then do not provide that information to Your Profile.

Permitted Uses

By using the Services, you consent to the following uses of your information (for clarification, all references to “information” in this list of permitted uses include Personal Information):

  • Retention: We may store and retain your information for purposes of using it as described in this Privacy Policy. However, we do not have any obligation to store your information for the benefit of you or any other third parties.
  • Customization of Services. We may use your information to customize and/or enhance your use of the Services, including without limitation, sharing your information with our affiliates and other third parties to accomplish that purpose.
  • Communications. We may use your information to send communications to you, including marketing communications.
  • To Collect Payment. If you purchase goods or services through our Services, then we may use your information to process your purchases and credit card payments. Additionally, we use third-party payment processors such as PayPal. Accordingly, we may share your information with those third-party payment processors and you may be required to agree to their legal terms when making a purchase.
  • Per our Terms of Use. We may use your information as provided in our Terms of Use.

Improvements to the Services

If you share ideas or suggestions with us regarding how to improve or modify our Services, then we may use all of the same without your consent, without providing notice to you, and without providing compensation to you.

Compliance with Legal Process

We may use and/or share your information, including without limitation your Personal Information, (a) to comply with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms; (b) to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (c) to prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding; (d) with our representatives and advisors, including attorneys and accountants; and/or (e) if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use or to investigate or prevent illegal or immoral actions.

HOW WE USE AGGREGATED DATA

We may aggregate your information with information we have about other users, however, that aggregated data will not include any of your Personal Information. We may, in our sole discretion, without notice or compensation to you, use that aggregated data for any purpose not prohibited by applicable law, including without limitation sharing and/or selling that aggregated data to third parties.

YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

Some of the information you provide to us may be changed or deleted by you in your user account settings. However, even if you change or delete that information, we may retain previous versions of the information.

You may request that we delete your information from the Services, but we do not have any obligation to honor that request. If you terminate your user account in accordance with our Terms of Use, then we will use reasonable efforts to remove your information from the sections of the Services that allow other users to see and contact you (if any). However, any information that you shared may be accessible by other users of the Services and Website visitors even after you terminate your user account and/or remove your information.

SECURITY

We take the security of our Services seriously. Accordingly, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information, especially your personally identifiable information and payment information.

However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Further, it is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information and credentials.

POWER TO AMEND THIS PRIVACY POLICY

In accordance with our Terms of Use, we may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by providing advance notice to you on the Website, through the Services, or through another communication channel. Your continued use after we provide the notice constitutes your consent to the amendment(s).