Effective May 25, 2018
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When we refer to “TALK,” “we,” or “us,” we mean the entity that operates www.talktalent.com (the “Service”) and acts as the controller of your information, as explained in more detail in the “Identifying the Data Controller and Processor” section below. TALK has many different parties that may use the service in different ways. We may specifically refer to “Members” and “Vendors” and “Website Visitors” as specific cases apply only to that party or their relevant business entities, but collectively, they may be referred to as “Users,” or “you.”
Data Protection Officer
To communicate with our Data Protection Officer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identifying the Data Controller and Processor
Data protection law in certain jurisdictions differentiates between the “Controller” and “Processor” of information. In general, TALK, a US company based in New York City, New York, is the Controller of Personal Data. TALK relies on various vendors who act as Processors to handle different categories of data.
Your Rights Relating To Your Personal Data
How to Exercise Your Rights
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Please note that if you are in the EU, the GDPR gives you the right to contact your local data protection supervisory authority if you feel that any complaints have not been adequately resolved.
Personal Data We Collect
TALK uses Personal Data we collect to provide our service, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, make or receive payment for services obtained through the TALK platform, information to help us fill out tax forms, analyze how our services are used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track User content and Users as necessary to comply with applicable laws.
You do not have a legal obligation to provide us with any information, but you may have a contractual obligation to do so, and if we do not receive certain information from you, then we will not be able to provide our Service to you. If you have any questions regarding whether provision of information is mandatory and the consequences for withholding such information, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
This Personal Data and other information may be collected in a variety of manners, as listed below.
Information You Provide to Us
There are many occasions when you provide information directly to us as part of our services. The following types of information may be provided by you.
Information Received From Third Parties
As TALK engages in its services, there are some elements of Personal Data that are presented to TALK and other Users by third parties as a designed part of the Service. We may also integrate with or receive information from third party services that may constitute Personal Data.
Information Collected Automatically
Like other online companies, we receive technical information when you use our Services. We use these technologies to analyze how people use our Services, to improve how our platform functions, to save your log-in information for future sessions, and to serve you with advertisements that may interest you.
We may also collect, use, and share "Aggregated Data" such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your Personal Data, but once in aggregated form it will not constitute Personal Data for the purposes of the GDPR as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your Personal Data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as Personal Data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Cookies and Controlling Their Use
In addition, we and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may use a variety of other technologies (such as tags) that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes and we may use third parties to perform these services on our behalf.
Change Your Cookie Preferences
In order to change your cookie preferences, you can fill out this form.
Please note that some cookies are essential to certain parts of the Service, and blocking them may restrict your ability to have a functioning account. For example, you may not be able to log into private areas of the site and access your account.
TALK may use third-party services such as Google Analytics to help understand the use of the Service. These services typically collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies, and your IP address. They receive this information and their use of it is governed by their respective privacy policies.
Change Your Browser’s Cookie Settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Many of the cookies set by TALK can be deleted or blocked through your web browser, but it should be noted that the Services may not be able to function properly without some of them. To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
How We Use Your Personal Data
TALK uses Personal Data to deliver and improve our Services; to manage your account and provide you with customer support; to analyze Users’ use of the Services; to develop, display, and track Content and advertising tailored to your interests on the Services and other sites, including, potentially, providing our advertisements to you when you visit other sites; website or mobile application analytics; to diagnose or fix technology problems; to automatically update the Services on your device; to verify your identify and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity; to enforce or exercise any rights in our Terms.
In respect of each of the purposes for which we use your Personal Data, the GDPR requires us to ensure that we have a legal basis for that use if you are within the EU. The legal bases depend on the Services you use and how you use them. This means we collect and use your Personal Data only where:
We may also rely on your consent as a legal basis for using your Personal Data where we have expressly sought it for a specific purpose. You do have the right to revoke consent at any time, however, this will not affect any processing that has already taken place, and depending on the situation, we may be required to retain data already processed in accordance with local laws. We have set out below, in a table format, more detailed examples of relevant purposes for which we may use your Personal Data.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may share information about you to provide the Services, for legal and investigative purposes, or if we are part of a merger or acquisition. We may also share non-identifying information with third parties. You have choices as to whether we share your personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
International Data Transfers
If we transfer Personal Data originating from the European Union or Switzerland to other countries not deemed adequate under applicable data protection law:
We take a number of steps to protect your data, but no security is guaranteed.
TALK takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure the information it collects and stores about TALK Users. All access to the Site is encrypted using industry-standard transport layer security technology (“TLS”). When you enter sensitive information (such as tax identification number), we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (“SSL”). TALK’s payment Processors are certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. We also use HTTP strict transport security to add an additional layer of protection for our TALK Users. But remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, TALK cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
Policy on Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. The Service is general audience and intended for users 18 and older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone younger than age 18. If we become aware that a child younger than 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our files. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child younger than age 18 and believe that TALK has collected Personal Information from your child, please contact our Data Protection Officer at: email@example.com.
Links to Third-Party Websites
This Privacy & Cookies Policy applies only to TALK and our Services. Our Service contains links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.