Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy  

ConnectedStars is firmly committed to the privacy of its members. ConnectedStars works hard to earn and keep your trust, so it adheres to the following principles to protect your privacy: 

·         ConnectedStars does not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties. 

·         ConnectedStars does not share your contact information with other users or third parties without your consent. 

·         Any personally identifiable information that you provide to ConnectedStars will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology. 

Information Collection 

ConnectedStars is an online marketplace that connects businesses with freelancers. When you visit ConnectedStars you provide two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by ConnectedStars and Web Site use information collected by ConnectedStars as you interact with the ConnectedStars web site (the “Website”). 

When you register with ConnectedStars as a Freelancer or as an Employer, you provide certain personal information, including, your name, your email address and your address. Additionally, when you establish your profile as a Freelancer or as an Employer you will provide information relating to your skills, experience, education level, compensation, work availability, geographic region and self-evaluation. Such information does not identify the specificity of the individual member. Freelancers are not required to, but have the option to display their contact information (i.e. name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) to Employers who conduct searches of the ConnectedStars database. 

When you enter the Website, ConnectedStars collects your IP address. This information is gathered for all ConnectedStars visitors. In addition, ConnectedStars stores certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. ConnectedStars uses session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, ConnectedStars uses a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you return to the Website. ConnectedStars members must have cookies enabled on their browser. Note, Cookie preferences are set within each browser’s Internet options/preferences. 

If you post information on a bulletin board, or participate in a public message board, 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 and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. ConnectedStars is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. 

ConnectedStars is the sole owner of the information collected through the Website. 

Information Use 

ConnectedStars will not sell or rent any collected information to third parties. ConnectedStars will not share your contact information with other users or third parties except in connection with possible employment and with your express consent. All registered ConnectedStars members click the “I AGREE” checkbox on the registration form to agree to the ConnectedStars Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Accordingly, all registered users agree that certain profile information is accessible to other registered users. 

ConnectedStars records IP addresses for system administration purposes. This information is used to diagnose server problems, monitor traffic patterns, analyze trends, administer the website, track member user patterns, and identify the most popular areas of the website to deliver content most relevant to registered members. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information and are only used to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, except in the case of fraud. 

ConnectedStars reserves the right to share aggregated demographic information with its partners and/or advertisers, such information will not be linked to personal information that identifies registered users, except in the case of fraud. 

Google Analytics & AdWords 

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics tracking to review visitor website activities, including: page views, source and time spent on our website. The collected information is depersonalized and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. Using Google Analytics, we learn how to give you a better visitor experience. 

Google AdWords: Using Google AdWords tracking codes, we can see which pages help lead to different conversions on ConnectedStars. This allows us to better use our paid advertising budget. 

Remarketing With Google Analytics: We use the Google Analytics remarketing code to log when visitors view specific web pages. This allows us to provide targeted advertising in the future. 

·         Third-party vendors, including Google, may show ConnectedStars’s ads across the internet. 

·         ConnectedStars and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a user’s past visits to ConnectedStars. 

Opting Out: 
Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using their Ads Settings. Additionally, visitors can opt out of the Google Analytics Browser Add-On. 

Links 

The Website contains links to other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. ConnectedStars encourages its members to read the privacy policies of all websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by ConnectedStars. 

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