let you know our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information through
www.mygenienetwork.com (the "Site"), and any other websites, features, applications, widget or online services that are owned or
controlled by Mygenie.
your personal data that we process when we provide you with MyGenie’s services, including the services available through
our website at www.mygenienetwork.com, our mobile, browser, and desktop applications, and other services where we link this
Policy (collectively the "Services"). It also describes the choices available to your regarding the use of, your access to, and
how to update and correct your personal information. Please note that certain features or services referenced in this
www.mygenienetwork.com will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.
Please also review our Terms of Service, which governs your use of the Service, and which is accessible at
aware of how and why we are using your personal data and terms under which we provide you the Services.
By accessing or using this Service, you signify that you acknowledge, accept, and agree with all the terms of this privacy
would like to opt-out of future communications or exercise your other privacy-related rights, please feel free to contact us
General contact info:
2800 Beverly Drive
Aurora, IL 60502
By accessing or using this Service, you signify that you acknowledge, accept, and agree with all the terms of this Privacy
2. INFORMATION COLLECTION
www.mygenienetwork.com is an online marketplace that connects businesses with freelancers. When you use the Service, you may
provide us with information about you. When you register with www.mygenienetwork.com as a Freelancer or as an Employer, you
provide certain personal information, as a Freelancer you provide, your name, your contact details, your financial
information (to make and receive payments), your personal identification number to help us fill out tax forms, information
relating to your skills, experience, education level, compensation, work availability and geographic region. When you use
the Service, we may also collect information related to your use of the Service and aggregate this with information about
other users. This helps us improve our Services for you.
When you use our products and Services you may be asked to provide certain types of personal information. This might
happen through our website, applications, online chat systems, telephone, or paper forms. We may request, collect, or
process the following information:
- Account Details – username, password, profile picture
- Contact Details – email address, phone number, residential address
- Location Details – physical address, billing address, time zone
- Identity Details – Full name, proof of identity/address (e.g. Drivers License, Social security number)
- Financial Information – credit card details, financial account information, wire transfer details, payment processor
details (e.g. PayPal) and billing address
- Identity Verification – information such as your date of birth or taxpayer identification number to validate your
identity or as may be required by law, such as to complete tax filings. (e.g. government issued identification)
- User Generated Content – project descriptions and attachments, user profiles, user reviews, user messages,
products and api, etc.
- General Audience Service – 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 that 18 has provided us with personal information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete
such information from our files.
You do not have a statutory 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 Services to you.
is the sole owner of the information collected through the website. www.mygenienetwork.com will not sell or rent any
collected information to third parties or share your contact information with other users or third parties except in
connection with possible employment and with your express consent.
Like other online companies, we receive technical information when you use our Services. We use these technologies to
analyze how people use the Service, to improve how our Site functions, to save your log-in information for future sessions,
and to serve you with advertisements that may interest you.
We and our third-party service providers, including analytics and third-party content providers, may automatically collect
certain information from you whenever you access or interact with the Service. This information may include, among
other information, the browser and operating system you are using, , the URL or advertisement that referred you to the
Service, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to the Service, areas within the service that you
visited, which links you clicked on, which pages or content you viewed and for how long, other similar information and
statistics about your interactions, such as content response times, download errors and length of visits to certain pages
and other information commonly shared when browsers communicate with websites. We may combine this automatically
collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, and
to improve marketing, analytics, and site functionality.
The information we collect also includes the Internet Protocol ("IP") address or other unique device identifier for any
device (Computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) used to access the Service. Some mobile service providers may also provide
us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access the
When you visit the Site, we use industry-wide technologies such as "cookies" (or similar technologies), which store certain
information on your computer and which will allow us, among other things, to enable automatic sign-in to the Site, make
your browsing much more convenient and effortless and allow us to test user experience and offer you personalized
browsing or promotions. By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer or device
in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
and to assist with various aspects of Site operation. These files contain a variety of information such as information about
MyGenie webpages visited by you, the length of time you visited the Site, data about how you came to visit the Site, areas
viewed by you within the Site, and additional information. Cookies remain on your device for the period described below
The following is a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use:
Necessary cookies are essential and help you navigate the Site. This helps to support security and basic functionality
and are necessary for the proper operation of the Site, so if you block these cookies, we cannot guarantee your use
or the security during your visit.
Functionality cookies are used to provide you the best user experience. These cookies are, for instance, used to
personalize content for you in line with your location. It also allows the Site to remember choices made (like turning
Performance cookies help us to understand the behavior of users of the Site. This allows us to continuously improve
the Site to provide the best information in support of our project aims. These cookies are also used to help us
understand how effective our Site is; for instance, these cookies tell us which pages visitors go to most often and if
they get error messages from web pages. All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated, to assist us to
improve how the Site works. Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third
parties' own website privacy notifications for further information. We use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an
overall view of user habits and volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on the Site. Google Analytics is
a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which uses performance cookies and targeting cookies.
The information generated by these cookies about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be
transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers in the United States.
Google will use the information collected for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Site on our behalf, compiling
reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activity and internet usage to us. Google will not
appropriate settings on your browser as described below. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of
data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en=GB. This creates an opt-out cookie which prevents the further
processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy
policy. If you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee how the Site will perform for you.
Blocking or Deleting Cookies
We shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time, so that we can store your preferences
and save you time on subsequent visits by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same data. You may set your
browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us.
You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Please be aware that some of our services will
not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making
them "trusted websites" in your internet browser.
The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the 'help' option in your internet
browser for more details:
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Adobe (flash cookies)
or device. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookies.org (note that this website
is not provided by MyGenie, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). It is important to
remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, cookies may, in
certain cases, save you from the need to enter usernames and passwords, and allow session continuity.
Social Networking Services
You register for an account directly with our site and can later link your account to a social networking site such as
(LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, GitHub etc.). Once linked we will collect certain information about you from that social
networking service, and what we collect depends on your privacy settings with that social networking service. Mygenie
site may also allow you to “like” or share content with social networking services.
Your interactions with third parties through a social networking service or similar features are governed by the respective
privacy policies of those third parties. You represent that you are entitle to use your social networking service account for
the purposes described herein without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern the social networking
service, and without obligating Mygenie to pay any fees or making Mygenie subject to any usage limitations imposed by
such social networking service. You can disable the link between your Mygenie account and your social networking service
account at any time through the “settings” section of our service. Please note that your relationship with any social
networking service is governed solely by your agreements(s) with such social networking service. If your social networking
service terminates, then functions enabled through the link between your Mygenie account and your social networking
service account will terminate as well.
3. USE OF INFORMATION
The information we request, collect, and process is primarily used to provide users with the product or service they have
requested. Where relevant under applicable laws, all processing of your personal information will be justified by a
"condition" for processing. In most cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:
- you have provided your consent for us to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
- our use of your personal information is necessary to perform a contract or take steps to enter into a contract with
you (e.g. to provide you with services which you have purchased).
the processing is necessary to comply with a relevant legal obligation or regulatory obligation that we have
(e.g.fraud prevention); or
the processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests as a business (e.g. to improve our services to you),
subject to your interests and fundamental rights and provided it is conducted at all times in a way that is
We will use your personal information for the following purposes:
- to provide you with quality service and security, to operate the Site and to perform our obligations to you. For
example, we use the information collected from you to verify your identity. We also use this information to establish
and set up your account, verify or re-issue a password, log your activity, enable your communications with
employers, provide customer support and contact you from time to time. The information helps us develop and
improve our services to you and customize and personalize your experience (including by making job suggestions,
to ensure marketplace integrity, prevent fraud and maintain a safe and secure marketplace. For example, we use
your information to track and prevent fraudulent activities and other inappropriate activities and, monitor content
integrity, conduct security investigations and risk assessments, verify or authenticate information provided by you,
enforce our Terms of Service and comply with applicable laws.
To administer and develop our business relationship with you and if applicable the corporation or other legal entity you represent.
to promote and advertise the Mygenie Site and marketplace. For example, we use the information collected from
you for the purpose of sending direct marketing messages (as detailed below), to show you information that may be
of interest to you, to organize and facilitate referral programs, contests or other promotional activities or events.
to maintain appropriate business records, to comply with lawful requests by public authorities and to comply with
applicable laws and regulations or as otherwise required by law.
We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Policy. Direct marketing:
- We use your personal information to send you direct marketing communications about our products, services, or
promotions from Mygenie that may be of interest to you or our related services. This may be via email, post, SMS,
telephone, or targeted online advertisements.
In most cases our processing of your personal information for marketing purposes is based on our legitimate
interest, although some cases (such as where required by law) will be based on your consent. You have a right to
prevent direct marketing of any form at any time - this can be exercised by following the opt-out link attached to
each communication or by sending an email to email@example.com
- We take steps to limit direct marketing to a reasonable and proportionate level, and to send you communications which we
believe may be of interest or relevance to you, based on the information we have about you.
4. DATA RETENTION
Unless you request that we delete certain information, we retain the information you submit to verify your identity for 30
days and we retain other information we collect for at least 5 years. Your information may persist in copies made for
backup and business continuity purposes for additional time. If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, we
encourage you to routinely update the data to ensure that we have accurate and up-to-date information about you.
5. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURES
We provide your personal details to third parties, only in order to operate the Site, provide our services to you, fulfil
obligations imposed on us by applicable laws and regulations, and prevent fraud, infringements and illegal activities, as
detailed below. Our third-party service providers are bound by contract to only use your personal information on our
behalf, under our instructions.
Our third-party service providers may include:
- Cloud hosting, storage, networking, and related providers
- SMS providers
- Payment and banking providers
- Marketing and analytics providers
- Security providers
Information about freelancers (genies) shared with Clients (Employers), Agencies, Payroll Vendors, Benefit Providers, other
freelancers when there is a transaction involved (of buying or selling products). If you choose to view a job post and apply
to a job post as a Freelancer via the platform, we may share relevant information with the applicable client(s) including,
but not limited, the information contained in your profile.
Information about Clients and Agencies shared with freelancers, if you have entered into a service contract, we may
provide him/her with your name, company address, billing address, or tax ID in order to compete the transaction or to
facilitate the resolution of a claim or dispute.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service, to provide the service on our behalf, to
perform service-related services (e.g. database management, payment processing, fraud detection and improving our
website features) or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used. These third parties may have access to your personal
information to perform these tasks on our behalf.
We will share your information to law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other parties in order to respond to a
subpoena or court order, judicial process or to regulatory authorities, if we believe we are required to do so by law, or that
doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes.
We share your information with payment processors, fraud detection agencies and similar third parties for the purpose of
securing the site and protecting it against fraud, unauthorized transactions (such as money laundering), claims or other
Your personal information will also be disclosed if we go through a business transition such as a merger, sale, transfer of all
or a portion of Mygenie’s assets, acquisition, bankruptcy, or similar event. If we sell any business or assets, we will disclose
your data to the prospective buyer. If we or substantially all our assets are acquired by a third party, information held by us
about our users will be one of the transferred assets.
www.mygenienetwork.com takes industry standard protocols and technology to protect registered user information. All transactions
performed through www.mygenienetwork.com are conducted in Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session. The Secure Socket Layer encrypts all
transaction data for transmittal in a format that prevents data theft. This process protects all private information from
being disclosed to third parties.
Mygnie.com also protects registered user information offline. All registered user information is restricted within our
offices. Servers used to store personally identifiable information are housed in a secure supervised environment. In
addition, only www.mygenienetwork.com employees who need specific information to perform a task are granted access to personally
We take great care in maintaining the security of the site and your information and in preventing unauthorized access,
loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, or damage to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures.
However, the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, and although we will do our best to protect
your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the site; any transmission is at
your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent
Users who have registered to the Site agree to keep their password in strict confidence and not disclose such password to
any third party.
7. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Please note that MyGenie website contains links to third party sites and if you link to a third party site from our site, any
data you provide to that site and any use of that data by the third party are not under the control of MyGenie and are not
to personal information collected by our site www.mygenienetwork.com.
The fact that we link 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 read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites
8. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
This section describes the rights of California residents that are users of our Site under the California Consumer Privacy Act
of 2018 ("CCPA"). If you are a California resident, as of January 2020, you have certain rights regarding your personal
information. You have a right to request that we provide you with the following information:
- The categories or specific pieces of personal information that we collect about you.
- The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected.
- The purposes for collecting, using, or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- If we disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, the categories of personal information we have
disclosed in the prior twelve months.
- If we sold your personal information, the categories of personal information we have sold in the prior twelvemonths.
To make such requests, we kindly ask to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may verify your request using the
information associated with your account, including email address. Government identification may also be required. Users
can also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on their behalf.
You have a right to request that we delete your personal information under certain circumstances and exceptions. You also
have a right not to be discriminated against for exercising your rights under the CCPA. Note that we have provided most of
such term is defined in the CCPA) personal information and will not sell it without providing users with a right to opt out.