Our primary goals in collecting, using and processing information via the Platform are to provide Users with access to and use of our Platform, to improve and further develop our Platform and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Site.
In the course of using the Platform (whether as a Client or Contractor), we may ask you to provide us with, or grant us access to, or permission to obtain, certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you; personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, company name, email address, postal address, work experience and interests, and phone number (”Information“). If you use the Platform to make or receive payments, we will also collect certain Personal Information such as credit card information, Swipe, PayPal or other financial account information, and billing address. We may collect additional Personal Information to validate your identity, such as your date of birth, place of birth or taxpayer identification number. We may request documents to verify this information, such as a copy of your government-issued identification or photo, and we may authenticate it against third party databases or request a credit report.
As further described in our Terms of Service, you may register or input data onto our Platform directly via the Site or by logging into your account with certain third party social networking services (including, but not limited to, LinkedIn or Facebook) (“SNS”) via our Site. If you choose to input data via an SNS, we will use the Personal Information you have provided to the SNS (such as your ”real” name, email address, gender, prior experience and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) to modify and update your account; the information we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with the SNS. Other than what we may share with the SNS as described below, the Personal Information an SNS has about you is obtained by the SNS independent of our Platform, and SECUR1TY is not responsible for its accuracy, legality, or non-infringement. You may link your SECUR1TY account to your SNS account, in which case the SNS may share certain information about you with other SNS users, as well as sharing certain information about other SNS users with you. You represent that you are authorized to use your SNS account for the purposes described herein without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern the SNS, and without obligating SECUR1TY to pay any fees or making SECUR1TY subject to any usage limitations imposed by such SNS. You can disable the link between your SECUR1TY account and your SNS account at any time though the “Settings” section of the Site. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY SNS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH SNS. If your SNS account terminates, then functions enabled through the link between your SECUR1TY account and your SNS account will terminate as well. We also collect other information that you provide in connection with your use of the Platform (e.g., zip code (on its own) and individual preferences) (“Non-Identifying Information”). We collect additional Non-Identifying Information from Clients in the form of information related to jobs posted via the Platform (e.g., budget, location, history of job listings, timing of job performance and feedback/rating information). We also collect additional Non-Identifying Information from Contractors in connection with Contractor profiles (e.g., information on jobs previously performed, skills, tests taken, hourly pay rates and feedback/rating information).
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the Platform, complete your transactions, and administer your inquiries. Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other SECUR1TY Users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Platform, and to analyze and understand how our Site and Platform are used, and to generate general industry analysis. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or restrictions.
When you register for the Platform, you will be opting-in to receive SECUR1TY emails, newsletters, marketing and/or promotional materials. , we will also use your Personal Information to send this content to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, you can opt-out or customize the type of messages you receive from SECUR1TY by visiting the ‘Notifications” section under ‘Account Settings”, or by clicking on the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of SECUR1TY emails, or by emailing us at [email protected] Please note that any such opt-out applies solely to marketing related emails. SECUR1TY will still need to communicate with you via email with regarding non-marketing related matters related to the Platform and you acknowledge and agree that SECUR1TY has the right to do so.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Platform, to provide the services of the Platform on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, fraud detection and improvement of the Siteʼs features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Platform are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Although we ensure that our third party agents (“Agents”) receiving your information are bound by confidentiality obligations. SECUR1TY is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any issues that may arise regarding the Privacy Policies of any of its agents, affiliates, advertiser and/or any other third parties. By using this website, you do hereby agree to hold SECUR1TY indemnify, defend and hold harmless SECUR1TY from any claims and/or damages that may arise from the actions of any of SECUR1TYʼs Agents, affiliates and/or advertisers.
As part of the Platform, we may collect information and communication transferred between Client and Contractor, including without limitation the Work Product. Such data may include information input, sent or delivered by the Contractor or Client such as a memo, project details and timeline and responses to queries. SECUR1TY may use this information for statistical analysis, product development, marketing and research. Except as noted above, we do not treat information contained in these communications as Personal Information, but we may use such information in association with Personal Information, and we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
While SECUR1TY takes security and privacy very seriously, SECUR1TY is not a HIPAA Business Associate and the SECUR1TY Platform is not HIPAA-compliant and should not be used to store any protected health information (“PHI”). You agree that you will not upload or store any documents containing PHI. To do so would be a violation of our Terms of Service.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as ”phishing” are of great concern to SECUR1TY. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your account ID, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. We suggest advise you not to respond to and to promptly report any email or telephone communication purporting to be from SECUR1TY in which such information is collected. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commissionʼs website.
If you choose to use the Platform as a Contractor, you will be able to create a profile, which will be publicly viewable via the Platform. Such profile information may include, but not limited to, profile picture, name, location, information on jobs previously performed via the Platform and outside the Platform, skills, tests taken, hourly pay rates and feedback/rating information. You may edit your Contractor profile via your account.
If you choose to post a job listing via the Platform as a Client, the contents of such job listing will be viewable via the Platform. Job listings may include information such as budget, location, history of job listing by the Client, Client feedback and rating information and timing of job performance. If you choose to apply for a job as a Contractor via the Platform, we will share with the applicable Client information related to your application, including, but not limited to, the information contained in your Client profile.
We collect feedback from users about their experience with other users of the Platform. Please note that any User feedback provided via the Platform will be publicly viewable via the Platform.
SECUR1TY cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of SECUR1TY or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
All registered users may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in their registration profile by contacting us or by making edits via their accounts. If you completely delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If you would like us to delete your account in our system, please contact us at [email protected] If you have a Contractor or Client profile on the Platform, you may update the information stored in your profile by logging in to your account. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request; however, your Personal Information may remain in our archives. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. Please bear in mind that neither you nor SECUR1TY can delete all copies of information that has been previously shared with others on the Site.
SECUR1TY is very concerned with safeguarding your Personal Information. The security of such Personal Information is important to us. But remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). In some cases, we also encrypt sensitive information where it is stored on our systems. When you use the Platform to share Work Product and Personal Information, that Work Product and Personal Information will be made available to the Users with whom you agree to share such information. These Users, and not SECUR1TY will be responsible for the privacy and security of your Work Product and Personal Information in accordance with the terms of any arrangement, including, without limitation, any non-disclosure agreement entered into with these other Users.
Our Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third partyʼs 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. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
This Site is not directed to persons under 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at [email protected] If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our files.
It is free to join SECUR1TY as a Client or a Contractor and there are no charges to post projects or to submit bids to work on projects.
After a bid for a project has been accepted, payment equal to (1) the bid amount, plus (2) a 12% service fee, plus (3) a 3% transaction fee is transferred to SECUR1TY. SECUR1TY holds on to the money until the project is completed. Then, SECUR1TY transfers to the Contractor a payment equal to the (1) bid amount, less (2) a 5% service fee. For purposes of transparency, we show all service and transaction fees to the Contractor and Client during the bidding process.
To illustrate our fees, if a Client accepts a Contractor bid of $1,000, the Client will pay to SECUR1TY $1,150 ($1,000 bid + $120 service fee + $30 transaction fee). Once work is complete, SECUR1TY will transfer to Contractor $950 ($1,000 bid - $50 service fee).
This is the only required cost of using SECUR1TY. In the future, we may offer optional costs for Clients and Contractors looking to enhance their success on the platform, but they are voluntary in nature. If you have further questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Unless otherwise agreed to in a writing signed by both Client and Contractor, the terms and conditions of the Service Contract are as set forth in this Service Contract Policy. Client and Contractor may not agree to any other terms and conditions that affect the rights or responsibilities of SECUR1TY as described herein. Capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined will have the definitions provided in the Terms of Service.
Contractor will perform Services in a professional and workmanlike manner and will timely deliver any agreed-upon Work Product.
Client will pay SECUR1TY the agreed-upon amount for the approved project in accordance with Section 3 of the Agreement.
Client may terminate at any time but may not recover any payments already made. Contractor may terminate the Service Contract at any time if no payment by Client has been made. If a payment has been made on a Contract, Contractor may terminate only with Clientʼs prior written consent.
Client hereby grants Contractor a limited, non-exclusive, revocable (at any time, at Clientʼs sole discretion) license to use instructions, materials, information and any other intellectual property that Client provides to Contractor in connection with a particular Service Contract (collectively, the “Client Materials”), and the intellectual property rights therein, solely for the performance of the Services. Client reserves all other rights and interest in and to the Client Materials. Upon completion or termination of the Service Contract, or upon written request by Client, Contractor will immediately return all Client Materials to Client and further agrees to purge all copies of Client Materials and Work Product contained in or on Contractorʼs premises, systems or any other equipment otherwise under Contractorʼs control. Within ten (10) days of Clientʼs request, Contractor agrees to provide written certification to Client that all Client Materials have been returned or purged.
Contractor will make full and prompt disclosure to Client of all inventions, discoveries, designs, developments, methods, modifications, improvements, ideas, products, processes, algorithms, databases, computer programs, formulae, techniques, know-how, trade secrets, graphics or images, and audio or visual works and other works of authorship (collectively, “Developments”), whether or not patentable or copyrightable, that are created, made, conceived or reduced to practice by Contractor for Client during the term of the Service Contract that results from the Services (“Work Product”). Contractor acknowledges that all work performed by Contractor is on a “work for hire” basis, and Contractor hereby assigns and transfers and, to the extent any such assignment cannot be made at present, will assign and transfer, to Client and its successors and assigns all Contractorʼs right, title and interest in all Work Product, and all related patents, patent applications, trademarks and trademark applications, service marks and service mark applications, copyrights and copyright applications, and other intellectual property rights in all countries and territories worldwide and under any international conventions.
Contractor will cooperate fully with Client, both during and after the term of the Service Contract, with respect to the procurement, maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property rights in, to or that claim or cover the Work Product. Contractor will sign, both during and after the term of the Service Contract, all papers, including without limitation copyright applications, patent applications, declarations, oaths, assignments of priority rights, and powers of attorney, which Client may deem necessary or desirable in order to protect its rights and interests in any Work Product. If Client is unable, after reasonable effort, to secure Contractorʼs signature on any such papers, Contractor hereby irrevocably designates and appoints each current and future officer of Client as Contractorʼs agent and attorney-in-fact to execute any such papers on Contractorʼs behalf, and to take any and all actions as Contractor may deem necessary or desirable in order to protect its rights and interests in any Work Product.
If Contractor incorporates any Development that Contractor has, alone or jointly with others, conceived, developed or reduced to practice prior to the date of the Service Contract that Contractor considers to be Contractorʼs property or the property of third parties and that Contractor wishes to have excluded from the scope of the Service Contract (collectively, “Pre-Existing Developments”) into the Work Product, Contractor hereby grants Client and its affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, paid-up, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide license (with the full right to sublicense directly, or indirectly through multiple tiers) to (a) copy, distribute, display, perform, and create derivative works of the Pre-Existing Developments, in whole or in part; and (b) use or otherwise practice the Pre-Existing Developments, in whole or in part, including without limitation, the right and license to develop, manufacture, have manufactured, market, promote, sell, have sold, offer for sale, have offered for sale, import, have imported, rent, provide and/or lease products or services which practice or embody, or are configured for use in practicing, the Pre-Existing Developments and the right to practice any method covered by or included in the Pre-Existing Developments. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Contractor will not incorporate, or permit to be incorporated, Pre-Existing Developments in any Work Product without Clientʼs prior written consent.
“Confidential Information” means, subject to the exceptions set forth in the following sentence, any information or data, regardless of whether it is in tangible form, disclosed by a Client or a Contractor (the “Disclosing Party”) that the Disclosing Party has either marked as confidential or proprietary, or has identified in writing as confidential or proprietary within thirty (30) days of disclosure to a Contractor (in the case of Client as the Disclosing Party) or a Client (in the case of Contractor as the Disclosing Party) (the “Receiving Party”) or which would be apparent to a reasonable person, familiar with Disclosing Partyʼs business and the industry in which each operates, to be of a confidential or proprietary nature the maintenance of which is important to the Disclosing Party; provided, however, that reports and/or information related to or regarding the Services or Work Product, or a Disclosing Partyʼs business plans, strategies, technology, research and development, current and prospective customers, billing records, and products or services will be deemed Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party even if not so marked or identified, unless such information is the subject of any of the exceptions set forth in the following sentence. Information and data will not be deemed Confidential Information hereunder if such information: (a) is known to the Receiving Party prior to receipt from the Disclosing Party directly or indirectly from a source other than one having an obligation of confidentiality to the Disclosing Party; (b) becomes known (independently of disclosure by the Disclosing Party) to the Receiving Party directly or indirectly from a source other than one having an obligation of confidentiality to the Disclosing Party; (c) becomes publicly known or otherwise ceases to be secret or confidential, except through a breach of this Agreement by the Receiving Party; or (d) is independently developed by the Receiving Party.
The Receiving Party acknowledges that it will have access to the Disclosing Partyʼs Confidential Information. The Receiving Party agrees that it will not (i) use any such Confidential Information in any way, for its own account or the account of any third party, except for the exercise of its rights and performance of its obligations under this Agreement or a Services Contract, as applicable, or (ii) disclose any such Confidential Information to any party, other than furnishing such Confidential Information to its (a) employees who are required to have access to the Confidential Information in connection with the exercise of Receiving Partyʼs rights and performance of its obligations under this Agreement or a Services Contract, as applicable, and (b) professional advisers (e.g., lawyers and accountants); provided, however, that any and all such employees and advisers are bound by agreements or, in the case of professional advisers, ethical duties, to treat, hold and maintain such Confidential Information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Services Contract Policy. The Receiving Party agrees that it will not allow any unauthorized person access to Disclosing Partyʼs Confidential Information, and that Receiving Party will take all action reasonably necessary to protect the confidentiality of such Confidential Information, including implementing and enforcing procedures to minimize the possibility of unauthorized use or copying of such Confidential Information. In the event that the Receiving Party is required by law to make any disclosure of any of Disclosing Partyʼs Confidential Information, by subpoena, judicial or administrative order or otherwise, the Receiving Party will first give written notice of such requirement to the Disclosing Party, and will permit the Disclosing Party to intervene in any relevant proceedings to protect its interests in the Confidential Information, and provide full cooperation and assistance to the Disclosing Party in seeking to obtain such protection.
Contractor will not disclose to Client any information that constitutes material, non-public information about any third party, information that Contractor has a duty or obligation to keep confidential (whether by agreement, law, rule, regulation, fiduciary duty, or other similar obligation or restriction), information the disclosure of which would be in violation of securities laws and/or information that is proprietary to a third party (including past or present employers or companies for which Contractor have consulted) and not owned solely by Contractor.
If and when Confidential Information is no longer needed for the performance of Services for the relevant Contract, or at Clientʼs or Contractorʼs written request (which may be made at any time at Clientʼs or Contractorʼs sole discretion), Client or Contractor (as the case may be) will promptly destroy or return all Confidential Information and any copies thereof contained in or on its premises, systems, or any other equipment otherwise under its control. Each of Client or Contractor, as applicable, agrees to provide written certification to the party disclosing the Confidential Information of compliance with this Section 7.3 within ten (10) days after the receipt of Disclosing Partyʼs written request to certify.
Without limiting Section 7.1 above (Confidentiality), Client and Contractor will not publish, or cause to be published, any Confidential Information or Work Product, except as may be necessary for performance of Services for a Services Contract or except as the Disclosing Party will permit.
The intent is that Contractors will be properly classified as independent contractors of Client and Client agrees (a) that Client does not in any way supervise, direct, or control Contractorʼs work, (b) that Client does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control Contractorʼs work hours and location of work, and (c) Client does not provide Contractor with training or equipment needed for any Contract. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Client assumes all liability for proper classification of Contractors as independent contractors or employees based on applicable legal guidelines.
This Agreement does not create a partnership or agency relationship between Client and Contractor. Contractor does not have authority to enter into written or oral — whether implied or express — contracts on behalf of Client. Contractor acknowledges that SECUR1TY does not, in any way, supervise, direct, or control Contractorʼs work or Services performed in any manner. SECUR1TY does not set Contractorʼs work hours and location of work. SECUR1TY will not provide Contractor with training or equipment needed for any Service Contract. SECUR1TY will not deduct any amount for withholding, unemployment, Social Security, or other taxes as it would in the case of an employee. Client and Contractor will be solely responsible for all tax returns and payments required to be filed with or made to any federal, state, or local tax authority, in any nation, with respect to Contractorʼs performance of Services.
Client may not require an exclusive relationship between Client and Contractor. Contractor, as an independent contractor, is free at all times to provide Services to persons or businesses other than Client, including any competitor of Client.
Client and Contractor each will (i) create and maintain records to document satisfaction of its obligations under this Agreement and any Service Contract, including without limitation its payment obligations and compliance with tax laws, and (ii) provide copies of such records to SECUR1TY upon request. SECUR1TY, or SECUR1TYʼs advisors or agents, will have the right, but not the obligation, to routinely, but no more frequently than annually, audit Contractorʼs operations and records to confirm compliance. Nothing in this provision should be construed as providing SECUR1TY with the right or obligation to supervise or monitor the actual Services performed by Contractor.
SECUR1TY is hereby named as a third party beneficiary of each Service Contract. Clients and Contractors understand and agree that SECUR1TY is an intended third party beneficiary of each Service Contract and that SECUR1TY, as intended third party beneficiary of each Service Contract, has the right to directly enforce all rights and obligations under the Service Contract.
All Service Contracts will be governed by the minimum terms and conditions of this Services Contract Policy.
The terms and conditions set forth in this Service Contract Policy and any additional or different terms expressly agreed by Client and Contractor will constitute the entire agreement and understanding of Client and Contractor with respect to each Service Contract and will cancel and supersede any other prior or contemporaneous discussions, agreements, representations, warranties, and/or other communications between them.