We believe you should be in control of your personal data. Consistent with this belief:
Our business model is to provide client initiatives to our members in exchange for their membership of our community. As such, we never sell our community members’ personal data. This is our promise and we want to be clear that we use third party cookies and other tracking technologies.
Like all other companies, XOOTS may from time to time receive requests for member data from third parties, like governmental entities and private parties engaged in civil litigation. Here are the key principles we stand by when evaluating these requests:
We collect personal data when you register to join our community, create a profile, and engage with our services. This personal data includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address, social media handles, work experience, and skills. We collect this data to help us identify and match the right opportunities for our community members. We use this data to inform our clients when we have the right team for their mission, and to help our community members find opportunities that are relevant to their skills and experience.
We use personal data to provide services to our community members and our clients. This includes, but is not limited to, matching community members with clients, offering training and development opportunities, and providing support for job finding and interview skills. We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal data to third parties. However, we may share your personal data with our clients if you have been selected to work on a project as a member of the client’s team. We will only share personal data that is necessary for the project and will ensure that our clients are bound by similar privacy policies and data protection measures.
We take the protection of personal data seriously and use appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized access, loss, theft, or alteration of personal data.
We maintain a log that tells us who has accessed member personal data and when. We actively evaluate data access logs and investigate any anomalies for data access. Only authorized XOOTS employees or associates are permitted to access member personal data when required to provide services and support. We do not store personal data longer than necessary. We will delete personal data when you ask us to, including if asked when you cancel your community membership.
You have the right to request access to your personal data, as well as the right to request its correction or deletion. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us at [insert email address].
We will notify you in case of any data breaches that may affect your personal data, in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We will reject, challenge, or object to any data access request from a governmental entity or civil litigant that we believe is invalid, overly broad, unclear, or otherwise inappropriate.
Data Privacy Definitions
Personal data: Any information that can be used to identify a person, including name, email address, phone number, and IP address.
Data controller: The organization or individual that determines the purpose and means of processing personal data.
Data processor: An organization or individual that processes personal data on behalf of a data controller.
Data subject: The person to whom the personal data relates.
Processing: Any operation performed on personal data, such as collection, storage, use, disclosure, or destruction.
Consent: The freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of a person’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data.
GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation, a data privacy regulation in the European Union that governs the processing of personal data.
CCPA: European Union Consumer Privacy Act, a data privacy law in European Union that regulates the collection, use, and sharing of personal information of European residents.
PII: Personally identifiable information, any information that can be used to identify a person.
Anonymization: The process of removing personal data so that it can no longer be associated with an individual.
De-identification: The process of removing personal data so that it can no longer be associated with an individual without the use of additional information.
Data breach: The unauthorized or accidental access, disclosure, or loss of personal data.
Right to be forgotten: The right of a person to request the deletion of their personal data from an organization’s records.
Privacy by design: The principle of designing products and services with privacy in mind from the outset.
By using the XOOTS website and its associated services, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
The XOOTS website (the “Site”) is an online platform connecting skilled professionals (“Members”) with companies or organizations seeking their services (“Clients”). XOOTS is not an employment agency, and the relationship between Members and Clients is that of independent contractors. XOOTS is not responsible for the actions or conduct of Members or Clients, or for any project outcomes.
2. Use of the Site
The Site is intended solely for personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from the Site.
3. Account Registration
To join the community, you must register. By registering, you agree to provide accurate and complete information and to keep your information updated. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. XOOTS reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account at any time for any reason.
Clients are responsible for paying fees to XOOTS for the services provided. XOOTS may charge a commission or other fee for the services provided. Fees are subject to change at any time, and the most current fees will be communicated to clients.
Community members and Clients must maintain the confidentiality of any information exchanged on the Site, including but not limited to project details and intellectual property. XOOTS is not responsible for any breach of confidentiality.
6. Dispute Resolution
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Site, including but not limited to disputes between Members and Clients, shall be resolved through mediation and/or arbitration in accordance with the rules of the European Union. The decision of the mediator or arbitrator shall be final and binding.
7. Limitation of Liability
XOOTS shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any loss of profits, revenue, data, or use, arising from the use or inability to use the Site or its services, even if XOOTS has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
8. Governing Law
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the European Union. Any legal action arising out of or in connection with the Site shall be brought in the state courts located in European Union. .
9. Changes to the Terms of Service
XOOTS reserves the right to modify or replace these terms and conditions at any time. The most current version of the terms and conditions will be posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes to the terms and conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these terms and conditions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org