Overview

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

  • myFreelance.co.za does not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties.

  • myFreelance.co.za does not share your contact information with other users or third parties without your consent.

  • Any personally identifiable information that you provide to myFreelance.co.za will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.

1. Information Collection

myFreelance.co.za is an online marketplace that connects Buyers with Sellers (freelancers). When you visit myFreelance.co.za you provide two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by myFreelance.co.za and website use information collected by myFreelance.co.za as you interact with the myFreelance.co.za website (the “Website”).

When you register with myFreelance.co.za as a User, you may be prompted to provide certain personal information, including, your name, your email address and your location. Additionally, when you establish your profile as a User 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. Users are not required to, but have the option to display their contact information (i.e. name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) to other Users who conduct searches of the myFreelance.co.za database.

When you enter the Website, myFreelance.co.za collects your IP address. This information is gathered for all myFreelance.co.za visitors. In addition, myFreelance.co.za 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. myFreelance.co.za uses session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, myFreelance.co.za uses a persistent cookie that stores your login ID to make it easier for you to login when you return to the Website. myFreelance.co.za members must have cookies enabled on their browser. Note: Cookie preferences are set within each browser’s Internet options/preferences.

If you post any 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. myFreelance.co.za is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

myFreelance.co.za is the sole owner of the information collected through the Website.

Information Use

myFreelance.co.za will not sell or rent any collected information to third parties. myFreelance.co.za 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 myFreelance.co.za members click the “I AGREE” checkbox on the registration form to agree to the myFreelance.co.za Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Accordingly, all registered users agree that certain profile information is accessible to other registered users.

myFreelance.co.za 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.

myFreelance.co.za 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 myFreelance.co.za. 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 myFreelance.co.za’s ads across the internet.

  • myFreelance.co.za 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 myFreelance.co.za.

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 may contain links to other websites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. myFreelance.co.za encourages its members to read the privacy policies of all websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by myFreelance.co.za.

Security

myFreelance.co.za takes industry standard protocols and technology to protect registered user information. myFreelance.co.za is a VeriSign Secure Site. Please click the VeriSign logo at the bottom of any page in the website to view our official VeriSign certificate. All transactions performed through myFreelance.co.za are conducted in a 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. While on a secure page, the lock icon at the bottom of a Web browser (i.e. Firefox or Chrome) becomes locked.

myFreelance.co.za also protects registered user information offline. All registered user information is restricted within our offices. In addition, only myFreelance.co.za employees who need specific information to perform a task are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Mandatory Communications

myFreelance.co.za sends all newly registered users a welcome email to verify their email addresses. At times, myFreelance.co.za sends service announcements to its Registered Users. Registered Users cannot unsubscribe from service announcements that discuss upcoming changes that affect their myFreelance.co.za accounts. In addition, we communicate with registered members via personal emails or phone calls to provide requested services.

Optional Communications

Registered users may receive monthly e-newsletters containing information on myFreelance.co.za products, services and announcements. Occasionally, registered users receive e-postcards that highlight special myFreelance.co.za announcements and features. Registered users can opt-out of the above listed communications. Please see our Choice/Opt-out section below.

Choice/Opt-out

Upon registration, users can opt-out of myFreelance.co.za ‘s option communications. Additionally, registered users can, at any time, modify their myFreelance.co.za email (service announcement) preferences by updating their account information.

Notification of Changes

myFreelance.co.za reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If myFreelance.co.za alters its Privacy Policy, it will promptly post all changes in the Users’ Announcement areas. By continuing to use myFreelance.co.za after changes have been made to this policy, you are consenting to the changes.

2. Disclaimers

Social Login Disclaimer

Social Logins allow for single sign-up using existing information from social networking sites. myFreelance.co.za is approved by Facebook, google+, and LinkedIn for Social Login through making our Privacy Policy publicly available and easily accessible. Our Privacy Policy also gives our users the scope of the data collected and use of that data collected on myFreelance.co.za.

By logging in through Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, or any other Social Login we may accept in the future, you consent to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service as well as the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service of Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and etc. Please review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for the Social Login you may be using to determine the collection and usage of data per the previously mentioned Social Login services you may be using.

Disclosure of All Financial Transactions on User Profiles Disclaimer

myFreelance.co.za discloses all of the financial transactions on profiles of Users for the benefit of all users. The disclosure of the financial transactions is for the benefit of all users in making intelligent and informed choices in regards to accepting jobs from Sellers.