Privacy Policy

Feel free to read our privacy policy in detail below, but in short, we only collect information about you and how you use GovPros to make GovPros better. We use cookies but never share any of your information unless necessary (things like preventing fraud or being required to do so by law).

Introduction

At GovPros, we collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy. This document is part of GovPros’s Terms of Use, and by using GovProsvcs.com (the “Website”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Personal Identifying Information

“Personal Identifying Information” is defined as any information that can be used to identify, contact or locate the person to whom such information pertains, which we might collect and maintain, subject to the terms and conditions enunciated below, and which will be subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of such collection.

Information Collection

GovPros is an online marketplace that connects businesses with Freelancers. When you visit GovPros you provide two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by GovPros and website use information collected by GovPros as you interact with the GovPros website (the “Website”).

When you register with GovPros as a Freelancer or as an Employer, you provide certain personal information, including, your name, your e-mail 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, e-mail address, etc.) to Employers who conduct searches of the GovPros database.

When you enter the Website, GovPros collects your I.P. address. This information is gathered for all GovPros visitors. In addition, GovPros 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. GovPros uses session I.D. cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, GovPros uses a persistent cookie that stores your login I.D. (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you return to the Website. GovPros 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. GovPros is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. GovPros is the sole owner of the information collected through the Website.

Information Use

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

GovPros records I.P. 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. I.P. 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.

GovPros 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.

Disclosure of your Personal Data

In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Use of personal data” section above, we may disclose details about you to: our affiliates; third parties that provide services to us and/or our affiliates, such as our lawyers; competent authorities (including courts and supervisory or other authorities); your advisers or where applicable, your employer; credit reference agencies or other organizations that help us make decisions and reduce the incidence of fraud; and other third parties that reasonably require access to personal data relating to you for one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Use of personal data” section above.

Where you have chosen to connect your GovPros account to your Facebook or LinkedIn account we may share, disclose, and transfer personal data to Facebook or LinkedIn, as applicable. This permission will be requested when you connect your accounts. If you have given this permission you may then disable this function at any time by changing your Facebook, LinkedIn or GovPros account settings (as applicable).

Where appropriate, before disclosing personal data to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data and to comply with applicable law.

Google Analytics & AdWords

Google Analytics: Anonymous (ad delivery domain, browser type, audience, language settings, page view, date and time), anonymous (I.P. address). It is used 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 GovPros. This allows us to better use our paid advertising budget.

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

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

Sharing of Data

  • GovPros will in no way, share your personal information with third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the GovPros Website and service. GovPros currently use Google Analytics (traffic analysis, SEO optimization), MailChimp (mailing list management), Postmark (transactional e-mail delivery) and Desk (e-mail support). Below we will explain in detail which data these third parties exactly extract. Please check out their privacy policy for more details.

Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier be is a string of letters and numbers sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The ID is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This allows the webserver to identify and scan the web browser.

At this time, we are in the “implied consent” policy, which means that we believe you are satisfied with this use. If you are not pleased with the Policy, then you should not use this Site.

We may use persistent cookies and session cookies on the Site. Session cookies would be removed from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until you delete them or until they reach the specified expiration date.

We’ll use session cookies to track you as you browse the Site; preventing fraud and increasing site security. We will use permanent cookies to allow our Site to identify you when you visit and monitor your preferences for the use of our Site.

Use of the Data

We only use your personal information to provide you the GovPros services or to communicate with you about the services or the Website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • administer the Website;

• Improve your browsing experience by personalizing your Site.

• Permit use of services available on this Site.

• Send commercial communications (other than marketing).

• Send you an e-mail you specifically requested.

• Handling inquiries or complaints about you or your connection to the Site.

• Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions applicable to the use of this Site.
We use industry-standard methods to protect against unauthorized access to data about you that we manage, including personal information.

Except in the following cases, we will not share personal information provided by you without your consent.

  • doing so makes it appropriate to carry out your own appeal;
  • we believe it’s needed to enforce our Terms of Use as its legally required;
  • we believe it’s needed to detect and prevent technical issues;
  • Otherwise protect our property, legal rights.

For example, we may send marketing e-mails related to third parties who may be interested in using the GovPros or GovPros website or who may be in contact with you. We may also use this technology to alert us by e-mail confirmation when opening an e-mail from us. If you do not want to receive e-mail from GovPros, please do not receive the e-mail at the bottom of the GovPros e-mail or edit your profile settings. If you do not want to receive an e-mail from GovPros, please opt-out of receiving e-mails at the bottom of any GovPros e-mails or by editing your profile preferences.

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 to Other Website

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

Third-Party Services

This Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Sites link.

Security

GovPros takes industry-standard protocols and technology to protect registered user information. All transactions performed through GovPros 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.

GovPros 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 GovPros employees who need specific information to perform a task are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Choice/Opt-Out

Upon registration, users can opt-out of GovPros’s options communications. Additionally, registered users can, at any time, modify their GovPros e-mail (service announcement) preferences by updating their account information.

Children’s Policy

Children under the age of 13 should not use GovProsvcs.com. When using the Website, you represent that you have the legal capacity to enter into a binding agreement.

Notification of Changes

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

Government Inquiry

We reserve the right to share your personal information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities. However, we shall intimate you of such a situation promptly. In such a scenario, where the law mandates, GovPros, to share your personal information, we may not require your consent.

Do Not Track

GovPros does track its customers over time and across third-party websites to provide intelligent advertising and does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. In addition, some third-party sites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve your content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your web browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked. Please review your web browser’s internet options for more details.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@GovProsvcs.com

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