Privacy Policy


A. Scope


This Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information for our Service on Skymind and related websites, tools, and applications. It applies generally to information collected on the www.skymind.io website and content (the "Site") or though the use of our Service. Capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth herein or in the Terms of Service posted on the Site.

By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new Users and is otherwise effective on June 1, 2016.

B. Types of Data

We Collect "Personal Data" means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, company, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. "Anonymous Data" means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.

You can browse our Website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Data about yourself. Once you give us your Personal Data, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with Personal Data, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States.

We may collect and store the following Personal Data:
  • E-mail address, phone number and physical contact information.
  • Community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our Website, and correspondence sent to us.
  • Other information from your interaction with our Website, Service, and content, including device ID, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, IP address and standard web log information.
  • Information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data.
  • If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
  • Other supplemental information from third parties.

Information Collected via Technology

To make our Website and Service more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.

We also use cookies and URL information to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and which you viewed. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Website. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

Information Collected from Third Party Companies

We may receive Personal and/or Anonymous Data about you from companies that provide our Service by way of a co-branded or private-labeled website or companies or individuals that offer their products on our Website or through our Service. These third party companies and individuals may supply us with Personal Data. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via our Website in order to improve the Service we provide.

Registration and Sharing Through Third-Party Services

We may offer single sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to sign into Service. With your permission, Skymind may also transfer to Skymind profile information contained in your third-party profile. Skymind may also, for your use, enable you to import information about who you are connected to, as well as enable you to share information with those third-party sites. If you wish to discontinue such sharing, you will be able to do so through your preference page.

Information You Share on Skymind

Some (mostly optional) information you provide, such as your full name, may be displayed throughout the Website (and so available to the public) and connected to all of your Skymind activity. Notices sent to other Users about suspicious activity and policy violations on our Site refer to specific items. So if you associate your name with your items, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Skymind items.

If you access our Site from a shared computer or a computer in an Internet café, certain information about you may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.

C. Use of Your Personal Data

Our primary purpose in collecting Personal Data is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience.

You agree that we may use your Personal Data to:
  • Facilitate the creation of and secure your account on our network.
  • Identify you as a member in the system.
  • Send you a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your account was created.
  • Respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests.
  • Provide the Service and customer support you request.
  • Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; prevent, detect, and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Service.
  • Customize, measure and improve our Service and content.
  • Tell you about our Service, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences.
  • Compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.
  • And and other uses as described when we collect the information.

Creation of Anonymous Data

We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Service and improve site navigation. We reserve the right to use Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in our sole discretion.

D. Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data

We may disclose Personal Data to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

We may also share your Personal Data with:
  • Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as agencies, affiliate and rewards programs).
  • Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service).
  • Law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other Skymind Member to legal liability. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, e-mail address, User ID history, IP address, fraud complaints, bidding and listing history, and anything else we may deem relevant to the investigation.
  • Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or any parent company, subsidiaries, or other companies under a common control. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Data. If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.) In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, your Personal Data may also be transferred as a business asset.

E. No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

We and our Users do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your Skymind communication preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. We do not rent or sell these e-mail addresses.

F. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Data

You may change any of your Personal Data in your account by editing your profile within your account or by sending an e-mail to us at the e-mail address set forth below. You may request deletion of your Personal Data by us, but please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your Personal Data from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain Personal Data from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our User Agreement, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

G. Security

Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other Users may abuse or misuse your Personal Data that they collect from the Website. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Data or private communications will always remain private.

H. Security

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others on our Website or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Skymind does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your Personal Data to others.

I. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision. You can review the most current version of the Privacy Policy at any time at here. Skymind reserves the right to update and change the Privacy Policy by posting updates and changes to the Site. You are advised to check the Privacy Policy from time to time for any updates or changes that may impact you. Any changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Service. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of Personal Data that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Personal Data, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your account with us. Continued use of our Site or Service following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.