Privacy Policy

Last Modification: January 27, 2015

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Describeit we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Describeit collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Describeit’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Describeit’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Describeit may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Describeit also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users viewing profiles of Describeit.com companies. Describeit only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Describeit’s websites choose to interact with Describeit in ways that require Describeit to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Describeit gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask contractors who sign up for an account at Describeit.com to provide a full name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Describeit – by purchasing a contractor’s proposal from a Describeit.com company, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Describeit collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Describeit. Describeit does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Describeit may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Describeit may monitor the most popular company profiles on the Describeit.com site. Describeit may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Describeit does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Describeit discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Describeit’s behalf or to provide services available at Describeit’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Describeit’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Describeit will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Describeit discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Describeit believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Describeit, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Describeit account and have supplied your email address, Describeit may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Describeit and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Describeit takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Describeit uses cookies to help Describeit identify and track visitors, their usage of the Describeit website, and their website access preferences. Describeit visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Describeit’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Describeit websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Describeit, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Describeit goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Describeit may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Describeit may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Describeit’s sole discretion. Describeit encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • April 07, 2014: Original draft of the privacy policy