Last revised on March 31, 2014
• We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Tradescraper, its Members and Visitors, and the public.
1. What information we collect
1.3. Profile InformationYou can add professional details – like your job title, education, and skills – to your profile. A complete profile helps you be found by other people for opportunities. It also means we can show you relevant ads and content. After you create an account , you may choose to provide additional information on your Tradescraper profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and educational background. You can list honors, awards, professional affiliations, Tradescraper Group memberships, networking objectives, companies or individuals that you follow, and other information including content. With your approval, your connections may provide recommendations and endorsements of you. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from Tradescraper by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals, opportunities, and information; and help recruiters and business opportunities find you. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off Tradescraper.
1.5. Using the Tradescraper Sites and ApplicationsWe collect information when you visit Tradescraper, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on Tradescraper. We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) the Tradescraper websites, applications (for example, Tradescraper for iPhone or Android), Tradescraper platform technology (such as “Share on Tradescraper” plugins for publishers) or other Services. For example, we collect information when you view or click on ads, join and participate in groups, participate in polls, install a Tradescraper mobile application, and share articles on Tradescraper. If you are logged in on Tradescraper.com or another Service or a Tradescraper cookie on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data described in Section 1.10 of this policy, such as your IP address, will be associated with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.
1.6. Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party SitesWe collect information when you use your Tradescraper account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include Tradescraper plugins. We receive information when you use your Tradescraper account to log in to a third-party website or application. Also, when you visit a third-party site that embeds Tradescraper professional plugins (such as “Share on Tradescraper” for publishers) we receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. If you are logged in as a Member when you visit sites with Tradescraper plugins, we use this information to recommend tailored content to you .
1.8. Advertising Technologies and Web BeaconsWe target ads to you on and off Tradescraper, based on information you included in your profile and your use of Tradescraper. We give you a number of ways to opt out of these ads, including through the Ad Choices icon shown with any Tradescraper ads on third-party sites. If you do not want to receive Tradescraper ads on third-party sites, you can opt out. We target ads to Members and Visitors both on and off Tradescraper through a variety of ad networks and ad exchanges, using:
• Advertising technologies like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers as permitted by mobile platforms both on and off Tradescraper;
• Member-provided profile information and categories;
• Information inferred from a Member’s profile (for example, using job titles to infer age, industry, seniority, and compensation bracket; or names to infer gender);
• Your use of Tradescraper (for example, your Tradescraper search history, who you follow or is following you on Tradescraper etc.) or clicking on a Tradescraper ad;
• Information from advertising partners which we use to help deliver ads more relevant to you.We do not share personally identifiable information with any third-party advertiser or ad network, although your profile is visible to other Members and through public search depending on your settings. Tradescraper ads that are delivered on third-party sites contain the label “Ads by Tradescraper.” You may opt out of (i) these ads served to you on third-party sites and/or (ii) us using information from advertising partners to target ads. If you wish to not receive targeted ads from most third party companies, you may opt-out by, as applicable, clicking on the “Ads by Tradescraper” link in or next to the ad .Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads or targeted ads by companies not listed with these opt-out tools.
1.10. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile DeviceWe collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access Tradescraper. This information helps us improve and secure our Services. When you visit or leave Tradescraper sites or apps (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a plugin on a third-party site, we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on Tradescraper. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Tradescraper using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you local information on our mobile applications. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to Tradescraper, and of course Tradescraper will honor your settings. In the case of our Android apps, you will be provided notice of the types of data (e.g. location) that will be sent to us. If you choose to use our app after this notice, we process this data to enable registration or preview product features for you (e.g. jobs near you). If you choose not to become a Member, we will delete this information.
1.11. OtherWe are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services. Tradescraper is a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information (for example, when the Endorsements feature launched, we began collecting information about skills for which Members were endorsed and the individuals who endorsed them). Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information. All registered members and users rate each other in order to maintain secure and satisfying services for every user, either registered or not.
2. How we use your personal informationAt Tradescraper, we take pride in our mantra of “Members first,” which means that above all else we strive to use your information to provide you world-class services in a professional and trustworthy manner.
2.2. Tradescraper CommunicationsWe communicate with you using Tradescraper messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also may send promotional messages to your Tradescraper inbox. You can change your email settings at any time. We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Tradescraper websites or apps, messages to your Tradescraper inbox, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use Tradescraper, new features, updates about other Members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communication; these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of Tradescraper. These communication messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your email settings or in the applicable account settings. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from Tradescraper.
2.3. User CommunicationsWith certain communications you send on Tradescraper, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information. Many communications that you initiate through Tradescraper (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network (for example, how many people are in your network). Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your contact information will be shared with that individual.
2.4. Customized ContentWe use the information you provide on your profile to customize your experience on Tradescraper. We use information that you provide to us to customize your experience and the experiences of others on Tradescraper. For example, when you sign in to your account, we may display the names of new Members who have recently joined your network or recent updates from your connections and companies you follow. We also use aggregated information from your network and other users to show you content, such as news and presentations relevant to you, your industry, or your profession.
2.6. SearchTradescraper helps you search for other professionals, companies, groups, professional content, buy leads-sell leads and products. You can search for Products, Members, information about companies, and community content from Tradescraper Groups on Tradescraper. For example, you can find Members with particular expertise or experience, or Members that you may know from your industry or profession. You can also find information about companies. You can also find content from Tradescraper Groups. We use personal information from Tradescraper, including Member profiles, Groups content, and Company Pages, to inform and refine our search service.
2.7. GroupsYou are responsible for any information you post on Tradescraper, and this content will be accessible to others. If you participate in Tradescraper Groups, share content on your Network Update Stream, or import a blog or other content, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other Members in these forums, developers, and other third parties. Tradescraper is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. Some content in Tradescraper Groups may be public and searchable on the Internet if the group owner has not closed the group for public discussions. You can identify closed groups by the padlock icon next to the group name. You can remove your Tradescraper Groups posts at any time. However, others may have copied and used the information that you shared.
2.8. Testimonials and Advertisements Placed through Tradescraper AdsIf you provide any testimonials about our goods or services or place advertisements through the Tradescraper Ads, we may post those testimonials and examples of advertisements you place in connection with our promotion of these services to third parties. Testimonials and advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided
2.9. Talent Recruiting, Marketing and Sales SolutionsWe offer a premium service to our members, which can be used to search for, organize, and communicate with other members or offer business opportunities. Subscribers to this service may export limited information from Members’ public profiles to effectively manage candidate sourcing. You can control how your information is exported by changing which parts of your public profile are accessible to search engines. We offer customized people-search functionality along with organizational and communications tools , marketing and sales solutions. We do not provide email or other contact information to these subscribers. However, if you post that information as part of your profile it will be available to them and others. A recruiter or other such subscriber may also manage and store information it has independently obtained about you outside of our Services, such as a resume, in connection with Tradescraper’s platform. Any personal information obtained independently of Tradescraper services will not be added by Tradescraper to your profile and is not under Tradescraper ’s control but is subject to the policies of the Tradescraper recruiting, marketing or sales solution subscriber. We store such information on behalf of such subscriber who can remove it at any time. We do not further process such information.
2.10. Pages for Companies, Schools, Influencers, and Other EntitiesCompanies and other entities can create pages on Tradescraper. If you follow one of these pages, you’ll be listed as one of the company’s followers, and non-identifiable information about you will be provided to the page’s administrators. Tradescraper allows companies, schools, charities, and other organizations as well as thought leaders and influencers to create pages dedicated to their brand, business, and mission. These pages are public, and any communications or information shared through them will be accessible by the entity that created them. If you follow a person or organization, you will be listed among its followers, which can be viewed by others. Tradescraper uses aggregate information about followers and viewers to provide data about its performance (for example, visits and updates).
2.11. Compliance with Legal Process and Other DisclosuresWe may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement. It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if Tradescraper has a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Tradescraper, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.
2.12. Service ProvidersWe may employ third parties to help us with the Services. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to LinkedIn not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
3. Your Choices & Obligations
3.1. Rights to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Information, and Closing Your AccountYou can change your Tradescraper information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account. You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Tradescraper regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account(s), your information will generally be removed from the Service within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below. Please note: Information you have shared with others (for example, through network updates, content sharing, or Tradescraper Groups) or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. Tradescraper Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of Tradescraper, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
3.3. Your ObligationsPlease respect the terms of our User Agreement, our Policies, and your fellow Members. As a Member, you have certain obligations to other Members. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations and others have become commonplace in communities of like-minded Members such as Tradescraper:
• You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist, or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Tradescraper and its community of Members.
• You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.Any violation of these guidelines or those detailed in our User Agreement or elsewhere may lead to the restriction, suspension, or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Tradescraper.