Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At CollabFinder 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, protect our rights, or with other members of the site you explicitely authorize us to share your information with (for example, when joining another CollabFinder group you agree to share your profile, project and contact information with the respective group administrator so your profile can be listed in that group). We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

    • In our profile, project and messaging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

  • Website Visitors

    Like most website operators, CollabFinder 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. CollabFinder's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CollabFinder's visitors use its website. From time to time, CollabFinder may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

    CollabFinder also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in and logged out users on CollabFinder.com . CollabFinder only discloses logged in user 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 CollabFinder's websites choose to interact with CollabFinder in ways that require CollabFinder to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CollabFinder gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for CollabFinder.com to provide their Facebook information. Those who engage in transactions with CollabFinder – by purchasing a Pro Account, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CollabFinder collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CollabFinder. CollabFinder 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

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

  • Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

    CollabFinder 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 CollabFinder's behalf or to provide services available at CollabFinder'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 CollabFinder's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CollabFinder 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, CollabFinder discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CollabFinder believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CollabFinder, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an CollabFinder website and have supplied your email address, CollabFinder 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 CollabFinder and our products. We primarily use our product blog and emails to communicate this type of information, and 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. CollabFinder 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. CollabFinder uses cookies to help CollabFinder identify and track visitors, their usage of CollabFinder website, and their website access preferences. CollabFinder visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CollabFinder's websites, with the drawback that certain features of CollabFinder's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

  • Business Transfers

    If CollabFinder, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CollabFinder 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 CollabFinder may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

  • Ads

    Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by CollabFinder and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

  • Messages

    Messages and other content submitted to CollabFinder are saved on our servers using indunstry standard safety technology and procedures, including but not limited to encryption, anonymization, etc. We do not read our users messages unless another user marks a message as spam, abuse, misleading, or other innapropriate use our oour messaging service in which case we read anonymized messages to verify and police bad behavior in order to keep CollabFinder a safe, friendly place.

  • Privacy Policy Changes

    Although most changes are likely to be minor, CollabFinder may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CollabFinder's sole discretion. CollabFinder encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a CollabFinder.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

  • Thank you Wordpress.com The Privacy Policy above were originally written by Wordpress.com and Auttomatic, it's parent company, and are licensed under the Creative Commons Sharealike license. Thank you Wordpress!

Terms of Service

  • The gist:

    We (the folks at CollabFinder.com) run a community and web site hosting service called CollabFinder and would love for you to use it. Our basic service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for advanced features such as hosting multiple project pages. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your site as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).

    You can check our about page for to get a sense of the types of profiles and projects that are welcome on our service (or not!). If you find a CollabFinder profile or project that you believe violates our terms of service, please get in touch with the contact field to the left.

  • Terms of Service:

    The following terms and conditions govern all use of the CollabFinder.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, profile pages, project pages, the messaging service, etc. (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by CollabFinder.com ("CollabFinder"). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, CollabFinder's Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by CollabFinder (collectively, the “Agreement”).

  • Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Automattic, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

  • Your CollabFinder.com Account and pages. If you create a CollabFinder Profile or Project Page(s) ("CollabFinder pages") on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and CollabFinder pages, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with your CollabFinder pages. You must not describe or assign keywords to your CollabFinder pages in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and CollabFinder may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause CollabFinder liability. You must immediately notify CollabFinder of any unauthorized uses of your CollabFinder pages, your account or any other breaches of security. CollabFinder will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

  • Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate any CollabFinder pages, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

    • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;

    • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;

    • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;

    • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;

    • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);

    • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

    • your CollabFinder pages is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;

    • your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by CollabFinder or otherwise.

    By submitting Content to CollabFinder for inclusion on your Website, you grant CollabFinder a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, CollabFinder will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

    Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, CollabFinder has the right (though not the obligation) to, in CollabFinder's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in CollabFinder's reasonable opinion, violates any CollabFinder policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in CollabFinder's sole discretion. CollabFinder will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

  • Payment and Renewal.

    • General Terms. Optional paid services such as extra storage, domain purchases, or VIP hosting are available on the Website (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay CollabFinder the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service (additional payment terms specifically for Pro account are described below). Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.

    • Automatic Renewal.Unless you notify CollabFinder before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Edit Profile section of CollabFinder. You must be logged into CollabFinder to access the Edit Profile section.

  • Pro Accounts.

    • Fees; Payment. By signing up for a Pro account you agree to pay CollabFinder the monthly fees indicated in the Edit Profile section in exchange for the services listed in said section. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your Pro account are established and in advance of using such services. CollabFinder reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Your Pro account can be canceled by you at anytime on 30 days written notice to CollabFinder.

    • Support. Your Pro account include saccess to priority email support. “Email support” means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by CollabFinder to respond within one business day) concerning the use of the Pro account. “Priority” means that support for Pro account customers takes priority over support for users of the standard, free CollabFinder.com services. All Pro account support will be provided in accordance with CollabFinder standard Pro account practices, procedures and policies.

  • Responsibility of Website Visitors. CollabFinder has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, CollabFinder does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. CollabFinder disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

  • Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which CollabFinder.com links, and that link to CollabFinder.com. CollabFinder does not have any control over those non-CollabFinder websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-CollabFinder website or webpage, CollabFinder does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. CollabFinder disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-CollabFinder websites and webpages.

  • Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As CollabFinder asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by CollabFinder.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify CollabFinder in accordance with CollabFinder's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. CollabFinder will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. CollabFinder will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of CollabFinder or others. In the case of such termination, CollabFinder will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to CollabFinder.

  • Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from CollabFinder to you any CollabFinder or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with CollabFinder. CollabFinder.com, the CollabFinder.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with CollabFinder.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of CollabFinder or CollabFinder's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any CollabFinder or third-party trademarks.

  • Advertisements. CollabFinder reserves the right to display advertisements on your CollabFinder Pages.

  • Termination. CollabFinder may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your CollabFinder.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a Pro account, such account can only be terminated by CollabFinder if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from CollabFinder's notice to you thereof; provided that, CollabFinder can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

  • Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. CollabFinder and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither CollabFinder nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

  • Limitation of Liability. In no event will CollabFinder, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to CollabFinder under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. CollabFinder shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

  • General Representation and Warranty.You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the CollabFinder Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

  • Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless CollabFinder, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

  • Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between CollabFinder and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of CollabFinder, or by the posting by CollabFinder of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in New York, NY. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in New York, NY, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; CollabFinder may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

  • Thank you Wordpress.com The Terms of Service above were originally written by Wordpress.com and Auttomatic, it's parent company, and are licensed under the Creative Commons Sharealike license. Thank you Wordpress!

  • Change log:

    • July 10, 2012: Posted first version of Terms of Service

Acknowledgments

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