Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how Gigred uses personal information. By accessing or using www.gigred.com, the Gigred mobile app or any other services operated by Gigred that link to this Policy, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time; any changes we make will be posted on this Site. We will also take other steps, to the extent required by applicable law, including notifying you about material changes. Please check the Policy periodically for any updates or changes.
 
Gigred is committed to protecting the personal information of its users – buyers, sellers and other visitors browsing the Site, as well as affiliates, influencers and other collaborators interacting with Gigred. We believe you have a right to know our practices regarding the information we collect when you visit and use the Site. This Policy explains our privacy practices for the Site and services provided by Gigred and privacy practices that apply to affiliates, influencers and other collaborators who are individuals. By accessing and using the Site and its related applications and services or registering for an account, you acknowledge that you understand how we process your data following this Policy, including our collection, use, disclosure, processing and retention of personal information. You can also learn how to limit sharing of information in this Policy.

 

Information We Collect

Information You Provide. When you register to the Site, use it, complete forms, participate in skills tests or surveys, use the Site as a collaborator, and register to our affiliate or influencer or similar program, we ask you to provide certain personal information, including a valid email address, Facebook or Google account login details and username. We will also ask you to provide or otherwise collect additional information, such as your name, profile details, physical address or billing information, telephone number or other contact details, transactional information, payment information (for example, in certain cases, we process your payment method and credit card number), taxpayer information and forms, details about other social networks linked accounts, details about your listed Proposals, purchases, education, profession and expertise, information and files uploaded by you to the Site, and additional authentication information (such as copies of your government issued ID, passport, or driving license, as permitted by applicable laws and as detailed in, Verifying Identity). We also collect information about or contained in your communications with Gigred, any of your posts on our blogs or forums and your communication with other users of Gigred.

Information We Collect Automatically. We collect information while you access, browse, view or otherwise use the Site. In other words, when you access the Site, we collect personal information on your usage of the Site, including transactions and communications with other users through the Site, your searches, the pages you visited, and other actions on the Site. We also collect, use and process the information relating to such usage, including geo-location information, IP address, device and connection information, browser information and web-log information, and the URLs of the web pages you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the Site. We also collect and process information relating to cookies and similar technologies, as detailed below. We use that information to provide you with our services, enhance user experience, personalize your browsing experience, and monitor the Site to prevent fraud and inappropriate content or behavior. 

 Additionally, we have implemented impression reporting to improve your online experience at Gigred. While you view our ads, we gather user Global Unique Identifier, HTTP request data like user agent, IP, host, URL, country/continent from which the request made, browser info, device/operating system and its version.


Information We Receive from Third Parties. We receive information from third-party vendors or other commercially available sources, such as:

  •  Third-party vendors provide us data to supplement the information we collect about you in accordance with applicable laws. For example, we receive fraud warnings from service providers for our fraud prevention and risk assessment efforts. We also receive information from enrichment service providers to enhance and personalize your experience and from advertising and marketing partners to manage and measure our campaigns. 
  • If you link, connect, or login to your account with a third-party service (e.g., Google, Facebook), in that case, we receive certain information, such as your registration and profile information from that service. This information varies and is controlled by that service or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service.
  • If you choose to invite contacts from your G-suite directory, we can view contacts’ details, subject to your G-suite permission. We will use this data to allow you to invite your contacts to your Gigred account. We will also use aggregated, anonymized information for our internal purposes.
  • If you integrate into your account information from third parties or otherwise integrate your account with third-party systems, tools or products, in that case, we will receive certain information about you according to your permissions at such third parties. 
  •  We also receive certain information about you if you are invited to Gigred by another user (for example, as part of our collaboration tools and referral program); in such cases, we will receive limited information, such as your email address or other contact information, and we will use it for the same purpose it was provided and in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

We combine your personal information with information we collect automatically or obtain from other companies and use it for the purposes detailed in this Policy. 


Where relevant under applicable laws, all processing of your personal information will be justified by a “lawful ground” for processing, in the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:

  •  You have provided your consent for us to use your personal information for a specific purpose; 
  • Our use of your personal information is necessary to perform a contract or take steps to enter into a contract with you (e.g., to provide you with services that you have purchased); 
  • The processing is necessary to comply with a relevant legal obligation or regulatory obligation that we have (e.g., fraud prevention); or 
  • The processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests as a business (e.g., to improve our services to you), subject to your interests and fundamental rights and provided it is proportionately conducted at all times.

How Do We Use The Information Collected?

We will use your personal information for the following purposes:

  •  To provide you with quality service and security, to operate the Site, to perform our obligations to you and to develop and improve our service. For example, we use personal information to verify your identity. We also use this information to establish and set up your account, verify or re-issue a password, log your activity, enable your communications with other members, provide customer support and contact you from time to time. The information helps us develop and improve our services, understand and analyze our performance and your preferences and performance, customize and personalize our service, and enhance your experience (including by making Proposal suggestions, ranking search results, etc.). 
  • To ensure marketplace integrity, prevent fraud and maintain a safe and secure marketplace and services. For example, we use personal information to monitor, track and prevent fraudulent activities and other inappropriate activities, monitor content integrity, conduct security investigations and risk assessments, verify or authenticate information provided by you, enforce our Terms of Service and comply with applicable laws. We conduct certain behavioral analytics to achieve the above objectives. In limited cases, if we detect activity that we think poses a risk to the Gigred marketplace, other users, our community, or third parties, automated processes may restrict or limit your ability to use Gigred. If you would like to challenge any such decision, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
  • To contact you, as requested by you or as otherwise approved by you or permitted according to this Policy. 
  • To promote and advertise the Site, our services and the Gigred marketplace. For example, we use the information collected from you to send direct marketing messages (as detailed below), to show you information that may be of interest to you, and to organize and facilitate referral programs, contests or other promotional activities or events. 
  • To maintain appropriate business records, comply with lawful requests by public authorities, and comply with applicable laws and regulations or as otherwise required by law.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those set out in this Policy.

 Direct marketing:

  •  We use your personal information to send you direct marketing communications about our products, services or promotions from Gigred that may interest you or our related services. This may be via email, post, SMS, telephone or targeted online advertisements. 
  • Our processing of your personal information for marketing purposes is based on our legitimate interest, your consent, or as otherwise permitted according to applicable laws. You have a right to prevent direct marketing of any form at any time – this can be exercised by following the opt-out link attached to each communication or by sending an email to [email protected]
  • We take steps to limit direct marketing to a reasonable and proportionate level and to send you communications that we believe may be of interest or relevance to you based on the information we have about you.

How Long Do We Keep Personal Information?

 We apply a general rule of keeping personal information only for as long as it is required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we will retain your personal information for extended periods. We will retain personal information for the following purposes:

  •  As long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations, e.g., so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges; and 
  • In relation to personal information from closed accounts to comply with applicable laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Site terms and take other actions as permitted by law.

Children

This Site is available to users at least 18 years or older and of legal age to form a binding contract. Minors under 18 and at least 13 years of age are only permitted to use the Site through an account owned by a parent or legal guardian with their appropriate permission. Minors under 13 are prohibited from using the Site or the Gigred services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Parents and guardians should at all times supervise their children’s activities. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that personal information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties

 We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

 We share your personal information with third parties as detailed below: 

  • With other users and Site visitors. Once you register, your username, country, and additional information regarding your activity are made public and visible to all Site users. This information includes photos you upload, your published portfolio, Proposal information, ratings, and additional information you may add to your profile. We also offer you the opportunity to participate and post content publicly in forums, blogs, and other similar features. Please be aware that certain information, such as your user name and profile, together with the content uploaded by you, will be publicly displayed when you use such features. Your information will also be shared with other users when you message or otherwise communicate with such users. When you publish your information or share your data with other Gigred users, you do so at your own risk. If you share personal information with other users, including Sellers providing you a service via Gigred, such personal information is shared with other users as separate controllers. While Gigred, our Terms of Service, require Sellers to keep the information shared with them confidential, Gigred cannot ensure that all users will do so. You are responsible for ensuring that other users will comply with your standards. 
  • With Service Providers. We share personal information for business purposes with service providers that provide us with services to operate the Site, open and operate your account, and provide ancillary services and solutions. These include, among others, hosting services, billing and payment processors and vendors, CRM systems, forum hosting, community management services, data and cybersecurity services, web analytics and performance tools, translation tools, IT SaaS services, session recording, communication systems, mailing systems, data optimization and marketing services, data enrichment services, legal and financial advisors or technical consultants. Consistent with applicable legal requirements, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to require third parties to safeguard your personal information and only process it adequately in accordance with our instructions; 
  • For legal reasons. We share personal information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other parties to respond to a subpoena or court order, judicial process or regulatory authorities if we believe we are required to do so by law, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal procedures; when we believe it necessary or appropriate to disclose personal information to law enforcement authorities, such as to investigate actual or suspected fraud or violations of law, breaches of security, or breaches of this Policy; to respond to claims against us; and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Gigred, our customers, or the public; 
  • For payments and fraud detection. We share personal information with payment processors, fraud detection agencies and similar third parties to facilitate payments done via the Site and secure the Site and protect it against fraud, unauthorized transactions (such as money laundering), claims or other liabilities; 
  • With social media partners. Our Site includes certain social media features, including single sign-on features. To promote our services or the Gigred marketplace, we also share limited personal information with social media platforms and marketing partners, such as Facebook and Google. Such features and third-party services collect certain information about you and may set a cookie to enable their functionality. Such third parties’ features are governed by their policies. 
  • With users with whom you interact. We share personal information to help facilitate interactions between users. For example, if you are a Buyer, we may share certain limited information about you (such as the fact it is your first purchase on Gigred) with the Seller to ensure the services you receive from the Seller will fit your needs, such as sharing of information is limited in scope and is only intended to improve the services provided by the Seller and your user experience; 
  • With our corporate affiliates. We share personal information with Gigred’s corporate affiliates that are related by common control to operate the Site, providing our services to you and for other purposes listed herein; and 
  • In the context of a corporate transaction. Personal information will also be disclosed if we go through a business transition such as a merger, sale, transfer of all or a portion of Gigred’s assets, acquisition, bankruptcy or similar event. We will disclose your data to the prospective buyer if we sell any business or assets. If a third party acquires us or substantially all of our assets, the information we hold about our users will be one of the transferred assets. 

This Site is also protected by reCAPTCHA, and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply with respect to data collected by reCAPTCHA. The use of Google reCAPTCHA is required to prevent fraud and misuse of the Site by using automated machines. To learn more, please see Google’s privacy policy.


Where We Store Your Personal Information

 Some of the personal information you provide will be stored or processed on our behalf by third-party suppliers and data processors and may be located in other jurisdictions, such as India, whose laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. Whether to third parties or internally, there are also transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries outside of the EEA not deemed to provide an adequate level of data protection from a European data protection perspective, such as India. Regarding data transfers to such recipients outside of the EEA, we provide appropriate safeguards, in particular, by entering into European Union (EU) standard contractual clauses as amended from time to time and equivalent data transfer safeguards. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

Cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies (such as web beacons, pixels, tags, and scripts) to improve and personalize your experience, provide our services, analyze website performance and for marketing purposes. To learn more about how we and our third party service providers use cookies and your control over these Cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. We do not honor browser requests not to be tracked online (known as “Do Not Track”), but our Cookie Policy describes how you can opt out of receiving cookies.

Please note that the Site contains links to third party sites and if you navigate to a third party site from the Site, any data you provide to that site and any use of that data by the third party are not under the control of Fiverr and are not subject to this Policy. You should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit. This Policy applies solely to personal information collected by our Site. If you upload content, including personal information, to a social network and then tag the Site, your submission will be subject to that social network’s terms of use and privacy policy, even where you post on an official Fiverr page on the social network. We do not have control over these terms of use and privacy policies and have not reviewed their adequacy. You should therefore review these before submitting any personal information.

Security

We implement technical and organizational measures to maintain the security of the Site, our services and personal information and in preventing unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or damage to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures. Among other things, we regularly maintain a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) certification (with respect to payment by credit cards), as required. In addition, we contractually ensure that any third party processing your personal information equally provides for confidentiality and integrity of your data in a secure way. However, the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. Users who have registered to the Site agree to keep their password in strict confidence and not disclose such password to any third party. Further information about our data security practices can be provided on request.

Rights of EU, EEA and UK Users

This section of the Policy applies to you if you are in the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or UK.

The Controller (within the meaning of the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)) for the processing of personal data as described in this Privacy policy is: Fiverr International Ltd., 8 Kaplan St., Tel Aviv, Israel.

Under applicable EU regulation, you have the following rights in respect of your personal information:

  • to obtain information about how and on what basis your personal information is processed and to obtain a copy;

  • to rectify inaccurate personal information;

  • to erase your personal information in limited circumstances where (a) you believe that it is no longer necessary for us to hold your personal information; (b) we are processing your personal information on the basis of legitimate interests and you object to such processing, and we cannot demonstrate an overriding legitimate ground for the processing; (c) where you have provided your personal information to us with your consent and you wish to withdraw your consent and there is no other ground under which we can process your personal information; and (d) where you believe the personal information we hold about you is being unlawfully processed by us;

  • to restrict processing of your personal information where: (a) the accuracy of the personal information is contested; (b) the processing is unlawful but you object to the erasure of the personal information; (c) we no longer require the personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, but it is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim or (d) you have objected to us processing your personal information based on our legitimate interests and we are considering your objection;

  • to object to decisions which are based solely on automated processing or profiling;

  • where you have provided your personal information to us with your consent, to ask us for a copy of this data in a structured, machine-readable format and to ask us to share (port) this data to another data controller; or

  • to obtain a copy of or access to safeguards under which your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA.

Under certain circumstances, you may have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data by us and we may be required to no longer process your personal data. Moreover, if your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. In this case your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes by us.

In addition to the above, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection. Please note that the right of access and the right to erasure do not constitute absolute rights and the interests of other individuals may restrict your right of access or erase in accordance with local laws.

We will ask you for additional data to confirm your identity and for security purposes, before disclosing data requested by you. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law. We will decline to process requests that jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or would cause us to take any action that is not permissible under applicable laws. Additionally, as permitted by applicable laws, we will retain where necessary certain personal information for a limited period of time for record-keeping, accounting and fraud prevention purposes.

Specific Provisions for California Residents

If you are a California resident, this section of the Policy applies to you. 

During the last few months, we have collected the following categories of personal information from users: 

  • Information that you chose to upload or otherwise provided by you to Gigred, which may include: (i) Identifiers and personal information, such as name, postal addresses, online identifiers, email addresses, passport number or driving license number, social security number; (ii) characteristics of protected classifications, such as gender; facial image; audio, electronic or similar information; (iii) professional or employment-related information; (iv)education information; (v) commercial information; (vi) Audio or other sensory information, for example, if you provide audio-based services on Gigred. 
  • Information we collect when you use Gigred, including (i) Identifiers and personal information, such as online identifiers, internet protocol (IP) addresses, access device and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting and browser plug-in types and versions; (ii) commercial information, including products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies; (iii) Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to login and log-out time, the duration of sessions, the content uploaded and downloaded, viewed web-pages or specific content on web-pages, activity measures; (iv) Location information.
  • Information that we collect or receive from third parties, such as service providers, advertisers, and third-party accounts you link with Gigred, including; (i) Identifiers and personal information, such as name, online identifiers, email addresses, internet protocol (IP) addresses, access device and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting and browser plug-in types and versions; (ii) Professional or employment-related information; (iii) Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to login and log-out time, the duration of sessions, the content uploaded and downloaded, viewed web-pages or specific content on web-pages, activity measures; (iv)Commercial information; and (v) Location information. 
  • Inferences are drawn from any information identified above to create a profile about you. 

We use the personal information we collect or receive for business purposes as described above under the “How Do We Use the Information Collected?” section.

 We may disclose the above-listed categories of personal information to third parties for business purposes as described above under the “Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties” section in the Privacy Policy. In the preceding few months, we have disclosed all the categories of personal information detailed above for business purposes. 

As previously mentioned in this Policy, we do not “sell” (as such term is defined in the CCPA) personal information. 

You are entitled to the following specific rights under the CCPA, subject to certain exceptions, in relation to personal information related to you: 

  • You have a right to request access to the personal information we have collected about you over the past 12 months, including; (i) the categories of personal information we collect about you; (ii) the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information; (iv) the categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information; (v) the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you.
  • You have a right to request that we delete personal information related to you that we collected from you under certain circumstances and exceptions. 
  • You also have a right not to be discriminated against for exercising your rights under the CCPA. 
  • You also have a right to submit your request via an authorized agent. If you use an authorized agent to submit a request to access or delete your personal information on your behalf, the authorized agent must: (1) be a person or business entity registered with the California Secretary of State to conduct business in California; (2) provide proof of such registration; and (3) provide documentation or other proof indicating that they are authorized to act on your behalf. We may also require you to verify your identity and confirm with us that you provided the authorized agent permission to submit the request. 

To make such requests, please open a Customer Relations ticket here: Help and Support. If you do not have an active Gigred account, please contact us at [email protected]

We will verify your request using the information associated with your account, including your email address. Government identification may also be required. 

You can request access only twice within 12 months. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12 months preceding receipt of your request. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable User request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will inform you of the reasons for such a decision and provide a cost estimate before further processing your request.

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Updating Personal Information

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and we provide you with the opportunity to update your information through your account profile settings. If you believe your information is in any way inaccurate, please let us know immediately. We will make sure we investigate the matter and correct any inaccuracies as quickly as possible where necessary or give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we will ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. If you have a problem with deleting your personal information, please contact Gigred’s Customer Support, and we will make reasonable efforts to delete any such information according to applicable privacy laws. 

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Site and visiting your account profile page. 

If you delete your User Generated Content (“UGC“), as defined in the Terms of Service, from the Site, copies of your UGC may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Site users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Site, including UGC, is governed by our Terms of Service.

 

Contact Us

Please open a Customer Relations ticket to exercise your rights in connection with your personal information. Please include all the relevant details, so your ticket can be handled correctly. We will process requests in line with local laws and our policies and procedures. You may also contact us at [email protected]

If you have any questions (or comments) concerning this Policy, please email our team at [email protected], and we will make an effort to reply within a reasonable timeframe.