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Privacy

Welcome to gocanvas.io and the Canvas service platform (the “Service”) operated by Canvas Talent, Inc. (“Canvas,” “we,” “us,” “our”).  This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information that we receive through your use of the Service. For the purposes of compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we are the “controller” of Personal Data (i.e., Personal Information, as defined below) we receive from you.

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Service, regardless of the medium by which the Service is accessed by you.

The Information We Collect

Personal Information. When you use and navigate the Service, we may collect information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as your name, address, email address, mobile telephone number, date of birth, account username and password, and IP address (collectively, “Personal Information”).

Usage Information. When you use and navigate the Service, we may collect additional information from you that may not by itself reasonably identify you as the source (collectively, “Usage Information”).  Usage Information may include information regarding your mobile telephone, your computer, the type of internet browser you are using, the location from which you are visiting the Service, or the areas of the Service you visited and the actions you performed on the Service.

How We Collect Information

Directly from You. We collect Personal Information from you when you voluntarily provide Personal Information to us by, for example, completing various forms, creating user accounts on our Service, or using the Service to interact with employers and prospective employers.  

Through Your Use of the Service.  We record Usage Information that your browser transmits when you visit our Service.  We also collect Usage Information about how you access and interact with the Service through the use of automated tracking technology, such as “cookies” and “web beacons.”  A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to a web browser, which enables our Service to remember and customize your subsequent visit. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies.  You can instruct your browser to block the acceptance of cookies or to provide you with a warning prompt before you accept cookies from our Service.  Please refer to your internet browser’s instructions to learn more about these functions.  If you reject cookies, the functionality of the Service may be limited, and you may not be able to participate in several of the Service’ features.  Additionally, we may use web beacons, which are single-pixel, electronic images embedded in the Service that allow us to gather information about your browsing activities on the Service.

From Third-Parties.  We collect Personal Information about you from third parties, such as employers and prospective employers with whom you interact.  The privacy practices of these third parties may differ from the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  We do not endorse or make any representations or warranties concerning, and will not in any way be liable for, any information, products, services, software, or other materials available through third parties.  Your interaction with these third parties and their services and/or websites is governed by and subject to the terms and conditions of those third-party services and/or third-party websites.  We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies and statements of such third-party services and/or third-party websites.

How We Use and Disclose Information

We only process your Personal Information to the extent it is necessary for fulfilling the purposes below and otherwise where we can rely on a legal ground for such processing.  Where required, we will ask you for your prior consent.

  • Provision of the Service.  The Service is a medium for interaction between you and employers and prospective employers. We use and share the information we collect from you for the purposes described below.  If you use our Service, we use your information to process and respond to your applications, requests, comments, inquiries, and other forms you submit through our Service.  
  • Improving our Services.  We use your information to enhance our understanding of our users’ preferences and improve our Service accordingly.  
  • Disclosures to Service Providers. We share your information with third-party service providers that assist us with hosting and maintaining the Service, supporting our Service’s functionalities, facilitating e-commerce, marketing our services, and managing our daily business operations and delivery of the Service.  We enter into contracts with these service providers that require them to protect your Personal Information.  
  • Compliance with Legal Obligations.  We will share your information with public authorities, law enforcement, government officials, regulatory agencies, or other parties when we are required to do so by applicable law.  We will also disclose your information to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or legal process.  We may share your Personal Information if it relates to a matter of national security, a criminal investigation or alleged criminal activity, or for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of Canvas or the users of the Service.  
  • Protection of Individual’s Vital Interests.  In emergency situations, we will use or share your information when doing so is necessary to protect an interest that is essential for an individual’s life.
  • Other Legitimate Interests.  We will use and disclose your information when necessary for Canvas’ legitimate interests, as long as such interests are not overridden by our users’ interests, rights, and freedoms with respect to their Personal Information.  
  • Sale or Acquisition of Assets.  If we become involved in a transaction involving the sale of our assets, such as a merger or acquisition, or if the Service is transferred to another company, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information as part of the transaction. If we are not the surviving entity in that transaction, the surviving entity may use your Personal Information pursuant to its own privacy policies and practices, which may differ from this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If your Personal Information is subject to the GDPR, you have the following rights under the GDPR: 

  • To access the Personal Information we maintain about you
  • To be provided with information about how we process your Personal Information
  • To correct your Personal Information
  • To have your Personal Information erased 
  • To object to or restrict how we process your Personal Information
  • To request your Personal Information to be transferred to a third party 

To exercise the above rights, please contact us at the information we provide below.  We will consider and process your request within a reasonable period of time.  Please be aware that under certain circumstances, the GDPR may limit your exercise of these rights.

If your Personal Information is subject to the GDPR, in order to perform the Services, Canvas may transfer your Personal Information to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) under the Privacy Shield (see below) or using appropriate safeguards when necessary.

If your Personal Information is subject to the GDPR, we will retain such Personal Information only as long as necessary to process your request, or other submission, perform relevant activities in connection with other contracts or agreements you hold with Canvas, and comply with applicable law.  

Security of Personal Information 

Unfortunately, no data transmitted over or accessible through the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we attempt to protect all Personal Information, we cannot ensure, warrant, or guarantee that Personal Information will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network.  We will notify you in the event we become aware of a security breach involving your Personal Information (as defined by the applicable state and federal laws) stored by or for us.  By disclosing your email address or mobile telephone number to us for any reason, you expressly consent to receive electronic notice from us in the event of such a security breach.

Compliance with the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Principles

Canvas complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively.  Canvas has certified to the U.S. Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.  Canvas further recognizes potential liability in cases of onward transfers to affiliates and third parties.  If there is any conflict between the policies in this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.  

We are also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission with respect to the Framework.  In addition, under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, data subjects may invoke binding arbitration for non-monetary issues when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.  A data subject is an identified or identifiable natural person in the EEA as set forth in the GDPR.  In compliance with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles, Canvas commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your Personal Information.  For any inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy and/or Canvas’s processing of your Personal Information, please contact privacy@gocanvas.io.

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using the European data protection authorities (“DPAs”) as an independent recourse mechanism.  You may file a complaint with a DPA as provided below.  Canvas will cooperate with the DPAs in the investigation and resolution of complaints brought by you under the Privacy Shield.  Canvas agrees to comply with any advice given by the DPAs where the DPAs take the view that the organization needs to take specific action to comply with the Privacy Shield Principles.  

Other Provisions

Online Advertising.  We use third-party vendors, such as Google AdWords and Facebook, that provide you with targeted online advertising.  This enables us to tailor our marketing and display advertisements that are relevant to you.  These third-party vendors may plant cookies on your browser to identify you as a unique user when you visit our Service, enabling them to show you advertisements based on your past visits to our Service.  Any advertising data that we obtain from such third-party vendors are limited to anonymous Usage Information.  You may choose to prevent such third-party vendors from recognizing your visits to the Service by disabling cookies on your browser.  To learn more about opting out of internet-based advertising, you may visit the websites operated by the Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance.  

Accessing and Updating Information and Opting Out.  If you would like to access, update, or modify your Personal Information or request us to delete your Personal Information, you may do so by contacting us at the contact information listed below.  Further, if you would like to opt out of receiving marketing communications directly from us, you may do so by following any instructions included in the marketing communication or by contacting us at the contact information listed below.  At any time, you may withdraw your consent to Canvas using, disclosing, or otherwise processing your Personal Information.  You may withdraw your consent by emailing Canvas at privacy@gocanvas.io or, if applicable, following the instructions in our communication to you.  Please note that your withdrawal of consent to process certain Personal Information about you (1) may limit our ability to deliver the Service to you, (2) does not affect the lawfulness of our processing activities based on your consent before its withdrawal, and (3) may not result in immediate modification, updating, or deletion of any Personal Information that may reside in back-up or disaster-recovery storage.  

Your California Privacy Rights.   California law provides that California residents have a right to request businesses to tell them how their Personal Information has been shared, if at all, with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please contact us at the contact information listed below.

Do Not Track.  Certain web browsers and other devices you may use to access the Service may permit you to indicate your preference that you do not wish to be “tracked” online.  At this time, the Service does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

Children Under 13.  We do not market to and do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from or about a child under the age of 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian.  If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from a child under 13 years of age, we will promptly take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our systems.

Third Party Links.  The Service may contain links to websites not affiliated with Canvas.  Your use of an external website or any informational content found on an external websites is subject to and governed by the terms and guidelines of those website(s).  Canvas does not endorse or make any representations or warranties concerning, and will not in any way be liable for, any informational content, products, services, software, or other materials available on an external website, even if one or more pages of the external website are framed within a page of this Service.  Canvas is not responsible for the privacy practices of any external website.   

Updates to this Privacy Policy.   We may periodically revise the Privacy Policy in our sole and absolute discretion to reflect changes in our business practices.  If we revise the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting the updated Privacy Policy Statement on the Service.  Changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective and will apply to the information collected starting on the date we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Service.  Your continued use of the Service after any change has become effective will constitute your acceptance of any change.  

Comments and Questions.   If you have a comment or question about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at the contact information listed below:

Canvas Talent, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Officer
350 E New York St., Ste. 230
Indianapolis, IN 46204
privacy@gocanvas.io

How to File a Complaint.   You may file a complaint regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices by contacting us at the information we provide above. Additionally, you may file a complaint with your national Data Protection Authority.

Change Log

  • This Privacy Policy was updated and is effective as of October 22, 2018. We made our policy compliant with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • This Privacy Policy was updated and is effective as of May 25, 2018. We made our policy easier to understand, and we added information about how we're meeting our obligations as set forth in the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 1, 2017.