Effective Date: January 11, 2024
II. Information We Collect
We collect information from and about you in various ways to optimize your experience on Hyno.co and enhance our service offerings. Here's a breakdown of the categories and reasons for data collection:
- This includes your name, email address, phone number, and social media handles (optional).
- Purpose: Required for account creation, communication, and identification.
- This includes your skills, experience, education, work history, portfolio, and references (optional).
- Purpose: To create detailed profiles for developers, facilitate project matching, and showcase expertise to potential clients.
- This includes credit card details, bank account information, and relevant billing addresses (if applicable for paid services).
- Purpose: To process payments for memberships, premium features, or other related transactions.
- This includes your IP address, browser type, operating system, language preferences, device information, and browsing activity on our website.
- Purpose: To analyze website usage, customize experience, troubleshoot technical issues, and improve platform performance.
- This includes emails, messages, and any other forms of communication exchanged through our platform or with us directly.
- Purpose: To provide support, resolve inquiries, manage project interactions, and maintain a record of communication history.
III. How We Use Your Information
We utilize your information to facilitate a seamless and effective experience on Hyno.co, while upholding our core values of transparency and user empowerment. Here's how your data contributes to various aspects of our service:
- Connecting Developers and Startups: We use your information to match your skills and expertise with suitable projects posted by startups, increasing your chances of landing relevant and fulfilling opportunities.
- Account Management and Support: We leverage your personal information to manage your account, provide technical assistance, and respond to your queries efficiently.
- Communication and Notifications: We utilize your contact information to keep you informed about relevant project updates, platform news, and promotional offers (with your consent).
- Website and Service Improvement: We analyze technical and usage data to understand user behavior, identify areas for improvement, and optimize our platform's functionality and performance.
IV. Data Sharing and Disclosure
We understand the importance of safeguarding your information and only share it under specific circumstances:
- Service Providers: We may share your data with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating the platform and fulfilling our services. These providers are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and utilize your information solely for the authorized purposes we outline.
- Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information if required by law, such as in response to a court order or valid subpoena.
- Merger or Acquisition: In the unlikely event of a merger or acquisition involving Hyno.co, your information may be transferred to the new entity as part of the business transaction. We will, however, ensure that appropriate data protection measures are in place to safeguard your privacy throughout the process.
V. User Choices and Control
We recognize your right to control your information and empower you to make informed choices regarding its use. Here are the options available to you:
- Access and Update: You can access and modify your profile information at any time through your account settings.
- Data Portability: You have the right to request a copy of your personal data in a machine-readable format.
- Marketing Preferences: You can opt-out of receiving marketing or promotional emails at any time by adjusting your account settings or clicking the "unsubscribe" link in the emails themselves.
- Account Deletion: You can request to delete your account entirely, in which case your data will be permanently deleted from our systems, subject to legal retention requirements.
To exercise any of these choices, please contact us at [email protected]
VI. Security Measures
We prioritize the security of your information and implement robust security measures to protect it from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include:
- Data Encryption: We encrypt your sensitive information, such as passwords and payment details, using industry-standard encryption protocols.
- Secure Servers: We store your data on secure servers protected by firewalls and other advanced security technologies.
- Access Control: We restrict access to your information to authorized personnel who have a legitimate need to know.
- Regular Reviews: We regularly review our security practices and procedures to ensure their effectiveness in protecting your data.
VII. International Data Transfers
VIII. Retention of Your Information
We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Once it is no longer needed, we will securely delete your information or anonymize it.
IX. Children's Privacy
Hyno.co is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. We will take steps to delete the information from our systems.
XI. Contact Us
XII. Additional Information for Developers:
- We will not share your personal information with startups without your consent.
- You can control the information that appears in your public profile, allowing you to showcase your skills and experience strategically.
- We offer tools and resources to help you stay informed and make informed decisions about potential projects.
XIII. Additional Information for Startups:
- We will not share developer contact information with you without their consent.
- We provide detailed developer profiles and project information to help you make informed hiring decisions.
- We offer communication tools and features to facilitate efficient collaboration with developers you choose to work with.
XV. Effective Date