About us and the website
SkillSoniq.comis an online recruitment website for job-seekers to test and improvetheir skills, as well as to apply for jobs posted by employers.
SkillSoniq Information Practices
Everyeffort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information onthe website; the content is naturally subject to change. We are notresponsible for any damages arising from the use of the informationheld on this server.
Weassure that all our downloadable training content is virus free.However, SkillSoniq can accept no liability for damages resultingfrom virus infection.
A Note To Users Outside of the United States
Ifyou are a non-U.S. user of the Site, by visiting the Site andproviding us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your PersonalData may be processed for the purposes identified in the PrivacyPolicy. In addition, your Personal Data may be processed in thecountry in which it was collected and in other countries, includingthe United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Datamay be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providingyour data, you consent to such transfer.
Types of Data Collected by SkillSoniq
“PersonalData” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you,including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mailaddress, as well as any other non-public information about you thatis associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. We alsocollect video recordings of you and your computer screen during testsessions for identifying behaviors synonymous with cheating duringour test sessions. “Anonymous Data” means data that is notassociated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data doesnot, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. Wecollect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.
Wemay collect Personal Data from you, such as your first and lastname, location, video recordings of you and your computer screenduring test sessions conducted on our website, links to yourpersonal videos posted by you on third party websites like Vimeo.comand Youtube.com, phone number, gender, e-mail and mailing addresses,professional title, company name, employment history, educationhistory, personal summary, and password when you create an accountto log in to our network (“Account”).
Weretain information on your behalf, such as files and messages thatyou store using your Account.
Ifyou provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collectyour name and e-mail address, as well as any other content includedin the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
Whenyou post content (text, images, photographs, messages, comments,video links or any other kind of content that is not your e-mailaddress) on our Site, the information contained in your posting willbe stored in our servers and other users will be able to see it,along with your profile photo and any other information that youchoose to make public on your public profile page (“Profile”).The information that you provide in your Profile will be visible toothers, including anonymous visitors to the Site.
Whenyou post messages on the message boards of our Site, the informationcontained in your posting will be stored on our servers and otherusers will be able to see it.
Whenyou participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additionalprofile information.
Wealso collect other types of Personal Data that you provide to usvoluntarily, such as your operating system and version, productregistration number, and other requested information if you contactus via e-mail regarding support for the Service.
Wemay also collect Personal Data at several points in our Site thatstate that Personal Data is being collected.
Ifyou are not currently registered as a user of the Service, and youclick on “Sign In” using Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, GitHub,Angellist, or another SNS that we support, you will first be asked toenter your SNS credentials and then be given the option to registerfor the Service. In this case, we may receive information from thatSNS to make it easier for you to create an Account on the Site. Anyinformation that we collect from your SNS account may depend on theprivacy settings you have with that SNS, so please consult the SNS’sprivacy and data practices.
InformationCollected by Our Servers.To make our Site and Service more useful to you, our servers (whichmay be hosted by a third party service provider) collect informationfrom you, including your browser type, operating system, InternetProtocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assignedto your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary fromsession to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for yourvisit.
LogFiles.As is true of most websites, we gather certain informationautomatically and store it in log files. This information includesIP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”),referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, andclickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends,administer the Site, track users’ movements around the Site,gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, andbetter tailor our Service to our users’ needs. For example, someof the information may be collected so that when you visit the Siteor the Service again, it will recognize you and the informationcould then be used to serve advertisements and other informationappropriate to your interests. Except as noted in this PrivacyPolicy, we do not link this automatically-collected data to PersonalData.
PixelTags.In addition, we use “Pixel Tags” (also referred to as clearGifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic imageswith a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that areused to track online movements of Web users. In contrast to Cookies,which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags areembedded invisibly in Web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to sende-mail messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whethere-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messagesthat are of interest to our users. We may use this information toreduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie theinformation gathered by Pixel Tags to our users’ Personal Data.
FlashLSOs.When we post videos, third parties may use local shared objects,known as “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volumecontrol or to personalize certain video features. Flash Cookies aredifferent from browser Cookies because of the amount and type ofdata and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided byyour browser will not remove Flash Cookies. To learn how to manageprivacy and storage settings for Flash Cookies, click here:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
TestRecording.We use third party services to record your test sessions, whichincludes a video of you taking tests, and a video of your desktop,laptop, mobile and tablet screen while a test session is inprogress. These videos are saved on a third party server, and usedfor purposes of validating your identity and skills. By taking testson our platform, you give us permission to store these videorecordings temporarily, which may be shared with third parties.
Ifyou decide to invite a third party to create an Account, we willcollect your and the third party’s names and e-mail addresses inorder to send an e-mail and follow up with the third party. We maymaintain this information indefinitely in our database and may alsouse this information to help us establish networks of contacts,document relationships, facilitate referrals, and improve ourservices.
Wemay also use this information to show you and other users that youmay know each other or have shared contacts. We rely upon you toobtain whatever consents from the third party that may be required bylaw to allow us to access and upload the third party’s names ande-mail addresses as required above. You or the third party maycontact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of thisinformation from our database. The e-mail that is sent to yourfriends will come from your e-mail address so that your friends knowthat you want to invite them to visit the Site.
Youmay use our address book and contacts importer to upload yourcontacts from other services into SkillSoniq. When you import yourcontacts, we may indefinitely store the contact information in ourdatabase, including your contacts' names, e-mails, phone numbers,locations, and relationships to you. We do not store any passwordsyou provide as part of the contact import process.
Afterwe import your contacts, we will use this information to help usestablish networks of contacts, document relationships, facilitatereferrals, and improve our services. We may also use this informationto show you and other users that you may know each other or haveshared contacts. We rely upon you to obtain whatever consents fromthe relevant third parties that may be required by law to allow us toaccess and upload the third parties’ names, e-mail addresses, andother contact information. You or such a third party may contact usat email@example.com to request the removal of this informationfrom our database.
Wemay receive Personal and/or Anonymous Data about you from companiesthat provide our Service by way of a co-branded or private-labeledwebsite, companies that offer their products and/or services on ourSite, and/or companies that otherwise collect such information. Thesethird party companies may supply us with Personal Data. We may addthis information to the information we have already collected fromyou via our Site in order to improve the Service we provide.
Ingeneral, Personal Data you submit to us is used either to respond torequests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We useyour Personal Data in the following ways:
facilitatethe creation of and completion of your profile on our Site;
identifyyou as a user in our system;
provideimproved administration of our Site and Service;
provideand improve the Service;
improvethe quality of experience when you interact with our Site andService;
sendyou a welcome e-mail with your authentication details for logginginto our website;
sendyou administrative e-mail notifications, such as information aboutpending job offers, security or support and maintenance advisories;
respondto your inquiries related to employment opportunities or otherrequests;
maketelephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondaryfraud protection or to solicit your feedback;
validateyour skills and identity to improve of chances of getting a job;
sendyou calendar invitations; and
sendnewsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materialsrelated to our Service and for other marketing purposes ofSkillSoniq.
UserTestimonials And Feedback
Weoften receive testimonials and comments from users who have hadpositive experiences with our Service. We occasionally publish suchcontent. When we publish this content, we may identify our users bytheir first and last name and may also indicate their home city, jobtitle, employer and LinkedIn profile. We obtain the user’s consentprior to posting his or her name along with the testimonial. We maypost user feedback on the Site from time to time. If we choose topost your first and last name along with your feedback, we willobtain your consent prior to posting your name with your feedback. Ifyou make any comments on a blog or forum associated with your Site,you should be aware that any Personal Data you submit there can beread, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could beused to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for thepersonally identifiable information you choose to submit in theseblogs and forums.
CreationOf Anonymous Data
Wemay create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excludinginformation (such as your name) that makes the data personallyidentifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze requestand usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Serviceand improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use AnonymousData for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties inour sole discretion.
ThirdParties Designated By You
Whenyou use the Service, the Personal Data you provide will be sharedwith the third parties that you designate to receive suchinformation, including other websites, your friends, relatives,business associates, potential and current employers, and staffingcompanies. Depending on the type of access you grant to such thirdparties, they may also be permitted to edit the information you haveprovided to us and to designate others to access and edit suchinformation.
ThirdParty Service Providers
Wemay share your Personal Data with third party service providers to:provide you with the Service that we offer you through our Site; toconduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation ofaccounts; to provide technical support; and/or to provide otherservices to SkillSoniq. These third party service providers arerequired not to use your Personal Data other than to provide theservices requested by SkillSoniq.
Certainportions of the information you provide to us may also be displayedin your Profile. As an essential element of the Service, most of thePersonal Data you explicitly provide to us when you register orupdate your Profile is displayed on your Profile. By default, yourProfile is for public viewing. Your portfolio photos, education,experience, video, test percentile scores, credibility scores, andother content in your profile are meant for public consumption. Wemay display this content on the Site and further distribute it to awider audience through third party sites and services. Once displayedon publicly viewable web pages, that information can be collected andused by others. We cannot control who reads your postings or whatother users may do with the information that you voluntarily post, soit is very important that you do not put Personal Data in your posts.Once you have posted information publicly, while you will still beable to edit and delete it on the Site, you will not be able to editor delete such information cached, collected, and stored elsewhere byothers (e.g., search engines).
Youhave several choices regarding the use of information on our Service:
Cookies:If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept Cookiesfrom our Service for any of the purposes described above, then youcan instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stopaccepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a Cookie fromthe websites you visit. Consult your browser’s technicalinformation. If you do not accept Cookies, however, you may not beable to use all portions of the Service or all functionality of theService. If you have any questions about how to disable or modifyCookies, please let us know at the contact information providedbelow.
De-linkingSNS:If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to have your SNSaccount (e.g., Facebook) linked to your Account, then you mayde-link the SNS account. You may also manage the sharing of certainPersonal Data with us when you connect with us through an SNS, suchas through Facebook Connect. Please refer to the privacy settings ofthe SNS to determine how you may adjust our permissions and managethe interactivity between the Service and your social media accountor mobile device.
ChangingOr Deleting Your Personal Data:You may change any of your Personal Data in your Account by editingyour profile within your Account or by sending an e-mail to us firstname.lastname@example.org. You may request deletion of your PersonalData by us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honoryour request, but please note that we may be required to keep suchinformation and not delete it (or to keep this information for acertain time, in which case we will comply with your deletionrequest only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When wedelete any information, it will be deleted from the active database,but may remain in our archives. We may also retain your informationfor fraud or similar purposes.
SkillSoniqis committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We usea variety of industry-standard security technologies and proceduresto help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, ordisclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access yourAccount information. Please do not disclose your Account password tounauthorized people. No method of transmission over the Internet, ormethod of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore,while SkillSoniq uses reasonable efforts to protect your PersonalData, SkillSoniq cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Weuse services of a third party to regularly record videos or takescreen shots of test takers and their computer screen during testsessions. Once the test session is launched, SkillSoniq will haveview only rights to the test taker’s computer screen. During thetest session, SkillSoniq can monitor everything that happens on thestudent's desktop, laptop, mobile and/or tablet screen, but cannotcontrol the test taker's system. At the end of the test, the entiresession log is saved and there is a record of what actions the testtaker took while taking the test.
SkillSoniqmaintains these records for a temporary period, but the records areprotected and are only shared with the student or other authoritiesas required by law. These recordings are taken to 1) validate theidentity of the test taker, which is validated by comparing the testtaker with the photo on file, and through other triggers and 2) tograde the credibility of the test taker.