PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective as of May 17, 2017

 

Sync Opp, Inc., and its parents and affiliates (collectively “Sync Opp”, “We”, “Us”, or “Our”), operate an online platform (the “Platform”) that connects Advisors with Clients that are seeking their career advice. We have created this policy to explain the privacy practices We implement on Our Platform, and how We gather and disseminate information about Our Yous to keep their personal information confidential, secure, and private.  

 

“User”, “Users”, “They”, You”, “Your”, “Yours” and “Yourself” refer to anyone with a registered Sync Opp account and accesses Sync Opp services. Users warrant that They have read, understand, and agree to all the terms of this Privacy Policy, as well as Our Terms of Service (“Terms”), available at www.syncopp.com, the terms of which are hereby incorporated by reference. Together, this Privacy Policy and the Terms govern Your use of Our Platform, and Our use of Your personal information.  Acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms is a condition of Your use of Our Platform.  Please note that only individuals are allowed to use Our Platform.  Thus, You are not permitted to use the Platform on behalf of a corporate entity, such as Your employer.

 

Information We Collect

 

We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect Our Platform:

 

We may collect certain information that You specifically and intentionally provide to Us.  For example, when You create a User account with Us, We may collect personal information about You such as Your name, email address, date of birth, social security number, phone number, and billing address.  You may also choose to provide Us with personal information relating to Your educational background, work experience, and the career information You wish to provide.  Additionally, as part of Our Platform, You will have the ability to send messages, post information about Yourself and Your career, and book Meetings with Career Advisors (this is referred to in the Terms as “Content”).  Other unique information that We may collect include product, service preferences, and contact preferences.

 

If You are an Advisor (as such term is defined in the Terms) We may employ third parties to conduct a criminal background check on You.  You consent to such a check by becoming an Advisor.  This information will not be used for any purpose except in accordance with Our policies and procedures as set forth in the Terms.

 

WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT KNOWINGLY ALLOW ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE TO PROVIDE US ANY PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.  USERS OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE FULL CONTROL OVER THEIR PRODUCTS AND USER ACCOUNTS, AND MUST ENSURE THAT NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 USE OUR PLATFORM IN ANY MANNER WHICH WOULD PROVIDE US OR ANY THIRD PARTY WITH ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OF A CHILD.  IF WE LEARN THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A CHILD UNDER AGE 18, WE WILL DELETE THAT INFORMATION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.  IF YOU BELIEVE THAT WE MIGHT HAVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT A CHILD UNDER AGE 18, PLEASE CONTACT US USING THE CONTACT INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW.

 

How We Collect Information

 

We collect personal information in a variety of ways, including:

 

 

Because We do not use cookies, pixel filters, and other technologies to track You when You are not using the Platform, We do not respond to “do not track” requests.

 

Access to and Control of Personal Information


You can access, review and/or update Your You profile and settings at http://www.Sync Opp.com, which will allow You to modify, update, or restrict access to certain information.

 

Use of Information

 

We use the information that We collect for the express purpose of providing, operating, maintaining and improving the Platform.  This allows Us to use Your information, in accordance with applicable law, as follows:

 

 

Your information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other person or entity, in identifiable form, for any other reason whatsoever, without Your consent, except as follows:

 

 

Please note that We may anonymize Your information so that You cannot be identified, and share it with trusted third parties, such as actual and potential business partners in connection with the development of additional functions for the Platform, and to expose the Platform to additional markets.  In such case, We will ensure that You are not individually identifiable from the data We share.

 

Third Party Websites

 

Sync Opp may link to third party websites, applications, products and Platform, and may allow You to publish content on or through third party websites.  We are not responsible for the practices employed by third party websites linked to or provided through the Platform, nor the information or content contained therein.  Please remember that when You use a link to another website, Our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.  Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those to which We link, is subject to that third party website's own rules and policies.  Please make sure to read over those rules and policies before proceeding.  Additionally, You are solely responsible for any content which You elect to publish on or through any third party websites, and Sync Opp is not responsible for maintaining the privacy of anything contained therein.

 

Third Party Use of Personal Information

 

If You are an Adviser (as such term is defined in Our Terms), We reserve the right to engage a third party to conduct a background check on You.  This may involve the collection of personal information about You, which We may store.  

 

Security

 

Sync Opp uses reasonable security controls to protect Your data and information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  The personal information You provide Us is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities which have limited access, and only carefully selected, authorized personnel have access to unencrypted You information.  

 

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

 

We want to address Your concerns without a formal legal claim.  Before filing a claim against Sync Opp, You agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting support@syncopp.com.  We'll try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting You via email.  If a dispute is not resolved within thirty (30) days of submission, either You or Sync Opp may begin formal legal action, subject to the Terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Privacy Policy shall be finally settled by arbitration in San Francisco County, California, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator.

 

In accordance with the above, You acknowledge and agree that You and Sync Opp are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action lawsuit, class-wide arbitration, private attorney-general action, or any other representative proceeding. Further, unless both You and Sync Opp otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding.

 

With respect to any disputes which cannot be resolved by Our internal processes and which, by law, are not arbitrable, You agree that any legal action brought pursuant to these Terms will be resolved exclusively in the state and federal courts located in San Francisco County, California.

 

The validity, performance, construction, and interpretation of this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.  Both You and Sync Opp expressly disclaim from application to these Terms the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.

 

In any legal action hereunder, the prevailing party shall be entitled to attorney’s fees and costs.

 

You expressly agree that money damages are sufficient to compensate You for any dispute arising under these Terms.  Accordingly, You expressly disclaim any right to non-monetary relief, including, but not limited to, equitable or injunctive relief, that You may have in connection with a dispute arising under these Terms.

 

Changes to this Policy

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the effective date provided above.  We reserve the right to amend and revise Our Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice.  For example, We may amend or revise Our Privacy Policy to comply with local, state, or Federal laws or to accommodate changes in technology, or to accommodate the needs of Our Yous.  This Privacy Policy may therefore be amended from time to time, consistent with applicable data protection and privacy laws and principles.  If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, We will post a notice on Our website for thirty (30) days from the date of any such material changes.


Contacting Us


 Any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy should be addressed to support@syncopp.com.