Shape Digital Media never automatically collects any information that specifically identifies Users, such as their name, address, or e-mail address. Shape Digital Media collects personally identifiable information from Users only when Users voluntarily provide it as part of the registration process (“Registration Information”) to open an Account. We always ask Users whenever we need Registration Information that identifies Users or allows us to contact Users.
Shape Digital Media may collect and use personally identifiable information from Users for purposes other than to open an Account, e.g., such as subscribing to a newsletter, participating in polls, surveys, and questionnaires, using tell-a-friend features, participating in contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions, or receiving technical support.
Consent and security
It is Your choice whether or not You provide Your Registration Information to Shape Digital Media, but Registration Information is required in order for Shape Digital Media to provide You with services – namely, access to and/or participation in Jobs, to post Jobs and receive Contractor Services, and certain other features of the Website.
Use of personally identifiable information
In addition, Shape Digital Media reserves the right to disclose Your personally identifiable information under limited circumstances in the event Shape Digital Media believes that the Website is being used to commit unlawful acts; if disclosure of Your personally identifiable information is required to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or with a court or administrative order; or will help to enforce our Terms of Service, to protect Your safety or security) including the safety and security of property that belongs to You) or to protect the safety and security of the Website or third parties.
Non-personally identifying information (“Usage Information”) comprises information that does not identify any particular User. Examples include: information about which of Shape Digital Media’s pages are visited on an aggregate level, browser type, operating system type, or IP address of a User.
Shape Digital Media may collect other types of non-personally identifying information, e.g., age, date of birth, gender, hobbies, or other demographic information.
Use of usage information
Your Usage Information may be disclosed internally within Shape Digital Media and to third parties. For example, Shape Digital Media may disclose Usage Information in order to better understand which parts of the Website Users are visiting, to improve the content of the Website, and for marketing, advertising, or research purposes.
Cookies and log files
The Website may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of Your computer. Cookies can be used to provide You with tailored information from the Website. The cookie itself does not contain Registration Information. You can set Your browser to notify You when You receive a cookie, giving You the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Shape Digital Media also records information that Your web browser sends whenever You visit any website, such as Your Internet Protocol address.
The Website uses a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites. We also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which our Users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We may collect information from use of these technical methods in a form that is personally identifiable.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case Shape Digital Media may not be able to provide certain services or features of the Website to You.
To protect Your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify Your identity before granting You access to your profile or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your unique password and account information at all times.
If at any time You decide to remove Your personally identifiable information from our database, You may do so by emailing us at info@Shape Digital Media.com or contacting us via the following mailing address:
Shape Digital Media, LLC
535 Mission St, 14th floor,
San Francisco, CA
Upon such removal, Shape Digital Media may not be able to provide certain services or features of the Website to You.
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Our commitment to data security
Shape Digital Media uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of Your personally identifiable information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information You provide to Shape Digital Media and You do so at Your own risk. Once We receive Your transmission of information, Shape Digital Media makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
Our commitment to children’s privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Shape Digital Media does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18. If You are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If Shape Digital Media learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then Shape Digital Media will take appropriate steps to delete this information.
Special note to international users
The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If You are accessing the Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through Your continued access and use of Shape Digital Media, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Service, You are transferring Your personally identifiable information to the United States and You consent to that transfer.
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