Information Collected by Us
In order to operate the Website and to provide you with information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we may collect "personal information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact you directly (without using the Website) such as full name, postal address, resumes, phone number or email address), "financial information" (i.e. credit card numbers or passwords) or "demographic information" (i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, that is neither personal information nor financial information; this may include, but is not limited to, zip code, postal code, hometown, gender, username, age/birth date, purchase history information, browsing history information, searching history information, registration history information, and the content of communications between you and other Users over the Website), subject to the rest of this paragraph. Demographic information is divided into two categories: 1) "non-public information", which consists of purchase history information and one-on-one communications between you and other users of the Website; and 2) "public information", which consists of all other demographic information. We ask that you do not enter personal information or financial information into your profile (for example, do not use your address or password as your username, or include your name or address in your written responses), because if you do then it may be posted publicly on the Website, and the information will then be treated as "demographic information" that is "public information." We may use your registration information (e.g. skills, experience, roles, etc.) to enable you and other users to better filter through search results in an effort to help determine whether project requirements and user profiles found are a match for you and other users. Clover does not share your registration information (e.g. skills, experience, roles, etc.) with other users, but we reserve the right to do so at our sole discretion with or without prior notice to you.
Information Collected by Others
An IP address of a user is used by most e-commerce websites to collect demographic data and improve service. We use your IP address, as well as the website you visited prior to our website for much the same purpose. We automatically gather this information after each visit and translate this information into a resource that we can use to identify and correct problems with our website and better understand our users, as well as continually update and expand our offerings.
Cookies & Web Beacons
"Web beacons" or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.
Use of Personal Information
We use your email address and your other personal information to help us efficiently operate the Website, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the Website (including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with Clover), and to forward messages to you from other Website users. These types of communications are known as "Operational Communications." In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner ads and special offers.
We also use personal information to send you newsletters, information, offers and other promotional materials for Clover and/or third party goods or services. We attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. By registering an account on the Website, you are opting in to receive occasional promotional emails from Clover. To stop receiving occasional promotional email from Clover, please cancel your account.
To operate the Website, including processing your transactions and supporting your activities on the Website, we may share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, email origination, receipt or support services, customer relationship management services, and order fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
Please read the information below under the heading "Sharing Personal & Financial Information" to learn more ways in which we may share your personal information.
Use of Financial Information
We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to bill you for products and services and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information, on the Website, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine are necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support the transaction or activity. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information that you submit to us. Please read the information below under the heading "Sharing Personal & Financial Information" to learn more ways in which we may share your financial information.
Sharing Personal & Financial Information
Use of Public & Demographic Information
Our Security Precautions
The Website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. We encrypt all of your financial information as it travels over the Internet and we store your financial information on our servers in encrypted form. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
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