Updated April 2 , 2020
6YA provides a platform that connects experts and users and
is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and share your personal
information and to assist you in exercising the privacy rights available to
processed by us in our business, including on our websites, mobile
applications, and other online or offline offerings (collectively, the
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The categories of personal information we collect depend on
whether you are an expert, user, customer, applicant or visitor, and the
requirements of applicable law.
Information You Provide to Us.
Account Creation and Purchases:
When you create a user account, we may collect your name,
email address, phone number, and payment information to process your membership
When you create an account as an expert, we may collect
your name, email address, phone number, username, and password. We may also
conduct an interview before approving you as an expert, where information about
you such as your experience and work history may be collected. If you are
approved as an expert, you will be asked to register with a third-party billing
service in order to facilitate payments to you. We do not receive the
information you provide to this third-party billing service.
Your Communications with Us
. We collect personal information from you such as email
address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about
our Services, register for our newsletter or loyalty program, request customer
or technical support, apply for a job or otherwise communicate with us.
. We may
contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may
be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.
Social Media Content
We may offer forums, blogs, or social media pages. Any content you provide on
these channels will be considered “public” and is not subject to privacy
Information Collected Automatically or From
Automatic Data Collection
. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the
Services. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address,
user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile
advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating
system or device, location information, Internet service provider, pages that
you visit before, during and after using the Services, information about the
links you click, and other information about how you use the Services.
Information we collect may be associated with accounts and other devices.
In addition, we may automatically
collect data regarding your use of our Services, such as the types of content
you interact with and the frequency and duration of your activities. We may
combine your information with information that other people provide when they
use our Services, including information about you when they tag you.
Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, Analytics Information, and
Interest-Based Advertising technologies.
as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other
other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information
through the Services. Technologies are essentially small data files placed on
your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices that allow us and our
partners to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact
with our Services.
. Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’
computer browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block
and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work
Pixel Tags/Web Beacons
. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of
code embedded in the Services that collects information about users’ engagement
on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a
user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement.
. We may
also use Google Analytics and other service providers to collect information
regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on our Services. For more
information about Google Analytics, please visit
. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of
data generated by your use of the Services by going to
from Other Sources.
We may obtain
information about you from other sources, including through third party
services and organizations to supplement information provided by you. For
example, if you access our Services through a third-party application, such as
an app store or a social networking site, we may collect information about you
from that third-party application that you have made public via your privacy
settings. Information we collect through these services may include your name,
your user identification number, your user name, location, gender, birth date,
email, profile picture, and your contacts stored in that service. This
supplemental information allows us to verify information that you have provided
to us and to enhance our ability to provide you with information about our
business, products, and Services.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION.
We use your
information for a variety of business purposes, including to:
Fulfil our contract with you
and provide you with our Services, such as:
information and accounts;
to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services;
you about your account, activities on our Services and policy changes;
activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service or device;
financial information and other payment methods for products or Services
advertising, analytics and marketing services;
applications and transactions; and
Allowing you to
register for events.
Analyze and improve our Services pursuant to our legitimate interest, such as:
incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal
activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity;
and engagement in our Services and short-term, transient use, such as
contextual customization of ads;
research for technological development and demonstration;
developing products, services, marketing or security procedures to improve
their performance, resilience, reliability or efficiency;
upgrading or enhancing our Services or device;
products and Services;
identity and preventing fraud;
identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
terms and policies; and
Complying with our
legal obligations, protecting your vital interest, or as may be required for
the public good.
Provide you with additional content and Services, such as:
with customized materials about offers, products, and Services that may be of
interest, including new content or Services;
to interactions, transactions and other compliance activities; and
Other purposes you
consent to, are notified of, or are disclosed when you provide personal
Use De-identified and
We may use
personal information and other data about you to create de-identified and
aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information,
de-identified location information, information about the computer or device
from which you access our Services, or other analyses we create.
Share Content with Friends or Colleagues.
Our Services may offer various tools and functionalities.
For example, we may allow you to provide information about your friends through
our referral services. Our referral services may allow you to forward or share
certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your
friend to use our Services.
How We Use Automatic Collection Technologies.
We, as well as third parties that provide content,
tags, local storage, and other technologies to automatically collect
information through the Services. Our uses of these Technologies fall into the
following general categories:
. This includes Technologies that
allow you access to our Services, applications, and tools that are required to
identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve
security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;
. We may use Technologies to assess
the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to
help us understand how our visitors use the Services;
. We may use Technologies that
allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our
Services. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Services or
keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;
. We may use first party
or third-party Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your
interests, on our Services or on third party sites.
Your browsing activity may be tracked across different websites and different
devices or apps. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity
on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop. To do this
our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns,
geo-location and device identifiers, and will match the information of the
browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.
Notice Regarding Third Party Websites, Social Media
Platforms and Software Development Kits.
Services may contain links to other websites, and other websites may reference
or link to our website or other Services. These other websites are not
controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each
website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or
approve and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such
other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications
is at your own risk.
Our Services may include publicly accessible blogs, forums,
social media pages, and private messaging features. By using such Services,
you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed
and used by third parties for any number of purposes. In addition, social
media buttons such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (that might include
widgets such as the “share this” button or other interactive mini-programs) may
be on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are
visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function
properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or
hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features apart from
We may use third party APIs and
software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our
Services. APIs and SDKs may allow third parties including analytics and
advertising partners to collect your personal information for various purposes
including to provide analytics services and content that is more relevant to
you. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as
set forth below.
DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD
Except as provided below, we do not share your personal
For a list of the categories of personal information we
have disclosed about consumers for a business purpose in the past 12 months,
please click here.
For a list of categories of personal information we have
sold about consumers for a business purpose in the past 12 months for valuable
consideration, please click here.
may share any personal information we collect about you with our third-party
service providers. The categories of service providers (processors) to whom we
entrust personal information include: IT and related services; information and
services; payment processors; customer service providers; and vendors to
support the provision of the Services.
may provide personal information to business partners with whom we jointly
offer products or services. In such cases, our business partner’s name will
appear along with ours.
share personal information with our affiliated companies.
our Services, we may allow third party advertising partners to set Technologies
and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your
device (e.g., your IP address, mobile identifiers, page(s) visited, location,
time of day). We may also combine and share such information and other
information (such as demographic information and past purchase history) with
third party advertising partners. These advertising partners may use this
information (and similar information collected from other websites) for
purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third
party websites within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as
“interest-based advertising” or “online behavioral advertising. We may allow
access to other data collected by the Services to share information that may be
useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you. If you prefer not
to share your personal information with third party advertising partners, you
may follow the instructions below.
Disclosures to Protect Us or
We may access, preserve, and
disclose any information we store associated with you to external parties if
we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with
law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a
court order or subpoena; protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or
safety; enforce our policies or contracts; collect amounts owed to us; or
assist with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal
Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or Other Asset
If we are involved in a
merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy,
receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another
provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a
transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.
International Data Transfers.
You agree that all information processed by us may be
transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not
limited to, the United States or other countries, which may have data
protection laws that are different from the laws where you live. We have taken
appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain
protected and require our third-party service providers and partners to have
appropriate safeguards as well. Further details can be provided upon request.
You have certain choices about your personal information.
Where you have consented to the processing of your personal information, you
may withdraw that consent at any time and prevent further processing by
contacting us as described below. Even if you opt out, we may still collect
and use non- personal information regarding your activities on our Services and
for other legal purposes as described above.
Email and Telephone Communications.
If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the
unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving
future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related
emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you
certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you
will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications
We process requests to be placed on do-not-mail,
do-not-phone and do-not-contact lists as required by applicable law.
We may send you push notifications through our mobile
application. You may at any time opt out from receiving these types of
communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. We may also
collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications. You may
opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.
“Do Not Track.”
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can
set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor
DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.
Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising.
You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on
your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or
device permits. The online advertising industry also provides websites from
which you may opt out of receiving targeted ads from data partners and other
advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can
access these and learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and
. To separately make choices for mobile apps on a mobile
device, you can download DAA’s AppChoices application from your device’s app
store. Alternatively, for some devices you may use your device’s platform
controls in your settings to exercise choice.
Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and
on each device. Advertisements on third party websites that contain the
AdChoices link may have been directed to you based on information collected by
advertising partners over time and across websites. These advertisements
provide a mechanism to opt out of the advertising partners’ use of this
information for interest-based advertising purposes.
Your Privacy Rights.
In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right
to/Portability of Personal Data
consistent with legal requirements. In addition, you may have the right in
some cases to receive or have your electronic Personal Data transferred to
of your personal information
where it is inaccurate or incomplete. In some cases, we may provide
self-service tools that enable you to update your personal information or we
may refer you to the controller of your personal information who is able to
make the correction.
of your personal information,
subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.
Request restriction of or object to
processing of your personal information, including the
right to opt in or opt out of the sale of your Personal Data to third parties,
if applicable, where such requests are permitted by law.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please
contact us as set forth below. We will process such requests in accordance
with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify
your identity before fulfilling your request.
We store the personal information we receive, as described
fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services,
resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate
business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION.
We take steps to ensure that your information is treated
is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information
you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do
not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.
By using the Services or
providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with
you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues
relating to your use of the Services. If we learn of a security system’s
breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the
Services, by mail or by sending an e-mail to you.
The Services are not directed to children under 17 (or
other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal
information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with
personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth
below. If we learn that we have collected any personal information in
violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such
information and terminate the child’s account.
If you are located in the European Economic Area or the UK,
you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you
believe our processing of your personal information violates applicable law.
will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that
If you have any questions about our privacy practices or
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