Houston & Kokare LLC (“Houston & Ko” “we,” “our” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals in all aspects of our business operations. We strictly abide by privacy laws, regulations and best international privacy standards to provide you with safer and more reliable services.
In protecting your privacy, we are guided by the following principles:
Houston & Ko may ask you to provide the following information to enable you access the Website, the Services or to be admitted into the Houston & Ko network, either as a Client or Freelancer:
We may also collect personal information provided to us in certain circumstances including when you contact us; when you respond to our request for information, electronically or otherwise; and when you submit your personal information to us for any reason. In addition, we may record video and phone calls for quality assurance and training purposes.
When you access the Houston & Ko Website and Services or Houston & Ko Account, we automatically record and store certain information by using cookies and other types of technology such as Google Analytics and HubSpot. Examples of information that we might collect are LinkedIn profile details; Internet Protocol addresses, your geographic location; date and time of your visit; device and browser types and identifiers, referring and exit page addresses and software and system types.
Houston & Ko may supplement the information collected from you with additional information about you from other sources including publicly available and third-party databases or services that provide information such as LinkedIn, corporate websites and job board websites.
In addition, we may conduct necessary background checks to verify the professional background, criminal convictions, among other facts. If applicable to you, your consent to the collection of such additional data will be solicited at such time, pursuant to applicable laws.
Although cookies do not disclose your identity, you may disable cookies them at any time. Doing so will, however, affect our ability to track your preferences and as such, you may have to manually adjust your preferences every time you visit the Website.
We use the personal information we collect about you or that you provide to us to:
Subject to any restrictions under applicable laws, we may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you. You may opt-out of such communications by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email. Alternatively, you could send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that it may take up to ten (10) business days for us to process opt-out requests.
Houston & Ko does not share your personal information with third parties except when you agree to be bound by our Freelancer or Client Terms and Conditions, in which case your information with sharing of your personal information in relation may be shared in connection with provision of the Services.
We may also share your information with our trusted third party service providers who may process personal information on our behalf. Such third party service providers include those engaged to host our data (including your personal information), websites and Services; providing payment processing services; or performing other administrative services for us. Although we have been carefully vetted these third parties, we shall not be responsible or liable for any of their acts or omissions. Additionally, Houston & Ko may share your personal information pursuant to any governmental, court and law enforcement requests under any law or regulation.
Both the Website and the Services are not intended for persons who have not attained the age of majority. Accordingly, Houston & Ko does not knowingly collect personal information from children.
In case we learn that we have collected personal information relating to a child, we shall immediately delete such information from our databases.
We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the personal information collected through the Website secure.
We shall retain personal data collected for a reasonable time frame, which will vary depending on the nature of the data and whether the data may be needed for future legitimate use. When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy such Personal Information.
Residents in the European Union are entitled to certain additional rights with respect to personal information that we hold about them. These rights include:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding how to exercise any of your rights, please send us a detailed message to email@example.com, then we will serve you.
You may at any time request for correction or deletion of your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated on: 29th day of March 2021