Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 04-Feb-2016

Upward.net LLC respects the privacy of our users and has developed this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect and process the information we receive via our websites, online services, software and/or mobile applications (collectively "Upward.net","we", "our", "us", "website" or "services")which link to this Privacy Policy. This Policy applies only to the information we collect via our services and does not apply to information collected by other means. If you have questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to Contact Us.

This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and by accessing or using our Services, you agree to be bound by its terms. All activities in which you may engage on this website are voluntary. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to access features on this website which require the information. If you do not agree to this Policy, do not use or further access the services. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given in the Terms of Use.The Terms of Use of this website are expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Policy. By using this website, you signify that you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as well as to our Terms of Use.

Privacy of Minors.

Upward.net and its services are not intended for minors and, per our Terms of Use, users must be 18 years of age to use our website. We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Informationfrom anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register to use the service. No one under the age of 13 is allowed to provide any Personally Identifiable Information to or on Upward.net or its services. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without parental consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 years of age has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, we will delete such information as quickly as possible.

Information We Collect and Its Use

We collect several types of information from and about our Users:

  1. information by which you can be personally identified, such as your name, address, email, phone number ("Personally Identifiable Information"). The specific information we collect depends on the type of Service you are using; and
  2. information which does not, by itself, identify you ("Non-Personally Identifiable Information").

We collect this information (1) directly from you when you provide it to us, (2) automatically as you go through the Services, and (3) from third parties.

Your understanding and consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information is essential to allow us to provide the Services to you and we rely on the following actions by you as indications of your consent to our existing and future Personally Identifiable Information practices: your voluntary provision of Personally Identifiable Information directly to us for the purposes acquiring our Services; your express consent or acknowledgement contained in any written, verbal or electronic application process by which you may access via our Services; your consent solicited by us for a specified purpose; your acceptance of the Privacy Policy, until you notify us in writing of a withdrawal of this consent; or your consent given through a legally authorized representative.

  1. Information You Provide. Depending on how you interact with the Service, the information you provide, and we collect, may vary. For example, to create a basic account, we may ask for a full name, email address, password, phone number, and address. On a voluntary basis, depending on the Service used, you may also decide to provide more sensitive information such as your social security number, driver's license number, or payment information.

    If you connect to our Services via a social networking website, that website will provide us with information that you have authorized them to share, which may include information regarding your friends or connections on that social networking website. Any information we collected from such account would depend on the privacy settings you have set with that third party website, so make sure to review the social networking website's privacy and data practices, along with your settings.

  2. Information Collected through Automated Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with our Service, we may use automated technologies to collect certain information, including but not limited to, technical information about your computer or mobile device, your browsing actions and patterns, such as the URLs of our web pages that you visited, URLs of referring pages, page views, time spent on a page, number of clicks, location data or other information about how you interacted with our Services. Automated means of data collection include the following:

    Web Browser. When you visit a Upward.net website, your web browser automatically sends us your Internet Protocol ("IP") address so that the pages you request can be sent to your computer or device. We use the IP address to determine additional information, such as whether your computer has visited the website before or how much time was spent on a page.

    Web Beacons. We may use Web Beacons (also called clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) that are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track online movements. A web beacon is embedded invisibly on a webpage or email and allows us and third parties to collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, track referring pages, etc. This information is usually collected in log files, which generally track website traffic, and is used for reasons including site management and analytics. We do not tie Web Beacons to personally identifiable information.

    Location Data. If you access our services from a mobile device, we will collect your physical location if the feature is enabled.

    Cookies. When you visit our website, we collect certain information through the use of cookies to facilitate your access to our website and personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record keeping purposes. We use both session cookies, which terminate when a user closes their browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on the user's computer until manually deleted. You may decline our cookies if your web browser software permits, although this may prevent you from accessing certain features of the Service.

    Through the use of cookies, we collect certain information online and offline arising out of your use of our website. When you visit our website, we track certain non-personally identifiable information with respect to your behavior on the website. This non-personally identifiable information may include the Internet address or URL that you just came from and the URL to which you go next; the links you click; any searches you conduct on our website; your computer browser information; your IP address; and/or other actions you conduct while on our Websites. We use this non-personally identifiable information in conjunction with some of the information that you provided to conduct internal research on users' demographics and behavior and to better understand how to serve users, such as yourself, of the website. This information cannot, by itself, be used to gather any personally identifiable information about you, but it will allow us to track the overall effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns. We may also share cookies with third parties to serve you relevant, targeted ads.

Third Party Links

For your convenience and to improve the usage of the website we may insert links to third parties on this website. This Policy does not apply to such third party websites. These links take you outside of our service and off of our website and are beyond our control. The websites that such links may direct you to have their own separate Privacy Policies. We are not liable for the content and activities of those websites. Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that third parties' sites may utilize their own cookies with users, collect users' data, and/or solicit users' Personally Identifiable Information.

Do Not Track Signals

This Service does not respond to Do Not Track signals and similar settings on your browser.

How We Use Your Information

In general, we may use information we collect about you to:

  • Provide you with personalized content and services;
  • Customize and improve the features, performance, and support of the website;
  • Provide relevant advertising, including interest based advertising from us and third parties;
  • Provide recruiting services to employers;
  • Conduct internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, research and service improvement;
  • Communicate with you regarding our services;
  • Create aggregate and statistical data that does not identify you individually;
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights;
  • Allow you to participate in interactive Service features;
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

By providing us with your email address, you agree to receive email from us. We may also use your email address or phone number to send you, or call you regarding, other messages, special offers, etc. if you apply to a job posting, we will use the email address to provide you with job alerts that may be relevant. If you do not want to receive such messages, you may opt out or change your preferences on your account profile page.

We may compare and review your Personally Identifiable Informationfor errors, omissions, and accuracy based upon past usage and response; or compare your information against other publicly available files; or validate some of the Personally Identifiable Informationto verify that the information you submitted has a high probability of being valid information.

Based upon your affirmative consent, as evidenced by your clicking on the applicable "submit" button, acknowledgement box, and/or your registration on a website (i.e., your submission of the requested information, including your personally identifiable information), we may use the information you provide to attempt to match you with providers of products and services (for example, using your zip code to check for service providers whose service area covers your location) and/or we may forward the information that you provided directly to certain of our third party partners.

We reserve the right to collect information about you and store it in connection with other online or offline information we may possess or obtain about you to create a general user profile. This profile may be created by combining your information with other sources of information such as information obtained from public databases, or from your browsing habits surrounding your visit to this website.

Financial Information: To the extent that we collect your credit card information, we will use the information to verify your identity and/or for transmitting the information to the participating third party partners authorized by you for the purpose of completing your requested transaction. Your credit card information will be encrypted during transmission. In addition, by submitting your credit card information to us, you agree that we and/or our third party partners may verify your credit card account, and you authorize us and/or our third party partners to charge, and thereafter immediately credit, a small sum to the card. Such verification may be conducted through a third-party service provider and, in that case, we would share your specific credit card information with this third-party provider for verification purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to share with third-parties the fact that we have credit card information on file for specific users. Your credit card information is sent directly from your browser to the third-party provider we use to manage credit card processing and we do not store it on our servers. The service provider is not permitted to use the information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.

How We Share Your Information

We will not disclose your individual information or usage data except as follows:

  • With your consent;
  • To service providers that enable us to deliver our service, subject to confidentiality agreements, including without limitation, credit card processors, email management firms, and call center providers;
  • Aggregated usage statistics;
  • To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have consented to or not opted out of these communications;
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provided the information;
  • Disclosure of data believed, in good faith, to be necessary to (1) comply with relevant law, subpoena, warrant or other legal proceeding; (2) enforce our Terms of Use or this Policy; (3) prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (4) as we determine is necessary to protect and defend our rights, other users of our service, or third parties;
  • In a reorganization or sale of the company or its assets, your data may be transferred subject to the acquirer accepting the commitments made in this Policy and compliance with applicable law;
  • If you apply for a specific job through our service, we will disclose your Personally Identifiable Informationto the employer to whom you are applying;
  • If you include your resume in our Resume Database to allow employers, recruiters and other to view it, subject to visibility settings that you control, subscribers to those services will be able to view the information that you provide;

Upward.net offers any user the choice to utilize our services. If you create a resume on, upload your resume to or apply to a job through or otherwise use our service, you are specifically consenting to the use of any information you have provided in such resume as set forth herein and in the Terms of Use.

WE MAY USE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE, INCLUDING SELLING OR TRANSFERRING SUCH INFORMATION AT ANY TIME TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE. For example, we may share your Personally Identifiable Informationwith third party partners so that they can contact you and offer you products and/or services that we and they believe might be of interest to you.

Third Party Cookies and Technologies

Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data and demographics, referring pages, platform types, click counts, etc.) with third parties to help them understand usage patterns for our services, etc. We may also allow third-party advertising companies to serve ads and use technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript or web beacons) to collect information when users visit our website or to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and personalize content. Upward.net does not provide any Personally Identifiable Informationto these third parties without your consent. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information.

http://networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp, http://assets.invitemedia.com/opt-out.html, http://www.aboutads.info/choices, and http://www.clicktale.net/disable.html. Please note that if you delete all cookies, the opt-out cookie may be deleted and you will need to perform the opt out again. For more information, see http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/faqs.asp#question_11.

How We Protect Your Privacy

Security Measures

In order to protect both the Personally Identifiable Informationand the general information that we receive from you, we have implemented various security measures. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls and we do not store any financial information. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or wireless network can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you understand that there are security and privacy limitations which are beyond our control, privacy and security cannot be guaranteed, and information can be viewed or tampered with when in transit by a third party.

Compromise of Personally Identifiable Information

In the event that Personally Identifiable Informationis compromised as a result of a breach, we will promptly notify those users whose Personally Identifiable Informationhas been compromised, in accordance with the procedures set forth herein or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Opting Out

If you wish to opt-out from receiving additional email offers, advertisements and promotions relating to this website, please click on this link to "opt-out".

If you choose to opt-out, your e-mail address will be added to the suppression files associated with this website within ten (10) business days of your request. You may still receive promotional communications from third party partners with whom we previously shared your information. To stop receiving further communications from these third party partners you will need to contact them directly in order to opt-out. Please note that after we process your request to opt-out from receiving additional email offers, advertisements and promotions from this website, we will no longer make your information available to our third party partners.

Effective Date and Notification of Changes to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will become effective on the date they are posted on the website or we otherwise notify you of the changes. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. You should check this policy periodically as its terms may change from time to time. Your continued use of the website after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the "last updated" date found at the beginning of this Privacy Policy when we post changes to it.

Special Notification for California Residents

California Civil Cold Section 1798.83 allows users who are residents of California to request a list of what information, if any, we have provided to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding year. Such requests must be submitted through our Contact Us instructions and may be made once per year.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments relating to our website or Privacy Policy, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to third parties, please contact us by email at: Info@upward.net

You may also send your questions or comments to our address: PO Box 55071 #88122, Boston, MA 02205-5071.