On SkipTheDrive.com (https://www.skipthedrive.com or “our site”), we take privacy seriously. We want our users to feel comfortable using our site and to know exactly what their rights are. We also want to be fully transparent as far as the information that’s collected, how it’s stored, and what you can do if you’d like any of your personal information modified or deleted. Skip The Drive LLC is the owner of our site.
We are currently working with existing vendors to enhance privacy and security capabilities. We are committed to using updated privacy guidelines and best practices.
Types of data we collect
It is not necessary to create an account in order to use our site. You are welcome to visit our site anonymously.
If you create an account on our site, or if we create an account on your behalf, we may store the following information:
- account nickname
- email address
- first and last name
- website URL
- biographical information
- social media profile info
- your profile picture
- organization info
Bloggers might also have accounts created from us on their behalf. If bloggers choose to provide personal and/or biographical information, that information will be stored and displayed to the general public. Displaying biographical information to the general public is typically done as a courtesy to bloggers (i.e. a small blurb about the blogger which includes a backlink to their site or social media profile).
Job posting data
If you’re posting a job on our site, you’ll do this through a form. No account is needed for this. The personal information that is collected is below:
- email address
- company name
- company location
- job title
- job description
- PayPal transaction information
Note: Most of the information you submit with your job posting will be publicly displayed on our site so that job seekers can search for (and apply to) the job. The email address you specify within the Email Address field on the submission form will not be publicly displayed. We may store PayPal data elements related to your transaction, such as transaction ID and email address. We do not store any PayPal passwords on our server.
Cookie Example – An example of how a cookie works could be with an email optin form. Suppose an optin form pops up, and you dismiss that form. What happens is that a cookie is placed within your browser that indicates the day and time that the form was dismissed. It might also specify the cookie expiration. While the cookie is not expired, the popup form will not show as that visitor visits our site. Once the expiration date has passed, the form will launch again.
We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
Some of the cookies that might be placed on your site include:
- OptinMonster – We use OptinMonster for our newsletter optin forms. If you dismiss a form or submit your email address, this will be remembered until the cookie expires.
- Jobs2Careers – Jobs2Careers is where we pull in many of our jobs from.
- Google – We use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information. This helps us determine the most visited pages on our site, the sites that drive us the most traffic, and other statistics that help us improve our site’s content.
When someone visits our site, we use a third-party service (Google Analytics), to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We use this information to find out things such as pages that have the most visits, the amount of traffic coming from referrals vs. search engines, and more. This information is processed in such a way that nobody is identifiable. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to identify those visiting our site. You can read more about Google’s data protection compliance here.
We use third-party services for storing and sending email:
We use Mailchimp to store email addresses and to deliver emails for our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter email, or by emailing our data protection officer (Pete Metz).
We use MailGun to deliver email to those who sign up for job alerts. Just like with our newsletter, we gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see MailGun’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter email, or by emailing our data protection officer (Pete Metz).
Where we send your data
We may share anonymized personal information with other organizations, particularly Jobs2Careers, who may use this data to analyze job seeker behavior.
If you’ve signed up for job alerts, your information will be sent to MailGun.
If you’ve signed up for our newsletter, your information will be sent to MailChimp.
How long do we hold on to your data?
If you create an account or we create it on your behalf, that information is stored indefinitely.
Google Analytics information is stored for up to 38 months after the last time you visit our site.
Site backups are stored for up to 6 months. We use Amazon’s AWS service for this. All AWS services are GDPR ready.
Account information is stored indefinitely.
We may, at our sole discretion, decide to purge your data from our system in order to be proactive with protecting your personally identifiable information. This decision would be made if we feel there’s no good reason to store your data any longer (i.e. a job posting that has expired).
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive payment information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
Access to your personal information
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete your personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer (Pete Metz) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
– To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
– To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
– To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
– To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
– To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
– To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, click the ‘Unsubscribe’ link (or visit the URL) near the bottom of the email.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without your consent. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website, within email communications, or via social media. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and going to the ‘Profile’ page.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Third party job providers
When users click on job listings, they may be redirected to a third-party website, employer, or job aggregator. Any information submitted by the user to those sites, as well as any cookie or tracking information used by the third-party-websites will be the sole responsibility of the user, and we will not be held accountable. We will not be held accountable for any data collected from users by third-party sites, nor will we be held accountable for any tracking information that third-party websites may incorporate (such as cookies).
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://www.skipthedrive.com/terms-of-use/
This policy was last modified on 6/12/2019.
4100 Carmel Rd. Ste. B, #198
Charlotte, NC 28226