PRIVACY STATEMENT

for Job Creators/ Job Providers (hereafter called “Clients“)
and Individual Job Performers (hereafter called “Workers”)

Revision: Dec 10, 2014 – version 1.1

1. Registration and User Data

1.1 Your personal data is save with us, and will never be shared with any third party without your explicit permission or unless obligated elsewise by law. Crowdee uses your data internally in order to match micro-job offers to your profile and process account balancing. Specific statistical usage and context analyses are executed anonymously in order to maintain and improve our services. In rare cases, Crowdee may transmit such non-personal data to third parties. In any case, relevant data are anonymized making it impossible to identify individual persons and as a result, personal data are not available. Internally our system uses secure connections and certified recipients only. Storage is done in German scientific electronic data processing centers of high security level. The Crowdee servers are maintained by a professional IT service provider and are checked at regular intervals. However, full protection against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible despite the current technical state of the art and safeguards that have been implemented. Crowdee shall not be liable for damage resulting from unauthorized access by third parties insofar as it has not been made possible by willful or grossly negligent actions on the part of Crowdee. Please also see our Terms and Conditions.

1.2 When registering with Crowdee, you are obligated to answer profiling question and give personal information truly and accurately. This specifically includes data regarding your personal identity, address, email, qualifications, education and expertise. The choice of user name may not infringe on any third party rights, cf. Section 4 below. In order to process payout of rewards accumulated with your account we may need ask for your bank account, upon request. We are entitled to request documents proving your personal data upon request also on short notice. Fraudulent, unlawful or malicious statements can lead to service exclusion. Registration and profile data are saved separately and are merged only for bookkeeping and settlement purposes.

1.3 Your Email address is used to deliver updates and information regarding this Privacy Statement and our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Therefore, it is very important to keep the email address always up to date and check your Emails not less than in 30 days intervals.

1.4 In order protect our system from abuse, spam or malware, we are eligible to commence precautionary measures including the application of anti-spam or anti-spy filter and software programs to an appropriate extent.

1.5 When using the Crowdee platform, data temporarily saved and used in a protocol data file are the following:

  • IP address of the user (upon establishing a secure connection to our web server)
  • Date and time of the action
  • Site visited and name of the downloaded file
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Notification whether the site visit / download were successful.

These data serve for statistical purposes, in particular in order to prevent or reveal unauthorized access to the platform components. These temporary data are deleted thereafter.

1.6 We will commence deletion of your data upon a) your written request to do so via email to our customer service, as well as b) you absence from our platform for a long time. In more detail, we will lock your account upon 24 consecutive month of not logging in. You receive a notification of it. Upon further 24 consecutive month of not logging in we will proceed to delete your personal data permanently. Ultimately, you receive a notification shortly before.

2. Data Ownership, Copyright and Usage Rights

2.1 Workers agree to keep confidential vis-a-vis any third parties all data related to the micro-jobs including any information connected to performance of the job. Workers explicitly agree to perform the work in a manner such that third parties have no access to any data provided with the job. These confidentiality obligations shall survive contract cancellation or termination. Crowdee reserves the right to take action against workers that culpably violate these obligations.

2.2 Each worker unconditionally assigns to Crowdee the right to use all rights to all data and services performed and produced by the worker in order to complete the job without limitation as to time, geographic scope or content. This assignment of rights pertains to and encompasses without limitation all rights of authorship and copyright and trademark rights, and applies to all forms of use, including without limitation the rights to duplicate, disseminate, perform, reproduce in public and publish, work upon and amend or alter any applicable (if any) rights of authorship or other protective rights. Specifically, this includes without limitation the right of Crowdee to assign to third parties corresponding rights to the same extent so that the work done can be made freely available to others. Workers hereby renounce any right to be publicly named or described as the author of any such work done. Note, jobs may account for compensation in case of assignment of the above rights with respect to the work to be performed in specific cases.

3. Use of cookies

3.1 In order to provide a good level of usability on our platform and improve our software at the same time, we sometimes store small amounts of information (cookies) on your computer, as is common with most major websites. Cookies are used to:

  1. Remember your settings in between different visits on our platform
  2. Prevent you from repeatedly having to re-enter user name & password
  3. Analyze the use of our website and services so that we can continue to improve it

3.2 Our cookies will not be used to identify you personally. You can manage or delete these files if you want to. Visit AboutCookies.org for more information on cookies and how you can manage them.

4.3rd Party Content, IP, Copyright, Liability

4.1 Individual jobs or requested actions upon performance of these jobs may include sensitive data such as text, images, or elsewise related copyrighted or personal data. In case of usage of copyrighted data on our platform, you are requested to provide written consent and permission to use these data upon request by Crowdee at any time. Copyright must be respected in any way of presentation or usage, e.g. by stating copyright information in the vicinity of the copyrighted content. You are obliged to respect copyright by law. Please check the individual licenses to find out about copying or editing conditions and limitations. Any violation of applicable law, including without limitation such as would violate the rights of authorship, “personality rights” (w.r.t. Section 823 Paragraph 1 of the German Civil Code – BGB), or other protective rights of third parties, are forbidden. Workers are required to reimburse and indemnify Crowdee for all costs and expenses incurred by Crowdee owing to claims asserted by third parties against Crowdee in connection to these rights and the content or work performed. Crowdee does not assume liability for a correct and orderly usage of copyrighted content on our platform. Liability is assumed with the party that uses/uploads the content to our platform. Each client and worker will thereof indemnify and hold Crowdee harmless from any third party rights relating to violations of name-rights, trademarks, rights of authorship or patent rights, insofar as this is legally permissible. Clients further indemnify Crowdee w.r.t. resulting costs and expenses, including without limitation attorneys and court costs, incurred by Crowdee in connection with legal actions carried out by third parties on account of data or content uploaded to the Crowdee platform. Crowdee shall be liable only for damages resulting from willful misconduct and gross negligence. On simple negligence, Crowdee shall only be liable for damages relating to injury to life, bodily harm or health; damages relating to breach of a material contractual obligation (an obligation essential to the proper consummation of the contract and as to which a worker may, and reasonably does, rely); in such case, however, liability of Crowdee shall be limited to restitution of foreseeable, reasonably expected damages. Workers warrant to Crowdee that in performing jobs on the Crowdee platform, they are not undertaking any risks beyond the ordinary risks of life.

4.2 We preserve the right to block content we entertain suspicion to infringe copyright law. Reasonable suspicion may specifically arise when governmental investigation or prosecution is being realized. We further preserve the right to keep blocking your account until suspicion is falsified. Further we preserve the right to revisit the content for improvement or request improvement before unblocking your account.

4.3 Our service can only be used in ways that do not violate law, copyright law, our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Statement. Please pay attention to the following:

  • It is forbidden to generate or distribute information that can harm the education or development of children and adolescent persons. Further is it forbidden to breach human dignity or law in any way. You must not call out on infringements of law or instruct someone to break the law or distribute such instructions. Generation, usage or distribution of racism terms, pornographic content, content which glorifies or trivialize violence, as well as content against public policy.
  • All forms of defamation, libel and slander, nuisance and harassment are forbidden.
  • Law related to copyright, brands, or elsewise property rights must not be infringed.
  • Unsolicited massive distribution of content or contact is forbidden.

5. Updates and Changes to this Privacy Statement

5.1 We preserve the right to update and change our Privacy Statement at any time. If so, we will notify you at least 3 (three) weeks in advance, meaning 3 (three) weeks ahead of the effective update or change application day. You can reject these updates and changes by writing to our customer service within 3 (three) weeks upon arrival of update notification. In these cases, individual examination of your case by our customer service will determine if you can stay with the original version or elsewise processing must be done. Upon no written rejection all updates and changes are applied and become legally binding on the effectual day. In any case, we will inform you about the update record, your right to reject these updates, the connected statutory period to do so, and consequences, in due time.

Please direct any further inquiry on our privacy directives to: info@crowdee.de.