Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY 

My Virtual Self Limited (“MVS”) provides this Privacy Policy to let you know our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information through www.myvirtualself.com (the “Site”), as well as any information MVS collects offline in connection with the Service. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information. Please note that certain features or services referenced in this Privacy Policy may not be offered on the Service at all times. Please also review our Terms of Use which governs your use of the Service. We’ve provided short summaries in this Privacy Policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices or rights you may have. While these summaries help explain some of the concepts in a simple and clear way, we encourage you to read the entire Privacy Policy to understand our data practices. 

1. INFORMATION COLLECTION Users of the Service may be Clients or Members (as each is defined in the User Agreement). Information You Provide to Us When you use the Service, you may provide us with information about you. This may include your name and contact information, financial information to make payment for use of the MVS platform. When you use the Service, we may also collect information related to your use of the Service and aggregate this with information about other users. This helps us improve our Services for you. 

•Personal Information: In the course of using the Service (whether as a Client or Member), we may require or otherwise collect information that identifies you as a specific individual and can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Examples of Personal Information include your name, email address, company address, billing address, and phone number. 

•Payment Information: If you use the Service to make payments, we will also collect certain payment information, such as credit card, PayPal or other financial account information, and billing address.

 •General Audience Service: The Service is general audience and intended for users 18 and older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from anyone younger than age 18. If we become aware that a child younger than 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our files. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child younger than age 18 and believe that MVS has collected Personal Information from your child, please contact us at: info@myvirtualself.com 

•Non-Identifying Information/Usernames: We also may collect other information, such as zip codes, demographic data, information regarding your use of the Service, and general project-related data (“Non-Identifying Information”). We may aggregate information collected from MVS registered and non-registered users “MVS Users” (generally email address) into a form of Non-Identifying Information referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Hashed Information.” This is typically accomplished using a mathematical process (commonly known as a hash function) to convert information into a code. The code does not identify you directly, but it may be used to connect your activity and interests.

•Combination of Personal and Non-Identifying Information: Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers in a way that enables you to be identified (for example, combining information with your name). But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information, but MVS will treat the combined information as Personal Information. 

You do not have a statutory obligation to provide us with any information, but you may have a contractual obligation to do so, and if we do not receive certain information from you, then we will not be able to provide our Service to you. 

If you have any questions regarding whether provision of information is mandatory and the consequences for withholding such information, please contact us via info@myvirtualself.com 

Information Collected Automatically 

Like other online companies, we receive technical information when you use our Services. We use these technologies to analyze how people use our Services, to improve how our Site functions and to save your log-in information for future sessions. We and our third party service providers, including analytics and third party content providers, may automatically collect certain information from you whenever you access or interact with the Service. This information may include, among other information, the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to the Service, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to the Service, areas within the Service that you visited, which links you clicked on, which pages or content you viewed and for how long, other similar information and statistics about your interactions, such as content response times, download errors and length of visits to certain pages and other information commonly shared when browsers communicate with websites. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, and to improve marketing, analytics, and site functionality. The information we collect also includes the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or other unique device identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) used to access the Service. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned or connected to the device you use to access the Service, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access the Service. MVS and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movement around the website and the mobile app, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. 

The technology used to collect information automatically from MVS Users may include the following: 

•Cookies: Like many websites, we and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use both persistent cookies that remain on your computer or similar device (such as to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Service and to track your compliance with the MVS Terms of Use) and session ID cookies, which expire at the end of your browser session (for example, to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how MVS Users interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage by MVS Users and web traffic routing on the Service). You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functionality of the Service. 

User Profiles Members may create a profile with certain or all information publicly available to Clients (subscribers). 

Clients (subscribers) may also create organization profiles. You may have the opportunity to create a profile, which consists of information about you, and may include Personal Information, career history, examples of your work, skills, expertise and other information, including your username (“Profile”). The information in your Profile will be visible to all MVS Subscribers. Clients and Agencies of associated individual users or companies may also have the opportunity to create an organization Profile. If, in any case, you believe that an unauthorized profile has been created about you, you can request for it to be removed by contacting us at info@myvirtualself.com Messaging Members and Clients (subscribers) may communicate with each other through the Service. For example a member and a business may want to discuss a job opportunity. If you communicate with a business, that business will also be a “data controller” with respect to such communications. Testimonials We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our Service, in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at info@myvirtualself.com 

2. USE OF INFORMATION 

We use information collected through the Service to provide and improve the Service, process your requests, prevent fraud, comply with the law, and as otherwise permitted with your consent. 

WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT: 

•To provide and improve the Service, complete your transactions, address your inquiries, process your registration, verify the information you provide is valid, and for compliance and internal business purposes.

 •To contact you with administrative communications and MVS newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please unsubscribe. 

•To enforce and comply with the law, including to conduct an investigation, to protect the property and rights of MVS or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, fraudulent, unethical or legally actionable activity. 

•For the purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information, with your consent, and as further described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for the purposes described above: 

•For Our Legitimate Interests. In many cases, we handle Personal Information on the grounds that it furthers our legitimate interests in commercial activities, such as the following, in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals: 

•Providing our Site and Service. 

•Analyzing and improving our business.

 •Communications, including marketing and responding to your inquiries about our services. 

•Addressing information security needs and protecting our Users, MVS, and others. 

•Managing legal issues. 

•To Comply with Legal Obligations. We need to use and disclose Personal Information in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations. 

3. YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS 

You have certain choices regarding how we may communicate with you. Registered MVS Users may update their choices regarding the types of communications you receive from us through your online account. You also may opt-out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the opt-out instructions provided in those emails. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of the Service (for example, administrative and service announcements) via email and other means and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you opt-out from receiving marketing communications. All Users may request access to or correction of any Personal Information we have about them or close their account and/or request deletion of all Personal Information we have about them. In certain jurisdictions, Users may have certain rights with regard to their Personal Information. We will honor User requests to the extent we can reasonably do so and as required by law. Upon request, MVS will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information. You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information by making updates to that information or by contacting MVS through your online account. If you request to access all personal information you’ve submitted, we will respond to your request to access within 30 days or as otherwise required by law. If your information is deleted, then your account may become deactivated. If your account is deactivated or you ask to close your account, you will no longer be able to use the Service. If you would like to close your account in our system, you can do so through the MVS Service, once you have logged in.

4. SECURITY We take a number of steps to protect your data, but no security is guaranteed. MVS takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure the information it collects and stores about MVS Users. All access to the Site is encrypted using industry-standard transport layer security technology (“TLS”). Remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, MVS cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. 

5. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY We may change this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes, we will provide notice. MVS may update this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting. In the event that there are material changes to the way we treat your Personal Information, we will display a notice through the Services prior to the change becoming effective. We may also notify you by email, in our discretion. However, we will use your Personal Information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted the information, unless you consent to the new or revised policy. 

6. CONTACTING US If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@myvirtualself.com