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Zinc Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from https://zinc.work (the “Site”).

Personal information we collect


When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect device Information using the following technologies:
  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers or cryptographic payment addresses), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
We collect work-related information, work history data, work performance, progression and competency data. Storage of this data is facilitated by Zinc but not owned by Zinc. We will only have access to this data if you request we keep access keys to this information. If a user is facilitated to own data in a 3rd party network by Zinc then Zinc will not have access to see this data nor delete it.
When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

When do we collect information?


We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order or others enter information on the platform about you.

How do we use your information?


We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways: to quickly process your transactions.

How do we protect your information?


Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?


You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since all browsers are a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Minimal use of personal information


We use the user sign-up information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
  • Communicate with you;
  • Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud.
  • We will not hold any order information other than your cryptographic address if you wish to interact with the dApp in a decentralised (trustless) fashion.
  • We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Sharing personal information


We share the minimum amount of your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information for analytics and marketing purposes. For example, we use Google Analytics to power our analytics. You can read more about how Zinc uses your Personal Information here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=uk. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioral marketing


As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Your rights


If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data retention


When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Minors


The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.

Changes


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Do not track


Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Contact us


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at hello@zinc.work or by mail using the details provided below: Highbridge House, 93-96 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, LND, UB8 1LU, United Kingdom.