Go Freelancer

Privacy Policy Notice

The policy: This privacy policy notice is served by SBC Digital Ltd, 59 Admiral Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G41 1HP under the website; https://www.gofreelancer.co.uk/. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

Key principles of GDPR:
Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Lawfulness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Storage of your personal data

We store your personal data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services, or until you ask us to delete your personal data. We may also be required to retain certain information in order to comply with local laws. If you create a Go Freelancer account, your information may be collected and stored in a manner that connects to your account email address. We may also create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as email address, or postcode. For example, while using a mobile device to access Go Freelancer, Go Freelancer may provide a Freelancer with relevant postings that are located within the same postcode as where this activity is taking place. We may also store the information detailed in the previous section of the Privacy Policy on its equipment. Such storage services will be governed by appropriate protections, as required by applicable rules.

Data you may provide

Source: From Your Account/Profile
We collect data from you when you create a Go Freelancer account, request information, subscribe for a service, participate in a survey, post a rating or review, send a message or reply, post a CV, upload content or otherwise actively send us data on our Site. This may include, but is not limited to, your password, first and last name, email address, telephone number (including mobile phone number), street address, occupation, interests, messages you send to users, and any other data included in a submitted profile or CV, including but not limited to application materials and answers to questions submitted to Employers through Go Freelancer and answers you give to any questionnaires sent to you. This information may be associated with your profile. You may provide your specific location data when you provide it yourself to help you find more relevant Job Listings (including from the location service on your mobile device).

Source: Through Your Activity on Go Freelancer
As part of the standard operation of the Site, we may collect and analyse information from your computer or mobile device and actions taken on the Site, including, but not limited to, your CV, your searches on Go Freelancer, the titles of projects/freelancers you search, click on or express interest in, where those listings are located, budget or skills required, the budget range or skill level of the listings you view (where indicated), your activity time on the Site and each page, page views, clicks, taps, session activity, browser type, operating system, type of device, MAC address, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the Site.

Source: When Providing Employer/Employment Agency Information
If you are an Employer or Employment Agency, We may request that you provide certain Personal Data to us in order to verify your account.
This information will be used for internal purposes only, subject to any request by law enforcement or a court order.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data. We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options. Cookies that we use are;

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions

Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners; Google Adsense or are self served through our own means. We only use trusted advertising partners who each have high standards of user privacy and security. However we do not control the actual adverts seen / displayed by our advertising partners. Our ad partners may collect data and use cookies for ad personalisation and measurement. Where ad preferences are requested as 'non-personalised' cookies may still be used for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse.

Clickable sponsored or affiliate links may be displayed as a website URL like this; https://www.sbcdigital.co.uk/ or as a titled text link like this: SBC Digital.

Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.

We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.

If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an email marketing service provider or through our own custom email system built into the site. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.

Resources & further information