Our registered users (“Members”) share their professional identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional insights, post and view relevant content. Content and data on some of our Services are viewable to non-members (“Visitors”).
Data Controllers and Contracting Parties
- Data We Collect
1.1 Data You Provide To Us
To create an account, you need to provide a mobile number and a password. If you register for a PRO Service, you will need to provide payment (e.g. credit card) and billing information.
When you create your Vibl profile, you have choices about the information on your profile, such as your full name, birth date, education, professional background, profile photo, contact addresses, social media accounts, etc. You don’t have to provide additional information on your profile; however, profile information helps you to get more from our Services, including helping your network to recognize you, your business and services. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
Posting and Uploading
We collect personal data from you when you input or upload it to our Services, such as when you fill out a form or respond to a survey. If you opt to import your address book, we receive your contacts (including contact information your service provider(s) or app automatically added to your address book when you communicated with addresses or numbers not already in your list). If you sync your contacts with our Services, we will collect your address book information to keep growing your network by suggesting connections for you and others. You don’t have to post personal data or opt to import address books; though if you don’t, it may limit your ability to grow and engage with your network over our Services.
1.2 Data From Others
You and others may post content that includes information about you on our Services. We also may collect public information about you, such as professional-related accomplishments and make it available as part of our Services, including, in notifications to others.
We receive personal data (including contact information) about you when others import or sync their contacts with our Services.
We receive personal data (e.g. your job title and work email address) about you when you use the registration services of our partners, such as other social networks providing us user data via API integration.
1.3 Service Use
We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology, such as when you view or click on content (e.g. Add to Contacts button) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps or share content. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.
1.4 Cookies and Similar Technologies
1.5 Your Device and Location
When you visit or leave our Services (including some plugins and our cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to and the time of your visit. We also get information about your network and device (e.g. IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, cookie IDs and/or ISP or your mobile carrier). If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings. We will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location.
We collect information about you when you send or receive connection requests or engage with other users on our Services. For example, if you get a Vibl connection request, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders.
1.7 Workplace and School Provided Information
Others buying our Services for your use, such as your employer or your school, provide us with personal data about you and your eligibility to use the Services that they purchase for use by their workers, students or alumni. For example, we will get contact information for “Enterprise Dashboard” administrators and for authorizing users of our PRO Services, such as our performance tracking, sales or media products.
- How We Use Your Data
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use and how you use those Services. We use the data that we have about you to provide and personalize our Services so that our Services can be more relevant and useful to you and others.
Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for professional opportunities, stay informed and be more productive.
Our Services allow you to stay in touch and up to date with colleagues, partners, clients and other professional contacts. To do so, you can “connect” with the professionals who you choose and who also wish to “connect” with you. When you connect with other Members, you will be able to screen each other’s connections in order to exchange professional opportunities.
We use data about you (such as your profile, profiles you have viewed or data provided through address book uploads or partner integrations) to help others find your profile, suggest connections for you and others (e.g. Members who share your contacts or job experiences) and enable you to invite others to become a Member and connect with you. You can also opt-in to allow us to use your precise location or proximity to others for certain tasks (e.g. to suggest other nearby Members for you to connect with).
It is your choice whether to invite someone to our Services, send a connection request or allow another Member to become your connection. When you invite someone to connect with you, your invitation will include your basic profile information (e.g. name, profile photo, job title). We will send invitation reminders to the person you invited.
We will contact you through email, mobile phone, notices posted on our websites or apps and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use our Services, network updates, reminders and promotional messages from us and our partners. You may change your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages, including security and legal notices.
We serve you tailored ads both on and off our Services. We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off our Services directly or through a variety of partners, using the following data, whether separately or combined:
- Data from advertising technologies such as pixels, ad tags, cookies and device identifiers
- Member-provided information (e.g. profile, contact information, title and industry)
- Data from your use of our Services (e.g. connections, page visits, videos you watch, clicking on an ad)
- Information from advertising partners, vendors and publishers
- Information inferred from data described above (e.g. using job titles from a profile to infer industry, seniority and compensation bracket; using first names or pronoun usage to infer gender; or using device data to recognize you as a Member)
Info to Ad Providers
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks except for: (i) hashed IDs or device identifiers; (ii) data already visible to any users of the Services (e.g. information on your public profile). However, if you view or click on an ad on or off our Services, the ad provider will get a signal that someone visited the page that displayed the ad and they may, through the use of mechanisms such as cookies, determine it is you. Advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with hashed IDs or device identifiers received from us. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertising partners to obtain your explicit, opt-in consent before doing so.
In addition to advertising our Services, we use Members’ data and content for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services, such as by showing your connections that you have used a feature on our Services.
2.5 Developing Services and Research
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services and help connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.
We seek to create economic opportunities for Members of the global workforce and to help them be more productive and successful. We use the personal data available to us to research social, economic and workplace trends, such as skills needed for particular jobs and policies that help bridge the gap in various industries and geographic areas. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data.
Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys and you have choices about the information you provide. You may opt-out of survey invitations.
2.6 Customer Support
We use data to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and for Service issues (e.g. bugs).
2.7 Insights That Do Not Identify You
We use your data to produce and share insights that do not identify you. For example, we may use your data to generate statistics about our members, their profession or industry, to calculate ad impressions served or clicked on or to publish visitor demographics for a Service or create demographic workforce insights.
2.8 Security and Investigations
We use your data for security purposes or to prevent or investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement and/or attempts to harm our Members, Visitors or others.
- How We Share Information
3.1 Our Services
Your profile is fully visible to all Members of our Services by default. It can also be visible to others on or off of our Services (e.g. Visitors to our Services or users of third-party search engines). You can always change the visibility settings and either hide only your contact info or your profile all together from being accessed at any time.
Your employer may offer you access to our enterprise Services such as Media Manager or Performance Tracker. Your employer can review and manage your use of such enterprise Services. When you use enterprise Services, certain of your data may also be made available to your employer or be connected with information we receive from your employer to enable these tools and services.
3.2 Others’ Services
When you opt to link your account with other services, personal data may become available to them. The sharing and use of that personal data will be described in or linked to a consent screen when you opt to link the accounts. For example, you may link your LinkedIn account to transfer data into our Services. Third-party services have their own privacy policies and you may be giving them permission to use your data in ways we would not. You may revoke the link with such accounts.
Excerpts from your profile will appear on the services of others (e.g. search engine results or social media aggregators). “Old” profile information remains on these services until they update their data cache with changes you made to your profile.
3.3 Related Services
3.4 Service Providers
We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
3.5 Legal Disclosures
It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you; (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (4) protect the security or integrity of our Services (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of Vibl, our Members, personnel or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority but we do not promise to challenge every demand.
3.6 Change in Control or Sale
- Your Choices & Obligations
4.1 Data Retention
We generally retain your personal data as long as you keep your account open or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. Even if you only use our Services every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open, unless you close your account. In some cases, we choose to retain certain information (e.g. insights about Services use) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
For personal data that we have about you, you can;
- Delete Data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g. if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).
- Change or Correct Data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
- Object to or Limit or Restrict Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g. if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g. if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
- Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine readable form.
You may contact us using the Contact Us button on our Home Page or sending email to [email protected] and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
4.3 Account Closure
If you choose to close your Vibl account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse (e.g. if we have restricted your account for breach of our policies), enforce our User Agreement or fulfill your request to "unsubscribe" from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
We do not control data that other Members have copied out of our Services. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g. search engine results) until they refresh their cache.
- Other Important Information
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards.
5.2. Cross-Border Data Transfers
We store and use your data outside your country and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders. Countries where we process data may have laws which are different from and potentially not as protective as the laws of your own country.
5.3 Lawful Bases for Processing
We have lawful bases to collect, use and share data about you. You have choices about our use of your data. At any time, you can withdraw consent you have already provided. We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, to deliver corporate services you have requested, for instance) and “legitimate interests.” Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object.
5.4. Direct Marketing
We currently do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission.
5.5. Contact Information
If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please first contact Vibl. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you have more options under your country’s laws.