This is the Privacy Policy for Handprint. It explains how we at Handprint Ventures SPC (“Handprint,” “us” or “we”) collect and treat information through all websites, mobile applications, products and services (collectively, our “Services”) as an individual end user (“Talent”), a company or organization seeking to hire Talent (“Organization”), or a visitor to our Services (“Visitor”). This Privacy Policy is governed by and part of our Terms of Use. Any terms defined in the Terms of Use have the same meaning when used in this Privacy Policy.

Handprint & Your Privacy

Our Services are built to connect people seeking meaningful work with companies who believe in business as a force for good. We are committed to providing our Services in a manner that respects your privacy, starting with this privacy promise to you:

  • Handprint as Controller: When we collect Personal Information from you as a Visitor or Talent, we act as a controller, and we treat that Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

  • Handprint as Processor: When Organizers use our Services, we act as a processor or service provider and the Organizer is the controller. Organizers use and process your Personal Information according to their own privacy practices, not ours.

  • Organizations: This Privacy Policy applies to Services offered by Handprint. It does not apply to third-party services or platforms, including the Organizations that use our Services to post listings or connect with Talent. Any use of our Services by Organizations is subject to the respective Client’s privacy practices, not ours. Please direct any questions or concerns relating to an Organization’s use of our Services to the respective Organization.

  • Your Choices: You can always control your Personal Information on our Services by updating or deleting the information on your account. If you need assistance, we encourage you to submit requests here.

  • Your Rights: We welcome your requests to restrict our use or processing of your Personal Information in accordance with your privacy rights. Please be sure to read our special notices if you reside in California or certain other U.S. States, Canada, the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom.

  • Our Promise: Handprint will always update our privacy policy if this promise changes in any way.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or any of our Services, please contact us here.

1. Consent

By accessing or using our Services in any way, you consent to our privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not access or use our Services.

2. Personal Information

  • “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.
  • Personal Information falls within the categories listed below and has some exceptions.

Identifiers (e.g., name, email, telephone number, address, username);

Sensitive Personal Information (e.g., government identification number; precise geolocation; racial or ethnic origin; religious beliefs; health information; contents of messages when we are not the recipient; in some cases, information about a known child);

Legally protected information (e.g., race, citizenship, marital status, sex);

Employment-related information (e.g., current or past employment);

Non-public educational information, including information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99);

Biometrics (e.g., DNA, face/voice prints, health data) and audio, electronic, visual, thermal, or olfactory information;

Inferences drawn from Personal Information to create a profile about preferences, characteristics, trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, and aptitudes;

Commercial information (e.g., products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies); and

Internet or other similar activity (e.g., browsing history; content interactions).

Exceptions to Personal Information include: (i) publicly available; (ii) aggregated information, meaning data summaries or reports with the Personal Information removed; or (iii) anonymized or de-identified may not be covered by the privacy laws applicable to you.

3. Collection and Use of Personal Information

  • Handprint only collects Personal Information with consent as informed by this Privacy Policy and freely given at the time you provide the information; if we have a legitimate interest in doing so; or as authorized or required by law.
  • Over the past 12 months, we have collected identifiers, employment and education information, and internet or similar activity.
  • We only collect, use, retain, and disclose Personal Information as is adequate and relevant to the specific, express purposes described below or as reasonably necessary and proportionate to provide our Services, or for other purposes that we disclose to you and are compatible with the context of how we collected your Personal Information.
  • We might use Personal Information or other data for internal business purposes.
  • Most Personal Information submitted by you, but we may also collect information from the other sources detailed below.

From you as Talent, with your consent. If you register as Talent, you will create a profile with your name, email, phone number, city and state, and important information related to your job search. You also have the option to list your pronouns, employment and education information, and job search preferences. When you apply for a position, you will have the option to answer application questions. If you link your Talent account with your account on social media or another third-party platform, you consent to Handprint automatically collecting your Personal Information from your third-party account. We collect this information with your consent, and we use it to connect you with Organizations as part of your job search and to provide you with the Services you request.

As Talent, you have choices about the information listed on your profile and shared with Organizations and other users. Any additional information you provide on your profile is your choice, and you can update or delete your information at any time. Please do not post or add Personal Information to the Services that you would not want to be publicly available.

From you as point of contact for an Organization, with your consent. If you register as point of contact to facilitate your Organization’s use of the Services, we will collect your email address and information to complete your Organization’s profile. You will also have the option to include your name, employment information, and optional details about your Organization and its goals. Handprint collects this information with your consent, and we use it to connect your Organization with Talent and to provide other Services your Organization requests.

From Referrals, with a legitimate interest. Our trusted third-party affiliates may provide us with contact details about potential Talent or key contacts with potential new Organizations (“Referrals”). Our Referrals collect and disclose this Personal Information to Handprint according to the Referral’s own privacy practices, not ours. We receive this information to achieve our legitimate interest of promoting the Services and onboarding new Talent and Organizations.

From your communications on the Services, with your consent. If you fill out a form on our website or request information about our Services or other resources we offer, we collect your name, email address, and other information you might include in your message. We collect this information with your consent and use it for the purposes stated at the time of collection, to provide you with our Services, and to communicate with you or send you promotional information according to your preferences.

If you send, receive, or engage with messages with others on the Services, we will collect the contents of the message and track message delivery and receipt. We may also use automated technology to scan message contents to identify content that violates our Terms of Use or policies.

Automatically from your use of the Services, with a legitimate interest. Handprint uses cookies and related technologies to collect technical data, including some Personal Information from your interactions with the Services. For example, we may collect data related to your (i) browsing history; (ii) content interactions; (iii) device information (e.g., IP address, operating system, browser type, device ID, mobile network information, caller ID); (iv) usage details (e.g., traffic data, communication data and the features or resources you access and use); and (v) stored information (e.g., metadata). Please read our Cookie Notice for more information. We collect this information to achieve our legitimate interest of providing and improving our Services.

Other data uses. Handprint might also use Personal Information for internal purposes like to improve or develop new Services, monitor your compliance with our agreements, or enforce this Privacy Policy. If we believe it is necessary, we might use Personal Information to identify, contact, or bring legal action against persons or entities who may be causing injury to you, to us, or to others. Handprint reserves the right to use any data on the Services as needed to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or court order. We are also free to use your Personal Information for any purpose for which we have your consent.

We will not collect additional categories of Personal Information or use already collected Personal Information for purposes that are materially different, unrelated or not reasonably necessary or compatible with the original purpose without notice and consent to you as required by law.

4. Children’s Privacy

  • Our Services are for ages 16 and up.

Handprint does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 16. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 16, we will promptly delete that information. Please contact us here if you believe we have received information from a child under 16 or any unauthorized information.

5. Retention of Personal Information

It is Handprint’s policy to retain Personal Information only as long as necessary to provide the requested Services. Talent profiles are retained until the Talent deletes their profile or cancels use of the Services. Personal Information on our marketing lists is retained until you opt-out or we determine that the information no longer serves our business purposes. Data collected from cookies is retained for up to 24 months. Other types of data are retained and disposed of according to our company policies. We may retain Personal Information for longer if it may be the subject of a legal claim or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation. We periodically review and securely delete or de-identify unnecessary data.

6. Disclosing Personal Information

  • Handprint works hard to keep your information private.
  • Remember that other users can see the information you include in your profile.
  • We only disclose Personal Information to our service providers, if certain changes occur for our business, or as required by law.

In the preceding 12 months, Handprint has disclosed identifiers, employment and education information, and internet or similar activity to third- party recipients for a business purpose. We may disclose this information to the following recipients:

Organizations. A core element of our Services is helping Talent and Organizations to connect for job search and recruitment purposes. Organizations can see a modified version of Talent profiles that hides name, pronouns and any photos. The full Talent profile is available to the Organization after the first round of review. Organizations may collect or retain information in Talent profiles according to their own human resources and privacy policies. You should assume that any information you include in your profile is viewable by other users at various stages of the search and recruitment process. You can edit the content of your profile at any time.

Service Providers. Handprint’s third-party service providers may have access to your Personal Information to perform their contractual obligations to us. We use a variety of service providers including data hosting companies, analytics services, and payment processors. The type of information that we disclose to a service provider will depend on the service that they provide to us. We prohibit our service providers from selling or disclosing the Personal Information we provide, and we require all service providers to maintain confidentiality standards and appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of your Personal Information.

Other Third Parties, as permitted by applicable law. For example: if we go through a business transition (e.g., merger, acquisition, or sale of a portion of our assets); to comply with a legal requirement or a court order; when we believe it is appropriate to take action regarding illegal activities or prevent fraud or harm to any person; to exercise or defend our legal claims; or for any other reason with your consent.

Law enforcement, and other governmental agencies, at our sole discretion in connection with an investigation of any matter that is illegal or that could expose Handprint or our affiliates or subsidiaries to liability.

Aggregated and De-Identified Information. We reserve the right to disclose aggregated, anonymized, or de-identified information about any individuals with non-affiliated entities for research, product development, marketing, or other purposes, without restriction.

7. Controlling Your Personal Information

  • You can directly control your Personal Information at any time by updating or adjusting your profile.
  • If you need assistance, please contact us here. Handprint provides you a variety of methods and options to directly control how we collect and use your Personal Information.

Your Profile. Talent and points of contact for Organizations update, correct, access, or delete the Personal Information on their profile at any time. If you require assistance, please contact us here.

Handprint Emails. Handprint may send you informational or support emails based on your registration status and communication preferences. If you do not want to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe using the links in the emails or contact us here to send us an unsubscribe request. If you opt-out of marketing emails we may still send you non-promotional emails related to your profile or our ongoing business with you.

Device Settings. You can control the data we collect through automated means by adjusting your device settings, such as blocking cookies or installing a third-party plugin to control how cookies interact with your device.

Do Not Track. Do Not Track signals are signals sent through a browser informing us that you do not want to be tracked. Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed below.

Privacy Requests. To express concerns, lodge a complaint, or exercise your rights under privacy law beyond the methods described above, please contact Handprint here.

Handprint can only fulfill a Consumer Privacy Request when we have sufficient information to verify that the requester is the person or an authorized representative of the person about whom we have collected Personal Information, and to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to the request. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to a request unless we have legal grounds to do so. We endeavor to respond to Consumer Privacy Requests in accordance with the requirements of the law applicable to your jurisdiction. If we do not fulfill your request within the legally required timeline, you can appeal our response by contacting us here.

Please note that Personal Information collected in an employment or business-to-business context in the performance of your job duties to your employer may not be protected under some privacy laws.

Handprint cannot fulfill a request related to an Organization’s use of your Personal Information. Please direct your privacy inquiries directly to the Organization.

8. Your Privacy Rights

  • You may be entitled to certain privacy rights depending on where you live.
  • This section lists the privacy rights specific to California and certain other U.S. states with consumer privacy laws in place, Canada, and the European Union and United Kingdom.

Consumer Privacy in the United States. In the United States, consumer privacy is governed by federal privacy laws covering specific industries or data uses and state privacy laws providing general consumer privacy rights. This section provides informational notices for privacy laws governing states like California (under the CCPA), Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and other states that require companies to inform consumers about their privacy rights and provide a method to exercise those rights. Residents of states offering privacy protections (each a “Consumer”) can exercise their privacy rights as applicable to our Services by submitting a Privacy Request. We endeavor to respond to privacy requests in accordance with the requirements of the law applicable to your jurisdiction. Privacy rights applicable to Consumers may include:

  • Right to Correct. You have the right to request that we correct inaccurate Personal Information about you on our systems. If you become aware that the Personal Information that we hold about you is incorrect, or if your information changes, please inform us and we will update our records.
  • Right to Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information that we collected and retained, with certain exceptions. We may permanently delete, de-identify, or aggregate the Personal Information in response to a request for deletion.
  • Right to Access. You have the right to request confirmation that we have collected Personal Information about you and that we provide you with access to that Personal Information. If you submit an access request, we will provide you with copies of the requested pieces of Personal Information in a portable and readily usable format. Please note that we may be prohibited by law from disclosing certain pieces of Personal Information, and we may be limited in the number or frequency of requests we must fulfill.
  • Right to Disclosure. You may request that we disclose information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information, such as: (a) the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you; (b) the categories of sources for the Personal Information we have collected about you; (c) our business purpose for collecting, using, processing, sharing or selling that Personal Information, as applicable; (d) the categories of third parties with whom we share that Personal Information; and (e) if we sold or shared your Personal Information under the CCPA, two separate lists stating: (i) sales or sharing, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and (ii) disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient obtained. Certain laws may limit the number or frequency of requests we must fulfill.
  • Limited Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information. You have the right to opt-out or limit our use of your sensitive Personal Information. Handprint does not seek to collect sensitive Personal Information about any individual. In no case will Handprint use or disclose any sensitive Personal Information for the purpose of inferring characteristics about you. If this ever changes in the future, we will update this Privacy Policy and provide you with methods to limit use and disclosure of sensitive Personal Information.
  • Opt-Out of Selling and Sharing. Some states entitle consumers to opt-out of the sale or sharing of Personal Information or targeted advertising practices. Handprint does not sell your Personal Information or share your Personal information with third parties for cross-contextual behavioral advertising purposes. If this changes in the future, we will update this Privacy Policy and provide you with a method to opt-out.
  • No Profiling. You have the right to opt-out of automated profiling. Handprint does not process your Personal Information to evaluate, analyze, or predict your interests and preferences or otherwise use automated profiling to produce significant effects that concern you. If this changes in the future, we will update this Privacy Notice and provide you with a method to opt-out.
  • Right to Nondiscrimination. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your privacy rights. For example, unless permitted by law we will not: (i) deny you goods or services; (ii) charge you different prices or rates for goods or services; (iii) provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; (iv) retaliate against you as an employee, applicant for employment, or independent contractor for exercising your privacy rights; or (v) suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services, because you exercised a right under applicable privacy laws.
  • Right to Disclosure of Marketing Information. California’s Shine the Light Act (Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84) entitles California residents to request certain disclosures regarding Personal Information sharing with affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes.

Consumers may exercise these rights by submitting a verifiable request as instructed above. We endeavor to respond to a verifiable request within the timeline allotted under applicable law. If we require more time, we will notify you in writing of the reason and extension period. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding receipt of the verifiable consumer request. If we cannot comply with part or all of your request, we will explain the reasons in our response.

Canadian Privacy Rights. We adopted this section to provide supplemental information in compliance with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). This section applies solely to residents of Canada where PIPEDA applies (“Canadian Consumers”). PIPEDA gives Canadian Consumers specific rights regarding Personal Information offering details on an identifiable person without the inclusion of name, title, telephone number, and business address of an employee of a business or organization. The following paragraphs describe PIPEDA rights and explain how to exercise those rights.

  • Right to know why we collect, use, and distribute the Personal Information we process. We have set the required notices in this Privacy Policy. We may provide you with additional notices about other ways we process your Personal Data, such as by sending you a notice via email or by other means of communication.
  • Right to expect us to collect, use, or disclose Personal Information responsibly and not for any other purpose other than which you consented. We set your expectations in this Privacy Policy and collect express or implied consent at various stages of collection or processing. If we collect or use your Personal Information based on your consent, we will also notify you of any changes and will request your further consent as needed. You may withdraw your consent at any time with reasonable notice by contacting us here.
  • Right to accuracy of your Personal Information. We take steps to reasonably ensure that your Personal Information we are using is accurate. In most cases, we rely on you to ensure that your information is current, complete, and accurate. We provide methods for you to correct, update, and delete inaccurate Personal Information in your account, and we will provide you with reasonable assistance to ensure that your Personal Information is accurate in our systems and with our service providers.
  • Right to access your Personal Information. Upon written request and identity authentication, we will provide you with your Personal Information under our control, information about the ways in which that information is being used and a description of the individuals and organizations to whom that information has been disclosed. We will make the information available within 30 days or provide written notice where additional time is required to fulfill the request. If limited by law or potential infringement on another’s privacy rights, we may not be able to provide access to some or all of the Personal Information you request. If we must refuse an access request, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons for refusal, and outline further steps that are available to you.

European Economic Area and United Kingdom. We adopted this section to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) and its counterpart regulation applicable to residents of the United Kingdom. This section applies solely to residents of the EEA and the United Kingdom (“Data Subjects”). Handprint collects and processes Personal Information of Data Subjects as a controller. We will only collect and process Personal Information about you where we have lawful basis, such as your consent, if we have a legitimate interest in doing so, or as authorized or required by law. If you are a Data Subject, you have the following rights in relation to the Personal Information we hold about you:

  • Right to know how we process your Personal Information. We have set the required notices in this Privacy Policy. We may provide you with additional notices about other ways we process your Personal Data, such as by sending you a notice via email or by other means of communication.
  • Right to access your Personal Information. If you submit an access request, we will provide you with a copy of your requested Personal Information, along with details about the types of Personal Information we process, why we process it, and any third parties we work with to collect Personal Information on our behalf. We may have one or more legally valid reasons to refuse your request in whole or in part, for example, to protect the rights of other individuals.
  • Right to restrict processing of your Personal Information. You can request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Information if: (a) the data is inaccurate; (b) the processing is unlawful; (c) we no longer need the Personal Information; or (d) you exercise your right to object.
  • Right to rectify your Personal Information. If the Personal Information that we hold about you is incorrect, or if your information changes, please inform us and we will update our records.
  • Right to data portability. In some circumstances, we are required to provide your Personal Information to another organization at your request and in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format, so that the other organization can read and use it.
  • Right to erasure (a.k.a. the “right to be forgotten”). Upon your request, and in certain circumstances and where we are required to do so by law, we are required to delete your Personal Information. This right is not absolute, and we may be entitled to retain and process your Personal Information despite your request. If you make this request, we balance certain legal, contractual, and business interests against your right to request the deletion of your Personal Information.
  • Right to object to certain processing of your Personal Information. Upon your request, and in certain circumstances and where we are required to do so by law, we will limit our processing of your Personal Information as you request.
  • Right to not be subject to Automated Decision-Making (“ADM”). Handprint does not use ADM to provide the Services. We may use algorithms to help connect Talent and Organizations, but all connections made on the Services is ultimately the result of human decision-making. If in the future our Services include ADM absent human decision-making, we will update this posting to notify you and explain your options to exercise your privacy rights.

Additionally, if you are a Data Subject and you believe we are unlawfully processing your Personal Information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority.

9. Cookie Notice

  • Handprint uses cookies to enable certain functions and features.
  • You can opt-out of cookies unless they are necessary for the Services to function.

A cookie is a small file placed on your device to support features and functions on the Services. Cookies serve various purposes, such as providing security measures, ensuring the Services function, enabling certain features on the Services, running analytics, or serving or tracking advertisements. Handprint uses a variety of cookies on the Services, including:

  • Necessary cookies including Amazon cloud services, Hubspot, and other cookies that are essential for the Services to function.
  • Functionality cookies like Aloglia for our search function, Mailgun for automated emails, and other cookies that provide specific functionality on the Services.
  • Security cookies and tokens, for example Auth0 for identity access management.
  • Analytics cookies such as Contentful, Google Analytics, Hubspot, Hotjar, Userback, and Vercel to track and analyze use and performance of the Services.
  • Handprint does not currently use advertising cookies. If this changes in the future we will update this Privacy Policy.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can block or opt-out of cookies if you wish. Handprint may provide opt-out selections in a cookie control center, or you can adjust your browser settings to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You can also install third-party plugins to control cookie behavior. Note that if you disable or refuse cookies or block the use of other tracking technologies, some features of the Services may not function properly.

10. Data Security

  • Handprint uses reasonable and appropriate security measures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized or illegal access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

Handprint has implemented and maintains reasonable security measures to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Handprint maintains internal policies to govern the collection, processing, and handling of data. We use authentication and validation technology to safeguard your login credentials and data inputs. Access to Personal Information is limited to employees and contractors as needed to perform their job functions. We also ensure that our employees, contractors, and agents responsible for handling privacy inquiries are informed of applicable legal requirements and we restrict access to those who need that information to process it. Our security measures are appropriate to the volume, scope, and nature of the Personal Information processed and designed to meet our duty of care with respect to your Personal Information.

However, no transmission of data over the Internet is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not defeat our security measures or use your Personal Information for improper purposes. Clients that create an account on the Platform are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their username and password. We encourage you to take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your account and device by choosing a robust password and signing off after each session. Handprint is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized activity.

11. Cross-Border Data Transfers

  • If you use Handprint from outside of the United States, your data may be transferred to the United States or other places where we process or store data.
  • You consent to this transfer by using the Services.

Handprint is owned and operated in the United States. We use technical infrastructure in the United States and other jurisdictions to provide our Services to Talent, Organizations, and Visitors wherever they are located. As such, we must sometimes transfer data across jurisdictional boundaries. If you access the Services from outside of the United States, please be aware that the Personal Information we collect about you may be transferred to, processed, stored, and used in the United States or other jurisdictions. When your information is moved from your home country to another country, the laws and rules that protect your Personal Information in the country to which your information is transferred may be different from those of the country where you live. For example, if your information is in the United States, it may be accessed by government authorities in accordance with U.S. law.

Handprint is dedicated to ensuring lawful mechanisms are employed for all cross-border data transfers. To the extent that Handprint is deemed to transfer Personal Information from the EEA to outside of the EEA, we do so on the legal basis that such transfer is necessary to provide you with the Services you choose to use.

By allowing us to collect Personal Information about you, you consent to the transfer and processing of your Personal Information as described in this paragraph. We do not warrant that our Services are appropriate or authorized for use in any other jurisdictions. Clients and other users are solely responsible for determining whether their use of our Services complies with applicable laws.

12. Third-party Platforms and Social Media

  • Links to other websites are for your convenience. Handprint cannot control their privacy practices.

We may provide links to third-party websites or platforms or allow you to link to our Services from social media. Handprint offers this as a convenience, but we are not responsible for and have no ability to control the privacy and data collection, use, and disclosure practices of any third party. When you click on links that take you to external websites or platforms, you will be subject to their privacy policies and practices and not ours. You are encouraged to review and understand the privacy policies of such websites or platforms before submitting any information.

13. Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • We may update Privacy Policy. Continuing to use the Services is your acceptance of those changes.

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting without notice and revising the last updated date. All changes are effective immediately when posted and apply to all access to and use of our Services. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.