Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What does this privacy policy cover?

This privacy policy describes the privacy practices of Freelance Work websites, as well as other desktop apps and mobile apps that include a link to this policy (in this policy, we refer to our desktop apps and mobile apps together as “apps”). Note that “websites” include web-based services, as well as the web-based aspects of the Freelance Work. This privacy policy also applies to Freelance Work’s marketing and advertising practices. 

What information does Freelance Work collect about me?

Freelance Work member, registration, and customer support

When you register to use a Freelance Work app or website, create a Freelance Work, or contact us for support or other offerings, Freelance Work collects information that identifies you. This includes information such as your name, company name, email address, or payment information. We may also sometimes collect other information that does not identify you. Some of this information is required and other information is optional.

To help keep our databases current and to prove you the most relevant content and experiences, we may combine information proved by you with information from other sources, in accordance with applicable law. For example, from these sources, we may learn about the size, industry, and other information about the company you work for.

Freelance Work apps and websites

We collect information about how you use our Services, apps, and websites. We may collect information sent by your browser or device to our servers whenever you visit a Freelance Work website or use a Freelance Work app. For example, your browser or device may tell us your IP address (which may tell us generally where you are located) and the type of browser and device you used. When you visit a Freelance Work website, your browser may also tell us information such as the page that led you to our website and, if applicable, the search terms you typed into a search engine that led you to our website. Freelance Work may collect information about how you use our websites and apps by using cookies and similar technologies, and our servers may collect similar information when you are logged in to the app or website. Depending on the app or website, this information may be anonymous or it may be associated with you

Freelance Work app activation and automatic updates

We may keep track of information such as whether the update was successful or not. We may use the information collected through activation or updates.

Freelance Work emails

Emails we send you may include a technology (called a web beacon) that tells Freelance Work whether you have received or opened the email, or clicked a link in the email.

Freelance Work advertises online in a variety of ways, including displaying Freelance Work ads to you on other companies’ websites and apps. We collect information such as which ads are displayed, which ads are clicked on, and on where the ad was displayed.

Buttons, tools, and content from other companies

Freelance Work apps and websites may include buttons, tools, or content that link to other companies’ services (for example, a Facebook “Like” button). We may collect information about your use of these features. In addition, when you see or interact with these buttons, tools, or content, or view a Freelance Work web page or app containing them, some information from your browser may automatically be sent to the other company. Please read that company’s privacy policy for more information.

Freelance Work social networking pages and social sign-on services

Freelance Work has its own pages on many social networking sites (for example, the Freelance Work Facebook page). We may collect information when you interact with our social networking pages or use these sign-on features. 

How does Freelance Work use the information it collects about me?

Freelance Work uses the information we collect about you in a number of ways, such as:

  • Proving you with the Freelance Work apps and websites for which you have registered, as well as any services, support, or information you have requested
  • Better understanding of how our websites and apps are being used so we can improve them and engage and retain users
  • Using automated systems to analyze your content using techniques such as machine learning in order to improve our services. This analysis may occur as the content is sent, received, or when it is stored.
  • Diagnosing problems in our apps and websites
  • Tailoring a website, app, or Freelance Work ad to your likely interests
  • Sending you business messages such as those related to payments or expiration of your subscription
  • Sending you information about Freelance Work, special offers, and similar information
  • Conducting market research about our customers, their interests, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns
  • Reducing fraud, piracy, and protecting you as well as Freelance Work
  • As further described for a specific app or website
  • Freelance Work also uses your information for our participation, which allows us to better understand how you use Freelance Work apps and websites across your various devices, and to deliver ads tailored to your likely interests.

Learn about your privacy choices regarding how we use your information.  

What are cookies and how does use them?

As with most websites, Freelance Work uses cookies and similar technologies to make our websites work as well as to learn more about our users and their likely interests.

Freelance Work websites may also use cookies and similar technologies from other companies that allow us to gather additional information to measure and improve the effectiveness of the Freelance Work platforms. 

Does Freelance Work share my personal information?

Freelance Work works with companies that help us run our business. These companies prove services such as delivering customer support, processing credit card payments, and sending emails on our behalf. In some cases, these companies have access to some of your personal information in order to prove services to you on our behalf. They are not permitted to use your information for their own purposes.

Freelance Work may also share your personal information:

  • When you agreed to the sharing
  • Within the Freelance Work-family of companies for purposes described in this privacy policy
  • With our resellers and other sales partners if you are a business customer and agreed to receive Freelance Work marketing communications. Note that we do not share personal information about consumers with third parties for their own marketing purposes unless the consumer agreed to that sharing.
  • When we are required to prove information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other applicable law or legal process
  • When we have a good faith belief that the disclosure is necessary to prevent or respond to fraud, defend our apps or websites against attacks, or protect the property and safety of Freelance Work, our customers, and users, or the public
  • If we merge with or are acquired by another company, sell a Freelance Work website, app, or business unit, or if all or a substantial portion of our assets are acquired by another company. In those cases, your information will likely be one of the assets that are transferred

We may share or publish aggregate information that doesn’t specifically identify you, such as statistical information about visitors to our websites or statistical information about how customers use our Services and Software.

Is my personal information displayed anywhere on Freelance Work’s websites or applications?

There are places within Freelance Work’s websites and apps that allow you to post comments, upload pictures or submit content for others to see. Sometimes you can limit who can see what you share, but mostly, what you share can be seen by the general public or other users of the app or website. Please be careful when you share your personal information. Do not share anything you wouldn’t want publicly known unless you are sure you are posting it within an application or website that allows you to control who sees what you post. Please note that when you post messages on certain user forums on our websites and application, your email address or name may be included and displayed with your message.

Is my personal information secure?

We understand that the security of your personal information is important. We prove reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security controls to protect your personal information. However, despite our efforts, no security controls are 100% effective and Freelance Work cannot ensure or warrant the security of your personal information.

Where does Freelance Work store my personal information?

Your personal information and files are stored on servers and the servers of companies we hire to prove services to us. Your personal information may be transferred across national borders because we have servers located worldwide and the companies we hire to help us run our business are located in different countries around the world. 

 Does Freelance Work transfer my personal information across national borders?

We may transfer your personal information across national borders to other countries in compliance with applicable laws.

The information above applies to Freelance Work users that have agreed to the Freelance Work Privacy Policy. More information is available for our business customers that want to learn more. 

How can I review or update my personal information or close my Freelance Work account?

Under the law of some countries, you may have the right to access the information Freelance Work holds about you, correct mistakes in that information, and to delete personal information that we no longer have business reasons for retaining. Many of our websites and applications allow you to edit your personal information by accessing the “my account,” “my profile,” or a similar feature of the application or website you are using. Likewise, you can delete files or photos you have stored in our websites and apps by logging in and using the deletion functions they make available.

To request that we remove your email address from our marketing database, deactivate your Freelance Work account, or prove you a copy of your personal information, please email your request to Please note that we need to retain certain information about you for legal and internal business reasons, such as fraud prevention. We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to prove you with the websites and applications you are eligible to use with your Freelance Work and as needed to comply with our legal obligations and enforce our agreements.

Will Freelance Work market to me?

The Freelance Work and companies we hire to help us market our websites and applications on our behalf may use your information to prove you with information and offers related to Freelance Work

What information is collected by companies using Freelance Work?

Freelance Work solutions help our business customers personalize and improve the performance of their websites, applications, and marketing messages. For example, these customers may use Freelance Work to collect and analyze information about how you use their websites. The data collected is stored on our computers for use by these business customers.  

Will this privacy policy change?

Occasionally, we may change this privacy policy (or other documents in the Freelance Work Privacy Center) to allow Freelance Work to use or share your personal information in a different way. If we do, the links to the policy on our websites (which are generally found in the footer of the website) will indicate that the policy has been changed. For new users, the change will become effective upon posting. For existing users, if the change is significant, it will become effective 30 days after posting. 

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

If you have a privacy question or concern, please email us at