Privacy policy

1 Introduction

1.1 This privacy policy explains what we do with your personal data. Please read it carefully because, by using our service, you are consenting to the processing of your personal data described in this policy.

1.2 For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is weliketowork Ltd, a company registered in England with company number 9100456. Our registered office is at City Gates, 2-4 Southgate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8DJ.

1.3 This privacy policy was last updated on 03 August 2015. Updated versions will be posted on this page from time to time. If appropriate, we will notify you by email of any significant changes.

2 How we collect personal data

2.1 We collect your personal data when you give it to us, for instance by signing up for an account with us, adding information to your profile or by completing a contact form on our site.

2.2 As part of the due diligence process which the law requires of us, we may also collect your personal data from public sources such as the electoral roll.
2.3 We use cookies on our site to enable you to log in to it. We also use Google Analytics to help us to understand how people use our site and our service. You can learn about data privacy and security in Google Analytics, and how to opt out of Google Analytics, here. We do not share the information we gather using cookies with anyone else. We assume that you have no objections to our use of cookies in this way.

3 The types of personal data we collect

3.1 We collect the following basic kinds of personal data:

3.1.1 contact information such as name, address, telephone number and email address;

3.1.2 identity verification information such as a copy of your passport;

3.1.3 financial information such as your credit card details; and

3.1.4 information about your skills, background and experience (if you are a provider on our service), or about your task requirements (if you are a client on our service).

3.2 Some of that personal data may be classified as sensitive personal data under the Data Protection Act. For example, if you upload a photograph of yourself to your profile, that will reveal to us information about your ethnicity. We will treat sensitive personal data in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act.

4 Why we collect personal data and what we do with it

4.1 When you provide your personal data to us, the purpose for which you are providing that personal data will always be clear.

4.2 In general, we will process your personal data to:

4.2.1 create and administer your account with us;

4.2.2 verify your identity;

4.2.3 process payments from you;

4.2.4 provide our services (for example, to match your skillset with a requested task and to invite you to apply for it); and

4.2.5 communicate with you about our services.

4.3 We will also process your personal data:

4.3.1 internally, to inform decisions about our business operations and strategy; and

4.3.2 to contact you from time to time to market our own services to you.

4.4 We will not use your personal data to market the products or services of unrelated third parties.

5 Who we share your personal data with

5.1 We outsource some of our business operations to external providers, and we share your personal data with them to the extent necessary for them to provide their services to us. We obtain from them appropriate assurances about their treatment of your personal data.

5.2 Our main external providers are:

5.2.1 our payment processor, MangoPay – more information; and

5.2.2 our hosting provider, Heroku – more information.

5.3 We may also need to share your personal data with our professional advisers or regulators, or if the law otherwise requires it.

6 Your rights

6.1 We will stop sending you marketing communications if you ask us to. Except for information which you have specifically requested from us, our marketing communications will also provide you with a means to opt out of such communications in future. In any event, if you wish to stop receiving some or all marketing communications from us, you can let us know by email to [] or by writing to our registered office at the address above, for the attention of the [Risk and Compliance Officer].

6.2 If you wish to exercise your right under s7 of the Data Protection Act to access your personal data held by us, you can email [] or write to our registered office at the address above, for the attention of the Risk and Compliance Officer. Please note that we may make a charge of up to £10 to cover our costs in responding to such requests.

6.3 If you believe any of the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate, please tell us so we can correct it as necessary.