Last Revised: September 27, 2019
Karma Casting Inc. respects your privacy and acknowledges that you have certain rights related to any personal information we collect from you and we have certain obligations in respect of the same. Karma Casting supports the various international and local privacy laws and has procedures in place to meet the requirements of those laws.
The following information discloses our privacy principles in addition to our practices for gathering, storing, and using your personal information. We encourage you to review this information so that you may understand and consent to how we may collect, use, and share your personal information. If you do not provide sufficient personal information for employment purposes, we may be unable to properly assist you with your request for employment or gig-matching to be performed by Karma Casting’s services.
The Karma Platform (the Services) is a software platform that enables connections between Clients (agencies, brands, manufacturers) seeking to obtain short-term gig services and Karmites (individuals) seeking to perform short-term gig services. The services provided by the Karma Platform include gig posting/searching, processing applications, staffing, training, execution management and processing of invoices/expenses.
Users as Specialists: In order for Karma Casting to achieve its mission of connecting millions of workers with millions of gigs, we must collect certain personal information from and about individuals who are candidates, employees, contractors, and former employees. The types of personal information collected, processed, and stored by Karma Casting will be limited to that which is used to match candidates with on-demand gigs, employ individuals, refer for employment to a client, perform employment data analysis, or is necessary for the performance of other requirements when acting as an employer, recruiter, screener, staffing provider, booking or employment agency. Such information may include:
In addition, under certain circumstances and consistent with prevailing laws, Karma Casting may request types of personal information that are viewed by some countries as “sensitive:”
Reviews: The Services allows users to post reviews and feedback of other users, such as Businesses or Specialists. All information disclosed in these reviews becomes public information. Therefore, please use caution and exercise discretion when disclosing your personal information or any personal information of others in connection with such reviews. Karma Casting expressly disclaims all liability arising from the use of information provided by users in these forums. You agree to hold Karma Casting and its officers, directors, agents, investors, and employees harmless from any liability arising from your providing any information whatsoever to these forums.
Device Information: When you visit and interact with the Karma Platform, Karma Casting may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of computer or mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your computer or mobile device, your operating system, the type of Internet browser(s) you use, and information about the way you use the Karma Platform (“Device Information”). We may use Device Information to monitor the regions from which Users navigate the Site or the Karma Platform and for security and fraud prevention purposes. Tools with the goal of anonymizing certain Device Information (like the TOR network) are forbidden on the Karma Platform. While we respect your right to hide this information, we believe that doing so is in conflict with the spirit of our platform and our desire to host an open and honest marketplace. Use of such tools hampers the functionalities of the Karma Platform.
Location Information: When you visit the Karma Platform via a mobile application, we use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located in and display a location map to improve service for our Users. We will not share your current location obtained in this manner with other Users. If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application.
Advertising Technology: We may use ad technology such as web beacons (a small, often-transparent graphic image that is used to monitor the behavior of a user visiting a website (also referred to as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) to track your use of the Services and to customize the advertisements that are provided to you both on and off of the Services as well as to provide research to advertisers. We use these technologies to better deliver targeted advertisements to you and to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising.
Third Party Collection: Please be aware that we may allow third-parties to advertise on the Services and these companies may use tracking technologies to collect information about any users who interact with their advertisements which allows them to further deliver and measure the effectiveness of targeted advertisements. We do not provide personal information to third parties without the individual’s authorization. Additionally, any time you use your Services account to login or authenticate to a third-party website or application or visit a third party site while logged into your account, we receive such information which we may use to further customize your user experience and available services on our Services.
Karma Casting thrives to improve and personalize the users’ experiences. Therefore, we will use information gathered to offer customized services and advertising as well as to conduct data science and market research activities. More specifically, we may use the information we collect about you as follows:
to provide, manage, and maintain the Services;
to manage your account and provide you with necessary support so as to allow you to derive the greatest benefit from our Services;
to deliver all requested products and services to you in an efficient manner, such as: in order to recruit, assess, and match individuals with shifts, events, or other work assignments, refer for employment, respond to inquiries, or perform other tasks that are necessary when acting as an employer or potential employer;
to perform data analysis, research, and studies to assess the candidate, employee, and contractor population to:
for billing, identification, authentication, and fraud prevention;
to communicate with you via various communication devices and services regarding products, work opportunities, and services that you may be interested in or respond to inquiries;
to develop and deliver services, updates, and marketing customized for your interests;
to research, analyze and utilize your use and interest in our various services and products;
to process transactions between you and Karma Casting;
to enhance or improve user experience, our Site, or Services.
to monitor data to ensure that it complies with applicable statutory regulations, and contractual obligations with clients, contractors and business partners;
to perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or the Services.
and with your prior consent, to post your personal testimonials along with those of other satisfied customers on our Site in addition to other endorsements.
to verify your eligibility to win any sponsored contests or sweepstakes and to deliver any prizes won during such contests or sweepstakes;
to manage Karma Casting’s business;
to provide advertisements to our users when they visit other sites;
in connection with our social advertisements and marketing in which we may use your name, corporate name, corporate logo, profile info and information regarding your usage of the Services, unless other opted-out or specifically disallowed such use in writing with Karma Casting.
Personal Information: We may share your personal information as follows:
Non-Personal Information: We may share non-personal information in a variety of situations including with all entities referenced above as well as with third parties in the interest of developing, delivering, analyzing, and reporting information regarding targeted advertising. Further, such information may be shared with Karma Casting advisors and investors.
Other Situations: In addition to the above, we may disclose your personal or non-personal information in the following situations:
You, as a user, have the following choices regarding information provided to the Services:
Changing Account Information: You may review and change any personal information provided to us or any of your personal account settings at any time by viewing your profile and account settings in the Karma Casting App.
Closing Your Account: You may close your account at any time. Upon the removal of your account, we will remove all personal information from public view on the Services. While we have no obligation to retain any of your information, we may do so for legitimate business purposes. Any interactions you have had with other users, such as publishing reviews or communicating with users, may be retained by that user and/or may remain on the publicly viewable database. We expressly disclaim any liability arising from the retention and/or deletion of information. We do not control the procedures of third parties and thus are not responsible for any information remaining in the public domain after removal from the Services. You may terminate your personal account at any time by viewing your profile and account settings in the Karma Casting App or by sending a resignation email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Services is restricted to individuals sixteen (16 years of age and older and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of sixteen (16). If we are informed that a user is under the age of sixteen (16), we will immediately close that user’s account. Should you have knowledge that a Karma Casting user is under the age of sixteen (16), it is your duty to inform us immediately.
THE SERVICE IS NOT DIRECTED TO, AND NOT INTENDED FOR THE USE OF, CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 16, DO NOT REGISTER OR SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SERVICE.
All information provided by users will be protected in accordance with industry standard protocols and technology. We have physical, electronic and procedural security measures in place to prevent misuse and modification of your information under our control and to prevent any loss thereof. We do not collect user’s personal information other than as set forth herein or with respect to any specific transactions, consents or disclosures. In order to further protect your personal information, access to your account is password-protected so that only you and our authorized personnel may have access to your account information. Additionally, we regularly analyze the Services for possible vulnerabilities that could lead to a security breach. It is your responsibility to secure your login information and prevent others from discovering such information. Extremely sensitive information, such as credit card information, is transmitted in encrypted form. Unfortunately, the Internet is not completely secure and thus we cannot 100% guarantee the security of any information provided to us by our users. Please also note that email and other communication methods may not be secure and you should avoid sending any personal information via such channels.
You have the choice of whether and how you would like to receive emailed correspondence from us and our partners. You may change your preferences at any time. You will not be included in any promotions, contests, sweepstakes, or programs unless you opt-in. All emails or other correspondence sent by us will include an option to opt out of any further such correspondence. Please allow us a reasonable amount of time to process your opt-out requests.
Karma Casting and our third party affiliates may occasionally conduct polls and surveys in which you may be invited to participate. Such invitation may be random or may be based on non-identifiable information gathered by us or the third party. Your participation is completely voluntary and you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information in order to participate. Information gathered in connection with surveys or polls will be used only in connection with that survey or poll and will not be disclosed with any third parties unless specifically requested and consented to. You may opt-out of participation in any polls or surveys by changing your personal account settings.