ProfileTree cares about your personal information and we take your privacy very seriously. By registering with ProfileTree you agree to the following Privacy Policy. This policy covers the treatment of personal information that ProfileTree collects when you are using the ProfileTree website. This policy does not apply to practices of third parties that ProfileTree has no control over.

In our safety section we outline some common practices and best ways to ensure that the person you are dealing with is a genuine person. These are guidelines that you should not just use when using ProfileTree but in all situations online and offline.

ProfileTree ("we", "us", "website", "our" and "site") is a trading name of ProfileTree Limited Liability Partnership, a company incorporated in Northern Ireland, Company Number NC000806, 8th Floor, Chamber of Commerce House, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BA. This document relates to all services available through the domain www.profiletree.com and its sub domains and any officially linked social media support service, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and You Tube.

The terms ("Client(s)", "user(s)" "you", "your" and "Service Provider") when used in these Terms mean any user of this website offering, providing, availing of service(s) or seeking to receive or provide service(s), also users participating in the ProfileTree Referral Program. These users can be registered or non-registered. The Privacy Policy also is enforced for visitors to any of the website, including the blog or article section.

BY PROVIDING PERSONAL DATA TO US AND/OR BY USING PROFILETREE.COM YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA THAT YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. PROFILETREE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS POLICY AND WILL PROVIDE NOTIFICATION OF ANY CHANGES ON THE WEBSITE ITSELF. HENCE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO RECHECK IT REGULARLY.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, DO NOT USE THE PROFILETREE WEBSITE.


Introduction

ProfileTree is an online website that allows users to add data about themselves in order to agree contracts or work with other users on the website. Providing and sharing personal data is a key component of the website and enables you to fully enjoy all aspects of the site. Please be aware that any comment, review, service description, profile, video, picture or any other content added to ProfileTree website is provided by you on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. When providing personal information to ProfileTree you are voluntarily and expressly agreeing to accept the Terms and Conditions of this Privacy Policy along with the standard website Terms and Conditions. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time by deleting your account, but this withdrawal will not be retroactive.


Children

No one under 13 years old is permitted to use ProfileTree. If someone under 13 years gains access to the website and we discover this, the account will be blocked and all related information will be deleted. Users between the ages of 13 and 18 years must have their parent’s or guardian’s permission before using this website. However, if any such user who is under the age of eligibility provides any information by misrepresenting himself / herself to be eligible candidate then ProfileTree shall, in no case, be responsible for use of any such information.


Collection of Personal Data During Registration

When registering for ProfileTree, the website may collect registration information from its users including, but not limited to their name, password, photograph, contact information such as email and location. Users are also given an option to register with the website using a social network login such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Twitter, and possibly other social media logins. Similar information will be requested from these social identities to complete the users profile information on ProfileTree. This information is essential for creating a full profile on the website to enable other users to see your information and make judgement / decisions based on that information. You can choose not to provide certain information, but this may restrict you from making full use of the website.

If you sign into ProfileTree using one of these or other social logins, then that application may be able to access your ProfileTree account and see, gather and/or use information you have stored on your Profile or throughout the website. Registration data is also used to authenticate users and recall their profile pages.

We collect information when you contact ProfileTree customer service in order to offer you a better service in any follow up queries you may have.

ProfileTree uses search facilities across the website. Information you have provided in your profile, including but not limited to any content you have added to the site will be used to populate this search engine.

No matter if you elect to sign up to ProfileTree through its free version, or its premium or paid for version – this Privacy Policy stands for both.


Automatic Information

We receive automatic information through Profiletree.com and its authorised agents when you use the website. We automatically receive and record certain 'traffic data', including your IP address, cookie information and page views. We use this information to identify problems with the website and offer you a better service. The IP address shall only be analysed in case of attack on ProfileTree's system and for website statistics.

We use all information we gather to offer you a personalized website experience, to create personalized web pages and offer a better service to users.

We use Hyperlinks to link from one page on the website to another relevant page on the website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages are viewed. This technology does not identify you personally but provides statistics for the website, so we can improve our service.

Forwarding your personal details to third parties will only happen with your permission or if ProfileTree is legally obliged to do so.

You may request information about your personal data at any time. You can also view and change what data is available to the public by logging into your public profile.

We apply appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, part or full loss or manipulation.


Use of Your Personal Data

We will use your personal information to provide you with a personalized experience each visit to the website.

We use the data you provide to verify you as you login in using your personal password.

ProfileTree employees and third party agents may have some access to personal information on ProfileTree that is necessary during the normal course of business. Examples of this include our payment gateway suppliers.

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transfers, user information is usually the type of information that is transferred. In the case of a merger, acquisition, reorganisation, sale of assets or bankruptcy assets such as user data may be transferred to a third party successor. We do not sell or rent personal information to third parties without your consent.

We will release personal information if necessary to comply with a legal request.

User Profile information is displayed to the public on the website, you have final control over exactly what information is shared and what is not. Please note if you post personal information on your profile or on the website, we cannot control who sees this information and what they may do with it. Sharing your personal information with us enables you to share your information with other users and to communicate with them on the website.

ProfileTree allows for RSS syndication of its public content from ProfileTree.

From time to time, ProfileTree may take part in promotions, contests or sweepstakes. You may be asked to provide personal information or permit the transfer of such information as part of the terms of the competition. It will be disclosed at the point of collecting if it is ProfileTree collecting this information or a third party.

We will send you services or promotional communications through email and notices on the website - which you can opt out of.

We will use information gathered from the website when working with our partners to offer you on site advertising that is relevant to you.

We will use your personal information if a dispute arises and we need to contact you in an attempt to resolve this dispute.

Except in the cases above - we will contact you when your personal information may be shared with a third party, where you will have the option to opt out of such sharing.


Cookies and Their Use

We use Cookies to gather non personal information about your visits to our website. However, you may turn off these cookies as most of the browsers allow you to do so. If you want to know how to do this, go to your help menu on your browser. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, your user experience on our site may be affected. We use cookies to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • store information about your preferences so we can customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • speed up your searches.

The table below explains the non-essential cookies we use and why.

Owner Cookie Cookie Name Cookie Description
Google Analytics _utma This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
Google Analytics _utmb This creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters site.
Google Analytics _utmc This creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters site.
Google Analytics _utmv This is used for reporting in Google Analytics classifying the visitor.
Google Analytics _utmz This is set by Google Maps when you load a map of our location.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are alphanumeric information files which your browser automatically saves to the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Having active cookies allows for quick login every time you visit the website. Using cookies does not mean that we receive new personal data about you as a visitor to our website. Data collected using cookies is statistical in nature and indicates a user's browsing actions and patterns. It does not identify any individual. To remove the cookies at any point from your computer, you can delete them using your browser.

Profiltree may also use from time to time a technology that is embedded into web pages or in email that allows the website to track page views. Unlike cookies these are not stored on your hard drive. This technology is often called Clear GIF's or Web Beacons this technology does not personally identify you.

On termination of your account, ProfileTree will automatically delete all your personal details with the exceptions of the following - Content posted to the website, Comments made by you on the website, Reviews created by you on the website. This remaining content will still be subject to the website standard Terms and Conditions especially related to copyright and ProfileTree's license to display this content on the website. If you terminate your account - you may no longer have access to this content.


Your Actions on ProfileTree

When you complete your profile, you may choose whether to provide or not to provide your contact details or other personal information on this public website. Our advice is that you do not provide this information on your public profile to avoid it being used by any third parties that may result in unsolicited emails or communications. DO NOT POST INFORMATION ON PROFILETREE THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP PRIVATE AS PROFILETREE IS AN OPEN WEBSITE.

ProfileTree operates an invite service throughout its website, where you have the option to use this invite system or not, to invite or tell your friends/connections about the website or content on the website. While doing so some part of your information may be available for such person to see and identify you.

When you write a comment, post and/or review, you will be identified by your full name and picture, information which is available from your profile. Your public profile, once confirmed by you will be shown and available to all users of ProfileTree to view.

You may use a link on ProfileTree to visit another website, as per standard Terms and Conditions, however, ProfileTree does not endorse any other website with or without links to its own website. If you visit another website you should review their standard Terms and Conditions and Privacy policy as it may differ from ProfileTree. We do not control the policies of other websites.


Financial Information

Any financial information you send through the website such as credit card details, will be passed through our secure gateway which we operate in conjunction with our specialist payment service. We do not collect any card payment data, nor do we share this information with any third party - the payments are processed directly between you and the payment service - facilitated by the ProfileTree website. In case you use a corporate credit card, your billing information may be shared with your employer.


General

ProfileTree may require you to provide evidence of your identity if we believe or have some doubt regarding your identity. This is a course of action taken to protect our users. For example - requested documents could include utility bill or driving licence. This request should come directly from ProfileTree customer service and no other third party.

Do not abuse ProfileTree or its users by using spam, abuse or other ways and means to violate this policy.

Personal Information that is provided to ProfileTree will be secured in accordance with industry standards and technology. The internet is not 100% secure, we cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted to ProfileTree. There is no guarantee that the information will not be accessed, copied or used for purposes that were not originally agreed to. You are responsible for maintaining the secure access to your account through your password and/or social login

We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. As a parent or legal guardian, please do not allow your children to submit personal information without your permission.


Communication

ProfileTree will send you welcome or confirmation emails when you first register to the website. You will also receive a set of 4 emails after sign up to the service explaining how to use the website. To get these emails you need to 'opt in'. You will be asked to confirm which if any newsletters you wish to receive and to confirm your email address. You may change your subscription at any time - each email contains an unsubscribe button.

We will never provide your email address to a third party without your permission. The newsletters available from ProfileTree may include related news, products or service information, promotions, surveys, article posts, or other topics that we deem may be of interest.

You may also be notified by email of messages or requests from ProfileTree - contacts from possible customers or friend requests. Again you can opt out of any of these emails by using the unsubscribe button in each email or via your profile settings.

Please do note that you may continue to receive any important or urgent emails regarding changes or updates to ProfileTree's Terms and Conditions or Privacy policy.


Protecting Personal Information

We take precautions, including administrative, technical and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, unfortunately no security system or system of transmitting data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be entirely secure. You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. For your own privacy protection we advise you not to include sensitive personal information in any emails you may send to us. Please do not send credit card numbers or any sensitive personal information to us or anyone using the ProfileTree email system, or to anyone you have communicated using the ProfileTree email system.


Retaining Your Personal Information

At www.profiletree.com we retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy document, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted/mandated by applicable law.


Information to Third Party

Any third party including but not limited to users, service provider, advertiser or service seeker is not endorsed by ProfileTree and it shall in no case be deemed so. Any information provided to any third party is your own and sole decision and we are not responsible in case any such information provided by you to third party is misused by the third party.


Memorialised Accounts

If in the unfortunate case of a member passing away, we may memorialise their account. Depending on proper communication with this person’s family, we may remove certain functions from the web profile and continue to host it, or delete the profile. This will be done on a formal request from the user’s next of kin or any legal conditions.


Affiliate/Referral Program

If you register to be part of our Affiliate or Referral Program we will collect your name, website name, website URL, email address and payment details. We will use this data to enable you to be a member of this program and to receive payments due.


Transfer of Data Abroad

Please note we may keep your personal information between our offices and third party partner servers which may be located globally. Where your personal data is transferred to a country outside of the European Economic Area, we will take all reasonably necessary steps to ensure the guardians of this date keep it confidential and in full accordance with applicable data laws.

BY REGISTERING WITH PROFILETREE YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREED TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AGREE TO ALL POINTS HELD WITHIN, INCLUDING TRANSFER OF DATA ABORAD.


Change in Privacy Policy

ProfileTree may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time as and when required without prior notice, at its sole discretion. However, any such modification / change will be amended in the Privacy Policy on the website hence we advise you to recheck it every time you visit our website or share any information on it as it may not be practically possible for us to inform each and every individual about such change for reason of non-availability of email address or inactive email id or for any other technical or non-technical reason.


Phishing

Identity theft or "phishing" are becoming common fraud practices. ProfileTree will never ask you in email or through any other communication method for your credit card information, account username, login password, or any other sensitive information.


Governing Law

This Privacy Statement forms part of our website Terms and Conditions of business and the substantive laws of Northern Ireland govern any claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to the use of this website. All actions or proceedings arising out of or relating to this Privacy Statement, its validity, performance, enforcement or breach, or the subject matter of this Privacy Statement may be heard in the courts of Northern Ireland and you consent and submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of Northern Irish courts for all such purposes. We retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that breach of this agreement is taking place or originating.


Testimonials

With your consent we may post your testimonial on the website along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please contact us at support@profiletree.com


Contact Us

If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at support@profiletree.com

If you have not already done so, please read the comprehensive Terms and Conditions for this website here.