Last updated – August 15th, 2019
Who we are
CareerMetis.com is an online publication dedicated to helping job seekers and freelancers with actionable advice for launching and succeeding in their professional careers.
We discuss and share information via multiple forms of content – blog posts, guides, lists, podcasts, videos, etc. For more information about who we are check our “About Us” section
What personal data we collect and why we collect it?
a) Website Infrastructure
Our website is hosted by a third-party hosting provider service – Digital Ocean. You can read more about their Terms of Service here.
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.
We use Disqus commenting system throughout our entire website. For more information on Disqus’s privacy and GDPR compliance visit this blog post on Disqus’s website. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
All the videos on the website are sourced from video sharing websites such as YouTube,etc. No videos are uploaded directly on the website. All the videos are embedded into our pages and posts.
c) Contact forms
Some of the pages on the website collect information via Gravity Forms. The following information is collected via the forms:
- Company Name
- Company Website
- Email Address – business or personal.
This information is only collected via the consent of the user filling out the forms.
In some cases, use HubSpot CRM’s calendar booking service to setup appointments with our users or prospects. In order to confirm a meeting, the user has to share their email address to book and confirm a meeting.
Subscribers and Author information is collected and stored in our CRM (HubSpot CRM) for communication and editorial purposes.The information collected and added into our CRM is in compliance with HubSpot’s GDPR compliance.
c) Author Information
The content on CareerMetis.com is created predominantly in collaboration with Guest Authors or Contributors. We collect email address, website information ,social media information and author bio(s) from our guest authors.
This information is used to complete their author profiles and displayed on their unique author pages. This information is collected in total consent from the guest authors, and is not shared with any third-party vendors or advertisers.
When you visit CareerMetis.com, our system automatically collects information about your visit, such as your browser type, your IP address, demographics and the referring website. This collection may be done in conjunction with our vendors and partners. We may receive from them general demographic or usage data of our site visitors. We do not use automatically collected information to identify you personally without collecting additional consent.
Such information is typically collected using web cookies, web or email pixels, hyperlinks, and similar tools.
All commonly used browsers can generally be set to disable or delete individual cookies. See below for the types of cookies we use and their respective purposes.
These cookies are provided by our third-party partners to analyze and track site visit and signups stemming from advertising. We do not share your personal information (such as name or email) to third-party providers outside of site visit data collected directly by such Advertising Cookies, though your site visit data may be linked with other personal information collected elsewhere by such third-party providers. Such external data processing is governed by the privacy policies of these third-party providers.
Our website is also part of Google’s Display network and our website shows ads served by Google AdSense on various pages.
Ads served by Google uses DART cookies that facilitate to deliver ads to users as per their site visits or other sites visited on the Internet. DART does not track and use your personal information. It only makes use of information automatically collected by the browser. For more info visit.
Policy for children
We do not sell products or provide services to children under the age of 13.
How we use the information collected?
CareerMetis.com may collect and use personal information for the following reasons:
- To personalize your browsing experience.
- To provide better customer service.
- To improve our website. We analyze information via Google Analytics, HubSpot CRM, ConvertKit, etc. to understand how our website is performing and will make necessary changes based on this information.
- To send periodic emails for newsletter subscribers, approved guest authors, potential vendors, etc.
How we protect your data?
All the information collected is stored on the different software we use to run our website. All information is only accessible via secure login protected by the subscriber’s and user’s username and password. In other words, no one else outside our organization has the access/can access this information.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell, trade or share any data collected, (emails, names or user intent) with any third-party vendors or advertisers.
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/subscribed to our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. Website administrators can see and edit that information. At any time, the users can contact us to delete and remove any information they have shared with us.
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 communication (emails, chats, etc.) we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using the service, you show your acknowledgment of this policy. Please do not use our website if you do not adhere to this policy.
Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
If we make any material changes to how we use the information we have collected from you, we will disclose this by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective.