Talent Network

Privacy Policy

Published April 20, 2015

Welcome to The Washington Post Talent Network (the "Site"). The Site is provided by WP Company LLC ("The Washington Post"). We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of your personal information, and we have prepared this Privacy Policy to provide you with important information about our privacy practices when you use the Site.

Information We Collect

We may collect personal information about our users in various ways. For example, we may collect information that you provide to us, information that we collect through your use of the Site, and information that we collect from publicly available sources or third parties.

Information You Provide to Us. When you register with the Site, you may be required to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, street address, as well as other information, as requested by us, such as tax forms and a signed copy of our Freelance Agreement.

Information About Your Use of the Site. In addition to the information you provide to us directly, we may collect information about your use of the Site. For example, we may collect:

- Device information - such as your hardware model, IP address, other unique device identifiers, operating system version, and settings of the device you use to access the Site.

- Usage information - such as information about the Site you use, the time and duration of your use of the Site, and any information stored in cookies and similar technologies that we have set on your device.

- Location information - such as your computer's IP address, your mobile device's GPS signal or information about nearby WiFi access points and cell towers that may be transmitted to us when you use certain Site.

Information From Third-Party Sources. We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you.

Other Information We Collect. We also may collect other information about you, your device, or your use of the Site in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection or otherwise with your consent. You may choose not to provide us with certain types of information, but doing so may affect your ability to use some of the Site.

How We Use Information

To Provide and Manage the Services on the Site. This includes, for example, processing your registration, managing and administering your account, and enabling you to participate in the features provided by the Site.

To Contact You. We may periodically contact you with offers and information about the Site and its features.

To Better Understand Our Users. The Site may conduct research on our users' demographics, interests and behavior based on the information we collect. We do this to better understand and serve our users, and to improve our products and services.

To Protect the Rights of the Site and others. We may use your personal information as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of the Site, its employees or agents, or other users and to comply with applicable law.

Consent. We may otherwise use your information with your consent or at your direction.

Sharing of Information

The following provides information about entities with which we may share information. Our practices vary depending on the type of information.

Affiliates. We may share information within our family of affiliated companies.

Service Providers. We may share information with vendors providing contractual services to us, such as hosting vendors and list managers.

Other Parties When Required by Law or As Necessary to Protect Our Users and Services. We may share your personal information as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of the Site, our employees or agents or users or to comply with applicable law or legal process, including responding to requests from public and government authorities.

Other Parties in Connection With a Corporate Transaction. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, such as in the event of a merger, acquisition, or in connection with a bankruptcy reorganization.

Otherwise With Your Consent or At Your Direction. In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties whenever you consent to or direct such sharing.

How To Access or Update Your Personal Information

You can access and update personally identifiable information that you have provided to us by contacting us at wptn@washpost.com.

Data Security

We have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Other Important Information

Children's Privacy. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent, unless permitted by law. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.

Your California Privacy Rights. California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.

Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, the Site currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.

International Transfers. The Site is headquartered in the United States. Please be aware that if information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Site may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or to another country in accordance with applicable law. By using the Site, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of changes by posting changes here, or by other appropriate means. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when the updated policy is posted on the Site. Your use of the Site or your provision of personal information to use the Site following such changes indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

Online Tracking & Advertising

How We Use Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies and How To Disable These Technologies

We and third parties that provide content, advertising, or functionality on our Site, may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to facilitate administration and navigation on the Site, to better understand and improve our Site, to determine and improve the advertising shown to you here or elsewhere, and to provide you with a customized online experience.

Cookies. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer or device so that you can be recognized as the same user across one or more browsing sessions, and across one or more sites. Cookies serve many useful purposes. For example:

- Cookies can remember your sign-in credentials so you do not have to enter those credentials each time you visit a Service

- Cookies can help us and third parties understand which parts of our Site are the most popular because they help us see which pages and features visitors access and how much time they spend on the pages. By studying this kind of information, we are better able to adapt our Site and provide you with a better experience.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies. If you disable browser cookies or flash cookies, it may interfere with the proper functioning of the Site.

Beacons. We, along with third parties, also may use technologies called beacons (or "pixels") that communicate information from your device to a server. Beacons can be embedded in online content, videos, and emails, and can allow a server to read certain types of information from your device, know when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message, determine the time and date on which you viewed the beacon, and the IP address of your device. We and third parties use beacons for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of our Site.

Local Storage & Other Tracking Technologies. We, along with third parties, may use other kinds of technologies, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as "Flash cookies") and HTML5 local storage, in connection with our Site. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings. For HTML5 local storage, the method for disabling HTML5 will vary depending on your browser. For Flash cookies, information about disabling or deleting information contained in Flash cookies can be found here.