Effective on July 18, 2017
Iristotle's mission is to connect the world's artists to allow them to be more productive and successful. Central to this mission is our commitment
to be transparent with you about the data we collect about you and how it is used and shared.
We are a social network and online platform for artists. People use our services to find and be found for business opportunities and to connect with
Our registered users ("Members") share their professional identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional insights,
post and view relevant content, learn and find business and career opportunities. Content on some of our services is available to non-members ("Visitors").
If you reside in the United States, you are entering into the User Agreement with Iristotle Inc., who will be responsible for your personal
data provided to, or collected by or for, our Services. If you reside outside the United States, you are entering into the User Agreement with
Iristotle Ireland U.C., who will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, our Services.
use and share your data.
the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Your continued use of our
1. Information We Collect
1.1 Information You Provide To Us
To create an account you provide data including your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. If you register for a premium Service,
we ask you for payment (e.g., credit card) and billing information.
You have choices about the information on your profile, such as your education, work experience, skills, photo, city or area and endorsements.
Profile information helps you to get more from our Services, including helping curators and business opportunities find you. It's your choice whether to
include sensitive information on your profile. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
Posting and Uploading
We collect personal data from you when you provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as when you fill out a form, respond to a survey
submit a resume and apply for or save jobs or send invitations. If you opt to import your address book, we receive your contacts (including contact
information your service provider(s) or app automatically added to your address book when you communicated with addresses or numbers not already
in your list). If you sync your email or calendars with our Services, we will collect your "email header" and calendar meeting information (e.g.
times, places, attendees and contacts).
1.2 Information From Others
Content and News
You and others may post content that includes information about you on our Services (as part of blog posts, feed updates and comments, videos).
Unless you opt-out, we collect public information about you, such as professional-related news and accomplishments (e.g., patents granted, professional
recognition, conference speakers, projects, etc.) and make it available as part of our Services (e.g. suggestions for your profile, or notifications
of mentions in the news).
Contact and Calendar Information
We receive personal data about you when others import or sync their address book or calendar with our Services, or send messages using our Services
(including invites or connection requests).
We receive personal data about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as prospective employers and applicant tracking
systems providing us job application data.
1.3 Service Use
We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology, such as when you view or click
on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply
for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol ("IP") addresses to identify you and log your use.
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies
to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different Services and devices. You can control cookies through your browser settings and
party advertising. For Visitors, the opt out is here.
1.5 Your Device and Location
When you visit or leave our Services (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the
site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons,
device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about
your location. Most devices allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us and we honor your settings.
We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you get a Iristotle
connection request, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders. We also use automatic scanning technology on messages.
1.7 Workplace Provided Information
An employer (or other person or entity procuring our Services for your use) may provide us information about their employees or contractors who make
use of these Services. For example, we will get contact information for "Company Page" administrators and for authorizing users of our premium Services,
such as our curating or sales products.
1.8 Sites and Services of Others
We receive information about your visits and interaction with services provided by others when you log-in with Iristotle or visit others' services
that include our plugins (such as "Share on Iristotle" or "Apply with Iristotle"), ads, cookies or similar technologies.
Our Services are dynamic and we often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different
2. How We Use Your Data
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use the
data that we have about you to provide, support, personalize and make our Services (including ads) more relevant and useful to you and others.
We use your data to authenticate you and authorize access to our Services.
Our Services allow you to stay in touch, in communication and up to date with colleagues, partners, clients, and other professional contacts. To do so,
you will "connect" with the professionals who you choose, and who also wish to "connect" with you. When you connect, you will be able to search each
others' connections in order to exchange professional opportunities.
We will use data about you (such as profiles you have viewed or data provided through address book uploads or partner integrations) to suggest connections
for you and others (e.g. Members who share your contacts) and enable you to invite others to become a Member and connect with you. You can also opt to
allow us to use your precise location or proximity to others to suggest other nearby Members for you to connect with. It is your choice whether to invite
someone to our Services, send a connection request, or allow another Member to become your connection. When you invite someone to connect with you, your
invitation will include your name, photo, network and contact information. We will send invitation reminders to the person you invited. You can choose
whether or not to share your own list of connections with your connections.
Visitors have choices about how we use their data.
Our Services allow you to stay informed about news, events and ideas regarding professional topics you care about, and from professionals you respect.
Our Services also allow you to improve your professional skills, or learn new ones. We use the information about you to recommend relevant content
across our Services, suggest skills you may have to add to your profile and skills that you might need to pursue your next opportunity. So, if you let us
know that you are interested in a new skill (e.g., by watching a learning video), we will use this information to personalize content in your feed, suggest
that you follow certain members on our site, or watch related learning content to help you towards that new skill. We use your content, activity and
other data, including your name and picture, to provide notices to your network and others. For example, subject to your settings, we may notify others
that you have updated your profile, posted a blog, took a social action, made new connections or were mentioned in the news.
Our Services allow you to explore careers, and seek out, and be found for, career opportunities. Your profile can be found by those looking to hire
(for a job or a specific task) or be hired by you. We will use your data to recommend jobs, show you and others who work at a company, in an industry,
function or location or have certain skills and connections. You can signal that you are interested in changing jobs and share information with job
recruiters. We may use your profile and activity to recommend jobs to you and you to recruiters.
Our Services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers, partners and others to do projects with. Our Services
allow you to communicate with other professionals and schedule and prepare meetings with them. Subject to your settings, we scan messages to provide
"bots" or similar tools that facilitate tasks such as scheduling meetings, draft responses, summarize messages or recommend next steps.
2.2 Premium Services
We sell premium Services that provide our customers customized-search functionality and tools (including messaging and activity alerts) as part of our
talent, marketing and sales solutions. These subscribers can export limited information from your profile, such as name, headline, current company,
current title, and general location (e.g., Dublin), in order to manage sales leads or talent, unless you opt out. We do not provide contact information
to these subscribers as part of these premium Services without your consent. A premium Services subscriber can store information he/she has about you
in our premium Services, such as a resume or contact information or sales history. The data provided about you by these subscribers is subject to the
policies of those subscribers.
We will contact you through email, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages to your Iristotle inbox, and other ways through our Services,
including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related
issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders, job suggestions and promotional messages from us and our
partners. You may change your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us,
including security and legal notices.
We also enable communications between you and others through our Services, including for example invitations, email, groups and messages between
We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off of our Services through a variety of ad networks
and exchanges, using the following data, whether separately or combined:
Data from advertising technologies on and off of our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers;
Member-provided information (e.g., contact information, title and industry);
Data from your use of our Services (e.g., search history, feed, content you read, who you follow or is following you, connections, groups
participation, page visits, videos you watch, clicking on an ad, etc.), including as described in Section 1.3;
Information from others (e.g. advertising partners, publishers and data aggregators);
Information inferred from data described above (e.g., using job titles to infer age, industry, seniority, and compensation bracket; or names to
We will show you ads called sponsored content which look like similar non-sponsored content, except that they are labeled ads or sponsored.
If you take an action (such as like, comment or share) on these ads, your action is associated with your name and viewable by others, including
the ad provider.
We adhere to self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in industry opt outs from such ads. This does not opt you
out of receiving advertising - you will continue to get generic ads or ads by advertisers not listed with these self regulatory tools. You can
also opt out specifically from interest-based advertising served through our platform for third parties. For non-Members, this setting is here.
Info to Advertisers
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or (other than hashed or device identifiers, to the extent they are personal
data in some countries) ad networks for their advertising without your separate permission. However, if you click on an ad, the ad poster
will know you visited the page that you clicked on. Also, advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly
from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertisers to obtain your explicit,
opt-in consent before doing so.
We use data and content about Members for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services.
2.6 Developing Services and Research
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our Services in order to provide you and
others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect
professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.
We seek to create economic opportunity for members of the global workforce and to help them be more productive and successful. We use the data
available to us to research social, economic and workplace trends such as jobs availability and skills needed for these opportunities and policies
that help bridge the gap in various industries and geographic areas. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research,
under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data
rather than personal data.
Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys and you have choices
about the information you provide. You may opt out of survey invitations.
2.7 Customer Support
We use the data (which can include your communications) needed to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).
2.8 Aggregate Insights
We use your information to produce aggregate insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about
our users, their profession or industry, the number of ad impressions served or clicked on, or the demographic distribution of visitors to a site.
2.9 Security and Investigations
We use your data (including your communications) if we think it's necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other
3. How We Share Information
3.1 Our Services
Your profile is fully visible to all Members and customers of our Services. As detailed in our Help Center, your settings, degree of connection
with the viewing Member, the subscriptions they may have, their usage of our Services, access channels and search types (e.g., by name or by
keyword) impact the availability of your profile and certain fields.
Posts, Likes, Follows, Comments, Messages
Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, follows, likes and comments.
When you share a post (e.g., an update, video or blog), the default (which you can change) is to share it publicly. Others who are not your
connections will be able to find (including through search engines) and see your post.
When you like, comment on or share another's post, others will see it, including the person who initiated the post.
In a group, posts are visible to others in the group. Your membership in groups is public and part of your profile unless you change the
Any information you share through companies' or other organizations' pages on our Services will be viewable by it and others who visit those pages.
When you follow a person or organization, you are visible to others and that "page owner" as a follower. We provide aggregate insights about the
followers and viewers to the respective page owners.
We let senders know when you act on their message, subject to your settings where applicable.
Your employer can see how you use Services they provided for your work (e.g. as a recruiter or sales agent) and related information. We will not
show them your job searches or personal messages.
Depending on the enterprise Service, before you use such Service, we will ask for permission to share relevant data from your profile or use of our
non-enterprise Services. We understand that certain activities such as job hunting and personal messages are sensitive and so we do not share those
with your employer unless you choose to share it with them through our Services (for example, by applying for a new position in the same company or
mention your job hunting in a message to a co-worker through our Services).
3.2 Communication Archival
Some Members (or their employers) need, for legal or professional compliance, to archive their communications and social media activity, and will
use services of others to provide these archival services. We enable such archiving outside of our Services. For example, a financial advisor needs
to archive communications with her clients through our Services in order to maintain her professional financial advisor license.
3.3 Others' Services
When you opt to link your account with other services, personal data will become available to them. The sharing and use of that personal data will
be described in, or linked to, a consent screen when you opt to link the accounts. For example, you may link your Twitter or WeChat account to
share content from our Services into these other services, or your email provider may give you the option to upload your Iristotle contacts into
its own service. You may revoke the link with such accounts.
Subject to your settings, excerpts from your profile will appear on the services of others (e.g., search engine results, mail and calendar
applications that show a user a "mini" Iristotle profile of the person they are meeting or messaging, social media aggregators, talent and
lead managers). "Old" profile information remains on these services until they update their data cache with changes you made to your profile.
3.4 Related Services
We will share your personal data with our affiliates to provide and develop our Services. We combine information internally across the different
3.5 Service Providers
We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will
have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to not to disclose or use it for
3.6 Legal Disclosures
It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good
faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities
or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party
claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Service (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or
(5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of Iristotle, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands
for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may
dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise
to challenge every demand.
3.7 Change in Control or Sale
We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity
unless you agree otherwise.
4. Your Choices & Obligations
4.1 Data Retention
We retain the personal data you provide while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. Even if you only use our
Services when looking for a new job every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open until you decide to close your
account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile and
controlling the visibility of your posts to advertising opt-outs and communication controls. We offer access to the personal data we have
4.3 Account Closure
If you choose to close your Iristotle account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours.
We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including l
aw enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement,
or fulfill your request to "unsubscribe" from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
Information you have shared with others (e.g., through email, updates or group posts) will remain visible after you closed your account or deleted
the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Members copied out of our Services. Groups content associated
with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine
results) until they refresh their cache.
5. Other Important Information
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and
attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed,
altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
5.2. Cross-Border Data Transfers
We process data both inside and outside of the United States.
5.3. Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals
We currently do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission.
5.4. Contact Information
If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please first contact Iristotle online. You can also reach us by physical mail. If contacting
us does not resolve your complaint, you have more options.