Last modified: October 31, 2022
TheDiff.co and Diff Jobs ("Company" or "We") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website TheDiff.co (our "Website") or when you opt-in to Diff Jobs. It also highlights our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We may collect personal information that you provide to us when you subscribe to TheDiff.Co. Specifically, your email address & name. We also collect information when you post comments or participate in the comment section on the TheDiff.co or otherwise when you contact us. All of this information is gathered as raw data via our publishing platform, Ghost.
For subscribers that opt-in to Diff Jobs we also collect the you information that you have provided via the Diff Jobs Form. We use TypeForm to store resumes and may at times download resumes and store them securely in our servers.
Information You Provide to Us.
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
· Name and email address that you provided at the time you subscribed to the TheDiff.Co
· Information you have provided when filling out The Diff Jobs form
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, "posted") on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "User Contributions").
Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.
The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:
· Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
· Store information about your subscription (paid vs free version).
· Recognize you when you return to our Website to provide either the free or paid version
· Data surrounding email open rates and click rates.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection is provided by our platform Ghost.
Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us for the following purposes:
· Facilitate account creation both for the free or paid version of our newsletter and additional content.
· Allow us to deliver the newsletter to your inbox.
· To provide you with notices about your account, including expiration and renewal notices.
· To provide and execute on services related to Diff Jobs that you request from us.
· To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website including commenting and our “Like” feature.
· For testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our Website, products, and services.
· In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
· For any other purpose with your consent.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose deidentified, aggregated information about our users for the purposes of contacting advertisers. This information is related to our audience size and statistics related to engagement via email open rates, click rates, and other raw data related to the usage of our site.
Additionally we may disclose your information in the following way:
· To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
· To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, submitting professional details that are relevant for an open job posting on the TheDiff.co for Diff Jobs and relaying that information to potential employers.
· For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
· With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
o To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
· If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of TheDiff.co and Diff Jobs, our customers, or others.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
· Promotional Offers from the Company. If you do not wish to have your email address used by the Company to promote our own products or services, you can opt out by sending us an email stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions.
We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") on the NAI's website.
Nevada residents who wish to exercise their sale opt-out rights under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A may submit a request to this designated address: email@example.com.
However, please know we do not currently sell data triggering that statute's opt-out requirements.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Website users.
All payment transactions are handled by Ghost via Stripe. You may find their privacy notice here: https://stripe.com/gb/ssa.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Children Under the Age of 16
Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at:
This personal information (name and email address) are only captured to support our business operations, including the following purposes: deliver our newsletter to you, provide appropriate access to TheDiff.Co, enhance your experience, administrative notices regarding your subscription and to provide services related to Diff Jobs.
For subscribers opting into Diff Jobs, the information collected can be found on the Diff Jobs Form. By providing this information you are giving us consent to reach out to potential employers posted on TheDiff.co.
We may collect the personal information listed in the table[s] below. We do not collect sensitive personal information. We retain this information for periods necessary for the purposes set out in our privacy notice, unless a retention period is required or permitted by law.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
D. Commercial information.
E. Biometric information.
F. Internet or other similar network activity.
G. Geolocation data.
H. Sensory data.
I. Professional or employment-related information.
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.
If you have any questions about this Notice or need to access it in an alternative format due to having a disability, please contact email@example.com
Effective Date: November 1, 2022
EU & UK Subscribers
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR require us to explain the valid legal bases we rely on to process your personal information. As such, we may rely on the following legal bases to process your personal information:
§ Consent. We may process your information if you have given us permission (i.e. consent) to use your personal information for a specific purpose. This could be to communicate details regarding your subscription, delivering our newsletter, or processing information provided by you for Diff Jobs.
§ Performance of a Contract. We may process your personal information when we believe it is necessary to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, including providing our Services or at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.
§ Legal Obligations. We may process your information where we believe it is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations, such as to cooperate with a law enforcement body or regulatory agency, exercise or defend our legal rights, or disclose your information as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
§ Vital Interests. We may process your information where we believe it is necessary to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of a third party, such as situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person.
Any changes will always be implemented to comply with new and evolving regulations (ex: GDPR, CCPA).
At any time, you have the right to object to any changes or should you want to exercise your right to know or delete please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will confirm receipt within ten (10) business days and will provide a substantive response within forty-five (45) days.