Collecting your personal information
When you use The Loop we will collect various information about you or relating to you:
Becoming a user of The Loop
Before you can access and use all of The Loop’s features and services, you must register to become a user of The Loop (by agreeing to The Loop’s Terms & Conditions).
To register, we ask that you provide us with certain personal information, which will generally include your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, academic record, profile picture and personal website (each to allow The Loop to customise your experience), a username and a password created by you. You may also elect to upload materials to your profile that include personal information.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to create and maintain your user account and profile for The Loop and to provide you with the services we offer through The Loop.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we may use personal information to:
Sending messages from The Loop
We may provide ‘support’ links on The Loop that enable you to send emails directly to us (for example, if you need assistance with any of our services or generally in relation to The Loop). We will retain emails you send for the purposes of contacting you and for our internal purposes.
The Loop uses ‘cookies’ to identify information about your web browser session and personalisation data each time you visit The Loop. A ‘cookie’ is a small data file that will be stored by your web browser when you access The Loop. These cookies do not contain any of your personal information such as name or email, the information stored in the cookie will only identify you to The Loop.
Cookies can be used to enhance your use of The Loop, as we use them to help personalise The Loop’s delivery of services and material to you, such as information which is most relevant to your profile and interests.
You can set up your browser so that it does not accept our cookies. You can also manually delete our cookies from your browser. However, you will not be able to login to The Loop with out cookies being enabled on your browser. When browsing without logging in, some features may not behave as intended when cookies are not accepted.
How we may share your information
We may also disclose your personal information:
If you apply for a position that is advertised via The Loop, we will provide your contact details to the person or company advertising that position.
Similarly, if you have been sent a “handshake” from another user of The Loop to get in contact with them, we will facilitate them to contact you via The Loop and display certain details about your availability (if you have filled that information), however, your personal information is not shared with them.
Security of your personal information
We will use reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from loss or unauthorised access, use or disclosure.
Your access to your personal information
You are entitled to know what personal information we hold about you. You are also entitled to update or correct your personal information. If you would like to contact us in relation to your personal information, please do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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