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Transparency

Does the policy require users to be notified in case of a data breach? No

0/7

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 8% of the final score.

Note that all companies operating in the EU are subject to Art. 33 of the GDPR, which requires companies to notify their data protection authority of a data breach within 72 hours of discovering it.

Possible Options

No0/7
Yes, eventually5/7
Yes, within 72 hours7/7
N/A (the service collects so little personal data that notification would not be possible)7/7

Note

This service is not required to notify you of data breaches

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Will affected users be notified when the policy is meaningfully changed? Yes

5/5

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes5/5
N/A (no personal data—or contact information—collected)5/5

Citation

Any information that we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. We may, however, revise the Privacy Policy from time to time. If a revision is material, as determined solely by us, we will notify you, for example via email. The current version will always be posted to our Privacy Policy page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]

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Is the policy's history made available? Only the date it was last modified

3/5

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Only the date it was last modified3/5
Yes, with revisions or a change-log5/5

Citation

Last updated: May 07, 2020

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Does the policy outline the service's general security practices? Somewhat

1/3

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 4% of the final score.

The policy provides only a very vague overview of its security practices.

Possible Options

No0/3
Somewhat1/3
Yes2/3
Yes, including audits2.5/3
N/A (no personal data collected)3/3
Yes, including independent audits3/3

Citation

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the information we collect and store. Unfortunately, no security measures are 100% foolproof, and as such no network or system (including ours) can be guaranteed to be 100% secure against destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to information we collect and store. If you believe your information may not be secure for any reason, please contact us immediately at [email protected]

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Collection

Is it clear why the service collects the personal data that it does? Yes

10/10

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This question deals with transparency. Even if the service uses data for reasons that aren't ideal for privacy, provided they list all of those uses, the service can still receive full credit for this question. However, if they are not explicit about their uses (by employing language like "such as"), a lower score is assigned.

Possible Options

No0/10
Somewhat4/10
Mostly7/10
Yes10/10
No personal data is collected10/10

Citation

We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide a market for Labeled Data. Our Service enables high volume data labeling and human review for machine learning systems as a service to website owners and companies who need help getting their data labeled. To that end, we disclose Labeled Data to our customers interested in acquiring Labeled Data.
  • To administer User accounts and provide the Service. We use Personal Information in order to associate specific accounts with Users and to provide them the Service, to respond to requests or inquiries, to provide support or technical assistance, and to facilitate payments.
  • To improve to Site and the Service. We use Analytics Information to improve our existing and develop new services and offerings and to customize existing and future product offerings to the wants and needs of our Users.
  • To derive market insights. We use Analytics Information to analyze the market and conduct business analyses related to the Site and our Services, and for other research purposes.
  • To secure our services and systems. We use Analytics Information to secure our systems by identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities, and to otherwise protect the information we collect. For any legitimate business purpose, provided that the information is anonymized.

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Does the policy list the personal data it collects? Only summarily

3/10

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

The policy uses overly vague language to provide a summary of the types of collected personal data.

Possible Options

No0/10
Only summarily3/10
Yes, generally7/10
Yes, exhaustively10/10
N/A (no personal information is collected)10/10

Citation

We collect information from individuals who interact with our Site and Services, including those who incorporate the Service into their website ("Users") and the end users who interact with the Service through the websites of our Users.

We collect the following categories of information:

  • Information that can be used to identify or contact an individual ("Personal Information"), such as name and email address. We collect Personal Information from our Users when they give it directly to us (for example, by filling in a form when signing up for an account).
  • Information collected automatically as a result of a Visitors or Users use of the Site or the Services ("Analytics Information"), such as IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp of access, and other similar information. Some Analytics Information is collected on our behalf by third parties we engage for that purpose, and some Analytics Information is collected through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies (see "See Third Party Analytics and Tracking Technologies", below).
  • Information collected as a result of individuals answering prompts through the Service ("Labeled Data"), such as image labeling data, text converted from audio files played to those individuals, answers to questions, and other prompts ge

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Does the service collect personal data from third parties? Yes

0/10

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This includes the use of data brokers and independent verification authorities (such as background check providers).

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Only for critical data7/10
No10/10

Citation

As discussed above, we (and our third party vendors) collect Analytics Information in part through the use of cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. In some instance, we work with third party vendors to employ cookies for the purposes of collecting Analytics Information.

We use Sentry to collect debugging data when a user experiences an error. For information on how Sentry collects and processes data, please click here. We have executed a Data Processing Agreement ("DPA") with Sentry.

We use Cloudflare to optimize our web traffic. For information on how Cloudflare collects and processes data, please click here. We have executed a DPA with Cloudflare.

We use Customer.io for programmatic notifications to users. For information on how Customer.io collects and processes data, please click here. We have executed a DPA with Customer.io.

We previously used Google Analytics to collect Analytics Information. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please click here. We have executed a DPA with Google.

We use Honeycomb.io for analysis of our systems. For information on how Honeycomb.io collects and processes data, please click here. Honeycomb.io has certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework and complies with GDPR data protection requirements.

If you would prefer not to block the use of cookies or other tracking technologies, please see "Managing Your Information," below. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Site or Service, as some features may not work properly.

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Does the service allow the user to control whether personal data is used or collected for non-critical purposes? No

0/5

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Some services allow users to opt-out or opt-in to of non-critical collection or use of personal data, such as collecting data for personalized advertisements.

Possible Options

No0/5
On an opt-out basis, but only for some non-critical data/uses1.5/5
On an opt-out basis, for all non-critical data/uses3/5
N/A (no data used for non-critical purposes)5/5
On an opt-in basis5/5

Note

There aren't any ways to opt-out of non-critical use of data.

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Handling

Does the policy allow personally-targeted or behavioral marketing? Yes

0/10

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Yes, but you can opt-out3.5/10
Yes, but you must opt-in7/10
No10/10

Citation

We generally use Cookies for the following purposes: [...] To serve you with interest-based or targeted advertising.

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Does the service allow third-party access to private personal data? Yes, not all parties specified

0/10

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

The policy allows sharing personal data with third-parties (not just critical service providers), and does not explicitly list the third-parties.

This may come in the form of outright data sharing or by using local third-party analytics software (such as Google Analytics, which collects a plethora of user information).

Note that whether the policy allows sharing aggregated user data does not affect this question.

If the personal data is encrypted when it passes through the third-party, it does not count as third-party access (as the data is inaccessible to that party).

If personal data has been made public by, for example, posting it to a blog, it does not count as private personal information (and is therefore not considered by this question).

Possible Options

Yes, not all parties specified0/10
Yes, all parties specified (including non-critical service providers such as advertisers)3/10
Yes, not all parties specified (but only to critical service providers)7/10
Yes, all parties specified (only to critical service providers)8/10
No10/10

Citation

We share or disclose information in the following cases:

  • Upon direct request from a Visitor or User, or otherwise where specific consent was given.
  • With our customers and others interested in acquiring Labeled Data.
  • With vendors we engage to provide essential aspects of the Site and the Service, such as data storage and hosting, and only for those purposes.
  • With vendors to help us collect and use Analytics Information.
  • As necessary to comply with applicable law, including governmental requests, law enforcement requests, and otherwise to protect the rights, privacy, safety, or property of you, us, or others.
  • With others for any legitimate business purpose, provided the information is anonymized.

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Does the service allow you to permanently delete your personal data? Yes, by contacting someone

3/5

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Even if there is a reasonable delay before the data is fully deleted (as is common), the data still counts as "permanently deleted" and satisfies the parameters for this question.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes, by contacting someone3/5
Yes, using an automated mechanism5/5
N/A (no personal information collected)5/5

Citation

You may access, correct, amend, or delete certain Personal Information you may have provided us through your User account (if you are a User). If you are unable to do so, or have any questions about Personal Information we have collected about you, or would like to entirely delete your account, please contact us at [email protected]

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When does the policy allow law enforcement access to personal data? When reasonably requested

3/5

Decided May 22, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

Always0/5
Not specified0/5
When reasonably requested3/5
Only when required by a court order or subpoena4/5
N/A (no personal data to share)5/5
Never (special legal jurisdiction)5/5

Citation

We share or disclose information in the following cases: [...] As necessary to comply with applicable law, including governmental requests, law enforcement requests, and otherwise to protect the rights, privacy, safety, or property of you, us, or others.

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