UpperHand is a free service that allows you to maximize professional networking services to foster relationships, develop professionally and integrate others into your career. More specifically, UpperHand allows users to get honest assessment of skills, organize contacts into Smart Groups, find new ways to keep in touch and connect with contacts and discover new projects and jobs.
1. Personal Information
When you register your UpperHand account using a supported third-party platform, we may access, collect and store limited information related to your profile. We use this information to help you manage and leverage your contacts in connection with our Services. We may collect information such as:
We may collect your email address, name or “Profile Data” only with your express consent of if you contact us directly using the “Contact Us” link. “Profile Data” means your name, photo, headline, contact information, experience, education or summary. It does not include connections, network updates, hob listings, groups, companies or other content. In general, the personal information you provide us will only be stored to help us communicate with you or for your benefit. We may disclose information to agents or contractors in order to facilitate the functioning of the Services, to provide support services, to respond to your questions and comments, to fulfill request for information or similar tasks. We will not sell your data or otherwise provide access to it.
By agreeing to link your third-party platform profile when you register with UpperHand, you consent to the use of your information in connection with our Services.
2. Non-Personal Information
We collect “non-personal information” that cannot be used to personally identify you such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information, URLs, the type of device your are using to access our Services, your IP address and the preferences you submit. UpperHand also obtains information from “cookies” (see section “Cookies and Related Technologies” below).
UpperHand uses this non-personal information for statistical purposes to keep track of the numbers of visits to the Services and website pages and to track certain metrics in order to improve the usability of our Services. Your IP address and other relevant information may be used in order to trace any fraudulent or criminal activity of any activity in violated of the Terms of Service.
3. Cookies and Related Technologies
UpperHand uses tracking technology (“cookies”) on our website to help us recognize you. Cookies are small text files placed on our mobile or computer device when you visit a website in order to track use of the site and improve your user experience. We may use “session” cookies (cookies that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (cookies that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may track information to store your preferences, third-party platform ID or other settings so that you don’t have to set them up every time you visit UpperHand.
Most computer and mobile web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent cookies from being tracked or to notify you each time a cookie is set. Please note that blocking or deleting cookies might mean you may not be able to take full advantage of our Services.
We use industry best practices to keep any information collected and/or transmitted to third-party apps secure and private. We implement security measures designed to protect your information while being transmitted by utilizing HTTPS with TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol and secure socket layer technology. We encrypt all the information that is stored on our servers and adhere to the security guidelines of the partners and third parties we obtain information from.
However, you should keep in mind that these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Any data collected with your consent, upon your request or when you close your UpperHand account will be deleted. UpperHand will delete all profile and statistics data collected within 10 days of receiving your request.
Please see our Terms of Service for detailed information on the Minimum Age to use UpperHand. If you learn that your minor child has provided us information without your consent, please contact us.
UpperHand reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time. You should periodically check the site and this privacy page for updates.