Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 16, 2016

Last Updated Date: June 1, 2018

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the METHINKS End User License Agreement and Terms of Service (the “EULA”).   The term “METHINKS,” “we,” and “us” includes METHINKS TECHNOLOGIES INC.   and our affiliates and subsidiaries.   The Privacy Policy explains how METHINKS may:

  • collect
  • use, and
  • disclose

information we obtain through the METHINKS mobile application (the “App”).   All other terms not defined herein will have the meanings set forth in the EULA.  

Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number.   We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.  


We collect Personal Information when you:

  • register and log in with social networking credentials;
  • use the App; and
  • communicate with us.  

We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the App.  
Personal Information Collection.   You must register to use the App using Facebook.   We collect Personal Information, such as your name, profile picture, and any other information you have made publicly available, from Facebook when you log in.  

Because methinks is designed to help businesses connect with you based on research criteria defined by the business, some personal information is generally necessary in order for you to be selected to participate in gigs.   Your name, age, location, and gender are often considered when a business is assessing your suitability for a gig, but other personal information may also be required to qualify for certain gigs (annual income, marriage status, video game experience, etc).   Beyond your name, age, location, and gender, you are not required to provide other personal information, but choosing not to provide this information may make certain gigs unavailable to you.  

International Use of Personal Information.   As methinks allows for businesses all over the world to post gigs, there are occasions where, when applying for a gig, you may make your personal information available to businesses that are not located within your country of residence.   As part of the terms of using methinks, businesses are required to keep your personal information confidential.   Using the App.   We collect information you post through the App.   For example, when you interact with other Users by Posting User Content, the App will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information.  

Customer Support.   We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.   Location Information from Your Mobile Device.   We may collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us.   Collection of this information may improve the provision of the App.  

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies.   The App collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.  

When you visit the App, we and our third-party service providers receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology.   Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences.   Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies.   However, if you do that, the App may not work properly.  

By using the App, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the App.  


We use Personal Information to

  • facilitate and improve our services; and
  • communicate with you.  

We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.  
Internal and Service-Related Usage.   We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the App.   We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.  

Methinks may use your personal information to automatically pre-determine if you qualify for gigs with known criteria (in an effort to only show you gigs to which you have a chance of being accepted) and to directly provide you with gig opportunities based on known criteria (to send you notification when there are new gigs that you qualify for).  
Communications.   We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.  

Marketing.   We may use information, including Personal Information, to provide online advertising on the App and to facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.  

Aggregate Data.   We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the App and use it for any purpose.  


We may share your information:

  • with our third-party service providers;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to protect and defend our rights and property; and
  • with your permission.  
We Use Vendors and Service Providers.   We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the App.  

Displaying to Other Users.   The content you post to the App may be displayed on the App.   Your Friends will be able to see your photographs and Messages.   We are not responsible for privacy practices of the other Users who will view and use the posted information.  

Social Networking and Other Websites.   The App may allow you to share information, including Personal Information, with social networking websites, such as Facebook.   We do not share your Personal Information with them unless you direct the App to share it.   Their use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies, and you may be able to modify your privacy settings on their websites.  

Marketing.   We may allow access to other data collected by the App to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.  

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures.   We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety.  

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.   If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.   The use of your Personal Information following any of the foregoing events should be governed by the provisions of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time such Personal Information was collected.  

We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.  


We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.   Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.   We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.  

By using the App or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the App.   If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the App or sending an e-mail to you.   You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.   To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at legal@methinks.  io.  

As methinks has direct control over and access to your personal information on the methinks platform, you may contact methinks any time if you have questions or concerns regarding your personal information: legal@methinks.  io.  


We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 and we do not want it.   We will take steps to delete it if we learn we have collected it.  
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the APP is directed to children under the age of 13.   If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at legal@methinks.  io.   If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.  


By using the App, you will transfer data to the United States.  
By choosing to visit the App or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the State of California and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with METHINKS or the App will be in accordance with the EULA.  

If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally.   By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.  


If you would like to update or correct any information that you have provided to us through your use of the App or otherwise, or if you have suggestions for improving this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail to legal@methinks.  io.  


We may revise this Privacy Policy, so review it periodically.  

Posting of Revised Privacy Policy.   We reserve the right to make immaterial revisions to the Privacy Policy in our sole discretion at any time and without prior notice to you other than by posting the revised Privacy Policy in the App.   We will endeavor to provide prior notice to you of any material changes to the Privacy Policy.   Revisions to the Privacy Policy are effective upon posting.   If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and read this Privacy Policy periodically.  

New Uses of Personal Information.   From time to time, we may desire to use Personal Information for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy.   If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.  

Contact Information
methinks Technologies Inc.  
137 Forest Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301