You can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are no longer anonymous to us.
If you choose to provide us with personal information, you expressly consent to us transferring that information to, and storing it on, servers located in the United Kingdom.
We may collect and store the following personal information about you:
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience.
We may use the contact information you provide to contact you via email, fax, post or telephone regarding your registration, or any other matter that we consider relevant to your use of our Service.
We may also use your personal information to:
In the unlikely event that fees remain unpaid on a Trade Professional's account, we may pass your business information to a credit recovery company
If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, we encourage you to amend your notification preferences via the "Email Notifications" page in My account. You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time. Please note that you cannot opt out of receiving administrative information that you need to know in order for us to provide you with our services.
Any ratings and comments you received from another Member are available for all Members and non-Members (Users) to see at any stage when browsing the Member's profiles.
The extent to which further user information is disclosed depends on the account type:
Furthermore, we may disclose your personal information to:
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from users who attempt to carry out fraudulent or illegal activities on the Site, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to other Mr-Skill users or third parties without a court order (or in circumstances where we are under a substantially similar legal obligation), except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of such information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm, property damage or financial loss or to report or put a stop to suspected illegal activity.
Your User ID is displayed throughout the Site and is therefore available to the public. All of your activities on the Site will be traceable to your User ID. Other people may see your bids, job that you have listed in the past, jobs currently listed, feedback ratings and associated comments, questions you have asked, answers you have given and so on. Notices are sent to other community members regarding suspicious activity and policy breaches on the Site and refer to User IDs and specific listings. Therefore, if you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Mr-Skill activities.
Furthermore, be aware that this site provides a Question & Answer available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in the Question & Answer system becomes public information available to all registered users and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
When you re-visit the Site from a computer that you have used to access the Site previously, certain information about you may be visible before you log in, such as your User ID or information relating to your activities on the page (for example, details of your currently running job listings, jobs that you are bidding on or simply jobs are are watching). In addition, reminders from Mr-Skill may also be visible. Therefore, if you access the Site from a shared computer or a computer in an internet caf, such information and reminders may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.
We use "cookies" (small files placed on your computers hard drive) on certain pages of the Site to help analyse our web page flow, customise our services, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.
A few important things you should know about cookies are that:
Your password is the key to your Membership account. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters and do not disclose your password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account, including actions that result in legal contracts being concluded. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us via the online contact form or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see, review and change most of your personal information by going to My account and then navigating to Account details in the menu on the left. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public posting you may not be able to change or remove it. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from public view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with legal obligations, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce the User Agreement, and take other actions as permitted by law.
We use standard industry practices, including encryption, passwords and physical security, to protect your personal information against unauthorised access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
This site contains links to other sites. Mr-Skill.co.uk is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Please contact us if you would like to know what information we are storing about you. We may ask for proof of identity before providing you with any information requested and reserve the right to refuse to provide information if identity is not established.