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Privacy Policy!

This Privacy Policy applies when you use our Services (described below). We offer our users choices about the data we collect, use and share as described in this Privacy Policy, Settings and our Help Center.

Introduction

We are a professional network and online platform for construction services. People use our services to source construction opportunities and to connect with others and information. Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor to our Services.

Our registered users (“Members”) share their personal and business identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and professional services, post and view relevant content, learn and find business opportunities. Some limited contents on our platform is viewable to non-members (“Visitors”).

Services

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our services.

This Privacy Policy applies to KonstructApp.com and other related apps, communications and services (“Services”), including off-site Services but excluding services that state that they are offered under a different privacy policy.

Data Controllers

KonstructApp will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with, our Services; you are entering into the User Agreement with Konstruct Mobile Application (KonstructApp).

As a Visitor or Member of our Services, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy Policy and other documents referenced in this Privacy Policy and updates.

Change

Changes to the Privacy Policy apply to your use of our Services after the “effective date.”

KonstructApp (“we” or “us”) can modify this Privacy Policy, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Services, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. If you object to any changes, you may close your account.

You acknowledge that your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to the updated Privacy Policy.

1. Data We Collect

1.1 Data You Provide To Us

You provide data to create an account with us.

Registration

To create an account you need to provide data including your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. If you register for a premium Service, or request add-ons such as paid ads, you will need to provide payment (e.g., credit card) and billing information.

You create your KonstructApp profile (a complete profile helps you get the most from our Services).

Profile

You have the choice on the information on your profile, such as your certification (education), work experience, photo, location, and others. Some members include profile information which helps you to get more from KonstructApp. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.

Other data you provide to us, such as the upload of your Identification Card and/or professional/educational or corporate documents are for user verifications only, we do not store in our system.

Posting and Uploading

We collect personal data from you when you provide, post or upload it to our Services, such as a status post in the form of a text with photo or video link, a short form to create a bid or project post. Or share your page/profile to an external party.

You may choose to like or comment on your posts or posts of other users. If you do, we may collect your pattern to suggest the best way you can engage or network with others .

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You don’t have to post or upload personal data; though if you don’t, it may limit your ability to grow and engage with your network over our Services.

1.2 Data From Others

Others may post or write about you.

Content and News

You and others may post content that includes information about you (as part of articles, posts, comments, videos) on our Services. Unless you opt-out, we collect public information about you, such as professional-related contents and make it available as part of our Services (e.g. suggestions for your profile, or notifications of mentions in the news).

Customers and partners may provide data to us.

Partners

We receive personal data about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as clients, prospective clients and users providing data trends.

Other related Services

We receive data about you when you use some of the other services provided by us or our affiliates, including the Loan feature. This helps us improve professional networking activities on our Services.

1.3 Service Use

We log your visits and use of our Services.

We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, and app, such as when you view or click on content e.g., ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps, share articles or bid for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.

1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies

We collect data through cookies and similar technologies.

We use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels, ad tags and device identifiers) to recognise you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different Services and devices. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. You can also opt-out from our use of cookies and similar technologies that track your behaviour on the sites of others for third party advertising. For Visitors, the opt-out is here.

1.5 Your Device and Location

We receive data from your devices and networks, including location data.

When you visit or leave our Services (including our plugins or cookies or similar technology on the sites of others), we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings. We will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location.

1.6 Messages

If you communicate through our Services, we learn about that.

We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you get a KonstructApp bid notification, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders. We may also use automatic scanning technology on messages.

1.7 Provided Information (Individual or Corporate)

When you or a corporate entity buys a premium Service for use, they give us data.

Buying our Services for your use, provide us with data about you and your eligibility to use the Services that they purchase for use. For example, we will get contact information for “Company Page” administrators and for authorising users of our premium Services, such as our advanced pre-qualification products to select service providers.

1.8 Sites and Services of Others

We get data when you visit sites that include our plugins, ads or cookies or log-in to others’ services with your KonstructApp account.

We receive information about your visits and interaction with services provided by others when you log-in with KonstructApp or visit others’ services that include our plugins (such as “Share on KonstructApp” or “Bid with KonsructApp”), ads, cookies or similar technologies.

1.9 Other

We are improving our Services, which means we get new data and create new ways to use data.

Our Services are dynamic, and we often introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

2. How We Use Your Data

We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.

How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use the data that we have about you to provide and personalize, including with the help of automated systems and inferences we make, our Services (including feeds or ads) so that they can be more relevant and useful to you and others.

2.1 Services

Our Services help you connect with others, find and be found for construction services, get real-time opportunities, stay informed, get informed on relevant industry trends and be more productive.

We use your data to authorize access to our Services.

Stay Connected

Our Services allow you to stay in touch and up to date with clients, industry trends, colleagues, partners, and other professional information. To do so, you will choose the user you wish to “connect” with. Subject to your account type, you will be able to network with other users to explore more opportunities.

We will use data about you (such as your profile, profiles you have viewed or data provided) to help others find your profile, suggest opportunities and others (e.g. Members who view or share your page) and enable you to invite others to become a Member and see your profile. You can also opt-in to allow us to use your precise location or proximity to others for certain tasks (e.g. to suggest or notify you of a nearby professional event).

It is your choice whether to invite someone to our Services, send a review/comment request. When you invite someone to view your profile or provide a review of your work, your invitation will include your name, photo and other information. We will send invitation reminders to the person you invited.

Visitors have choices about how we use their data.

Stay Informed

Our Services allow you to stay informed about relevant professional trends in the construction industry you care about. Our Services also allow you to improve/enhance your professional skills. We use the data we have about you (e.g., data you provide, data we collect from your engagement with our Services and inferences we make from the data we have about you), to recommend relevant content and conversations on our Services, suggest connections and skills you may be interested in, and we will use this information to personalize content in your feed. We use your content, activity and other data, including your name and picture, to provide notices to your network and others. For example, subject to your settings, we may notify others that you have updated your profile, posted a new project, or were mentioned in the news.

Business Brand/Career

Our Services allow you to grow your business, find or promote to be found.

Your profile can be found by those looking to engage your services or be engaged by you.

We will use your data to make recommendations, show you and others with similar interests as you, a company, function or location. We will use your data to recommend bids (jobs) to you and you to clients. We may use automated systems to profile and provide recommendations to help make our Services more relevant to our Members, Visitors and customers. Keeping your profile up-to-date and accurate may help you better optimise your opportunities through our Services.

Productivity

Our Services allow you to collaborate with colleagues, search for potential clients, customers, partners and others to do business with. Our Services allow you to communicate with other Members. If your settings allow, we scan messages to provide “bots” or similar tools that facilitate tasks such as scheduling meetings, drafting responses, summarizing messages or recommending next steps. Learn more.

2.2 Premium Services

Our premium Services allow paying users to enjoy additional features such as being rated top in search, access to unlimited bid response, ability to call for project review and ratings, sales leads and promote target content through the feeds.

We sell premium Services that provide our customers and subscribers customized-search functionality and tools (including messaging and activity alerts) as part of our talent, marketing and sales solutions. Customers can export limited information from your profile, such as name, headline, current company, current title, and general location (e.g., Lagos), in order to manage sales leads, unless you opt-out. We do not provide contact information to customers as part of these premium Services without your consent.

2.3 Communications

We contact you and enable communications between Members. We offer settings to control what messages you receive and how often you receive some types of messages.

We will contact you through email, mobile phone, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages to your chat, and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use the Services, network updates, reminders, job suggestions and promotional messages from us and our partners. You may change your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.

We also enable communications between you and others through our Services, including for example invitations, InMail, groups and messages between the network.

2.4 Advertising

We serve you tailored ads both on and off our Services. We offer you choices regarding personalized ads, but you cannot opt-out of seeing other ads.

We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off our Services directly or through a variety of partners, using the following data, whether separately or combined :

Data from advertising technologies on and off our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers;

Member-provided information (e.g., profile, contact information, title and industry);

Data from your use of our Services (e.g., search history, feed, content you read, page visits, videos you watch, clicking on an ad, etc.), including as described in Section 1.3;

We will show you ads called sponsored content which look similar to non-sponsored content, except that they are labeled “ads” or “sponsored.” If you take an action (such as, like, comment or share) on these ads, your action is associated with your name and viewable by others, including the advertiser. Subject to your settings, if you take a social action on the KonstructApp Services, that action may be mentioned with related ads.

Ad Choices

We adhere to self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in industry opt-outs from such ads. This does not opt you out of receiving advertising;

you will continue to get other ads by advertisers not listed with these self regulatory tools. You can also opt-out specifically from our uses of certain categories of data to show you more relevant ads. For Visitors, the setting is here.

Info to Ad Providers

We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising except for: (i) hashed or device identifiers (to the extent they are personal data in some countries); (ii) with your separate permission (e.g., lead generation form) or (iii) data already visible to any users of the Services (e.g. profile). However, if you view or click on an ad on or off our site or apps, the ad provider will get a signal that someone visited the page that displayed the ad, and they may through the use of mechanisms such as cookies determine it is you. Advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertising partners to obtain your explicit, opt-in consent before doing so.

2.5 Marketing

We promote our Services to you and others.

We use data and content about Members for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services.

2.6 Developing Services and Research

We develop our Services and conduct research.

Service Development
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for the further development of our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect professionals to each other and to economic opportunity.
Other Research

We seek to create economic opportunity for Members and to help them be more productive and successful. We use the personal data available to us to research social, economic and workplace trends such as jobs availability and skills needed for these jobs and policies that help bridge the gap in various industries and geographic areas. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We publish or allow others to publish economic insights, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data.

Surveys

Polls and surveys are conducted by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide. You may opt-out of survey invitations.

2.7 Customer Support

We use data to help you and fix problems.

We use the data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and Service issues (e.g., bugs).

2.8 Aggregate Insights

We use data to generate aggregate insights.

We use your data to produce and share aggregated insights that do not identify you. For example we may use your data to generate statistics about our members, their profession or industry, to calculate ad impressions served or clicked on, or to publish visitor demographics for a Service or demographic insights.

2.9 Security and Investigations

We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations.We use your data (including your communications) if we think it’s necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm our Members or Visitors.

3. How We Share Information

3.1 Our Services

Any data that you include on your profile and any content you post or social action (e.g. likes, comments, shares) you take on our Services will be seen by others.

Profile

Your profile is fully visible to all Members and customers of our Services. Subject to your settings, it can also be visible to others on or off of our Services (e.g., Visitors to our Services or users of third- party search engines). As detailed in our Help Center, your settings, degree of connection with the viewing Member, the subscriptions they may have, their usage of our Services, access channels and search types (e.g., by name or by keyword) impact the availability of your profile and whether they can view certain fields in your profile.

Posts, Likes, Comments, Messages, Chats

Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, likes, and comments.Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, likes, and comments.

When you share a post (e.g., a status update, bid or project) publicly it can be viewed by everyone and re-shared anywhere (subject to your settings). Members, Visitors and others will be able to find and see your publicly-shared content, including your name (and photo if you have provided one).

Any information you share through companies’ or other organizations’ pages on our Services will be viewable by it and others who visit those pages.

When you comment or like a user, you are visible to others and that “user” as an interest.

We let senders know when you act on their message, subject to your settings where applicable.

Subject to your settings, we let a Member know when you view their profile.

When you like or re-share or comment on another’s content (including ads), others will be able to view these “social actions” and associate it with you (e.g., your name, profile and photo if you provided it).

3.2 Others’ Services

You may link your account with others’ services so that they can look up your profile, post your shares on such platforms, or start conversations with your network on such platforms. Excerpts from your profile will also appear on the services of others.

Subject to your settings, other services may look-up your profile. When you opt to link your account with other services, personal data will become available to them. The sharing and use of that personal data will be described in, or linked to, a consent screen when you opt to link the accounts. For example, you may link your Twitter or Facebook account to share content from our Services into these other services. You may revoke the link with such accounts.

Subject to your settings, excerpts from your profile will appear on the services of others (e.g., search engine results, mail and calendar applications that show a user a “mini” KonstructApp profile. “Old” profile information remains on these services until they update their data cache with changes you made to your profile.

3.3 Related Services

We share your data across our different Services.

We will share your personal data with our affiliates to provide and develop our Services. We may combine information internally across the different Services covered by this Privacy Policy to help our Services be more relevant and useful to you and others. For example, verification of your identity or credentials.

3.4 Service Providers

We may use others to help us with our Services.

We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., User Identity Verification, Loan, Payments, Fraud detection, Marketing and Development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

3.5 Legal Disclosures

We may need to share your data when we believe it’s required by law or to help protect the rights and safety of you, us or others.

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of our Service (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of KonstructApp, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

3.7 Change in Control or Sale

We may share your data when our business is sold to others, but it must continue to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity which buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data, but only in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy unless you agree otherwise.

4. Your Choices & Obligations

4.1 Data Retention

We keep most of your personal data for as long as your account is open.

We retain your personal data while your account is in existence or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. Even if you only use our Services when looking for a new service every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open until you decide to close your account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information (e.g., visits to sites carrying our “share with KonstructApp” or “Bid with KonstructApp” plugins without clicking on the plugin) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.

4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data

You can access or delete your personal data. You have many choices about how your data is collected, used and shared.

We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile and controlling the visibility of your posts to advertising opt-outs and communication controls. We offer you settings to control and manage the personal data we have about you.

For personal data that we have about you:

Delete Data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).

Change or Correct Data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.

Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).

Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine readable form.

You may contact us using the contact information below, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

4.3 Account Closure

We keep some of your data even after you close your account.

If you choose to close your KonstructApp account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.

We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.

Information you have shared with others (e.g., through InMail, updates or posts) will remain visible after you closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Members copied out of our Services. Groups content and ratings or review content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

5. Other Important Information

5.1. Security

We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches. Please use the security features available through our Services.

We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We can provide additional information about safely using our Services.

5.2. Cross-Border Data Transfers

We store and use your data outside your country.

We process data both inside and outside of your country and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders. Countries where we process data may have laws which are different, and potentially not as protective, as the laws of your own country.

5.3 Lawful Bases for Processing

We have lawful bases to collect, use and share data about you. You have choices about our use of your data.

At any time, you can withdraw consent you have provided by going to settings.

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (e.g. to deliver the KonstructApp Services you have requested) and “legitimate interests”.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

5.4. Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals

Our statements regarding direct marketing and “do not track” signals

We currently do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission.

5.5. Contact Information

You can contact us or use other options to resolve any complaints.

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Policy, please first contact KonstructApp online. You can also reach us by mail. If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you can explore our contact options.