Dated: May 15, 2020
StandoutVitae is a web-based platform that helps users showcase their talents and skills, pursue professional opportunities, and network with like-minded professionals. The platform provides web-based tools and services with which users can create and publish web pages and articles forming a personal website or e-portfolio. The tools and services also help users discover and connect with each other and be discovered by recruiters who can search for candidates on the platform.
Standout LLC (“us”, “we”, “our”, or “Standout”) operates http://www.StandoutVitae.com.
Cookies will be placed on your device during your use of the StandoutVitae website and any related applications, and all content, tools, services and products available at or through the website or related mobile and non-mobile applications (collectively the “Service”). These will include our own cookies and may also include third party cookies.
We sometimes store preferences and settings using cookies. For example, if we display a notification banner informing you of scheduled downtime, and you dismiss the notification, we use a cookie to record that action so that you no longer see that same notification on that device.
We use third party services to measure performance, gather metrics, and detect issues with our services. These third-party services currently include Azure Application Insights, Google Analytics, and Facebook Analytics, and we may use other similar services in the future. These services place third-party cookies on your device as part of their operations. Azure Application Insights and Google Analytics help us estimate out how many unique users were browsing our website at a given time, which pages drew the most traffic, what the average page load speed was, and other similar types of information and metrics which help us focus our development efforts and determine where the bottlenecks are. Facebook Analytics provides some similar metrics and helps us understand demographics, such as the gender and racial breakdown of Members and Visitors.
In general, we collect most data from you via form submission by you (such as when you update your account profile or create or update pages of your portfolio). All data that should be considered personal is collected in this manner, and not via cookies.
When we use our own cookies to store information about you, this information is limited to things like preferences, setting, or records of some events. So, for instance, if you dismiss a notification banner, we store some information in a cookie which tells our code to stop displaying that banner to you. As such, no personal or identifying information is being stored in these kinds of cookies.
Information collected using our own cookies travels back and forth between our servers and your devices and is not shared with third parties.
Third party cookies which are installed by the third-party services that we use could lead to personal data being collected about you by those third parties. The third-party services we use are Azure Application Insights, Google Analytics, and Facebook Analytics, all of which place cookies on your devices. These third-party cookies are transmitted between your device and the servers of the respective third party. We ourselves do not obtain any personal information from these third parties nor do we collect any information from the third-party cookies, and, where possible, we attempt to use the third-party services in a way that information provided to them remains anonymized.
We allow you to opt out of certain cookies on the cookie settings page. Please visit that page and uncheck any cookies you no longer wish to receive. Note that we will (ironically) set a cookie on your device to help us remember this setting.
It is also possible for you to use your browser settings to modify your cookie preferences. While options vary from browser to browser, you can generally choose to reject some or all cookies. We would not recommend rejecting all cookies, as this will greatly alter your experience with our service, and may limit certain features (including critical ones such as being able to log in as a Member and then navigate from page to page without needing to login on every single page).