Ethnio Privacy Policy

Last updated on September 18, 2017

The Basics

We will not use information gathered from you in any way, except as described when you agreed to provide it.

Ethnio, Inc. (“we” or “Ethnio”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of users of Ethnio’s Website and Services, whether they are Participants or Customers, as those terms are defined in Ethnio’s Terms and Conditions. Whether you are a Participant or a Customer (in either case, “You”), we created this Privacy Policy to give You confidence as you visit and use Ethnio.

Obviously, the point of Ethnio is to collect information and data from Participants and share it with Customers. With this in mind, we will not share any of Your information except as expressly disclosed to You at the time You agree to provide it. Any other data or information You provide us (including images, email addresses, etc.) will otherwise be held in total confidence. We will never share Your information with third parties for marketing purposes, and don't engage in cross-marketing or link-referral programs with other sites. If You have opted-in to receive information from Ethnio by email, we will send You updates and information on Ethnio occasionally, but You can always unsubscribe.

EU–US and Swiss–US Privacy Shield frameworks

Ethnio participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. Ethnio is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at

Ethnio is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives under the Privacy Shield Framework and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Ethnio complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, Ethnio is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Ethnio may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Ethnio commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact our internal complaints department at

Ethnio has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU and Switzerland. Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may be entitled to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Children’s Privacy

Ethnio does not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If Ethnio obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, Ethnio will immediately delete such information from its database. Because Ethnio does not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, Ethnio has no such information to use or disclose to third parties. Ethnio has designed this Privacy Policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Data Submitted by Customers

We ask for Your email address, and other contact information for the purpose of confirmation emails, authenticating accounts, and for billing purposes. We do not collect personally identifiable information about You except when You specifically provide this information on a voluntary basis. We will make every effort to ensure that whatever information You provide will be maintained in a secure environment. However, even if You opt out of receiving any communications from Ethnio, we reserve the right to contact You regarding Your account status or any other matter that might affect our service to You and/or our records on You.

Our web logs collect standard web log entries for each page served, including Your IP address, page URL, and time stamp. Web logs help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Ethnio site, and to otherwise provide our service to You.

Data Submitted by Participants in Screeners

Ethnio is a hosted usability service that allows Customers to create recruiting screeners (“Screeners”), similar to web surveys. Our customers use our service to post Screeners on a website, or send links to those screeners via email or other methods. We have no control over how Ethnio customers use the personal data submitted by users to their recruiting screeners, except if they violate the Terms and Conditions. If You suspect someone has violated these Terms, please contact us. Participants may have any relationship to our customers, and Ethnio only acts as a Data Processor (a company that processes Personally Identifiable Information on behalf of a Data Controller) so that each Ethnio Customer acts as a Data Controller (a company that determines the purposes for which and the means by which the Personally Identifiable Information is processed). To process information means to carry out an operation or set of operations on the information, such as collecting, recording, storing, disclosing, or organizing it. Information that Participants provide to Customers passes through our service and resides on our servers, in the most secure manner adhering to industry guidelines. That information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Ethnio or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities.

We do employ cookies in the Screeners. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user's computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable Ethnio to make sure people don't see recruiting screeners more than once, because that would be really annoying. Our cookies expire after 30 days, and don not collect personally identifiable information.

Right to Access, Change, or Delete Personal Data

  1. Right to Access. Individual Customers have the right to know what Personal Data about them is included in the databases and to ensure that such Personal Data is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which Ethnio collected it. Individual Customers may review their own Personal Data stored and processed by Ethnio, correct, erase, or block any data that is incorrect, as permitted by applicable law and Ethnio policies. Upon reasonable request and as required by the Privacy Shield principles, Ethnio allows Individual Customers access to their Personal Data, in order to correct or amend such data where inaccurate. Individual Customers may edit their Personal Data by logging into their account profile or by contacting Ethnio by phone or email. Individual Participants may contact their respective Customers to request changes. In making modifications to their Personal Data, Data Subjects must provide only truthful, complete, and accurate information. To request erasure of Personal Data, Individual Customers should submit a written request to local Ethnio office.

  2. Requests for Personal Data. Ethnio will track each of the following and will provide notice to the appropriate parties under law and contract when either of the following circumstances arise: (a) legally binding request for disclosure of the Personal Data by a law enforcement authority unless prohibited by law or regulation; or (b) requests received from the Data Subject. If Ethnio receives a request for access to his/her Personal Data from an Individual Customer, then, unless otherwise required under law or by contract with such Individual Customer, Ethnio will refer such Data Subject to the Individual Customer.

  3. Satisfying Requests for Access, Modifications, and Corrections. Ethnio will endeavor to respond in a timely manner to all reasonable written requests to view, modify, or inactivate Personal Data.

Consent to Receive Email from Ethnio

You may be given the opportunity to “opt-in” to receive periodic email communications regarding Ethnio. You may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each email.

Third-Party Websites

The Screener and other parts of Ethnio may contain links to the websites or tools of third parties (“Third-Party Websites”). At times, Participants may be directed to Third-Party Websites from within the Screener.

Ethnio neither owns nor controls Third-Party Websites. Accordingly, Third-Party Websites are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy except with respect to personal information provided directly to them by Ethnio. Before visiting or providing personal information to a Third-Party Website, You should inform Yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of that Third-Party Website, and should take those steps necessary to, in Your discretion, protect Your privacy.

Problems and Questions

If problems arise, or You have any questions, feel free to contact us by email.

Data Storage and Security

Regarding submitted by Participants in Screeners, as a Participant, You recognize that, when You submit Data using the Screener, You are transmitting information over the Internet. Depending on the Customer’s implementation of Ethnio, Your Data may be (1) transmitted securely, or (2) transmitted via regular HTTP protocol. You understand and agree that Data submitted by You via regular HTTP protocol is not secure and You agree to hold Ethnio harmless for any resulting harm, such as a security breach.

Regarding all other data, Ethnio uses industry-standard security measures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of all user information associated with Ethnio, such as SSL encryption.

Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ethnio reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, update, change or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such update, change or modification on this page. Any such addition, update, change or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Each time You use the Website, the then-current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, each time You use the Website You should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the end) and review any changes since the last time You used the Website. Unless InCorp obtains Your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected after the effective date of such revised Privacy Policy, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policy.

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