Welcome to the ManekTech website (“Site”). ManekTech LLC (“ManekTech”, “we”, “us”, and/or “our”) operates this Site to provide our users (“you” and “your”) with information about ManekTech and its platform.
“ManekTech is used by professional freelancers (“Freelancers”) who wish to offer their development, engineering and other services (“Services”) and clients who need the Services (“Clients”). Freelancers that have passed our screening process and are admitted to our network of professional Freelancers (“Network”) are referred to as “Talent”. For purposes of this policy the term “Freelancers” is broader in scope and includes both Talent and Freelancers who are not Talent. The Personal Data we receive from Freelancers and Clients and how we handle it differs, so we explain our data practices for Freelancers and Clients in two distinct sections below. Click on the one that applies to you: Freelancers; Clients.
Information We Collect
Information That You Provide To Us
When you apply as a Freelancer on the Site, you are asking to be admitted to our Network. In order to admit you to the Network and match your qualifications with our Client’s needs, we need to perform a screening process, which evaluates your language skills, personality, domain-specific knowledge, competence and professionalism. We may also need to screen potential Freelancers for specific technical skills, as required by our Clients. In this context, you will be asked to provide information about yourself, which includes:
- your name
- contact information
- work experience
- government-issued identification
- social network information
- family information
- billing information
Verifying Your Identity and Biometric Data
If you are asking to be admitted to our Network, with your explicit written informed consent (which you may provide at the time of submitting a request to be admitted) we may collect biometric information about you to verify and confirm your identity and as further described below. We may ask you to take a photo of yourself and of your government-issued identification through your mobile phone (the “Verification Data”). The Verification Data will be provided to our biometric technology service provider (Mitek Systems, Inc. – “Mitek”), who will use facial recognition technology to analyze the geometry of your face through the photographs and extract biometric information or biometric identifiers relating to you (collectively, “Biometric Data”). The Verification Data and the Biometric Data will be used to verify and confirm your identity. However, ManekTech will not receive the Biometric Data but will only receive scores that will indicate the authenticity of the government-issued identification, whether your identity has been verified and confirmed, and your name from your government-issued identification. Once the scores are returned to ManekTech, Mitek will not retain and will permanently delete the Biometric Data.
Moreover, Mitek will use the Verification Data to improve the accuracy, reliability, usability, and functionality of its identity verification technology, for fraud prevention and incident investigation efforts; for such purposes, Mitek will retain your Verification Data for up to 180 days, after which the Verification Data will be permanently deleted. ManekTech will retain your self-photo and your name for fraud prevention purposes based upon our legitimate interests. For more information about the retention of your Biometric Data please see our Biometric Data Retention Policy.