At www.workaway.info (“Workaway”) we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important.
Workaway collects information about you when you register for an account, update your profile, ask for customer support or subscribe to the newsletter.
Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, telephone numbers, birth date, gender, photos, username, personal website URL, descriptions of your place, travel plans and other details you choose to make available. All members signing up for an account with Workaway must provide their full name as it appears on their passport or official identification.
We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, but this may prevent them from engaging in certain activities related to the Sites.
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users devices whenever they interact with our Sites. Such information may include hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, mobile network information and how User devices interact with our Sites.
Information about User location may be collected each time you access or use our Sites when you allow this information to be collected. Location-based services can be controlled by altering the settings of your Internet browser or mobile device. However, this may mean that certain parts of our Sites will not operate properly.
Like many other websites, Workaway makes use of log files. The information inside log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp and referring/exit pages. This information is used to administer the Sites, track User movement around the Sites, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Workaway uses web browser cookies to enhance User experience, to store information about User preferences, to record User-specific information on which pages Users access, for User's host or workawayer lists and to understand usage. Many web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can choose to set your browser to not allow browser cookies, however doing so may cause parts of our Sites to not operate properly.
Workaway may collect and utilise Users personal information for the following purposes:
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, and data stored on our Sites.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Sites and their Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share information with search engines so that the content you provide in feedback can be indexed.
We may use information about you to safeguard the security of our Sites, to protect Workaway and our Users or the public from illegal activities or harm. Also, if we are of the opinion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to adhere to any regulation, legal process, applicable law or requests originating from governments and to administer our “Terms and Conditions” http://www.workaway.info/terms-conditions.html
Type of service
It is accepted that Workaway is not an electronically supplied service, due to the considerable human involvement of our verification process as well as offering a 24h email support to clients.
Workaway uses Google Analytics, a third-party web measurement tool.
Users who choose to disable Google Analytics will still have full access to the Sites.
The Sites offer third party social sharing features which allow Users to share actions and information with other websites, the general public, User community and/or the third-party operating the third-party site. You should consult the respective privacy policies of the third-parties that provide these social sharing features for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
Last edited: 12th January 2015