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NerdMine is an online platform that provides a wide range of
services, including career counselling, job offers, educational resources, and
more. Users join our platform to explore educational pathways, connect with a
community of learners, and discover professional opportunities.
(referred to as “Members”) and non-members (referred to as
“Visitors”) who interact with our platform. We are committed to
providing you with the information you need to understand how your data is
which include, but are not limited to, nerdmine.in and other NerdMine related
websites, apps, communications, and services. It also applies to off-site services,
such as “Counselling”. Please note that specific services may have
their own privacy policies.
Data Controllers and
If you are in the “Designated Countries,” NerdMine
is represented by NerdMine Private Limited.
(“NerdMine “) as the controller of your personal data.
If you are outside of the designated countries, NerdMine Private
Limited serves as the controller of your personal data for our Services.
Your use of our services, whether as a member or visitor, is
to stay updated with any changes.
make significant changes, we will notify you through our services or other
means. If you disagree with these changes, you can close your account.
Continuing to use our services after changes to this privacy
policy means you accept the updated policy.
1. Data We Collect
1.1 Data You Provide
When you create an account on NerdMine, you are required to
provide data such as your name, email address, and password. If you choose to
access premium services, you may need to provide payment and billing
Your NerdMine profile is an integral part of our platform,
and you have the flexibility to decide what information to include, such as
your educational background, work experience, skills, photos, and endorsements.
We respect your choices regarding sensitive information on your profile.
Additionally, data is collected when you post, provide, or
upload content to our platform, such as filling out forms, responding to
surveys, or submitting resumes and job applications.
1.2 Data From Others
Other users may post or write about you on our platform,
which can include information about your professional achievements and
When others interact with our services, such as syncing
their contacts or calendars, we receive personal data, including contact
information, associated with your profile.
1.3 Service Use
We log your visits and use of our services to enhance your
experience and provide a personalized service.
1.4 Cookies and
NerdMine utilizes cookies and similar technologies to
1.5 Your Device and
We collect data about your device and location to provide a
better user experience. You can choose to opt-in before we use GPS or other
tools to identify your precise location.
When you communicate through our services, we collect
information related to your messages. This data helps us provide features like
suggested responses and content management.
1.7 Workplace and
School Provided Information
If your organization, such as your employer or school,
purchases premium services for your use, they may provide us with personal data
about you and your eligibility to use these services.
1.8 Sites and
Services of Others
We may receive data when you visit sites that include our
ads, cookies, plugins, or when you log in to other services using your NerdMine
do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally
identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a
child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete
this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your
child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will
be able to do necessary actions.
As NerdMine continues to evolve and introduce new features,
we may collect new data and find innovative ways to use it. If we make
substantial changes to data collection, use, or sharing, we will inform you and
2. How We Use Your
At NerdMine, your data is essential to providing,
supporting, personalizing, and developing our services. The way we utilize your
personal data depends on the specific services you use, how you use them, and
your settings. Our primary goal is to provide you with a personalized
experience that makes our services, including ads, more relevant and useful to
you and others.
NerdMine’s services are designed to help you connect with
others, discover career and business opportunities, stay informed, receive
training, and increase your productivity. We use your data to facilitate access
to our services and to accommodate your preferences.
Stay Connected: Our platform allows you to maintain
connections with colleagues, partners, clients, and professional contacts. You
can connect with professionals of your choice who wish to connect with you.
Data about you is used to help others find your profile, suggest connections,
and enable you to invite others to become a member and connect with you. You
can also opt-in to allow us to use your precise location for specific tasks,
such as suggesting nearby connections or calculating the commute to a new job.
Stay Informed: Our services keep you updated on news,
events, and professional topics that matter to you. We use your data to
personalize your experience, recommend or rank relevant content and
conversations, and suggest skills you could add to your profile. Your actions,
such as updating your profile, posting content, or making new connections, may
be shared with your network and others.
Career: NerdMine is a platform for exploring careers,
evaluating educational opportunities, and seeking and offering career
opportunities. Your profile can be found by those looking to hire or be hired.
We use your data to recommend jobs, show you relevant professional contacts,
and enable you to signal your interest in changing jobs and share information
Productivity: Our services enable you to collaborate with
colleagues, search for potential clients, partners, and more. We may scan
messages to provide tools that facilitate tasks like scheduling meetings.
2.2 Premium Services
NerdMine offers premium services that provide enhanced
features for paying users. These services are designed to help users search for
and contact Members through our platform.
We use your data to contact you and enable communications
between members. You have control over the types of messages you receive and
We may contact you through various channels, such as email,
mobile phone, messages on our platform, text messages, and push notifications.
These messages may include information about the availability of our services,
security, service-related issues, tips on using our services, network updates,
job suggestions, and promotional messages.
We also facilitate communications between you and others
through our services, including invitations, groups, and messages between
NerdMine serves tailored ads both on and off our platform.
While you have choices regarding personalized ads, you cannot opt-out of seeing
We target and measure the performance of ads to members, visitors,
and others using various data sources. These data sources include information
from advertising technologies on and off our platform, member-provided data,
data from your use of our services, information from advertising partners,
vendors, and publishers, and data inferred from the information we have.
We may show you ads labelled as “sponsored
content” that resemble non-sponsored content. When you take social actions
on these ads, such as liking, commenting, or sharing, your actions may be
associated with your name and viewed by others, including the advertiser.
In addition to advertising our services, we use members’
data and content to promote membership, network growth, engagement, and our services.
Services and Research
We use data for the development of our services and to
conduct research that benefits our members.
We conduct research and development to provide a better,
more personalized experience and to connect professionals to economic
opportunities. This includes using data, including public feedback, to enhance
our services, drive engagement, and improve your experience.
We also engage in research to understand social, economic,
and workplace trends, such as job availability, skills required, and policies
that bridge industry and geographic gaps. In some cases, we work with trusted
third parties to perform this research while protecting your privacy. This
research may be presented as aggregated data, rather than personal data.
Surveys and polls are conducted through our platform, and
participation is voluntary. You can opt-out of survey invitations.
2.7 Customer Support
We use data to investigate, respond to, and resolve
complaints and service issues.
2.8 Insights That Do
Not Identify You
We use data to generate insights that do not identify you
personally. These insights provide statistics about our members and other
2.9 Security and
Data is used for security, fraud prevention, and
investigations to protect Members and the integrity of our platform. We may use
your data to investigate and resolve complaints or service issues.
3. How We Share
NerdMine outlines how it shares information with various
3.1 Our Services
Any information you provide on your profile and any content
you post or actions you take (e.g., likes, follows, comments, shares) on our
platform will be visible to others based on your settings.
Profile: Your profile is visible to all members and
customers of our services. It may also be visible to others on or off our
platform, such as visitors to our services or users of third-party search
engines. The availability and visibility of your profile, including certain
fields, depend on various factors, including your settings, your connection
level with the viewer, their subscriptions, usage of our services, access
channels, and search types.
Posts, Likes, Follows, Comments, Messages: When you share
content, it can be viewed and re-shared publicly, subject to your settings.
Content shared publicly can be seen by everyone and re-shared anywhere. Your
actions within groups, such as posts, are visible to other group members. When
you follow a person or organization, you become visible to them as a follower.
We inform senders when you interact with their messages, and we may notify a member
when you view their profile. Social actions on others’ content are visible to
Some Members or their employers need to store their
communications outside of our services for legal or professional compliance
reasons. They may use external archival services to meet these requirements.
3.3 Related Services
NerdMine shares your data across its various services and
affiliated entities. This sharing helps enhance the relevance and utility of
3.4 Service Providers
NerdMine may use third-party service providers to assist in
various aspects of its services, including maintenance, analysis, auditing,
payments, fraud detection, marketing, and development. These service providers
will have access to your information as needed to perform their tasks and are
obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
3.5 Legal Disclosures
There may be situations in which NerdMine needs to share
your data, for example, when required by law or to protect the rights and
safety of individuals.
Legal Requirements: NerdMine might disclose information
about you if required by law, subpoena, or other legal processes, or if there
is a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or
take action regarding illegal activities, enforce agreements, defend against
third-party claims, protect the security or integrity of the services, or
protect the rights and safety of NerdMine, its Members, personnel, or others. NerdMine
will attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when
appropriate, unless prohibited by law.
Change in Control or Sale: In the event of a sale, merger,
or change in control of NerdMine or part of its business, your data may be
shared. The entity acquiring NerdMine or part of its business will continue to
3.6 Enterprise Accounts
For users of enterprise services provided by NerdMine, such
as recruiter, sales navigator, NerdMine Counselling, or the advertising campaign
manager, your employer may offer you access to these services. Your employer
can review and manage your use of these enterprise services, and your data may
be shared with your employer in certain cases. However, sensitive activities
like job searches and personal messages are generally not shared with your
employer unless you choose to share them through the services.
When you use workplace tools and services, certain data may
be made available to your employer or connected with information received from
your employer to enable these tools and services.
4. Your Choices &
This section outlines your choices and rights regarding your
personal data on NerdMine and explains the data retention policy.
4.1 Data Retention
NerdMine typically retains most of your personal data for as
long as your account is active. This includes data you or others have provided,
and data generated or inferred from your use of the platform. Even if you use
the services intermittently, your information will be kept, and your profile
will remain open unless you decide to close your account. In some cases, NerdMine
may retain specific information, such as insights about your use of the services,
in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
4.2 Rights to Access
and Control Your Personal Data
NerdMine provides you with various options to control and
manage the collection, use, and sharing of your data. You have the following
rights regarding your personal data:
Delete Data: You can request the deletion of some or all
your personal data. This is particularly relevant when the data is no longer
required to provide you with the services.
Change or Correct Data: You can edit certain personal data
within your account. You can also request corrections, updates, or fixes to
your data, especially if it’s inaccurate.
Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can
request that NerdMine stops using some or all your personal data, for example,
when there is no legal basis for its continued use, or to limit the use of your
data if it is inaccurate or unlawfully held.
Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You have the right to
request a copy of your personal data and the data you’ve provided in a
Visitors can find more information about how to make these
requests on the NerdMine website. You can also contact NerdMine directly, and
your request will be handled in accordance with applicable laws.
Residents in specific regions may have additional rights
under their local laws.
4.3 Account Closure
Even after closing your NerdMine account, some of your data
may still be retained. NerdMine has the following data retention practices:
Account Closure Process: When you close your NerdMine
account, your personal data will generally become invisible to other users
within 24 hours. NerdMine typically deletes the information related to closed
accounts within 30 days of the account closure, except as noted below.
Retained Data: NerdMine may retain your personal data after
your account closure when it’s reasonably necessary to meet legal obligations
(e.g., responding to law enforcement requests), fulfil regulatory requirements,
resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse (e.g., in case of
account restrictions due to policy violations), enforce the user agreement, or
address your request to “unsubscribe” from further communications.
De-personalized information may be retained after your account is closed.
Data Shared with Others: Information you’ve shared with
others, such as updates, or group posts, may continue to be visible to others
even after you’ve closed your account or deleted the information from your
profile or mailbox. NerdMine does not control data that other Members may have
copied from the platform. Group content and ratings or reviews associated with
closed accounts will be attributed to an unknown user as the source. Your
profile may still appear in others’ services, such as search engine results,
until they refresh their cache.
5. Other Important
At NerdMine, we take the security of your data seriously. We
employ robust measures to monitor and prevent security breaches. We encourage
all users to make full use of the security features provided by our Services.
To safeguard your data, we implement security protocols like
HTTPS. Our systems undergo regular monitoring for potential vulnerabilities and
to thwart potential attacks. However, it’s important to note that while we
employ extensive physical, technical, and managerial safeguards, we cannot
provide an absolute guarantee against unauthorized access, disclosure,
alteration, or destruction of your information. For additional information on
using our services securely, including setting up two-factor authentication,
please refer to our Safety Center.
Your data is stored and utilized outside the borders of your
home country. We process data both within and outside of India. To facilitate
lawful data transfers across borders, we rely on mechanisms provided by legal
frameworks. You can find further details about this process here.
It’s worth noting that countries where we process data may
have data protection laws that differ from those of your own country. These
laws might not offer the same level of protection.
5.3 Lawful Bases for
We process your data based on lawful grounds, ensuring that
we have a legitimate reason to collect, use, and share information about you.
You, as a user, have the power to influence how your data is used. You can, at
any time, withdraw the consent you’ve provided by adjusting your settings.
The collection and processing of personal data are done in
accordance with lawful bases. These bases encompass instances where consent is
granted, processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you
(such as delivering requested services), and situations involving
“legitimate interests.” For more in-depth information, refer to our
detailed explanation here.
If we’re relying on your consent for processing personal
data, you have the right to withdraw or decline that consent at any time.
Similarly, if we’re relying on legitimate interests, you can object to the
processing. If you have any questions about the specific lawful bases
underpinning our data collection and use, please get in touch with our Data
Protection Officer here.
5.4. Direct Marketing
and Do Not Track Signals
As of now, we do not share personal data with third parties
for direct marketing purposes without obtaining your explicit permission. For
more insights into this and details regarding our response to “do not
track” signals, please consult our dedicated resources.
If you have queries or concerns about this Policy, we
encourage you to first reach out to us online via our NerdMine platform. You
can also contact us through physical mail. In case your initial contact does
not yield a satisfactory resolution, you have further avenues to explore.
Residents in the Designated Countries and other regions may have specific
rights under their local laws. Our Data Protection Officer can be reached for
additional assistance here.