Flinks’ mission is to put consumers at the center of finance. This is not just some marketing pitch; this vision is formally enshrined in internal company documents of the utmost importance, like our Constitution.
In the furtherance of this mission, security and privacy are top priorities for us. We try to make everything we build as seamless as possible, and our privacy program is no exception. Depending on your interaction with Flinks, different privacy statements will apply. Please read the descriptions below carefully in order to understand which privacy statement applies, and how we collect, use, and share your information:
Flinks General Privacy Statement – This privacy statement addresses Flinks’ practices with respect to personal information Flinks collects associated with:
Flinks Services Privacy Statement – The Flinks Services Privacy Statement describes Flinks’ privacy practices relating to how and where you have connected your bank account with one of our clients’ services (e.g., a mobile or web application or financial service provider), and the information Flinks receives as a result of your use of those client services.
This Privacy Statement provides information as to Flinks and its affiliates’ (“Flinks”, “we”, or “us”) practices related to the collection, use, storage, protection, disclosure, and disposal (collectively referred to as “processing”) of personal information in connection with (i) your use of Flinks’ website and social media pages that link to this Privacy Statement, (ii) your attendance at Flinks’ offices, events, or other sales and marketing activities whether they be initiated online, over the phone, or in-person, and (iii) information relating to employees of service providers who provide business or professional services to Flinks.
This Privacy Statement has been divided into the following sections:
The aim of this Privacy Statement is to provide clear and concise explanations of what information Flinks collects about you, how Flinks uses it, and with whom Flinks shares such information. As in everything we do, we tried to make this Privacy Statement seamless and user-friendly; however, should you have any questions about it, please let us know at [email protected].
This Privacy Statement applies to the processing of personal information by Flinks related to:
This Privacy Statement does not apply to the following activities:
For the activities listed within the Scope of this Privacy Statement, Flinks processes the following types of Personal Information:
Information from prospective clients, partners, or event attendees. When you submit a form using our ‘Get a Demo’ page, contact one of our sales representatives directly, leave a review, or attend one of our Flinks-sponsored events, we may require from you certain personal information, namely: your first and last names, e-mail address, telephone number, job title and the type of industry you work in.
Flinks may also use a service to record calls or virtual meetings with current and prospective clients and partners for training and note-taking purposes, in which case your voice and/or images may be captured. Such information will not be collected by Flinks without first obtaining each participants’ consent and providing an opportunity to withdraw their consent where applicable laws require such notice.
Information from service providers. In the case of service providers who are providing services to Flinks, Flinks may collect certain information about an employee or employees of the service provider who are engaged in providing the contracted services to Flinks or who are responsible for managing the service provider’s relationship with Flinks. This information includes: the employee’s first and last name, their role, e-mail address, and telephone number.
Information individuals provide when attending Flinks’ offices. If attending Flinks’ Toronto or Montreal offices, Flinks may capture images of you by video recording devices in order to maintain the physical security of Flinks’ offices. Flinks has no control over cameras that may be placed in the common areas of the buildings its offices are located in.
Accuracy of Personal Information
Flinks will do its best to collect personal information directly from you to ensure the accuracy of the personal information we are collecting. Where personal information is held by a third party, we will obtain your consent before seeking such information except for where you have already consented to the sharing of such information with Flinks or your actions have implied that such information may be shared with Flinks. Flinks will take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of information received from third parties, and take reasonable steps to ensure that the third party has represented to us that they have the right to disclose your personal information to us.
We may use the personal information we collect for the following purposes:
Should you require further clarification related to any of the purposes for which Flinks uses personal information it collects, please contact Flinks’ Privacy Officer at [email protected] and upon receiving such a request, our Privacy Officer will reach out to you directly to clarify any of the stated purposes for which personal information is being used.
While Flinks will make its best efforts to obtain your express consent to collect or otherwise process your personal information. Flinks does not consider personal information collected pursuant to this Privacy Statement to be “sensitive personal information” or any similar wording as defined under applicable privacy legislation that may apply to Flinks. As such, in some cases, your consent may be implied by the actions you take (e.g., reaching out directly to a sales representative requesting a demo). In providing your personal information to us, by any means and whether consent is given explicitly or indirectly, you agree that we may collect, use, disclose or otherwise process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
In some circumstances, including but not limited to requests from law enforcement or to protect a Flinks employee or other individual(s) personal safety, Flinks may be required to disclose Personal Information without your consent. In those circumstances, if Flinks believes it is necessary and appropriate in the circumstances to disclose your personal information without consent, Flinks will limit the disclosure only to that information which is necessary to fulfill the request.
Collection of Personal Information from Children
Flinks does not market or target its services towards children (individuals under the age of 16), or any individual for that matter. Flinks is a business-to-business service provider, and as such, Flinks will not knowingly collect or ask for personal information belonging to children. Should a child visit Flinks website or submit a request under ‘Get a Demo’, Flinks will receive certain personal information that may also be shared with our Cookie and Marketing Technology Providers described below. In the event this happens, a parent or guardian may contact Flinks’ privacy officer to have this information removed.
If you choose to share our digital content through social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, watch one of our videos posted to a third-party media site, or leave a review of Flinks a review website, you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. We do not control the settings of these marketing technologies and cannot verify the content of the data transmitted to the social networks Flinks uses, or how each of them uses such data. Please consult those websites’ privacy policies to learn how you may modify your account settings to manage their cookies and similar technologies.
Flinks does not share any other personal information covered by this Privacy Statement unless otherwise directed by you in the provision of our services.
Our Use of Marketing Technologies and Disclosure of Personal Information
Under this Privacy Statement, Flinks will share certain types of personal information with the following types service providers:
|Types of Personal Information||Category of Service Provider|
|Voice and / or Video Recordings with current clients or prospects||Meeting Recording|
|E-mails which may contain personal information other than business contact information||Customer or Service Ticket Management Platforms|
Flinks does not sell or obtain any monetary consideration in exchange for the personal information it shares under this Privacy Statement.
Flinks is continuously working to improve its practices to comply with its obligations under applicable state laws, and will update our practices and notices as new laws are introduced, current laws are amended, or regulations are released.
If you are a resident of the United States, we will process your personal information in accordance with the state laws applicable to you. To learn more about your rights under applicable state laws, as well as the categories of personal information we collect, use, and share that we are required to identify under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and other applicable state laws, as well, please see our U.S. State Privacy Notice
Depending on where you reside, you may be entitled to exercise certain rights with respect to your personal information under this Privacy Statement. At Flinks, we want everyone who interacts with Flinks’ website and employees to have equal privacy rights, and that’s why no matter where you reside, we will use our best efforts to afford you the same rights as others, even where we aren’t required to.
If you have, or believe you have provided Flinks with Personal information subject to this Privacy Statement, you have certain rights that you are entitled to:
Make a Complaint. In the event you believe Flinks has collected, used, disclosed, or taken any other action(s) in regard to your Personal Information that you believe may not comply with this Privacy Statement or with applicable privacy legislation, then you are entitled to make a complaint to a regulatory authority (e.g., Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Commission d’Accès à l’Information du Quebec). If you choose to, you may first contact Flinks’ Privacy Officer with the details of your complaint to inform Flinks of such activities in an effort to resolve the issue. Flinks’ Privacy Officer may contact you with a proposed resolution, and if you are not satisfied with the proposed resolution, then you are still entitled to file a formal complaint with the relevant regulatory body. When a request is received, Flinks’ Privacy Officer may request certain information from you (e.g. name, e-mail address or other information Flinks would already have on file related to you), as well as proof of identification (e.g., drivers’ license or other government issued identification card) in order to verify your identity before processing your request. In the event Flinks receives a request from a parent or guardian on behalf of an individual, Flinks may also ask for further information to prove the relationship before processing the request. For any request received, Flinks’ Privacy Officer will respond to your e-mail within 30 days of your request being received, and if an extension is required to respond to or facilitate your request, Flinks’ Privacy Officer will inform you of such an extension and the reasons for it nevertheless within the first 30 days. Flinks reserves the right to refuse to address requests, questions, or complaints if, in the opinion of Flinks’ Privacy Officer, such request, question, or complaint is vexatious, unfounded, or repetitive in nature.
For any of Your Rights listed above, or any other inquiries related to this Privacy Statement or other privacy-related inquiries related to Flinks or its services, please direct all inquiries to Flinks’ Privacy Officer at [email protected].
If you wish to exercise “Your Rights” associated with you having linked your bank account with one of our clients’ services, please refer to our Services Privacy Statement before contacting Flinks’ Privacy Officer.
This General Privacy Statement was last updated on September 22, 2022. From time to time, Flinks may update this General Privacy Statement to reflect changes to Flinks’ services or purposes for which Flinks processes personal information, or to comply with new legal requirements.
Whenever Flinks makes an update to this Privacy Statement, Flinks will update its website to provide notice that changes have occurred, and direct individuals to the updated version.
Flinks allows you to share your bank account details and transaction history, among other financial information, in order to receive financial or other related goods and services from our clients. This Privacy Statement provides information as to Flinks and its affiliates’ (“Flinks”, “we”, or “us”) practices as it relates to the collection, use, disclosure, storage, or destruction (collectively referred to as “process” or “processing”) of personal information (i.e., identifiable information about you) Flinks receives in connection with your use of any of our clients’ services that use Flinks.
This Privacy Statement has been divided into the following sections to explain:
This Privacy Statement applies to the processing of personal information by Flinks when you connect your bank account, using Flinks, with our clients’ services.
The Flinks Services Privacy Statement applies to the following services:
This Privacy Statement does not apply to the following activities:
Flinks processes three types of personal information when it provides its services to its clients:
Information you provide. When you connect your financial account(s), you will provide your login information required by your financial institution to access your account. Typically, this consists of a username and password, but it could also include answers to challenge questions (e.g., a family member’s name or maiden name, street you grew up on), or a security token (e.g., multi-factor authentication code or one-time pad (OTP)). Information you provide may also consist of digital copies of bank statements, cheques, or other financial documents where you are sharing these types of documents through Flinks Connectivity with one of our clients.
Information obtained from your financial institution. When Flinks connects to your financial account for the purposes of our clients’ services, we retrieve information from such financial institution that maintains the account(s). The information we retrieve may vary depending on:
Information from your payroll or paystub provider. In addition to the ability to connect to your financial institution through our Connectivity Service, Flinks also has the ability to connect to your payroll or paystub provider. This allows Flinks to provide its clients with an up-to-date picture of your sources of income in addition to what is available from your financial institution.
Regardless of the types of information our clients require, the types of information we collect from your financial institutions will include, without limitation:
As a service provider to our clients, Flinks has no direct relationship with you, the end-customer. As such, our clients are responsible for obtaining the necessary consent(s) from you to process your personal information for the purposes associated with providing you with their goods or services, including your consent that authorizes Flinks to (i) collect Information you provide and (ii) collect and share Information from your financial institution with our clients. Flinks does have a consent screen available to clients through Flinks Connect that takes steps ensure you understand who Flinks is and how we process your personal information. For further information as to why you have been directed to Flinks, and for what purposes the personal information Flinks receives and provides to its clients will be used for, please refer to the privacy practices and policies of the business who uses our services.
Collection of Personal Information of Children
Flinks does not market or target its services towards children (individuals under the age of 16), or any individual for that matter. Flinks is a business-to-business service provider, and as such, Flinks will not knowingly collect or ask for personal information belonging to children. Should a child connect a financial account with one of the services of Flinks’ clients, Flinks relies on the steps taken by its clients to ensure that the proper consent(s) are obtained from a parent or guardian, as Flinks will have no direct customer relationship with the child.
When we receive personal information from you, or from your financial institution related to you, we use your information for the following purposes:
Where our clients use Flinks’ Enrichment service, we will also use your personal information to derive certain insights or make certain inferences related to your financial position. Through our Enrichment product, Flinks is able to derive insights and inferences from the Information from your financial institution in order to help our clients in gaining insights into things such as:
We will store the Information you provide and Information obtained from your financial institution for as long as it is necessary to provide our clients with our services. Depending on our clients’ use case(s) for Flinks’ services, the duration for which we store your personal information may vary.
Flinks uses industry leading service providers to process your personal information (also sometimes referred to as “subprocessors”). At no point will these service providers exercise any control over how personal information is used. With all of our service providers, contractual provisions and technical measures are in place to ensure that, among other things, your personal information is stored in secure environments, that the confidentiality of your personal information is maintained, and that no employees of our service providers may access the environments containing your personal information except with the express authorization from Flinks for the purposes of carrying out maintenance or support and under confidentiality terms equal to the confidentiality terms Flinks has entered into with its clients. Flinks uses the following categories of service providers in the provision of its services:
For residents of the Province of Québec, this may mean that your personal information is stored in data centres located outside of the province. Should you wish to learn more about the service providers we use, please contact Flinks’ Privacy Officer.To learn more about how we store and protect your personal information, please visit our Security page.
Depending on where you reside, you may be entitled to exercise certain rights with respect to your personal and financial information. At Flinks, we want all of our clients’ customers to have equal privacy rights, and that’s why no matter where you reside, we will use our best efforts to afford you the same rights as others, even where we aren’t required to.
Specifically, Flinks recognizes that individuals have the following privacy rights:
Because Flinks has no direct relationship with you in providing our Services to our clients, we ask that you direct your request(s) that are related to Flinks’ processing of your personal information to the client with whom you have connected your financial account with. In your request to them, please be sure to copy Flinks’ Privacy Officer on your e-mail ([email protected]) and indicate:
If you are unsure of who to contact in order to make your request, please reach out to Flinks’ Privacy Officer and they will be able to assist you in facilitating your request.
You may be asked by our client to verify your identity by answering some questions (e.g. name, e-mail address registered with client, or other identifying information). Flinks may also request that your identity first be verified before processing your request. In the event Flinks receives a request from a parent or guardian on behalf of an individual, Flinks or our clients may also ask for further information to prove the relationship before facilitating the request.
Our clients have the capability to fulfill any of your requests as it relates to Your Rights and the personal information processed by Flinks through our services. Where our clients require assistance in fulfilling any request, we will provide the necessary assistance to fulfill your request. While our clients are responsible for facilitating your requests, Flinks’ Privacy Officer will nonetheless endeavour to assist in making sure your request is processed within 30 days of your request being received and may notify you once your request has been completed. If an extension is required to respond to or facilitate your request, Flinks’ Privacy Officer or the organization using Flinks’ services will inform you of such an extension and the reasons for it nevertheless within the first 30 days.
Flinks reserves the right to refuse to address requests, questions, or complaints if, in the opinion of Flinks’ Privacy Officer, such request, question, or complaint is vexatious, unfounded, or repetitive in nature.
For any of Your Rights listed above, or any other inquiries related to this Privacy Statement or other privacy-related inquiries related to Flinks or its services, please direct all inquiries to Flinks’ Privacy Officer at [email protected].
Whenever Flinks makes an update to this Policy, Flinks will update its website to provide notice that changes have occurred, and direct individuals to the updated Services Privacy Statement.
Flinks only collects information necessary to help Flinks personalize your browsing experience while browsing the Flinks website, or to generate statistical data regarding how individuals are interacting with the Flinks website or its advertisements to help inform marketing initiatives.
Flinks uses four categories of Cookies: (1) ‘Necessary’ cookies which are required for the functioning and security of the website; (2) ‘Analytic’ cookies used to understand how individuals interact with Flinks’ website; (3) ‘Functional’ cookies that perform certain functions on Flinks’ website (e.g., enabling the sharing content on social media, leaving reviews); or (4) ‘Advertising’ cookies used to provide relevant ads and marketing campaigns and track activity across websites to provide relevant ads.
The table below represents the complete list of Cookies Flinks uses:
|__gsas||google.com||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||Analytic / Advertising|
|__gpi||google.com||Collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement on the website.||Analytic / Advertising|
|__gpi_optout||google.com||This information collected from __gpi is used to deliver advertisements on the website.||Analytics / Advertising|
|NID||google.com||These cookies are used to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language, how many results you prefer to have shown on a search results page (for example, 10 or 20), and whether you want to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.||Functional|
|DSID||doubleclick.net||Used to store user preferences.||Functional|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Functional|
|id||doubleclick.net||Used to provide ad delivery or retargeting.||Advertising|
|__gads||google.com||Used to provide ad delivery or retargeting.||Advertising|
|GED_PLAYLIST_ACTIVITY||google.com||Used to measure session activity for ad formats.||Analytic / Advertising|
|ACLK_DATA||youtube.com||Used to ensure that you can watch YouTube videos on our website. These cookies contain anonymous information to measure the behavior of YouTube users.||Functional / Analytic|
|pm_sess||doubleclick.net, google.com||Used to ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites.||Necessary / Functional|
|pm_sess_NNN||doubleclick.net, google.com||Used to ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites.||Necessary / Functional|
|aboutads_sessNNN||doubleclick.net, google.com||Used to track conversions from ads in Google search and on the Google Display network, as well as retargeting. The retargeting is anonymous targeting of ads across the Google display network.||Analytics / Advertising|
|FPAU||google.com||Assigns a specific ID to the visitor. This allows the website to determine the number of specific user-visits for analysis and statistics.||Analytics|
|ANID||google.com||Used to show Google ads on non-Google sites.||Functional|
|AID||google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, googleadservices.com||Used to track your activity across devices, to coordinate ads and measure conversion events.||Functional / Analytics / Advertising|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Used to provide ad delivery or retargeting.||Advertising|
|TAID||google.com/ads, google.com/ads/measurement, googleadservices.com||Used to track your activity across devices, to coordinate ads and measure conversion events.||Functional / Analytics / Advertising|
|FPGCLDC||google.com||Used to help advertisers determine how many times users who click on their ads end up taking an action on their site.||Analytics|
|_gcl_dc||google.com||Used by the conversion linker for click information||Analytics|
|_gcl_au||google.com||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency||Advertising|
|FLC||doubleclick.net||Used to store the user’s actions on the site after having viewed an advert or having clicked on the advert.||Analytics|
|RUL||doubleclick.net||Used to determine whether website advertisements have been properly displayed.||Functional / Advertising|
|FCCDCF||google.com||Used to manage privacy choices, monetize content, and communicate with users to gather consent where applicable laws apply.||Functional|
|FCNEC||google.com||Used for analytics purposes associated with FCCDCF.||Analytics|
|FPGCLAW||google.com||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|FPGCLGB||google.com||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|_gcl_gb||google.com||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|_gac_gb_<wpid>||google.com||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|_gcl_aw||google.com||Contains campaign related information on the user.||Analytics / Advertising|
|1P_JAR||google.com and local variations, e.g. google.de||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|Conversion||www.googleadservices.com/pagead/conversion/||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|YSC||youtube.com||Contains campaign related information on the user||Analytics / Advertising|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Used to provide bandwidth estimations||Functional|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE__k||youtube.com||Used to provide bandwidth estimations||Functional|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE__default||youtube.com||Used to provide bandwidth estimations||Functional|
|FPLC||google.com||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website, derived from a hashed value from the FPID cookie.||Analytics|
|_ga||google.com||Used to distinguish users||Functional / Necessary|
|_gac_<wpid>||google.com||Contains campaign related information for the user.||Functional / Analytics|
|_gid||google.com||Used to distinguish users||Functional / Necessary|
|_ga_<container-id>||google.com||Used to persist session state||Functional / Necessary|
|_gac_gb_<container-id>||google.com||Contains campaign related information.||Functional|
|_gat[_<customname>]||google.com||Used to throttle request rate.||Functional / Necessary|
|__utmc||google.com||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||Functional / Analytics|
|__utmt||google.com||Used to throttle request rate.||Functional / Necessary|
|__utmv||google.com||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||Analytics|
|__utmx||google.com||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.||Functional / Analytics|
|__utmxx||google.com||Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.||Functional / Analytics|
|AMP_TOKEN||google.com||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.||Functional|
|FPID||google.com||Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator.||Analytics|
|GA_OPT_OUT||google-analytics.com||Shows if the user deactivated Google Analytics||Functional / Analytics|
|_ga_<wpid>||google.com||Used to store and count pageviews.||Analytics|
|_dc_gtm_<property-id>||google.com||This cookie is related to the _gat cookie. The _gat cookie pattern is used to throttle the request rate; if Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, the cookie root changes to _dc_gtm_.||Necessary / Functional|
|_gaexp||google.com||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.||Functional / Analytics|
|_gaexp_rc||google.com||This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments that a user has been included in.||Functional / Analytics|
|_opt_awcid||google.com||Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Customer IDs.||Advertising|
|_opt_awmid||google.com||Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Campaign IDs.||Advertising|
|_opt_awgid||google.com||Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Ad Group IDs||Advertising|
|_opt_awkid||google.com||Used for campaigns mapped to Google Ads Criterion IDs||Advertising|
|_opt_utmc||google.com||Stores the last utm_campaign query parameter.||Advertising|
|_gcl_gf||google.com||Shares anonymised booking details with Google Flights when customers have been referred to our platforms by Google Flights. It uses first and third-party cookies that allows Google Flights to connect a booking to a previous session on their website.||Advertising|
|_gcl_ha||google.com||Used to track the origin of the user in order to be able to attribute Google Hotel Ads for any transaction resulting from a reservation.||Analytics / Advertising|
|PAIDCONTENT||doubleclick.net||Advertising cookies used by Google services via Google reCAPTCHA to track visitor behaviour (e.g., history of pages viewed, links opened, advertising seen before visiting our website, history from other devices) and provide targeted advertising||Analytics / Advertising|
|_opt_expid||google.com||This cookie is created when running a redirect experiment. It stores the experiment ID, the variant ID and the referrer to the page that’s being redirected.|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Advertising|
|__cf_bm||hubspot.com||This cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management to help prevent malicious activity associated with botnets from being directed towards Flinks’ website.||Necessaryß|
|UserMatchHistory||linkedin.com||LinkedIn sets this cookie to help measure advertising performance.||Functional|
|lang||ads.linkedin.com||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.||Functional|
|bcookie||linkedin.com||LinkedIn sets this cookie to identify a browser ID through the share buttons on LinkedIn.||Functional|
|lidc||linkedin.com||LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.||Functional|
|lang||linkedin.com||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting.||Functional|
|bscookie||linkedin.com||LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember which users have logged in using multi-factor authentication.||Functional|
|__hs_do_not_track||hubspot.com||Can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot.||Necessary|
|__hs_initial_opt_in||hubspot.com||Used to prevent the banner from always displaying when a visitor visits in strict mode.||Necessary|
|__hs_cookie_cat_pref||hubspot.com||This cookie is used to record the categories a visitor consented to.||Necessary|
|hs_ab_test||hubspot.com||This cookie is used to consistently serve visitors the same version of an A/B test page they’ve seen before.||Necessary|
|<id>_key||hubspot.com||When visiting a password-protected page, this cookie is set so future visits to the page from the same browser do not require login again.||Necessary|
|hs-messages-is-open||hubspot.com||Determine and save whether the chat widget is open for future visits.||Necessary|
|hs-messages-hide-welcome-message||hubspot.com||Prevents chat widget message from appearing one day after it is dismissed.||Necessary|
|__hsmem||hubspot.com||Set whenever a visitor logs into a HubSpot-hosted site.||Necessary|
|Hs-membership-csrf||hubspot.com||Prevents content membership logins from being forged||Necessary|
|hs_langswitcher_choice||hubspot.com||Save s a visitor’s selected language choice||Necessary|
|__cfruid||hubspot.com||Set by Hubspot’s CDN provider due to their rate limiting policies.||Necessary|
|__cf_bm||hubspot.com||Set by Hubspot’s CDN provider that is necessary for bot protection.||Necessary|
|_hstc||hubspot.com||Visitor tracking cookie that contains utk, initial timestamp of first visit, last timestamp, current timestamp, and session number||Necessary|
|hubspotutk||hubspot.com||Keeps track of a visitor’s identity and passed to Hubspot on form submission and used when duplicating contacts.||Necessary|
|__hssc||hubspot.com||HubSpot sets this cookie to keep track of sessions and to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie.||Necessary|
|__hssrc||hubspot.com||This cookie is set by Hubspot whenever it changes the session cookie. The __hssrc cookie set to 1 indicates that the user has restarted the browser, and if the cookie does not exist, it is assumed to be a new session.||Necessary|
|wp-wpml_current_language||flinks.com||This cookie stores the current language setting.||Other|
|_dc_gtm_UA-83575816-1||.flinks.com||This cookie is used to associate and track the performance of Google ad campaigns, which are then consumed by doubleclick.net.||Other|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||.linkedin.com||This cookie is used to measure the performance of page content.||Other|
|li_gc||.linkedin.com||This cookie is used to store the consent of guests for cookies that have a non-essential purpose.||Other|
Flinks does not share any other personal information covered by this Privacy Statement unless otherwise directed by you in the provision of our services.
Within the United States, states are gradually adopting privacy legislation to provide rights to consumers as it relates to their personal information. These laws require organizations to be more transparent about how they collect, use, disclose, store, or manipulate (collectively “process” or “processing”) your personal information, and require organizations to implement processes and controls to ensure accountability for the processing activities established within their organization.
As a service provider to our clients, Flinks’ role in any processing of personal information is governed by our agreements with our clients, and in accordance with the state laws in which processing activities take place.
This Privacy Notice serves to provide you with the information we are required to share under the following state laws currently in force:
|California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)||California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”)|
|Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act||Colorado Privacy Act|
|Connecticut Data Privacy Act||Utah Consumer Privacy Act|
Flinks is always working to improve our compliance with these laws, and we will update our internal practices and this Privacy Notice notice as these laws are updated, new state laws come into effect, or regulations are released or updated.
The list below identifies, for each of Flinks’ Privacy Statements, those categories of personal information we collect and use, the source(s) of that information, the categories of organizations we share that information (i.e., our service providers), and for what purpose(s) we process such information.
As you interact with Flinks’ website, communicate with its employees, visit Flinks’ offices, or attend a marketing event or conference which Flinks is in attendance at, Flinks may process the following categories of personal information:
Because of the nature of Flinks’ services, and the types of data we process in the provision of our services to our clients, Flinks considers all of the personal information we process to be considered “sensitive data” under applicable state privacy laws. The types of sensitive data Flinks processes in the course of providing its services consists of:
For more information about the privacy-related aspects of how Flinks provides its services, please refer to our Services Privacy Statement.
Under our Services Privacy Statement, our cloud-based infrastructure service providers will host your personal information when we receive it as part of your services. The only other party we share your personal information with under the Services Privacy Statement will be our clients, whom you would have directed Flinks to share your personal information with in the course of using our services.
With our service providers and our clients, Flinks takes the necessary steps to ensure that your personal information is kept confidential, and secure. In all of our agreements with our service providers, contractual provisions and technical measures are in place to ensure that, among other things, your Personal Information is stored in secure environments, that the confidentiality of your Personal Information is maintained, and that no employees of our service providers may access the environments containing your Personal Information except with the express authorization from Flinks for the purposes of carrying out maintenance or support and under confidentiality terms equal to the confidentiality terms Flinks has entered into with its clients.
For agreements with our clients, we maintain the same strict confidentiality and security terms that we expect from our service providers.
The only other circumstance where Flinks may share your personal information are under the limited circumstances that are permitted by law (e.g., to prevent fraud, in compliance with a court order, to protect the safety of individual(s), or in the event Flinks is part of a merger or acquisition).
Flinks does not sell your personal information as defined under the CCPA and other state privacy laws. When we provide our services to our clients, we are providing them with a license to an application programming interface that allows them to fetch your financial data from your financial institution, as authorized by you. A sale of personal information, as defined under the CCPA and other state laws, does not include circumstances where you have directed an organization to share their personal information to another organization. This exception to the definition of a sale of personal information is how Flinks operates its business and as such, is not engaged in the selling of personal information and does not offer an opt-out right related to the sale of personal information.
Under our General Privacy Statement and Services Privacy Statement, you have the following rights with respect to your personal information:
Should you wish to exercise either of these rights, please refer to the appropriate privacy statement for more information on how to exercise your rights.
As described in this privacy notice, the personal information we process in the provision of our services is considered sensitive information. If you are a resident of a state that recognizes a right to restrict the processing of sensitive information, Flinks already aligns its processing activities to those limited purposes specified under applicable laws, namely:
Flinks does not, and will not, use or disclose your sensitive information for any other purpose than those listed above, except as otherwise permitted under applicable state laws, or without your consent. As such, Flinks does not offer individuals a right to limit the use of sensitive information, as we are already adhering to the highest standard required by the applicable state privacy laws.
Under the CCPA and other state privacy laws, businesses are permitted to offer financial incentives to individuals in order to solicit the sharing of personal information. Flinks does not engage in the offering of financial incentives. In the event you receive a financial incentive to share your personal information through Flinks’ services, Flinks has no association with any such financial incentive and any inquiries you may have should be directed to the business you are interacting with that uses Flinks’ services and are offering you a financial incentive.
If you exercise any of Your Rights under applicable state laws, businesses are prohibited from discriminating against you for exercising Your Rights. Discrimination in this context may include not providing you with a good or service, providing a different or lower-level quality of service, or charging you more for the good or service. While there are exceptions under applicable state laws that permit changing the quality of a service or charging more for a good, Flinks will not engage in any such activity in the provision of its services.
All individuals applying for a job at Flinks (also referred to as “you”) have the right to know how their personal information is being used in the course of the hiring process. This Privacy Statement describes:
This Privacy Statement applies to individuals who:
This Privacy Statement applies to the information you share with Flinks during the application, recruitment and interview, or the candidate consideration and offer processes.
During the application process (i.e., when you apply for a position), Flinks may collect the following types of information:
During the recruitment and interview process (i.e., when you meet with a recruiter, the hiring manager, or other employee from Flinks in relation to your application or a job posting), Flinks may receive or collect:
Lastly, during the candidate consideration and offer process, Flinks may collect or document, based on prior interviews, the following types of personal information:
Once an individual has accepted an offer for employment at Flinks, information collected pursuant to this Privacy Statement will be retained and subject to Flinks’ Employee Privacy Statement, which is available to all new employees.
Your personal information will be used by Flinks for the purposes of evaluating your suitability for the job(s) you have applied for at Flinks. This process includes:
If you accept an offer of employment with Flinks, the information collected under this Privacy Statement will become part of your record of employment at Flinks, and will become subject to Flinks’ Employee Privacy Statement, which will be presented to you as part of your onboarding.
Flinks may share The Information We Collect with the following types of individuals or organizations
If you are unsuccessful in your application for employment at Flinks,you withdraw your application from consideration, or you ultimately decide after accepting an offer of employment with Flinks, that you wish to terminate your employment agreement before your first day, Flinks will retain your personal information provided for a period of three (3) years after you have submitted your application. Flinks will retain this information in the event another opportunity at Flinks is made available and we believe you may be a suitable candidate, to defend ourselves in the event of a legal challenge as to Flinks’ hiring practices or decisions, and to analyze and improve our hiring processes.
If you do not want us to retain your personal information, for any reason, please contact Flinks’ Privacy Officer at [email protected].
As it relates to your personal information you provide to Flinks, you have the right to request that Flinks:
You also have the right to:
For any request made under this privacy statement, we may ask you, or your representative to provide certain information in order to verify your, or their identity, and to ensure that your rights are being exercised appropriately and legitimately.
Flinks may be permitted under certain circumstances permitted by law, to decline a request. Where this may occur, we will inform you of the reasons for doing so and if you disagree with our reasons for doing so, you are still able to make a complaint to your relevant data protection authority.
This Privacy Statement was last updated on ________. From time to time, Flinks may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to Flinks hiring practices or purposes for which Flinks uses personal information, or to comply with new legal requirements.
Whenever Flinks makes an update to this Privacy Statement, Flinks will update its website to provide notice that changes have occurred, and direct individuals to the updated Applicant and Candidate Privacy Statement
Should you have any questions related to this privacy statement, or wish to make a request related to Your Rights, you may contact Flinks’ Privacy Officer at [email protected], and they will be able to provide you with assistance or further clarifications.
Certain U.S. state privacy laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), require businesses to make specific disclosures for state residents or households.
In compliance with this obligation, this section is designed to help you understand, in the context of what is required under those state laws: (1) the categories of personal information Flinks collects; (2) how Flinks uses that personal information; (3) with whom Flinks may disclose your personal information; and (4) Flinks retention practices.
At no point will Flinks “sell” or “share” (or any other similarly defined term) your personal information.
The Categories of Personal Information Flinks Collects
The CCPA specifically requires businesses to provide a description of the categories of personal information they collect, and the purposes for which they use that data. The following list identifies the categories of personal information Flinks collects as defined under the CCPA:
How Flinks Uses Your Personal Information
Flinks will use personal information in accordance with those purposes outlined in Section D, How We May Use Your Personal Information, above.
Who Flinks Shares Your Personal Information With
Flinks will share your personal information with those groups of individuals or organizations outlined in Section E, Who Flinks May Share Your Personal Information With, above.
Flinks’ Retention of Your Personal Information
Flinks will use personal information in accordance with those purposes outlined in Section F, Finks’ Retention of Your Personal Information, above.
For more information about Flinks’ compliance with applicable U.S. state privacy legislation, please refer to our U.S. State Laws Privacy Notice