Privacy Policy

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand this is a big responsibility and work hard to protect your information and put you in control.

Overview

This privacy policy contains the privacy information for abekus.co (also referred to as Abekus, henceforth). Abekus provides the following services: (i) Teaching and learning interface where software engineers and engineering students can create and solve questions related to software domains, (ii) Evaluation and management of profiles of users, who can be considered for job openings, and (iii) Recruitment services to organizations looking to hire new employees.

Type of Information We Collect

New users registering on Abekus are required to provide the following information:
  • Name and e-mail id, which are required for registration
  • Gender, date of birth, country, and photo, which are optional, and can be shared using edit profile link
  • Use of Information

    User information is used in the following ways.

    First, when users complete their registration, we mail them a verification link to ensure the correctness of the information and prevent identity misuse. Also, email ids can be used by Abekus to help users recover their accounts if they lose their passwords.

    Second, we have to store the information of users to allow them to access and manage their profile once they have logged in. A part of it is displayed publicly, and the remaining is available to the logged in users themselves only. Additionally, profiles of users willing to get contacted for job openings may be shared with potential recruiters.

    Third, user information may be used for the internal purpose of product improvement activities, such as data mining. User data may also be shared if required for any legal or regulatory purposes.

    Public and Private Information

    Certain type of information, known as public information, including the name, country and profile statistics of the users, is publicly accessible only to all website members once they log in. The remaining information, known as private information, may be either

  • non-sensitive information, or
  • sensitive information.
  • Non-sensitive information is the information that users may not wish to share, such as date of birth and photo. Such information is not accessible to anyone except Abekus employees unless users agree to share it. Sensitive information is the information not accessible to anyone except the user who is logged in, such as a profile password.

    Protection of Information

    Since the user password is sensitive information, Abekus ensures that all passwords are stored in encrypted format only. They cannot be accessed by anyone, including our developers. Users losing their password will be able to recover their accounts through a reset link sent to their email ids. The remaining information is available to us, but it cannot be used for any purposes other than those mentioned in the document.

    Activities Beyond the Domain of our Information Protection

    The information shared by the users directly on Abekus is fully protected. However, the activities performed over external links on our website cannot be controlled or protected by us. The information collected from the recruiters contacting individual users is also beyond our control.

    Privacy Policy Amendments

    We may amend or update this policy from time to time but will notify you whenever there are any significant changes to this policy.

    Contact Us

    You can contact us at hello@abekus.com in case you have any questions related to this privacy policy, or you feel that we have breached it.