Privacy & Cookies Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and giving you control over any information we hold about you. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

By accessing or using the www.copernical.com web site, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site. The company "Professional Networks inc." (PNI) reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of this site will be subject to the latest version of the Privacy Policy at the time of such use.

Collection of personal information

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering your resume, PNI may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. However if you elect to engage in these activities, PNI ask that you provide personal information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, then you will not be able to engage in that activity.

When you submit personal information to PNI on this site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed world-wide in any of the countries in which PNI and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including without limitation, North America and Europe. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted agents of PNI.

Most of the information we collect about you is information that you provide to us using the site. This includes your registration details, information on your profile, content that you submit to our site for sharing with other users (including contributions to our forums), and details of which users you are connected to.

We may retain copies or notes of any communications (including email and instant messaging) between us and you.

We may also collect details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.

How your personal information is used

PNI collects your information in order to record and support your participation in PNI on-line services you select. The information that you provide is also used as part of our effort to keep you informed about employment opportunities, and other services or products of PNI and selected third parties.

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To provide and manage our services to you and our other users through our site.
  • To carry out our obligations and exercise our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your information to create user profiles for targeting of any advertisements on the site. However, these profiles will not include any information identifying you or any other user of the site, and we will not give third-party advertisers access to any of your information.

Your choices with respect to personal information

PNI recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this site. If you do not want the information you provide to PNI to be used to inform you of other opportunities, services and special offers available from PNI, and you indicate this preference when you provide your personal information to PNI, PNI will honour your preference.

PNI reserves the right to provide aggregate data to third parties for statistical analysis. Such aggregate data will not be linked to any particular individuals.

Sharing your personal details with third parties

Our dealings with your personal information are governed by this simple principle:

The data you provide is split into two parts: visible profile and hidden profile.

  • Your visible profile is made of your resume and your site content contributions (forums, blogs, etc.). You make it available freely, knowing that it is visible. This includes your full real name.
  • Your hidden profile is made of your personal contact details. It includes the following data:   address, email address, phone, etc.

We will not disclose your hidden profile to a third party without your consent.
Without your consent, your hidden profile is only known to PNI and its affiliates and subsidiaries.

Information in your visible profile, or content that you submit to our site may be publicly available.

We will only disclose your hidden profile data we hold about you to third parties:

  • If PNI or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of PNI, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Protection of your personal information

The personal information that you provide in connection with registering yourself as a Site user is classified as Registration Information. Registration Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Registration Information is available through a password and unique ID. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Registration Information resides on a secure server that selected PNI personnel and contractors have access to via password.

Whenever you obtain an access to protected information with an ID and a password, it is your responsibility to keep this password secret. We will strive to protect your personal information, but because of the way information is transmitted over the Internet, we cannot guarantee its security.

Use of cookies

When you visit www.copernical.com you can surf the site and access important information. In order to improve our site, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your preferences if any. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

Our Web servers may log automatically the IP/Internet address of your computer.

The information we obtain through cookies or through logging the IP/Internet address of your computer does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided PNI with personal information.

  • Session cookie : this cookie is used to help you navigate between the pages of the website. This cookie is essential for the site to operate fully.
  • Google Analytics : these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information includes the time of the current visit, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you here. We use this information to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, so that we can improve our site by understanding how people use it. Click here for further information from Google on Google Analytics and your privacy. These cookies are currently named (_utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, but this may change at any time according to Google decision.

That list is not exhaustive and may change.

You can block or remove cookies using your browser settings. However, in some cases this may affect the functioning of our site.

Updating your personal information

You have the right to access and correct your personal information at any time. This may be accomplished at any time through your on-line account, or by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; please include your name, address, and e-mail address (same as in your online account) when you contact us by email.

Privacy related complaints

Please note that PNI is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-PNI Web sites to which www.copernical.com or any other PNI Web site may link.

Other collection and use of information

Where we ask for additional information for a purpose not covered by this privacy policy, or where we wish to use information we already hold for a purpose not covered by this privacy policy, we will explain what that purpose is and seek your agreement to our proposed use. Our aim is always to be clear and transparent in our collection and use of information.

Access to information

You have the right to access information held about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email and/or by a notice posted on our site when you log in.

About us

For the purpose of Data Protection, the data controller is the company Professional Networks Inc. of address: 3rd Floor Omar Hodge Building, Wickams Cay I, P.O. Box 362, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

If you wish to contact us for any reason (for example, if you have any queries, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights) then please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..