At Journo Resources we’re committed to using your data both securely and transparently. Other than using Google Analytics to assess the traffic to our website, we do not access any other data about you, unless you submit it to us via email or on a form onsite.
We do ask for our users to submit some data to help us create resources for the greater good of our community (for example submitting freelance rates and salary data). We do not use this for any other purpose, nor do use it for commercial reasons. We will also not reveal who has submitted any data to us.
Questions? Here’s a couple of answers:
- How do you use data?
- Where does our does our data come from?
- How will Journo Resources use my data if I submit it?
- Why do you take my email address when I submit a rate?
- How do you sign people up to your newsletter?
How do you use data?
Journo Resources does not use data in the same way as other websites. We explicitly do not collect or store any data from the visitors to our site using trackers or other covert methods, other than the basic information we can see through Google Analytics. This data is used to present site traffic figures to our advertisers, so they will sponsor various sections of the website, in order to keep our website free and pay our staff and freelancers.
We also produce a number of lists based on data, for example, our freelance rates page and salary data. We believe providing clear and transparent data in these areas helps to benefit us all. This data is compiled in a number of ways. Some rates are found through publically accessible job postings – our team regularly look at sites such as Mediargh, Gorkana Jobs and others. Other information is submitted to us via Google forms. For salaries which are submitted, we will then anonymise this data by removing the specific job title and employer, so it is unable to be traced back to the person who submitted it. We do not store the data anywhere else other than the secure form in which it is submitted, and the public-facing lists on site. We do not share this data with anyone else.
Where does our data come from?
Our data comes from a number of different places. We use open access job adverts (such as Mediargh, Gorkana Jobs and Journalism.co.uk) to collect salaries and freelance rates which are listed publicly as the company has already released this information.
We also collect data from people who submit this freely to us through our Google Forms on salaries, freelance rates etc. We look at basic analytics such as the number of unique visitors using Google Analytics.
How will Journo Resources use my data if I submit it?
Journo Resources will only use your data for the specified purpose for which you submitted it. If you submit to our salaries page for example, it will be used to update this page, and this page only.
We do not add you to any mailing lists (unless you are explicitly signing up for our monthly round-up) and do not share your data with any other third parties.
Why do you take my email address when I submit a rate?
When we collect information on rates or salaries we also ask for your email address. This is not used for any other reason than to contact you if we have a query about your submission. For example, sometimes it is unclear how much experience you had to get the job, or how many hours you work to get that rate of pay.
We explicitly will not use your email address to send you any messages or mailings, other than direct queries about your submission. We will not add you to mailing lists, or share your contact details with anyone else.
How do you sign people up to your newsletter?
The only way you can subscribe to our newsletter is through opting in. We use MailChimp for this process, which can be accessed onsite. We will never import addresses using any other method than an individual explcitly opting in. We will not use emails sent to us for other purposes (ie rates submissions) to add to our newsletter.
You are free to opt out at any time, but using the unsubcribe function at the bottom of every newsletter, or emailing us directly.