Turk Guru privacy policy

Introduction to Privacy Policy

The terms "We" / "Us" / "Our" individually and collectively refer to Turk Guru(previously Turking Guru) and the terms "You" /"Your" / "Yourself" refer to the users. This Privacy Policy does not require any physical, electronic, or digital signature. This Privacy Policy is a legally binding document between you and Turk Guru. The terms of this Privacy Policy will be effective upon your acceptance of the same (directly or indirectly in electronic form, by clicking on the I accept tab or by use of the extension or by other means) and will govern the relationship between you and Turk Guru. for your use of the extension Turk Guru (defined below). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, by using the extension you indicate that you understand, agree, and consent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of

this Privacy Policy, please do not use this extension. By providing us your Information or by making use of the facilities provided by the extension, You hereby consent to the collection, storage, processing of your Non-Personal Information by us as specified under this Privacy Policy. You further agree that such collection, use, storage, and transfer of your Information shall not cause any loss or wrongful gain to you or any other person.

Information we collect and its usage

Your relationship with us starts after you install our chrome extension. We use the authentication service provided by Firebase to create your Turk Guru account automatically when you install the extension.

We save some of the data that you generate while using our services like favorite and blocked requesters, favorite and blocked keywords, time spent completing a HIT by a requester to calculate a wage rate for that requester, machine learning model on a backend database for the smooth working of our extension, making the extension work on Amazon Mechanical Turk worker website. We don't save your mturk worker ID as it is although we convert it using modern cryptographic methods before sending it to our servers to create your Turk Guru account.

The data is sent to the database using a working internet connection which could incur charges to you by your service provider and we are in no way responsible for those charges.

While installing the extension you may have to accept to provide our extensions few permissions. We would like to bring to your knowledge the reasons for asking for those permissions.

  1. declarative content permission: We use this permission to enable extension popup only on worker.mturk.com by clicking the logo of the icon.

  2. Storage permission: We need this permission to save some of the users' data locally to improve data access speed so that the extension doesn't always request the back-end database for data.

  3. Unlimited storage permission: We need this permission to save relatively large data like the data related to users past liked and disliked HITs(tasks) to be saved locally.

  4. Identity permission: We use this permission to check your chrome Web Store license status for the Turk Guru extension.

  5. Tabs permission: We need this permission so that we can watch whether there are existing tabs that point to the mturk worker website to check whether the assignment page for a given HIT is already open. This helps in the automatic return of HITs which is one of the features of the Turk Guru extension. We also need this permission to open new HITs in the new tab.

  6. webRequest permission: We need this permission to update Turk Guru reports which consist of the number and reward amount of HITs submitted, returned.

  7. ContextMenus permission: We need this permission so that we can allow you to assign favorite and blocked requesters just by right-clicking on the requester link.

  8. https://worker.mturk.com/*: We need this permission so that we check for available HITs on a periodic basis and also to check HITs queue and past submitted HITs.

  9. https://www.googleapis.com/*: We need this permission so that we contact the backend database and also to request the required CSS and javascript files.

Transfer of information

  1. We use Sentry as a third party software for error management. To simplify the customer support process, we send a cryptographically transformed version of your mturk worker ID explicitly to Sentry.

  2. We use Google Analytics to know how our users use the extension, and Google Analytics may use your data as mentioned on this website.

  3. We use Stripe as a payment gateway to allow users to purchase the subscription.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption. All information gathered on our extension is securely stored within our controlled database. The database access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. However, the internet is an ever-evolving medium. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time to incorporate necessary future changes. Of course, our use of any information we gather will always be consistent with the policy under which the information was collected, regardless of what the new policy may be.

Grievance redressal

Any complaints or concerns in relation to your Personal Information or content of this extension or comment or breach of use of the extension or any intellectual property of any User shall be immediately informed to the designated Grievance Officer as mentioned below in writing or through email signed with the electronic signature.

Grievance contact:  Mr. Kartik Watwani

Address: 31, Sindh Vihar Colony, Nadi Gate, Gwalior-474001, MP, India

email address: watwanik06@gmail.com