Protecting your private information is one of our top priorities. This Statement of Privacy applies to the TradeBragger Site, and all related TradeBragger sites, and governs online data collection, usage and disclosure of personal information. By using the TradeBragger website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Your home jurisdiction (notably if accessing this Site from an EU country or Australia) may have privacy laws and guidelines that are more or less protective than the guidelines herein.
TradeBragger encourages any one that visits the Site to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from TradeBragger so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. TradeBragger is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the TradeBragger website. You may choose not to provide certain personal information to TradeBragger, but in doing so, certain products and services may not be available to you.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
By creating an account on the Site, you are giving your Consent for us to use your non-personally identifiable information and your personally identifiable information as outlined herein. If you prefer that TradeBragger not use portions or all of this type of information for some or all of the uses listed herein, you have the opportunity to opt-out as follows: You may have the ability to change our information collection and use allowance via the Site or via correspondence to TradeBragger (whether such correspondence is initiated by you or is sent in response to offers TradeBragger or our partners have sent to you). TradeBragger will only keep your collected information a reasonable amount of time after you have discontinued your account on the Site or have requested us to remove your information from our systems. TradeBragger reserves the right to comply with removal by actually destroying the information or making it anonymous. TradeBragger will retain any such information which it is required to keep for a longer period than would be considered reasonable, by law , rule or regulation.
Non-personally Identifiable Information – TradeBragger collects anonymous demographic non-information, which is not unique to you. TradeBragger also collects navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by TradeBragger. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, location, operating system, access times and referring website addresses.
Personally Identifiable Information – TradeBragger only collects personal information about you after you have provided TradeBragger with your consent to collect that specific information. Personal information may include information collected when you register or visit the site including, but not necessarily limited to: member name and password, name, mailing address, email address,IP address, phone number and information collected when you make a purchase including your credit card number and billing address or any information you provide to allow TradeBragger to allow us to provide unencumbered service to you. TradeBragger will also collect information in relation to your third-party account credentials (log-in credentials for third party sites). If you provide third-party account credentials to TradeBragger, you consent that content and information from those third-party accounts will be transmitted into your account with TradeBragger. Information and Content transmitted from these third-party accounts is covered by this Policy. Users have the option, in certain instances, not to provide TradeBragger with certain information, but those Users may not be able to take full advantage of all the features available on the Site.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Use of Non-personally Identifiable Information – This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the TradeBragger website. This information is used only to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movements and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to identifiable information of any user.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information – TradeBragger collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the products and/or services you have requested including requesting of quotes or listing of services. Uses may include, but are not limited to: creation and management of your account, processing of any transactions (including transaction-related communications), completing orders you have placed, providing necessary instructions to complete orders through approved third-parties or providing customer support. TradeBragger is allowed to disclose your personal information to third-party service providers who perform services on TradeBragger’s behalf.
When you register on TradeBragger and submit your Personal Information to create a profile webpage, TradeBragger Members and users of certain third-party websites will see your “Screen Name” (“Required Member Identifiers”). You can choose what other Personal Information or other information to provide as part of your profile (“Other Member Information”). Providing Other Member Information is voluntary and should correlate with the degree of interaction you want to have with TradeBragger Members. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and that you not use your real name as your “Screen Name,” since that would allow others to identify you. You can review and revise your profile information at any time.
TradeBragger may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within the TradeBragger Site, in order to determine what TradeBragger services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within TradeBragger to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject area. TradeBragger at its option, will also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from TradeBragger and its affiliates. TradeBragger may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered or to perform research and analysis directed towards improving TradeBragger products and services. TradeBragger will also use your information to respond to questions that you send us. TradeBragger may sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. TradeBragger may receive data from other sources outside of your use of the Site and combine that information with data collected from the Site. If we do so, we will use the combined information as forth in this policy. TradeBragger may sell your personally identifiable information so long as you have consented for us do so and have not opted out of the use of such personal information.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information – TradeBragger shares aggregated information that includes your Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services, provided such information does not specifically identify you.
Service Providers – TradeBragger may employ third party companies and individuals (not limited to vendors, suppliers and advisors) to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform TradeBragger related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. TradeBragger may also provide Personal Information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you. You have the ability to opt out of receiving such communications.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement – TradeBragger cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of TradeBragger or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical, offensive or legally actionable activity. Specifically, but not exclusively, TradeBragger will disclose information to investigate suspected fraud credit risk protection, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the terms or policies set forth for this Site.
Other Disclosures – Information about TradeBragger customers, including personal information, will be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, or sale of the TradeBragger related company and/or assets, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. TradeBragger will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TradeBragger or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TradeBragger; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the TradeBragger Site, or the public.
When you visit the Site, whether as a TradeBragger Member or a non-registered user just browsing (any of these, a “User”), our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Site, pages or portions of our TradeBragger Website that you visit or click on, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on the TradeBragger Website, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the TradeBragger Website and the Service and for the TradeBragger Website technical administration, to increase the TradeBragger Website functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors’ needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the TradeBragger Site again, it will recognize you and serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the TradeBragger Site meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we are allowed to aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
TradeBragger secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. TradeBragger follows generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. TradeBragger has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees or other noted parties under this Agreement who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while TradeBragger strives to protect your personal information, TradeBragger cannot guarantee its absolute security and your use of the Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
TradeBragger uses “cookies to enable you to sign in to the TradeBragger services and to help personalize and improve your online experience. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information, including personal information, from the browser. Cookies allow TradeBragger to identify registered users when they return to the TradeBragger Site so that they can retrieve previous image results, shopping carts and invoices, among other useful information. Cookies save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and by saving your preferences when using the TradeBragger site, while allowing TradeBragger to deliver personalized information to you. Cookies can also help prevent fraud and protect your security by checking your login details.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but they also allow you to turn off cookies by modifying your browser settings. If you decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies but you will be able perform basic navigation of the TradeBragger site.
Identifying theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to TradeBragger. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your account ID, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure unsolicited e-mail or non-secure telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN
TradeBragger does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children or anyone under the age of eighteen (18) and we then only do so with the permission of that person’s parent or guardian. If you are under the age of eighteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use and/or view this website and by using this Site you acknowledge and confirm that you have such permission. If TradeBragger is made aware that personal information from a person under eighteen (18) has been collected we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our databases.
The TradeBragger Site includes interactive areas or services, including (but not limited to) blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (“Interactive Areas”). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. TradeBragger is not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor is TradeBragger responsible for how others might use that information, including sending you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please contact TradeBragger. Removal of a posting from an Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be deleted from the TradeBragger systems.
As a Member of the Site, you will have the option of granting TradeBragger access to your account(s) with certain third-party social media and networking sites (each, an “SNS”). Your SNS account information can also be used to sign-in to your TradeBragger account. By granting TradeBragger access to your SNS account(s), you understand that TradeBragger will access, render and store content from your SNS account(s), including Personal Information about you, so that it is available and viewable through the TradeBragger Website. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other online services you use. You have the ability to disable the connection between the Service and an SNS, at any time, but you must do so through the SNS Site (such as Facebook or PinInterest) and not through the TradeBragger Site..
By providing your contact information to TradeBragger (limited to email address and mailing address), you expressly consent to receive communications from us. Furthermore, you expressly agree that TradeBragger is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information.
OPT-OUT, CONTROL OF PRIVACY SETTINGS & REMOVAL OF YOUR ACCOUNT
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information and to further control your privacy settings as allowed. Users are able to opt-out of receiving any or all communications from TradeBragger and control their privacy settings by adjusting your account settings on the Site or by contacting TradeBragger. If you would like to permanently remove your account from TradeBragger you must contact [Department and contact info – email is fine].
TradeBragger will process your request immediately in regards to opt-outs and changes in privacy settings and promptly after receipt in regards to Removal of your account. TradeBragger cannot be held responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information under the terms laid out under this Policy or by your consent, but we will make all practical efforts to assist in this effort.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
TradeBragger takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of that information depends to a large extent on the information you provide. That’s why we recommend that you:
• Let us know if there are any errors in your personal information; and
• Keep us up to date with changes to personal information such as your name, address, and contact details.
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons. Also, TradeBragger welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms. In addition to contacting us regarding complaints or concerns, you may reach out to change your personal information you have on file with us at: