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Privacy Policy

Tradeciety collects and processes personal data to enable its functions and services to provide the visitor with the best service possible. We retain the rights to collect and process data for our own purposes. We value user’s’ data and privacy highly and put great emphasis on keeping users data safe, private and protected from abuse. In order to ensure best practice policies, we respect the regulations of the Federal Data Protection and the Telemedia Acts.

Visitors are obliged to inform themselves about our Privacy Policy and the data collected, stored and processed. A continuous use of our platform shows the agreement to these policies. Tradeciety has the rights to use the users’ data according to our provisions outlined below and our T&C. If for some reason, the user wishes to withdraw his/her agreement he/she can do this by sending an e-mail to info@Tradeciety.com.

A user has full control over which contents he/she wants to upload and make available to other users of Tradeciety and visitors of the platform. These materials may include any type of files, comments and his personal data. We only provide the technical platform and, thus, cannot be held responsible for the users’ actions. If the user decides to upload and publish information, he/she himself/herself provides it to a third party, namely the other users and visitors.

A user’s personal information may be accessible and searchable by the other users and visitors. 

Tradeciety and our platform may contain links to other, third party websites and services which are beyond the control of us. Therefore, a user is obliged to carefully consider which information he/she provides to third parties and which websites he/she accesses. Tradeciety cannot be held liable for the content of third parties and also cannot control and influence, and therefore cannot be held liable for, which data will be collected and processed on those third party websites.

Non-personally identifying and potentially personal identifying data

Tradeciety collects non-personally identifying information such as those that web browsers and servers usually make available. Such information include browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site, used search keywords, users behavior and the date and time of each individual visitor. The gathering of such data happens without explicit consent and notification. The purpose in collecting these information is to better understand how visitors use the services and the function of our platform. Furthermore, such information ensure the security and technical stability of our platform. Tradeciety may publish non-personally-identifying information and data, such as in aggregated usage reports our platform. Existing logs may be inspected and analyzed in case of potential security problems or if there is reason to suspect criminal actions by the user.

Furthermore, Tradeciety also collects potentially personally identifying information and data such as IP addresses. However, such data is not used to identify visitors and is not publicly published, other than stated below. Furthermore, users may freely provide data to Tradeciety. If a visitor does not agree with the collection of personal data, he/she may not share his personal data and use browser add-ons that disable the tracking of data. However, some functions and services may then not be used to its full capacity.

If a visitor does not agree with the collection and processing of his/her data, he/she may send an email to info@Tradeciety.com.

The amount of data and information that Tradeciety collects depends on the nature of the interaction of the visitor. However, information is only collected insofar as is necessary to fulfill the visitor’s interaction and ensure a secure and technically stable function of the platform.

Information and data about a visitor’s behavior may be collected. Also, visitor traffic patterns may be monitored. All information and data collected serve the purpose to enhance the services and functions offered on Tradeciety.

Any disclosure of personal information and data will only be made in accordance with current legislation and its interpretation. Under no circumstances, the information and data collected will be passed forward to any third parties, unless Tradeciety is safe to assume that the data is being handled with the required wariness to meet any relevant law, regulation or enforceable governmental request. Tradeciety may also share personal information to enforce applicable terms and conditions of third parties, detect or prevent fraud or to address security or technical issues.

Tradeciety may collect personal email addresses to inform the user of new blog posts, new features or changes in any of the legal policies. For further information, please see the point Plugins/Mailchimp.

Content refers to the data and information a user generates on our platform. Examples of such data include the content a user uploads, the comments he/she commits and the content which is made available to other users and visitors on our platform. We do not actively collect this data and it will not be provided to third parties. Yet, we want to make clear that the user has to be held responsible and be aware that the uploaded and published data can be accessed by other users and visitors.

Google Analytics

Tradeciety uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Google Analytics also uses cookies to analyse the behavior of visitors online, including visit times and referring sources et cetera, to measure visitor behavior, gain knowledge about visitor information and optimize its services and functions. Information collected by Google Analytics are being transferred and stored in the  USA on servers of Google Inc. Visitors may gather information on the use of Google Analytics by visiting http://www.google.com/analytics/ . The continuous use of Tradeciety shows your agreement to the use and the storage of the previously described data using Google Analytics. You may also deactivate Google Analytics by installing a so called browser-add-on, which is provided by Google under the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

The use of the information is done anonymously. As Google is the party storing this anonymous information, it might provide this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.

At any point, the visitor may deny the disclosure of personally identifying information. However, certain services and functions may not be used (properly) by the visitor.

Cloudflare (CDN)

Tradeciety uses Cloudflare, a CDN technology company (CloudFlare, Inc. 665 Third Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94107), to ensure the most stable and fastest use for our visitors and user. Cloudflare may collect personal data and log user and visitor interactions to enure a stable and safe environment. It is outside of the scope of Tradeciety to control to which extent and for which purposes Cloudflare Inc collects, stores and processes data of visitors and users. Visitors may gather information on Cloudflare by visiting https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy . The continuous use of Tradeciety shows your agreement to the use and the storage of the previously described data using Cloudflare.

Plugins

  1. Tradeciety uses plugins (The ‘Like Button’ and ‘Share Button’) owned by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 , USA. By opening a website with a Facebook plugin, your browser will automatically connect with the Facebook servers. We are not able to adjust and control the use of third party plugins. Facebook will gather information about a visitor’s behavior if the visitor chooses to interact with such plugins.  Tradeciety does not hold any responsibility for the content of the used plugins and the data which is being transferred to Facebook. Furthermore, we also have no influence on how Facebook handles a visitor’s private data. A visitor is obliged to inform himself/herself about Facebook’s Privacy Policy www.facebook.com/policy.php . If a user/visitos wants to prevent any use of his personal data, he/she may logout of his Facebook account before accessing Tradeciety.
  2. Tradeciety also uses the ‘Sign in with Facebook’ plugin offered by Facebook Inc. to identify users and to grant them access to services and functions restricted to registered users only. Facebook may, similar to like ‘like’ and ‘share’ button, collect, process and forward visitor’s personal data. Tradeciety does not have any influence and control about the way Facebook handles and processes the gathered information. It’s a user’s sole responsibility to inform himself/herself about Facebook’s Privacy Policy www.facebook.com/policy.php. If a user wants to prevent any use of his personal data, he/she may logout of his Facebook account before accessing Tradeciety and not use the offered ‘Sign in with Facebook’ plugin on Tradeciety. We also offer a registration form not connected to Facebook’s social network. However, as outlined before, Tradeciety may also collect, store and process personal data provided during the registration. A user is responsible to review our T&C and Privacy Policy for those reasons.
  1. Tradeciety also makes use of the plugins (the ‘Tweet Button’) offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Similar to the outlined information regarding the Facebook plugin, the same holds true for the plugins of Twitter. By opening a website on Tradeciety, the visitor’s browser may automatically connect with Twitter servers. Tradeciety does not have any control over the way Twitter handles and processes the data it collects from the visitors that interact with the Twitter plugin on our platform. Therefore, Tradeciety cannot be held responsible. It’s the visitor’s obligation to inform himself/herself about Twitter’s Privacy Policy http://twitter.com/privacy. If a user does not agree with the use of his/her personal data by Twitter, he/she may logout of his/her personal Twitter account before accessing Tradeciety.
  2. Tradeciety also uses the ‘Sign in with Twitter’ plugin offered by Twitter Inc. to identify users and to grant them access to services and functions restricted to registered users only. Twitter may, similar to the ‘tweet’ button, collect, process and forward a visitor’s personal data. Tradeciety does not have any influence and control about the way Twitter handles the gathered information. It’s a user’s sole responsibility to inform himself/herself about Twitter’s Privacy Policy http://twitter.com/privacy. If a user wants to prevent any use of his personal data, he/she may logout of his Twitter account before accessing Tradeciety and not use the offered ‘Sign in with Twitter plugin on Tradeciety. We also offer a registration form not connected to Twitter’s social network. However, as outlined before, Tradeciety may also collect, store and process personal data provided during the registration. A user is responsible to review our T&C and Privacy Policy for those reasons.
  1. Further, Tradeciety uses plugins (The ‘Google +1’ and ‘Share Button’) offered by Google Plus which is being provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). By opening a website on Tradeciety, the visitor’s browser may automatically connect with Google servers. The ‘+1’ button will be transmitted directly to the users browser by Google+. Tradeciety does not have any influence and control which data and information Google collects and processes through the button. It’s a visitors obligation to inform himself/herself about the Privacy Policy of Google and the information regarding the ‘+1’ button http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/If a user disagrees with the Privacy Policy of Google, he/she should logout from his/her Google profile before opening the Tradeciety platform. Tradeciety cannot be held responsible for any information and data that Google collects and the way it processes the data.
  1. Tradeciety also uses the ‘Sign in with Google+’ plugin offered by Google Inc. to identify users and to grant them access to services and functions restricted to registered users only. Google may, similar to the ‘+1’ button, collect, process and forward visitor’s personal data. Tradeciety does not have any influence and control about the way Google handles the gathered information. It’s a user’s sole responsibility to inform himself/herself about Google’s Privacy Policy http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. If a user wants to prevent any use of his personal data, he/she may logout of his Google account before accessing Tradeciety and not use the offered ‘Sign in with Google’ plugin on Tradeciety. We also offer a registration form not connected to Google’s social network. However, as outlined before, Tradeciety may also collect, store and process personal data provided during the registration. A user is responsible to review our T&C and Privacy Policy for those reasons.
  1. We use the services and the respective plugins from Mailchimp which is owned and operated by The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, a Georgia limited liability corporation. On our platform we use the newsletter-registration plugin from Mailchimp. Visitors can type in their First and last name and their email address to receive emails from us in the future. An email with an activation link will be send to the provided email address. By clicking on the link, the user agrees to receive emails from us, through Mailchimp, in the future. At any time, the user may unsubscribe and no further email will be send to him. MailChimp has TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal, which means this privacy policy has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance. Mailchimp will not sell your email address, contact you, market to you, and forward it to third parties unless it is required by law. Mailchimp may store cookies on your computer and track user’s behavior when interacting with emails through the embedded plugin and through web beacons. Tradeciety does not have any influence and control about the way Mailchimp/The Rocket Science Group handles the gathered information. It’s a user’s sole responsibility to inform himself/herself about their Privacy Policy under http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ . If you don’t agree to their Privacy Policy, do not sign up with your email address.
  2. We use the services and the plugin from HelloBar.com which is owned and operated by Crazy Egg, Inc. ,16220 E. Ridgeview Lane, La Mirada, CA 90638. The HelloBar plugin enables visitors of Tradeciety to sign up for our newsletter by entering their Email address. The HelloBar plugin serves as an intermediary between the platform of Tradeciety and the used Mailchimp newsletter service (see Point 7). Additionally the Hello Bar is used to promote the social media channels of Tradeciety, namely Facebook and Twitter. The Hello Bar enables the user to start following our social media accounts. Regarding privacy and cookie related questions of the used social plugins, review the respective points in this Privacy Policy. Hello Bar we stores “cookies,” which are strings of code, on the computer of visitors of Tradeciety.  The Hello Bar also uses electronic images known as Web beacons. With those cookies, Hello Bar is aware of and collect information concerning when a visitor visits their and our Website. Furthermore, Hello Bar may store information such as browser type and version, operating system and platform and other similar information of the visitor. With Web beacons, Hello Bar can determine when a visitor views a Hello Bar or clicks on a link in a Hello Bar, and collect other data. A visitor is free to turn of cookies on his browser, or delete stored cookies. However, the functionality of the services may not be working accurately. Tradeciety does not have any influence and control about the way Hello Bar/Crazy Egg Inc. handles the gathered information. It’s a user’s sole responsibility to inform himself/herself about their Privacy Policy under: https://www.hellobar.com/privacy-policy.
  3. Tradeciety offers access to a free Slack group. Visitors may apply for a free account through a signup page on our website. The signup process on Tradeciety uses a Mailchimp integration and by completing the signup process, the visitors agrees to Mailchimp terms and policies. For further information regarding the Mailchimp services, please review point 7 in this policy. By default, Slack shows users email addresses to everyone in the group and it can’t be hidden. By signing up, you confirm that you have read and agreed with this policy. Tradeciety.com can’t be held liable for any related event, damage or loss. It is the user’s responsibility to do his own due dilligence before entering the Tradeciety group. By applying to Tradeciety’s Slack group, the visitors agrees to Slack’s policies (https://slack.com/policies) and their privacy policy: https://slack.com/privacy-policy

 

Use of Data

Tradeciety uses the collected data to ensure its secure and technically stable functionality throughout the whole platform.

A user agrees to receive informational emails from Tradeciety, including newsletters, product information or any related and relevant information, by signing up for the newsletter/email list. However, at any point in the future, he/she can unsubscribe from the list.

Tradeciety protects personal data of its visitors and they will not be handed to third parties, unless in the mentioned cases in this policy and the terms and conditions. In case that we are required by law or court, ruling to provide personal data to the authorities or other third parties that have a rightful claim, we will make this data available.

Cancellation

If, for some reasons, a user wishes to delete his/her personal data and the information, he/she has to contact Tradeciety under info@Tradeciety and provide the following information:

First and last name, email address, residential address and a copy of his/her ID or passport

The processing and the deletion may take a few days. This has to be considered and accepted by the user. 

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a piece of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer/device. The visitor’s browser provides this piece of information each time a visitor browses to this particular website.

Tradeciety uses Cookies to track and identify visitors, their usage our platform and their access preferences.

If a visitor does not wish to have cookies placed on their computer, he/she has to set his/her browser’s preferences to refuse cookies before using Tradeciety. However, certain functions may not function properly without the use of cookies.

(Banner) advertisements from third party advertisers may collect anonymous information and store cookies on visitor’s computers/devices. Tradeciety does not control to which extent such information is being collected, handled or processed. To review the applicable Privacy Policy of any third party, visitors may check the respective third party website. Tradeciety cannot be held responsible or liable for any use, misuse or abuse of such information of third parties.

Tradeciety may change the Privacy Policy at any time. Visitors are therefore obliged to visit this policy regularly. The continued use of Tradeciety after a change will declare your approval of such amendments.

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