We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Platform's users; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
2. Collecting personal information
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your device and about your visits to and use of our Platform (including your IP address, geographical location, operating system, length of usage, page views and website navigation paths);
(b) information that you provide to us when registering on our Platform (including but not limited to your username, personal name, and email address);
(c) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication);
(d) and any other personal information that you choose to send to us
Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
3. Using personal information
Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy.
We may use your personal information to:
(a) personalise our Platform for you;
(b) enable your use of the services available on our Platform;
(c) send you non-marketing, and non-commercial communications;
(d) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(e) keep our website secure and prevent fraud;
(f) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not, without your express written consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
4. Disclosing personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries: European Economic Area Countries, or the United Kingdom.
Personal information that you publish on our Platform or submit for publication on our Platform may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
6. Retaining personal information
This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
7. Security of personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website)
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
9. Third party websites
Our website may, include user-provided links to third party websites.
We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
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Cookies may be either 'persistent' cookies or 'session' cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
Some browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, however please keep in mind that blocking our cookies will have a detrimental effect on your usage of our website.