We at Buy-Trade.com understand your need to
maintain your privacy when searching for a business offer. Buy-Trade.com
is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe,
secure user experience. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the
information you submit to us is used only for the purposes as set forth herein.
Aggregated Data about Buy-Trade.com Visitors
We gather information about all of our users
collectively, such as what area users visit most frequently. We only use such
data anonymously and in the aggregate. This information helps us to determine
what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a
better overall experience for you. We may share this information with third
parties, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may understand how Buy-Trade.com visitors use our site, so they may create a better overall
experience for you as well.
Personally Identifiable Information
Buy-Trade.com collects personally identifiable information from users
when you register for an account, when you use certain products or services and
when you enter promotions or contests. We may also ask you for other
information, such as information on your interests, your likes and dislikes
regarding the site, the types of offers you are interested in, etc., in an
effort to deliver to you the best possible site experience.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to
administer our site. Your IP address is also used to help identify you when you
visit our site.
General Information Disclosure
information including your individual visits to our Web site, or personal
information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address,
telephone number, credit card number, personal references, etc., to any outside
parties, except when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably
necessary to comply with law, enforce or apply the terms of any of our user
agreements or protect the rights, property or safety of Buy-Trade.com,
our users, or others. But, we may record and share aggregated information with
our partners, member companies and offer seekers. Also, if you input your
information on a co-branded page, then your information becomes the property of
both Buy-Trade.com and the co-sponsor of the page. In that instance, the
use of your personal information by our partner company will be subject to the
their use of your personal information.
We employ other companies and individuals to perform
functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our web servers, analyzing
data, processing credit card payments, and providing marketing assistance and
customer service. These other companies may have access to your personal
information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that
information with any third party.
Since Buy-Trade.com is a trade site, we give you the option of putting
your data in our database, to be searched by prospective traders /
representatives or responding to ads with your data. If you allow your data to
be searchable, then all traders who access to our database will have access to
your data. We use our best efforts to grant access to this database only to
traders and trade representatives. However, we are not responsible if some other
third party, such as someone posing as the aforementioned and evades security
measures and gains access to the database, and, subsequently, your data. You may
remove your data from our searchable database at any time. However, traders who
have access to the database may have retained a copy of your data in their own
files or databases. We are not responsible for the retention, use, or privacy of
data in these instances.
Updating Account Information
Buy-Trade.com allows you to change, correct or
remove your personal information at any time. To do so, simply log into your
member area and you will find options for editing the information you have
Our Web Site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups
available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed
in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when
deciding to disclose your personal information.
Buy-Trade.com emails a free informational electronic newsletter to only
subscribed users. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by
utilizing the unsubscribe options at the end of each mailing.
Tell A Friend
Users can choose to electronically notify Buy-Trade.com of an individual
who may be interested in our services. Users must provide Buy-Trade.com
with the email address of the intended recipient. This information is not
retained nor used for any other purpose than the intent of promoting our
services to that individual one time.
Cookies, which are small text files recorded in a user's hard drive, are
employed by thousands of sites to enhance user's Web viewing experience. Cookies
cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user's hard
drive. Cookies allow Web sites to "remember" users across pages of a
remembering preferences, maintaining information about whether you're currently
logged into our systems, and tracking click streams. Because of our use of
cookies, we can deliver faster service, consistent, updated results, and a more
personalized site experience. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally
identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. In the course of
serving advertisements to our Web site, our third-party advertiser may place or
recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Most browsers are initially set to
However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a Web site's
functionality if you do so.
Buy-Trade.com uses a third party advertising company to serve ads when
you visit our Web site. This company may use information (not including your
name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our Web
Site and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on our Web Site and
other Web sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. Buy-Trade.com also shares Web site usage information about visitors to
our Web site with a reputable third party for the purpose of targeting our
Internet banner advertisements on our Web Site and other Web sites. To do this,
we use clear GIF, or pixel tags, on our Web Site, which allow us to recognize a
browser's cookie when a browser visits our Web Site. The information we collect
and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.
Buy-Trade.com has an area on the site where you can submit feedback. Any
feedback that is submitted through this area becomes the property of Buy-Trade.com. We may use this feedback, such as success stories, for
marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback on the site.
Privacy Commitment Changes
If we decide to change our privacy commitment for Buy-Trade.com, we will
post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather,
how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.
statement via our electronic mailings and a notice posting on our home page. If
any changes apply to the use of personally identifiable information, we will
notify the user by email.
Last reviewed: 23 March 2006