Introduction: What is a cookie?
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Site.
Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). When we use session cookies to track the total number of visitors to our Site, this is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (as cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data). We may also employ cookies so that we remember your computer when it is used to return to the Site to help customize your Indeed web experience. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in those instances.
Managing cookies in your browser
Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete and manage any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser by following the instructions provided by your particular browser manufacturer.
Trades Connect uses the AdWords and Remarketing Lists features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. Trades Connect and Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimise, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site. This means that vendors including Google will display Trades Connect promotional material on other sites you visit across the Internet.
Personal information of the User collected by or for Trades Connect may include your name, telephone and mobile numbers, address and occupation.
How we collect personal information
We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the Site or through other people when you use services associated with the Site.
We collect your personal information when you provide it to us when you complete membership registration, request quotes, buy or provide items or services on our Site, subscribe to a newsletter, email list, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or send us a communication.
Personal information we collect about you from others
Although we generally collect personal information directly from you, on occasion, we also collect certain categories of personal information about you from other sources. In particular:
- financial and/or transaction details from payment providers located in the US, UK, and Australia in order to process a transaction;
- third party service providers (like Google, Facebook) who are located in the US or UK, which may provide information about you when you link, connect, or login to your account with the third party provider and they send us information such as your registration and profile from that service. The information varies and is controlled by that service provider or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service provider; and
- other third party sources/ and or partners from Australia, US or UK, whereby we receive additional information about you (to the extent permitted by applicable law), such as demographic data or fraud detection information, and combine it with information we have about you. For example, fraud warnings from service providers like identity verification service.
How we keep your personal information secure
We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by us and our service providers, and occasionally hard copy files that are kept in a secure location in Ireland. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication, two-factor authentication, and data encryption where appropriate.
How you can access your personal information
If you have registered a Trades Connect account, you can access some of the personal information that we collect about you by logging into your account. You also have the right to make a request to access other personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us at any time. To make an access, correction request or to be removed completely from our site/database, contact our privacy champion using the contact details on our website or by emailing email@example.com.
Marketing Choices regarding your personal information
Where we have your consent to do so (e.g. if you have registered online with us, requested quotes from our Service Providers, subscribed to one of our e-mail lists or have indicated that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us), we may contact you by email, SMS and/or telephone about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you or to retrieve feedback of the services provided by Trades Connect or by its partners. You can ‘opt-out’ of such communications at any time if you would prefer not to receive them by using the “unsubscribe” facility provided in the communication itself.
You also have choices about cookies, as described above. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies some parts of our Sites may not work properly in your case.
When we Disclose your personal information
Trades Connect will use such personal information for the purposes of providing the Service. For example, where you have requested to receive quotations from a Service Provider on the Trades Connect site. Trades Connect will also disclose such personal information to related companies of Trades Connect and to third parties who assist Trades Connect in providing Services to you.
Trades Connect may also use and disclose personal information for one or more of the following purposes:
- To develop, market and provide new Trades Connect Services to you;
- To identify you in relation to communications between you and Trades Connect;
- To manage and administer Trades Connect’s business; and
- To improve Trades Connect Services.
Trades Connect may also disclose User personal information to:
- Trades Connect’s legal advisors;
- Government and regulatory bodies where required by law; and
- Where otherwise required by law.
Other than as part of a sale of all or part of Trades Connect’s business, Trades Connect will not sell personal information to any third party.
How long we keep your personal information
If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you:
For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a ‘data controller’ of your personal information.