Last updated: 12 August 2020
Interpretation and Definitions
The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Data
While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
As part of our process of generating a supplier/company review and/or testimonials and for our internal records, we will collect your name and surname, company name and position, email address and phone number, if a phone-based supplier review interview is requested by You.
When You pay for a product and/or a service via bank transfer, We may ask You to provide information to facilitate this transaction and to verify Your identity.
When you register with Us on the Website, You may choose to give Us more Personal Data when creating Your Account profile. Personal Data may include your full name, Your photograph, Your employment details history and resume / CV, Your location. In addition, this also includes information provided by You when creating a business profile on behalf of your company/employer on the Website. This information includes, but not limited to, company name, logo, contact details, website, country, offices, range of revenue levels, experience, number of employees, products and services Your company provides, work history and photo and video information. This Personal Data is visible to others and maybe displayed in search results
Information about others. Should you provide and/or use information about others, it is your responsibility to obtain the consent of another party, individual or company, prior to providing this information to Us. We may use this information to verify and/or cross-check during our review and/or verification process.
Information about views, likes, questions and answers and User statuses. When You publish comments, replies, ask and/or answer questions on our Website, others can display that they find it useful, by “liking” and/or voting up it. Or, others may “dislike” and/or vote down Your comments, replies, questions and/or answers. We collect this information. If You like or dislike and/or vote up or vote down comments, questions and/or answers of others, we collect that information too. Based on Our algorithm that takes into account User activity on the Website and number of “likes” / “dislikes” and / or vote-ups / vote-downs, Users may be given statuses and a badge will be displayed next to the User’s name. For the public view, the highest status as “Category Expert” will be displayed.
Information in reviews and ratings
When You post a review on the Website, or We display the results on your behalf, if a phone-based supplier review interview is requested by You, We collect the information You provide, which includes:
Prior to any review(s) being posted on the Website, You have the option to 1) show your real name, job and company details or 2) remain anonymous, whereby we show You as a “ verified user” and provide general details, such as type of company, department, level of the position held and generic geographic location. Should You choose the former ( option 1) and would like to display your real details, we will show this information on the Website that will be visible to everyone visiting the Website and search engine(s). After You have posted a review of a supplier it cannot be edited or removed. Yet, You can always post another review of the same supplier with revised ratings. Please do not share with Us or publish on the Website any sensitive information about the supplier/company that You review.
Information about recommendations
On our Website, we have a function of recommending a supplier to others shown as “Recommend supplier”. When You use this function to recommend a particular company/supplier to others, we collect information about why You recommend this particular company/supplier and to whom. We may use this information to improve our Service and the Website. We may also reach out to whom recommendations were sent and enquire if they are interested to join the Website and/or leave a review of a company/supplier.
Information we do not collect. We do not collect sensitive Personal Data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.
Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.
You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service.
Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close your web browser. Learn more about cookies: All About Cookies.
We use both session and persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:
Necessary / Essential Cookies
Type: Session Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.
Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Us
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.
Tracking and Performance Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Third-Parties
Purpose: These Cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website. We may also use these Cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.
The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
We may share your personal information in the following situations:
The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.
Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data
Service Providers have access to Your Personal Data only to perform their tasks on Our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy
We may use Your Personal Data to contact You with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to You. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from Us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email We send or by contacting Us.
We may use Email Marketing Service Providers to manage and send emails to You.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we may use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
When You use Our Service to pay a product and/or service via bank transfer, We may ask You to provide information to facilitate this transaction and to verify Your identity.
Google Ads (AdWords)
We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:
In any case, the Company will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Company undertakes to respect the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and to guarantee You can exercise Your rights.
You may exercise Your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Us. Please note that we may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. If You make a request, We will try our best to respond to You as soon as possible.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about Our collection and use of Your Personal Data. For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.
· The right to notice. You must be properly notified which categories of Personal Data are being collected and the purposes for which the Personal Data is being used.
· The right to access / the right to request. The CCPA permits You to request and obtain from the Company information regarding the disclosure of Your Personal Data that has been collected in the past 12 months by the Company or its subsidiaries to a third-party for the third party's direct marketing purposes.
· The right to say no to the sale of Personal Data. You also have the right to ask the Company not to sell Your Personal Data to third parties. You can submit such a request by visiting our "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" section or web page.
· The right to know about Your Personal Data. You have the right to request and obtain from the Company information regarding the disclosure of the following:
· The categories of Personal Data collected
· The sources from which the Personal Data was collected
· The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the Personal Data
· Categories of third parties with whom We share Personal Data
· The specific pieces of Personal Data we collected about You
· The right to delete Personal Data. You also have the right to request the deletion of Your Personal Data that have been collected in the past 12 months.
· The right not to be discriminated against. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of Your Consumer's rights, including by:
· Denying goods or services to You
· Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties
· Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to You
· Suggesting that You will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
In order to exercise any of Your rights under the CCPA, and if you are a California resident, You can email us with a message "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" providing your full name.
The Company will disclose and deliver the required information free of charge within 45 days of receiving Your verifiable request. The time period to provide the required information may be extended once by an additional 45 days when reasonable necessary and with prior notice.
We do not sell personal information. However, the Service Providers we partner with (for example, our advertising partners) may use technology on the Service that "sells" personal information as defined by the CCPA law.
If you wish to opt out of the use of your personal information for interest-based advertising purposes and these potential sales as defined under CCPA law, you may do so sending us an email with your request.
Please note that any opt out is specific to the browser You use. You may need to opt out on every browser that you use.
You can opt out of receiving ads that are personalized as served by our Service Providers by following our instructions presented on the Service:
· From Our "Cookie Consent" notice banner
· Or from Our "CCPA Opt-out" notice banner
· Or from Our "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" notice banner
· Or from Our "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" link
The opt out will place a cookie on Your computer that is unique to the browser You use to opt out. If you change browsers or delete the cookies saved by your browser, you will need to opt out again.
Your mobile device may give you the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps you use in order to serve you ads that are targeted to your interests:
· "Opt out of Interest-Based Ads" or "Opt out of Ads Personalization" on Android devices
· "Limit Ad Tracking" on iOS devices
You can also stop the collection of location information from Your mobile device by changing the preferences on your mobile device.
Your California Privacy Rights (California's Shine the Light law)
Under California Civil Code Section 1798 (California's Shine the Light law), California residents with an established business relationship with us can request information once a year about sharing their Personal Data with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes.
If you'd like to request more information under the California Shine the Light law, and if you are a California resident, You can contact Us using the contact information provided below.
California Privacy Rights for Minor Users (California Business and Professions Code Section 22581)
California Business and Professions Code section 22581 allow California residents under the age of 18 who are registered users of online sites, services or applications to request and obtain removal of content or information they have publicly posted.
To request removal of such data, and if you are a California resident, You can contact Us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with Your account.
Be aware that Your request does not guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of content or information posted online and that the law may not permit or require removal in certain circumstances.
Links to Other Websites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
· By email: firstname.lastname@example.org