use, and share personal information to help the EquipTrader website work and
to keep it safe (details below). This policy is effective from March 1, 2013.
Information posted on EquipTrader is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located
in the. MixNP will hold and transmit your information in a safe,
confidential and secure environment. If you choose to provide us with personal information,
you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information on our serve
We collect and store the following personal information:
- email address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used)
sometimes financial information;
- computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from EquipTrader and ad
data (all through cookies - you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser
although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
- other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.
We use users' personal information to:
- provide our services;
- resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems;
- encourage safe trading and enforce our policies;
- customize users' experience, measure interest in our services, and inform users
about services and updates;
- communicate marketing and promotional offers to you;
- do other things for users as described when we collect the information.
We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing
purposes without your explicit consent. We may disclose personal information to
respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting
or other content violates others' rights, or protect anyone's rights, property,
or safety (for example, if you submit false contact details or impersonate another
person, we may pass your personal information to any aggrieved third party, their
agent or to any law enforcement agency). We may also share personal information
- Service providers who help with our business operations.
and third-parties to provide you with services that
support your buying and selling activities within our online marketplace. To protect
your privacy, use of these tools is limited.
Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer. EquipTrader uses both
persistent/permanent and session cookies to provide services to you and help ensure
account security. Most cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they are automatically
deleted from your hard drive once you end your session (log out or close your browser).
Even when our cookies are not deleted automatically, you have the full control to
delete it manually.
- Enable you to enter your password less frequently during a session.
- Provide information that is targeted to your interests.
- Promote and enforce trust and safety.
- Measure promotional effectiveness.
- Analyse our site traffic.
Cookies we use for trust and safety
and to spot irregularities in behaviour to prevent your account from being fraudulently
Your choices about cookies
We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a cookie. You're
always free to decline cookies if your browser permits. However, if you decline
cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the website, and you may
be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session.
A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF placed
in the web page code. Web beacons serve many of the same purposes as cookies. In
addition, web beacons are used to track the traffic patterns of users from one page
to another in order to maximise web traffic flow.
We may work with other companies who place cookies or web beacons on our websites.
These service providers help operate our websites, by for example compiling anonymous
site metrics and analytics. We require these companies to use the information they
collect only to provide us with these services under contract, and not for their
We don't permit third-party content on EquipTrader (such as item listings) to include
cookies or web beacons. If you believe a listing might be collecting personal information
or using cookies, please report it here.
Using Information from EquipTrader
You may use personal information gathered from EquipTrader only to follow up with another
user about a specific posting, not to send spam or collect personal information
from someone who hasn't agreed to that.
If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can simply unsubscribe
from us at any time. However, at this point of time, we are not sending you any
newsletters or marketing materials.
We use many tools to protect your personal information against unauthorized access
and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing's perfect, so we make no guarantees.
We may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next
post or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. If we or our corporate affiliates are
involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another
company, and this other company shall be entitled to share your personal information
with other companies but at all times otherwise respecting your personal information
in accordance with this policy.