At TradeWarrior, we recognize that privacy is important. TradeWarrior (referred to as TW throughout) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing/using technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the TW Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the TW website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
“Personally identifiable information” is information about you, such as name, address, e-mail address, user ID, phone number, and so on. We do not collect personnaly identifiable information unless we first ask you for it. On some of our sites, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with information, including your e-mail address, street address, telephone number or other information so that we may enhance your site visit or follow up with you after your visit. Whether you provide any information is entirely up to you. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by TW and our utilized systems. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by TW for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the TW Web site.
Members, Public Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, Blogs
Members of working groups have access to mechanism for posting or distributing messages to other members of their groups. In addition, we may elect to provide bulletin board, chat room or blog functionality on our Web site from time to time. If you use any of these forums, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by than TW. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
As a member, if your personally identifiable information changes, you may correct or update it by making changes to your member profile or by contacting us by [enkode] email [/enkode] or telephone.
Use of your Personal Information
If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement. In some circumstances, TW may share information you voluntarily provide us with trustworthy business partners. We do not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone. Also, TW may provide aggregate statistics about visitors to our sites, such as volume, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information. TW may also disclose information in special cases when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights or property; (c) enforce the Web site Terms and Conditions of Use; or (d) act to protect the interests of our users or others. TW collects and uses your personal information to operate the TW web site and deliver the services you have requested. TW also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from TW and its affiliates. TW may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The TW Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize TW pages, or register with TW’s site or services, a cookie helps TW to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same TW Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the TW features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the TW services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
TW utilizes industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection and site monitoring to protect your information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers. Internally, we will restrict access to your personally identifiable information to employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. These employees are limited in number, and are committed to our privacy policies. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. You are advised to make sure that sites collecting any information you consider sensitive or personal are protected by some form of secure layer, such as SSL. SSL security can be verified by ensuring the website include the https:// rather than the simple http://. We will review our security arrangements from time to time as we deem appropriate.
How can you help protect your information
If you are using one of the TW web sites for which you registered and chose a password, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if others have access to your computer.
Changes to this Statement
TW will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. TW encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how TW is protecting your information.
TradeWarrior welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that TW has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by [enkode] email [/enkode] or telephone. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.