2.1. To use the Services you need to register by providing us your e-mail address and zip code.
2.2. You may visit some areas of the Services as a guest and remain anonymous, but you may not be able to access all the content and features of those areas without registering.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
3.1. We may collect personal information (e.g., email address, zip code) from you through the Services in the ways discussed in this Policy. We will not attempt to acquire other personal information from other sources, such as public databases, social media platforms or from other third parties. If you refuse to divulge your personal information when requested, you may not be able to access certain areas as part of the Services (such as the ability to post products).
3.2. We may also use any ad you post on UTradeIt, including the uploaded photo or image of the product or other data (including user name and location) associated with the ad, for our own advertising purposes, including social media, newsletters and ads for any media.
3.3. We may use or disclose the personal information we collect from you as we believe necessary or appropriate, including, but not limited to, using and disclosing personal information for the following purposes: to protect people or property, to protect our services, rights or property, to comply with legal requirements, to respond to legal process or law enforcement requests and to comply with requests from other public and government authorities.
4.1. In many cases, we will automatically collect certain non-personal information about your use of the Services. We collect this information to ensure that the Services function properly. We might collect, among other things, information about your browser or device, information through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies, and aggregated information.
This information may include:
Usage data, such as the date and time your device accesses our Services and what information has been viewed. We may log information collected automatically through your browser or device, such as Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), Internet browser type and version, the operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider and your "click path" through the App, and IP address which we may use for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address;
4.3. We may also collect non-personal information when you voluntarily provide it, such as your preferred method of communication.
4.4 We may aggregate personal information, which when aggregated does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services. For example, we may aggregate personal information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular zip code.
4.5. We may use and disclose non-personal information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine this information with personal information. For example, if you have created an account with our Services, your account information may be linked to the items you messaged about (i.e., message center history). If we do, we will treat the combined information as personal information as long as it is combined.
We use your personal information to facilitate the services you request. We use the information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to: resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe trading; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine your personal information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases. We may compare and review your personal information for errors, omissions and for accuracy.
You agree that we may use personal information about you to analyze site usage, improve and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.
We do not sell or relay any of your personal information to third parties or use it for marketing purposes. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide our services.
Legal Requests. UTradeIt cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the UTradeIt community from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your zip code, email and IP address, UserID history, fraud complaints, and listing history without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or similar substantial legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to: prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity.
8.1. Please note that any information you post or disclose through the Services will become public and may be available to other users and the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information on the Services.
8.2. Please note that your post information and photos will be available to the Internet's general public while you participate in some Services, such as publishing products, so you should exercise discretion when using the Services. Personal information disclosed by you may be collected by other users of such Services and may result in unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for protecting such information that you may disclose to third parties through our Services (e.g. sending your telephone number to another user through the Services).
Although UTradeIt provides you with the Messaging Center to ensure your email or phone number remains confidential, users can still choose to give out their personal contact information via the Messaging Center.
In such cases, and by using the UTradeIt website, you agree that, with respect to other users' personal information that you obtain through the Site, UTradeIt hereby grants to you a license to use such information only for:
(a) UTradeIt-related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages,
(b) using services offered through UTradeIt (fraud complaints),
(c) any other purpose that a user expressly agrees to after you tell them the purpose you would like to use it for.
In all cases, you must give users an opportunity to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them. In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personal information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of that user. You agree that other users may use your personal information to communicate with you in accordance with this Section. Note that law enforcement personnel and other rights holders are given different rights with respect to information they access.
We do not send any marketing emails. Please note that you may receive administrative communications from UTradeIt, such as account confirmations, password changes, etc.)
11.1. We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into the Services and entering in the new information on the "Edit Profile” section. You can also exercise your rights to access, rectify, delete, or object the processing of your personal data at any time by sending a request to the following e-mail address: Support@UTradeIt.com.
11.2. In order to properly attend your request, please make clear what personal information you are writing about. For your protection, we will only respond to requests for the personal information associated with the email address you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as we can.
We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.
No website or Internet transmission is, however, completely secure. Consequently, UTradeIt cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Your use of the Services is at your own risk. UTradeIt urges you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by memorizing your password or keeping it in a safe place.
UTradeIt reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time by notifying registered users via e-mail or the Services of the existence of a new Policy and/or posting the new Policy on the Services. All changes to the Policy will be effective when posted, and your continued use of any UTradeIt Services after the posting will constitute your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Policy, please contact us by email to Support@UTradeIt.com .