Notification of Changes
Tradesparq Links to Other Sites
Tradesparq is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other web sites to which the site links or which link to the site. By clicking on a link, logo or other item, please note that you may no longer be on the Tradesparq website. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that web site whenever interacting with any site.
Information We Gather During Registration
If you register to use Tradesparq we collect and store information that specifically identifies you or your account ("Personally Identifiable Information"). At this time, the most information you would be required to submit is information about whether you are a "buyer", "seller", or "service provider", your name, password, and email address. Persons wishing to pay for banner advertisements or preferred search listings are also required to enter a valid credit card number and name as it appears on the credit card or other information such as bank routing and account numbers to facilitate ACH payments. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you, to help us to tailor the site for you and deliver personalized information to you. We may supplement our information with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes. Credit card information and any bank information will be transmitted via SSL encryption for your protection.
Tradesparq Profiles, Connections, Groups, Events, etc.
These areas of the site are for the benefit of Users. The private and shared areas of the site help to facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information between Users. Tradesparq may use non-Personally Identifiable Information from these and other areas of the site for statistical analysis, product development, marketing, and research. Tradesparq reserves the right to monitor communications throughout our site, and if we believe that a User is violating our User Agreement or any of our Policies; international, federal or state laws; and/or our stated policies, we may terminate such usage.
Online Surveys and Contests
Periodically, Tradesparq conducts online User surveys to collect information about our Users, their preferences and work habits. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. None of this information is shared with third parties, except in summary form, if at all. The demographic information that Tradesparq collects in the registration process and through online surveys is used to help us improve the Tradesparq site to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising or other information to you about our offerings. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
The Payment System
Tradesparq offers a payment system via a licensed third-party payment gateway (Payment Asia) that allows Users to pay for banner advertising and preferred search result listings with a credit card, debit card or via Alipay. If you make use of this service, the payment system will collect your credit card number and/or other entered financial institution information and will use that information to bill you any fees and/or to perform the billing operation on behalf of the Provider, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit card number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such billing operation.
Automatically Gathered Information
Email Referral Feature
Tradesparq offers the ability to send friends or colleagues emails about product or service information available through Tradesparq. If you choose to use this feature, be assured that Tradesparq only uses these email addresses on a one-time basis to send the requested posting and we use your email address to copy you on the message or to send on your behalf.
After registering on Tradesparq you may set up your profile describing your company, services, products and specifications, and qualifications as a Seller or Service Provider, or your company and related information for you, as a Buyer. We strongly encourage you to complete your profile as much as possible as this may directly affect your likelihood of finding worthwhile opportunities or, as a Buyer, outstanding Seller or Service Provider candidates.
How We Use Registration Information
We use Personally Identifiable Information for our own internal purposes including contacting you via email to inform you about updates to the Tradesparq Site and providing you with information relating to e-commerce transactions that you conduct on the site. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We do not rent or sell our Users' Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. We do, however, provide you with the opportunity to receive communications via email. To opt-out from any non-critical email messages, simply click on the "unsubscribe" link contained within the email.
Use of General Data
Tradesparq reserves the right to use the general data it obtains from Users' use of the system, including all statistical information. You acknowledge that such data belongs to Tradesparq and that Tradesparq shall have the right to use such data as it determines in its sole discretion.
Tradesparq may send you email communications including information that we may think may be of interest to you. We do not send any of your Personally Identifiable Information to our advertisers. You may see a cookie from a third-party banner server, and this cookie comes from the third-party banner server, not Tradesparq. Again, we do not pass along any Personally Identifiable Information to this party. To opt-out from any non-critical email messages, simply click on the "unsubscribe" link contained within the email.
Third Party Intermediaries
Tradesparq uses an outside credit card processing company to bill Users for Services. Tradesparq may also engage other third party intermediaries in order to provide our users with additional offerings and services. Tradesparq makes no representations on these third parties and their use of personal identifiable information. Please refer to the third party's website and terms of service for their specific privacy policies.
Comments Submitted by Users
Tradesparq constantly seeks to improve the quality of and the User experience on the Tradesparq website. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to Tradesparq by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding the site. When sending us comments we may receive your email address or User ID and the country in which you are located. This information is optional. If you provide this information, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via an email will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless specifically requested by you. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.
We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personally Identifiable Information securely in our files and systems. Our Payment System is operated by a licensed third-party vendor using secure Internet connections, including SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, to help protect your financial data. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.
Terminating Your Membership
We save your Personally Identifiable Information until your membership with us is terminated. To terminate membership, contact Tradesparq Customer Service as indicated on our contact page. If you terminate your membership, your Personally Identifiable Information cannot be recovered and you may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personally Identifiable Information may remain on our archived database and records for a reasonable time as residual information. We will not use this residual information. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating any of our agreements.
Updating and Correcting Information
Please notify Customer Support of any changes or errors related to any of your information that we have on file. Upon receipt of such requests, we will update our files within 30 days.
Though we make every effort to preserve User privacy, we may need to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when required by law when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Agreement or the practices of this website, you may contact us.