Last updated June 7, 2022
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Buyer Connected (“company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].
1. Personal information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data, payment information, and social media login data.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the Apps, expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Apps (such as posting messages in our online forums or entering competitions, contests or giveaways) or otherwise contacting us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Apps, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:
Name and Contact Data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.
Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
Payment Data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.
Social Media Login Data. We provide you with the option to register using social media account details, like your Facebook, Twitter or other social media account. If you choose to register in this way, we will collect the Information described in the section called “HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS” below.
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Information automatically collected
In Short: Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our Apps.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Apps. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Apps and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Apps, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.
Information collected through our Apps
In Short: We may collect information regarding your mobile device, push notifications, when you use our apps.
If you use our Apps, we may also collect the following information:
Mobile Device Access. We may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s storage, social media accounts, camera, and other features. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
Mobile Device Data. We may automatically collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system, version information and IP address.
Push Notifications. We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the mobile application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.
Information collected from other sources
In Short: We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources.
We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms (such as Facebook), as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information (your name, gender, birthday, email, current city, state and country, user identification numbers for your contacts, profile picture URL and any other information that you choose to make public); marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).
2. How do we use your information?
Buyer Connected will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to other parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure information usage, we have put into place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collected online. We will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or make corrections.
A cookie is a small file, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer browser from a website and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Our Site may send cookies to your computer’s hard drive to enhance your experience when visiting our Site, nonetheless, we do not use so-called “surveillance” cookies that track your activity elsewhere on the web.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by a website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should help you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit AboutCookies.org which contains a guide to deleting and controlling cookies.
4. Use of Active-X on this site
Active-X programs and Java applets are executable programs transferred to your computer’s hard drive that cause your computer to perform functions in connection with your visit to a Web site. Our Site does not transfer any Active-X programs or Java Applets to your computer’s hard drive.
5. Use of third-party media and research companies
Our Site does not run non-affiliated third-party advertisements, nor do we use third-party media and research companies to place advertisements on our behalf, on other parties’ Web sites.
6. Link to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, Buyer Connected cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
We strongly suggest that you should exercise caution and be keen on the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
7. Contact Us