The following statement explains Trade to Wins’s policy regarding the personal information we collect about you. Please read it carefully. If you do not want us to use your information for the purposes and in the ways set out below, please do not use this website or any of the services available through it.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name, postal and email address etc) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include newsletters, competitions, user forums and other subscription services.
INFORMATION ON VISITORS
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
NB: Even if you haven’t set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as you register for any of the Tradeguider services.
USE AND RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL MATERIAL
When you supply any personal information to us we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that information. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. Any information you provide to Trade to Win will only be used within our organization or by our agents and suppliers. It will never be supplied to anyone else without first obtaining your consent, except to successors in title to our business or unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. In addition, if you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to the site or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the site, and we consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, we will use whatever information that is available to us about you to prevent such future behaviour. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, or e-mail provider about your actions.
We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as it is necessary to do so to provide you with the services you have requested. For safety reasons, however, we may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of our services (such as the user forum) for a period of six months.
If you are notified on the site at any time that your information may be used to allow us to contact you for ‘service administration purposes’, this means that we may contact you for a number of administrative purposes related to the services that you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance.
CONTACTING YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES
On occasion we would like to contact you by email or other written communication in order to provide you with further information about special offers or particular products that we consider may be of interest to you. You will be asked to indicate your consent to this before we use your personal information in this way. If you do consent, you will of course be given the opportunity in each and every subsequent email communication we send to you to withdraw your consent to receiving any further marketing information.
From time to time we may also wish to disclose your personal information to our carefully selected business partners in order for them to send you information about their products and services that may interest you. You will be asked to indicate your consent to this before we make any such disclosure. If you do consent, you will always be given the opportunity to withdraw your consent at a later stage.
We would also like to contact you by telephone from time to time. If you do not want us to do this, we will again give you the opportunity to inform us that you do not want to be contacted in this way, before we attempt to do so.
INTERNET BASED TRANSFERS
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing this site and in submitting your personal information to us, you agree to our transferring your personal information on this basis to the extent necessary to provide you with the services you have requested.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
Trade to Win will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Employees, agents or suppliers of Trade to Win may be given access to your personal information, but their use of it shall be limited to the performance of their duties in relation to facilitating your use of the site and any services you request through it. Our employees, agents or suppliers who have access to your personal information are required to keep it confidential and are not permitted to use it for purposes other than to enable you to use the site or to deal with requests which you submit to us.