1 What information do we collect?
If you register you may have provided either personal or business information: information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected either on an individual basis or consolidated with any other information relating to that business.
1.1 Personal information you choose to provide
For example, you may need to provide the following information:
- Email address
- Location (country)
- Other voluntary background information (e.g. your interests)
Your email address - either personal or corporate. If you made contact via our "contact us" facility, we may retain the content of your message(s) together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of all other information howsoever received.
1.2 Website use information
Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilises a standard technology called 'cookies' (see explanation below, "What are cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
2 How do we use the information that you provide to us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers.
As a customer, you can always notify us that you don't wish to receive such communications (instructions to do so are included in each such email).
3 What are cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognise the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on a web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages.
4 How do we use information we collect from cookies?
We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users' browsing activities in order constantly to improve our website and better serve our customers. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and improve the website.
Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture individual email address or personal information.
4.1 Sharing information with affiliates
In the event that Placing Traders either merges with or is acquired by another business, information that relates to you will be shared with the other business.
However, you will be notified of such an event.
5 How do we protect your information?
5.1 Information security
We utilise encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect against any unauthorised access, disclosure or accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
5.2 Evaluation of information protection practices
Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of the management of information.
5.3 Employee access, training and expectations
Our company maintains ethical standards in order to protect member information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorised persons, processes and transactions.
6 How can you access and correct your information?
You may request access to your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing Placing Traders. You can also view this information in My Profile.
7 Do we disclose information to outside parties?
8 What about legally compelled disclosure of information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
9 What about other websites linked to our website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.
10 Your consent
All information submitted via our Website will be protected on and off-line. None of this information will be handed to a third party without prior consent. Personal data is entirely confidential.