Privacy Policy

 

1.  COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Any information that you provide to us when accessing Trades Mate is collected and stored by us, such as:

 - Personal information, provided through voluntary registration as an Trades Mate User or Trades Mate Member or use of the Website (such as but not limited to your first and last names and email address);

 - Personal information, provided to us by you through any method (including without limitation correspondence and discussions);

 - Information collected by us through click -tracking in relation to your use of the Website, including the content you upload and the content you access; and aggregated data, which tracks traffic to the Website; and cookies, which are pieces of information transferred to your computer hard drive for record keeping (such as your preferences on our Website).

We will only collect personal information which is necessary for our business functions and activities to help us provide, and improve our service to you, to verify your identity, to enforce or apply our terms and conditions, to send you correspondence to your nominated email address, to obtain your feedback about our service, to protect  the rights, property, or safety of our business, or Trades Mate users, or Trades Mate members, or others, for internal research purposes, for promoting and marketing other products and services to you, to any other use that you authorise or to comply with legal or regulatory obligations

Failure to provide necessary personal information when requested may result in certain functions of the Website not being available to you.

We will generally collect and use non-personal information to provide our advertisers with marketing or promotional materials regarding our products and services; and/or to assist our staff in providing customised sales offers to our advertisers.

2.  DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

You agree that we may disclose your personal information (including, but not limited to, your name and contact details):

(a) to provide Trades Mate Members (the service supplier of the asked job) with your contact details supplied when the “Place a Job” form was completed for the purpose of passing them to the Trades Mate Member to attend/quote/do the job asked;
(b) To third parties for use to provide you with services related to your use of the Website, if it is required to fulfil those services;
(c) to Merchants and/or third parties where we have your consent, such as by opting-in to receive communications from Merchants and/or other third parties;
(d) to enforce or apply the Terms of the Website;
(e) to the relevant authorities, any internet search provider that you use to access the Website, and/or the applicable intellectual property rights holders (or their representatives) if we consider you are infringing the intellectual property rights of any person; and
(f) where we consider in our absolute discretion we are required to disclose your personal information in accordance with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or Government request.

3.  MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

Our site's registration process requires Trades Mate users to provide us with their name and contact information and may also require demographic information. For Trades Mate members the registration process also requires information about the business.

 We may use your contact information to contact you when necessary, send you information about our Service, our company and promotional material from some of our affiliated partners.

You warranty that you have provided complete, accurate and current information when registering.

4.  ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION

Your personal information that we hold is accessible by www.tradesmate.co.nz and you with your own password can make changes to your personal information, if you wish, at any time.

Trades Mate will retain your information in order to allow you to place future jobs from the Website, until you request that we delete it from our database. You can terminate your account as a Trades Mate User or Trades Mate Member by emailing us to do so at info@tradesmate.co.nz

5.  COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you visit any website. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Like all other users of cookies, we may request the return of information from your computer when your browser requests a web page from our server. Cookies enable our web server to identify you to us, and to track your actions and the pages you visit while you use our website. The cookies we use may last for a single visit to our website (they are deleted from your computer when you close your browser), or may remain on your computer until you delete them or until a defined period of time has passed.

Although your browser software enables you to disable cookies, we recommend that you allow the use of cookies in order to take advantage of the features of our website that rely on their use. If you prevent their use, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website. Here are the ways we use cookies:

5.1.  to record whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. This is solely to comply with the law. If you have chosen not to accept cookies, we will not use cookies for your visit, but unfortunately, our website will not work well for you.

5.2.  to allow essential parts of our website to operate for you.

5.3.  to operate our content management system.

5.4.  to operate the online notification form - the form that you use to contact us for any reason. This cookie is set on your arrival at our website and deleted when you close your browser.

5.5.  to enhance security on our contact form. It is set for use only through the contact form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

5.6.  to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to improve your experience of our website and enable us to increase sales. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages they visited.

5.7.  to record that a user has viewed a webcast. It collects information in an anonymous form. This cookie expires when you close your browser.

5.8.  to store your personal information so that you do not have to provide it afresh when you visit the website next time.

5.9.  to enable you to watch videos we have placed on YouTube. YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information when you use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode.

6.  CREDIT CARD

We work diligently to protect the security of your personal information.
Your credit card details do not get processed or transmitted through or via Trades Mate website; all transactions are processed through a secure payment service provider.

Trades Mate uses PayPal to provide this service meaning that your credit card details are not held by Trades Mate and cannot be accessed by Trades Mate staff. However they may be held by PayPal (review their Privacy Policy).

7.  THIRD PARTY CONTENT

Our website is a publishing medium in that anyone may register and then publish information about their company. We do not moderate or control what is posted. If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint. If we feel, it may be justified, we shall remove it while we investigate. Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgement as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content which offends you. If we think, your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.

8.  LINKED WEBSITES AND ADVERTISING

We contain links to websites which are owned and operated by other parties. We take no responsibility for any third party content.

Links to any third party websites (advertising links or non-advertising links) are provided for convenience only and do not imply any endorsement, approval or recommendation of or responsibility for the contents, products, services or operations of those websites or the operators of those websites.

You should make your own enquiries as to the privacy policies of these websites.

9.  INFORMATION WE OBTAIN FROM THIRD PARTIES

Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we do receive data which is indirectly made up from your personal information, from software services such as Google Analytics and others. No such information is identifiable to you.

10.  CONTENT YOU PROVIDE TO US WITH THE VIEW TO BE USED BY THIRD PARTY

If you provide information to us with a view to it being read, copied, downloaded or used by other people, we accept no responsibility for what that third party may do with it. It is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might see your information. If it is available to all the World, you have no control whatever as to how it is used.

11.  SECURITY

While we take strict precautions to protect your personal information against unauthorised use or disclosure, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or receive through the Website. These activities are conducted at your own risk.

12.  CONTACT

If you have any question, suggestion or complaint about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us by emailing us at info@tradesmate.co.nz or send us a letter to:

Trades Mate Ltd  P.O. Box 33237  Christchurch 8244  New Zealand