Statement of Privacy

Updated on Sunday, September 24, 2023

It is our responsibility to protect privacy

Tradegurantee.com takes privacy seriously and cares about personal information.

'Personal information' means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Tradegurantee.com's Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected and/or held by Tradegurantee.com.

This privacy policy also explains how we process 'personal data' about people in Africa and Asia as required under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will review this policy regularly, and we may update it from time to time.

The types of personal information we collect and hold

We collect personal information about our users in order to provide our products, services, and customer support. Our products, services, and customer support are provided through many platforms, including but not limited to: websites, phone apps, email, and telephone. The specific platform and product, service, or support you interact with may affect the personal data we collect.

Not all information requested, collected, and processed by us is “personal information," as it does not identify you as a specific natural person. This will include the majority of "user-generated content" that you provide us with the intention of sharing with other users within a transaction. Such "non-personal information” is not covered by this privacy policy. However, as non-personal information may be used in aggregate or linked with existing personal information, in this form it will be treated as personal information. As such, this privacy policy will list both types of information for the sake of transparency.

In some situations, users may provide us with personal information without our asking for it or through means not intended for the collection of particular types of information. While we may take reasonable steps to protect this data, the user will have bypassed our systems, processes, and control, and thus the information provided will not be governed by this privacy policy.

In some situations, users may provide us with personal information over platforms that are outside our control, for example, social media or forums. While any information collected by us is governed by this privacy policy, the platform through which it was communicated will be governed by its own privacy policy.

How do we collect personal information?

Information that you specifically give us

While you use our products and services, you may be asked to provide certain types of personal information. This might happen through our website, applications, online chat systems, telephone, paper forms, or in-person meetings. We will give you a collection notice at the time to explain how we will use the personal information we are asking for. The notice may be written or verbal.

We may request, collect, or process the following information:

· Account Details: password

· Contact Details: email address, phone number

· Location Details: physical address, billing address, timezone

· Identity Details: full name, proof of identity (e.g. drivers licence, passport), proof of address (e.g. utility bill)

· Financial Information: credit card details, wire transfer details, payment processor details (e.g., Skrill, PayPal), tax numbers

· User-generated content: transaction descriptions, transaction attachments

Information that we collect from others

Users have the ability to start a transaction with non-users by providing contact details such as their email address, physical address, and phone number. In these situations, the information will be collected and stored by us to contact the non-user and to prevent abuse of our systems.

Your payment provider may transmit information about the payment that we may collect or process.

In some situations, the personal information of users may be collected from public sources.

We may collect or process the following information:

· Contact Details: email address, phone number

· Location Details: Physical Address, billing address, Time Zone

· Financial Information: transaction details, payment account details (e.g. PayPal email address and physical address), wire transfer details

· User Generated Content: Transaction transaction description

Our partners may create transactions on your behalf; in these situations, the information that can be provided is the same as the information we may request, collect, and process from individual users. While our partner platforms will be governed by their own privacy policies, any personal information that is transferred to our platform will be treated and protected as though it were submitted by a user.

Information we collect as you use our service

We maintain records of the interactions we have with our users, including the products, services, and customer support we have provided. This includes the interactions our users have with our platform, such as when a user has viewed a page or clicked a button.

When we are contacted, we may collect personal information that is intrinsic to the communication. For example, if we are contacted via email, we will collect the email address used.

We may collect or process the following (mostly non-PII) information:

· Metadata: IP address, computer and connection information, referring web page, standard web log information, language settings, timezone, etc.

· Device Information: device identifier, device type, device plugins, hardware capabilities, etc

· Actions: pages viewed, buttons clicked, time spent viewing, search keywords, etc

Links to other sites

On our website, you will encounter links to third-party websites. These links may be from us, or they may appear as content generated by other users. These linked sites are not under our control, and thus we are not responsible for their actions. Before providing your personal information via any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that website and its privacy policy.

How do we use personal information?

The information we request, collect, and process is primarily used to provide users with the product or service they have requested. More specifically, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:

· to provide the service or product you have requested;

· to facilitate the creation of Tradegurantee.com Agreements;

· to provide technical or other support to you;

· to answer enquiries about our services or to respond to a complaint;

· to promote our other programs, products or services which may be of interest to you (unless you have opted out from such communications);

· to allow for debugging, testing and otherwise operating our platforms;

· to conduct data analysis, research and otherwise build and improve our platforms;

· to comply with legal and regulatory obligations;

· if otherwise permitted or required by law; or

· for other purposes with your consent, unless you withdraw your consent for these purposes.

The 'lawful processing' grounds on which we will use personal information about our users are (but are not limited to):

· when a user has given consent;

· when necessary for the performance of a contract to which the user is party;

· processing is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations;

· processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of our users or of another natural person;

· processing is done in pursuit of our legitimate interests, where these interests do not infringe on the rights of our users.

When we disclose personal information

To other parties in your transactions

We may disclose your personal information to third parties that participate in a transaction with you, including but not limited to:

· counterparties,

· brokers; and,

· affiliates involved in the origination of the transaction.

Our third-party service providers

The personal information of users may be held or processed on our behalf outside Nigeria, including 'in the cloud', by our third-party service providers. Our third-party service providers are bound by contract to only use your personal information on our behalf, under our instructions.

Our third-party service providers include:

· Cloud hosting, storage, networking and related providers

· SMS providers

· Payment and Banking providers

· Marketing and analytics providers

· Security providers

· Chat providers

· Email providers

Other disclosures and transfers

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:

· if necessary to provide the service or product you have requested;

· We receive court orders, subpoenas, or other requests for information from law enforcement.

· if otherwise permitted or required by law; or

· for other purposes with your consent.

As we are a global company with offices around the world, your personal information may be processed by staff in any of our offices.

Accessing or correcting your personal information

You have the right to request access to the personal information Tradegurantee holds about you. Unless an exception applies, we must allow you to see the personal information we hold about you within a reasonable time period and without unreasonable expense, at no charge. Most personal information can be accessed by logging into your account. If you wish to access information that is not accessible through the platform or wish to download all personal information we hold about you in a portable data format, please contact our Privacy Officer.

You also have the right to request the correction of the personal information we hold about you. All your personal information can be updated through the user settings pages. If you require assistance, please contact our customer support.

Exercising your other rights

You have a number of other rights in relation to the personal data Tradegurantee holds about you; however, there may be restrictions on how you may exercise those rights. This is largely due to the nature of the products and services we provide. Much of the data we collect is in order to facilitate contracts between users, facilitate payments, provide protection for legitimate users, and meet our legal obligations. These data uses are protected against the below rights.

You have the right to:

· opt-out of direct marketing and profiling for marketing

· erasure

· temporary restriction of processing.

Direct marketing and profiling: users can unsubscribe by following the link included at the bottom of each email.

Erasure: Most personal information cannot be deleted as it is used to support contracts between users, document financial transactions, and provide protection for users on the platform. In the case of non-personal data that can be linked with personal data, it will either be erased or otherwise anonymized from the personal data.

Temporary restriction to processing: under certain circumstances, you may exercise this right, in particular if you believe that the personal data we have is not accurate or if you believe that we do not have legitimate grounds for processing your information. In either case, you may exercise this right by contacting our privacy officer.

Unless stated above, users may exercise any of the above rights by contacting our privacy officer.

To contact our Privacy Officer

If you have an inquiry or a complaint about the way we handle your personal information or to seek to exercise your privacy rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you, you may contact our Privacy Officer as follows:

By Email:privacy-officer@tradegurantee.com

By Mail:

Attn: Privacy Officer

01 De Oilers Plaza
Akajo Junction, PH.
Rivers State, Nigeria.

For the purposes of the GDPR, our Privacy Officer is also our Data Protection Officer (DPO).

While we endeavour to resolve complaints quickly and informally, if you wish to proceed with a formal privacy complaint, we request that you make your complaint in writing to our Privacy Officer, by mail or email, as above. We will acknowledge your formal complaint within 10 working days.

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