Welcome to Tasowq International A.G.'s ("Tasowq's") Privacy
Policy. Your privacy is very important to us. You must read and agree to the
normal operation of our services we collect, use and, in some cases, disclose
information we collect about you and your use of information we provide to you.
to our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner prescribed
the terms of the Tasowq User Agreement.
Your questions may also be answered by sending email to the Tasowq
Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a detailed policy
because we believe you should know as much as possible about our practices so
that you can make an informed decision. The privacy practices of this notice
apply to the website Tasowq (collectively
the "Site") and apply generally to our international parent,
its subsidiaries and joint venture partners' websites. Our parent and our
subsidiaries and joint venture partners operate under similar privacy practices
applicable law we strive to provide a consistent set of privacy practices
throughout our Tasowq trading community.
Important Note About Children.
(persons under the age of 16 years) are not eligible to use our services
unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to
us. If you are under the age of 16 years, you can use this service only in
conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians.
primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a
smooth, efficient, safer and customised trading experience. This allows us to
provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to
customise our services to make your experience safer and easier. We only
collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for this
purpose and to achieve this goal.
To fully use our services, you will need to register using our online
registration form, where you will be required to provide us with your contact
information and other personal information as described in our Privacy
You are also required to provide us with a User ID. Under some
circumstances we may require some additional necessary financial information,
such as, but not limited to: if you are registering using an email account at a
free email service, or registering to sell on our Site. We use your financial
information, your banking account information and credit card information
to verify your name, address, and other contact information, as well as
to bill you for your use of our services.
We automatically track certain information about you based upon your
behavior on our Site. We use this information to do internal research on our
users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you
and our community. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated
basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether
this URL is on our Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is
on our Site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.
We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain
pages of our Site. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard
drive that assist us in providing customized services. We also offer certain
features that are only available through the use of a "cookie". We
also use "cookies" to allow you to enter your password less
frequently during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information which
is targeted to your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on
our Site. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are
automatically deleted at the end of a session. You are always free to decline
our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able
to use certain features on our Site and you may be required to reenter your
password more frequently during a session.
Additionally, you may encounter "cookies" or other similar
devices on certain pages of our Site that are placed by third parties. For
example, if you view a web page created by a user, there may be a
"cookie" placed within that web page. We do not control the use of
cookies by third parties.
If you choose to bid, buy or sell on our Site, we collect information
about your bidding, buying and selling behavior. We also collect other users'
comments about you in our feedback area.
If you establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, we
collect some additional necessary information, including billing address,
credit card number and credit card expiration date and tracking information
from cheques or money orders.
If you choose to post messages in our Cafés, chat rooms or other message
areas or leave feedback for other users, we will collect and store such
information that you disclose to us and which is necessary for us to achieve
our primary goal described above.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if
other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or
postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to
If you register for Tasowq on another web site or use a web site
providing a service for Tasowq or a web site that helps facilitate your
activity on Tasowq, that web site may provide personal information about you
and your transactions back to Tasowq.
Our Use of Your Information
personal information about you (including but not limited to the information in
the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your
current and past activities on the Site) to resolve disputes, troubleshoot
problems, help ensure safe trading on our Site, and enforce our User Agreement.
At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve
disputes, and in particular we may examine your information to identify users
using multiple User IDs or aliases.We may also share your information with our
parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and joint ventures to help
coordinate the services we provide to you, enforce our terms and conditions,
prevent fraud and promote trust and safety and allow Tasowq and these related
companies to provide better customer service to joint customers. By accepting
information to the entities described in this section in accordance with this
If you choose to list an item for sale on our Site or open a credit
account, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide
You agree that we may use personal information about you to improve our
marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, to improve our
content and product offerings and customize our Site's content, layout, and
services. These uses improve our Site and better tailor it to meet your needs,
so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safer and customized experience
while using our services. You expressly agree, until you notify us otherwise,
to us contacting you by telephone to offer you promotions or information on
behalf of us or our related entities.
You agree that we may use your information to contact you and deliver
information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as
targeted banners, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications
relevant to your use of the Site. By accepting the User Agreement and Privacy
Policy you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to
receive these communications, we encourage you to opt-out of the receipt of
certain communications. You may make changes to your communication preferences
page at any time. You can remove yourself from receiving some of this
information by changing the appropriate option on the preferences page.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
Tasowq uses industry standard practices to protect your personal information,
due to technical limitations, we cannot ensure that all of your private
communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways
limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the
government or third parties under certain circumstances (further details of
which are set out below in the "Legal Requests" section), or third
parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private
communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to
protect your privacy, we cannot and do not guarantee, and you should not
expect, that your personal information or private communications will always
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personal information about you to any
third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your
personal information may be disclosed, and by agreeing to the User Agreement
disclosed by Tasowq in the following ways:
Advertisers. We aggregate (gather up data across all user accounts)
personal information and disclose such information in a non-personally
identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and
promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these
entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain
information, such as your name, email address, password, credit card number,
and bank account number, are never disclosed to advertisers.
Cookies & 3rd Party Advertisements
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.