Privacy Policy

At Handtribe, we value the trust you place upon us. That’s why we emphasis transparency in all our practices especially with regards to transaction security and information gathering. This policy outlines the private practices followed at www.handtribe.com (the “Website”).

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using our website, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information as per this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Collection of Information

A Handtribe member is required to submit their email address during registration, upon which they can create a user account to avail of our services.

Furthermore to register as a seller, we need additional information, namely the shop name, billing data (billing address, bank account number, credit/debit card information), proof of identification and a telephone number. Handtribe may contact sellers for additional information about their shop and/or listed items to ensure compliance with our product policies.

Handtribe automatically receives your information when you access our website such as your IP address, URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Website or not), and your computer browser information. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand, protect and serve our users.

If you choose to buy on the Website, we collect information about your buying behaviour.

If you choose to post messages to our sellers, reviews, or provide feedback, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.

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 Website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

We may also use cookies to track your information.A “cookie” is a small piece of information stored by a web server on a web browser so it can be later read back from that browser. Cookies are useful for enabling the browser to remember information specific to a given user. We place both permanent and temporary cookies in your computer’s hard drive. The cookies do not contain any of your personally identifiable information. Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive 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 the Website.

We will occasionally ask you to complete optional online surveys. These surveys may ask you for contact information and demographic information (like zip code, age, or income level). We use this data to tailor your experience at our Website, providing you with content that we think you might be interested in and to display content according to your preferences.

Information Uses, Sharing & Receiving

We generally use your personal information to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing, to detect and protect you against any criminal activity, to contact members or interested parties, for general research and aggregate reporting and to enforce terms and conditions.

We may disclose personal information to third parties, corporate entities and affiliates. This disclosure may be required for us to provide you access to our Services, to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our User Agreement, to facilitate our marketing and advertising activities, or to prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities related to our Services. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes without your explicit consent. We may also disclose information to the concerned parties during investigations of fraud, copyright infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.

To facilitate the buying and selling process, Handtribe will aid the process of sharing of relevant information (such as email address, shipping address, phone number) during transaction. However, as per Handtribe’s Terms of Use, this information can only be used for Handtribe related communications or transactions. You haven’t been granted license to use this information for unsolicited commercial messages and transactions.

You may access Handtribe using a third party website (such as Facebook) or use Social Media plug-ins. These services require additional cookies from the third party website. These interactions are not subject to Handtribe’s policies. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose any personally identifiable information.

Security Precautions

Our Website has stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Whenever you change or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. Once your information is in our possession we adhere to strict security guidelines, protecting it against unauthorized access.

Choice/Opt-Out

We provide all users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving non-essential (promotional, marketing-related) communications from us on behalf of our partners, and from us in general, after setting up an account.

Your Consent

By using the Website and/ or by providing your information, you consent to the collection and use of the information you disclose on the Website in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to Your consent for sharing your information as per this privacy policy.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 

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