Trader Village is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
The most common privacy-related question relates directly to popups and spyware. To avoid those problems before they start, we suggest that you purchase an anti-popup/anti-spyware software program.
This policy will let you know:
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you.
2. What cookies are and how they are used.
3. How your information is used.
4. Who is collecting your information.
5. With whom your information may be shared.
6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information.
7. What else you should know about your online privacy;
NOTICE: For more important information about safe surfing visit the Federal Trade Commission website.
What personally identifiable information
does Trader Village collect from me?
Trader Village does not collect personally identifiable information from our users, although our server log files collect individual URLs.
What are cookies and how does Trader Village use them?
Trader Village applies this Liability Notice to all the information linked to from this site. While we endeavour to maintain the good quality and high tone of the Hyperlinks to other Web servers, Trader Village is expressly not responsible and does not endorse in any way the content, bearing, intent, opinion or other responsibility for any information or content held on alternative World Wide Web servers linked to.
Becerra, Colgin & Perwin, LLP., does not collect IP addresses for system administration and nor to report aggregate information to any advertisers.
Third Party Advertising
We use other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here.
Third Party Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser.
How does Trader Village use my information?
Trader Village uses data provided to us from our server log files to provide aggregated information useful to our advertisers and business partners.
In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, Trader Village is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content and hence better service, to you. In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, Trader Village plays the middleman. Advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type of audience they want to reach (for example, males over 35 years old). Trader Village takes the advertisement and displays it to users meeting those criteria. In this process, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads and pop-up ads.
Who is collecting information?
Trader Village collects information only through its server log files.
Please be aware that Trader Village advertisers or web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to Trader Village are not covered by this privacy statement.
Promotions that run on Trader Village may be sponsored by companies other than Trader Village or may be cosponsored by Trader Village and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don’t want your data to be shared.
With whom does Trader Village share my information?
As a general rule, Trader Village will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
Business Partners & Sponsors: Trader Village may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Some or all data collected during a Trader Village promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.
Merchants listed in Trader Village: Each Merchant has separate privacy and data collection practices. Trader Village has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information regarding the merchant, their store, and their privacy policies, return to that store’s home page and click on their information link.
Data in the Aggregate: Trader Village discloses aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other: Trader Village may also disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Trader Village rights or property, other Trader Village users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Trader Village may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain and improve our products and services.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
On some types of Trader Village promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email, unless you choose the no-email option that some promotions offer.
Trader Village does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation – a civil liberties organization working to protect your rights online.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center – established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure.
- Privacy Issues Page – from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
- The EPIC Cookies Page – definitions, links, and news.
- How to Protect Your Privacy – information from the Federal Trade Commission.