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Welcome to BuyandSellOttawa.com, We are committed to providing you a positive, friendly, informative and safe experience. The following explains how we collect, use, disclose and protect your Personal Information when providing our Services to you.
"Personal Information" means information that can be used to identify you as an individual but does not include business contact information or information that has been made anonymous. “Services” includes any of our local BuyandSellOttawa.com webpages and our related services, tools, or applications, including applications for mobile devices. “we” “us” or “our” refers to BuyandSellOttawa.com and its divisions, subsidiaries.
By using our Services, you expressly consent to our collection, use, disclosure and retention of your Personal Information as described in this Policy. Social Media You may access or use our Services through various third party social media websites (e.g. Facebook or Twitter). In doing so, you may choose to provide us with Personal Information stored by such websites. The Personal Information we have access to varies by website and is controlled by your privacy settings on that website and your consent. By associating an account managed by a third party with your account with us and authorizing us to have access to your Personal Information, you agree that we may collect, use and store your Personal Information from these websites in accordance with this Policy.
Communications through our Website
Whether or not you advertise or have an account with us, we collect all communications with other users through our site (e.g. the contacting of a seller). Such communications, which may contain Personal Information, are kept private and retained by us according to this Policy.
Posting an Ad or Article
When you post an advertisement with us, we require that you provide us with an email address, your location and a password associated with your advertisement. The collection of this data is necessary to place advertisements. We keep this data private with the exception of your location, which is publicly displayed.
In association with your advertisement, you have the option to provide a phone number, postal code, and website address. By choosing to provide us with a postal code or GPS location through your mobile device, your region will appear on a map. You are also free to enter other data in the body of the advertisement, which may contain Personal Information such as your name or address. Any Personal Information that you choose to associate with your advertisement will be collected by us and publicly displayed. If you do not wish for such Personal Information to be collected or publicly displayed, then please do not provide it in your advertisement.
Creating an Account
When you sign up for an account with us you must provide us with a username, an email address, and a password. The collection of this data is necessary to set up an account. We keep this data private with the exception of the username, which is publicly displayed. When you open an account you may optionally provide us with your name, location, GPS location through a mobile device, postal code, description or phone number. With the exception of your phone number, this information is publicly displayed as part of your sellers’ profile. Last names are displayed using only a first initial. Postal codes are used to produce maps.
If you post an advertisement but you do not have an account or you are not logged in to your account at the time you post it, the password you create to edit your advertisement is not encrypted. This means that we can see your password, although we keep it private. When you create an account, your password is encrypted, meaning that no one can see your password except you.
Financial Information & Purchases
We do not collect or store our customers’ financial information (e.g. banking or credit card information). All payments for our fees are processed through Paypal an independant online payment gateway.
We may use your Personal Information to directly communicate with you about our Services or deliver targeted marketing and promotional offers, but we will only do so based on your consent. If you no longer wish to receive marketing communications, you can follow the opt-out instructions included in any such communications. Please understand that your choice to opt-out may not immediately take effect if a marketing or survey campaign is already underway when you opt-out.
Except where otherwise stated, this Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of Personal Information we collect from you. We are not in control of or responsible for any Personal Information you disclose to others, including buyers or sellers on our websites, or to other websites throughout the internet. Different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the Personal Information you provide them. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your Personal Information to others.
Changes to this Policy
From time to time, we may make changes to this Policy. When we do so, we will place a notice on our website. All amendments shall become effective within 30 days of such notice.