WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER?
Information we automatically collect via industry standard web log files includes the URL from which you visited, the page you are visiting, your computer browser information and your IP address. We may also use automatic data collection device such as “cookies”.
Cookies contain specific pieces of information on your computer hard drive, and can be set to store information during a visit or for a longer period of time. Cookies are also used to help streamline your experience on the site, automatically logging you in during future visits, for example. You are free to disable cookies at any time if your browser permits. However, by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features of our site.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
Materialzmart uses the information we gather to put buyers and sellers into contact with one another, to provide other features and functionality of this site, to improve your experience on our site through analysis and communication, for other purposes described in this policy, and for purposes disclosed to you when you provide information.
To Facilitate Transactions: Buyers or Vendors will receive emails/ SMS’s and other communications from us to fulfill or facilitate the purpose for which the information was provided or a request to use a service on this site. You cannot opt out of emails that are necessary to provide our services. By using materialzmart’s services offered on this site, you agree that we may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you related to those services.
Analysis: In our ongoing effort to improve the content and services we offer, we continually analyze the information we receive to identify trends and patterns in user behavior. Your personal information, when used in such a manner, is aggregated with others to amass enough data for such analysis and is not personally identifiable.
Testimonials and Feedback: We sincerely appreciate the feedback we receive from our users. Your feedback, both positive and negative, is forwarded to the appropriate departments at materialzmart as necessary so we can continue to monitor and improve the service we provide. We may also share testimonials in our marketing literature but will do so without including personally identifiable information unless we have expressly received your permission to do so. If you would like your testimonial removed, please contact us.
HOW DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS?
Our customer information is an important part of our business. As a result, we only disclose this information as described in this section. Our sharing of information to outside parties is described below. As part of our service to customers, we provide information to suppliers/vendors/manufacturers, so that we can fulfill your orders placed.
VENDORS / SUPPLIERS / MANUFACTURERS / LOGISTICS PARTNERS
To facilitate order processing and delivery, we will share you contact details to our vendors / suppliers and other parties who will assist in delivery of the ordered items. This includes your basic contact information like name, billing/ shipping address, telephone and email contacts.
Legal Requests: We are interested in protecting our members and the community at large. We will release account and other personal information to legal authorities when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, rules or regulations or to protect persons or property. In addition, materialzmart may choose to release information about you to relevant parties in relation to investigations of fraud, piracy or other unlawful activity.
Your information is stored on servers that are protected against unauthorized access through the use of safeguards such as “firewalls,” encryption and Secure Socket Layers. We utilize many security techniques to protect your personal information. However, it is impossible to guarantee a perfect security system.
ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
Materialzmart provides a number of ways for you to manage your personal information.
Account information: If you need to update your account information, such as your contact email address, you may do so by contacting our Customer Care department at email@example.com. Or login to your account and change your profile.
Password: Materialzmart suppliers may be issued a User ID and password to access their account. As a supplier, you are responsible for all actions taken with your user ID and password, including fees charged to your account. Do not share your password with any third parties, as you may be legally liable for any fees that are incurred. If you believe that your password has been compromised, you should immediately change your password or contact Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Rentention: We will retain your information to continue to offer you products and services. Please contact us if you wish to cancel or request that we no longer use your information this way. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.