Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Contrabart we have a few fundamental principles:

We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason).

We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

On our blog and forum, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us at: info@contrabart.com.au

It is Contrabart's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Like most website operators, Contrabart collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Contrabart's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Contrabart visitors use its website. From time to time, Contrabart may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Contrabart also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Contrabart does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Certain visitors to Contrabart's websites choose to interact with Contrabart in ways that require Contrabart to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Contrabart gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Contrabart by purchasing an online barter service, for example are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Contrabart collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Contrabart. Contrabart does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in online trading and certain website-related activities.

Contrabart may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Contrabart may monitor the most popular blogs on the Contrabart site. Contrabart may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Contrabart does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Contrabart discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Contrabart's behalf or to provide services available at Contrabart's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Contrabart's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Contrabart will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above,

Contrabart discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Contrabart believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Contrabart, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Barter Exchange website and have supplied your email address, Contrabart may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Contrabart and our business services and products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Contrabart takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Contrabart uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Contrabart website, and their website access preferences. Contrabart visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Contrabart's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Contrabart's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Barter Exchange may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Barter Exchange's sole discretion. Barter Exchange encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.