Wikifarmer Market Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, governs your use of this Site and all information and services provided therein. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how we use your personal information. If you do not agree with this Policy, your choice is not to use Wikifarmer.com site and mobile applications and its related sites, applications and services. By accessing or using this Site, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Site after we make changes will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for any updates or changes.

At Wikifarmer we care about your privacy. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We do not disclose it to others except as disclosed in this Policy or required to provide you with the services of the Site and mobile applications and its related sites, applications, services and goods or any other Site, meaning - to allow you to buy, sell, share the information you want to share on the Site; to contribute on the forum; pay for products; post reviews and so on; or where we have a legal obligation to do so.

We collect information that you provide us or voluntarily share with other users, and also some general technical information that is automatically gathered by our systems, such as IP address, browser information and cookies to enable you to have a better user experience and a more personalized browsing experience.

Information that you choose to publish on the Site (photos, videos, text, products descriptions, prices, reviews, deliveries) - is no longer private, just like any information you publish online.

Technical information that is gathered by our systems, or third party systems, automatically may be used for Site operation, optimization, analytics, content promotion and enhancement of user experience. In accordance with applicable local law, we may use your information to contact you in order to provide notices related to your activities, offer you customer support, or inform you of promotions and general updates. 

You can exercise your rights over your personal information, by sending us an email at info@wikifarmer.com. 

All payments in this site are done via a Third Party Payment Processor. We do not store user’s credit card information or other sensitive data on our servers. For any transaction, Wikifarmer uses the services of a secure payment gateway (for instance Stripe.com) to provide safe and secure payment procedures. User’s credit card information is never transmitted via our website since the payment gateway is responsible for collecting, storing and encrypting user’s data.

Users (buyers and sellers) directly provide us with most of the information we collect. They do this by filling out the registration details on the Site, linking to their Wikifarmer account or accounts of other social networks, completing application forms, customer surveys (if any) as well as by posting and sharing additional information voluntarily. This can include information about sellers and their products, user location, profession, products portfolio, ratings and feedback by buyers and anything someone chooses to add to buyer or seller profile.

We also collect technical information indirectly and automatically through our systems. This information includes logging the user's Internet Protocol (IP) address, software configuration, operating system and use of cookies. We also collect information from third party vendors and/or partners and/or other commercially available sources such as data aggregators and public databases, who provide us data to supplement the information we collect about a user, in accordance with applicable laws. For example, we may receive fraud warnings from service providers for our fraud prevention and risk assessment efforts.

If you link, connect, or login to your Wikifarmer Account with a third-party service (e.g. Google, Facebook), we receive certain information, such as your registration and profile information from that service. This information varies and is controlled by that service or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service.

Where relevant under applicable laws, all processing of your personal information will be justified by a "condition" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that: you have provided your consent for us to use your personal information for a specific purpose; our use of your personal information is necessary to perform a contract or take steps to enter into a contract you will make (e.g. to provide you with products which you have purchased); the processing is necessary to comply with a relevant legal obligation or regulatory obligation that we have (e.g. fraud prevention); or the processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests as a business (e.g. to improve our services to you), subject to your interests and fundamental rights and provided it is conducted at all times in a way that is proportionate.

We will use your personal information for the following purposes: 

  • to provide you with quality service and security, 
  • to operate the Site and to perform our obligations to you. For example, we use the information collected from you to verify your identity. We also use this information to establish and set up your account, verify or re-issue a password, log your activity, enable your communications with other members, provide customer support and contact you from time to time. The information helps us develop and improve our services to you and customize and personalize your experience. 
  • to ensure marketplace integrity, prevent fraud and maintain a safe and secure marketplace. For example, we use your information to track and prevent fraudulent activities and other inappropriate activities and, monitor content integrity, conduct security investigations and risk assessments, verify or authenticate information provided by you, enforce our Terms of Service and comply with applicable laws. 
  • to contact you, as requested by you or otherwise approved by you.
  • to maintain appropriate business records, to comply with lawful requests by public authorities and to comply with applicable laws and regulations or as otherwise required by law.

Cookies

When you visit the Site, we use industry-wide technologies such as "cookies" (or similar technologies), which store certain information on your computer and which will allow us, among other things, to enable automatic sign-in to the Site, make your browsing much more convenient and effortless and allow us to test user experience and offer you personalized browsing or promotions. By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies on your computer or device in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

The Site uses cookies to collect statistical data about its use, to tailor the Site's functionality to suit personal preferences and to assist with various aspects of Site operation. These files contain a variety of information such as information about Wikifarmer web pages visited by you, the length of time you visited the Site, data about how you came to visit the Site, areas viewed by you within the Site, and additional information. Cookies remain on your device for the period described below.

The following is a more detailed explanation of the types of cookies we use:

  • Necessary cookies
    Necessary cookies are essential and help you navigate the Site. This helps to support security and basic functionality and are necessary for the proper operation of the Site, so if you block these cookies we can't guarantee your use or the security during your visit.
  • Functionality cookies
    Functionality cookies are used to provide you the best user experience. These cookies are, for instance, used to personalize content for you in line with your location. It also allows the Site to remember choices made (like turning off use of cookies or which location you have previously selected) to provide more personal features.
  • Performance cookies
    Performance cookies help us understand the behavior of users of the Site. This allows us to continuously improve the Site to provide the best information in support of our project aims. These cookies are also used to help us understand how effective our Site is; for instance, these cookies tell us which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated, to assist us to improve how the Site works. Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties' own website privacy notifications for further information. In particular, we use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of user habits and volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on the Site. Google Analytics is a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which uses performance cookies and targeting cookies. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers in the United States.

Google will use the information collected for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Site on our behalf, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as described below. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. This creates an opt-out cookie which prevents the further processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy. If you prevent these cookies, we cannot guarantee how the Site will perform for you.

Blocking or Deleting Cookies

We shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time, so that we can store your preferences and save you time on subsequent visits by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same data. You may set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. Please be aware that some of our services will not function if your browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted websites" in your internet browser.

The following links may assist you in managing your cookies settings, or you can use the 'help' option in your internet browser for more details:

If you share the use of a computer or device, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies may affect all users of that computer or device. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookies.org (note that this website is not provided by Wikifarmer.com, and we therefore cannot ensure its accuracy, completeness or availability). It is important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, cookies may, in certain cases, save you from the need to enter usernames and passwords, and allow session continuity.