Last Updated: April 16, 2009
Community Swap Shop, Inc. takes your privacy very seriously. By visiting our site and using our services, you are accepting the practices and guidelines set out in this document (henceforth referred to as the “Policy”), so please take a few minutes to read it over carefully.
The Policy will address how Community Swap Shop (referring to Community Swap Shop, Inc. and all its services and products; also refers to “us,” “we,” and “Company” in this Policy) uses and stores the data gathered when you (the “User”) use its website.
The Policy does not apply to or bind third parties that Community Swap Shop does not control or to individuals that have special permission from Community Swap Shop to break it.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our customer service department at email@example.com .
We limit the collection and use of personal information
Collecting personal information allows Community Swap Shop to offer a more customized, secure, and efficient service to users. To that end, we only collect personal information that is relevant to the purposes of the Company.
We collect the following information from our users:
Your information in your Community Swap Shop account
Community Swap Shop may use
the information listed above to: enforce our Terms of Service, customize
and improve Community Swap Shop's software and website, provide customer
service, resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems, inform users of
targeted marketing, service updates and promotional offers unless you
opt out and verify your identity. You can opt out of these messages
by clicking “Unsubscribe Your Subscription” in your profile and/or
by contacting us at
We gather and store certain types of information whenever you use Community Swap Shop services. Community Swap Shop records traffic data from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the pages you are visiting within the site. Traffic data is helpful in identifying and fixing problems with the site.
Programs are available that can help you visit websites anonymously, but using such a program may make Community Swap Shop unable to provide a personalized experience for you when you use its services.
Passive information is automatically generated. Community Swap Shop will only use this information on an aggregated level for software and website improvement or for statistical information.
You are strongly encouraged to keep your cookie settings enabled, because they allow you to fully experience many of Community Swap Shop’s features.
Community Swap Shop uses credit card processors to provide payment for enhanced listings and advertising. When you sign up for enhanced listings or advertising services, your name and payment and mailing information will be sent as necessary to these processors to provide the service. These processors are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose than processing your payment as directed by Community Swap Shop.
The information users provide to Community Swap Shop is integral to the functioning of the website. We will not rent or sell your personal information to anyone. We share such data only in certain circumstances, as listed below:
How your information is secured
Your personal data on Community
Swap Shop is protected by a user name and password login. You are responsible
for keeping your user name and password secret, and should be careful
to log out of your account after you have finished any given session,
especially if you are using a public computer. The security of your
personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information
(such as your name, mailing address, or credit card information) on
our registration forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket
layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link (
Only employees that need to access personal information (such as customer service representatives) will have access to personal information. Community Swap Shop keeps all employees informed and reminded of privacy and security practices.
Your choices about your privacy
You may always opt not to disclose certain personal information, but that may mean that you will not be able to access certain services. For example, your name, telephone number and e-mail address are necessary to complete the registration process. After registration, you can always opt out of receiving non-service related messages by clicking “Unsubscribe Your Subscription” in manage your profile or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Telephone numbers are collected in order to authenticate user information and for security purposes. You will never receive an unsolicited telephone call from Community Swap Shop unless it is related to a problem with your account or with regard to posted listings or advertisements.
You will receive an automatic welcome e-mail necessary to complete your registration process. You may also receive strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions, for example, if our service is temporarily suspended. If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you have the option of deactivating your account. You may request that your account be deleted or deactivated from Community Swap Shop by sending an e-mail to email@example.com .
You may request that your account be deleted from Community Swap Shop by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can add, delete or update your personal information, but Community Swap Shop may retain a copy of the unrevised information. You can also add, delete or update your personal information by clicking on Manage my Profile upon logging in. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions. You can unsubscribe from any of the non-service related Community Swap Shop messages or newsletters by clicking the Unsubscribe option at the bottom of your emailed newsletters. If you choose to invite a friend we will ask you for your friend’s e-mail address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail inviting him or her to visit the site. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Community Swap Shop does not post any user information along with testimonials unless we have been given permission to do so by the user. We get in touch with our users to verify that they are aware of their personally identifiable information being posted on our public site before anything is posted. The user may submit or revoke a testimonial by contacting us at email@example.com .
If you choose to submit any personally identifiable information on our blog, you should be aware that this information can be read, collected, or used by other users on these forums. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums.
Community Swap Shop will notify you through e-mail contact or a prominent notice on the site before we implement any material changes regarding our privacy practices.
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