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Varsity Trader SA: Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how the Varsity Trader SA website, tools, applications, and services (“Varsity Trader SA”) handle your personal information. Varsity Trader SA collects, uses, and shares personal information to help Varsity Trader SA work and to keep Varsity Trader SA safe (details below). In addition to the privacy practices set out in this Privacy Policy, Varsity Trader SA strives to adequately protect your personal information regardless of where the data resides, and depending upon your location, may provide additional privacy rights through your privacy regulator or a court. If you would like additional information regarding the Corporate Rules contact us via the contact details in our ‘Contact us’ tab.

Information posted on Varsity Trader SA is publicly available. Our servers are located in South Africa where Varsity Trader SA has facilities. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to Varsity Trader SA’s collection, use, disclosure of your personal information and to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers in South Africa and elsewhere in the world where Varsity Trader SA has facilities. Varsity Trader SA collects and stores the following personal information:

 

  • Email address, phone numbers, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information;
  • Computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from Varsity Trader SA and ad data (all through cookies - you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
  • Other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.
  • Varsity Trader SA uses users’ personal information to:
  • Provide our services
  • Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • Encourage safe trading and enforce our policies;
  • Customize, measure, and improve user experience and our services, content, and advertising
  • Deliver targeted marketing, service updates and promotional offers to you according to your preferences;
  • Do other things for users as described when Varsity Trader SA collects the information.

 

Varsity Trader SA doesn’t sell or rent users’ personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without user’s explicit consent. Varsity Trader SA may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other’s rights, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety. Varsity Trader SA may also share personal information with:

 

  • Corporate affiliates who help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services (Our corporate affiliates will market only to users who ask them to).
  • Service providers who help with our business operations.
  • Third-party websites and publishers so ads (or the content of the ads) published on Varsity Trader SA can also be published on a broader array of venues or information vehicles.

 

Varsity Trader SA may offer single sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to sign into Varsity Trader SA, with your permission, Varsity Trader SA may also transfer profile information contained in your third-party profile. Varsity Trader SA may also, for your use, enable you to import information about who you are connected, as well as enable you to share information with those third-party sites (other than listings), at your discretion. If you wish to discontinue such sharing, you will be able to do so through your preference page. You agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you don’t wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following directions provided with the communication. You may not use our site or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy. Varsity Trader SA may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content, but Varsity Trader SA does not permanently store such messages. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, Varsity Trader SA doesn’t permanently store your friends’ addresses or use or disclose them for marketing purposes. To report spam from other users, please contact us via our details on our ‘Contact us’ tab. You can see, modify or erase most of your personal information by reviewing and modifying your posting or account status page, by signing on to “My Varsity Trader SA” or by contacting us to review any personal information Varsity Trader SA stores that is not available on Varsity Trader SA. There may be a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. Varsity Trader SA deletes personal information when Varsity Trader SA no longer needs it for the purposes we described earlier. Varsity Trader SA retains personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back. Varsity Trader SA uses many tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing’s perfect, so Varsity Trader SA makes no guarantees. Varsity Trader SA or our service providers may use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. A few important things you should know about cookies are that:

 

  • Varsity Trader SA offers certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.
  • Varsity Trader SA uses cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status.
  • You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services. For more information on your choices about accepting cookies, consult your browser help function.

 

Varsity Trader SA sometimes work with service providers who may place cookies on your computer to serve and measure the effectiveness of ads on our or our advertising partners behalf and collect anonymous information about how you use websites owned by Varsity Trader SA and its affiliates. This information allows them to help us customize our content and advertising. Varsity Trader SA does not allow these companies to collect any personal information about you using these cookies. Varsity Trader SA reserves the right to update this policy at any time. Please send questions about this policy to info@varsitytradersa.co.za.

Varsity Trader SA: Terms and Conditions

Welcome to www.varsitytradersa.co.za ("Varsity Trader SA"). By accessing Varsity Trader SA you are agreeing to the following terms, which are designed to make sure that Varsity Trader SA works for everyone. As a condition of your use of Varsity Trader SA you agree that you will not:

 

  • Violate any laws;
  • Violate the Posting Rules;
  • Post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material;
  • Be false or misleading;
  • Infringe any third-party right;
  • Distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Varsity Trader SA or the interests or property of Varsity Trader SA users;
  • Impose an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of Varsity Trader SA;
  • Copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent;
  • Use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access Varsity Trader SA and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses or any other contact information, without their consent;
  • Bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to Varsity Trader SA.

 

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to Varsity Trader SA and any consequences that may result from your post. We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete or take-down content that we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of the site either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user's registration. Varsity Trader SA and the Varsity Trader SA community work together to keep the site working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us via the details on the ‘Contact us’ tab. Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Varsity Trader SA if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off Varsity Trader SA or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring Varsity Trader SA or for unauthorized or unlawful content on Varsity Trader SA or use of Varsity Trader SA by users. You also recognise and accept that Varsity Trader SA is not under any obligation to monitor any data or content which is submitted to or available on the site. Using Varsity Trader SA is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. If the service you use incurs a fee, you'll be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Our fees are quoted in South African Rands, and we may change them from time to time. We'll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on the site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service. Our fees are non-refundable, and you are responsible for paying them when they're due. If you don't, we may limit your ability to use the services. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. Varsity Trader SA contains content from us, you, and other users. Varsity Trader SA is protected by copyright laws. Content displayed on or via Varsity Trader SA is protected as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws and international conventions. You agree not to copy, distribute or modify content from Varsity Trader SA without our express written consent. You may not disassemble or decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in Varsity Trader SA. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes any aspect of Varsity Trader SA (other than your own content). When you give us content, you are granting us and representing that you have the right to grant us, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights to that content. Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties, this includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademark (e.g. offering counterfeit items for sale). A large number of very varied products are offered on Varsity Trader SA by private individuals in South Africa. Entitled parties, in particular the owners of copyright, trademark rights or other rights owned by third parties can report any offers which many infringe on their rights, and submit a request for this offer to be removed. If a legal representative of the entitled party reports this to us in the correct manner, products infringing on the intellectual property rights will be removed by Varsity Trader SA. You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do. We do not review users' postings and are not involved in the actual transactions between users. As most of the content on Varsity Trader SA comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what's offered. In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law. We cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our services. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of Varsity Trader SA, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you. By using Varsity Trader SA, you agree that you are giving your voluntary and informed consent to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by Varsity Trader SA on servers located in the South Africa. You also agree that you are giving your voluntary and informed consent to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. In order to ensure the security and reliable operation of the site for all users, Varsity Trader SA reserves the right at its discretion to take whatever action it finds necessary to preserve the security, integrity and reliability of its network and back-office applications. Any user who commits any of offences shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by Varsity Trader SA and its affiliates, agents and/or partners. If a dispute arises between you and Varsity Trader SA, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by emailing us at info@varsitytradersa.co.za. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. These terms and the other policies posted on Varsity Trader SA constitute the entire agreement between Varsity Trader SA and you, superseding any prior agreements. To the extent permitted by applicable law, this Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of South Africa. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Varsity Trader SA must be resolved by the courts of South Africa, and you and Varsity Trader SA both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of South Africa. If we don't enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below. Except for notices relating to illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by registered mail to info@varsitytradersa.co.za. We will send notices to you via the email address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by registered mail will be deemed received five days following the date of mailing.

We may update this agreement at any time. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by users and by us. Send questions, comments or complaints info@varsitytradersa.co.za,

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