Privacy policy
    Privacy Policy
    • 1. Purpose
    • The protection of privacy and the safeguarding of Users’ personal and financial information for A & D Adverto Services Ltd, hereafter the “Company” or “Adverto”, is a highest priority. By filling the personal details with the Company, the User hereby gives its consent to such collection, processing, storage and use of personal information by the Company as explained below.

    • 2. Legal Framework
    • The Company is required to comply with Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, as implemented in Cyprus by Cyprus Law 138(I)2001 on the Processing of Personal Data (Protection of Individuals), which was amended by Cyprus Law of 2003 (37(I)2003) on the Processing of Personal Data (Protection of Individuals), as the same may be in force from time to time and modified or amended from time to time.

    • 3. Policy
    • 3.1.Collection of personal information
    • The Company collects the necessary information required to create a User’s Personal Page, perform transactions and safeguard the Users’ assets and privacy and to provide Users with the services they require. In this respect, the Company gathers information from Users and may, in certain circumstances, gather information from banks and/or credit agencies, and/or other sources which will help the Company to construct the Users’ profile based on their requirements and preferences in order to provide its services effectively.
    • The information the Company collects includes information required to communicate with and identify its Users. The Company may also collect certain demographic information, including, birth date, education, occupation, etc.
    • The Company may collect the physical location of your device in order to record and publish information on your position and to show you products offered by users close to you. Adverto may collect this information by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower or WiFi signals. You may allow or deny such collection and publication of your device’s location, but it may affect your use of the Services (for example, by not allowing us to post your product for sale in a determined geographic location).
    • The Company may also use any ad you post on Adverto, including the uploaded photo or image of the product as well as other data (including user name and location) associated with the ad, for our own advertising purposes, including social media, Facebook ads, newsletters and ads for any media.
    • 3.2. Usage of personal information
    • The Company uses Users’ personal information only as required to provide quality service and security to its Users. This information helps the Company to improve its services, customize browsing experience and enables it to inform its Users of additional products, services or promotions relevant to Users and in this respect the Users hereby consent to the usage of this data for such purposes.
    • If the Users do not want to receive information of this nature for any reason, they can contact the Company at the following address: [email protected]
    • 3.3.Affiliates and Partners
    • The Company may share information with affiliates in the event such information is reasonably required by such affiliate in order to provide the products or services to its Users. The Company may share information with partners, affiliates and associates in order to offer additional products and services that meet Users’ needs and which are delivered in a manner that is useful and relevant only where Users have authorized the Company to do so.
    • Adverto may disclose the personal information we collect from you to our service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other services; and to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock.
    • The Company may aggregate personal information, which when aggregated does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services.
    • 3.4.Non-affiliated third parties
    • The Company does not sell, license, lease or otherwise disclose Users’ personal information to third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy.
    • The Company reserves the right to disclose personal information to third parties where required by law and government authority. The Company may also disclose information as necessary to credit reporting or collection agencies as reasonably required in order to provide the services to its Users.
    • In addition, the Company may engage third parties to help carry out certain internal functions such as account processing, fulfillment, Userservice, User satisfaction surveys or other data collection activities relevant to its business. Use of the shared information is strictly limited to the performance of the above and is not permitted for any other purpose. All third parties with which the Company shares personal information are required to protect such personal information in accordance with all relevant legislation and in a manner similar to the way the Company protects the same. The Company will not share personal information with third parties which it considers will not provide its Users the required level of protection.
    • 3.5.Collection of non-personal information
    • The Company will automatically collect certain non-personal information about your use of the Services. We collect this information to ensure that the Services function properly. This information may include:
    • • Application usage data, such as the date and time the Application on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the Application based on your device number;
    • • other applications that you may have on your device, but not about the contents of those Applications;
    • • information collected automatically through your browser or device, or through the Application when you download and use it;
    • • MAC address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the Services (such as the Application) you are using;
    • • the operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider and your "click path" through the websites or the Application;
    • • IP address, which we may use for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Services. Adverto may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.
    • 3.6.Restriction of responsibility
    • The Company is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of sites to which links and has no control of the use or protection of information provided by the Users or collected by those sites. Whenever a User elects to link to a co-branded website or to a linked website, the User may be asked to provide registration or other personal information. Please note that such information is recorded by a third party and will be governed by the privacy policy of that third party.
    • 3.7.Usage of “Cookies”
    • The Company uses cookies to secure Users’ activities and to enhance the performance of the website. Cookies used by the Company do not contain personal information or other sensitive information.
    • The Company may share website usage statistics with reputable advertising companies and with its affiliated marketing companies. It is noted that the information collected by such advertising companies is not personally identifiable. To administer and improve the website, the Company may use third parties to track and analyze usage and statistical volume information. The third party may use cookies to track behaviour and may set cookies on behalf of the Company. These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.
    • 3.8.Privacy Policy Updates
    • The Company may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. In the event that the Company materially changes this Policy including how it collects, processes or uses Users’ personal information, the revised Privacy Policy will be uploaded in the Company’s website. In this respect, the Users hereby agree to accept posting of a revised Privacy Policy electronically on the website as the actual notice of the Company to its Users. Any dispute over the Company’s Privacy Policy is subject to this notice. The Company encourages its Users to periodically review this Privacy Policy so that they are always aware of what information the Company collects, how it uses it and to whom it may disclose it, in accordance with the provisions of this Policy.