ChemCenters Privacy Policy

This policy tells you about how we use and protect your personal information.

Scope

This privacy policy describes how we handle your personal information for our services available through the www.chemcenters.com (the "Site"). Subject to the requirements of applicable law, we strive to provide a consistent set of privacy practices throughout ChemCenters site. By accepting the Privacy Policy and the User Agreement in registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new users and is otherwise effective on April 1st, 2006.

Collection

You can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information to our servers located in the State of Israel.

We may collect and store the following personal information:

  1. E-mail address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers.

  2. Transactional information based on your activities on the Site (such as buying, selling, item and content you generate or that relates to your account).

  3. Shipping, billing and other information you provide to purchase or ship an item.

  4. Chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through the Site, and correspondence sent to us.

  5. Computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Site, and ad data.

  6. Other information, including IP address and standard web log information and supplemental information from third parties. (For example, if you incur a debt to ChemCenter, we will generally conduct a credit check by obtaining additional information about you from a credit bureau, as permitted by law. As another example, if the information you provide cannot be verified, we may ask you to send us additional information ,such as your driver license, credit card statement, and/or a recent utility bill or other information confirming your address, or to answer additional questions online to help verify your information.).

Marketing

We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies (such as demographic data) to improve and personalize our services. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply send us email that indicates your preference.

Use

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:

  1. Provide the services and customer support you request.

  2. Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems.

  3. Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement.

  4. Customize, measure, and improve our services and the Site's content and layout.

  5. Tell you about targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; and compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety.

We may also share your personal information with:

  1. Members of our corporate family to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services.

  2. Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as fraud investigations, bill collection, affiliate and rewards programs and co-branded credit cards).

  3. Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service).

  4. Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity (In such events we will disclose name, city, state, telephone number, e-mail address, User ID history, fraud complaints, and bidding and listing history.).

  5. ChemCenter participants under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity; (In such events we will disclose name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, and company name.) and other business entities, should we plan to merge with, or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.).

Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

Using Information from ChemCenters

Our Site enables you to share personal and financial information in order to complete transactions. We encourage you to disclose your privacy practices and respect the privacy of other users. We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information and therefore we encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before entering into a transaction and choosing to share your information. To help protect your privacy, we allow only limited access to other users' contact, shipping and financial information in order to facilitate your transactions. When users are involved in a transaction, they may have access to each other's name, User ID, e-mail address, and other contact and shipping information. In all cases, you must give other users a chance to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them.

You agree to use user information only for:

  1. ChemCenter - transaction-related purposes that are not unsolicited commercial messages.

  2. Using services offered through ChemCenter.

  3. Other purposes that a user expressly chooses.

Cookies

We 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. For more information about why we use cookies, see Cookies, Web Beacons, and Your Privacy.

A few important things you should know about cookies are that:

  • We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.

  • We use cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status.

  • Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session.

  • You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services.

No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

We and our users do not tolerate spam. You are not licensed to add other ChemCenters users, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report ChemCenters-related spam or spoof emails to ChemCenters, please forward the email to admin@ChemCenters.com. You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools. If you send an email to an email address that is not registered in our community (via Tell-a-Friend or other tools), we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

Account Protection

Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters and do not disclose your ChemCenter password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify ChemCenter and change your password.

Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by logging into the Site. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. We do retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our ChemCenter User Agreement, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Security

Your information is stored on our servers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Third Parties

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are bidders, buyers, or sellers on our Site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since ChemCenter does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Terrorist Countries and Organizations Policy

ChemCenter will not allow any deal to be made with a country or organization which has been defined by International law as a terrorist country or organization. In this case, ChemCenter will have the full authorization to stop and cancel any connection with these entities through the web.

The following entities have been designated as terrorist countries or organizations and are examples only. This list might change from time to time and any change shall be put on our web site:
Sudan, Libya, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria.
Hizballah, Hamas, Jihad, Al Qa'ida etc.

Maintenance

In order to improve the services and the web site, sometimes ChemCenter has to shut down the servers for a few hours in order to undergo maintenance. ChemCenter will endeavor to inform you previous to the date of maintenance about its time and duration by putting a notice on the web site.

Force Major

In the case of unexpected damages that are caused by nature, ChemCenter will make the best efforts to recover the damage in the shortest time possible. However, ChemCenter will not take any responsibility for customer's damages or complaints.

Engineering Support

ChemCenter will provide you with necessary material, chemical and process engineering support. For any kind of thoughts, quotations, problems, advice, please feel free to contact us and/or to write us through our e-mail address info@chemcenters.com

General

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Site. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the Site. In addition, we will notify you in accordance with your Notification Preferences. If your questions are not answered online, you may write to us.

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