Privacy Policy

1. Privacy and data protection

Tradepedia (we, us or our) are committed to respecting your privacy, while providing you with the opportunity to receive products and services that enhance your business activities and to receive benefits from our website. This online privacy policy (the ‘policy’) describes the ways in which we collect information from you when you use http://www.tradepedia.com and http://www.tradepedia.ae (‘the Websites’) and what we may use it for.

This Policy applies solely to information collected by the Websites. The Websites may contain links to other sites. TRADEPEDIA is not responsible for the content or practices of other sites and we recommend that you check their own privacy policies. Use of the Websites by you constitutes acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy then please refrain from using the Websites. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is the Tradepedia LTD in Nicosia, Cyprus and Tradepedia LLC in DIFC Dubai, UAE.

2. Confidentiality

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. We will maintain the confidentiality of and protect your personal data in accordance with this policy and to the extent required by English and UAE law (including the Act).

3. Collection of information

We collect data from you in various ways: when you register on any of the Websites to use our services; by our use of ‘cookies’ (see below); while participating in surveys or contests; during the course of your use of our services, and when we request further information from you from time to time following on from your registration.

4. How your personal data is used

We may use personal data you provide to us solely for the following purposes: Providing our products and services to you; Administration of Membership Records, Advertising, marketing and public relations for the Data Controller itself, Advertising, marketing and public relations for others, Education in general to improve our services to you, for example, to notify you of any updates and changes to our products and services; To process payments from you, including registration fees, subscription payments and exam fees; Internal purposes, including Websites and system administration; Internal research, analysis and reporting for the purposes of improving our services.

5. Monitoring

We may use personal data obtained about you from monitoring your use of the Websites solely for internal purposes including site performance, evaluating site use and creating our marketing reports to aid future marketing of information about us and our products. Personal data collected by monitoring will be aggregate and no personal data will be used other than for the purpose for which it was originally obtained.

6. Processing of information

Your personal data may be controlled and processed by any of our offices. You acknowledge and agree that the location of our offices may change from time to time and that we may acquire other offices in any number of other countries or territories, including outside the European Economic Area (EEA), at any time, any one or more of which may act as a data controller of and/or data processor for the purpose of applicable data protection laws.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This will help to ensure that others do not access your personal information if you share your computer or use a computer in public places such as a library or internet café.

7. Disclosure

Other than as set out in paragraphs 4 and 11 of this policy, we will not disclose your personal data to any third party without your prior permission, unless we are required to do so by any applicable law or regulators (in the UAE or elsewhere).
If you consent, we may use your email address to contact you by email to provide you with further information about us, our products/services and to promote our Websites. This may involve disclosing your personal data to our other offices or to our affiliates, agents or appointed representatives.

8. Transfer of personal data overseas

A transfer of personal data to a recipient located in a jurisdiction outside the EU or the DIFC may take place only if that jurisdiction is deemed to have an adequate level of protection for that personal data. The Commissioner of Data Protection applies the same adequacy standards with regards to third countries as set out by Article 29 Working Party of the European Commission on Data Protection.

9. Collection of information through use of cookies

As part of our quality control and with the objective of providing you with enhanced services we may monitor the use of the Websites and record, where available, your IP address and/or email address.
This information is collected for our internal purposes only and shall not be disclosed to any other organisation except as required by law. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a ‘cookie’ file.

10. Subject access

You have the right to access and the right to amend your personal data by sending us an email to:

Email: info@tradepedia.com

11. Use of third party services

Please note that third parties may require access to your personal data where such third parties provide services to us, for example, website hosting services. In those circumstances those third parties shall be required to enter into an agreement with us containing terms no less stringent than found in this policy and to process your personal data solely in accordance with our instructions. You consent to your personal data being provided to such third parties for these purposes.

12. Questions

If you have any questions or need further information about our privacy practices, please contact us Email: info@tradepedia.com

13. Changes to privacy policy

The terms of this privacy policy may change from time to time, so please check back regularly to keep up to date on our practices.