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Privacy Policy

Scope of the Privacy Policy believes that protection and safety of user data are paramount. takes the issue of privacy very seriously and would like the users of the Forum to know that all necessary steps are taken to ensure the safety of user data. Therefore, the collection, processing, and use of data during a visitor use of the Forum are in strict compliance with the Privacy Policy. will only gather and process user data if the user has granted consent to do so as well as if is allowed or required to do so by law or legislature. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites linked to the Forum. Privacy Policies of third parties can be found on the sites of the respective suppliers. The following Privacy Policy explains how collects, processes and uses data to offer Forum services and benefits to its users with the aim to prevent illegal and abusive use, manipulation, loss, destruction or misuse of data. ensures that all data is securely stored and processed.

Personal Data

Personal information is usually required to be able to identify the user or any other natural person. Examples of personal information include first and last name, address, phone number or email, or when an email has an identifiable reference to a user's name. The collection and use of personal data are needed for the establishment and provision of user profiles to correctly render the Forum services and benefits to its user base. User personal information will be treated confidentially. Any other information that cannot be used to identify a user is considered general information like public usernames or Internet browser information.

Data Use and Collection

  1. can be visited without any personal data provided. processes anonymous metadata through cookies (including the URL of the requested page, the amount of data transferred, the date and time of the request from the user, Internet browser information, operating system type, the IP address of the user device, the Internet service provider used, reference links such as user clicks on sponsored links). This metadata cannot be used by to obtain personally identifiable information. The information is used for general purposes such as statistical and technical improvements. More about cookies below.
  2. When a visitor chooses to participate in the Forum through posting a project or listing a service, then the visitor must enter personal information such as address and contact information, which is collected for security reasons. If visitors and users choose to provide personal information, then they provide the necessary authorisation to transmit, process and store this information on the servers of the web hosting companies of To provide its services, might need to store payment information for processing of user fees such as or optional upgrades. Similarly, some data can be collected during the process of placing and processing specific orders on the Forum including but not limited to posting and quoting behaviour. In line with the Terms and Conditions, may ask for relevant documents, copy, store and process them including but not limited to address data, proof of identity, information on business ownership, licenses, business certificates, certificate of registration etc. This data is collected and used for a safer provision of profiles, to improve the performance of the Forum and keeping users informed when necessary. Therefore, the majority of the information collected is not personal. Where possible, will aim to provide the opportunity to freely decide whether visitors and users of the Forum would like to share data or not.
  3. will not share personal information with third parties unless users have expressly given their permission to do so. Due to legal requirements, is forced to reveal personal information in some instances, for example, upon request of the authorities or to process payments. This also includes exchanging information on individual users to enable and facilitate credit card transactions or assess the creditworthiness of the user. is required to disclose information to appropriate authorities for investigation should that be required to do so under law or to protect itself, its users and contractors from potential abuses.
  4. The Forum is using social networking links (hereinafter "plugins") such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ (hereinafter "Social Media"). These plugins are identifiable by their corporate logos of the relevant Social Media in the Forum. When a user visits the Forum and has such plugins installed/ active, their browser might establish a connection and exchange information with the relevant Social Media. has no control over type, quantity and breadth of information exchanged between such plugins, websites and Social Media. Users can use Social Media to identify themselves, such as using Social Media plugins to register or login the Forum, as long as the browser has the necessary credentials for the Social Media. If the user does not wish to exchange such information, they are required to be logged out of their Social Media before they visit the Forum. Should the user choose to interact with a plugin such as “like” or "share," the necessary information will be transmitted by their browser to the relevant Social Media platform. While the user might not be registered with a Social Media platform, it is still possible that such platform will record, collect and use relevant IP address. Further information on privacy and data protection can be obtained on the websites of each relevant Social Media platform.
  5. The Forum uses Google Analytics, a useful service delivered by Google Inc. for analysis and insight. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files stored on user devices, to help analyse users behaviour on the Forum to improve and better deliver Forum services to the users. Google may transfer this statistical information to third parties for processing, but will not associate the information collected such as IP addresses of the user, with any other data held by Google. Users of the Forum can prevent cookies by selecting the appropriate privacy settings of their Internet browser, however specific services and benefits might not work as intended should the user chose to disable cookies. By using the Forum, users provide permission to collect, process and store this data as described above. To offer website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics they can use opt-out browser add-on which can be accessed here


  1. Forum users can update and change personal data at any time under "My profile" on the user dashboard. Users can also adjust their email settings and frequency of communication.
  2. Should the Forum partner with or be acquired in full or part by a third party, may have to merge user information to use, store and process as appropriate.
  3. From time to time, it is necessary to update the content of the Privacy Policy. The updated version of the Privacy Policy will also be published on this Policies page. The updates are considered to have taken effect when the user uses the Forum. It is the responsibility of the user to stay up to date with the changes and updates of the Privacy Policy.
  4. Should any provision of the Privacy Policy be invalid or incomplete, or be considered to be so by the statute, the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected and valid. The parties agree the Privacy Policy survives and remains valid as if the invalid provision were not part of the agreement from the start.

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