Privacy Policy

1. Our Commitment to Privacy. 

This notice describes our Privacy Policy. Our privacy policy explains how SeaSun Ventures Inc d/b/a TradeStuff (“TradeStuff”) collects, uses, and protects the personal information obtained through the use of our TradeStuff mobile application (“App”), our website www.TradeStuff.com (“Site”) and the services available through both the App and Site (collectively, “Services”). Through the Services we provide a platform that allows users to barter and trade with each other while feeling secure about the transactions. By visiting the Site, using or downloading the App, or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Privacy Policy. Your use of our Site, App, or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The TradeStuff Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

2. What Information is Collected.  

We collect information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site, App or Services. 

(a) Information We Collect Directly From You. Certain areas and features of our App and Site require registration. To register you must provide at minimum your full name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and any other information required in the Terms of Use. If you wish to purchase subscription, we will additionally require your billing address, and credit or debit card information.

(b) Information We Collect Automatically. We may automatically collect information about your use of our Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, including technologies designed for mobile applications. We combine this information with other information we collect about you. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.

Site:

  1. domain name;
  2. your browser type and operating system;
  3. web pages you view; links you click; your IP address;
  4. the length of time you visit our Site and or use our Services;
  5. the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site.

App:

  1. mobile device ID; GPS location; device name and model; operating system type, name, and version
  2. language information;
  3. activities within the App; and the length of time that you are logged into our App;

(c) We may collective certain Sensitive Data strictly for marketing purposes. All such Sensitive Data shall be aggregate and de-identified. Sensitive Data for our Services’ purposes includes any personal information pertaining to: race or ethnic origin and religious or philosophical beliefs. Please immediately notify us if you have accidentally submitted any Sensitive Data and we shall promptly remove such information.

3.  How and When the Information is Used. 

  1. User Profile Information

You may have the opportunity to create an account, which consists of information about you, which will require you to provide your name, email address, phone number, email address, and any other information required in the Terms of Use. The information in your account may be visible to our Service Providers and merchants. If you believe that an unauthorized profile has been created about you, you can request for it to be removed by contacting us at support@TradeStuff.com.

  1. We also use your personal information for the following reasons:

  • Operate and improve our Services;
  • Provide users with content and advertisements across their devices for products and services from third party advertisers;
  • Operate internal dispute resolution department;
  • Evaluate the types of coupons, products or services that may be of interest to users;
  • Provide user support, including to business partners;
  • Fulfill requests for TradeStuff Services;
  • Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about TradeStuff, such as TradeStuff news, special offers, announcements, and marketing materials;
  • Send you reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages service bulletins, or marketing;
  • Update and maintain your preferred account settings;
  • Provide advertisements to you through the Services, third-party sites, email messages, or other methods of communication;
  • To help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies and assessing the relative risk that a particular activity (e.g., the purchase or sale of a gift card) may be unauthorized or fraudulent;
  • Manage our everyday business needs such as website administration, forum management, analytics, fraud prevention, Terms of Use or to comply with the law; and
  • Carry out other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent

TradeStuff will rely on legal grounds to process your personal information to the extent permitted by applicable law, which may include, without limitation:  to honor contractual commitments, to take steps in anticipation of entering into contract, to fulfill legal obligations, your consent, and TradeStuff’ legitimate interests.

4. How We Share Your Information. We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:

  1. Service Providers. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information to others. However, we do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements made with affiliates, service providers, partners and other third parties (“Service Providers”). Our Service Providers include Stripe, Google address verification and Mailchimp. Stripe is used to process all payments and will collect your applicable payment information. Google address verification is used to ensure proper billing and shipping addresses. We use Mailchimp to process and send out all emails to our users. Mailchimp will store your names and email addresses as well in their database, in accordance with their privacy policy. We and our Service Partners may need to use some personal information in order to perform tasks between our App, or to deliver services to you.

We may also share information in the following circumstances:

  1. Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company.
  2. In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
  3. To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
  4. Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

We may also disclose information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, we may provide merchants, business partners, or other third parties with reports that contain aggregated and statistical data about our users.

5.  How We Protect Your Information. To protect your personal identifiable information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry standard SSL/TLS end-to-end encryption of data in transit to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. If you provide us with your financial or any other personal information, the information is encrypted using industry standard protections in our database. No payment information is ever stored in our database, as it is solely processed through third parties and is only temporarily stored during the processing of payment. All other information we collect may be stored in perpetuity through our internal database, unless we receive a request by you to remove such information.

Although we have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

6. Third Party Advertising

Advertising on our Site or App are based on cookies and similar technology.

We use personalized advertising on our Services. This allows us to deliver more relevant advertising to people who visit our Site or App. It works by showing you advertisements that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our Site. It then shows you ads which we believe may interest you.

When you use our Services, some of the cookies and similar technology we place on your device are advertising cookies, so we can understand what sort of pages you are interested in. We can then display advertising on your browser based on these interests. For instance, if you have purchased a lot of food related products, we may show you more advertisements for food and drink.

We do not collect or use information such as your name or email address for personalized online advertising.

We may also show you advertising on our Site based on your browsing patterns on other websites or mobile applications that we have obtained from our advertising partners.

Online retargeting is another form of online advertising that allows us and some of our advertising partners to show you advertising based on your browsing patterns and interactions with a website or mobile applications away from our Services.

7.  Payment

If you choose to sign up for a barter account, payments are exclusively processed through Stripe. If you provide us with your financial or any other personal information, the information is encrypted using industry standard protections. Please refer to Stripe’s Privacy Policy https://stripe.com/privacy for information regarding their own security protections and use of your personal information. No payment information will be stored internally after the payment has been processed.


In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. Once you leave our Services or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.

8. Our Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

TradeStuff uses cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site. We may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you.

Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Services, while others are used to enable a faster check out process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site. There are two types of cookies we use: session and persistent cookies.

  1. Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Services. This allows us to process your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Services.
  2. Persistent Cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.
  3. Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs, including Google Analytics, (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Services to, among other things, track the activities of App or Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about our App and Site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.

9. Third Party Analytics

We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site and, to the extent permitted, our App. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services. We do not share your personal information with these third parties

10. Third-Party Links

When you click on links on our App or Site, they may direct you away from our App or Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or mobile applications and encourage you to read their individual privacy policies. If you visit a third-party website or mobile application link from our App or Site, you do so at your own risk.

11. How You Can Access Your Information

You may modify personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account and updating your profile information. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site or App for a period of time.

Although we describe much of the following processes throughout this Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to email us at support@TradeStuff.com to receive the following information:

What personal information pertaining to you is being processed

Why this information is being processed

Who has access to this personal information about you

How this personal information is being used in automated decisions

What processes are using this information

12. Opting Out of Emails and Push Notifications

We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you. You may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.

You can opt out of receiving push notifications through your mobile device settings. Please note that opting out of receiving push notifications may impact your use of the App.

13. Children

The Services not intended for use by children under the age of 18. TradeStuff does not allow individuals under the age of 18 to create an account, nor do we knowingly collect or use any personal information from such children. If you are under the age of 18, do not submit any information to our App or Site. If we learn that we collected personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take steps to delete that information as soon as possible.

14. California Residents: California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides consumers who are residents of the State of California with specific rights related to their personal information (which includes Personally Identifiable Information), subject to certain exceptions.  It also requires us to disclose the information we collect, the purposes for which we collect it, and what we share and disclose. 

15. The Personal Information We Collect and Why

You have the right to know what personal information we collect and why. The information we collect and the purposes for which we use it are described in this Privacy Policy.

16. The Personal Information We Share or Disclose

You have the right to know what personal information we disclose or share with third parties.  The personal information we share is described in this Privacy Policy.

17. Right to Know 

You have the right to ask us what personal information we have collected from you over the past 12 months.  You may make such requests up to twice a year.  

18. Right to Delete 

You have the right to ask us to delete your personal information.  In certain circumstances the law may not require or permit us to delete certain personal information, but if we cannot honor a deletion request, we will tell you.    

19. Right to Opt-Out (“Do Not Sell”) 

You have the right to tell us not to disclose or transfer your personal information to a third party in exchange for something of value.  The CCPA refers to this as your right to say “Do Not Sell” my personal information.  If you opt out of disclosure or transfer of your personal information, you may later opt-in again to having your personal information move more freely. 

20. Exercising Your Rights   

Right to Know and Right to Delete

You may ask us for the personal information we have about you, or ask us to delete your personal information, by emailing us at support@tradestuff.com. When you make a request online, we will verify your identity by sending you an email and asking you to respond. When you call the toll-free number, you must leave a name and address or email address we can use to contact you. 

If you ask what personal information we have received from you, and we cannot verify your identity, or if providing the information you have requested creates a security risk, we will give you a general description of the type of personal information we have about you.  

If you ask us to delete your personal information, and we can’t verify your identity and confirm that you made the request, we will not be able to honor it.  Generally, though, if we can confirm your identity and your request, we will delete, de-identify, or aggregate your personal information so it can no longer be associated with you.  There are some reasons that the law may require or permit us to keep your personal information, however.  

Authorized Agents

If you are an authorized agent, you must make your request by emailing us at support@TradeStuff.com and put the words “CCPA Requests, Authorized Agents” in the subject field. You also need to attach to your email proof that you are registered with the Attorney General, as required by law, and proof you have written authority to act for the consumer.  You shall also provide the email address of the consumer you are representing so we can verify their identity or provide documentation that you have power of attorney for the consumer pursuant to Probate Code sections 4000-4465.  We will not be able to honor requests without sufficient documentation that you are authorized to represent the consumer. 

Requests made on behalf of a “Household” 

If you would like to request personal information about your household, you may make your request by emailing us at support@TradeStuff.com and putting the words “CCPA Household Request” in the subject field of the email. We will need to verify the users of the household, and in some cases, if a request raises security concerns for any household member, we may not be able to honor the request.  

Financial Incentives

We do not offer any financial incentives for consumers to take any action or make any choices in using our services.

Non-Discrimination 

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of the rights described in this Privacy Policy. Specifically, we will not deny you goods or services or charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits, or by imposing penalties.

California “Shine the Light” Law

Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed certain information during the preceding year for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. 

California “Eraser” Law

If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a user of the Site where this policy is posted, you may request removal of content or information you have publicly posted. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete removal from the Internet of the content or information you posted, and there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal.

Exercising these Rights

For all requests under the “Shine the Light” or “Eraser” Law, you must put the words “Your California Privacy Rights Shine the Light/Eraser Law” in the subject field of an email to support@TradeStuff.com. You must also include your full name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We will accept requests to exercise these rights only by email with the proper subject line and complete and accurate information. 

Contacting Us

You may contact us with questions about Your California Rights or our Privacy Policy and practices at support@TradeStuff.com.

21.  Information for Nevada Consumers

Nevada law requires website operators to provide a way for Nevada consumers to opt out of the sale of certain information that the website operator may collect about them. This information is limited to direct identifiers, such as your name, postal address, and email address. When Nevada consumers opt out of the sale of their information, website operators must ensure that the information is not sold to another business that will further license or sell the information to others.

If you are a Nevada resident and you would like to opt out of any possible sale of this information, please email us at support@TradeStuff.com. For all requests, you must put the statement “Your Nevada Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your request. You must also include your full name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We will not accept requests via telephone, postal mail, or facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

22. Changes to Privacy Policy. 

TradeStuff reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the Service will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to this Privacy Policy. If there are any changes to our Privacy Policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our Services. If there are any changes in how we use our customers’ personal information, notification by e-mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on our Services 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

23. Effective Date. This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 21, 2020.