“Agreement” means these Terms of Service;
“Buyer” refers to a person who purchases, offers to purchase, or advertises a need to buy scrap material from a Seller using our Service;
“Scrap Connection” refers to the business that owns this website (Scrap Connection BV), our Site, or our Service, depending on the context of the usage;
“Seller” refers to a person who, through our Service, sells, offers to sell, or advertises scrap material to a Buyer;
“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including but not limited to our online scrap metal trading platform;
“Site” refers to our website, including any site under the domain scrapconnection.com;
“User” refers to you, Buyers, Sellers, and any other person who uses our Service, or visits our Site;
“You” refers to you, the person who is entering into this Agreement with Scrap Connection.
“Verification” refers to checks that we perform on people and companies who register to become members of Scrap Connection.
3. Information Collected
3.1 Identifying Information Collected by Us
When using our website, you will provide your name, e-mail address, job title, company name, and companytype. Further information may be added by the User to their public profile.
Please note that although we engage in these vetting procedures, we make no warranties as to the accuracy of the vetting procedure nor any information displayed about a User or company.
3.2 Non-Identifying Information
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
4. Use of Your Information
We may use your information:
- To provide our Service.
- To enhance or improve users’ experiences, our Site, or Service.
- To process transactions (including passing your information to payment processors and other Users who are party to a transaction with you).
- To send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
- To send e-mails about the Site and other products, news, or updates for Scrap Connection, or other businesses, websites, or services owned or operated by us.
- To conduct Verification of the User
You agree that we may disclose your information to another Userwhere we believe in good faith that there is a dispute with that other Userfor which they might be entitled claim damages from you in a court of competent jurisdiction.
5. Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into their account on the Site and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in caches (such as web browsers or proxies) or backups. We take no responsibility for such data and disclaim all liability of such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backups and/or database.
In the event that a User requests their account to be deleted, allprivateinformation will be removed from the site. For the safety of any other Users who may be currently involved in a transaction with you, we will retain a copy of this data for 90 days, after which it will be deleted. We retain the right to retain and display publicly available information about you and your company on our servers as well feedback and reviews left by you and other Users.
7. Third Parties
7.1 Third Party Websites
Scrap Connection or its Users may post links to third party websites on its Site or through its Service, which may include information that we have no control over. Whether you access third party websites through a link on our Site, or as a consequence of using our Service, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
You will be required to provide your financial informationtoa third party payment processor when paying for any part of our Service and your purchases from Sellers. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your payment details when making purchases through this third party, and we recommend that you conduct routine credit bureau checks to protect your identity.
8. Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with Scrap Connection to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Services to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire third parties to assist us in maintaining, repairing, improving, or otherwise assisting us with our Site and Services.
9. Law Enforcement
You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, such as instances where we believe your actions violate any law of the Netherlandsor any other country having jurisdiction over us, our Site, Services, or our Terms of Service. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. We may release your information under the conditions listed in this paragraph whether it is to individuals or entities in the Netherlands, the United States, or elsewhere.
10. Further Information Collection
We may now, or in the future, work with banks, government agencies, and others to improve our Service and combat money laundering or other unlawful acts. You agree that, in furtherance of our working with such entities, we may require that you provide us with additional financial information or identity verification information in order to fulfill our obligations to such third parties, and that we may pass your information to such third parties without your consent for the purpose of anti-money laundering or other measures, regardless of whether we suspect you specifically of having broken any laws. If you refuse to provide such information, we may terminate the provision of our Service to you.
11. Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications
12. Security Measures
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Services, including using SSL Certificates. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.
13. Your California Privacy Rights
14. International Transfer
Last Updated: September 2016