Privacy policy

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Privacy Notice

 

In our User Privacy Notice, we have compiled all essential information about our handling of your personal data and your corresponding rights for you.

1.   Updates of this User Privacy Notice

This User Privacy Notice applies to your use of this website and all PurposeBlack applications, services (including payment services), products and tools (collectively the "Services"), regardless of how you access or use these Services, including access via mobile devices and apps.

This User Privacy Notice also applies if explicit reference is made to it via a link or in a similar manner, e.g. on websites of partners on which Services from PurposeBlack are offered.

We may change this User Privacy Notice at any time by posting the revised User Privacy Notice on this website and indicating the effective date of the revised User Privacy Notice. You will be notified of any material changes to this User Privacy Notice via Messages in My PurposeBlack and/or by email.

2. Controller

Which PurposeBlack is responsible for the collection and processing of your personal data in connection with the provision of the Services depends on how you use our Services.

3.  What personal data we collect and process

We collect your personal data when you use our Services, create a new PurposeBlack account, provide us with information via a web form, add or update information in your PurposeBlack account, participate in online community discussions or otherwise interact with us. We also collect personal data from other sources (such as other PurposeBlack Inc. corporate family members, credit agencies or bureaus, and other data brokers).

In total, we collect the following personal data:

3.1 Personal data you provide when using our Services or creating a PurposeBlack account

  • Data that identifies you, such as your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, your user name or your tax identification number that you provide when setting up your PurposeBlack account or at a later date.
  • If you use our payment services as a seller, additional identification data (such as social security number or date of birth), tax identification numbers (such as VAT identification number) and other information (such as bank account number) that you provide when using our payment services as a seller.
  • Data regarding bids, purchases, or sales that you provide in a transaction.
  • Content that you share with other users through our messaging tools
  • Financial information (e.g. credit card and account numbers, transaction details, and form of payment).
  • Shipping, billing, and other information you provide, as well as information required for customs clearance (such as tax identification numbers or other identification numbers) and relevant shipping information (such as shipment numbers and tracking information) if shipped through one of our programs.
  • You may provide us with additional information through a web form or by updating or adding information to your PurposeBlack account, by participating in community discussions, member chats, inquiries, dispute resolution, customer service calls recorded with your consent, or if you contact us for any other reason regarding our Services.
  • Other data that we are required or entitled by applicable law to collect and process and that we need for your authentication or identification, or for the verification of the data we collect.

3.2 Personal data we collect automatically when you use our Services or create a PurposeBlack account

  • Data that is generated as part of one of your transactions (purchases, sales) or that is linked to your PurposeBlack account as a result of a transaction in which you are involved, such as transaction amounts, time and location of transactions and form of payment or payout method.
  • Data that is generated through your other actions when you use our Services and which is linked to your PurposeBlack account, e.g. when you place items in your shopping cart, place items on the watch list, save sellers, searches or interests, or follow users.
  • Data regarding all other interactions with our Services, your advertising preferences, and your communications with us.
  • Location data, including your general location data (e.g., IP address) and the precise location data of your mobile device. Please note that for most mobile devices, you can manage or disable the use of location services for all applications in the settings menu of your mobile device.
  • Computer and connection information, such as statistics regarding your use of services from PurposeBlack, information on data traffic to and from websites, referral URL, information on advertisements, your IP address, your access times, your browser history data, your language settings and your weblog information.

3.3 Personal data we collect in connection with the use of cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect data while you use our Services. We collect this data from the devices (including mobile devices) that you use our Services with. The data collected includes the following usage- and device-related information:

  • Data about the pages you visit the access time, frequency and duration of visits, the links on which you click and other actions you take as part of your use of our Services and in advertising and email content.
  • Data about your activities and interactions with our advertising partners including data about the advertisements you were shown, how often they were shown, when and where they were shown, and whether you took any action, such as clicking on an advertisement or making a purchase.
  • Model or device type, operating system and version, browser type and settings, device ID or individual device identifier, advertisement ID, individual device token, and cookie-related data (e.g. cookie ID).
  • The IP address from which your device accesses the Services.
  • Location data, including your general location data (e.g., IP address) and the precise location data of your mobile device. Please note that most mobile devices allow you to manage or disable the use of location services for all applications in the settings menu.

3.4 Personal data from other sources

We also collect personal data about you from other sources and from third parties to the extent permitted by applicable law. In particular, this includes the following data:

  • Data from public sources (e.g. demographic data)
  • Data from credit agencies or bureaus (e.g. credit reports/checks, identity confirmation, data for risk modeling and setting of credit limits)
  • With regard to our payment services for sellers: data from government or other sources concerning any previous convictions of the respective seller, to the extent permitted by applicable law

We combine or connect the personal data we collect from you with data from these other sources. Where personal data is disclosed to us by third parties that these third parties are legally permitted to disclose your personal data to us.

4.  Purposes and legal basis for data processing and categories of recipients

We process your personal data for various purposes and based on several different legal bases that allow this processing. For example, we process your personal data to provide and improve our Services, to provide you with a personalized user experience on this website, to contact you about your PurposeBlack account and our Services, to provide customer service, to provide you with personalized advertising and marketing communications, and to detect, prevent, mitigate and investigate fraudulent or illegal activity. We also share your information with third parties, including service providers acting on our behalf, for these purposes. In addition, we may share your personal data among PurposeBlack companies in order to fulfill our contract with you under the User Agreement and, if applicable, the Payments Terms of Use.

4.1 We process your personal data in order to fulfill our contract with you and to provide you with our Services. This includes the following purposes:

  • Processing of data relating to you or your company for the purpose of entering into a contract with you and executing it.
  • Enabling the delivery of purchased items by logistics/shipping service providers including notifications in connection with the delivery (such as tracking information), the latter to the extent permitted by applicable law without your consent.
  • Provision of our payment services in accordance with the Payments Terms of Use.
  • Processing of general location data (such as IP address or postal code) in order to provide you with location-based services (such as radius search and other content that is personalized on the basis of your general location data).
  • Enforcement of our User Agreement, Payments Terms of Use, this User Privacy Notice and other rules and policies.
  • Publication and promotion of your listings and related content on the websites or in the applications, services and tools of other PurposeBlack Inc. corporate family members or cooperating third party operators of websites, applications, services and tools. When we share the content of your listings and any related personal data with third parties, we do so only on the basis of an agreement that limits the use of such personal data by the third party to the purposes necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations to us.
  • External service providers and shipping companies (such as DHL, UPS, etc.)
  • Payment service providers including the PayPal Inc. group of companies
  • External operators of websites, applications, services and tools

4.2 We process your personal data in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. This includes the following purposes:

  • Participation in investigations and proceedings (including judicial proceedings) conducted by public authorities or government agencies, in particular, for the purpose of detecting, investigating and prosecuting illegal acts.
  • Prevention, detection and mitigation of illegal activities (e.g. fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing).
  • Complying with information requests from third parties based on any statutory information rights they have against us (e.g. in the event of an intellectual property infringement, product piracy, or other unlawful activity).
  • Ensuring the information security of our Services.
  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies
  • Third parties based on statutory information claims against us
  • Third party service providers
  • Third parties who are involved in judicial proceedings, in particular, if they submit a legal order, court order or equivalent legal order to us.
  • Credit agencies, bureaus, or associations, if required by applicable law (e.g. information on payment delays, payment defaults or other irregularities that may be relevant to your credit report).

4.3 We process your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. This includes the following purposes:

  • Prevention, detection, mitigation and investigation of unlawful activities that may result in impairment of your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect.

Where necessary, we transmit your personal data to processors and the following recipients for one or several of the purposes described above:

  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies
  • Third parties who are involved in judicial proceedings
  • PuropseBlack company
  • External service providers

4.4 We process your personal data where necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In order to reconcile our legitimate interests with your rights, we have introduced appropriate control mechanisms. On this basis, we process your data for the following purposes:

  • Participation in proceedings (including judicial proceedings) conducted by courts, law enforcement agencies, government agencies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies, in particular for the purpose of detecting, investigating and prosecuting illegal acts, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect, and we may legitimately assume that the disclosure of the data is necessary to avert imminent disadvantages or to report a suspicion of an illegal act. In such cases, we will only disclose what we believe is necessary, such as your name, city, zip code, telephone number, email address, (previous) user names, IP address, fraud complaints, bidding and listing history.
  • Protection of the legitimate interests of third parties in connection with civil law disputes, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect, if we may legitimately assume that it is necessary to disclose the data to such third parties in order to avert imminent disadvantages.
  • Monitoring and improvement of the information security of our Services, unless there is a statutory obligation to this effect.
  • Performance of identity checks, creditworthiness and other financial standing checks, evaluation of applications and comparison of information for accuracy and verification purposes.
  • Provision of functions for users that make the processing of transactions easier or more convenient (e.g. administration of several deliveries addresses).
  • Analysis and improvement of the Services from PurposeBlack.com corporate family members, e.g. by reviewing site usage data or information from users about blocked or crashed pages in order to identify and solve problems and to provide you with an improved user experience, including as part of product development.
  • Analysis of telephone conversations with our customer service that we recorded with your consent.
  • Advertisements by mail (according to your communication preferences in your PurposeBlack account).
  • To the extent permitted by applicable law without your consent, communications with you via electronic mail (e.g. email or text message) or telephone to offer you vouchers, discounts and special offers, to conduct opinion polls and surveys, and to inform you about our Services (according to your communication preferences in your PurposeBlack account).
  • Notifications regarding promotions and information about our Services after logging into your account or in My Messages in My PurposeBlack (according to your communication preferences in your PurposeBlack account).
  • Customization of page content to display the items and services you may like based on the actions you take.
  • Evaluation of the quality and success of our email marketing campaigns (e.g. through analysis of opening and click rates).
  • Assessment of the service status (e.g. on the basis of tracking information if sellers use shipping labels from shipping providers via PurposeBlack or provide tracking numbers).
  • Provision of shared content and services (such as registration for services, transaction processing and customer service) with PurposeBlack corporate family members or cooperating payment service providers.
  • Assertion of or defense against legal claims, including those asserted by one PurposeBlack user against another PurposeBlack user.

 

Where necessary, we transmit your personal data to processors and the following recipients for one or several of the purposes described above:

 

  • PurposeBlack corporate family members
  • External service providers
  • Other PurposeBlack users
  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies or public authorities, intergovernmental or supranational bodies
  • Third parties who are involved in judicial proceedings
  • Payment service providers including the PayPal Inc. group of companies
  • Credit agencies or bureaus, data verification services, risk assessment vendors and collections agencies (e.g. information about payment delays, payment defaults, or other irregularities that may be relevant to your credit report, or that we use to confirm your identity, model risk, establish credit limits, or collect unpaid debts)
  • Other companies in the context of a company acquisition

4.5 With your consent, we process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Marketing communications by telephone or electronic mail (such as email or SMS), including communications by other PurposeBlack corporate family members or by third parties, unless these communications are permitted without your consent under applicable law. We may engage third parties to send marketing communications on our behalf
  • Processing of your precise location data to provide location-based services
  • Provision of a single sign-on service allowing you to register or log-in to third party services using your PurposeBlack log-in credentials
  • PurposeBlack corporate family members
  • External service providers
  • Third parties using our single sign-on service (as authorized by you in each single case)
  • Other third parties with whom we partner to offer you specific services (as described at the collection of the respective user consent)
  • Third party financial institutions with whom we partner to offer financial products to you, for them to provide joint content and services (such as, registration, transactions and customer support). These third party financial institution partners will use your personal data to send you marketing communications only if you have requested their services

5.  Storage duration and removal

Your personal data will be stored by us and our service providers in accordance with applicable data protection laws to the extent necessary for the processing purposes set out in this User Privacy Notice Subsequently, we will delete your personal data in accordance with our data retention and deletion policy or take steps to properly render the data anonymous, unless we are legally obliged to keep your personal data longer (e.g. for legal compliance, tax, accounting or auditing purposes). As far as legally permissible or required, we restrict the processing of your data instead of deleting it (e.g. by restricting access to it). This applies in particular to cases where we may still need the data for the execution of the contract or for the assertion of or defense against legal claims, or where such retention is otherwise required or permitted by law. In these cases, the duration of the restriction of processing depends on the respective statutory limitation or retention periods. The data will be deleted after the relevant limitation or retention periods have expired.

6.  Rights as a data subject

Subject to possible restrictions under national law, as a data subject, you have the right to access, rectification, and erasure, restriction of processing and data portability with regard to your personal data. In addition, you can withdraw your consent and object to our processing of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests. You can also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

 

Your rights in detail:

  • You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data by us at any time. As a result, we may no longer process your personal data based on this consent in the future. The withdrawal of consent has no effect on the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  • You have the right to obtain access to your personal data that is being processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, any available information as to the personal data’s source (where they are not collected from you), the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information on its details. Your right to access may be limited by national law.

7.  Data security

We protect your personal data through technical and organizational security measures to minimize risks associated with data loss, misuse, unauthorized access and unauthorized disclosure and alteration. To this end we use firewalls and data encryption, for example, as well as physical access restrictions for our data centers and authorization controls for data access.

8.  Other important information regarding data protection

This section contains important additional information about the protection of personal data in connection with the use of our Services, including whether you are required to provide personal data.

Are you obliged to provide your personal data to us?

Some of the personal data that you provide to us (e.g. data by which we can identify you) are required to enter into the User Agreement and the Payments Terms of Use. For example, under the Payments Terms of Use you must provide us with certain identification information including legal name, date of birth, and tax identification number or social security number so that we may fulfill our legal "Know Your Customer" (KYC) obligations. we may share this data with other PurposeBlack companies in order to facilitate transactions and with service providers, including payment processors, credit agencies and bureaus. Although the provision of any other personal data (e.g. address and shipping data) is voluntary, it may be necessary for the use of our Services, such as  purchase and sales data to complete a transaction.

Children's Privacy

Our services are not intended for the use by children. We do not knowingly collect personal data from users who are considered children under applicable national laws. Under our User Agreement, children are not permitted to use our Services.

Staying Signed in

When you sign in to your account on our Services, we give you the option to stay signed in to your account for certain amount of time. If you are using a public or shared computer, we encourage you to decline. You or any other user of the computer/browser you signed in on will be able to view and access most parts of your account and take certain specific actions during this signed in period without any further authorization. The specific actions and account activities that you or any other user of this computer/browser may take include:

  • Buy or make an offer on an item
  • Check out or add items to your cart
  • Purchase an item with PayPal using Faster Checkout (if enabled in your account)
  • View the activity header
  • View the My PurposeBlack page
  • View or edit the Watch List or order details
  • View the profile page
  • Send messages
  • Conduct after-sale activities, like leaving feedback, canceling orders, requesting returns or submitting claims

If you attempt to change your password or user ID, update any other account information or attempt other account activity beyond those listed above, you may be required to enter your password.

You can typically end your signed in session by either signing out and/or clearing your cookies. If you have certain browser privacy settings enabled, simply closing your browser may also end your signed in session. If you are using a public or shared computer, you should sign out and/or clear your cookies when you are done using our Services to protect your account and your personal data.