A. Confidential Information and How it’s Protected
KC-BPS' objective is to provide an anonymous online marketplace for users to offer and bid on recyclable materials. KC-BPS has developed specific tools that enable users, potential buyers and sellers, to exchange price details and other information without disclosing their names, or the names of their company, in order to protect the seller's distribution channel policy and to open new markets to buyers. KC-BPS has integrated services related to the closure of the transaction (e.g. messaging, etc.) to offer the possibility for buyers or sellers to remain anonymous until a bid has been accepted by a seller through use of a unique identifier issued upon user registration. Once a bid has been accepted, we will disclose a user’s necessary personal information, but only to the extent necessary to complete the transaction. (In some limited instances, users may elect to exchange personal information through the Site in order to provide a sample of materials listed). After completion of a transaction, user hereby authorizes KC-BPS to use its name and logo in the promotion of the marketplace. Upon request, a user may also consent to allow KC-BPS to use and disclose additional personal information, including transactional history. However, KC-BPS may use and disclose generic, non-personal information about its users and transactions for such things as case studies, market research, and statistical studies.
We use security measures to protect your personal information and to control access to it, including computer safeguards and encryption.
B. Information We Collect and How it’s Used
Our Site's registration form requires users to provide valid personal information. This information is never sold or rented out to third parties. Your personal information is also used to contact you when necessary (for instance to verify registration information or to facilitate user transactions). Business information that is collected is used to check your qualifications for registration. Third parties may be used to verify the identity of the user or assist in protecting your personal information.
Your personal information is also used to send you KC-BPS' periodic newsletters, as well as other helpful and pertinent information about KC-BPS membership and services, such as customer alerts containing information we believe may be of interest to you. A user, however, may opt-out from receiving our newsletters or alerts.
We log your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, access times, and referring site to help diagnose potential problems with our server and to administer our Site. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. This generic information may be disclosed to third parties.
D. Demographic Information
Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our Site, showing content that we think may be of interest, and displaying the content according to user preferences.
E. Disclosing Personal Information
You acknowledge and agree that KC-BPS has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Site electronically from time to time and to disclose any personal information, without notice to the user, in connection with fraud prevention, a law enforcement investigation, governmental request or legal action; as required by law or regulation; or if we reasonably believe it is necessary or appropriate to protect KC-BPS, its users or the public.
We will occasionally update this Policy. If we make changes to this Policy, we will revise the Policy to reflect such changes and revise the Policy’s effective date. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your personal information.