Last Updated: January 9, 2023
Proyoda.com (hereinafter referred to as "PropYoda", "we", "us" or "our") operates, via our website, mobile applications and other services, a platform (the “Platform”) that helps Managing Agents, Estate Managers, Vendors and Suppliers, non-profit council(s) and related parties to manage the entire lifecycle of products and services that are procured for estate maintenance or enhancement (the “Services”).
"Aggregated Information" means information about all of our users or specific groups or categories of users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual user.
"Data Controller" means PropYoda, the company responsible for the use and processing of Personal Information.
"Personal Information" means information relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from that information or from that information in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the Data Controller.
WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES PROPYODA GATHER ABOUT ITS USERS?
We receive, store and process information that you make available to us when accessing or using our Platform and Services. Examples include when you:
• fill in any form on the Platform, such as when you register or update the details of your user account (for example, we may collect, among other information, your name, email address, postal address, phone number, billing information, demographics, organisation name);
• access or use the Platform, such as to shortlist vendors; to issue or accept a contract, submit an invoice, approve a project or purchase or payment, collaborate with other users (such as but not limited to providing your opinion on the knowledge base; to post comments or reviews; or to communicate with other users);
• link your account on a third-party site (e.g. Whatsapp) to your PropYoda account, in which case we will obtain the Personal Information that you have provided to the third-party site, to the extent allowed by your settings with the third-party site and authorized by you; and
• communicate with PropYoda.
If you provide us with any Personal Information relating to a third-party (e.g., your colleagues or organisation), by submitting such information to us, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of such third-party to provide us with their Personal Information for the respective purposes. You should ensure that all Personal Information submitted to us is complete, accurate, true and correct. Failure on your part to do so may result in our inability to provide you with the Services you have requested.
2. Mobile Data
When you use certain features of the Platform, in particular our mobile applications or interface on mobile via a third party (such as Whatsapp, Facebook) we may receive, store and process different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, post code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Platform). Certain mobile devices allow you to turn off location services. For more information about how to do this, please contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer. If you choose to turn off location services, this could affect certain features or Services of, as well as the usability of, our Platform.
3. Log Data
We may also receive, store and process “Log Data”, which is information that is automatically recorded by our servers whenever you access or use the Platform, regardless of whether you are registered with PropYoda or logged into your PropYoda account, such as your IP Address, the date and time you access or use the Platform; the hardware and software you are using; referring and exit pages and URLs; the number of clicks, pages viewed and the order of those pages; and the amount of time spent on particular pages.
4. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
• to enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of the Platform across different webpages and browser sessions.
• to simplify your access to and use of the Platform and make it more seamless.
• to monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of the Platform, so that we can improve and optimize it and to improve customer support.
• for the purpose of analytics, research and product development.
• to improve fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance and investigation.
• to enable you to more easily use and access the Platform
• to show you content (which may include advertisements) that is more relevant to you.
5. Third-party social plugins
HOW PROPYODA USES AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE OR MAKE AVAILABLE
• to enable you to access and use the Platform;
• to operate, protect, improve and optimize the Platform, PropYoda's business, and our users' experience, such as to perform analytics, conduct research, personalize or otherwise customize your experience, and for advertising and marketing;
• to help create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on the Platform and Services, such as fraud detection and prevention, conducting investigations and risk assessments, verifying any identifications provided by you, and conducting checks against databases such as public government databases;
• to process transactions;
• to send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
• where we have your consent, to send you marketing and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information about PropYoda or general promotions for partner campaigns and services.
• to administer referral programs, rewards, surveys, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by PropYoda or our business partners; and
• to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third-parties.
By providing your contact number, you expressly consent to receive direct dial calls, autodialed and prerecorded messages, text messages via short message services or messenger platforms such as Whatsapp, Telegram from us relating to our Services at that number.
HOW PROPYODA USES AND PROCESSES USER COMMUNICATIONS
We may, either directly or through third-party companies and individuals we engage to provide services to us, review, scan, or analyze your communications with other users exchanged via the Platform for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research and customer support purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, the Platform may scan and analyze messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. This helps to prevent fraudulent actors from asking users to send them money outside of the Platform, such as by bank transfer or other money transfer methods. We may also scan, review or analyze messages for research and product development purposes to help make search, booking and user communications more efficient and effective, as well as to debug, improve and expand product offerings. In addition, we may scan and review messages in order to prevent the use of obscene, profane or threatening language on our Platform. We will use automated methods to carry out these reviews or analyses where reasonably possible. However, from time to time we may have to manually review some communications. By using the Platform, you consent that PropYoda, in its sole discretion, may, either directly or through third-party companies and individuals we engage to provide services to us, review, scan, analyze, and store your communications, whether done manually or through automated means.
WHEN PROPYODA DISCLOSES OR SHARES PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND TO WHOM
IMPORTANT:When you use the Platform, your data may be sent to other countries.
We may transfer, store, use and process your information, excluding any Personally Identifiable Information, to countries, including the United States, Europe and other countries in Asia. Please note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and so the privacy laws applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used or processed in, may be different from the privacy laws applicable to the place where you are resident. Your Personal Information may be disclosed as follows:
• Parts of your public profile page that contain some Personal Information may be displayed in other parts of the Platform to other users for marketing purposes or to the extent necessary to operate and manage user functionality.
• Your profile will always display some minimum information, including, but not limited to name, nick name, organisation, role, the Platform may also display your approximate geographic location.
• If you are a vendor or a supplier, the Platform allows your public profile page to be included in search engines, in which case your public profile page will be indexed by search engines and may be published as search results. This option is enabled by default. We do not control the practices of third- party search engines, and they may use caches containing outdated information, including any information indexed by the search engine before you change your settings or the information on your public profile page.
• If you are a vendor or a supplier, if your customer chooses to provide a review and rating, such reviews and ratings will be made public on the Platform and would be treated similar to the public profile.
• If you are a vendor or a supplier, other PropYoda users may be able to see any common customers that you may have with them, as well as any reviews customers have published about you on the Platform as also seek reference from your customers;
• You may link your account on a third-party social networking site to your PropYoda account. We refer to a person's contacts on these third-party sites as "Friends". When you create this linkage:
• some of the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be published on your PropYoda account profile;
• your activities on the Platform may be displayed to your connections on the Platform and/or that third-party site;
• the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be stored, processed and transmitted, including for fraud prevention and risk assessment purposes.
The publication and display of information that you provide to PropYoda through this linkage is subject to your settings and authorizations on the Platform and the third-party site.
• We may distribute parts of the Platform (including your public profile page) for display on sites operated by PropYoda's business partners and affiliates, using technologies such as HTML widgets. If and when public profile page is displayed on a partner's site, information from such page may also be displayed.
• We may also engage third-party companies and individuals, to provide services to us, including but not limited to technology services and services to help verify your identification, to conduct checks against databases such as public government databases (where legally allowed), to otherwise assist us with fraud prevention and risk assessment, to assist us with customer service, and to facilitate payments. We may provide Personal Information about you to these third-parties, or give them access to this Personal Information, for the limited purpose of allowing them to provide these services. We will ensure that such third-parties have contractual obligations to protect this Personal Information and to not use it for unrelated purposes.
• For any jurisdiction in which we facilitate the Collection and Remittance of Taxes or Opt- in for Remittance of Taxes as described in the "Taxes" section of the Terms of Service, suppliers and vendors expressly grant us permission, without further notice, to store, transfer and disclose data and other information relating to them or to their Transactions, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information such as their name, postal addresses, transaction dates and amounts, contact information and similar information, to the relevant Tax Authority.
• providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law; or
• based on information supplied by law enforcement, we, in our sole discretion, believe: (a) that providing notice could create a risk of injury or death to an individual or group of individuals, (b) that the case involves potential harm to minors, or (c) that harm or fraud could be directed to PropYoda, its users, the Platform, or Services.
We may also publish, disclose and use Aggregated Information and non-personal information for industry and market analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.
BUSINESS TRANSFERS BY PROPYODA
HOW TO CHANGE OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION, OR CANCEL YOUR PROPYODA ACCOUNT
You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your PropYoda account. Upon registration and your creation of a profile page, if you would like to correct your information, if enabled, you can do so by logging into your account. If you do not have an account with us, or you want to cancel your PropYoda account entirely or you do not have the functionality to edit your information you can do so by contacting us at [email protected]. Please also note that any reviews, forum postings and similar materials posted by or about you may continue to be publicly available on the Platform in association with your name, even after your PropYoda account is cancelled.
SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access, destruction or alteration. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing electronic information, can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your transmissions to us and of your Personal Information that we store. When your bank account or credit card or debit card account information is being transmitted to or through our Platform, it will be protected by encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). When you provide us with your bank account number or relevant information that enables PropYoda to remit to your account or deduct from your account, this information will be stored by PropYoda for the purpose of processing payments or, if applicable, to process refunds to you, process any cash-based promotional incentives to you. With respect to your credit card or debit card account information, PropYoda does not itself store your such information. Our contracts with third-parties that receive your credit or debit card account information require them to keep it secure and confidential. Nonetheless, we cannot guarantee that transmissions of your credit or debit card account information or Personal Information will always be secure or that unauthorized third-parties will never be able to defeat the security measures taken by PropYoda or our third-party service providers. We assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond our control.
You play an important role in keeping your personal information secure. You should not share your user name, password, or other security information for your PropYoda account with anyone. If we receive instructions using your user name and password, we will consider that you have authorized the instructions.
YOUR PRIVACY WHEN YOU ACCESS THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
SPECIAL FEATURES AND PROGRAMS
Referral service and requesting references
The Platform provides a referral and introduction service that allows you to invite your friends and contacts to use the Platform. To enable referrals and connection with other PropYoda users, PropYoda may access the address (or phone) book entries of your mobile device or email account. We may integrate the Platform with third-party sites such as Facebook, so that you can send invitation messages or requests for references via the third-party site itself. These messages will be sent by the third-party site, and PropYoda does not collect or retain the contact information that is used to send them. You may also send invitation/request emails/promotions via the Platform itself, in which case we will ask you for the contact information to which to send your invitation/request. You can type in the email addresses or other contact information manually, or you can choose to import the contacts in your address book(s). In both cases, we may use and store this information for the sole purposes of allowing you to send your friends and contacts a communication from you, and for fraud detection and prevention. With respect to referrals, we will also store the email addresses of your invitees to track if your contact joins PropYoda in response to your referral. If you request us to import your contacts, we will collect, but not store, the username and password for the email account you wish to import your contacts from. We will use this information only for the purpose of importing your contacts.
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