PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

This privacy policy applies only to the Material Dada platform located at www.materialdada.com (the "Platform"). If you do not accept this privacy policy, you must not use the Platform.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Material Dada takes its responsibilities under applicable privacy laws and regulations ("Privacy Laws") seriously and is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all Users of Material Dada (the "Platform") (we refer to the Platform and the services we provide as described on our Platform collectively as the "Services"). We recognize the importance of the personal data you have entrusted to us and believe that it is our responsibility to properly manage, protect and process your personal data. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, disclose and/or process the personal data you have provided to us and/or we possess about you, whether now or in the future, as well as to assist you in making an informed decision before providing us with any of your personal data.

"Personal Data" or "personal data" means data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified from that data, or from that data and other information to which an organisation has or is likely to have access. Common examples of personal data could include name, company details and contact information.

By using the Services, registering for an account with us, visiting our Platform, or accessing the Services, you acknowledge and agree that you accept the practices, requirements, and/or policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent to us collecting, using, disclosing and/or processing your personal data as described herein. IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR SERVICES OR ACCESS OUR PLATFORM.

This Policy applies in conjunction with other notices, contractual clauses, consent clauses that apply in relation to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and/or processing of your personal data by us and is not intended to override those notices or clauses unless we state expressly otherwise.

This Policy applies to both buyers and sellers who use the Services except where expressly stated otherwise.

We collect and use your information where:

The above does not purport to be exhaustive and sets out some common instances of when personal data about you may be collected and used.

You agree not to submit any information to us which is inaccurate or misleading, and you agree to inform us of any inaccuracies or changes to such information. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to require further documentation to verify the information provided by you.

If you have consented to our use of information about you, you have the right to change your mind at any time, but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place. If you wish to submit a subject access request or a request for erasure, please contact our data protection officer at dpo@materialdada.com

However, your withdrawal of consent may mean that we will not be able to continue providing the Services to you and we may need to terminate your existing relationship and/or the contract you have with us

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

By using this Platform, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Platform services and developing our business which includes (without limitation):

INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THIRD PARTIES

We may share information about you with suppliers that we engage to help us provide certain services and/or functionality. We will use reasonable endeavours to control and be responsible for the use of your information by such suppliers.

Users in possession of another User’s personal data through the use of the Services (the “Receiving Party”) hereby agree that, they will (i) comply with all applicable personal data protection laws with respect to any such data; (ii) allow the User whose personal data the Receiving Party has collected (the “Disclosing Party”) to remove his or her data so collected from the Receiving Party’s database; and (iii) allow the Disclosing Party to review what information has been collected about them by the Receiving Party, in each case of (ii) and (iii) above, in compliance with and where required by applicable laws.

Notwithstanding anything set forth herein, Sellers shall comply with all applicable Privacy Laws and, in respect of any buyer’s personal data received from Material Dada, (i) are not permitted to use such buyer’s personal data except as reasonably necessary to respond to buyers’ enquiries and to carry out respond to, process, deal with or complete a transaction without the buyers’ and Material Dada’s prior written consent; (ii) should refrain from contacting buyers using such information outside of the Material Dada platform; (iii) are not permitted to disclose such buyer’s personal data to any unauthorized third parties without the buyer’s and Material Dada’s prior written consent; (iv) shall employ sufficient security measures to protect each Material Dada user’s personal data in their possession and to delete such data as soon as reasonably possible upon completion of the transaction; and (v) to inform Material Dada’s Personal Data Protection Officer at dpo@materialdada.com in the event of any potential data breach or other loss of such user’s data.

KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE

We implement a variety of security measures and strive to ensure the security of your personal data on our systems. User personal data is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to such systems. However, there can be no guarantee of absolute security.

We will retain personal data in accordance with the Privacy Laws and/or other applicable laws. That is, we will destroy or anonymize your personal data when we have reasonably determined that (i) the purpose for which that personal data was collected is no longer being served by the retention of such personal data; (ii) retention is no longer necessary for any legal or business purposes; and (iii) no other legitimate interests warrant further retention of such personal data. If you cease using the Platform, or your permission to use the Platform and/or the Services is terminated or withdrawn, we may continue storing, using and/or disclosing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our obligations under the Privacy Laws. Subject to applicable law, we may securely dispose of your personal data without prior notice to you.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING THIRD PARTY SITES

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may choose various third party websites to link to, and frame within, the Platform. We may also participate in co-branding and other relationships to offer e-commerce and other services and features to our visitors. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies as well as security arrangements. Even if the third party is affiliated with us, we have no control over these linked sites, each of which has separate privacy and data collection practices independent of us. Data collected by our co-brand partners or third party web sites (even if offered on or through our Platform) may not be received by us.

We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content, security arrangements (or lack thereof) and activities of these linked sites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Platform and the links placed upon each of them and therefore welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including, without limitation, if a specific link does not work).

ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, change your marketing preferences or have any other queries about this privacy policy, please contact dpo@materialdada.com

We may charge you a reasonable fee for the handling and processing of your requests to access your personal data. If we so choose to charge, we will provide you with a written estimate of the fee we will be charging. Please note that we are not required to respond to or deal with your access request unless you have agreed to pay the fee.

We reserve the right to refuse to correct your personal data in accordance with the provisions as set out in Privacy Laws, where they require and/or entitle an organisation to refuse to correct personal data in stated circumstances.

UNSUBSCRIBING FROM EMAILS

When requesting a Buyer or Supplier Membership to Material Dada, or creating a Buyer or Supplier Account, or submitting your email address in order to access Material Dada content you will be automatically opted in for transactional (emails about your activity and business management on the Platform) and marketing (content, editorial and promotional) emails. Transactional emails are necessary to operate your Account on the Platform and cannot be unsubscribed from. If you wish to unsubscribe from marketing emails please click on the unsubscribe link in the email or contact support@materialdada.com

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If we change this privacy policy, we will post the revised privacy policy here with an updated effective date. If we make significant changes to the privacy policy, we may also notify you by other means such as sending an email or posting a notice on our home page. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

USE OF COOKIES

In addition to personal information you provide, we may also collect information about you automatically when you visit the Platform or access content in our electronic communications with you.

The collection of information may involve the use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive by your browser. Cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your visit and browsing habits so that we can offer you a more personalised experience and manage, monitor and improve services.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, you may not be able to use some of the core features of the Platform.

The information collected by cookies is not tied to your contact details (such as your name or email address), it only includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Platform and geographical location.

For more information about our use of Cookies - please refer to additional information below.

COOKIE USAGE

The cookies we and our business partners use on our online services can be grouped into the following categories:

LAST UPDATED 6 APRIL 2021