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Privacy Policy

THEXCH is committed to protecting your company's privacy online. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy and to consult our Terms of Service. If you have any questions regarding this statement, please contact us.

THEXCH offers web-based services such as a visually-oriented business directory, faceted search navigation and advertising. The web site is owned and operated by THEXCH, a wholly-owned division of Yesco Ltd.

Back to TopHow does THEXCH receive corporate information?

THEXCH receives and stores information obtained from users in four ways: Registration, customer inquiries, cookie technology and IP addresses.

  • Registration: When you register to become a member, THEXCH collects general profile information to set up your account. During the setup process, select marketing questions may be asked to help us better understand your needs and preferences, but these questions are optional. If you do choose to answer these questions, the data will be used in aggregate by THEXCH to help us improve our services.
  • Your Profile: Once your account information has been verified, you will receive notification that your account is ready for use. Thereafter, THEXCH will not access your data without your permission or redistribute your information without your consent.
  • Cookies: A cookie is a message that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Our Internet site uses cookies to keep track of user activity (who logs in to our service) and to speed the access and use of our applications (remembering usernames, etc). You have the option of setting your browser preferences to reject all cookies. Doing so, however, will hinder use of THEXCH applications. No advertiser's cookie is ever placed on member's computers.
  • IP Address: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer and transmitted by your browser as you use the Internet. THEXCH logs IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration and the report of information in aggregate form (e.g., such as site access statistics) to third parties.

Back to TopHow is my company information used?

THEXCH gathers member information to set up your account and to make the application more functional for you. This information is used to track member activities and usage to gather information for aggregate analysis and billing purposes.

E-mails: As a registered User, e-mails may be sent to your company as part of the system functions. Other e-mails may include notices about additional services or system upgrades and scheduled maintenance.

Back to TopWith whom does THEXCH share information?

Application Information: THEXCH does not disclose your company information to any third party except under circumstances required by law. We will disclose your personal information when we believe in good faith that any applicable law, regulation, or legal process requires it, or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of another member. Your company name, address, contact information and description are included in profile pages utilized in the Buyer/Supplier matching modules. We also disclose cumulative user statistics in order to describe our services and reach potential Supplier Partners. Aggregate data is not traceable to you specifically.

Transaction Data: Company transaction data collected through the use of our applications will not be accessed under any circumstances without your written permission. Your transaction data will never be redistributed for any reason.

Back to TopWhat are my options to control the use of my personal information?

You may cancel your service with THEXCH and/or request the removal of your corporate information from our user records by contacting us. We will send a e-mail to the administrative email address of record to confirm your request. Once your confirmation is received, we will remove your information from our database. Residual information may remain in our archives and records, but this information will not be used for commercial purposes. We reserve the right to maintain information on registered users who have violated our Terms of Service or who have had their access to THEXCH blocked in order to detect repeat offenders.

Back to TopWhat else should I know about my privacy?

Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you and your employees. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of all the passwords you use.

For your protection, all information transmitted through our site is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We believe that SSL is among the best software available today for secure transactions. Firewalls, applications authentication and SSL 128-bit encryption also help ensure that your data is secure as it resides in our data center. THEXCH employs reasonable effort to safeguard the privacy of your corporate information, but you must be aware that transmission of data made by means of the Internet cannot be rendered absolutely secure. THEXCH assumes no liability for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or unauthorized access by third parties.

Back to TopAcceptance of Privacy Policy

You signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy by using THEXCH services. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any statement described in this Privacy Policy, your only recourse is to discontinue use of the THEXCH web site and services. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of any portion of the THEXCH service following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please contact us.

More Info

For more information regarding privacy online, check out these helpful links:

Electronic Frontier Foundation
A civil liberties organization working to protect Your rights online.

Electronic Privacy Information Center
Established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties relating to the National Information Infrastructure.

The EPIC Cookies Page
Links, news, and explanations.

Privacy Issues Page
From the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).

User Agreement

  1. You may not post or sell any item that is restricted or prohibited by a federal, state or local law in any country or jurisdiction. Please be aware that this site functions as a global marketplace, thus posting or selling items may be prohibited because of laws outside of the jurisdiction where you reside. We have listed some criteria of prohibited or restricted items. However, this list is not exhaustive. You are solely responsible for posting any item that is prohibited by law in any jurisdiction. Further, THEXCH reserves the right to impose additional restrictions, at any time and without prior notice. If you are unsure about the product and/or service you wish to list in regard to its appropriateness or legality, please contact us. THEXCH forbids members from posting any product and/or service that:
    1. Encourages illegal Activities,
    2. Promotes racial/religious intolerance, hatred and violence
    3. Promotes Giveaways, Lotteries, Raffles, Contests,
    4. Solicits Stocks, Bonds, and other securities
    5. Collects member and/or user information.
    6. Is sexual in nature (Prostitution, Nudity, etc.)
  2. Artifacts and Endangered Species (Rare Animals) cannot be posted. They include: Artifacts, Historical grave markers, Cultural Relics (including personal collections), Rare Animals and rare animal parts.
  3. Posting Counterfeit Currency and Stamps, Coins, Bank Notes, Bonds, Money Orders, and other securities, as well as the equipment used to produce such items is strictly prohibited. Reproductions or replicas of coins and collectibles must be clearly marked with the word "COPY", "REPRODUCTION", "REPLICA" or as otherwise required by law.
  4. Listing Counterfeits, non-licensed replicas, or unauthorized items, such as counterfeit designer garment, watches, handbags, sunglasses, or other accessories, is strictly prohibited on the Site. You may post luxury brands only if a certificate of authorization has been directly issued by the luxury brand owner to THEXCH on your behalf. Postings offering to sell or purchase replicas, counterfeits or other unauthorized items shall be subject to removal and repeated postings of counterfeit or unauthorized items shall result in the immediate suspension of your membership.
  5. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any item you post is lawful and not in violation of any contractual obligation. Before posting an item on the Site, carefully read any contracts that you have entered into which might limit your right to promote the item on the Site. When distributing another company's brands, make sure you are contractually allowed to post their products and use their logo. Contact the company with whom you entered into the contract and/or consult with an attorney before posting such items. Posting items in violation of your contractual obligations could put you at risk with 3rd parties. THEXCH allows the listing of event tickets (sporting and entertainment events) to the extent permitted by law. You are solely responsible for ensuring that your particular post does not violate any applicable law or the terms on the ticket itself.
  6. Posting Credit or Debit Cards is forbidden on the site as such items cannot be transferred from one person to another lawfully.
  7. The listing of Illegal Drugs, Paraphernalia, Narcotics, Steroids, Controlled Substances, and Poppy Seeds (along with all related byproducts) is strictly forbidden on the Site. Further, the listing of all items that are primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, concealing, or using a controlled substance is strictly forbidden.
  8. Posting ethically or racially offensive material (Nazism, KKK, etc.) is prohibited. You must ensure that any wording used portrays appropriate sensitivity to those who might read it. THEXCH encourages all members to treat others as they themselves would like to be treated.
  9. Posting the likeness (Face, Name, Signature, etc.) of another person is prohibited, unless the items were made or authorized by the person whose likeness, image, name or signature has been used.
  10. THEXCH prohibits listings that promote financial services such as 3rd Party Money transfers, Issuing Bank Guarantees, Letters of credit, Loans, Fundraising and funding for Personal Investment purposes
  11. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and any instruction, processing, or aid of producing such weapons or materials is strictly prohibited by international law. Any violation of this policy will result in the notification of government authorities by THEXCH.
  12. Posting items such as Government IDs, Official Licenses and Uniforms that claim to be, or appear similar to, official government identification documents or licenses, such as birth certificates, driver licenses, visas or passports may not be listed. Furthermore, completed applications for such documents containing personal information may not be listed. Fake identification cards or any items that are designed for the manufacture of such cards are prohibited. Articles of clothing or identification that claim to be, or appear similar to, official government uniforms is prohibited.
  13. Posting Radioactive Materials is forbidden on the Site. Further, posting any product that contains toxic or harmful substances (i.e. toys containing lead paint) is forbidden on the Site.
  14. Posting Human Parts & Remains is strictly prohibited, including, but are not limited to Organs, bone, blood, sperm, and eggs. Skulls and skeletons that are used for medical or educational purposes may be listed on the Site. Items made of human hair, such as wigs for commercial uses, are permitted.
  15. Posting Bulk email or Mailing Lists that contain personal information including names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses, is strictly prohibited. Software or other tools which are used to send unsolicited commercial email (spam) is also prohibited.
  16. Posting pornographic materials depicting bestiality, rape, incest, or sex with graphic violence or degradation is strictly prohibited, as it violates the law in many countries. In determining whether your listing should be removed, we consider your overall content, including photos, logos, and text.
  17. Posting ads for the purpose of collecting user information or raising money is prohibited. THEXCH is designed to promote legitimate businesses with high ethical standards. All postings must clearly and honestly represent the products and/or services being offered. If your objective is otherwise, seek out other portals to promote your activities.
  18. Posting unauthorized Medical devices is prohibited. If you are uncertain as to the permissibility of your item, please contact THEXCH prior to posting.
  19. Before posting a Real Estate listing, make sure to comply with all applicable laws & regulations
  20. Posting items such as Descramblers, Smart Cards, Hardware and/or Software DSS Emulators that can be used to gain unauthorized access to TV programming (i.e. Satellite & Cable TV), Internet access, Telephone, Data or other protected, restricted, or premium services are prohibited. Stating that said item is for educational or test purposes will not legitimize any listing. Similarly, information on "how to" descramble or gain access to cable or satellite television programming or other services without authorization or payment is prohibited. THEXCH prohibits this type of activity.
  21. Posting "Academic Software (discounted prices to students, teachers, and employees of accredited learning institutions) is prohibited unless a certificate of authorization has been directly issued by the legitimate copyright owner of the software to THEXCH on your behalf. Likewise, do not post "OEM (Original Equipment Maker) or "Bundled Software unless you are selling it with computer hardware. Most OEM software licenses prohibit the resale of software without any computer hardware.
  22. Posting stocks, bonds, credit, investment interests, or other securities is not permitted.
  23. Posting stolen property is strictly forbidden and violates the Law. Stolen property includes items taken from private individuals, companies and/or governments without legitimate authorization. THEXCH cooperates with law enforcement agencies involved in recovering stolen property and the prosecution of responsible parties.
  24. If you believe that your listing content (images & text) has been used by another member without your authorization, or that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please contact us.
  25. Listing unauthorized (pirated, duplicated, backup, bootleg, etc.) copies of software programs, video games, music albums, movies, television programs, photographs or other copyrighted material is prohibited.
  26. Listing of endangered species parts protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); including pelts, skins, internal organs, teeth, claws, shells, bones, tusks, ivory and other parts is strictly forbidden.


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