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Privacy Policy

Here's how we use your data:

Firstly, be aware that most information you add to your personal profile or listings is publicly visible on our site and will most likely be indexed by search engines such as Google, Bing, etc. We strongly recommend that you don't post any private or sensitive information on your profile or in your listings. The only exceptions are email address, street address, postcode and telephone number which are always private;

We collect data on how you use the site via cookies and session login to help match you with more of the things you're interested in. This usage data is never shared with any third party;

Sharebay doesn't host advertising or any other third party tracking software, however our site uses Google Analytics and Google Maps. Google may collect data from you via these APIs according to their privacy policy;

We may syndicate or advertise Sharebay listings on other networks. This shared data is limited to listings only. We do not share any contact or personally-identifying information with third parties, with the exception of HonorPay.org (see below);

HonorPay.org is a site affiliated with Sharebay.org that resides on our servers and administers the Honor awards system. On registering, you are given the choice to opt-in to HonorPay.org as well. If you opt-in, we will share your name, location, email and log-in password once with HonorPay.org via a secure, internal database link, so that you can log in to HonorPay.org separately. If you don't opt-in, no data is shared with HonorPay;

Data handling and destruction

All user data is stored on a secure database server hosted by our partners wildhost.co.uk. In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will contact all our members within three days to inform them of the breach, what data was exposed and what steps they can take to secure their information;

If you choose to delete your Sharebay account, all data, including your image, personal information, site preferences, browsing history, listings and listing images are permanently deleted and cannot be restored. You can delete your account using the link at the bottom of your 'Edit Profile & Settings' page. You don't need to contact us to remove your data, but you can optionally email us at [email protected] requesting same using the same email address you use to log in to Sharebay.

We keep backups of all user data on our secure servers, so it may take up to 30 days for your data to be completely removed from all our systems. Please also note that any indexing of your data by search engines like Google or Bing may take time to be refreshed. Even though we provide daily sitemaps, we can't ultimately control what data they keep and when it's deleted. As a general rule, it may take 2-3 weeks for search engines to update their index of our site.

If you choose to opt-out of HonorPay, you can do so via your 'Edit Profile & Settings' page by unchecking the 'Connect to HonorPay' box. This will disconnect HonorPay from Sharebay, but will not delete your HonorPay account. To delete your HonorPay account, log in to HonorPay separately and select 'delete account' from your profile settings. Your data is then permanently removed.

All our data policies are GDPR compliant.

Use of Sharebay is subject to our terms of service.

More information

If you would like more information on how to use this service, please check out our How It Works page, check our FAQs, or email your query to [email protected].

Updated: 2022-12-16

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