Website privacy policy

1. What is this document and why should you read it?

This privacy notice explains how and why (also referred to as “we”, “our” and “our”) uses the personal data of individual users of our website (the “website”). and those who access our services through APIs and third parties, including website users, buyers and / or professionals (whether prospective, current or past) (together, “you” ).

You should read this notice so that you know what we do with your personal data.

2. Our data protection responsibilities

“Personal data” is any information that relates to an identifiable natural person. Your name, address and contact details are examples of your personal data, if they identify you.

The term “processing” means any activity related to personal data, including collection, storage, use and transmission.

Whether you are a buyer, a professional or a simple user of the website (or a combination of these), is a “controller” of your personal data. This means that we make decisions about how and why we process your personal data and that we are responsible for ensuring that it is used in accordance with data protection laws.

3. What types of personal data do we collect and where do we get it from?

If you read this document, you will be part of at least one of the following categories of people about whom we process personal data:

(a) potential, current or past customers of who register an account and / or place a purchase requisition (“Buyers”);

(b) current or past persons or companies who register as Professionals on to provide a service to Buyers, or companies which we identify as of interest to our Buyers and which we may then contact for their offer potential business opportunities related to our Buyers (“Professionals”); and or

(c) the people who access our website (“Website Users”).

Therefore, we collect and process different types of personal data about you depending on the category that concerns you. The different types of personal data we collect and the sources from which we collect it are summarized below.

4. Categories of personal data

Depending on how you use our website and our services, we will collect different types of personal data from you. For example, this could be things such as your name, contact details, details about your business, our correspondence with you, records of your dealings with us and how you use our services. We need this information to provide our services to you. We have established more specific details on the categories of personal data that we collect and process about Buyers, Professionals and Website Users here.

We obtain this personal data from a number of different sources. For example, it can come from you, our website, your company’s website, and third-party sources such as social media. You can find more details on the sources from which we obtain personal data on Buyers, Professionals and Website Users here.

5. How do we use personal data and why?

We process your personal data for specific purposes, which are relevant to your relationship and engagement with us. We are required by law to always have a “legal basis” for processing your personal data.

We use the personal data we collect for a number of different reasons, including to provide our services to you or with you, to communicate with you, to verify your identity, to make sure that our website and services are working properly and you provide the best services, to keep accurate records and for legal reasons.

We rely on a number of different legal grounds or “bases” for processing your personal data. This includes in particular the fact that we have your consent to the processing, that we need to process your personal data in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, that we need to process your personal data to comply with our legal obligations, and / or that the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests (or the legitimate interests of a third party).

Here you will find more details on the purposes for which we process the personal data of buyers, professionals and website users, as well as the legal bases on which we rely.

It is important that you know that where we have indicated that the processing of your personal data is either (i) necessary to comply with a legal obligation; is (ii) necessary for us to take steps, at your request, to potentially enter into, or perform a contract with you, and for you to choose not to provide us with the relevant personal data, we may not be able to able to enter into or continue our contract with you or the provision of our services.

We may also convert your personal data into statistics or aggregates to better protect your privacy, or so that you are not identified or identifiable from such data. Anonymized data cannot be linked to you. We may use them for research and analysis, including to produce research and statistical reports. For example, to help us understand and improve the use of our website.

6. With whom do we share your personal data and why?

We may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help us provide, analyze, and improve our services (including, but not limited to, Buyer / Professional verification, data storage, maintenance services , database management, web analytics, payment processing and improving our services). These third parties will process your personal data on our behalf (as a processor). We will disclose your personal data to these parties so that they can perform these necessary functions.

We may also share your information with third parties, who then use your personal data for their own purposes. For example, to process your payments or when you choose to access our services through such an application. These organizations will also use your personal data for their own and distinct purposes (also as a “controller”) – they will have their own privacy notices which you should read, and they have their own responsibilities in this regard. compliance with applicable data protection laws.
In certain circumstances, where necessary for the purposes set out here, we will also disclose your personal data to:

(a) professional consultants and advisers, including legal advisers, auditors and accountants;
(b) business partners and joint ventures;
(c) a potential buyer or seller of our business and their advisers;
(d) insurers;
(e) courts, persons / entities appointed by courts, receivers and liquidators;
(f) to third parties when necessary to comply with a legal obligation, to enforce a contract or to protect the rights, property or safety of our employees, customers or others.

7. Where is your personal data transferred?

When we share personal data about you, as indicated above, this may include a transfer of your personal data to recipients located outside the Sénégal. If a personal data disclosure means that your personal data will be transferred outside of the European Economic Area, we will only make that transfer in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws.

8. How long do we keep your personal data?
We will only retain your personal data for a limited period of time and no longer than necessary for the purposes for which we are processing it (including as necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).