Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 26, 2012

There are many different ways you can use our services - to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content in selling and buying process. When you share information with us, for example by creating Addisbuy account, we can make those services even better - to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with customers or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we're using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.Our Privacy Policy explains:

  1. What information we collect and why we collect it
  2. How we use that information.
  3. The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.

Your privacy matters to Addisbuy so, please do take the time to get to know our practices - and if you have any questions contact us.

1. Information we collect

We collect information in two ways:

  1. Information you give us. For example, our service requires you to sign up for a Addisbuy Account. When you do, we'll ask for your name and email address.
  2. Information we get from your use of our services. We may collect information about the service that you use and how you use them, like when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:

Log information

When you use our services or view content provided by Addisbuy, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:

  1. details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
  2. device event information such as crashes, system activity, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
  3. cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Addisbuy Account.

Cookies and anonymous identifiers

We collect and store information when you visit Addisbuy service, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device. We also use cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or Addisbuy features that may appear on other sites.

2. How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Addisbuy and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content - like giving you more relevant search results and ads. We may use the name you provide for your Addisbuy Profile across the service we offer that require Addisbuy Account. If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Addisbuy Profile information, such as your name. When you contact Addisbuy, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements. We use information collected from cookies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Transparency and choice

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.

You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us.

Information you share

Our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.

3. Accessing and updating your personal information

Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to correct it quickly - unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical. Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

Information we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Addisbuy unless one of the following circumstances apply:

  1. With your consent We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Addisbuy when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  2. With domain administrators If your Addisbuy Account is managed for you by a domain administrator then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your Addisbuy Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to:
    1. view statistics regarding your account, like statistics regarding applications you install.
    2. change your account password
    3. suspend or terminate your account access
    4. access or retain information stored as part of your account
    5. receive your account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request
    6. restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings

For external processing We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures

For legal reasons We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Addisbuy if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request
  • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations
  • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Google, our users or the public as required or permitted by law
  • We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners - like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.If Addisbuy is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

    Information security

    We work hard to protect Addisbuy and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:

  • We encrypt many of our service using SSL.
  • We offer you two step verification when you register on Addisbuy Account.
  • We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to Addisbuy employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
  • Application

    Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Addis ICT Solutions and its affiliates, including services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results, sites that may include Addisbuy services, or other sites linked from our services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.


    We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to several self regulatory frameworks. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.


    Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

    Thank you very much

    Addisbuy Team.