Privacy Policy

Effective date: 01.01.2020

This Privacy & Cookies Policy (hereinafter referred to as – Policy) describes how Makers Ethos (a company registered in Australia, operating under the ABN number 21 443 143 769 ), hereinafter referred to as “Makers Ethos” will collect, store, access, use, process or disclose Your information and data. It applies and covers all the Website and Platform makersethos.com, (hereinafter referred to as – Website and Platform) and all of Makers Ethos, Website, and Platform applications and services.

If you do not wish to give consent for the actions, conditions, provisions and terms set in this Policy You should stop using the Website and Platform immediately.

For the Purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998*, the data controller is Makers Ethos (a company registered in Australia, operating under the ABN number 21 443 143 769 ).

* The Data Protection Act 1998 (Act No. 119 of 1988) is passed by Administered by: Attorney-General by the Australian Government designed to protect personal data stored on computers or in an organised paper filing system. Found within the Federal Register of Legislation.

Makers Ethos will only collect, keep, use and share your information either for genuine business purposes that Makers Ethos has explained clearly to You and that You haven’t objected to, or where Makers Ethos has legally required to do so – and as soon as those purposes have been fully achieved, Makers Ethos will delete Your information;

Makers Ethos will always be ready to explain and inform You about the reasons and purposes of collecting and using of Your information;

Makers Ethos will protect Your information it as if it was its own information, using appropriate security safeguards;

Makers Ethos will never use Your information for other purposes than is defined by law and this Policy.

INFORMATION Makers Ethos COLLECTS

In order to carry out our services of the Website and Platform to You and improve Your user experience Makers Ethos mostly automatically and in some cases manually collects the following information:

Personal Information: such as IP address, name, email, company address, billing address and information, company description, phone number, address and location.

Browser information: such as location, browser and operating system versions.

Payment information: such as credit card or debit card details, financial account information and billing information.

Identity Verification: Date of birth, age, taxpayer identification, company registration number and similar information in order to verify Your identity and comply with government regulations or institutional requests. In some cases (set forth in Terms and Conditions), Makers Ethosmay also request photocopies of identity documents or a billing statement or copy of a utility bill if Makers Ethos requires additional proof of confirmation of Your identity.

Non-Identifying information: Postal codes, usage time and visit session durations, visited pages, demographic information or any aggregated information made available through Your browser when visiting the Website and/or using the Platform, and its services.

Please note that the use of the Website and Platform is indented for users aged 18 years or older. In the case where unknowingly collected Information of persons under the legal age of 18 years, Makers Ethos will take reasonable measures to delete such information. If You are a parent or a guardian of a person under the legal age of 18 years, please contact Makers Ethosat connect@makersethos.com for a request of removing such data.

Makers Ethos collects Your information in various ways. Makers Ethos may also get information from other sources and may combine it with information Makers Ethos collected about You.

1. Information You submit to Makers Ethos.

By visiting and Using the Website and its Services, for example, by registering Your User Account, filling in the User profile data, using Makers Ethos payment system, communication with us, You give Makers Ethos Your personal, payment and identity information, for example, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, bank account, payment method, date of birth, identification number, personal preferences etc.

All this information requires a direct action from You in order for Makers Ethos to receive it.

2. Information that Makers Ethos collects automatically.

Makers Ethos automatically receives certain types of Your information whenever You use Platform and its services. This certain information gets created and recorded automatically by the IT systems necessary to operate the Website, Platform and their applications and its services.

That way Makers Ethos collect information about Your device, Your IP address, Your computer, the date and time of Your access the Platform, the type of browser You use, Your online activities.

Makers Ethos uses “cookies” (a small piece of data sent from a Website and stored on the Your computer by Your browser while You are browsing. Cookies is a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information or to record the user’s browsing activity and to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user, You previously entered into form fields) to make it easier for You to use the Platform. These cookies may be “session” cookies (that last until You exit the Platform) or “persistent” cookies (that last until You or Your browser deletes them).

Some of the cookies Makers Ethos uses are directly associated with Your User Account.

Other Users, advertisers and advertising networks that serve ads on the Website may also use their own mechanisms, like cookies. These third-party cookies are governed by the privacy policies of the entities placing the ads and are not subject to this Policy.

By using the Platform and Website, You agree to Makers Ethos using the cookies. To delete any cookies that are already on Your computer, the “help” section in Your internet browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Please note that by deleting or disabling cookies, You may not be able to take advantage of certain functions of the Website and Platform.

3. Information that You give Your permission to obtain from other of Your accounts

Depending on Your settings or the privacy policies for other online services, You may give Makers Ethos permission to obtain information from this online services (for example if You sign to the Platform via Facebook or other social media channel, or via Your mobile) You may at Your discretion, give Makers Ethos permission to access Your information in that social media channel or in other services. The information Makers Ethos obtain from those services does depend on Your settings for that service or their privacy policies, and You should always regularly check what those are.

USE OF INFORMATION

Makers Ethos uses Your information for a variety of purposes, including providing You with Platform services. The purposes of use of Your information are as follows:

Process Your orders, proposals, offers, requests, payments and other services, You obtain by using the Platform,

Protect Makers Ethos’s and other Users and third-party rights and property.

Respond to legal process and requests of governmental, law enforcement body or court or other authorised institution or organisation.

Develop or inform You of new products and services.

Anonymise or aggregate Your information for various purposes like market analysis and reporting.

Customize or personalize Your experience with Platform services.

Customize or personalize advertising and communications to bring You information about products and services that may interest You.

Monitor, evaluate or improve Platform services, systems, or networks.

INFORMATION Makers Ethos SHARES

Makers Ethos may share Your information to:

Makers Ethos payment system provider – Makers Ethos may share Your personal, identity, payment information to Makers Ethos payment System provider, to provide You with valid and wholesome system to make and receive payments for other User services and products You obtain via Platform;

Governmental, law enforcement body, court or other authorized institution or organization and banks – Makers Ethos may share Your personal, identity, payment and other information to Governmental, law enforcement body, court or other authorised institution or organisation and banks in case of grounded and legal requests;

Platform Users – the information You provide in Your User Profile about Your activities, services and products, and definitely not Your sensitive data, is available to other Users, for the purpose for You to communicate to other Users and to make orders, offers, proposals and conclude agreements about provision of services and products (User to User Agreements).

Other Third Parties with Your consent- Makers Ethos may share information with other third parties only with Your consent. Use of the information You agree to share will be subject to those third parties’ separate privacy policies.

Makers Ethos may also share information that is anonymised or in an aggregated form that does not directly identify You to other service providers and third parties who perform services on behalf of Makers Ethos.

Business Transfers. Personal information about You may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of Makers Ethos Assets or transition of Platform to another provider. In the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, information may also be transferred as a business asset.

Protection of Makers Ethos and Others. Makers Ethos may access, monitor, use or disclose Your personal, identity, payment and other information or communications to do things like:

comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process;

protect the rights or property of Makers Ethos, Makers Ethos and its representatives, including, but not limited to Makers Ethos’ directors, members of the board, actioners, officers, employees, agents, authorized persons and subcontractors, other Users, third-parties, and others, including to enforce Makers Ethos’s agreements, policies and terms and conditions.

respond to emergencies;

initiate, render, bill, and collect for services; or

facilitate or verify the appropriate calculation of taxes, fees, or other obligations due to a local, state, or federal government requirement; or determine eligibility for government benefits.

PROTECTING YOUR SECURITY

As soon as Makers Ethos receive Your information, Makers Ethos use various security features and procedures, taking into account industry standards, to try to protect the information that You provide and to prevent unauthorised access to that information. Makers Ethos will do all the best to protect Your information and data, still You, as User, have to keep Your User Account, User Profile data and all the information and data You issue, send, post, publish share etc on/or via the Platform and Website and/or with other Users and/or with third parties, safe by using a strong password and by complying with obligations set forth in the Terms and Conditions. As User communication via Platform is not encrypted, Makers Ethos also would recommend not communicating any confidential information through Platforms communication tools.

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES

You can request a copy of the personal, identity, payment and other data Makers Ethos hold on our systems about You. You may ask Makers Ethos to disclose to You the personal, identity, payment and other information Makers Ethos has about You in written form. Makers Ethos will require You to provide Makers Ethos with the proof of identity and supporting documents for Makers Ethos to clearly identify You. Makers Ethos can prepare and provide this information to You within 90 days.

Where Your requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character Makers Ethos may charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested or refuse to act on the request.

Makers Ethos will delete/erase Your information within 30 days of Your User Account closure, except as noted below.

Also, You may ask Makers Ethosto delete/erase Your data and information Makers Ethos has about You, or change/rectify the inaccurate or incomplete information and data. The erasure or deletion of Your data and information by Your request may cause the closure of Your User Account.

Makers Ethos may keep some of Your information, to the extent of and if it is reasonably necessary to comply with Makers Ethos legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse.

CONTACTS

If You have any questions about, or complaints that concern this Policy, please contact Makers Ethos at  connect@makersethos.com

CHANGES, UPDATES AND AMENDMENTS

By using the Website and Platform, You also agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth.

The last changes are displayed at the beginning of the Policy as “Effective Date” and Makers Ethos retains the right to change or update this Policy, when required and as Makers Ethos sees fit. Makers Ethos is not required to inform You of any changes in the Policy personally or separately but may do so electronically using the email address You provided during sign up in cases as seen fit.

Makers Ethos may occasionally update or change this Policy. When and if any changes to the Policy will be posted, they will be posted on this page and the date of these changes will be as per “Effective Date” at the top of this document. Should Makers Ethos feel these changes require Makers Ethosto inform You separately, Makers Ethos will notify You by email using the account email information You provided during Your sign-up process.

If You continue the use of the Platform and the Website You subject Yourself to the current Policy and confirm Your consent to the conditions set forth in this document.