Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how the Thebe.co.bw website & subdomains, tools, applications, and services (“Thebe”) handle your personal information. Thebe collects, uses, and shares personal information to help Thebe work and to keep Thebe safe (details below).This policy is effective January 01, 2014.

Collection. Information posted on Thebe is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in the European Union. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to Thebe’s collection, use, disclosure of your personal information and to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. Thebe collects and stores the following personal information:

  • email address, phone numbers, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information;
  • computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from Thebe and ad data (all through cookies - you can take steps to disable the cookies on your browser although this is likely to affect your ability to use the site);
  • other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.

Use. Thebe uses users’ personal information to:

  • provide our services
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • encourage safe trading and enforce our policies;
  • customize, measure, and improve user experience and our services, content, and advertising
  • deliver targeted marketing, service updates and promotional offers to you according to your preferences;
  • do other things for users as described when Thebe collects the information.

Disclosure. Thebe doesn’t sell or rent users’ personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users explicit consent. Thebe may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other’s rights, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety. Thebe may also share personal information with:

  • corporate affiliates who help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint services. (Our corporate affiliates will market only to users who ask them to).
  • service providers who help with our business operations.
  • third-party websites and publishers so ads (or the content of the ads) published on Thebe can also be published on a broader array of venues or information vehicles.

Registration and sharing through third-party services. Thebe may offer single sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to sign into Thebe, With your permission, Thebe may also transfer profile information contained in your third-party profile. Thebe may also, for your use, enable you to import information about who you are connected, as well as enable you to share information with those third-party sites (other than listings), at your discretion. If you wish to discontinue you such sharing, you will be able to do so through your preference page.

Communications and email tools. You agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not to receive such communications. If you don’t wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference by following directions provided with the communication. You may not use our site or communication tools to harvest addresses, send spam or otherwise breach our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy. Thebe may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content, but Thebe does not permanently store such messages. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, Thebe doesn’t permanently store your friends’ addresses or use or disclose them for marketing purposes. To report spam from other users, please contact customer support.

Access, Modification, and Deletion. You can see, modify or erase most of your personal information by reviewing and modifying your posting or account status page, by signing on to “My Account” or by contacting customer support to review any personal information Thebe stores that is not available on Thebe. There may be a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. Thebe deletes personal information when Thebe no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. Thebe retains personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back.

Security. Thebe uses lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing’s perfect, so Thebe makes no guarantees.

Cookies. Thebe or our service providers may use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. A few important things you should know about cookies are that:

  • Thebe offers certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.
  • Thebe uses cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status.
  • You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services. For more information on your choices about accepting cookies, consult your browser help function.

Thebe sometimes work with service providers who may place cookies on your computer to serve and measure the effectiveness of ads on our or our advertising partners behalf and collect anonymous information about how you use websites owned by Thebe and its affiliates. This information allows them to help us customize our content and advertising. Thebe does not allow these companies to collect any personal information about you using these cookies.

General. Thebe may update this policy at any time, with updates taking effect when you next use the site or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. If Thebe or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, Thebe may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply.