Privacy Policy

Buckets and Books Privacy Policy

Please take a few minutes and review our privacy policy. If you have any questions, please contact us. If you do not accept this revised policy, Buckets and Books may not be able to provide you with our services. Accordingly, you may close your account.

This privacy policy describes how the Buckets and Books website, tools, applications, and services (“Buckets and Books”) handle your personal information. Buckets and Books collects, uses, and shares personal information to help Buckets and Books work and to keep Buckets and Books safe (details below).

Binding Corporate Rules. In addition to the privacy practices set out in this Privacy Policy, Buckets and Books, has established a set of Corporate Rules (also referred to as Binding Corporate Rules), and approved by a number of European Union privacy regulators. These Corporate Rules are a commitment by Buckets and Books, to adequately protect your personal information regardless of where the data resides, and depending upon your location, may provide additional privacy rights through your privacy regulator or a court. If you would like additional information regarding the Corporate Rules contact us via the contact details below.


Information posted on Buckets and Books is obviously publicly available. Our servers are located in South Africa, European Union, and elsewhere in the world where Buckets and Books has facilities. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to Buckets and Books’s collection, use, disclosure of your personal information and to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers in South Africa, the Europe Union and elsewhere in the world where Buckets and Books has facilities. Buckets and Books 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 Buckets and Books 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.


Buckets and Books 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 Buckets and Books collects the information.


Buckets and Books doesn’t sell or rent users’ personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users explicit consent. Buckets and Books 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. Buckets and Books 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 Buckets and Books can also be published on a broader array of venues or information vehicles.

Registration and sharing through third-party services.

Buckets and Books may offer single sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to sign into Buckets and Books, With your permission, Buckets and Books may also transfer profile information contained in your third-party profile. Buckets and Books 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 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. Buckets and Books may automatically scan and manually filter email messages sent via our communication tools for malicious activity or prohibited content, but Buckets and Books does not permanently store such messages. If you use our tools to send content to a friend, Buckets and Books 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 “Buckets and Books” or by contacting customer support to review any personal information Buckets and Books stores that is not available on Buckets and Books. There may be a charge associated with such requests but these will not exceed the amounts permitted by law. Buckets and Books deletes personal information when Buckets and Books no longer need it for the purposes we described earlier. Buckets and Books retains personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back. If you have further questions, you can write to the Data Controller or you may contact customer support.

Transfer of Personal Data to Other Companies.

We may share your information with members of the Buckets and Books corporate family, to provide joint content and services (like registration, transactions and customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications only if you’ve requested their services.


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


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

Buckets and Books offers certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.

Buckets and Books 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.

Buckets and Books 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 Buckets and Books and its affiliates. This information allows them to help us customise our content and advertising. Buckets and Books does not allow these companies to collect any personal information about you using these cookies. For more information about why we use cookies, see Cookies, Web Beacons, and Your Privacy.


Buckets and Books 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 Buckets and Books or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, Buckets and Books may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. Send questions about this policy to customer support.