- Our values
Trust is the foundation of the GoSME platform and includes trusting us to do the right thing with your information. Two main values guide us as we develop our products and services. These values should help you better understand how we think about your information and privacy.
- Your information belongs to you
We carefully analyze what types of information we need to provide our services, and we try to limit the information we collect to only what we really need. Where possible, we delete or anonymize this information when we no longer need it. When building and improving our products, our engineers work closely with our privacy and security teams to build with privacy in mind. In all of this work our guiding principle is that your information belongs to you, and we aim to only use your information to your benefit.
- We share only what you post
We only share the information that that you provided in the account opening and the what you post. We will not share your financial information or information that you provided for in app purchases.
- Why we process your information
We generally process your information when we need to do so to help you post, match and rate with others in the app, processing in app purchases and or where we or someone we work with needs to use your personal information for a reason related to their business (for example, to provide you with a service). European law calls these reasons “legitimate interests.” These “legitimate interests” include:
- preventing risk and fraud
- answering questions or providing other types of support
- helping members post, match and rate through our app
- providing and improving our products and services
- providing reporting and analytics
- testing out features or additional services
- assisting with marketing, advertising, or other communications
We only process personal information for these “legitimate interests” after considering the potential risks to your privacy – for example, by providing clear transparency into our privacy practices, offering you control over your personal information where appropriate, limiting the information we keep, limiting what we do with your information, who we send your information to, how long we keep your information, or the technical measures we use to protect your information.
One of the ways in which we are able to help members is by using techniques like “machine learning” (European law refers to this as “automated decision-making”) to help us improve our services. When we use machine learning, we either: (1) still have a human being involved in the process (and so are not fully automated); or (2) use machine learning in ways that don’t have significant privacy implications (for example, reordering how apps might appear when you visit the app store).
- Your rights over your information
We believe you should be able to access and control your personal information no matter where you live. Depending on how you use GoSME, you may have the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, port to another service provider, restrict, or object to certain uses of your personal information (for example, direct marketing). We will not charge you more or provide you with a different level of service if you exercise any of these rights.
Please note that if you send us a request relating to your personal information, we have to make sure that it is you before we can respond. In order to do so, we may ask to see documentation verifying your identity, which we will discard after verification.
If you would like to designate an authorized agent to exercise your rights for you, please email us from the email address we have on file for you. If you email us from a different email address, we cannot determine if the request is coming from you and will not be able to accommodate your request. In your email, please include the name and email address of your authorized agent.
If you are not happy with our response to a request, you can contact us to resolve the issue. You also have the right to contact your local data protection or privacy authority at any time.
Finally, because there is no common understanding about what a “Do Not Track” signal is supposed to mean, we don’t respond to those signals in any particular way.
- Where we send your information
We are a Singaporea based company, but we work with and process data about individuals across the world. To operate our business, we may send your personal information outside of your state, province, or country, including to the United States. This data may be subject to the laws of the countries where we send it. When we send your information across borders, we take steps to protect your information, and we try to only send your information to countries that have strong data protection laws.
- Transfers outside of Europe and Switzerland
If you are in Europe or Switzerland, your personal information is controlled by Vanilla Resource Pte. Ltd.. Your information is then sent to other GoSME locations and to service providers who may be located in other regions, including the United States. When we send your personal information outside of Europe, we do so in accordance with European law.
If you are in Europe or Switzerland, when we send your personal information to Singapore it is protected under Singapore law, which the European Commission has found will adequately protect your information. If we then send this personal information outside of Singapore (for example, when we send this information to our subprocessors), this information is protected by contractual commitments that are comparable to those provided in standard clauses.
Finally, while we do what we can to protect your information, we may at times be legally required to disclose your personal information (for example, if we receive a valid court order).
- How we protect your information
Our teams work tirelessly to protect your information, and to ensure the security and integrity of our platform. However, we all know that no method of transmission over the Internet, and method of electronic storage, can be 100% secure. This means we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.
- How we use “cookies” and other tracking technologies
How you can reach us
If you would like to ask about, make a request relating to, or complain about how we process your personal information, you can contact us at :
Vanilla Resource Pte Ltd
UEN No : 201423529Z
62 Ubi Rd 1, #06-25, Singapore
Contact : +65 8308 7997 (whatsapp only)
Email : email@example.com