Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At VirtualBarter we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We donít ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We canít stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.
  • We donít share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We donít store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • On our blog and forum, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control whatís visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us at:

It is VirtualBarter's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Like most website operators, VirtualBarter collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. VirtualBarter's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how VirtualBarter visitors use its website. From time to time, VirtualBarter may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

VirtualBarter also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. TradeJa does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Certain visitors to VirtualBarterís websites choose to interact with VirtualBarter in ways that require VirtualBarter to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that VirtualBarter gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with VirtualBarter Ė by purchasing an online barter service, for example Ė are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, VirtualBarter collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitorís interaction with VirtualBarter. VirtualBarter does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in online trading and certain website-related activities.

VirtualBarter may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, VirtualBarter may monitor the most popular blogs on the VirtualBarter site. VirtualBarter may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, VirtualBarter does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

VirtualBarter discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on VirtualBarterís behalf or to provide services available at VirtualBarterís websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using VirtualBarter's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. VirtualBarter will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above,

VirtualBarter discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when VirtualBarter believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of VirtualBarter, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a VirtualBarter website and have supplied your email address, VirtualBarter may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with whatís going on with VirtualBarter and our business services and products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. VirtualBarter takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitorís computer, and that the visitorís browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. VirtualBarter uses cookies to help VirtualBarter identify and track visitors, their usage of VirtualBarter website, and their website access preferences. VirtualBarter visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using VirtualBarterís websites, with the drawback that certain features of VirtualBarterís websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, VirtualBarter may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in VirtualBarterís sole discretion. VirtualBarter encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.