Some privacy policy changes come into effect today

Written by The Trade Me Team in General at 9:00am, Wed 3 May 2017

Last month, we gave you a heads up about some privacy policy changes, that are coming into effect today.

Trade Me Jobs Profiles

In December last year we announced a change we’d made to our privacy policy to enable us to begin work on Trade Me Jobs Profiles. Job Profiles will enable job hunters to display relevant skills and experience to recruiters and prospective employers. We’ll create your Job Profile by using your saved CVs, contact details and jobs you’ve viewed or saved, or applied for through Trade Me. Job Profiles will initially be available to a small group of job hunters, and will be progressively be rolled out over the coming months.

Once your Job Profile is available to you, you’ll have control over what information you share, through adjustable display settings. Profiles can be hidden, restricted, or public. We won’t share any information with third parties without your explicit permission, and you can remove your CVs from Trade Me at any time, via CVs and documents in My Trade Me.

Promotion of your listings

We’ve updated the listing content section of our privacy policy, to provide you with clarity around how we use your listing content to promote your listings. We’ll continue to promote listings to a wide audience through relevant and targeted advertising, both on and off Trade Me, for example through retargeted on-site ads, display advertising, in electronic direct mail and on social media.

Google remarketing

We’ve also clarified a small change Google has made that facilitates remarketing of ads. If you’re a Google customer who’s allowed Google to associate your web and app browsing history with your Google account, and to use information from your Google account to personalise ads, that information may be used to assist with remarketing to you (rather than just cookies).

If you have any questions about these changes, don’t hesitate to get in touch.