Information We Collect
We collect personal and non-personal information when you provide it to us in the course of using our Site. When you register for an account through our Site, the personal information that we may collect includes your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and birthdate. The non-personal information that we may collect includes your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address. The non-personal information is not used by us to personally identify you and is not readily usable for that purpose.
In addition, we collect certain information submitted during transactions on the Site based on your activities and other information you provide in connection with using the Site. We may also collect certain personal information that you provide through message board discussions, chats, correspondence or any information that you communicate to us on the Site.
We may use analytic and reporting technologies to record non-personal information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, click patterns, and the dates and times that the Site and our Services are accessed by you. We may in contract with a third party to help us manage, monitor and optimize our Site and measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and use of the Site. We may use web beacons and cookies (described below) for this purpose.
Our Use of Information for Internal Purpose
We use your personal information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our Site and the Services we offer, and to provide customer support.
We use the non-personal information we collect to track the use of the Site and to assist us in providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our Site and the Services.
Our Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
We will disclose your personal information to protect or enforce our legal rights and policies, to protect or enforce the legal rights of a third party, or as we in good faith believe we are required to do so by law (such as to comply with a subpoena or court order, for example).
We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the Site and the Services we provide and such third parties may have access to your personal information in order to perform their services. We may contract with third party contractors to help us manage, monitor and optimize our Site and the Services we offer. We may also use third party contractors to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and communications. We will enter into confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with all third parties that have access to your personal information which will prohibit them from using or disclosing your personal information except for the purpose of providing services to us. We intend to take commercially reasonable steps to enforce such non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements if and when we become aware of any violations.
We require that all persons that access our non-public areas register and provide their name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and birthdate.
If and when you bid on an item, we may disclose your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, birthdate and bid information with the seller to facilitate the transaction.
Our Disclosure of Non-Personal Information to Third Parties
We may disclose non-personal information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information.
A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Site or receiving the e-mail.
Cookies and web beacons used by us will not be linked to your personal information.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
We consider protecting the security of your personal information as very important. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we do not guarantee absolute security. We are not responsible for the unauthorized acts of others and we assume no liability for any disclosure of information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access (such as through hacking) or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.
Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information
You may obtain a copy of and request that we correct errors in your personal information by emailing us at [email protected] If you desire to obtain a copy of your personal information, you will be required to provide proof of your identity. If your personal information changes or if you no longer want to subscribe to or use the Site, you may correct, update or deactivate your personal information and your account through the account management screen. If you wish to deactivate or terminate your account you may also contact our support team.
Opting-Out From Receiving Communications From AuctionArmory.com
You may opt-out from having your personal information used for certain purposes. If you no longer wish to receive any promotional or other communications from us, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each email communication or by emailing us at [email protected] We also offer you an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications through the account management screen. If you need assistance you may contact us at [email protected]