Privacy Policy

 

This is Auction Bonanza’s privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") and is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any information you submit to us through Auction Bonanza. This includes your "Personal Information," which is information about you that is personally identifiable i.e. your name, e-mail address and other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing, as well as "Anonymous Information," which is information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information and does not permit the identification of individual persons.

User Consent

By accessing and/or using Auction Bonanza, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. You expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information and Anonymous Information according to this Privacy Policy.

Your Personal Information may be processed and stored in other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. Your Personal Information will not be used or disclosed for purposes for which you have not given consent or which are not permitted under applicable law.

Regarding Children

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use Auction Bonanza and we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 18 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information permanently from our databases. By using Auction Bonanza, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old.

Collection of Information and Personal Information that You Provide

In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through Auction Bonanza. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on Auction Bonanza. For example, our registration and login process requires you to sign with your Facebook account. When you personalize your profile and use the features of Auction Bonanza, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of Auction Bonanza, such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of Auction Bonanza, such as photos, reviews, ratings and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends who use Auction Bonanza, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through Auction Bonanza in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections. When you sign up for Auction Bonanza or engage in other activities that we make available on Auction Bonanza, we will collect the information designated along with such activity, which may include your contact information such as your address and phone number. We will also collect transactional information based on your activity on Auction Bonanza, such as bidding, buying, selling, billing, and any other information you provide to purchase or ship an item. If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and other related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the Auction Bonanza community.

Auction Bonanza may require you to submit additional personal information to authenticate yourself if we believe you are violating Auction Bonanza policies, such as identification or a utility bill to verify your address. If you do not wish to share such information with us, you will be unable to complete any further transactions on Auction Bonanza.

E-mail and E-mail Addresses

If you send an e-mail to us through Auction Bonanza, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use this e-mail address to contact you, for things such as notifications of limited edition shop sales and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.

Information Collected Via Technology

As you use Auction Bonanza, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our or our service providers’ server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, type of device, operating system, and the address of the referring website. We may also place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, flash Cookies, Silverlight Cookies, or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications ("Cookies"). We use these devices to: recognize you as a customer; customize Auction Bonanza Services, content, and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness; help ensure that your account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud; and to promote trust and safety across our site. We use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and viewed. In order to use our Services offered through Auction Bonanza, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of Auction Bonanza may not work properly, and you may not be able to receive our Services. This type of information is collected to make Auction Bonanza and solutions more useful to you and to tailor the experience with Auction Bonanza to meet your special interests and needs

We engage in remarketing to market our sites across the web. When a user visits our site, a cookie is placed on the user’s computer. Users with this cookie may be targeted across advertising networks to receive relevant advertisements.

An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access Auction Bonanza to assist with ad targeting.

We may also enable advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing advertisements on Auction Bonanza. These advertisers and ad servers may use Cookies and/or "Web Beacons" (which are usually small, transparent graphic images) in order to monitor information related to served advertisements. Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third-party and the advertiser. This Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.

Use and Disclosure of Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes the Personal Information that we collect with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.

In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to Auction Bonanza; to improve Auction Bonanza; to respond to your emails and other feedback; to provide customer service; to send you alerts, updates, administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Services; to monitor and analyze usage and trends; to resolve disputes; to better tailor the features, performance, and support of Auction Bonanza; collect fees; to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers at your request; and for any other purpose for which the information was identified at the time of collection. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network with which you have connected to Auction Bonanza, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.

We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and features of Auction Bonanza and to help us communicate with you. Examples of such services include sending email, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments (including credit card payments), and providing customer service. We require our third-party service providers to agree not to use such information except as necessary to provide the relevant services to us.

Additionally, we may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that would otherwise make the Anonymous Information personally identifiable to you. Generally, we aggregate this information and use it in statistical analysis to help us analyze patterns in the use of Auction Bonanza. This Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of any Anonymous Information in any way, and we reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties in our discretion.

We may share some or all of your Personal Information with Auction Bonanza affiliated companies that are under a common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy.

In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of ours or that acquirer’s assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

By using Auction Bonanza and providing us with your Personal Information, you understand and agree that we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Auction Bonanza Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Auction Bonanza, its users and the public. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.

The Ability of Others to View Your Information

It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use Auction Bonanza, certain information you post or provide through Auction Bonanza, such as your name, profile, comments, collections and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of Auction Bonanza, including without limitation, social media applications and other public forums in which you choose to participate. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through Auction Bonanza, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the Auction Bonanza community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of Auction Bonanza that are available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others through social media networks or otherwise.

Third Party Sites and Advertising

Auction Bonanza may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through Auction Bonanza and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third parties from Auction Bonanza, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.

Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity email us.

Despite your indicated email marketing preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding Auction Bonanza, including, for example, administrative and transactional confirmations, and notices of updates to our Privacy Policy.

You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Information, please contact us. We may charge a reasonable fee for this service. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information which you think is inaccurate. You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page.

Feedback

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You agree that any such comments and any email we receive becomes our property. We may use feedback for marketing purposes or to add to or modify our services without paying any royalties or other compensation to you.

Security

We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Contact and Revisions

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision at our discretion, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Information, we will post an alert on this page and send an email to registered users. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using Auction Bonanza. Continued use of Auction Bonanza following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.