Effective Date: November 7th, 2016
1. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN.
Any website “directed at children under 13” must undertake certain compliance steps pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and “COPPA Rule.” This Site is directed at adults, not children. Please contact us immediately if you have knowledge of a child under 13 using the Site.
2. INTENDED AUDIENCE.
The Site contains information focused on legal concepts and laws of the United States. Individuals and companies in the United States are our target market. Given this, we adhere to state and federal privacy laws in the United States.
3. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED.
A. Information Collection: In order for you to access the Site, we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data such as your name, physical address, and e-mail address; (2) Personalized Data such items you add to a wish list, messages you send to others, communications you post to areas of the Site viewable by others such as forum remarks and reviews; and (3) Financial Data such as your PayPal account ID or credit card number which are secured by our payment processor partners. We also collect and retain any information you provide us when you contact us, update or add information to your profile, or participate in dispute resolution efforts.
B. Seller-Buyer Communications: Sellers and Buyers can send and receive messages within the Site. We maintain a record of such communications. Understand that the party you are communicating with may communicate said information to others such as PayPal in payment disputes, and we will cooperate in such disclosures. You further consent to us sharing said information with other parties such as our legal team, the press, and arbitrators as part of a dispute process.
C. Modification, Termination, or Removal Process: Contact us if you would like to terminate your account. Visit your profile or listings to remove substantive content. Contact us to request the removal of content in reviews or our forum area; requests which we will consider on a case-by-case basis and decide whether to remove in our sole discretion.
E. Do Not Track Signals: Certain states require that we disclose whether we acknowledge “do not track” signals issued by browsers or privacy software. Yes, we do.
F. Third Party Cumulative Tracking: Whether you realize it or not, a new trend on the Internet is for companies to track you across multiple sites in an effort to build behavioral profiles for marketing purposes. We use certain software from companies of this type as part of the Site and want to make sure you understand as much. For example, we use Google products known to track users across the web. You can visit this link http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/#completed to view companies tracking you and opt-out from such tracking, including tracking by Google.
G. Minor Eraser Right: This Site is restricted to users 18 or older. Nonetheless, you may contact us if you are a minor to request the removal of content you’ve posted to the Site. Please note the removal of the content from this Site does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content from appearing elsewhere on the Internet.
4. COOKIES AND TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTED.
A. Cookies. Cookies are bits of code used to track you online. We use first-party cookies to facilitate your login to the Site and analyze how you use the Site so that we might improve user experiences in general. We also all third party identification through the site by companies such as PayPal as part of the process of securing payments. You can elect to erase cookies from your browser by accessing the cookies section in your settings.
B. Traffic Data. We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes and for helping us improve your experience when using the Site.
5. USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
A. Our Use Of Information: We use Contact Data to send you information about our company, activities on the Site, and administrative purposes such as notices of updates to this Policy. We use your Financial Data to bill you as part of transactions, communicate with payment processors, and users of the Site. We use your Personal Information, in general, to:
- Provide you with access to the Site;
- Keep track of your purchase and/or sale activities;
- Communicate with users and payment processors during disputes;
- Keep track of messages you exchange with us and others;
- Provide you with a history of your actions on the Site;
- Communicate with you on administrative items of interest; and
- Prevent, detect, and investigate legal issues with the Site.
C. Sharing Seller and Buyer Information: When communicating as a seller or buyer as part of a potential or actual transaction, we will provide the buyer and seller with Personal Information necessary to carry out the transaction including, but not limited to, names, email addresses, shipping addresses, and any other information required for the specific situation. Your Personal Information may also be made available to the other party in a transaction as part of any dispute resolution or failed transaction.
D. Payment and Order Disputes: We use third-party payment processors for financial transactions on the Site. We may disclose your Personal Information to payment processors as well as your payment source [bank, credit card company] to prevent, detect, reverse, and investigate possible fraudulent or illegal transactions as well as security breaches and to investigate or notify you of same. We also may share your Personal Information with payment processors or your payment source to help you resolve transaction disputes and facilitate orders.
E. User Choice For Collection, Use, and Sharing Of Personal Information: You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use portions of the Site; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us, you may select the appropriate “opt-out” option when you receive a communication from us. You may not opt-out of administrative communications.
F. Sale of Information: Should we decide to sell all or part of the Site or our business at some point in the future, your personal information will be included as an asset in the transfer.
G. DMCA Claim Privacy: You may post content on this Site. Should we receive a claim of copyright infringement regarding any of the content you post, we will comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as noted in our DMCA Policy. As part of that process, we may choose or be ordered by a court to disclose any and all personal information we have for you. We intend to comply with such legal requests.
6. SECURITY INFORMATION
A. Site Security: The Site has reasonable security measures in place including Secure Sockets Layer security technology to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third-party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration. Although we strive to protect your information, it is important to understand there is no such thing as total security for an online website given government and individual hacking efforts.
C. Lost or Stolen Information: You must promptly notify us if your payment information, username, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that payment information, username, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.
7. AREAS BEYOND OUR CONTROL
A. Public Information: We also make comment areas available to you in certain areas of the Site. Please understand that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
B. Third Party Websites: The Site contains links to other websites. We have no control over the terms and privacy policies of said sites. Please make sure to view the policies of those sites before proceeding.
8. CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Us: If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, contact us by using the “Contact” feature on the Site.