Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY:  

The privacy policy governs your use of our website located at www.beyeronlineauction.com.  The website is owned, operated and/or controlled by Beyer Online Auction, LLC (Beyer Online Auction).  This privacy policy will also govern the use of the collection, use and disclosure of information submitted by employees, bidders, sellers and sellers.  This privacy policy is effective upon the acceptance of completed registration for new registering users and all other users. We may make amendments to this privacy policy and will post all amendments on the website.  Upon this occasion there may be a pop-up alert notifying you of any amendments. These amendments take effect 30 days after they are posted. We recommend that you re-visit the Website frequently to check for amendments to this policy.

 

We collect and store Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on our servers if you opt to register on our website.  Information used to register would include your name, address and phone number. We also request your PII information elsewhere throughout our website including  but not limited to our login page, bidding page, account updated page and subscription page. Unless you provide us with your PII, it is not collected or stored.  We collect valid credit card information should you choose to register on our site. Your credit card information will be stored remotely in storage systems owned and operated by Authorize.net.  When you provide us with your PII, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information per this policy. You can review or change the PII by logging into the website and accessing My Account link found on our home page or by contacting us using the Contact Us link on the website located on our home page. We may ask you to review your PII to confirm it is accurate.  To combat “phishing” (a fraudulent tactic employed by criminals to acquire PII) we will request that you make the changes to update your information on our website. We automatically collect certain non-PII related information related to your interaction on our website such as your IP address. Your IP address is stored when you register on our site and every time you place a bid.  We use cookies for your convenience to allow you to remain logged into our website. We will not collect or store any other cookie information that is stored on your computer. We do not allow third parties to place cookies on your computer.

 

If you choose to provide us with your PII, it is primarily used for internal business purposes.  Your credit card information will be collected to guarantee that you will be able to pay for any items that you place the winning bid.  Your telephone number will be used if we need to contact you concerning any bids that you have placed. Your address and/or your email address may be used, at your request, to communicate information about future upcoming auctions.   Your telephone/cellphone number and/or your email address may be used, at your request, to send you automatic bidding notifications. Your IP address is used internally for liability purposes to keep track of each bid’s origin. Cookie information is used purely for your convenience to allow you to remain logged into our website.

 

We do not and will not trade, sell or rent your PII to third parties.  We reserve the right to transfer your PII to appropriate third parties in the event that we sell all or part of our business, make a sale or transfer all or substantially all of our assets, or in the even that we become involved in a merger.  In the event that we disclose your information in the course of any sich sale, transfer or merger, your information will remain subject to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy and any amendments made thereafter. Also, if we do disclose your PII in the course of a sale, transfer or merger please be advised that we will continue to store your PII until such time as you request that it be deleted.  We will not otherwise make your information available to third parties, except when necessary to assist our service providers and vendors in completing authorized undertakings and/or where necessary to provide confirmation of purchases to person or entities who require such information to ensure successful fulfillment of any purchases made through our website. We do however reserve the right to disclose user PII without the user’s permission in order to protect our legal rights to comply with the law or legal process to protect the integrity of our site and/or to protect the safety and security of website users and visitors.  Internally your information will only be available to employees who have the proper security clearance.

We use a variety of methods to protect your information both during transmission and after receipt from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.  Any PII that you transmit to us is protected during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL technology enables encryption of sensitive information during online transmissions.  Any PII that you transmit to us with the exemption of credit card information, is then stored on our database servers. Our database servers are both firewall and password protected. In addition, while stored on our servers, your user password will be encrypted with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).  Our database servers are stored with an off-site agent in secure facilities and can only be accessed by authorized representative(s) of our off-site agent. Our off-site agent takes numerous physical security measures to protect our database servers from unauthorized access including but not limited to: electronic surveillance, dedicated network operations center support, security keys to access the server area, locks on doors used to access server equipment.  While we strive to provide a secure data transfer and storage environment, there are always potential security risks when doing business over the Internet. Consequently we do not represent or guarantee that information that is transmitted to us will remain secure against unauthorized access or use. You can assist us with our efforts by preventing unauthorized access to your user password and to your computer. You should always make sure that you log off when finished using a shared computer and you should always take precautions to protect your user password.  If your user password becomes compromised for any reason you should immediately change your password and notify use.  

 

Our website is designed for adult use only.  We will not intentionally collect a minor or child’s PII.  If you believe that we may have done so, please notify us and we will address the issue.

 

We do not control the privacy policies of third parties. If you disclose your information to third parties whether bidders, buyers or sellers in the course of our website, you may be subject to different rules with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of your information.

 

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy and/or our privacy practices that are not answered in this policy, please contact us using the information found by clicking the “Contact Us” link on our home page.