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 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.