Information on Privacy
The United States federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your Personal Information.
You can browse the Site without telling BiddingOwl who you are or revealing Personal Information. Once you provide Personal Information, you are no longer anonymous to BiddingOwl.
From time to time, BiddingOwl may request other Personal Information in order to provide features, functions or services, but you will always have the choice to decide whether or not to provide the requested information. If you access the restricted access portions of the Site, you may be required to provide additional Personal Information. Your User ID is not considered Personal Information and as such, please do not provide any Personal Information as part of your UserID, such as your name or an e-mail address. Your User ID may be publically displayed throughout the Site and connected with all of your activity, such that any visitors to the Site may see your bids, purchases, items for sale, sales rankings, feedback, and any associated comments.
Additionally, BiddingOwl collects and compiles information relating to your use of the Site which is not Personal Information, such as time, date, browser type, browser language, operating system, domain name of your internet service provider, and IP address (collectively, the "Non- Identifiable Information") as part of the operation of this Site or during the course of your activities on or use of this Site.
Certain information, like archive threads, may be collected by BiddingOwl as a result of the links displayed as a result of a search query on the Site. BiddingOwl uses this information to understand and improve the quality of the Site and related technology including the accuracy and efficiency of the Site.
Collecting and Using Information
By using the Site (which resides in part on servers located in the United States), you unambiguously consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of any Personal Information. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer, or use of such information, please discontinue use of the Site.
BiddingOwl uses Personal Information for the purpose for which you provided it. BiddingOwl does not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties, for their marketing purposes, without your express consent. For instance, if you registered on the Site, BiddingOwl uses your Personal Information to provide you any alerts or feeds that you requested BiddingOwl send you. If you provide Personal Information in a search query, BiddingOwl uses that Personal Information to provide you search results. If you correspond with us and include Personal Information, BiddingOwl uses the Personal Information to respond to you. BiddingOwl uses your Personal Information to provide you customer support.
Generally, the Non-Identifiable Information is used to provide better services to users and to improve the Site. In nearly all cases, the above-described data may be collected or processed by, and transferred to, BiddingOwl's facilities in the United States and in other countries where BiddingOwl does business. This may be done through the site's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or through the use of such tools as Google Analytics. This information is gathered to improve the quality of BiddingOwl's services and BiddingOwl's ability to market those products and services to specific individuals and organizations that could benefit from them.
Non-Identifiable Information and Personal Information (collectively "information") about you is disclosed and shared with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties under limited circumstances. BiddingOwl may disclose the frequency of visits to the Site by the average user. BiddingOwl may disclose information to third parties assisting us in carrying out a transaction or providing a service for you (e.g., packaging, sending and delivering purchases and information to you, clearing transactions, or performing statistical analyses of BiddingOwl's services, performing promotional services and training services), or in connection with merger and acquisition discussions.
BiddingOwl may share data, including Personal Information about you, with BiddingOwl's affiliates, partners, subsidiaries and companies or individuals who provide services on behalf of BiddingOwl throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will have agreed with BiddingOwl to follow or already have privacy practices substantively no less protective than BiddingOwl's practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law. BiddingOwl may share Personal Information between participants to a transaction on the Site, including between bidders and sellers of a particular item.
BiddingOwl will release information, including Personal Information, in connection with any valid law, regulation, or legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order). BiddingOwl may disclose Personal Information to protect or enforce the rights, property or safety of BiddingOwl, its users or other third parties including the disclosure of information with other companies and organizations relating to fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Generally, and except as indicated at the time of collection, BiddingOwl does not sell or lease any Personal Information about you to any third party. However, BiddingOwl may aggregate information (gather up data across all user accounts) in a manner that creates Non-Identifiable Information and disclose such information to advertisers and other third parties for other marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, BiddingOwl does not disclose to these entities any Personal Information. Certain information, such as your name, e-mail address, password, are not disclosed to marketers or advertisers. You may choose to opt-out from allowing BiddingOwl to provide Non-Identifiable Information to certain partners. Visit networkadvertising.org, aboutads.info, and jumptap.com to make informed decisions about your online and mobile privacy and to opt-out.
In the event that BiddingOwl is or substantially all of its assets are sold or otherwise transferred, all information BiddingOwl has about you may be included in the transferred assets.
Other Uses Of Information
On the secure portion of the Site, your login information and password are considered confidential. However, this information may be shared if it is necessary to comply with applicable laws, or to assist law enforcement officials and/or the court and judicial systems.
BiddingOwl takes children's privacy seriously and does not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from children and is committed to complying with all applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). BiddingOwl encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. The Site is not intended for or directed at children under the age of 13, and BiddingOwl does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. BiddingOwl asks children under the age of 13 not to use the Site.
BiddingOwl recognizes that changes can be made to bulletin and message boards and websites regarding website url's and message board placement. If you have changed your site url, message board software provider, or would like to update your information in any way, please log into your account and modify it there, or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.989.448.2189
The websites, advertisements, boards and messages displayed as search results or linked to by BiddingOwl are developed, published, and operated by third parties over whom BiddingOwl exercises no control. Since BiddingOwl does not control these web sites, BiddingOwl encourages you to review the privacy statement posted on these (and all) third party websites. BiddingOwl is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of websites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.
BiddingOwl permits third party advertising companies to display ads to you when you visit the Site. These companies may collect use Non-Identifiable Information about your visits to the Site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. These ads are not owned by BiddingOwl. Be advised that BiddingOwl's policies may or may not reflect or mirror such third party ad providers' policies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please contact these ad providers directly.
BiddingOwl will not retain your Personal Information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.
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