Effective Date 18 September, 2019
Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information: The primary information gathered is for registered users of the site. A full name and e-mail address are requested. For the owner verification process, we request driver license and vehicle title information.
Users may visit the site anonymously and without registration. Users can refuse to supply personally identifiable information, though this will prevent them from certain activities on the site.
We may also collect additional personal information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit the site, register on the site, subscribe to newsletters, fill out a form, email us, or in connection with other activities, services, or resources available on our site.
If you choose to post content to any of the interactive areas of our site (lot discussions, services wanted/offered, general discussions, etc.) the information you post can be seen, collected and used by anyone who has access to the site. We are not responsible for any third-party use of such information.
We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser. This may include your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you request.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We also collect information about your non-personal interactions with the site. Such information does not identify an individual. It may include items such as a browser name, internet provider, computer type, operating system, or similar non-personal information. We may collect, use, and disclose such information as set forth below.
Analytics Information: We may use third-party tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the site. These tools collect standard information sent by a browser as part of any web page request. This analytics information may include web pages you visit, browser add-ons, browser settings, and other information that assists us in improving the site. Third-party analytics services will not use any information they collect for any directed marketing purposes.
Cookies Information: When you visit the site, we may send one or more cookies to your computer that uniquely identify your browser. This can help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the site (pages viewed, links used, etc.) and allow us or our partners to track your usage of the site over time.
A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. A persistent cookie can be removed at any time by following your browser's instructions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can configure your web browser to refuse all cookies from any or all sites, or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the site may not function properly if cookies are disabled.
Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use our site, our servers automatically record certain log file information. This may include anonymous information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, entry / exit pages and URLs. It may also include how you interact with links on the site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear Gifs / Web Beacons Information: When you use the site, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the site.
Device Identifiers: When you access the site using a mobile device (such as a smart phone or tablet), we may access, collect, monitor, and/or remotely store one or more device identifiers, such as a unique device identifier ("UDID"). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device's operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by us. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the site. The device identifier information that we collect does not itself collect or transmit any Personally Identifiable Information to us. However, a device identifier may be used in conjunction with other information in a manner that may constitute Personally Identifiable Information. A device identifier may remain persistently on your mobile device to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. Some features of the site may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is disabled.
Location Data: When you access the site using a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor, and/or remotely store location data, which may include GPS coordinates or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. The location data that we collect does not itself contain or transmit any Personally Identifiable Information. However, location data may be used in conjunction with other information in a manner that may constitute Personally Identifiable Information.
How Is Your Information Used?
Personally Identifiable Information: Personally Identifiable Information is collected by us to provide you with access to the site. We collect your email address if you create an account. We collect your first and last name to provide you with quality customer service. We may use Personally Identifiable Information to provide you with product information, support the services offered on the site, and to notify you of technical updates, changes in policy or other customer services. We may contract with one or more third party agents to contribute to the site. These third parties may include website designers, website hosting companies and others who assist in providing the information, systems or materials available through the site. Selected parts of your Personally Identifiable Information may be shared with these third party agents. We also use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you site-related emails such as discussion alerts, private message arrival, changes/updates to features of the site, and technical and security notices. You may not opt out of site-related e-mails. We will retain your Personally Identifiable Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with services.
If a user has subscribed to receive an email newsletter or similar digests of non- discussion content, checked the box to "stay in the conversation via email" on a comment stream, or similar action, users can subsequently opt out with unsubscribe links at the bottom of each email. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, write to us at admin@AuctionTalk.com. We will retain and use your Personally Identifiable Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
How Is Your Information Shared or Disclosed?
We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us or the site; (2) protect and defend our rights or property or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our users, our site, or the public. Any Personal Identifiable Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the site will become available to the public.
At any time we or the site may be sold or divested. Personally Identifiable Information described above and other user information related to the site may be one of the items transferred in such a transaction. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions or similar transactions or proceedings.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share Non-Personally Identifiable Information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on "How Is Your Information Used." We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymous data with our third party business partners.
Your Choices About Your Information
We will use your email address to send you notifications while using our site. You may opt out of these notifications at any time by sending an email to admin@AuctionTalk.com. We will send you site-related announcements on occasions when we deem it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our site is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we may send you an email. You may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
You can manage your account and modify your preferences by updating your user information. You can also modify, amend or delete any account information you provide to the site.
Do Not Track Signals: We do not respond to Do Not Track signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of Personally Identifiable Information about an individual consumer's online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. As described in the following paragraph, you may disable cookies on your browser to prevent us or our business partners from tracking your browser's activities in relation to the site and for use in targeted online advertising
Opting Out of Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information: The only way to completely opt-out of the collection of any information through cookies or other technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser. Refer to your browser's technical information for instructions on such settings. To learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative's online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Opting Out of Online Advertising: As noted above, we may share Non-Personally- Identifiable Information with our trusted third-party business partners to deliver online advertisements to your browser or mobile device through the site, and/or to third-party websites and services.
The Security of Your Information
Safeguarding Measures: We take commercially reasonable steps to ensure information we collect through the site is stored in a secure manner. We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected. We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Notwithstanding the foregoing measures, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that information on the site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Any information you include in a posting is publicly available on the site and viewable by anyone with access to the site.
Compromise of Information: In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
All information collected on the site, including Personally Identifiable Information, may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country and the use and disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information as described in this policy.
This Site is not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 18. Any person who provides their information to us through the account login page for new customers or any other part of the site represents to us that he/she is 18 years of age or older.
Furthermore, we do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as users. The site and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at admin@AuctionTalk.com.
We may post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain Personally Identifiable Information. We will obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial.
Links to Other Sites
Third-party providers involved in the operation of the site, or featured on or linked to by the site, may also collect information about you. Their collection and use of this information is subject to their own privacy policies.
If you click on a link to a third party site, including on an advertisement, you will leave our site for that which you selected. We cannot control the activities of third parties and cannot accept responsibility for any use of your Personally Identifiable Information by such third parties. We cannot guarantee they will adhere to the same privacy practices as us. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services before providing any Personally Identifiable Information.
We take our commitment to this policy seriously. Still, nothing in this policy is intented to create or provide any right of action for violation.
California Privacy Rights Notice
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates' direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to admin@AuctionTalk.com. In your request, please specify that you want a "Your California Privacy Rights Notice". Please allow at least 30 days for a response.