Privacy Notice Table Of Contents:
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point on our website where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the GovernmentAuctions.org® website. On some pages, you can order services, make requests, register for membership, and join our affiliate program.
The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages are:
We use the information you provide about yourself when registering for membership or for our affiliate program to help us complete that membership or affiliate program registration and to offer you the services you registered for or that you otherwise request or have contracted for.
GovernmentAuctions.org® will not sell or rent any your personally identifiable information to any third parties and will not share any of your personally identifiable information with third parties except in the limited circumstances described below, or with your express permission.
As is true of most Web sites, we automatically receive certain information and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Specifically, we use third-party log analytics software called Urchin that uses log files to track this non-personally identifiable information about visitors. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.
We also use longer-lasting cookies, which are not linked to any personally identifiable information, to gauge our online advertising and promotion efforts and to prevent users from registering for more than the maximum allowable number of special offers or trials, as we may make available from time to time. Additionally, we use longer-lasting cookies to process our Affiliate Program such that if you use an affiliate referral link to sign up with us (either for membership or for our affiliate program), your account is recorded as having been referred by that affiliate. For your protection, your account information is never shared with any affiliates. Finally, from time to time, we may also use longer-lasting cookies to enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
You can remove cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as our member pages, will be limited.
Like many websites, GovernmentAuctions.org® may also use pixel tags, also known as use clear gifs, web beacons, or spotlight tags to help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content, advertising, and promotions are effective. We may also implement pixel tags provided by other companies, for the same purpose. Pixel tags are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users across specific pages. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, pixel tags are embedded on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by pixel tags to our customers' personally identifiable information.
Third-Party Advertising Companies
Like other sites, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect data when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this web site, other Web sites and other forms of media, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can click here.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We will not sell or rent any your personally identifiable information to any third parties and we will not share any of your personally identifiable information with third parties except in the limited circumstances described below, or with your express permission.
2. We disclose information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.
3. We may disclose information to your agent or legal representative such as a holder of a power of attorney that you granted, or a guardian appointed for you.
5. When you register for membership on our website, it is necessary for us to share some of your information with our payment processors (which may be Paypal or Clickbank) for the purpose of accepting registration fees and/or associating your chosen or given login information with your account with us. If and when you enter information on PayPal's or Clickbank's site, the collection and use of the information that you share with them will be subject to their respective privacy policies.
6. We may share information necessary to conduct their duties or functions with our employees or with those who are otherwise contracted to conduct customer service, technical support, affiliate support or other functions on our behalf. These service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with us or are otherwise limited by law or by contract from using the information for secondary purposes beyond those limited ones for which the information is shared.
7. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers, other parties, and for public relations purposes. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of individuals from Alabama and Z number of individuals from Florida filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
8. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect data when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this web site, other Web sites and other forms of media, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
9. If you do not complete your registration/transaction, We may allow third party software use of your name and email to inquire why you did not complete your registration/transaction.
Communications from us
We have the ability to retain any data that you provide on this website, even if you do not complete your registration/transaction . Such contact details and data may be used to contact you to inquire why you did not complete your registration/transaction.
We communicate with members and affiliates on a regular basis via email to provide requested services and support. When you register for membership on our website or for our affiliate program, we may send you updates or other important information regarding your account. For example, we may send you confirmation email and registration expiration and renewal updates. We may also send your information related to changes to our policies, products or services. Generally, you cannot not-opt out of these service communications. But they will be informational in nature rather than promotional.
If you join us as an affiliate (but not as a member), so long as you participate in our affiliate program, we may also use the information you provide about yourself or about your organization to communicate with you via email, mail, telephone or fax to reply to your inquiries, to provide you with requested products and services, to set up your affiliate account, and to contact you regarding new products, services, and promotions. Affiliates may not opt out of these communications.
We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described in this statement without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. If you join us a member, we may use your email to send you other types of communications that you can control, such as newsletters, and communications that advise you of new and/or related products, services, and offers. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive these emails, simply follow the unsubscribe/opt-out options at the bottom of the email to opt-out of any future non-service emails.
Please contact us at mypreferencesgovernmentauctions.org should you have any problems changing your email preferences.
ReferralsIf you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Cyweb Holdings Inc stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at at support governmentauctions.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
The security of your personal information is important to us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. When you register and pay for membership or to be an affiliate with us, we protect any information you enter using Verisign's secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. Furthermore, we physically restrict access to your personally identifiable information to employees and service providers on a need-to-know basis.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
If you have a membership account with us, you can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information or if you no longer desire our service, you may ask to have it removed/delete it by sending us an email request at support governmentauctions.org. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections
If you have an affiliate program account with us, you may change your information by logging into your affiliate account, and clicking on "Change Your Information."
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at privacygovernmentauctions.org, or write to us at:
70 Middle Neck Rd., Suite 5
Great Neck, NY 11021