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This Privacy Policy describes how BidPointe.com (i.e., "BidPointe", "BidPointe.com", "us", "our" or "we") and its Affiliated Websites handle your personal information for our services on BidPointe and its Affiliated Websites.  By accessing BidPointe.com or its Affiliated Websites, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and applied to all users of BidPointe.com and its Affiliated Websites.  

We automatically log generic information about your computer's connection to the Internet. This data consists of things such as IP address, operating system and type of browser software being used and the activities conducted by the user while on our site. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet (such as our web servers), know where to send data back to the user (such as the pages of the site the user wishes to view). We collect session data because it helps us analyze such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the site, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the site, how long visitors to the site are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. It is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. We may also use some session data (such as the pages you visited on our site), to send you email messages focused on properties that you may be interested in, unless you had previously opted out of receiving such messages.

Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. We may collect and store some or all of the following personal information: email address; contact information; shipping and billing information; financial information; transactional information based on your activities on the site (such as bidding, buying and selling); correspondence through our site; computer and connection information; statistics on page views; traffic to and from the site; ad data; IP address and standard web log information; additional information we ask you to submit to authenticate yourself or if we believe you are violating site policies; information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data; and other supplemental information from third parties.

We don't provide your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising.

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to provide the services and customer support you request; resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising; tell you about our services and those of our corporate family, targeted marketing, and service updates; and compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.

We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights or property. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

We may also share your personal information with:

  • BidPointe.com and its Affiliated Entities;
  • Service providers under contract who help with our business operations;
  • Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service); and
  • Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.

Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

Your user name and/or identification are displayed on the BidPointe.com and its Affiliated Websites and are connected to your entire BidPointecom. site and Affiliate activity. If you access our site from a shared computer or a computer in an internet cafe, certain information about you may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you. BidPointe.com and its Affiliated Websites enable you to share personal and financial information to complete transactions. Therefore we cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information.

We may use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies. We use cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services.

Your password is the key to your account and should not be disclosed to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify BidPointe.com or one of its Affiliated Websites and change your password.

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing on to BidPointe.com or its Affiliated Websites. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from the site as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

After you register with BidPointe.com or its Affiliated Websites, we may on occasion send you promotional materials (including by email or postal mail to the addresses you submit to us). If you do not want to receive these promotional materials from us or any of our third party associates, you may opt-out by clicking on the appropriate checkbox during the registration process. If you did not initially opt-out of receiving the promotional materials, you may due so at a later date.

Your information is stored on our servers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and utilize numerous tools to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they have collected from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we cannot promise that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are bidders, buyers or sellers on our site or other sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. BidPointe.com and its Affiliated Websites do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. We will notify you of any such amendments in accordance with your notification preferences. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the site unless we state such terms take effect at an earlier date.

BidPointe.com uses the ClickTale web analytics service. ClickTale may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as any text you type in this website. ClickTale does not capture or collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily enter in this website. ClickTale does not track your browsing habits across web sites which do not use ClickTale services. For more information see Privacy Policy for Information Collected by the ClickTale Web Analytics Service. We are using the information collected by ClickTale service to understand usability of our pages as perceived by our users. You can choose to disable the Service at http://www.clicktale.net/disable.html

 




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