Our Commitment to You
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we have provided this statement of policy.
It explains our information collection practices and the choices you can make about the way your information
is collected and used.
In our online registration forms and during our telephone registration process, we require you to provide us with information about you. This includes your full name, full street address, phone number, and your e-mail address. As part of the registration process, we assign you a personal User ID and password. We consider this ID and password to be your personal information, and treat it as such.
If you place an order for any merchandise that we sell or request a service for which we charge a fee, we may ask that you provide us with your billing address, shipping address, and credit card information. The credit card information that we may ask you to give us will include the name of the credit card that you would like us to use, the credit card number, and the card's expiration date. In those circumstances where we request credit card information, we may use the information that you provide us to verify your name, address and other personal information in addition to charging your account for the merchandise or services that you buy.
In the course of using our web sites, we may automatically track certain information about you. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address. Note that many other web sites also collect this information automatically.
Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our web sites. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case declining cookies may prevent our system from tracking items placed in your shopping cart. Declining cookies may also prevent you from using many of the features that our web sites offer. If you choose to buy or sell on our web sites, we collect information about your buying and selling behavior.
If you choose to post messages on our classifieds or other message areas of our web sites, we may collect such information about you as you choose to disclose.
If you send us personal correspondence such as e-mails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on our sites, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
We may also use the information that we collect, including personally identifiable information, to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your specific interests. This information may include auction catalogs, notices of auctions which have products that we believe that you will want to know about, promotions, or information about changes in our policies or procedures. If you do not wish to receive this information and request us not to send it to you, we will honor your request and remove your name from our lists.
From time to time, we use your e-mail address or other contact information to communicate with you regarding administrative matters or to provide you with information that we believe that you will want. If you choose to conduct business with us, we will use your address and other applicable personal information to process your orders, remit to you sales proceeds, and otherwise service your needs.
We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on our web sites, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our sales terms and other published policies.
At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes. In particular, on rare occasions, we may evaluate your personal information to look for users using multiple User IDs or aliases, or to enforce our policies.
From time to time we are provided information about someone else (for example, when a buyer asks us to deliver an item to a friend or other third party). When this occurs, we use the information provided only to complete the applicable order, and do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the particular order.
We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are not shared with outside parties or added to our mailing lists. We may, however, use such addresses to update our registered user profiles and e-mail address lists.