Privacy Policy

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We realise that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of our Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).

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Visitor Information refers to any information that identifies can identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles.

This information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

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Visitor Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

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We may collect information on your basic user profile information–we do this from all of our Visitors. Additional information collected includes Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, and the nature and size of the business of any opportunity.

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In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

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We utilise any Visitor Information in order to customize our Site and make appropriate service. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Visitor Information to contact Visitors and Authorised Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

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Visitor Information as collected by our company is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of our company except for use as indicated above.

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Visitors and Authorised Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at support@theusefulauction.com.

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In order to comply with a subpoena, request from law enforcement agency or court order, we will disclose Visitor Information. We will disclose Visitor Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Authorized Customers and Visitors.

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Login information may be used for the following – including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyse trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

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Our company has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Visitor Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorised Customers for service eligibility.

Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information.

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Our security policy and practise is familiar to all of our employees. Visitor Information is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers are protected by PCI Compliant partners. We do not store your card numbers.

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Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Visitor Information or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at support@theusefulauction.com.

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While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins. We cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

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Any changes to our privacy policy will be communicated to our Visitors and Authorized Customers by the posting of such changes on the site. If the changes to our privacy policy may cause disclosure of Visitor Information where a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not to be disclosed, then we will be in contact to that Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

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Visitors and Authorized Customers are provided with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Visitors Information from the Site’s database by contacting us. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Visitor Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Visitor Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.