GavelSnipe Privacy Policy

GavelSnipe.com created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. As this policy may change from time to time, please check back periodically. We will post an appropriate notice of material changes to the Privacy Policy on our site. Privacy Policy changes will apply to the information collected from the date we post the revised Privacy Policy to the site, as well as to existing information held by us.

By accepting the following terms, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the GavelSnipe Terms & Conditions Agreement. This Privacy Policy is effective upon registration for new users, and is otherwise effective on September 1, 2006 for all users.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect personal information in order to provide you with a safe, customized, and efficient experience. This allows us to offer specialized features and services that may accommodate your unique circumstances. We only collect the information necessary for achieving this purpose.

Registration:

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During the registration process, we ask you to provide us with general information so we can identify you. This information includes your first name, last name, email address, auction usernames and auction passwords. Your auction usernames and auction passwords are required so that we can place bids on your behalf.

When a user enters an auction item into our system, we store all details related to that item. This information is used to perform the service you have requested. After the auction ends the information is retained for future review unless you specifically remove the item.

We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behaviors in order to better understand our customers. This information may include the URL that you last visited, the URL you go to subsequently, your computer browser information, and your IP address.

Cookies:

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie in our site is for the purpose of maintaining the session of an individual user. Some business partners may have used cookies, however, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Links:

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that GavelSnipe is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

INFORMATION USAGE

We use personal information in order to provide and enhance the services offered on our site. GavelSnipe.com does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.
We give you the ability to receive information via email about our Products and Services, updates to our site, and promotions that are targeted to your specific interests. If you do not opt-out of receiving these communications about our site, we will send them to you.

From time to time, we might contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address, is not transferred to the third party.

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.

At any time, you may change the communications you wish to receive or not, by updating your profile. In addition, in our emails and other communications, we will include instructions on how to unsubscribe and inform us of preferences if you decide you do not want to receive any future marketing or promotional emails from us.
When placing a bid on an auction item you have entered into our system, we send the auction site the item number, max bid, auction site username and auction site password. When available, we send this information using SSL encryption. No other information is transferred or disclosed. GavelSnipe may use the realized auction data to reflect recent prices.

For your convenience, our site provides links to other sites. When you click on one of these links, you are leaving our site and entering another site. We are not responsible for such third party sites. You should carefully review the privacy statements of any other sites you visit, because those privacy statements will apply to your visit to such other sites.

GavelSnipe.com will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GavelSnipe.com or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GavelSnipe.com, and that of our Site/Services; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GavelSnipe.com, its web sites, or the public.

INFORMATION SECURITY

GavelSnipe.com employs physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information and to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information. If you choose to contact GavelSnipe.com through the site, you should be aware that any information transmitted electronically via the World Wide Web might not be secure. GavelSnipe.com assumes no liability for the loss of any information that you transmit to us via the World Wide Web. In communicating with you, we may send email as unencrypted plain text because we are aware that most Members, Guests, or Subscribers cannot readily process encrypted email. This is done for your convenience, but with the security concern that, if misrouted or intercepted, it could be read more easily than encrypted email.

ACCESS, MODIFY OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We endeavor to ensure that Personal Information is as accurate, complete, and current as necessary for the purposes for which we use that information. We encourage you to visit your profile page, within the member section, to review your Personal Information.

You can access your Personal Information on your profile page, update it, correct it, or modify it as necessary. For example, you can change at any time your name, email address, or your preferences for receiving or not receiving emails.
If you request that we cancel your account, you will not be able to use any of the services available to members on our site unless you re-register.

PRIVACY DISPUTES

If you have questions or concerns regarding GavelSnipe.com privacy practices, you should contact our Privacy Officer using the contact information in the following section, “Contact Information”.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns about GavelSnipe.com privacy practices, or (a) access to personal information, (b) the collection, use, management, or disclosure of personal information, (c) this policy or our information handling practices, or if you need further assistance with respect to our Privacy Policy, you may contact our Privacy Officer as indicated below. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.

  • E-mail Address: Support
  • Mailing Address: GavelSnipe, P.O. Box 35411, Dallas, TX 75235