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Last updated 3/18/2012.
This policy describes the information collection, use, and dissemination practices of ebest-penny-auctions.com, (“ebest-penny-auctions.com”) and applies to ebest-penny-auctions.com’s collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by ebest-penny-auctions.com on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the “Websites”), and (b) on various Third Party websites. ebest-penny-auctions.com is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of Third Party websites or applications.
1. Collection of Information
1.1 Survey Information. ebest-penny-auctions.com collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes the survey or registration page either online or offline. (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, ebest-penny-auctions.com may ask an individual to provide various information, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, “Survey Information”). Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to ebest-penny-auctions.com .
“Subscription” occurs when an end-user registers for ebest-penny-auctions.com’s services, via registration at our website. ebest-penny-auctions.com collects personally identifiable information about our subscribers, based on: information gathered at the time of registration, subscriber interaction and response to subsequent electronic mailings and website use. Information collected may include, but is not necessarily limited to: name, email address, postal address, gender, birth date, telephone number, activity, interests, user behavior and other demographic information. This information enables us to better tailor our content to subscribers’ needs and to help our clients to promote and sell their products and services.
1.3 Requests for Assistance or Service. Other occasions when ebest-penny-auctions.com obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual requests assistance through ebest-penny-auctions.com’s customer service department, and (2) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a ebest-penny-auctions.com’s service or newsletter (together, “Other Information”).
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology. ebest-penny-auctions.com currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, ebest-penny-auctions.com may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
(a) Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows ebest-penny-auctions.com to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in ebest-penny-auctions.com’s database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) Web Beacons. A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an <img src=”x”> programming function — see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows ebest-penny-auctions.com to track certain websites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, ebest-penny-auctions.com might place, with the consent of a Third Party website, a web beacon on the Third Party’s website where cosmetics are sold. When Jane, an individual listed in ebest-penny-auctions.com’s database, visits the cosmetic website, ebest-penny-auctions.com receives notice by means of the web beacon that Jane visited the cosmetics site, and ebest-penny-auctions.com would then update Jane’s profile with the information that Jane is interested in cosmetics. ebest-penny-auctions.com may thereafter present offers of cosmetic related products and services to Jane. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, ebest-penny-auctions.com also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in ebest-penny-auctions.com’s database.
(c) New TechnologyThe use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is ebest-penny-auctions.com’s use of new and evolving technology. As a result, ebest-penny-auctions.com strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
(d) Usage Tracking and Log Files. ebest-penny-auctions.com tracks information related to the electronic mailings and web pages viewed by users and subscribers, as well as the hyperlinks clicked by subscribers, while viewing our emails or visiting our websites. Log files are used to track and monitor subscriber usage.
(e) Optional Registration. ebest-penny-auctions.com may offer free voluntary registration to potential subscribers. During such registration, the subscriber is required to supply an email address and other personal information. This information is required if the subscriber wants to participate in ebest-penny-auctions.com services.
(f) Feedback and Inquiries. You have the ability to contact ebest-penny-auctions.com to provide us with their feedback. ebest-penny-auctions.com uses this information to respond to you and analyze customer service issues.
(g) IP Address. We collect your IP (Internet Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer this Site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address is also used to help identify you during a particular session and to gather broad demographic data.
(h) Clear GIFs. We use a common technology known as a “Clear GIF” or “1-by-1 Pixel” on the Site and in e-mail communications with users. A Clear GIF or “graphic interface format” is a small graphic (in fact, truly a 1×1 pixel) that we (or our partners) place on a page of the Site. We may also occasionally place GIFs in e-mail messages that we send to users. GIFs, which do not contain any PII, provide us with important information about how users use the Site and respond to e-mail messages. With this information, we are better able to track the performance of certain promotions and understand the effectiveness of particular creative e-mail presentations. We may also allow our advertisers and promotional partners the ability to use GIFs on the Site solely to track users who link from their respective sites to this Site, but this ability to track such activity does not allow these entities access to user PII.
1.5 Outside Information. ebest-penny-auctions.com may receive information about individuals from Third Parties or from other sources of information outside of ebest-penny-auctions.com including information located in public databases (“Outside Information”).
1.6 No Information Collected from Children. ebest-penny-auctions.com will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If ebest-penny-auctions.com obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, ebest-penny-auctions.com has no such information to use or to disclose to Third Parties. ebest-penny-auctions.com is designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
2. Use of Individual Information.
2.1 General Use. The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how ebest-penny-auctions.com currently uses Individual Information, but ebest-penny-auctions.com may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, ebest-penny-auctions.com may update this policy from time to time. ebest-penny-auctions.com may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
2.2 Email and Unsubscribe Policy. ebest-penny-auctions.com uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. ebest-penny-auctions.com may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all ebest-penny-auctions.com’s email lists, a person must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ebest-penny-auctions.com unsubscribe process impacts only the future delivery of electronic mailings disseminated by ebest-penny-auctions.com on its own behalf.
2.3 Content of Email Messages. In certain commercial email messages sent by ebest-penny-auctions.com, an Advertiser’s name will appear in the “From:” line but hitting the “Reply” button will cause a reply email to be sent to ebest-penny-auctions.com. The “Subject:” line of ebest-penny-auctions.com email messages will usually contain a line provided from the Advertiser to ebest-penny-auctions.com.
2.4 Solicited Email. ebest-penny-auctions.com only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from ebest-penny-auctions.com. As such, ebest-penny-auctions.com does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to ebest-penny-auctions.com’s email messages.
2.5 Telemarketing. ebest-penny-auctions.com uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones. By registering and using this Site, You acknowledge that the processing of your individual information may involve the transfer of such PII from within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries outside the EEA whose data protection regulation may not be as stringent as that within the European Union. We may use individual information to provide the services you’ve requested, including services that display customized content and advertising.
2.6 Wireless Addresses. If the e-mail address you provide to ebest-penny-auctions.com is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from ebest-penny-auctions.com or its business associates (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages.
You acknowledge and agree that the SMS Service is provided via wireless systems which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of the SMS Service will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the SMS Service. We may also access the content of your account and wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.
You may remove your information from ebest-penny-auctions.com’s database. If you remove your information from ebest-penny-auctions.com’s database it will no longer be used by ebest-penny-auctions.com for secondary purposes, disclosed to third parties, or used by ebest-penny-auctions.com to send promotional correspondence to you. You may remove your information by sending your request in writing via email to email@example.com or by sending “STOP”, “END”, “QUIT” to the SMS text message you have received.
2.8 Use of Technology Information. ebest-penny-auctions.com uses Technology Information (1) to track a person’s online browsing habits on the Internet, (2) to determine which areas of ebest-penny-auctions.com’s websites are most frequently visited. This information helps ebest-penny-auctions.com to better understand the online habits of individuals so that ebest-penny-auctions.com can target advertising and promotions to them.
2.10 Profiles of Individuals. ebest-penny-auctions.com uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.11 Storage of Individual Information. ebest-penny-auctions.com stores the Individual Information in a database on its’ computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under ebest-penny-auctions.com’s control. Not withstanding such measures, ebest-penny-auctions.com cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
3. Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Marketing and Order Fulfillment. ebest-penny-auctions.com will transfer Individual Information to Third Parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such Third Party while using ebest-penny-auctions.com’s websites or when responding to offers provided by ebest-penny-auctions.com. ebest-penny-auctions.com may also use a Third Party to provide you with information regarding ebest-penny-auctions.com, its services and products or to provide you with Third party services and information which you have requested.
3.2 Legal Process. ebest-penny-auctions.com may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.3 Access. Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. ebest-penny-auctions.com may also grant advertising clients and email services providers’ access to an individual’s email address to verify the origin of the Individual Information collected.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons. Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. ebest-penny-auctions.com does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and ebest-penny-auctions.com has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
4.2 Links. The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of Third Parties. ebest-penny-auctions.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by Third Parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. ebest-penny-auctions.com does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such Third Party websites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
5. Unsubscribe Procedures. If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from ebest-penny-auctions.com, you have several options:
(a) Unsubscribe from one email list. To unsubscribe from a particular list, either (1) send an email to email@example.com or (2) follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent.
(b) Unsubscribe from all of ebest-penny-auctions.com’s email lists. We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by ebest-penny-auctions.com. To globally unsubscribe from all of ebest-penny-auctions.com’s lists, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS PRIVACY RIGHTS Companies that collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) from California residents and disclose such information to Third Parties (including affiliated entities) for marketing purposes must, in response to a request by a consumer, either (1) provide a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided, or (2) provide a mechanism by which a consumer may opt-out of having their information shared with Third Parties. We have elected the second option and you may request that your PII not be shared with Third Parties by sending your request, including your full name, email address and postal address to: email@example.com, or by mail to California Privacy Information c/o ebest-penny-auctions.com. In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Third Party Marketing In addition to the information collected by us and registration information submitted by you, we may employ both first-party and third-party cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing activity-based information about you, and it is designed to facilitate the receipt of targeted and relevant advertisements. The cookie is not associated with your personally identifiable information. To opt out of our third party cookie-based marketing program, click here: http://rt.displaymarketplace.com/optout.html
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at email@example.com.
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