normal operation of our services, we collect from you and what may happen to
that information. Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a
detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about
our practices so that you can make informed decisions. All of our subsidiaries
and joint ventures operate under similar privacy practices as described in this
provide a consistent set of privacy practices.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal
information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized
experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely
meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and
easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider
necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
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 behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of the Site to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our services. We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie". Cookies can also help us provide information that is targeted to your interests. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the Site.
If you establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, we collect some additional information, such as a billing address, a credit card number and a credit card expiration date and tracking information from checks or money orders.
We use your personal information to facilitate
the services you request. We use your personal information in the file we
maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past
activities on the Site to: resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help
promote safe trading; collect fees owed; measure consumer interest in our
products and services, inform you about online and offline offers, products,
services, and updates; customize your experience; detect and protect us against
error, fraud and other criminal activity; At times, we may look across multiple
users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may
examine your personal information to identify users using multiple User IDs or
aliases. We may compare and review your personal information for errors,
omissions and for accuracy.
If you choose to list an item for sale on the Site or open a credit account, or otherwise provide us with your financial information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.
You agree that we may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any
of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes
without your explicit consent. However, the following describes some of the
ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal scope of
business to provide our services. Legal Requests. as well as other third
parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other
rights, to help protect you from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a
verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a
criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize
us to) disclose your name, city, telephone number, email address. We will not
otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other
government officials 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
You are responsible for all actions taken with
your User ID and password, including fees charged to your account. Therefore we
do not recommend that you disclose your password to any third parties. If you
choose to share your User ID and password or your personal information with
third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your account and
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 change your password.
Your information is stored on our servers. We use
procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information
against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect
your privacy, including encryption, "firewalls" and Secure Socket
Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and
unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect
such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.
However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.