Our Commitment To Privacy
Use of Our Site by Children
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Site unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Site in conjunction with and under the supervision of parents or guardians.
Information We Collect
If you choose to use our services, we may require that you provide contact and identity information, billing information, shipping information, as well as other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate fields that are required and those that are optional. You are not required to provide information if you choose not to use a particular service or feature. Please be advised that we may use your financial information, including credit card information, to verify the accuracy of your name, address, and other personal information, as well as to bill you for use of our services.
Certain information is automatically tracked based on your activity on the Site. We use this information for internal research on user demographics, interests, and behavior so as to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you previously visited (whether this URL is on the Site or not), the subsequent URL you visited (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
We may collect browser and Internet-related information through access to our Site, via cookies, and/or web beacons. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence regarding your activities or postings on the Site, we may accumulate such information into a file specific to you.
Our Use of Your Information
We use your personal information to facilitate the services you personally request. Your contact information and bidding history will be passed onto the Auction Companies during the auction sign-up process for them to make a decision whether you are able to bid in their auction. We also use your personal file information and activity information to: resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; 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; enforce applicable agreements; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Providing us with your personal information indicates that you agree to our use of any personal information 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. In turn, we are able to improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, providing you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
While we use your information to provide you with access to our site and services, we also use your information to contact you regarding our services, offerings, or information you may have requested. We use your information to improve and personalize our Site so as to make it easier, safer, and quicker to use.
EmeraldXchange.com will store your information in the United States. In order to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure appropriate use of information, we use industry-leading technical and administrative practices and procedures that safeguard and secure your information.
Date of posting April 28th 2014
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