Personally Identifiable Information refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information belongs, including but not limited to name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profile, social security number, and credit card information.
Personally identifiable information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e., without identifying the individual user) or demographic information that is not linked to an identified person.
What personally identifiable information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.
Which organizations collect information?
In addition to collecting information directly, our third-party service providers (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses, and banks), which may provide services such as credit, insurance, and escrow services, may collect this information from our visitors and Authorized Customers.
We have no control over how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use the personal information they receive from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries who act solely as links in the distribution chain and do not store, retain or use the information provided to them.
How does the Site use personally identifiable information?
We use personally identifiable information to customize the Site, provide related services, and fulfill purchase and sales requests on the Site. We may send emails to visitors and Authorized Customers with information about research or buying and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use personal information to contact visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries or to provide requested information.
Who can I share information with?
Personal information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who want to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregate information about our Visitors, including demographic information about our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agents and third-party vendors. We also offer the ability to opt out of receiving information or communication from us or any agent acting on our behalf.
How is personal information stored?
Personal information collected by the Site is securely stored and is not available to third parties except for the uses noted above.
What options are available to Visitors regarding the collection, use, and distribution of the information?
How does the Site use login information?
The Site uses login information, including but not limited to IP addresses, Internet service providers, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movements and usage, and gather broad demographic information.
Which partners or service providers have access to the personal information of visitors and/or authorized customers on the Site?
The Site operates under contractual arrangements with third parties and will continue to enter into partnerships and other relationships with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain personally identifiable information on a need-to-know basis in order to evaluate Authorized Customers for compliance.
How does the Site keep personal information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policies and practices. Personally identifiable information about our visitors and Authorized Customers is available only to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password to access the information. We regularly audit our security systems and processes. Confidential information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols used to protect information sent over the Internet.
Although we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain the security of the Site, electronic communications and databases are subject to error, tampering, and hacking, and we cannot guarantee that such events will not occur, and we have no liability to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in personal information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update personally identifiable information or correct any inaccuracies by sending us an email at [email protected]
Can a Visitor delete or disable Personal Information collected on the Site?
We provide a mechanism for visitors and authorized customers to delete/deactivate personally identifiable information from the Site’s database by emailing [email protected] However, because of backups and deletion records, it may not be possible to delete a Visitor’s record without retaining some residual information.
For example, we use third-party credit card processing services and will share your credit card information with such service providers to facilitate payment. We, our service providers and partners use your personal information to operate our sites and to provide our services. Sometimes law enforcement or judicial authorities may require us to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate government agencies.
We will disclose Personal Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with law enforcement authorities. We cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement authorities any activity that we believe in good faith to be illegal.
We may also provide non-personally identifiable information about our customers’ traffic patterns and related site information to third-party advertisers, but these statistics do not include personally identifiable information.
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