PRIVACY POLICY

BidOnTheBlock.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy to our customers and users of this website. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which BidOnTheBlock.com uses, maintains and discloses information collected from its customers and users of its website.

BidOnTheBlock.com is committed to developing long-lasting relationships based on trust. In furtherance of this goal, BidOnTheBlock.com will do everything in its power to ensure that your right to privacy is maintained and protected. This website is not directed at children under 13 years of age.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement.

Information We Collect

BidOnTheBlock.com may request or collect personal information from online users in a variety of ways, including online forms, and other instances where users are invited to volunteer such information.

The data we collect is information that identifies you personally, such as:

Your name
E-mail address
Postal address
Telephone and telefax numbers
Credit card information

Other Billing Information

BidOnTheBlock.com may also collect information about how users access the website using a tracking ID unique to each user through the use of cookies.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once you close your browser or log out, the cookie terminates and is erased. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your computer’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Your browser’s help file contains information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by BidOnTheBlock.com to track user preferences while the user is visiting the website. They also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by BidOnTheBlock.com to store whether, for example, you want your password remembered or not, and other information. Cookies used on the BidOnTheBlock.com website do not contain personally identifiable information.

Log Files:
Like most standard websites, we use log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of the information stored in our log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.

How we use this information:
BidOnTheBlock.com may use the personally identifiable information collected to contact customers regarding products and services offered by BidOnTheBlock.com and, to the extent the user has agreed to it, by its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. We may also use this information for research purposes regarding the effectiveness of our website services, marketing, advertising and sales efforts. BidOnTheBlock.com will not in any way share this information with a third party either for free or by selling it, unless you specifically authorize such disclosures.

Disclosure of Information:
BidOnTheBlock.com may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users to investors and potential partners. In such cases, only statistical information will be disclosed and personally identifiable data will be kept strictly confidential. In case BidOnTheBlock.com is sold, the information collected from users may be transferred to the new owners.

BidOnTheBlock.com may from time to time engage third parties, including its own subsidiaries and affiliated companies, to preserve, analyze or otherwise store or manipulate data received by BidOnTheBlock.com from its customers. In all such cases, third party service providers will be required to treat all such data with the same degree of care as BidOnTheBlock.com and they will be prohibited from disclosing such data to any other person or party, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Policy.

Use of End-User Data:
End-User Data is the consumer data we collect on your behalf, when your users access our services. This end-user data is owned by you. We never share, sell, or disclose any end-user data, unless disclosed here. We retain end-user data in the course of providing our services, and this data is maintained while you are our customer. All credit card numbers retained by BidOnTheBlock.com on your behalf are encrypted. Personally identifiable end-user information is used to process payment transactions on your behalf, communicate status of payments and related transactions and provide additional services on your behalf.

Special Offers and Updates:
Our customers and users will occasionally receive newsletters or e-mails with information on products, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, BidOnTheBlock.com gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications.

Service Announcements:
On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement, if, for instance, our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Legal Disclaimer:
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary and required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, subpoena or other legal process served on BidOnTheBlock.com

The BidOnTheBlock.com website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that BidOnTheBlock.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The BidOnTheBlock.com Privacy Policy as described herein applies solely to information collected by BidOnTheBlock.com

Maintenance of Information:
The information provided to BidOnTheBlock.com is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by BidOnTheBlock.com.
BidOnTheBlock.comemploys industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur; we make every effort to prevent such occurrences. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers collected for commercial transactions, is encrypted prior to transmission by you to BidOnTheBlock.com.

Your Responsibility:
You are responsible for the security of your usernames and passwords. Make sure you keep them in a safe place and do not share them with others. Should you lose control of your password please contact your BidOnTheBlock.com representative immediately. Always remember to log out after your session ends to ensure that others cannot access your private personal information. You should take this precaution even if you are not using a public computer, such as at a library or internet café, but even when using your private computer in your home.