Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website ("Website"). The Website belongs to Bidding4Charity ("Bidding4Charity," "we," or "us"). The Website is made available for our customers and others who may visit or use the Website ("user" or "you"). Your privacy and the security of your personal information are very important to us. This Privacy Policy provides important information regarding how we collect information on the Website, how we treat such information, and the choices you have concerning the use and disclosure of such information. Please read this Privacy Policy very carefully.

By visiting the Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to this Privacy Policy, then please do not visit the Website. This Privacy Policy applies to you from the first time you first visit this Website and may be amended by us from time to time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on the Website so that you will always be aware of the current version of the Privacy Policy. If you use this site regularly, you should refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

  1. What Information We Collect

    1. We may collect both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.
    1. Personally identifiable information includes things like your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, credit card information, gender, birth date, and other information of a personal nature.
    1. Non-personally identifiable information includes all other types of information about you that cannot be used to identify or contact you. For example, this type of information may include your IP address, browser type, domain name, and other anonymous statistical data regarding your use of the Website.
  1. How We Collect Information

    1. We may collect personally identifiable information when you subscribe to newsletters or mailing lists, order or purchase products, participate in surveys, enter into promotions, contests or sweepstakes, post messages to the Website, download materials, or participate in other activities we make available on the Website.
    1. We collect non-personally identifiable information passively through the use of "cookies" and other web tools. When you visit the Website, we may send one or more cookies?a small text file?to your computer. Cookies are used to collect information regarding your browser and IP address, the pages you visit on the Website, and other information regarding your use of the Website. We may use cookies to automatically record certain information whenever you use the Website. You don?t have to accept cookies to use the Website, but you may not be able to use certain parts of the Website if you do not accept cookies. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you may refer to the "Help" section of your browser?s toolbar to learn how to change your browser to reject cookies.
  1. How We Use Information

    1. We may use personally identifiable information to provide you with the features and functionality of the Website. We may use such information to enhance your interactive experience on the Website. For example, we may use such information to customize content on the Website, process your orders and purchases of products, improve our products and services, contact you, conduct research, and provide promotional activities.
    1. We may use personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing trends and user preferences.
    1. We may use non-personally identifiable information to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website, provide personalized content and information, monitor the effectiveness of our promotional efforts, collect statistical data such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, and other information, and track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, contests, and sweepstakes. We may use information to provide you with information on on-line auctions being conducted by businesses and organizations that utilize the on-line auction services offered by Bidding4Charity.
  1. When We Disclose Information

    1. We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information to the businesses and organizations that utilize services offered by Bidding4Charity for the purposes of conducting on-line auctions. When you use the Website to access an on-line auction being conducted by one of these businesses or organizations, Bidding4Charity provides your information to the on-line auction site created by that business or organization for the purpose of enabling you to visit the on-line auction site, review items, donate to the business or organization, bid on items, receive invoices and pay for items purchased. Those on-line auction sites in turn provide information to Bidding4Charity for the purpose of enabling us to communicate with you regarding the status and details of the on-line auctions that you visit, including addition of items, auction updates, timing notices, out-bid notices, win/loss notices and invoices. These businesses and organizations may also utilize the information we provide to them, and that they collect from you during your visit to their on-line auction sites, for their own purposes. By utilizing the Website and visiting an on-line auction site, you are consenting to our provision of that information and the use of information by those businesses and organizations whose on-line auction sites you visit.
    1. We will disclose personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information when we believe it is necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; establish or exercise our legal rights; defend against legal claims; investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms and Conditions of Use or this Privacy Policy; or to otherwise comply with the law.
    1. We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information to businesses or persons solely for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf or work with us under confidentiality agreements. We require these parties to uphold this Privacy Policy and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and protect your privacy.
  1. Your Rights

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. You may also opt-out by notifying us that you would like to remove or unsubscribe your personally identifiable information and, with respect to communications from us to you, you would like to be removed from any communications from us to you.

  1. Security

    1. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Website, such as service announcements, administrative messages and other information, that are considered part of your account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
    1. Please contact Bidding4Charity Customer Service at 832-890-3113 with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the security and privacy of your personal information, and your rights.
  1. Third Party Advertisements and Links

We may allow third-party advertisers to serve advertisements within the Website. We may also allow, and the businesses and organizations using our services to conduct on-line auctions may allow, third-party advertisers to serve announcement on the on-line auction sites. When this occurs, these advertisers use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Website or on-line auction sites and they automatically receive your IP address. In any event, neither Bidding4Charity nor the on-line auction services provided by Bidding4Charity to businesses and organizations for their use provides any personally identifiable information to advertisers without your consent, except as part of a specific program or feature, in which case you will have the ability to opt-out. Should you respond to an advertisement, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the description of the audience the advertiser is trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Website or any on-line auction site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

  1. Confidentiality

If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. We limit access to personal information about you to our employees and contractors who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

  1. International Users

Please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms and Conditions of Use, that you are agreeing to be bound by the laws of this territory and by transferring your personal information to the United States, and you consent to that transfer.

  1. Privacy for Children

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 13, and no part of our website is directed to such persons. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

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