Information We Collect
Registration: You must register in order to use certain Services and participate in various activities on the Site. In order to register for our Services, you will need to submit contact information, which may include your email address, name, company name, address, phone number and credit card number. The registration form may also ask for certain optional information and may give you choices about how your information may be used by DVA. In addition to registration, we may ask you for information at other times, such as when you report a problem with our Site or Services, or contact DVA via the corporate email address. If you contact DVA, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Traffic Data: As people buy and sell assets on the Site, we collect traffic data to help us understand how our Site is being used and how we can improve it. This automatically-gathered data includes your computer’s IP or “Internet Protocol” address, statistics about how visitors navigate through our Site, search terms entered, and information provided through the use of “cookies.”
Transaction Data: We also track transaction data such as the items that you have bid on, purchased or sold on our service. This data will be associated with your user name that you create when you register.
How Is Personal Information Used?
Providing the Service: The information you provide when you become a registered user is used to facilitate, consummate and monitor your Site activities and to send you administrative information related to the Services or your account. If you believe that any inaccurate or inappropriate information has been obtained or disseminated through your use of this Site, you should contact ________________.
Buyers: Registration information about buyers is not displayed in the auction area. If you are the winning bidder in an auction, your contact information may be provided to the seller. DVA may also provide your information to service companies that can assist you in your transaction, including arranging for removal and transportation of the items that you purchase. DVA makes no representation or warranty concerning such companies or the services that they offer.
Sellers: DVA provides your credit card information to the appropriate credit card company to assess your service fee upon expiration of an auction with a winning bid or a “buy now” purchase, and such information also may be exchanged with other companies for fraud protection and credit risk protection.
DVA Alliances: From time to time, DVA may enter into promotional alliances that introduce users of third-party websites to our services, among other reasons. The companies with whom we enter into such alliances may request that we provide them with information about users who were introduced to _____________.com through their sites. Unless you specify that DVA is not to share your personal information with these companies, we may provide them with information that will allow them to contact you. DVA is not responsible for the privacy practices of these companies or their use of your personal information. If you prefer that we not share your personal information in this manner, see the “opt out” section below. For example, DVA may provide your contact and information about your interactions with the Site to Angus Productions, Inc. and its affiliates.
Promotional Use: DVA is not in the business of selling your information to others. However, unless you specify that you would prefer not to hear from us, we may also use the email and mailing addresses that you provide at registration to advise you of upcoming auctions which may be of interest to you and for promotional reasons. To opt-out from these promotional mailings, see the “opt out” section below.
Security: Your Account Information is password-protected so you have access to this personal information. We use encryption technology for credit card numbers, bank account numbers, passwords and registration information. Remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account by using your computer when you are away from it. Because of the global nature of the Internet, when you give us information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Except as discussed above or otherwise designated, this Site does not use security encryption measures. Therefore, information that you disclose by use of this Site (as with any site that is non-secure), by posting a message or using email, potentially could be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties or use of such information by third parties for their own purposes, legal or illegal. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, DVA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use our reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to _____________________.
Protecting Your User Name and Password: It is your responsibility to maintain the privacy of your user name and password. Unauthorized use of your account will enable access to your personal information. Please keep your user name and password in a safe place.
Choice/Opt-out: Our Site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving certain communications from us at the point where we request information about you. Where indicated just click on the appropriate opt-out button when completing a survey or other form. Please allow a reasonable period of time for your changes to take effect.
To ensure that you will not receive recurring marketing information from us unless you choose to, we will provide you with simple instructions on each marketing email from DVA for you to let us know that you have chosen to stop receiving such emails from us.
We are committed to protecting your privacy at DVAuction. We will not collect any personal information from you that you do not volunteer, and we are the sole owner of all information collected on this site. We do not sell this information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this statement.
DVAuction may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information. This data reflects site usage patterns gathered during customer visits to our Web site but does not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual member, unless that member has given us permission to share that information. We may also provide log files and other databases of user information to third parties for analysis, so we can get a better understanding of traffic through our site and thus improve our content offerings. DVAuction also may use third party companies to provide delivery of e-mail newsletters and other messages over e-mail.
We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose both in your browsing and your purchases confidential.
Obtaining your consent
By using our Web site, you give DVAuction permission to collect information about the pages served to you as an anonymous user for the purpose of calculating aggregate site statistics. If you register at DVAuction, you authorize DVAuction to use information you provide to personalize the information we deliver to you and to use your demographic information when calculating aggregate customer data. DVAuction may occasionally amend this policy. We suggest that you bookmark this page and check to see if it has changed from time to time.