1. Scope of Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement describes how BCHAUCTION.COM and its affiliates (“we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) handle your personal information when you use the Company’s websites (including www.BCHAUCTION.COM or any other website where this Statement is posted), tools, applications (including mobile applications), and other services (“Services”). By using the Services, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Statement.
2. Commitment to Privacy
3. Collection of Your Information
Personal Information. We do not collect personal information (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, or financial account information) from you when you browse the Services, unless you have specifically and knowingly provided us with personal information, e.g., by registering to create an account, entering the bidding process, submitting an employment application, completing online forms, or entering into a transaction with us. We use this information to provide the Services and as discussed in this Privacy Statement.
Automatically-Collected Information. We may automatically collect information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services. For example, we may collect and store information such as your browser type, IP address, language, operating system, location of your wireless device (e.g., latitude and longitude), the state or country from which you accessed the Services, unique device identifier (e.g., a UDID or IDFA on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iTouch), the pages you view, the services you use, the date and time of your visit, the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting our websites, error logs, and other hardware and software information. We may use third party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information. We may use this information to formulate statistical models about use of the Services, enhance the Services for our users, and provide you with tailored content and advertising.
How to Disable the Collection of Location Information. If you are using an Apple device, click on “General,” then “Reset,” then “Reset Location and Privacy.” This will turn off location functionality for all of your apps so that the next time you download or use an app, you will be asked again to provide your consent for us and others to access your location information.
If you are using an Android device, visit the device settings, click “Location,” and then click the boxes for the particular applications for which you would like to disable location services.
User-Initiated Communication. From time to time, portions of the Services may enable you to send emails and other types of messages to us or to third parties and to participate in bulletin boards and discussion groups. All such emails, messages, postings to bulletin boards and discussion groups become our property once you submit them. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communication with us, or anyone else, you may be contacted in return. Also, remember that our bulletin boards and discussion groups are open to the public, and, therefore, your postings can be seen by anyone and are not protected by us or any other entity. Please use your discretion when deciding whether and what to post and whom to contact. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to monitor, edit or delete postings from our bulletin boards and discussion groups. This reservation of rights shall not under any circumstances obligate us to conduct such edits or deletions, nor shall it cause us to be liable for any such edits or deletions.
4. Use of Your Information
We will use your information for the purpose for which you provided it, and we may also use your information for a number of purposes such as to:
•Create and maintain your account or registration information;
•Enhance the user experience;
•Perform research and analytics;
•Customize and personalize the content and advertising that you see on the Services;
•Respond to and fulfill your requests for services (including qualification to make bids);
•Determine your eligibility for certain auctions or services;
•Send you information about topics that may be of interest to you; and
•Send you communications related to your account and to alert you to the latest developments and features of the Services.
We have implemented commercially reasonable physical, administrative, technical, and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information. Despite our best efforts, however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We appreciate your help in safeguarding the integrity of your own and others’ privacy. We encourage you to let us know immediately if you suspect that any personal information you shared with us is being used contrary to this Privacy Statement