Personal Information Privacy
The information provided by site members will be used with the sole purpose of operating the site and delivering requested services. Members can be contacted through this information in order to receive notifications regarding changes in customer service, site’s functionality and novelties concerning products and services. Also, the company may contact users on behalf of third party business partners about specific offers that may strike our client’s interest.
Each visitor that contacts pennyauctionpolice.com will be automatically recognized by our server through their user name, but not through their e-mail address, whenever this is `possible.
The site reserves the right to keep a collection of e-mail addresses, as well as IP addresses of every individual who:
a) Posts messages.
b) Sends us e-mails in order to inquire about our products.
c) Take part in online surveys and opinion polls.
d) Registration processes carried out by the site.
In the past our site has faced challenging situations regarding auction owners who have pretended to be winners of their own penny auctions. This is why the public should be made aware that any instances of false or misleading information provision, affiliation with penny auction businesses or subscription under false names or pseudonyms will result in publication of personal information. Also, should it be requested, personal information of those who seek to commit fraud against other penny auction users or the site itself, will be submitted to authorities or used in a legal case against offenders. It is this site’s aim to protect people against fraudulent scams committed by fake penny auction sites. This is the main reason why the information provided in the subscription process may be disclosed should this be necessary.
Upon entering our site, visitor’s IP address is used to help prevent difficulties regarding our server, administer our site and aid in the identification process. In addition, we can know what type of operative system and browser software is being used and also, we are able to spot your browser’s geographical location. Members’ IP address is also used to collect general demographic data, as well as monitor visitor frequency.
Collected personal information is used to optimize our web site functionality. Also, it may be disclosed upon request from government authorities carrying out a legal investigative process, used to verify or align with the policies ruling our web site and applicable laws and finally, to protect against misuse, abuse or unlawful use of the site.
Public Forums and User Submissions
Penny Auction Police is not to be held responsible for the submission of any material provided, posted or shared with users through any of the public areas. No material is checked, reviewed or endorsed by Penny Auction Police. As a site, we reserve the right to remove any material submitted or posted by any of the site’s users without prior consent or notification. These are some of the –not exclusive- reasons that may determine material removal:
Defamation, abuse, harassment, stalking, threatening, violating the rights of other users or third parties.
Publishing, posting or distributing any obscene, defamatory, indecent or unlawful material.
Posting or uploading material containing viruses, corrupted files or any other computer software that has been created or designed with the purpose to tamper with the Website’s operating systems or other users’ computers or network.
Violating any copyright laws that may be protecting intellectual rights and that may end up in illegal distribution or theft of material belonging to the Website or third parties.
Submission of content containing marketing or promotional material which may derive in unlawful soliciting.
Material provided by Users: Account Use and Privacy:
As regards material submitted by Website members, Penny Auctions Police is thereby granted an irrevocable and permanent license to
a) Use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, and translate any submitted material.
b) Sublicense these rights without paying for users’ submissions. Also, Penny Auctions Police may remove member’s submissions without notice. Users who accept these terms understand that they have all the necessary rights to transfer them to Penny Auctions Police. Users may not share their Penny Auctions Police account with other people and will be held responsible for any actions taken through their accounts.
Information provided Voluntarily
Penny Auctions Police may require members to willingly provide further information as part of online surveys, opinion polls or contest participation.
Cookies are used in this site in order to more effectively personalize online usage. Defined best as text files that are placed on your hard disk by a Web page server, cookies cannot be used to execute programs or deliver viruses. They are exclusively assigned to each user and may only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookies in the first place.
The main reason why cookies are used in our Website is to help users save time, for example when visitors return to a certain page. This feature makes using the site simpler and allows users to retrieve previous information. This customization process does jeopardize personal information in any way. Moreover, users are able to accept or decline cookies at will.
Posts, comments and reviews become property of Penny Auctions Police once they have been posted. The site is not responsible for their use on other sites or future private practices.
The site resorts to third party advertising companies in order to provide our users with offers that may raise their interest. These companies may use information concerning members’ visits to this and other Websites, but will never use personal information, such as name, address or the like.
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