We act as a data collector, for the distinct purpose of the data protection law, in respect to your personal information collected and used through the Your Charity Auction website.
1. Information We Collect
Information You Provide: If you create an account, make a purchase, donate to an organization, host an auction or otherwise communicate with us via the website, we collect the information you submit. To register to use the Your Charity Auction Services, you will be asked to provide personal data, such as name, email address, telephone number etc. This personal data is not required, but without it you will not be able to create an account, enter an auction or win an item via our website.
a. If you contact us via email or phone, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
b. Details of payments transactions you carry out through our website and of the fulfilment of such transactions, including your credit/debit card details/money orders.
c. Details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, location data, weblogs, traffic habits and other miscellaneous communication data.
d. On rare occasions, publicly available personal data, including data you have shared on a public platform such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
e. We may collect information about your mobile device, desktop or laptop computer including, where available your IP address, device type/ID, operating system and browser type.
2. How we use information we collect
a. Contact and communicate with you; including processing payments
b. Conduct research and analysis on the use of our website to improve our business and services;
c. Notify you about changes to our website or auction times;
d. Diagnose problems with our server, monitor visitor traffic patterns and website usage to help us develop and improve our site further;
e. Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations, and our policies;
3. With Whom & How We Share Personal Information
a. Service Providers. We may employ other companies or an individual "Service" to help us operate our website. These Service Providers have access to information only to perform limited functions on our behalf. They are prohibited from using your information for any purpose.
b. Third Party Marketing Partners. We may, from time to time, share information you provide to us with trusted third-party marketing partners whose products or services you have purchased. For example, if you were the winner of a 6 Day, 5 Night Cabo Vacation, we would share your personal information with our premiere Travel Partner so that they can issue you an official travel certificate and assist you in booking travel. If you want us to stop sharing your information with such third parties, you may opt-out by emailing us at email@example.com
c. Business Transfer. In the event that the Company is sold or has its assets acquired, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, or merges with another individual or entity, any user information owned or under the control of the Company may be one of the transferred assets. Your Charity Auction reserves the right, as part of this type of transaction, to transfer or assign your information.
d. Law Enforcement and Protection of Users. To the extent permitted by law, we will disclose your information to government authorities pursuant to a legal request, subpoena or other legal process. We may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to combat fraud or protect our rights or property as well as those of our affiliates or customers.
e. Charities You Choose to Support at Your Charity Auction. We may share your information with a Charity to whom you have made a successful bid on an item (winner) or a voluntary donation via website.
4. Cookies; Internet Advertising
We occasionally collect data through cookies, web beacons, pixels, web server logs and other automated means to (a) customize your visits to our website, (b) manage website (c) provide new content (products) tailored to your interests. Here are additional details on those practices:
a. What Are Cookies? Cookies are small pieces of data that we place in your computerâ€™s browser to store your preferences. Cookies are not themselves personally identifiable, but may be linked to personal data that you provide to us through your online interaction with us.
c. Your Control of Cookies. Some Web browsers allow user control of most Cookies through the browser settings so you can manage and delete cookies. To find out more about Cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
d. Internet Advertising - At this time we are not investing in any online advertising partnerships.
5. Legality of Processing Personal Data
Generally, we rely on the following standards to process your personal information lawfully:
a. Consent. When you give us consent to process your data in certain ways, we will rely on your consent for the stated purpose(s) of the consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time.
b. Legitimate interests. We may process your personal data where necessary to fulfill our legitimate interests, where those interests are not overridden by your rights or interests. These legitimate interests may include:
Â· Completing transactions for our users, and handling complaints or disputes.
Â· Protecting users, employees and other individuals and maintaining their safety and health standards.
Â· Understanding our usersâ€™ behavior, activities, preferences and needs.
Â· Improving existing products and services and developing new products and services.
Complying with our legal and regulatory obligations.
Preventing, investigating and detecting crime, fraud or anti-social behavior and prosecuting offenders, including working with law enforcement agencies, or taking other appropriate legal action against third parties who have committed criminal acts or are in breach of legal obligations.
Effectively handling any legal claims or regulatory enforcement actions taken against us.
Fulfilling our duties to our users, colleagues, and any other stakeholders.
6. Social Networking
Our website may include links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices of any such sites. You should check the privacy terms of any site you visit. If you link to our website through any social networking service (such as Facebook or Twitter), you understand and agree that:
c We may access, store, and use any information per your privacy settings.
Your Charity Auction is not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children under age 13. If we learn that we have received personal information of someone 13 and under, we will willingly delete the information immediately.
8. Non-US Users
If you are located outside of the United States and you choose to use the Site or Services, or provide your information to us, your information will be transferred to, processed and maintained on servers or databases located in the United States.
9. Data Security
Any information collected by the Company is stored on servers that the Company manages, using security protocols appropriate to the information. Be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, the Company cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information submitted through the Site or Services and you do so at your own risk
10. Retention of Information
11. Your Rights
You have the right to ask us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise that right by emailing us here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have options to agree or decline contact for various marketing purposes at the point where you are submitting personal data to us.