The Online Yard Sale is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of The Online Yard Sale. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
This policy will let you know:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you
- What cookies are and how they are used
- How your information is used
- Who is collecting your information
- With whom your information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
- How you can access, update or delete your information
- The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
- How The Online Yard Sale protects children’s privacy
- What else you should know about your online privacy
The Online Yard Sale collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site.
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, we ask for your email address and ask that you choose a Username. When placing ads on the site, the system will ask for your street address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, and in some cases the URL of your web site, Facebook and or Twitter username when filling out you profile, Only fields that are marked with an asterisk (*) on the registration field are required. This information is used solely to assist you in navigating the system by automatically filling in certain forms (such as when placing an ad) with your information so that you don’t have to continually re-enter it. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to The Online Yard Sale – you have a username and are able to take full advantage of the many offerings of The Online Yard Sale.
In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you place ads or take advantage of the other features of The Online Yard Sale. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Advertising networks that serve ads onto The Online Yard Sale may use their own cookies.
The Online Yard Sale may also collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
The primary goal of The Online Yard Sale in collecting information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience and to assist your navigation throughout the website.
When you are asked for information on The Online Yard Sale, you are sharing that information with The Online Yard Sale alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. However, some activities will, by their very nature, result in your personal information being revealed to other users of The Online Yard Sale. For example, when you enter personal information on the ad posting form, this information will generally be included in your ad, unless specifically stated otherwise.
As a general rule, The Online Yard Sale will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared.
The Online Yard Sale may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service of The Online Yard Sale or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of The Online Yard Sale, other users of The Online Yard Sale, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Online Yard Sale may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of The Online Yard Sale, but you will not be able to access areas or use features that require registration.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services of The Online Yard Sale that require registration in order to participate. You can still use most of the features of The Online Yard Sale even if you do not accept cookies.
The Online Yard Sale does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may edit or delete your user profile at any time by clicking on the “My Profile” link or graphic provided by the system once you are logged in. Once you have logged onto the system during a given session, wherever you go on The Online Yard Sale, your information will stay with you.
If you are a previously registered user and you have lost or forgotten your password, you may obtain it by email by using our “Forgot Password” feature. Click the button on any login page to request that your password be emailed to you. We cannot provide your password by any other means.
Your The Online Yard Sale account can be deleted, but doing so will result in not being able to access any of the features of the program that require user registration.
Other than the administrator of The Online Yard Sale or other authorized personnel of The Online Yard Sale, you are the only person who has access to your personal information. Your user registration is password-protected to prevent unauthorized access.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. The Online Yard Sale will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, The Online Yard Sale cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
The Online Yard Sale is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. The Online Yard Sale does not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, The Online Yard Sale will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example in ads that you post or through email – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.