PublicAuctionFinder, is a Delaware Limited Liability Company based in Los Angeles, California. PublicAuctionFinder provides database and software services to parties who participate in, or have an interest in the antiques, art, surplus and traditional auction markets.
As a condition of using PublicAuctionFinder.com, users must confirm their adult status. In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), PublicAuctionFinder.com does not collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.
1) INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The information we gather on our site falls into one categories: (1) personal information you supply when you register or subscribe:
Personally Identifiable Information:
To use certain features on our site, we ask you to register. When you register, we collect personally identifiable information about you such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, user name, password, and other information about your interest in our site and services.
At present, personally identifiable information about users is collected only through site pages or forms submitted by users themselves. When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out one of these forms.
2) HOW YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE USED
Our primary business is conducted entirely online. As such, our success will depend on our ability to gauge popularity of one feature or product offering over another, or on our ability to understand how people use our products. Tracking and aggregating usage information will allow us to develop this understanding.
Our Communications Features:
Our site offers registered users the ability to forward along objects of interest to others, and in some cases to communicate with an auction house concerning an object offered in an upcoming auction. In order to facilitate this communication, a registered user's email of record must be accessed.
As a service to auction houses, we keep track of communications between registered users and auction houses. Not all auction houses permit direct communication with our users. We may store destination emails sent by users to auction houses with questions or request for more information about an object. If an auction house requests more information about a user, we may share that information if we determine that is in our interest to do so. We may disable your capability to communicate with a specific auction house. We may also revoke your auction house communication privileges at any time without notifying you if we determine that it is in our interest to do so.
Communications with Our Customers and Customer Support:
From time to time, it may be necessary to notify subscribers of impending subscription expirations, account or credit card issues, transactions completed, and in the case of registered users terms agreement or policy changes. While such communication will typically be conducted through email, as appropriate, mail or phone may also be used.
While we do not presently, in the future we may use the information you provide to send you e-mail and mail only for products offered by PublicAuctionFinder or its affiliates, or to determine your interest in programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. These materials will be offered on an opt-in basis only.
Sharing Your Personally Identifiable Information
In some instances, we use third party companies to help us provide our products and services to you, like a shipping company that delivers a package or an e-mail delivery service that sends out our e-mails or e-newsletters. In those instances we need to share your information with them. We require that those companies use the information only to deliver our product or service.
If it is clear from the information that you provide us that you are a member of the antiques, art, auction or related trades we may, in our sole discretion list you in directories, or other areas of our site, and may use the name of your firm and your relationship to us in marketing or advertising on our site, or in our promotional materials, paid advertising, or other media in order to promote our services. We will not display the content of your email submissions about our services as testimonials for promotional purposes without your express permission.