Scope and Consent
The term “personal information” shall describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person, whether from that data, or from that data and other information that Buy&Sell has or is likely to have access. Buy&Sell does not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it cannot be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify a specific user.
Collection of Personal Information
A person can browse the Buy&Sell website, or related sites, without telling Buy&Sell who the user is or revealing any personal information about the user. One a user registers for an account with Buy&Sell, the user gives Buy&Sell his/her personal information. If the user chooses to provide Buy&Sell with personal information, the user consents to the transfer and storage of that information on Buy&Sell’s servers.
Buy&Sell collects the following types of personal information in order to provide the user with the use of and access to Buy&Sell’s sites, applications, services and tools, and to help Buy&Sell personalize and improve the user’s experience:
Information Buy&Sell Collects Automatically:
Each visit of a user to the Buy&Sell sites, use its applications, services and tools, or interact with the advertising or content, Buy&Sell automatically collects information sent to it by the user’s computer, mobile device, or other access device. This information is associated with the user personally only when the user signs in as a registered user, and includes but not limited to:
Information Provided by Users:
Buy&Sell collects and stores any information the user enters on Buy&Sell’s sites or provides in the context of using Buy&Sell’s sites, applications, services or tools. This may include, but is not limited to:
Information Buy&Sell Collects From Mobile Applications or Devices:
When a user downloads or uses the mobile applications, or access one of the mobile optimized sites, Buy&Sell may collect information about the user and the user’s mobile device as discussed above in this notice. This may include location information as authorized by the user and his device. Buy&Sell may use this information to provide the user with location based services, such as advertising, search results, and other personalized content.
Buy&Sell will obtain the user’s explicit consent before it collects any sensitive personal information from the user as a result of the use of Buy&Sell’s mobile applications or access of its sites using a mobile device. The user may also be presented with an additional short form privacy notice explaining any additional or specific information Buy&Sell may collect from that is not listed in this notice.
Information Collection from Sharing and Registration with Social Media
Buy&Sell offers sign-on services that allow the user to use third party login credentials to access Buy&Sell and related sites. Buy&Sell also offers services that allow the user to share information with third party social media websites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and others.
Use of Personal Information
Buy&Sell’s primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide the user with access to its sites and/or use of its services, applications and tools, provide the user with requested customer service and relevant information about the user’s account and Buy&Sell’s services, and to provide the user with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. The user agrees that Buy&Sell may use the user’s personal information to:
Use of Personal Information for Marketing
The user agrees that Buy&Sell may use the user’s personal information to:
Buy&Sell does not sell or rent the user’s personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without the user’s explicit consent.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Buy&Sell shall disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce its policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. As stated above, Buy&Sell does not disclose the user’s personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without the user’s explicit consent.
Buy&Sell may also share the user’s personal information with:
Closing of Account and Retention of Personal Information
Upon the user’s request, and subject to the provisions in this section, Buy&Sell will close the user’s account and, as soon as reasonably possible, remove the user’s personal information so that it cannot be viewed by other users. Removal will be based on the user’s account activity and in accordance with applicable laws. Buy&Sell may also close or deactivate inactive accounts, or accounts that are used in violation of Buy&Sell’s User Agreement.
In general, personal information from closed or inactive accounts will be deleted or rendered anonymous as soon as reasonably possibly after the account is closed or deactivated. Under certain circumstances, Buy&Sell may retain personal information from closed or inactive accounts for longer. Grounds for doing so would include; prevention of fraud, resolution of disputes, to enforce Buy&Sell’s User Agreement, or to otherwise take actions permitted by law. Under such circumstances this information will be kept as long as it is necessary and relevant for Buy&Sell’s operations, and to comply with any applicable law.