Last updated: June 3rd, 2008
This website ("website") is operated by Garagesalestracker.com, LLC ("GST") whose general
contact details are on the website and specific contact information as it relates to this
Privacy Statement is set forth below.
The terms "GST", "we", "us", "our" and "ours" when used in this Privacy Statement mean
Garagesalestracker.com, LLC, its subsidiaries, divisions, branches, affiliates or companies
under the control of Garagesalestracker.com, LLC.
The terms "you", "your" and "yours" when used in this Privacy Statement mean any user of this
IMPORTANT NOTICE: BY USING OUR WEBSITE YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA (AS HEREAFTER DEFINED)
THAT YOU SUBMIT MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE MANNER AND FOR THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED BELOW.
Scope of Privacy Statement
We are committed to the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by you to us.
This Privacy Statement describes our current policies and practices with regard to Personal
Data collected by us from you directly and/or through the website to the extent that such
Personal Data is protected by applicable United States and European data protection laws.
The term "Personal Data" refers to personally identifiable information about you, such
as your name, job description, health or financial related data, birthday, e-mail address or mailing address.
Notification of changes to Privacy Statement
We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features
to this website and to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes,
changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time
to time. If and when our data practices change, we will notify you and the local data authority where
required by law of the changes through information posted at the website on this Privacy Statement.
We encourage you to check this Privacy Statement frequently.
Collection of Personal Data including e-mail addresses
You may choose to buy services from us or receive additional information from us. When you purchase
our services or request additional information, we request personal information about you such
as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number and payment details.
We may also ask for demographic information to enable us to provide a personalised service to you.
The information you provide is either manually or electronically stored in our databases.
We may process or store your Personal Data in our databases located in the United States,
Europe or any other country in which we do business. We sometimes supplement the information that
you provide with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal
or zip codes are received, we may use third party software to fix them.
Use of Personal Data
We will use your Personal Data to fulfil your requests and we will ask only for data that is adequate,
relevant and not excessive for those purposes. We will store information collected through the
above-mentioned means to create a "profile" of your preferences. We tie your Personal Data
and your purchasing history to information in the profile. When we send you information for any purpose,
it may be sent by e-mail or post. When we ask you for Personal Data it may include the following purposes:
- We may contact you occasionally to inform you of new products and services we will be providing;
- We may send you regular updates on issues we think will be of interest to you;
- We may send you requested information on our products and services;
- We may use your Personal Data for marketing purposes and market research; and
- We may use your Personal Data internally to administer this website and help us improve our services.
We hope you will be delighted with our information and garage sale tracking services.
However, if you do not wish to receive e-mails from us and want to be removed from our
electronic mailing list, please e-mail us at the e-mail address given in the section below
entitled "Feedback" with "Email Unsubscribe" in the subject heading.
If you also wish to be removed for our regular mail marketing database, please let us
know by e-mailing us at the e-mail address given in the section below entitled "Feedback"
with "E-Mail Unsubscribe" in the subject heading or writing to us at the address given below.
Anonymous data collected through this website
In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect
anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, our web server automatically
logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers
our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to
compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our website.
Our website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our website. We may use technology to
track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose
to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to
compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.
The use of "cookies" is a common practice. A cookie is a small piece of information which is
sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. For example, if you allow a website
to remember your login name or password, the website places a cookie on your computer. We may use
both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies. In order to collect the anonymous data described
in the preceding paragraph, we may use temporary session ID cookies. A session ID cookie expires when
you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.
We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you do not have to enter it more than once.
Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance your
experience on the Website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your
Internet browser's "help" file.
Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. Cookies do not damage your
computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide
if you want to accept it or not. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain
features or functions of our website, or the website may not operate in an optimal mode.
We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the Internet.
Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e.: aol.com, yourcompany.com)
to more accurately gauge our users' demographics.
Disclosure of your Personal Data
We do not share, sell license, trade, rent or distribute your Personal Data with
unrelated third parties, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Statement
and under these limited circumstances:
In order to provide you with the information or products which you have requested, Personal Data may
occasionally be transferred or shared with other companies within our group of companies or
third party intermediaries who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which
the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented. For example,
sometimes a third party may have access to your Personal Data in order to support our information
technology or to handle mailings on our behalf. As such, we may share information with third party
intermediaries (e.g., United Parcel Service, Federal Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
for shipping and billing purposes only. Only the information necessary to provide these services will be
shared with the third party intermediaries; these companies do not retain personal information or share it
with other parties.
The third party intermediaries are further prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for
any other purpose. We are the sole owner of the information collection on the website.
We will keep your contact details on our database and may, from time to time, e-mail or post you information
to make you aware of our other similar products and services which may be of interest to you. If you do not wish
to receive e-mails or posts from us for these purposes, please let us know by selecting the check box to opt out
of receiving non important e-mails. This opt out procedure can be done at registration or by editing your profile.
Where you have consented, we may also share your Personal Data with other companies within our group of companies.
We may share, transfer or disclose the information in our databases and server logs to comply with a legal requirement,
for the administration of justice, interacting with anti-fraud databases, to protect your vital interests, to protect
the security or integrity of our databases or this website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event
of our sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or similar event. We will inform you of any such transfer or disclosure
as required by law.
Where appropriate, before disclosing Personal Data to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate
precautions to protect that data and to comply with applicable law.
Data access and corrections
Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Data,
we will disclose to you the Personal Data we hold about you, for which we may make a charge up to the
maximum as allowed by applicable law. We will also correct, amend or delete any Personal Data that is
inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes. To change or remove any Personal
Data, please contact us using the contact information given below under the section entitled
"Feedback". Please be aware, however, even if we update your Personal Data, or we remove such information,
it may still be stored in other databases (including those kept for archival purposes) and may be used to
compile aggregated or demographic information for third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Requests to delete Personal Data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention
obligations imposed on us.
Links to other websites
This website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for
your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these
third-party websites or any association with their operators. We do not control these websites and are not
you visit before using the site or providing any Personal Data about yourself.
Transfer of data abroad
If you are visiting this website from a country other than the country in which our servers are located (currently the United States),
the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries.
By visiting this website and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your
Personal Data as set out in this Privacy Statement, including its transfer across international boundaries and to
subjecting yourself to applicable law in those countries in which the servers used for the transfer of
such information are located.
Surveys or Contests
From time to time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys from our website.
If you elect to participate, we will request certain Personal Data from you. Participation in these surveys or
contests is completely voluntary, and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose the information requested.
Personal Data collected may be used to notify contest winners, award prizes, monitor website traffic, to personalize
the website, and in any manner described in the Use of Personal Data section.
Newsletters and Service-Related Announcements
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, select the appropriate opt in check box on the registration page or edit your profile.
We will also send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.
For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an e-mail.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
Privacy Protections For Children
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. Our website is not designed to attract or
interact with children 18 years of age and under. We do not collection information from those we
actually know are under 18 years of age.
The security of your Personal Data, which includes information about you and your company, is
important to us. We want your information to remain secure and strive to provide secure
transmission of your information from your computer to our servers through industry-standard
techniques. Specifically, we have implemented a variety of security technologies and procedures
to help protect your personal information from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure. For example,
the servers are located in controlled, secured environments and protected from unauthorized access,
use, or alteration. Employee access is restricted to those employees that we consider need to come into
contact with that information to provide products or services to you or to do their jobs. All our
employees must abide by this Privacy Statement and are subject to disciplinary action if a violation of
the Privacy Statement occurs.
Notwithstanding the above commitments and measures taken to secure your information, you should be aware that
there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that
third parties may find a way to thwart the security systems and protective mechanisms that we have enacted to
protect your information. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.
While we continually strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any
information you transmit to us. Transmission of information to us is at your own risk.
If you have any questions about the security of our Website, please contact us using the contact information
identified in the section below entitled "Feedback".
Transfer Of Information Upon Sale of GST or an Affiliated Entity
GST may assign, sell, license or transfer any information you provide, including Personal Data, to a third party
directly involved in an assignment, sale, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of some or all of the
assets of GST or our affiliated entities.
Privacy Related Concerns
If you have a legitimate concern or question about your privacy, a potential privacy breach, or
unauthorized activity on your account, please contact us as soon as possible. Please use the contact
information contained in the section below entitled "Feedback".
This Privacy Statement forms part of our website Terms and Conditions of Use
and the substantive laws of Florida govern any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to the use of this website,
without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. Venue for all actions or proceedings arising out of or relating to this Privacy Statement,
its validity, performance, enforcement or breach, or the subject matter of this Privacy Statement, shall be in the state or Federal courts
located in Palm Beach County, Florida and you hereby irrevocably consent and submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of the
courts of Florida and to venue at such location within Florida for all such purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we retain the
right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that breach of this agreement is taking place or originating.
We welcome comments about this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions about this Statement or any part of our
service, you may contact us by e-mailing Garagesalestracker.com, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post in
writing to us at P.O. Box 812422, Boca Raton, FL 33481. Any feedback will be stored at our offices in Boca Raton, FL.