You may visit Pulse Auction at any time without disclosing your identity or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, when you visit our website, we may collect and store information about your computer and your connection, as well as statistics on page views, traffic to and from Pulse Auction, ad data, IP addresses, standard web log information and information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data.
However, if you wish to actively participate in Pulse Auction, we will need some of your personal information. Once you have provided us with the required personal information, you are no longer anonymous. Thus, in providing us with the required personal information, you thereby consent to the transfer and storage of said information on our servers. In connection with your registration and use of Pulse Auction, we may collect and store the following types of personal information:
• Email address and physical contact information, including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth and telephone number;
• All transactional information based on your activities on Pulse Auction;
• Shipping, billing and other information relating to any purchase;
• Any correspondence sent to us;
• Financial information, such as your credit card information; and
• Other supplemental information from third parties.
Use of Data
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, efficient and customized experience. You permit us to use your personal information to:
• Provide the services and customer support that you request;
• Resolve disputes, collect fees and troubleshoot problems;
• Prevent the occurrence of prohibited or illegal activities, and to enforce our Terms and Conditions;
• Customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising;
• Inform you about our services, updates, targeted marketing and promotional offers; and
• Compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
Disclosure of Personal Data
We may disclose personal information to comply with legal requirements, to enforce our policies, to respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others or protect someone’s rights, property, or safety. In such an instance, the relevant information will be disclosed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. We may also share your personal information with third parties who are assisting our business operations under contract (including but not limited to fraud investigations and debt collection), with law enforcement or with other government officials as required by law and with any business entities with whom we plan to merge or by which we may be acquired.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and to further our ability to keep our online community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, government officials or other third parties except where we are presented with a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure; unless we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information has become necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or serious financial loss, or because it is somehow connected to suspected illegal activity which must be reported.
Your Information on Pulse Auction
Once you have been approved as a registered user with Pulse Auction, you will be required to choose a user name. This user name will be displayed throughout the Pulse Auction website and therefore available to the public. Unless you associate your user name with your personal information, users will not be able to identify your activities on Pulse Auction. When visiting Pulse Auction from a public or shared computer, certain information about you, like your user name, may remain visible to others who may use the computer after you.
Access, Review and Change of Personal Data
You can access, review and change most of your personal information by logging on to Pulse Auction at any time. However, some of your personal information can only be changed by contacting our Customer Service. You agree to promptly update your personal information if changes occur or if you discover any inaccuracies.
Revoking Consent/Deleting Your Account
At your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity, and in accordance with applicable law. We retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with applicable law, to prevent fraud, to collect any outstanding fees, to resolve disputes, to troubleshoot problems, to assist with any investigations, to enforce our Terms and Conditions and to take any other actions permitted by law. You can contact the administrator to request the deletion or deactivation of your Pulse Auction account at any time. When your membership is deleted, your personal data will be removed from our database unless we are required to save it. Generally, it takes two to three business days for your personal information to be completely removed from our records
Pulse Auction uses “cookies”, which are files that are stored on your computer that can be retrieved to assist in customizing your experience with our online service. The information saved supports the functionality of the website, for example, by keeping track of your visual preferences or controlling the frequency of “pop-up” windows. You are free to prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser. However, you should be aware that turning off these settings could result in limited functionality.
Your Pulse Auction account and profile, and the information contained therein, are password protected. Please note that you are prohibited from providing your password to anyone else, and that you have agreed not to do so under any circumstances. This is for your protection. Pulse Auction will never ask for your password in e-mails that you receive unexpectedly, or that you did not request. Please, always remember to log out of your account and to close your Internet browser window when you leave the Pulse Auction site; this is especially important if you use a public or shared computer. This is the safest way to ensure that no one has access to your personal information. Pulse Auction assumes no liability for the abuse of login data and passwords used.
Additionally, we treat data as an asset that must be protected. We use many security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will remain private in every instance.
Protection from Web Crawlers or Spam
Pulse Auction assures you that we will only use your e-mail address with your express consent, and for the purposes stated in the Terms and Conditions. We will not rent or sell your e-mail address to third parties, and we will prevent your e-mail address from being recorded by “web crawlers” or “web spiders”, to the best of our ability. If you believe that your e-mail address has been recorded in this way, please let us know immediately.