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.
NEWLY ADDED GDPR FOR COMPLIANCE
What is personal data?
We collect information about you in a range of forms, including personal data. As used in this Policy, “personal data” is as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation, this includes any information which, either alone or in combination with other information we process about you, identifies you as an individual, including, for example, your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.
Why do we need your personal data?
We will only process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We need certain personal data in order to provide you with access to the Site. If you registered with us, you will have been asked to tick to agree to provide this information in order to access our services, purchase our products, or view our content. This consent provides us with the legal basis we require under applicable law to process your data. You maintain the right to withdraw such consent at any time. If you do not agree to our use of your personal data in line with this Policy, please do not use our Site.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
Information Automatically Collected, generally from cookies. We automatically log information about you and your computer or mobile device when you access our Site. For example, when visiting our Site, we log your computer or mobile device operating system name and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, browser language, screen resolution, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Site.
Automated Decision Making and Profiling.
We do not use your personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making. However, we may do so in order to fulfil obligations imposed by law, in which case we will inform you of any such processing and provide you with an opportunity to object.
When do we collect other information not obtained from cookies?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
Information You Give Us. This includes:
· The personal data you provide when you register to use our Site, including your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, username, password and demographic information (such as your gender);
· The personal data that may be contained in any video, comment or other submission you upload or post to the Site;
· The personal data you provide in connection with any rewards program we may initiate and other promotions we run on the Site;
· The personal data you provide when you report a problem with our Site or when we provide you with customer support;
· The personal data you provide when you make a purchase thorough our Site; and
· The personal data you provide when you correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To quickly process your transactions.
• To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
• To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may use your personal data as follows:
· To operate, maintain, and improve our Site, products, and services;
· To manage your account, including to communicate with you regarding your account, if you have an account on our Site;
· To operate and administer our rewards program and other promotions you participate in on our Site;
· To respond to your comments and questions and to provide customer service;
· To send information including technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
· With your consent, to send you marketing e-mails about upcoming promotions, and other news, including information about products and services offered by us and our affiliates. You may opt-out of receiving such information at any time: such marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” Please note, even if you opt out of receiving marketing emails, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your account with us (if you have one) and our business dealings with you;
· To process payments you make via our Site (if applicable)
· As we believe necessary or appropriate (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others;
· For analysis and study services; and
· As described in the “Sharing of your Personal Data” section below.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may share your personal data as follows:
Third Parties Designated by You. We may share your personal data with third parties where you have provided your consent to do so.
Our Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal data with our third party service providers who provide services such as [data analysis, payment processing, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services].
THIRD PARTY SITES
Our Site may contain links to third party websites and features. This Policy does not cover the privacy practices of such third parties. These third parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their websites, features or policies. Please read their privacy policies before you submit any data to them.
USER GENERATED CONTENT
You may share personal data with us when you submit user generated content to our Site, [including via our rewards program, forums, message boards and blogs on our Site]. Please note that any information you post or disclose on our Site will become public information and will be available to other users of our Site and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal data, or any other information, on our Site. Such personal data and other information will not be private or confidential once it is published on our Site.
If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback on our Site, [ provided we do not associate such feedback with your personal data]. [If you have provided your consent to do so, we may post your first and last name along with your feedback on our Site.] [We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the personal data in it in accordance with this Policy.]
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information if collected as detailed above is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
What are cookies?
We may collect information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.
We use two broad categories of cookies: (1) first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which are used only by us to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Site; and (2) third party cookies, which are served by service providers on our Site, and can be used by such service providers to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• To ensure you get the best experience on our website. .
• Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off it will turn off some of the features of the site.
Information from Social Networking Sites.
Our Site include interfaces that allow you to connect with social networking sites, (such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) (each a “SNS”). If you connect to a SNS through our Site, you authorize us to access, use and store the information that you agreed the SNS could provide to us based on your settings on that SNS. We will access, use and store that information in accordance with this Policy. You can revoke our access to the information you provide in this way at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google “Analytics” on our website. Data generally collected is: Web-based data, including user location, IP address, cookies, and RFID tags
We have implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.