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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies strictly to use of the website (the “Site”). If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us.

Information you provide - When you sign up as a user of the Site, we ask you for personal information such as your name, email address and an account password. For sellers on the Site, including Auctioning Organizations, we also request credit card information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers.

Cookies - When you visit, we send one or more cookies – i.e. small files that contain a string of characters - to your computing device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use these cookies to improve the quality of our service, store user preferences, improve search results and to track user trends, such as how they search. also uses cookies to help advertisers serve and manage their ads. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit our Site, and view or click on an advertisement supported by our advertising affiliates. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features and services may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

Login information - When you access’s Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends, such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language and the date and time of your request.

User communications - When you send email or other communications to, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Links - may provide links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether the links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.

Other sites - This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. We do not exercise control over our sellers or other parties’ websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We advise and encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites to ensure that you are fully aware of the information being collected and the use of such information by said websites.

Application - Any information collected by when you browse our Site via an application, is processed under this Privacy Policy.  Information collected by application or application providers is governed by the privacy policies of those third-parties.

Personal information - only processes your personal information for purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our services, including the display of customized content and advertising;
  • Auditing, researching and analyzing in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
  • Protecting the rights or property of or our users;
  • Providing required information to the charitable organizations receiving donations through the Site and to Auctioning Organizations to enable said organizations to meet donor substantiation requirements; and
  • Developing new services. processes personal information on our servers in the United States and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process this information to provide our own services or on behalf of, and according to, the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy, we will first request your consent, or offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of your personal information.

We will not collect or use sensitive information, such as information we know to be confidential, or that which relates to medical information, ethnic origin, political or religious beliefs or sexuality, or that which is tied to personal information.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case may not be able to provide those services to you.

Information sharing - only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of in the following limited circumstances:


  • To Enable Nonprofits to Provide Acknowledgements of Donations.  We will provide your name and email address to nonprofit organizations to which you donate through the Site, either as a seller, or otherwise, and to Auctioning Organizations.  The purpose of such communication is to enable the nonprofit organization to keep track of its donors and to provide you with important tax documentation concerning your donation.


  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. By using the Site, thereby agreeing to’s User Agreement, users grant permission to provide their email information to the designated nonprofits for a particular transaction. This provision is intended to allow the nonprofit to send an acknowledgement of donation to the user.


  • We have a confidential relationship. We may provide information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing that information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate security measures.


  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary. This includes, but is not limited to the following reasons: (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) to enforce applicable terms and conditions of service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of all personal information involved and provide notice before any information is transferred and/or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Information security - We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

 We restrict access to your personal information to employees, contractors and agents who need to access that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity - At we review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information - When you use services, we make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.

Review & Enforcement- regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. In the event we receive complaints through our website, it is’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between and a user.

Changes to this Privacy Policy - Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time and we will post any changes on this page and, if significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (such as email notification) thereof (although nothing contained herein shall require us to do so). All versions of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by their effective date(s), and we will retain prior versions of our policy in an archive for your review.