Like many other Web sites, AreaBids.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to AreaBids.com and other sites on the Internet.
AreaBids.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
In connection with your registration and use of AreaBids.com we may collect and store the following personal information:
email address and physical contact information including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth and telephone number, password
all transactional information based on your activities at our website;
shipping, billing and other information relating to any purchase or shipping;
any correspondence sent to us;
financial information, such as your credit card information; and
other supplemental information from third parties.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Any information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
to personalize your experience
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
resolve disputes, collect fees and troubleshoot problems
prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms and Conditions;
customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising;
send you emails, inform you about our services, targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers; from us and third parties.
compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.
to administer a contest, promotion, survey or site feature
to process your transactions
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of other, or protect anyones rights property or safety. We may also share your personal information with third parties who assist us in operating our website, conduct our business, or servicing you.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
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.
CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION COMPLIANCE
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging in and going to the "MyAccount" page.
Every computer is assigned a different cookie by us. The information collected by cookies helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on web pages or in emails specifically designed for you and allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, opening our emails, and for what purposes. We may use cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements.
Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookie, certain of the functions and conveniences of our site may not work properly but you do not have to accept our cookie in order to productively use our site. While it may be possible to link non-personal cookie information to Personal Information collected in other ways, we want you to know that if you accept our cookie we will not, without your consent, link the cookie information we collect to Personal Information you provide to us on our site.
Your membership and payment information (including credit card information) is secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. We use this SSL technology to prevent such information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet. The encrypted data goes to a secure site where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.
Your account and the information contained therein are password protected. Please note that you are not permitted to provide your password to anyone else. We will never ask for your password in e-mails that you receive unexpectedly or that you did not request. Please remember to log out of your account and to close your internet browser window when you leave our website; this is especially important if you use a PC in public locations.
PROVIDING DATE WITHIN THE COMPANY GROUP
You are consenting to allow your data to be provided within this company group. Security and confidentiality will be guaranteed with no change, and that the data will continue to be subject to the Data Protection Statement above.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.