How We Collect Information About You
We generally collect information through the Sites in three ways:
Your Account Information
To participate in many of the services offered by Bid4Assets, you will need to register an account. Registration of an account involves the selection of a username and a password, which will be provided to us. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activity which occurs in connection with your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you. Bid4Assets may terminate your account due to the misuse, improper use or unauthorized use of a username, password or the Platform. Bid4Assets will not be responsible and you will hold harmless Bid4Assets for any actual, special, consequential or incidental losses or damages arising from the misuse, improper use or unauthorized use of a username, password or this Platform.
We recommend the following guidelines for creating a password:
The password must contain a minimum of eight characters, including one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number and one symbol, such as an exclamation mark or number sign
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
We reserve the right to transfer or disclose you information collected through the Platform, including your personal information, for other business reasons of ours (including in connection with an assignment of our rights covered under the paragraph below captioned “Assignment”).
Children’s Privacy and Age Limitations for the Website
The Platform is intended for use by persons aged 18 or older, and by your use of this Platform you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If we discover or are made aware that we have received personally identifiable information from an individual who indicates that he or she is, or whom we otherwise have reason to believe is, under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our systems. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us as provided below. In any such event, a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 may review and request deletion of such child's personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.
Please also see the additional disclosures in the paragraphs below captioned “Additional Notices to California Residents -- Content Removal Requests for Users Under 18 Years Old”.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Platform and use the Services. In addition, if you delete any Platform cookies on a given visit, you would need to block them again in subsequent visits to our Platform.
Links to Other Websites
Opting Out of Marketing Communications
You may let us know at any time that you desire to opt out of emails and other electronic communications sent by us about marketing or promotional matters. To opt out you should send us an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Please remove me from all Bid4Assets marketing emails” and we will then promptly remove you from such communications. However, you may still receive emails and other electronic communications from us about non-marketing or non-promotional matters, such as information about your user account. To opt out of Asset Hound email alerts, you must log in to your account and delete the rules.
Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus warrants that it complies with applicable European privacy legislation. Google’s Privacy Shield status may be viewed here:
Please note that to ensure anonymous logging of IP addresses (so-called IP masking), on this Platform Google Analytics has been extended with the code ‘gat._anonymizeIp()’.
You can also prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. An opt-out cookie can then be set which prevents further collection of your data through Google Analytics when you visit this Platform. This is particularly recommended when accessing our site via mobile devices.
Your Questions and Concerns
ADDITIONAL NOTICES TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
California Do-Not-Track Disclosure
At this time, the Platform is not set up to honor web browser do-not-track settings. Do-not-track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user activates the do-not-track settings in browsers that offer this setting, the browser sends a message to websites or applications requesting them not to track the user. For more information about do-not-track matters, please visit www.allaboutdnt.org.
Information on Marketing Disclosures
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us at 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 520, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Content Removal Requests for Users Under 18 Years Old
If you have any complaint about use of the Platform, you may contact us by email at [email protected], or by postal mail at 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 520, Silver Spring, MD 20910. In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1789.3 California residents may also file complaints with the Complaint Assistance Unit, Division of Consumer Services, California Department of Consumer Affairs by postal mail at 1625 North Market Road, Suite N112, Sacramento, CA 95834 or by telephone at 800-952-5210.
ADDITIONAL NOTICES TO EUROPEAN UNION RESIDENT AND OTHER DATA SUBJECTS
Bid4Assets embraces the approach to privacy protection reflected in the GDPR, giving our clients, vendors, and users a greater say in what happens with their data. Please contact our data protection officer at [email protected] if you have any questions about any matters related to our GDPR compliance.
Legal Bases for Processing Personal Information of European Union Citizens or Other GDPR Data Subjects
When processing your personal information, Bid4Assets may rely on one or more of the following legal bases (or other available legal grounds), depending on the circumstances:
Disclosures to Third Parties
Your personal information will not be disclosed to third parties except where it is necessary for fulfillment of Bid4Assets’s obligations to you or where Bid4Assets is obliged or permitted to do so by law (including, without limitation, through the terms of any agreement Bid4Assets may have with you), or where Bid4Assets makes disclosures that are otherwise consistent with the uses described in this Policy.
Bid4Assets may also disclose any information (including personal information) relating to you to law enforcement authorities or any regulatory or government authority in response to any request including requests in connection with the investigation of any suspected illegal activities.
Bid4Assets reserves the right to transfer any personal information Bid4Assets has about you in the event Bid4Assets sells or transfers all or a portion of our business or assets, or merges with another organization. Should such a sale, transfer or merger occur, Bid4Assets will use reasonable efforts seeking to require that the transferee uses personal information you have provided to Bid4Assets in a manner that is consistent with this Policy.
Bid4Assets will not sell, resell or lease your personal information to any third parties but Bid4Assets may, if required for the purpose(s) for which your personal information was collected and processed, share it with Bid4Assets partners and/or service providers to enable them to provide their services to Bid4Assets or to you, as applicable. The foregoing are in addition to the other uses described elsewhere in this Policy.
Security of Personal Information of European Citizens or Other GDPR Data Subjects
Bid4Assets has policies and technical and organizational measures in place which are intended to safeguard and protect your personal information against unauthorized access, accidental loss, improper use and disclosure. However, you should be aware that information transmitted over the internet is not completely secure because of the nature of the internet and that systems and measures used to secure information are not flawless. For these reasons, although Bid4Assets will use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, Bid4Assets does not warrant the security of personal information transmitted to Bid4Assets or stored by Bid4Assets, and personal information that is transmitted to Bid4Assets by you electronically is done at your own risk.
Retention of Personal Information of European Citizens or Other GDPR Data Subjects
Bid4Assets’s policy is to retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which Bid4Assets collected such personal information, including for the purposes of satisfying any professional, legal, accounting or reporting requirements to which Bid4Assets is subject. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, Bid4Assets considers the scope, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the personal information, the purposes for which Bid4Assets collected and processed your personal information and whether Bid4Assets can achieve those purposes through other means, and any applicable legal and professional requirements.
Your Rights as a European Resident or Other GDPR Data Subject
You have a number of rights concerning your personal information that Bid4Assets holds and uses, including the following:
You may exercise any of the above requests in writing to Bid4Assets, Attn: Data Protection Officer, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 520, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or at [email protected] You are also free at any time to request that Bid4Assets stop using your personal information for marketing purposes by contacting us at Bid4Assets, Attn: Data Protection Officer, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 520, Silver Spring, MD 20910.