PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: January 24, 2021

Auction Place is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy informs you about our online data collection and use. The terms of this policy apply to all Auction Place web pages, unless different terms are specified in a form or contract provided to you online or offline.

By using this site, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy. This site is owned by Auction Place and may be accessed in Mexico and abroad. For data protection purposes, Auction Place is the controller and, unless otherwise stated, is also the data processor. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Auction Place collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to conduct research and analysis to improve our products, services and technologies, and to display content that is tailored to your interests and preferences.

We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications, such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing emails to inform you about new products or services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing e-mails, you may adjust your “Personal Information Preferences” as described below or follow the unsubscribe instructions included in each e-mail communication.

Personal information collected by Auction Place may be stored and processed in Mexico or any other country in which Auction Place or its affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents maintain facilities, and by using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Auction Place collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to conduct research and analysis to improve our products, services and technologies, and to display content that is tailored to your interests and preferences.

We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications, such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing emails to inform you about new products or services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing emails, you may adjust your “Personal Information Preferences” as described below or follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included in each email communication.

Personal information collected by Auction Place may be stored and processed in Mexico or any other country in which Photo Filter or its affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents maintain facilities, and by using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Auction Place complies with the Mexico Safe Harbor Framework and the Mexico-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the Mexican Ministry of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Auction Place has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. For more information about the Safe Harbor program and to view Auction Place’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/. If you wish to exercise any of your data protection rights (including the right to have your personal information deleted), please contact us using the “Contact Information” below https://auction-place.com.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as disclosed in this privacy policy, Auction Place does not share your personal information with any third parties.

We may share your personal information within our corporate group, including with our subsidiaries and divisions, all of which may use your information for the purposes set forth herein.

We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may contract with other companies to handle payment processing, to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in direct marketing, to perform audits, etc. These companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service. They are required to keep the information confidential and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

Information about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition or sale of the company and/or its assets, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the company’s business assets. We will notify you of such an event as described in the “Changes to this Privacy Policy” section below.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.

ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you would like to review or change the information you have previously provided to us, you can access your information in the “My Account” section of the website. Your account executive can also assist you in making any changes, as well as exercising your right to have your personal information deleted. If you need further assistance, please contact us at info@AUCTION-PLACE.COM You can expect a response from us within ten calendar days. Please note that you cannot change your user name without re-registering.

PERSONAL INFORMATION PREFERENCES

Auction Place respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not wish to receive marketing emails from us, please let us know by: (1) checking or unchecking the appropriate box on your online registration form or on the “My Profile” page of the website; (2) contacting your Account Executive; or (3) sending an email to info@AUCTION-PLACE.COM.

If you opt out of receiving marketing emails, please note that you may still receive transactionally or account emails (e.g., purchase confirmations and account balance statements).

USE OF COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

Auction Place uses “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize and enhance your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive or device. Cookies contain information, including personal information, that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your browsing and shopping history.

COOKIES OFFER YOU MANY CONVENIENCES:

They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so they can retrieve previous image search results, access lightboxes and shopping carts, and view their previous invoices.

Cookies save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.

Cookies allow us to deliver personalized content to you, including search results and targeted advertising.

Cookies help protect your security by checking your login information and can help prevent fraud.

Cookies remember your preferences when you use the site.

Cookies also identify certain customers in case those customers wish to receive assistance from a live, online customer service representative.

We strive to make this site easy to use and relevant. Our goal is to offer you more personalized products and services.

For this purpose, Auction Place also works with third party partners, who use cookies on our site to:

Measure and analyze aggregate usage and volume of statistical information from our users on our website. The information collected may include, among other things, the following: user browser activity when the user visits the site, the users’ site path, general information about the visitor’s Internet service provider and host, and the time users arrive at the site.

Remember our users’ previous search for products and services and dynamically display more relevant content to them.

Record user behavior on our site, such as pages visited, emails clicked, forms completed, and products and services purchased to create customized advertisements and communications that better meet their needs.

Evaluate user traffic and behavior on the site to compile activity reports for our internal use only.

Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our products and services.

Identify users who come to the site through a referral from an affiliated website or sponsored link.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Auction Place only, and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. If you would like more information about Internet advertising companies, including how to opt out of their information collection, please visit www.networkadvertising.org.

In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters. These tiny electronic images help us determine how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not use these single-pixel gifs to collect personal information.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Please note that the site is optimally designed to work with cookies enabled in your Internet browser. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that rely on cookies. This may adversely affect your experience on the website.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. For example, when you enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.

E-MAIL REFERRALS

If you choose to use our email referral services to tell a friend about our products or services (including images in your Lightbox, promotional campaigns, new websites, job postings, etc.), we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will use that information to send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site and review the product or service you have selected. We may use a third-party vendor to administer this feature, but that third-party vendor may only use the information submitted to provide this one-time email. Neither Auction Place nor any third-party vendor stores this information after the e-mail is sent.

MINORS

We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not use or enter information on this site, including without limitation, any interactive areas of the website.

LINKS

We may link to websites, including those of our third party content providers that have privacy policies and practices different from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites and encourage you to familiarize yourself with them before using them.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in the way Auction Place will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our home page, or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit one of our sites.