This Privacy Statement describes the privacy practices of AssetNation, Inc., a member of the Ritchie Bros. group of companies (the "Company" or "we") with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, including in respect of the Company's website located at http://salvagesale.assetnation.com/ ("SalvageSale website"). This Privacy Statement may be supplemented or modified by agreements entered into between the Company and an individual from time to time.
Where we have provided a translation of the English language version of this Privacy Statement, such translation is provided for your convenience only. To the extent there is any inconsistency between the English language version of this Privacy Statement and any such translation, the English language version shall govern.
In this Privacy Statement, "personal information" means any information about an identifiable individual, excluding any information that has been made anonymous or that is excluded from the definition of "personal information" under applicable laws.
This statement will notify you of:
- What personal information or third party personal information is collected through our website
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of personal information
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information under our control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your personal information
Table of Contents
- Information Collection
- Information Use
- Information Disclosure
- User Registration
- Special Offers, and Site and Service Updates
- Usage Data
- Web Server Traffic Log Files
- Choice / Opt-Out
- Notification of Changes & Acceptance of Privacy Statement
Except where otherwise required or permitted by law, we will inform individuals of the purposes for the collection, use, or disclosure of the individual's personal information prior to collecting, using or disclosing the personal information.
We collect personal information from individuals through various means, including through our websites and through user registration.
Requirements for consent to collection, use, or disclosure of personal information vary depending on circumstances and on the type of personal information that is intended to be collected, used, or disclosed. In determining whether consent is required and, if so, which form of consent is appropriate, we will take into account both the sensitivity of the personal information at issue and the purposes for which we will use the information. Consent may be express, implied (including through use of "opt-out" consent where appropriate), or deemed. For example, if an individual provides his/her mailing address and requests information regarding a particular product, consent to use the address to mail product information to the individual is implied.
On giving reasonable written notice to the Company, an individual may withdraw consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of his or her personal information. Upon receipt of this withdrawal, we will notify the individual of the likely consequences of withdrawing his or her consent. Except where otherwise required or permitted by law, we will then stop collecting, using or disclosing the individual's personal information.
We use information collected from individuals to provide products or services (including disclosure of personal information to third parties as required to provide those products or services, and as described herein), to respond to requests for information regarding the Company’s products and services, and for additional purposes that may be identified at or before the time that the information is collected. The information gathered will be used for general corporate marketing purposes, thereby enabling us to refine and improve our service and better meet our customers' needs.
The information gathered may also be used by the Company to resolve disputes, collect fees, troubleshoot problems, enforce our User Agreement and related policies, and prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
We will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required or permitted by law. Once the information is no longer required to fulfill its intended purposes, and is no longer required or permitted to be retained for legal or business purposes, it will be destroyed, erased, or made anonymous.
We are the sole owner of the information collected on this site and will not share or rent this information to others in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Statement.
By using this website to buy or sell, you consent to our disclosing relevant contact information of the seller and buyer to each other, or in the event of a dispute between the parties.
We may disclose certain personal information to third parties and to affiliated entities in order to carry out work on behalf of the Company or in connection with the operation of affiliated or hosted marketplace venues. We will take appropriate steps to ensure that such recipients safeguard the personal information and use the information only for authorized purposes. If we partner with another party to provide specific services, and a user registers for these services, we will share the contact information or other information necessary for the third party to provide the requested services.
We may also disclose personal information to legal, financial, and other professional advisors and to our lenders or insurers in connection with the operation of our business, or in connection with the sale or reorganization of all or part of our business or operations. In respect of our fraud detection and prevention efforts or the investigation of unlawful activities, we may collect and disclose personal information in cooperation with law enforcement authorities. We may also collect and provide personal information to other third parties in response to a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, or when we in good faith believe disclosure is required by any applicable law, regulation or legal process.
By using the SalvageSale website, you agree to allow us to use your remarks, suggestions, writings or comments as we so determine without your further consent and without compensation or any other interests or rights. However, we will not identify the specific source of the comments by name or email address without your permission. You also agree that we will not be liable for use or acquisition of your information by any third party without our knowledge or consent.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and affiliates. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
To use certain areas of this website, a user must first register and accept the User Agreement. By accepting the User Agreement, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement, and in particular, after you accept the User Agreement, you expressly consent to our collecting and storing the following personal information:
- e-mail address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers;
- transactional information based on your activities on our websites (such as buying and selling), and correspondence sent to us in connection with these activities;
- if you are a seller, we collect information relating to the item you desire to post for sale and related identifying information; and
- other information from your interaction with this website, or our services, content and advertising, including computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from this website, IP address and standard web log information
Registration and the provision of this information are required to access some areas of the website. Visitors who do not input the required information will not have access to these areas.
We may send registrants site and service announcement updates, and information regarding new or improved services and upcoming events that we think may be of interest to them. We may communicate with a user to provide requested services or with respect to their account via email or phone.
The website also collects other information through some of the features available on the site. Information including unique ID, access time, search parameters and visitor feedback is collected.
If permitted by your computer and browser settings, we will place cookies on your computer as you browse the SalvageSale website to gather non-personally identifiable information, which may include your computer’s IP address, browser type, the webpage you were visiting prior to accessing the SalvageSale website, and other statistics. We use information collected from cookies so that we can understand what sort of information you are interested in, which enables us to display advertising on your computer based on these interests.
You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising by visiting https://www.google.com/settings/ads.
You can learn more about behavioral advertising and opt out of third-party behavioral advertising by visiting www.youradchoices.com.
Web server logs collect visitor information including IP address, browser type and version, referring URLs, referring search engines and specified search strings. This information helps us design improvements to the services and navigational structure of our website.
We do not attempt to collect personal information from children.
Note that we cannot always determine if a user of our website is a child.
This website contains links to other sites, including sites maintained by our corporate partners for the provision of online payment services and online shipping quotes. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of all websites that collect personal information.
Occasional surveys may be conducted on the SalvageSale website. Survey information will be used to help us monitor and improve the use of this site and our services.
Management of Personal Information:
Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We use a number of tools (passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. As you may be aware, however, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from our websites. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we cannot ensure or warrant that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
Our users are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their information used for purposes not directly related to the purchase of services or products using our websites. Our online registration process has an opt-out provision, which allows the user to select that the information not be provided to any companies other than the Company. Registered users who no longer wish to receive promotional or other informational material from us may also opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the e-mail or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Changes & Acceptance of Privacy Statement
By using the SalvageSale website and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement.
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Your continued use of any portion of the SalvageSale website following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes.
If we change our privacy practices, we will post those changes to our Privacy Statement web page and update the date listed on the links to it, as well as on the statement itself. We will post those changes so users are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We may from time to time provide notice of changes to this Privacy Statement by email or mail, or to other contact information provided by you.
We use personal information in accordance with the Privacy Statement under which the personal information was collected. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner different from that currently stated, we will notify users. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their personal information in this different manner.