Please be advised that these principles do not govern Web sites of other parties to which we may provide only links, as Salvage World is not responsible for, and cannot control the privacy practices or content of, those third party Web sites.
Information Collection and Use.
Salvage World collects, utilizes and retains your personal information when you register with the Salvage World Site, when you use the Salvage World Site and other services, when you visit Salvage World Site pages or the pages of certain Salvage World partners, and when you enter various promotions offered from time to time. Salvage World may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners, financial service providers, or other companies.
When you register with the Salvage World Site as a member, we request your name and email address and, in some cases, your physical address, telephone numbers, and similar contact information, credit card information, bank account, credit history, credit reports or other financial information when you engage in bidding and/or order other specified services on-line. You may be asked to provide additional personally identifiable information such as birth date, gender, occupation, industry and personal interests for our validation use within the Salvage World Site.
Salvage World collects and stores information about your transactions with us and with some of our third party business partners, including information about your site usage and other related internal services. Salvage World automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address and cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.
Salvage World routinely collects information that cannot be identified to a particular individual such as time-stamps and logs events (such as features used, length of viewing, etc.) This data may be used for performance and optimization of the Salvage World Site and other online services.
Salvage World uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for auction purchases and other services, improve our web site and other services, contact you, conduct in-house research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
Information Sharing and Disclosure.
Salvage World does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies, except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
(a) We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Salvage World subject to information sharing and confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help Salvage World communicate with you about offers from Salvage World and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
(b) We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
(e) Salvage World may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria.
(f) Salvage World does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
(g) Salvage World Site advertisers may include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, auto lenders) and non-financial companies (such as automotive suppliers, shippers, restoration and repair services, etc.). Salvage World may work with vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different categories ofbusiness.
Salvage World may set and access Salvage World Site cookies on your computer in order to facilitate your online usage of the Salvage World Site.
Salvage World may let other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Salvage World's cookies. Salvage World may use web beacons to access Salvage World Site cookies inside and outside our network of sites and in connection with Salvage World Site and other services.
Confidentiality and Security.
Salvage World limits access to personal information about you to pre-screened employees, agents, and representatives, who we believe, in their business capacities, reasonably need to have contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to pre-screen and fulfill your transactions within the Salvage World Site. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal and confidential information about you on all our servers and data networks.
Further, the only means to participate in an auction is through the Salvage World Site registration and access process, which includes a password for each transmission. Salvage World strongly recommends that all private transmissions be protected by passwords and that you do not give your password to anyone. Any bids or purchases made under your account are your responsibility, and all sales are final and conducted on an "as-is" basis.
Membership Information and Preferences.
You can edit your Salvage World Site membership information at any time. We reserve the right to send certain communications to you relating to the Salvage World Site and other services, such as new auctions, sales, promotions or service announcements, administrative messages and newsletters; all considered part of your Salvage World Site membership and all without offering you the opportunity to opt out in advance of receiving them. You can terminate your Salvage World Site membership at any time.