Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE GIZMOTRADER SERVICE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. Protecting the privacy of young children is important to Gizmotrader. For that reason, Gizmotrader does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 18 years-of-age. If Gizmotrader learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 18 years-of-age has been collected on or through the Gizmotrader Service, then Gizmotrader will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 18 who has become a Gizmotrader Service User, then please contact Gizmotrader at support@Gizmotrader.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.
Collection of Data
You can visit the Gizmotrader Service without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you register, you are no longer unidentified to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers.
Gizmotrader may collect and store the following personally identifiable information:
- Name, Billing and shipping address, email address, and financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers;
- Transactional information based on your activities on the site (buying and selling); and
- Billing, shipping, and other information you provide to purchase or sell an item;
You also provide information when you search, buy, sell, fill out a questionnaire, communicate with customer service, or contact us by phone, e-mail, or physical mail. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, phone numbers, and credit card information.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we may ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Gizmotrader stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include, but are not limited to, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type, version, time-zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform; purchase history; products you own, viewed, or searched for; and your sales history.
We may also use browser data such as cookies, or similar data, on certain parts of our Website for fraud prevention and other purposes. Cookies are identifiers that we transfer to your computer through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and provide various usability features.
Gizmotrader will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may merge your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our content and services. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, you have the option to "opt out" by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email.
Disclosure of Information
Gizmotrader will not sell, rent, or trade your personal information with third parties other than as disclosed below or to enforce our policies, respond to legal requirements, or protect anyone's property, rights, or safety.
We may share your personal information with:
- Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP address, fraud complaints, and transaction history.
- Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as providing payment processing, bill collection, customer support, fraud investigations, merchant services, marketing services, and affiliate and rewards programs).
- Affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting, provide maintenance and security services to execute transactions, conduct data analysis and create reports, and assist Gizmotrader in improving the Gizmotrader Service and creating new services, features and functionality. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Policy, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality and security measures.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to maintain your privacy, we will not disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other agencies without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
Personal and Financial Information
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, efficient, and personalized experience. Gizmotrader uses your information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the Gizmotrader Service, including potentially sending you marketing emails, as well as to track user-generated content and users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws. We may use your email address or phone number(s), without further consent, for administrative communications such as notifying you of Gizmotrader Service updates, for customer service purposes, and to send privacy or security related notices. Gizmotrader uses all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the Gizmotrader Service.
Gizmotrader may use any automatically collected Information such as cookies to: (i) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the Gizmotrader Service; (ii) provide customized content, services and information; (iii) monitor and report aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; (iv) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities; (v) provide services and customer support; (vi) resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; and (vii) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement.
If you no longer wish to receive our promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or by emailing us at support@Gizmotrader.com.
Protecting Your Account
Your password is important because it serves as a key to access your account. Do not disclose your password to anyone. When selecting your password, use unique letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and characters. If you share your password or your personal information with others, you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account, and may jeopardize the security of your personal information. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately contact us at support@Gizmotrader.com and go to the website and change your password.
You can see, review and change your personal information by logging in to Gizmotrader.com or by emailing us at support@Gizmotrader.com. Please keep your personal information up to date. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce the Gizmotrader User Agreement and take other actions otherwise permitted by law. If you wish to cancel your account, remove your encrypted credit card information, or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at the email address listed above. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
The security of your personal data and payment information is important to us. Gizmotrader uses commercially reasonable security tools to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to the Gizmotrader Service, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Gizmotrader makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Gizmotrader learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Gizmotrader Service may post a notice on the Gizmotrader Service if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing or by emailing us at support@Gizmotrader.com.
When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
This document addresses only the use and disclosure of information that Gizmotrader collects from you, except as otherwise expressly included in this Policy. If you disclose your information to other people, or other sites throughout the Internet that Gizmotrader may link to, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information disclosed to them. Gizmotrader does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
The Gizmotrader Service is hosted in the United States. For users visiting the Gizmotrader Service from the European Union or other non-U.S. territories, with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions, and by providing your personal data you permit: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with this Policy, and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices from time to time.