Your privacy is critically important to us
At eFlea we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.
- We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, to protect our rights, or provide auction administrators the necessary information to contact you in the event that you are a successful bidder on an auction item.
- Other than your name (in the event that you area successful auction item bidder), your email address and contact information is never made public, or visible to search engines.
If you have questions about deactivating your account or correcting your personal data please contact our support team. Accounts cannot be deleted once you have placed a bid on an item.
eFlea operates several websites under the eflea.ca and eflea.bid master domains. It is eFlea's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
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Like most website operators, eFlea collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. eFlea's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how eFlea's visitors use its website. From time to time, eFlea may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
eFlea also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. eFlea only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that auction bidder IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the auction where the bid was placed.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to eFlea's websites choose to interact with eFlea in ways that require eFlea to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that eFlea gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for bidding on auction items to provide a their name, email address, phone number and address. Those who engage in transactions with eFlea are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, eFlea collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor's interaction with eFlea. eFlea does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
eFlea may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, eFlea may monitor the most popular auctions. eFlea may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, eFlea does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
eFlea discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its auction administrators, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:
- (i) need to know that information in order to process it on eFlea's behalf or to provide services available at eFlea's websites, and
- (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using eFlea's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
eFlea will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its auction administrators, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, eFlea discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when eFlea believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of eFlea, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an eFlea website and have supplied your email address, eFlea may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with eFlea and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. eFlea takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. eFlea links the information we store in cookies to the personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them or they expire) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our websites. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of our website may not work properly (i.e. logging into the system).
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If eFlea, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that eFlea goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of eFlea may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
eFlea Charity Auction System
Attn: Legal Department
195 Queen Street, Suite Nothing
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2L1S9
Some of our policies and documentation may be available in multiple languages. When there are discrepancies between the various language files, the English version will take precedence.