Introduction

The following describes the privacy policy (as amended or otherwise changed from time to time, the "Privacy Policy") applicable to the services available through the Upvato web site, the Upvato mobile site, and other mobile applications and any other online communications and interfaces (the "Site") from Upvato. By visiting the Site, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, storage, transfer, and processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy. On occasion Upvato may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law, our Personal Data collection and use practices, the features of our Site, or advances in technology. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a prominent notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective.


I. Our Commitment to Your Privacy

We value your trust in us and will work hard to earn your confidence so that you can confidently use our services and recommend us to your friends and family.


II. Information We Collect

We collect personally identifiable information ("Personal Data") about you that you provide to us while using the Site. Personal Data includes information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name, address, phone number, credit card number or e-mail address. We also collect non-personally identifiable information, including your IP address, search preferences related to specific searches, location, and bids through your interactions with our Site. When we link non-personally identifiable information with Personal Data, we will treat it as Personal Data under this Privacy Policy.

Our Site may include links to other web sites and online services whose privacy practices may differ from those of Upvato. If you submit personal information to or through any of those web sites or services, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any web site you visit or online services you use.


III. How We Use the Information We Collect

We use Personal Data to provide you with the products and services from our Site, to build features that will make the services available on the Site easier to use, and to contact you about these services. This includes better customer support and timely notice of new services and more relevant content.

From time to time, Upvato may contact you to request feedback on your experience using the Site, to assist us in improving the Site, or to offer special savings or promotions to you, as a Site user. If you would prefer not to receive notices of special savings or promotions, you may simply opt-out from receiving them.


IV. Sharing Your Personal Data

We may share your information for the following purpose:

  • Compliance with Law and Other Disclosures: Upvato reserves the right to release Personal Data in order to comply with applicable law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us. We may also release Personal Data to enforce or apply the terms and conditions applicable to our products and services, protect us or others against fraudulent or inappropriate activities, or otherwise protect the rights, property or safety of Upvato, our affiliated companies, our customers, or others.

V. Protecting Your Personal Data

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of Personal Data, we employ reasonable and current technical, administrative and physical safeguards.


VI. Our Policy Concerning Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as beacons, scripts, and tags, are small bits of code, usually stored on a user's computer hard drive or device, which enable a website to "personalize" itself for each user by remembering information about the user's visit to the website.

As described in more detail below, our Site uses cookies to store your preferences, display content based upon what you view on our Site to personalize your visit, analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements around the Site, serve targeted advertising and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. On mobile websites and mobile apps, we may use Anonymous Device IDs and/or Advertiser Identifiers in a manner similar to our use of cookies on our websites.

Upvato (First Party Cookies): We, at Upvato, use our cookies to improve your web-browsing experience. For example, we use a cookie to reduce the time it takes for you to submit requests by storing a registered user's e-mail address so that the user does not need to enter their e-mail address each time that they log-in to Upvato. We will also use a cookie to keep track of your search criteria while you are engaging Upvato's services. Upvato cookies are associated with a user's Personal Data. However, no third party may use the information we collect through our Upvato cookies for their own purposes.


VII. How You Can Access or Change Your Personally-Identifying Information

Upvato understands that you may want to change, access or delete your Personal Data. You may do so by accessing your profile or by contacting us. To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting access or making changes to your personally-identifying information. Any request to access your personally-identifying information will be answered in less than 30 days. If you have registered your profile on any of the services available on our Site, your e-mail address and password are required in order to access your profile information.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. In addition, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.