Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time; it is your responsibility to keep up to date with them.

Buy Used & Local, LLC

Effective Date: August 23, 2017

Buy Used & Local, LLC, a California limited liability company ("we," "us," "our") takes your privacy seriously. We have developed this Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what we collect from our users ("users" or "you") and how we use and share this information. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our website, www.buyusedandlocal.com, (the "website"), all services available through our website and any related services which you can find out about more in our Terms of Service here (collectively, the "Services"). We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and will notify you by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services to stay informed of our information and privacy practices.


WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We provide an online platform for estate sale auctions and related services including preparing items for auction, sorting, packing, photographing and hauling. As such, we collect information from users about their belongings and estate sale needs. This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of information that we may collect in your use of our Services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any other company or individual that we do not own or control but which may be accessible via the Services. You should always review the privacy policies of any website you visit from or through our website. Payments through our website are handled by Authorize.net and if you provide any payment information via our website you are subject to that processor’s terms and conditions, available here.

  • ✪ Information that we collect from sellers. If you are a seller or representative of a seller (a "seller"), when you visit our website or use our Services, we may collect and store information that you provide to us, including your first and last name, email address, home address, and information abut the items to be sold. 
  • ✪ Information that we collect from buyers. If you are a buyer, when you visit our website or use our Services, we may collect and store information about you that you provide to us, including your first and last name, email address, username and password. We also collect your credit card information. We also collect your credit card number, card type, expiration date, and security code. We do not store credit card information.

HOW DO WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

We do not disseminate, disclose, sell or publish any personally identifiable information without your express written consent, except as set forth below. Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services may require you to provide us with personal information. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal information requested by us, it may not be possible for you to bid on or sell items on our online auction. We may collect and use personal information to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect personal information from you.

  • ✪ Sellers. We collect and store the personal information we collect from you, including first and last names, email address, postal address and information about items to be sold. We will publish information about the items to be sold on our online auction, but we will not publish personal information on our website. If an item is sold, we will provide the buyer with information necessary for them to pick up the item, including the address of the item.
  • ✪ Buyers. We collect and store the information that you provide, including your first and last name, email address, username and password. We will not use this personal information for any purposes other than verifying your identity, authenticating your login, and facilitating your access to the Services.
  • ✪ Partners. We may transfer your personal information to third parties who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed, such as services delivery, evaluating the usefulness of this website, marketing, data management or technical support. These third parties have contracted with us to only use personal information for the agreed-upon purpose, and not to sell your personal information to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated in this Privacy Policy.
  • ✪ Statistical Information. We may collect and store non personally-identifiable information regarding your usage of our website, the website or websites you were visiting before or when you visited our website, your IP address, technical reports, and any other non-identifiable, statistical information.
  • ✪ Business Transfers. We may share your non-personally identifiable information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where information may be disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets. In this case, we would require the party to whom the information is being disclosed to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy.
  • ✪ Enforcement of Terms and Policies. We may share your information to enforce or apply our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service or our other policies or agreements.
  • ✪ Protection of Us and Others. We may access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; or protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our employees, our users, or others.
  • ✪ With Your Consent. We may share your information in other circumstances with your prior written consent. 

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We will store your information internally using industry-standard secure storage technologies. When you submit personal information via the Services, your information is protected both online and off-line, and all information is encrypted. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect your information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just personal information, is restricted.

However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us or guarantee that information on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized persons or hardware or software failure.

HOW MAY WE COMMUNICATE WITH YOU?

We may contact or communicate with you by email, through our social media pages (for example, our pages on Facebook and Twitter), notices on our website, newsletters or other means available through the Services. Such communications may contain messages of a commercial or non-commercial nature, including but not limited to, providing you the Services or responding to your inquiry that you requested, marketing and promotions of our Services or the services of our partners and advertisers, for administrative purposes, or to carry out other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, please contact us at buyusedandlocal@gmail.com.

You are cautioned that any online communications may not be fully confidential. In addition, you should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail.

You should be aware that our administrative personnel may, in the course of their regular duties, have access to communications for technical or operational purposes. We may also disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.

DO NOT TRACK

We currently do not participate in any "Do Not Track" frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your information. We may engage third parties, such as marketing or analytics partners, who may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our website.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS?

"Cookies" are small data file identifiers that are transferred to your computer or mobile web browser that allow us to recognize your browser or mobile device and transfer information about you and your use of our Services. For example, cookies that we use tell us how many times you have visited our website, your search preferences, and which links you have clicked on. We use "persistent" cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Services. We also use "session ID" cookies to enable certain features of the Services, to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the Services. Unlike persistent cookies, session ID cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from a Service and close your browser. Most Web browsers are initially configured to accept cookies, but you can change this setting so your browser either refuses all cookies or informs you when a cookie is being sent. Also, you are free to delete any existing cookies at any time. Please note that some features of the Website may not function properly when cookies are disabled or removed. We use IP addresses to administer our website.

CALIFORNIA MARKETING

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal information that we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to Buy Used & Local, LLC, 5669 Snell Avenue #450, San Jose, CA 95123.

SERVICES NOT DIRECTED TO CHILDREN

Children under 18 may not use our Services. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to use the Services unsupervised. We do not knowingly collect or solicit any personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent and you become aware that your child has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at buyusedandlocal@gmail.com.

CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose. If at any point, we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we would notify users by email. Users may always inform us not to use their information.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy policies in general, please send us a detailed message to buyusedandlocal@gmail.com or call 650-766-3345.