Thirdman.auction Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 1st, 2018

This Privacy Policy governs your use of Thirdman.auction and explains, in general, what Personal Information and other information is collected on the Sites, how the information is used, and with whom we may share such information. It also explains the rights provided to users regarding the use of their own personal information and how users can control how this data is used. Your privacy is an important matter to us and we ask that you please read through the Privacy Policy carefully so that you are informed of our practices.

By visiting the Sites, and/or using the services offered on or through the Sites (the "Services"), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, our Terms and Conditions, which governs your use of the Sites in general. You may withdraw consent in writing at any time, however, such withdrawal does not negate our right to process your data prior to withdrawal.

1. Information collected on and through the Sites

We may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from you and your computer (about you and your interaction with the Sites) each time you visit us in order to make your visits to the Sites and use of the services available through the Sites worthwhile. "Personal Information" includes: your name; title; home and/or business address; email address; home and/or business telephone and fax number; credit card and other payment information; demographic information; art interests or preferences, art purchases, offer activity, offer amounts, payment history; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

2. User-Provided Information

We may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from you and your computer (about you and your interaction with the Sites) each time you visit us in order to make your visits to the Sites and use of the services available through the Sites worthwhile. "Personal Information" includes: your name; title; home and/or business address; email address; home and/or business telephone and fax number; credit card and other payment information; demographic information; art interests or preferences, art purchases, offer activity, offer amounts, payment history; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

3. Sites’ Usage Information

  1. Cookies

    We may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from you and your computer (about you and your interaction with the Sites) each time you visit us in order to make your visits to the Sites and use of the services available through the Sites worthwhile. "Personal Information" includes: your name; title; home and/or business address; email address; home and/or business telephone and fax number; credit card and other payment information; demographic information; art interests or preferences, art purchases, offer activity, offer amounts, payment history; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

  2. IP Address and Clickstream Data

    Our server automatically collects data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from the Sites, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name.

    Your IP Address is used to help identify you and to gather demographic information about our customers as a whole, but does not include personally identifiable information. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us; the pages you visit on the Sites; the other sites you visit after the Sites; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on the Sites or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Sites. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider. We may link this information with your Personal Information.

    Any or all of these activities with regard to Sites Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers, including, for example, our analytics vendor(s). These third party partners will be obligated to protect your confidential information.

  3. Our use of your Personal Information

    Our server automatically collects data about your server's Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you're on the Internet. When you request pages from the Sites, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name.

    To remain transparent, in addition to the other uses of information described in the Privacy Policy, we may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

    • To provide you with customer support
    • To provide our Services to you and our users
    • To improve existing Services and to develop and provide new Services to you and our users
    • To facilitate your communications and transactions through our Services
    • To maintain a trusted and secure environment to help address, prevent, and detect technical issues and conduct investigations
    • To provide a customized experience based on Personal Information, interests, preferences, and site usage information
    • To contact you in order to resolve issues related to your account or use of our Services and to send updates about our Services or policies, or for other purposes permitted by law
    • To send you notice about, or invitations to, upcoming events in the collecting area in which you've made a purchase and to otherwise correspond with you about products, services, companies and events sponsored by us and others that we think might interest you (Opt-out instructions can be found below)
    • To send you offers from other entities that provide services and products that we think might be of interest to you. However, we will not transfer your contact information to any unaffiliated third party for the third party's marketing purposes unless you expressly direct us to do so (Opt-out instructions can be found below)
    • To comply with our legal obligations, enforce our policies and agreements with Users, and resolve disputes

    We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping. We may also report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Sites’ Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties. We also may compare your contact information to data in our databases in order to improve the Sites and marketing.

    We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Sites and emails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.

4. Access to your Personal Information and communication preferences

We may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from you and your computer (about you and your interaction with the Sites) each time you visit us in order to make your visits to the Sites and use of the services available through the Sites worthwhile. "Personal Information" includes: your name; title; home and/or business address; email address; home and/or business telephone and fax number; credit card and other payment information; demographic information; art interests or preferences, art purchases, offer activity, offer amounts, payment history; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.

5. Service Providers

We may use third party partners to help operate the Sites and deliver our products and Services, and may share your information with service providers and other third parties that provide products or Services for or through the Sites or for our business (such as Sites or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, email service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf). These third party partners will be obligated to protect your confidential information.

6. Aggregate Statistics

We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, the Sites and emails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

7. Legally Compelled Disclosures

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information in connection with investigations or when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Sites, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

8. Business Transfer

Thirdman.auction regards its databases of customer information as a valuable asset. In the event that Thirdman.auction, or substantially all of our assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, such databases containing Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. In using the Services you consent to such transfer of your Personal Information.

9. Security

Thirdman.auction will take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to the Sites, including making your sensitive information available to our employees and agents on a need-to-know basis. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

If you contact us by email, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by this method in transit.

You may be able to create an account on the Sites with a username and password. Passwords are encrypted and Thirdman.auction policies preclude access to passwords by anyone at Thirdman.auction or its service providers except on a need-to-know basis. If you do create a username and password, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Sites by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to:

  1. Immediately notify Thirdman.auction of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security,

  2. Ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify Thirdman.auction when you desire to cancel your account on the Sites. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

We may seek to notify you in the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so within 72 hours under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification.

10. Phishing

It has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send email messages to consumers by purporting to represent a legitimate company requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive information. Sometimes, the domain name of the email address from which the email appears to have been sent, and the domain name of the Sites requesting such information, appears to be the domain name of a legitimate, trusted company. In reality, such sensitive information is received by an unauthorized individual to be used for purposes of identity theft. This illegal activity has come to be known as "phishing."

If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your password or credit card information) via email or to a site that does not seem to be affiliated with the Sites, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us at support@thirdman.auction.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Thirdman.auction reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of the Sites by posting such changed or updated Privacy Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to the Sites. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by posting a notice on the Sites or sending you an email.

12. Contact information

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at support@thirdman.auction. You may also send mail to us with any comments, questions or concerns at:

Thirdman.auction
10, rue Charles Bonnet CH-1206 Geneva Switzerland
Attn: Webmaster