BlueOcean Soft Web Site Privacy Statement
Last Updated January 1st, 2010
NOTICE OF PURPOSE OF COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM WEBSITE VISITORS
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies users and Company representatives accessing and using the Bidding Site or that allows us to contact you ("Personal Information"). Generally, this information is gathered upon your request for a password to access our online Bidding Site. When you make use of our online Bidding Site, we may ask you to provide additional information. We keep this registration information on file. This is considered your User Profile.
BlueOcean Soft automatically collects and/or tracks (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of client computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to BlueOcean Soft Website and users of BlueOcean Soft software, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with BlueOcean Soft via e-mail, [post messages to BlueOcean Soft bulletin boards, or post messages to BlueOcean Soft’schat groups], (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, and contest entries, and (4) user-specific information on what pages visitors access.
BlueOcean Soft does not place Internet cookies on visitors' hard drives except as necessary to automatically maintain web site session data. Internet cookies are stored on the visitor's hard drive and are not stored, in any form, by BlueOcean Soft. No attempt is made by BlueOcean Soft to reconcile or store your submitted personal data inside cookie files.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use Personal Information for four primary purposes:
- To notify you of the existence of auctions on the Bidding Site and the status of your bids.
- To make the site easier for you to use by not making you enter Personal Information more than once.
- To help you quickly find information on our Bidding Site.
Except as set forth below, we will disclose Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our Bidding Site or the public, and (d) establish compliance with the Bidding Site User Agreement.
Your Personal Information may also be accessible by third parties with whom we have contracted to host and support our Bidding Site. Any such third parties have agreed, or will agree, not to disclose or use your Personal Information except for the reasons set forth in (a) through (d) above.
CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you register, or otherwise give us Personal Information, we will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
We may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service issues related to our Bidding Site or other services offered on our Bidding Site.
The company complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. The company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Upon request via postal mail, e-mail, or phone to the contact person below, BlueOcean Soft will provide to visitors a summary of any personal information retained by BlueOcean Soft regarding the visitor. Visitors may modify, correct, change, or update their personal record or cause their personal record to be removed from BlueOcean Soft database. BlueOcean Soft will only send personal records to the e-mail address on file for the visitor name associated with it. For inquiries or corrections, please contact:
Phone: (866) 643-8153
ONWARD TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA TO THIRD PARTIES
BlueOcean Soft WILL NOT disclose the personal data collected through the website or through the BlueOcean Soft software to third parties with the exception of the disclosure that is required to perform BlueOcean Soft Event services. This allowed disclosure includes the submittal of data to Event sponsors about the participating bidders and their bids. By taking part in BlueOcean Soft Events, bidders understand that their information will be supplied to buyers and/or Event sponsors
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We strictly protect the security of Personal Information and honor your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Personal Information is never shared outside the Company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.We cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted outside our control, i.e. personal information accessible on or transmitted via the Internet. If you have any questions about the security of our service, you can send a letter to the contact person listed above.
BlueOcean Soft takes reasonable steps to ensure that data collected via its website is accurate, complete, current, and reliable for its intended use. We only collect data that is strictly necessary for the purposes listed under the section entitled "Notice of Purpose of Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors," including (but not limited to) information that is necessary to identify the consumer.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA FROM CHILDREN
BlueOcean Soft website and Event services are not intended for or marketed to persons under the age of 18. BlueOcean Soft does not collect or post information from children under the age of 13 ("children"). In the event that BlueOcean Soft did collect or post information from children, it would not do so without their parent's or guardian's consent. BlueOcean Soft does not and will not provide any personally identifying information collected from children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. In the event a child submits information to BlueOcean Soft website, the child's parent or guardian will receive an e-mail alerting them to the child's registration and providing instructions on how the parent could delete the child's registration, if so desired. Children are not allowed to participate in bidding events. No information collected from children is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside BlueOcean Soft. BlueOcean Soft encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children.
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