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Privacy policy

WireBids takes our customers’ personal information seriously. WireBids has created the following Privacy Policy to protect your information.

  1. What information we collect from you.

    We will ask you for an email and password, name, address and phone number. We may also ask for credit card information or a scan of an unexpired government-issued photo identification. We may ask you for any or all of this information upon account registration, through separate email or phone communications, or through a response form contained on our website.

  2. The role of sellers on WireBids.

    Sellers are independent of WireBids. We do not control the auction content or the contracting process. WireBids will provide your personal information to the seller to allow the seller to screen and approve bidders. You agree to allow and direct WireBids to disclose your personal information to sellers. Although we admonish sellers to maintain a privacy policy of their own, we do not separately warrant against seller misuse of your information, and you agree to release WireBids from any liability incurred by a seller’s privacy policy or lack thereof.

  3. How else we use your information.

    In addition to facilitating a bidder approval process for our sellers’ auctions, we may also use or disclose your information to unaffiliated third parties for the following reasons:

    1. To improve the quality of our service;
    2. For improvement or maintenance of the website;
    3. For processing transactions;
    4. For sending you notifications related to your account;
    5. For advertising new auctions via email lists;
    6. For administering a contest or reward;
    7. To resolve a dispute between users;
    8. For purposes of facilitating a merger or transfer of WireBids;
    9. To update you on company news;
    10. Or when we are legally required to disclose your information as detailed in Section 5.
  4. Email notifications.

    If you wish to unsubscribe from email notifications, follow the instructions we provide at the bottom of each email we send to you.

  5. Legally required disclosure.

    There may be occasions where we are legally required to disclose information about you, such as in a response to a subpoena, to prevent fraud or to comply with an inquiry by a government agency. By registering with WireBids, you consent to the release of your information for this purpose. Even if you have elected to opt out, certain pieces of your personal information may be ordered to be disclosed.

  6. Cookies.

    WireBids uses cookies to improve your browsing experience on the website. Cookies are small files that a website provider transfers to your computer through your Web browser that enables the sites to recognize your browser and capture and remember information. We use cookies to help us keep track of which items you are bidding on, your site preferences, and compile and to analyze site traffic and use patterns to provide better service. You may block the use of cookies by changing the settings on your web browser.

  7. California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance.

    WireBids has taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by clicking on the “My Account” link on the header of any page.

  8. Terms and Conditions.

    In conjunction with this Privacy Policy, please read the Terms and Conditions for using this website.

  9. You agree to abide by this Privacy Policy.

    Use of WireBids signifies consent to this Privacy Policy.

  10. Changes to this Policy.

    We may make periodic changes to this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will post most up-to-date version on this webpage. This policy is effective as of January 27, 2016.

Contact us with any questions.