We believe your business is no one else's. Your privacy is important to
you…and to us. So we'll protect the information you share with us. To
protect your privacy, GunGeek.Net follows different principles in
accordance with world-wide practices for customer privacy and data
* We won't sell or give away your name, mail
address, phone number, email address, credit card number or any other
information to anyone.
* We'll use the latest security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you
(personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally this
information is requested when you register.. We use your Personal
Information for four primary purposes:
* To process and activate your order
* To identify you
* To help us support you and/or your Business.
* To alert you to upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from GunGeek.Net.
You can browse our sites without telling us who you are or revealing
any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal
information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us
with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of
that information on our servers located in the United States.
We may collect and store the following personal information:
* email address,
physical contact information, and (depending on the service used)
sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account
information based on your activities on the sites (such as bidding,
buying, selling, item and content you generate or that relates to your
* shipping, billing
and other information you provide to purchase or ship an item;
discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our
sites, and correspondence sent to us;
* other information
from your interaction with our sites, services, content and
advertising, including computer and connection information, statistics
on page views, traffic to and from the
sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information;
* information from other companies, such as demographic and traffic data; and
* other supplemental
information from third parties (for example, if you incur a debt to
GunGeek.Net, we will generally conduct a credit check by obtaining
additional information about you from a credit bureau, as permitted by
law; or if the information you provide cannot be verified, we may ask
you to send us additional information, such as your driver license,
credit card statement, or a recent utility bill or other information
confirming your address, or to answer additional questions online to
help verify your information).
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal
information is correct and current. You may review and update this
information at any time at the members area. There, you can view and
edit personal information you have already given us.
Our site's registration form requires users to give us valid and
accurate contact information (like your name and email address) and
financial information (like your account or credit card numbers). The
customer's contact information is used to contact the customer when
necessary. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the
user for products and services and to collect on debts incurred through
the use of this site. Other than to facilitate the completion of an
auction transaction as specified below or for billing and collections
purposes, contact and financial information is never shared with any
If you place a bid on an item, your contact information including name,
address, email, and telephone number may be shared with the seller to
facilitate the transaction. If you list an item for sale, your contact
information including name, address, email, and telephone number may be
shared with the bidder(s) to facilitate the transaction. To facilitate
the investigation of fraud or illegal activity we may turn information
over to bona-fide law enforcement agencies.
If you incur fees through the use of this site we use your contact
information and financial information for billing and collections
purposes. If your account is past due and collection must be pursued,
your contact and financial information may be shared with collection
agents and/or credit reporting agencies. Other than to collect debts we
do not share your financial information with any third party.
We do not do unsolicited mailings. Any email messages generated by
GunGeek.Net result directly from the user's actions (such as
registration information, confirmation of placing a bid, confirmation
of listing an item), or as necessary to inform you of changes to the
auction site or events related to the auction site, or changes to the
auction site rules. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see
the choice/opt-out section below.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and
to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to gather broad
demographic information, and to track usage patterns in the GunGeek.Net
site. We do not correlate this information with data about individual
we store personal or confidential information in cookies.
We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact
information (like their email address). The customer's contact
information is used to contact the customer when necessary. We do not
do unsolicited mailing to users who register for our contests.
This site contains links to other sites. GunGeek.Net is not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements,
enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content
violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or
We may also share your personal information with:
* Members of our corporate family to
help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and provide joint
content and services (for example, registration, transactions and
customer support). Our corporate affiliates will send marketing
communications only to users who request these services.
* Service providers under contract who
help with our business operations (such as fraud investigations, bill
collection, affiliate and rewards programs and co-branded credit cards).
* Other third parties to whom you explicitly
ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise
explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service).
* Law enforcement or other governmental
officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal
investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will
disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city,
state, zip code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP
address, fraud complaints, and bidding and listing history.
* Other business entities, should we plan to
merge with or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a
combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow
personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will
receive prior notice.)
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and
our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not
otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other
government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court
order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe
in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to
prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit
our Web site. Our third-party advertising company also separately
places or recognizes a cookie file on your browser in the course of
delivering advertisements to this Site. These companies may use
information (not including your name, address email address or
telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in
order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to
We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for
their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine
your information with information we collect from other companies and
use it to improve and personalize our services, content and
advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from
us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate
your preference once you sign-on in or by following the directions
provided in an email or from a link on the advertisement.
This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups
available to its users. Please remember that any information that is
disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should
exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
We strongly recommend that you do not post your email address or other
personal information in our forums because this information is publicly
available for anyone to see and unscrupulous third parties may use this
information to form 'spam' lists or may otherwise misuse this
This site has substantial security measures in place to protect the
loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our
servers are locked in private cabinets within a secure data center with
24 hour security monitoring. Our database is password protected using
strong security to prevent access by unauthorized persons. We employ
firewalls and other security measures to protect our servers from
intrusion. All financial transactions are encrypted using secure
sockets layer (SSL) during transmission and sensitive information is
encrypted within our database.
Choice / Opt-out
This site sends three types of email communications: 1.) notifications
related to auction activity, 2.) 'Saved Search' notifications, and 3.)
opt-in newsletters and promotional email messages.
1.) Notifications related to auction activity are generated as a result
or registering for the auction site, bidding on items, or listing items
for sale. These notifications can include bid confirmations, winning
bidder notices, item listing confirmations, item sold notifications,
monthly statements, billing messages, and other notifications related
to activity on the auction site. You cannot opt out of receiving
notifications related to auction activity, however, if you do not bid
nor list items and your account balance is zero you will not receive
any such notifications from this site.
If you are a registered buyer or seller on this auction site we may
send you certain notices, such as notices of a substantial change in
the policies and/or operation of our site. These notices are sent
extremely infrequently and cannot be opted out of other than by closing
your account with us.
2.) Saved Search notifications are generated at your request to inform
you when items matching certain search criteria have been listed on the
auction site. There are removal instructions at the bottom of every
such notification message. You can delete your saved searches to stop
receiving the notifications by going to My Auctions then clicking Saved
Searches. Removal instruction appear on that page.
3.) Opt-in newsletters and promotional email messages are mailing lists
that you choose to subscribe to during auction registration or by using
various opt-in pages or forms on this site. All such lists are 100%
opt-in; in other words you will never receive any newsletter or
promotional email from this site unless you have specifically elected
to be on the applicable email list. You may opt out of these mailings
at any time and we have made it very easy to do so. To opt out of
future newsletter or promotional email click here and follow the
instructions on the subsequent pages.
No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing
We and our users do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your
GunGeek.Net notification preferences so we communicate to you as you
prefer. You are not licensed to add other GunGeek.Net users, even a
user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or
physical mail) without their express consent. To report GunGeek.Net
related spam or spoof emails to GunGeek.Net, please forward the email
to email@example.com. You may not use our communication tools to send
spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement.
We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for
spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal
or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent
through these tools. If you send an email to an email address that is
not registered in our community (via Refer-a-Friend or other tools), we
do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any
marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices
of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us
at the following address.