This statement discloses the
privacy practices for A Bird's Home and
entire Web site.
Table of Contents
A Special Note About Children
Information We Collect
Use of Your Information
Our Disclosure of Your Information
Use of Other Users' Information
Control of Your Password
Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable
Third Party Collectors of Information
Your privacy is very important to us. As part of the normal operation of our
site we collect and, in some cases, disclose information about you . This
happen to that information. Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared
a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about
A Bird's Home's practices so that you can make an informed decision. If you have any
As described below, some of your personally identifiable information is
disclosed to third parties and used by us and third parties. By accepting the
User Agreement, you expressly consent to such use and disclosure of your
personally identifiable information.
A Bird's Home
- A Special Note About Children.
Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that minors do not
submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this
service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
- Information We Collect.
We require you to provide us with your full name, full
street address, phone number, email address and items you wish to purchase. You may
provide us with a User ID; if you don't, we will use your email address as
your User ID. We also request that you provide us with other personal
information as detailed in the Appendix.
In the course of using our site, we automatically track certain information
about you. This information includes the URL that you just came from (whether
this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is
on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address. Many
sites automatically collect this information.
reasons, cookies allow you to enter your password less frequently during a
session. Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to
here.) Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Most
cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted at
the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies if your
browser permits, although in that case you may be required to re-enter your
password more frequently during a session.
If you choose to post messages in our chat rooms or other message areas or
leave feedback for other users, we will collect such information about you as
you choose to disclose.
If you use a third party service co-branded by A Bird's Home, the third party service
provider may provide back information about you to A Bird's Home.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if
other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or
postings on the site, we may collect such information into a file specific to
For a complete list of information we collect from or about you, please see
- Our Use of Your Information.
We internally use personally identifiable information about you to improve
our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to
improve our content and product offerings and to customize our site's content
and layout. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better
tailor it to meet our users' needs.
We may also use personally identifiable information about you to deliver
information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such
as targeted banners and promotions. We use your email address and, in rare
situations your mailing address or phone number, to contact you regarding
administrative notices from time to time.
We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information
we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to resolve
disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we
may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and
in particular on rare occasions we may evaluate your information to look for
users using multiple User IDs or aliases.
- Our Disclosure of Your Information.
We do aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such
information in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and
promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to
these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you.
Certain information, such as your password, credit card number, and bank
account number, are not disclosed in aggregate at all.
Throughout the site, you are identified by your User ID. Unless you select
a unique User ID, our system automatically sets your User ID as your email
address. In this situation, where you are identified on the site by your User
ID, you disclose your email address to other users and third parties. As a
result, other users and third parties might send you unsolicited email and be
able to personally identify all of your activities on the site. Even if
your User ID is not your email address, your User ID can be used to identify
your activities throughout the site. Other people can see your bids, your
feedback rating and associated comments, your postings on the site, and so on.
Although our pages are coded with robot exclusion headers, others may attempt
to automatically collect such publicly-available information from our servers.
We also provide others a number of ways to find more out about your site
activities, such as our feature that allows users to quickly see all of the
auctions you are offering at the time.
A Bird's Home cooperates with all law enforcement inquires and with all third
parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. Therefore,
members of the A Bird's Home legal department and local, state and federal law
enforcement can request your User ID, name, street address, city, state, zip
code, country, phone number, email and company information.
A Bird's Home offers features on our site where we will by necessity, need to
provide some of Your Information to the third party offering such services. To
the extent that that third party requires Your Information to enable you to
use their service, we will notify you of the specific information that will be
provided to such third parties. Before you use the service you should evaluate
whether you will accept the terms and conditions of the third party service,
and grant A Bird's Home the right to pass Your Information on to that third party.
Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure
that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable
information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this
forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under
certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access
transmissions or private communications. Further, we can (and you authorize us
to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government
officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.
Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your
privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally
identifiable information or private communications will remain private.
For a complete list of ways we disclose information about you, please see
- Your Use of Other Users' Information.
In order to facilitate interaction among all A Bird's Home community members,
our service allows you to access other users' email addresses and phone
numbers. By entering into our User Agreement, you agree that, with
respect to other user's personally identifiable information that you obtain
through the site or through an A Bird's Home-related communication or A Bird's Home-facilitated
transaction, A Bird's Home hereby grants to you a license to use such information
only for: (a) A Bird's Home-related communications that are not unsolicited commercial
messages, (b) third party services offered through A Bird's Home (i.e. escrow,
insurance, shipping and fraud complaints) and (c) any other purpose that such
user expressly opts into after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s). In the
case of (c), you must give users an opportunity to remove themselves from your
database and a chance to review what information you have collected about
them. In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section,
can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any
third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after
A Bird's Home and our users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting
the foregoing, you are not licensed to add an A Bird's Home user to your mail list
(email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate
- Control of Your Password.
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with
any third parties. If, despite the foregoing, you lose control of your
password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable
information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your
behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you
should immediately change your password.
- Reviewing and Changing Your Personally
Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your
personally identifiable information at A Bird's Home, including:
- Your User ID and email address. If you change your User ID we keep track
of your old User ID(s) and your new User ID..
- Your name, company, address, city, state, zip code, country, primary
phone number, secondary phone number, fax number or gender.
- Your password.
Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our
chat rooms or other message areas or the feedback area.
We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in
some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and
enforce our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never
completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the
fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of
your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our
databases in response to your requests.
You must promptly update your information if it changes.
- Third Party Collectors of Information.
Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect
from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties,
whether they are bidders, buyers or sellers on our system or other sites
throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure
of the personal information you disclose to them. To the extent that we use
third party advertisers, they adhere to their own privacy customs and
policies. Since A Bird's Home does not control the privacy policies of third
parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third
party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal
information to others.
A Bird's Home uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of
your personal identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket
Layers. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
the A Bird's Home User Agreement.
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