INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We will only collect information that is relevant for the purposes of providing the Services, including, without limitation: (i) provide, promote, and improve the Services; (ii) gather usage statistics for the Services; (iii) administer your use of the Services and provide customized user experience; (iv) provide access to third party content or services; and (v) fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of the Services. Through your use of the Website, Bid Ventures may collect the following information:
- User Provided Information – Bid Ventures may collect certain personally identifiable information in order for you to use the Website and/or Services, including, without limitation, (i) full name; (ii) mailing address; (iii) phone number; and/or (iv) email address. Additionally, when you send a communication via the Website, Bid Ventures may also collect that communication, and you agree Bid Ventures is free to use the content of any communications submitted by you for any purpose, including developing, manufacturing, and/or marketing goods or Services. We will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first send notice to you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of a Service will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
- We will collect your profile photo and user name that you upload to your public profile page. When you participate in any contest, game or other fantasy sports related contest on the Services, other participants in the Contest will be able to see the information in your Profile.
- Log File Information – Bid Ventures may automatically collect information about your use of the Services, including, without limitation, information about the Internet browser, IP address, operating system, mobile carrier, and/or mobile device used by you to access the Website and/or Services. Other information Bid Ventures may automatically collect includes, without limitation, information about the frequency and length of (i) Website usage, (ii) Website visits (i.e. date and time), and (iii) other actions taken through your use of the Services.
- Cookies/Other Technologies Information – Bid Ventures may place cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) on your device used to access the Services in order to automatically collect information regarding your use of the Services. Cookies allow us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Services and Websites, and to recognize you across devices. Cookies and/or other Technologies shall only be used as operationally necessary, to assess performance, to enhance functionality, and/or to deliver content such as third party advertisements. If you would like to opt-out of the Cookies and/or other Technologies we employ with our Website, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits. Please be advise that deactivation of Cookies and/or other Technologies may prevent you from fully accessing the Website or Services.
- Pixels / Web Beacons – Pixels / Web Beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
- Social Media Information – If choose to log in, access or otherwise connect to the Services through a social networking service (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), we may collect your user ID and/or username associated with that social networking service, as well as any information you make public using that social networking service or which the social networking service allows us to access. We may also collect information you have authorized the social networking service to share with us on your behalf. This supplemental information allows us to verify information that you have provided through use of the Services and to enhance our ability to provide you with information about our business, products, and Services.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION
Bid Ventures uses the information received from you in connection with the Services and features provided via the Website, including, without limitation, in order to:
- Identify you as a user;
- Process and respond to customer service / user inquiries;
- Alert users to new services, content and/or features;
- Prevent fraudulent or other criminal activity;
- Meet legal and regulatory requirements;
- Provide access to certain functionalities and features of the Services;
- Deliver customized or personalized content, information, or advertising;
- Improve the quality of Services; and
- Monitor and track total number of users of the Website for statistical purposes.
- We may also use personal information provided by you for reasons for which we have a legitimate interest, such as direct marketing, individual or market research, and anti-fraud protection.
Bid Ventures may also make anonymous and/or aggregate personal information for commercial, marketing, and/or business purposes, such as reporting and conducting research and development in order to enhance our existing Services and/or develop new products and Services. Anonymous or aggregated information does not identify you, and we may use or disclose such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes. We may share this information internally and/or with third parties for our or their purposes in an anonymous or aggregated form that is designed to prevent anyone from identifying you.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Bid Ventures may share your information with: (i) its staff, data persons (or entities) in charge of maintaining and recording the information; and/or (ii) to third parties or affiliates involved in providing Services. Any such third party or affiliate shall be prohibited from sharing or using your personal information except as necessary to perform the Services or to comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Bid Ventures may also share information with the IRS, its accountants, attorneys, and other professional advisors who owe a duty of confidentiality to Bid Ventures. In the event Bid Ventures is required to disclose information pursuant to a court order, subpoena, or law enforcement or government agency request or regulation, we will disclose the requested information to the extent permissible by applicable law. To the extent permissible under applicable law, disclosure of personal identification information may also be made when necessary to establish, exercise, and defend legal claims, or protect the rights and property of Bid Ventures, our agents, customers and others, including, without limitation, the enforcement of agreements, policies, terms and conditions of use, or the personal safety of any person.
In the event that ownership of all or a part of Bid Ventures were to change via merger, acquisition, divestiture, dissolution, or sale of all or substantially all of Bid Ventures’ assets, your information pertinent to that business’ operations may be assigned or transferred to, or licensed for use by, the new owner, without any prior notice to or consent from you.
If you choose to share information with social media services about your activities on the Website by, for example, connecting your social media account to the Website, then we may share your personal information and information about your use of the Website with such social media websites. Use of social media service websites is governed by the privacy practices and policies of those websites, including, without limitation, your ability to opt out of certain settings. Please make sure to read the terms and privacy statements of such social media websites prior to connecting to the Website via your social media account.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
By using the Website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Website and/or Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Website or sending you an email at the email provided to us.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
THIRD PARTY PAYMENT PROCESSING
When you pay fees through the Website, we may process your payments through a Third Party Website, including, without limitation, third-party payment processors. The Third Party Website may collect certain financial information from you in order to process a payment, including your name, email address, address and other billing information. In order to delete your payment or billing information, you will need to do so with the Third Party Website, as Bid Ventures only has minimal secure access to those records as needed to provide the Services.
RETAINING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Upon termination of your use of the Services, we reserve the right to maintain your personal information as part of our standard back-up procedures in an aggregated format. When personal information is no longer required, we will utilize procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it to an anonymous form.
ABILITY TO OPT-OUT
You have the right to opt out of certain uses and disclosures of your personal information. Where you have consented to Bid Ventures’ processing of your personal information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt-out to further processing by contacting us at email@example.com. If you opt-out, we may still collect and use non-personal Information regarding your use of our Services for non-interest based advertising purposes, such as to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements.
We may occasionally send you push notifications through your device with updates and other notices that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your device.
MODIFYING, ACCESSING, CORRECTING, OR DESTROYING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can modify personal information through your personal settings or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may request access to your personal information, and ask that we correct, amend or delete your Personal Information where inaccurate. If you want us to delete your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Bid Ventures will use best efforts to provide you with access to your personal information. However, there may be circumstances in which we are unable to provide access, including but not limited to: (i) where the information contains legal privilege, (ii) would compromise others’ privacy or legitimate rights, (iii) where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or (iv) where it is commercially proprietary. If we determine that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your personal information.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
CHILDREN & OUR SERVICES
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.
Bid Ventures gives customers a mechanism to opt out of having their personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes. If you wish to opt-out of sharing your personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, such requests may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOVERNING LAW AND REGULATIONS