Surplus Service Inc. (“Surplus Service“) operates SurplusService.com and may operate other websites.
It is Surplus Service’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Surplus Service collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Surplus Service’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Surplus Service’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Surplus Service may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Surplus Service also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on SurplusService.com blogs/sites. Surplus Service only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Surplus Service’s websites choose to interact with Surplus Service in ways that require Surplus Service to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Surplus Service gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at SurplusService.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Surplus Service are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Surplus Service collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Surplus Service. Surplus Service does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Surplus Service may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Surplus Service may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Surplus Service does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Surplus Service discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Surplus Service’s behalf or to provide services available at Surplus Service’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Surplus Service’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Surplus Service will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Surplus Service discloses potentially personally identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests, or when Surplus Service believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Surplus Service, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Surplus Service website and have supplied your email address, Surplus Service may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Surplus Service and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Surplus Service takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If Surplus Service, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Surplus Service goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Surplus Service may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.