18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Site unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Site in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians.
In collecting personal information, we strive to provide you with a safe, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and more convenient. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information, shipping information and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use the service or feature.
Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information, such as, but not limited to: if you are registering using an email account at a free email service, or registering to swap, sell, or buy on the Site. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify the accuracy of your name, address, and other information.
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
If you choose to use the Site, we collect information about usage behavior. We also collect other members' comments about you in our review pages.
If you establish a credit card account (including PayPal) with us to pay for certain services or to verify your address, we collect some additional information, such as a billing address, a credit card number and a credit card expiration date.
If you choose to post messages in our, community forums, member reviews, groups or other message areas or leave reviews for other members, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other members or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
If you register for SNOBSWAP on another web site or use a web site providing a service for SNOBSWAP or a web site that helps facilitate your activity on SNOBSWAP, that web site may provide personal information about you and your transactions back to SNOBSWAP.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you choose to list an item for sale or swap on the Site or open a credit account, or otherwise provide us with your financial information, we use your address and billing information to bill you, verify your address and provide associated support.
You agree that we may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal course of business to provide our services.
We gather personal information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes. In other words, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, password, credit card number, and bank account number, are not disclosed to these third parties in a personally identifiable manner without your consent.
Your User Name is displayed throughout the Site and is therefore available to the public. All of your activities on the Site will be identifiable to your User Name. Other people can see the items you are offering to sell or swap and items that you want, items that you have purchased in the past, your feedback or review rating and associated comments, your postings on the Site, and so on. Therefore, if you associate your name with your User Name, the people you have revealed your name to will be able to personally identify your SNOBSWAP activities. Although our pages are coded with robot exclusion headers, others may illegally attempt to automatically collect your email address from the Site. We describe how to change your email and User Name below. If you are involved in a transaction, we have features that allow other members to view your email address and obtain your contact and shipping information to help complete the transaction. Further, we may send out notices to you or other members regarding suspicious activity or policy violations on the Site.
Third Party Service Providers
SNOBSWAP cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the SNOBSWAP community from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, User Name history, fraud complaints, and bidding and listing history without a subpoena. 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 or other government officials 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 report suspected illegal activity.
USING OTHER MEMBERS' PERSONAL INFORMATION
In order to facilitate interaction among all SNOBSWAP members, our Site allows you limited access other members' contact and shipping information. As a member you have access to the User Name, email address and other contact and shipping information of the other members involved in the transaction.
USE OF EMAIL TOOLS
If you send and email using the Refer a Friend or Share function to show another person an item listed on the Site to an email address that is not registered in our community, we do not use that email address for any purpose other than to send your email. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.
ACCESSING AND EDITING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into the Site and entering in the new information yourself. Generally, we will not modify your personal information based on your request because it is very difficult to authenticate your account manually. You can change your user Id, email address, contact information, financial information, shipping information and user preferences by going to the necessary section in account info tab of your profile page. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once posted, you may not be able to change or remove any public postings made on the Site including our chat rooms or other message areas or the feedback area.
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account, contact information, billing information, shipping information, and financial information from our active databases. To make this request, Contact Us. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law.
OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTORS