Effective: June 1st, 2021
Last Updated On: June 1st, 2021
By using our website
Please be informed that GMG Auctions is the data controller of any personal information you submit to us.
Following is a description of our privacy practices
This refers to any customer-directed website operated by GMG Auctions, including sites that we operate under our own domains/URLs.
This refers to information we may obtain about you from other sources.
Depending on how you interact with GMG Auctions (online, over the phone, etc.), we may collect from you various types of information (personal and aggregate), as described below.
In some instances, (and unless indicated otherwise below), we may combine/link one type of information with another type of information, (e.g., personal contact information with account login and/or demographic information), and store them together in our records. We strive to limit the amount of information we collect and store to that which is reasonably necessary to provide you the relevant services. We generally store your information for as long as your account is active with us or as needed to provide you the relevant services. We may store your information for a longer period of time to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for records management purposes.
This includes any information that would allow us to personally contact you, such as your name, home or mailing address, phone number (home, cell, etc.), or email address.
We retain your system assigned user ID , Username, First Name, Last Name, primary address, last signed in and active times as well as your IP address.
We also retain Purchase and Billing history for a determined time frame, which follows guidelines, established by provincial and federal laws as well as all applicable tax regulations.
This includes any information about the computer system or other technological device that you may be using to access our website. We typically collect this information through automated technologies such as cookies. Examples of technical computer information may include your computer’s IP address, operating system type, and web browser type.
This includes information about how you use and navigate our website, including which links you click on, which pages or content you view and for how long, and other similar information and statistics about your interactions with
a GMG Auctions website (e.g., date and time of visit, which site you came from. This information is captured through the use of third-party tracking services (such as Google Analytics) that collect data in aggregate (such as number of visits to a particular page, or the amount of time spent on a web site).
The following paragraphs describe the various purposes and features for which we might collect and use your information, and the different types of information that might be collected from you through the different methods described in Question 1 above. Please note that not all of the uses below will be relevant to every customer.
We may use your information to provide you customer service, including responses to your inquiries. This typically requires the collection and use of certain personal contact information (such as your name, phone number or email address) and information regarding the reason for your inquiry (e.g. auction question, listing inquiry, complaint, general question, etc.). Customer Service is provided through Contact Us and Contact Seller on the auction site.
We may collect and use your information to improve and personalize your experience on our websites. This is typically done through automated tracking technologies that collect and remember certain account login information, technical information, and/or previous website usage information.
We may collect and use your information for other general business purposes, such as to maintain the day-to-day operation and security of our website. These activities mostly require the collection and use of certain demographic information, technical computer information, and website usage information.
We store your information in secure operating environments that are protected from the public and that we only allow authorized GMG Auctions employees and agents/contractors to access on a need-to-know basis. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information; however, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
GMG Auctions will not share your personal information with any third party that intends to use it for direct marketing purposes unless we have specifically informed you and you have given us specific permission to do this.
We may share your personal information with our affiliated companies, including, without limitation, Cooke Aquaculture Inc. and companies owned by or under common control with Cooke Aquaculture Inc. (collectively the “GMG Auctions Group”). GMG Auctions may also share your personal information with third parties, but only in the following circumstances:
We may use third parties, like service providers, agents or contractors to provide support for the internal operations of our website and to assist us with administering our website
Some of these third parties may be located outside the country where you accessed this website. These third parties and its employees may come into contact with your personal information in the course of providing their services to us. Any such third party must at all times provide the same levels of security for your personal information as GMG Auctions and, where required, are bound by a legal agreement to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on the specific instructions of GMG Auctions.
We may also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law, or if in our good faith judgment, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, to respond to any claims, or to protect the safety or rights of GMG Auctions, its customers, or the public.
In the event of a merger or acquisition of all or part of GMG Auctions by another entity, or in the event that GMG Auctions were to sell or dispose of all or a part of its business, the acquirer would have access to the information maintained by GMG Auctions, which could include personal information. Similarly, personal information may be transferred as part of a corporate reorganization, insolvency proceeding, or other similar event, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
You always have the option not to share any of your personal information with us.
GMG Auctions does make use of tracking technologies to gather certain information such as browser type and operating system, referring page, path through site, domain of ISP etc. for the purpose of improving the use and functionality of our websites and other purposes described below. Tracking technologies help us tailor our websites to your personal needs.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to (among other things): (i) troubleshoot technical concerns, (ii) maintain website safety and security, (iii) restrict access to our websites to certain users, and, (iv) better understand how our websites are utilized. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.
GMG Auctions uses ReCAPTCHA © in the registration process for new users.
What is reCAPTCHA?
reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. A “CAPTCHA” is a capturing test to tell human and bots apart. It is easy for humans to solve, but hard for “bots” and other malicious software to figure out. By adding reCAPTCHA to a site, you can block automated software while helping your welcome users to enter with ease. ReCAPTCHA works by implementing an algorithm to analyze a user's activity by taking a screenshot of the user's browser window. If the activity is deemed as mechanical or a made-up word is used, the activity is flagged by the system.
user information reCAPTCHA collects and analyzes includes the following:
- Typing patterns of the user
- The amount of mouse clicks a user has done on the site or touches on an app
- What language the user's browser is using
- Google cookies that have been placed on the site
- The answers to question fields on the site
- CSS information
- Plug-ins installed on the browser
- The algorithm also recognizes IP addresses that have been previously recognized as humans through cookies.
ReCAPTCHA v2 ("I'm not a robot" Checkbox) has users click a checkbox to indicate human status. A user may be presented with "challenge" questions to prove they are human and not a bot:
Spamming is where unsolicited e-mails are sent to you containing advertisements or marketing related materials without your consent.
We do send spam e-mails. Sending e-mails without consent is illegal in many countries. We will not use your personal information (including your e-mail address) for direct marketing or follow-up communications unless you give us your permission. This is called “OPT-IN” consent.
Also, we do not share your personal information with any third party who will use your personal information for spam emails.
If for some reason you believe you have received spam e-mail from a GMG Auctions, please Contact Us immediately.
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