PLEASE READ THIS POLICY CAREFULLY.
Purpose for Collecting Personal Information
On certain areas of its websites, Auctionomics allows you to provide personal information so that we may fulfill your requests for information or otherwise allow you to interact with us. For instance, personal information may be used to fulfill your requests for Auctionomics publications, to allow you to publish comments on our website content, or to facilitate our receipt and processing of your career-related inquiries.
What types of personal information is collected?
The personally identifiable information that may be collected might include your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Additional background information might be collected in connection with career-related inquiries.
(a) What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing small amounts of information that a website puts on a user’s computer (or mobile device) when you visit a website and is used by the website to send information to your browser and for the browser to return information to the website.
The information your browser sends to one of our websites is used for authentication and identification of your session and allows us to display the correct information on the website. We match the cookie against your details so we can distinguish you from other users as you browse the site, which helps us to provide you with a good user experience. Most browsers enable a user to disable cookies. If you do so, however, this site may not function correctly.
(b) What types of cookies may be used here?
First party cookies – First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.
Session cookies – Session cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages. These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser, and when you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the website uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies are employed to store user preferences. These files stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file. For Information on session and persistent cookies, see here.
Third party cookies – Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company (e.g., Google Analytics) who will set their own cookies to perform this service.
(c) What cookies does this website use?
A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is detailed below
Note: This website does not use any cookies which retain personal information about you after your session ends.
For some of our cookies we use Google Analytics as a third party to provide us with web analytics and intelligence about our website. For further information on how Google collects and uses information on our behalf, please refer to the Google Policies & Principles page at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/; in general however, Google Analytics cookies are used to gather usage statistics only.
The table below provides additional details on the specific cookies used on our website:
|country-code||Persistent cookies||Country code (used to store the default country of the user)|
|_session_id||Session cookies||Hexidecimal hash (used to handle the session)|
|wco_data||Session cookies||Hexidecimal hash (used to handle the session)|
|__atuvc||Third party cookies||Addthis (marketing information)|
|__utma||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmb||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmc||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
|__utmz||Third party cookies||Google Analytics (used for usage statistics)|
(d) What if I don’t want cookies to be set?
By using our website you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained above. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies from being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Auctionomics has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
Despite Auctionomics’ best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know.
International Hosting and Transfer of Information and EU Safe Harbor
When processing personal information that is transferred from the EU to the US, Auctionomics adheres to the principles and requirements of the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program. For information about the Safe Harbor, see: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
If you have submitted personal information to Auctionomics, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting privacy (at) auctionomics (dot) com, and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your PII by Auctionomics to a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. Auctionomics, does not share, sell, rent or trade your PII with any third parties for promotional purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Auctionomics’ websites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
Changes to this Policy
Questions and Comments
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or Auctionomics’ personal data processing policies, please contact us at: privacy (at) auctionomics (dot) com.