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Legal Stuff

 

1. General

 

Penny auction is a service provided by Eddiebids.

 

 

Your data is collected and processed by us exclusively according to statutory regulations, in particular, the UK's Data Protection Act and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations

 

You may view Eddiebids at any time however to participate in auctions you must register. When you visit our website, data is saved on our servers in an anonymous format, as is the website that you visit us from, the websites that you proceed to from our site, and your IP address. As this is being done, no personal data is associated with you.

 

 

However, we do need some personal information from you so that you can actively participate in Eddiebids. We would therefore like to request that you agree to the collection and storage of some of your data. You can revoke your consent any time by canceling your registration.

 

Once you have registered for "Eddiebids", you are asked to choose a Eddiebids user name together with a password, which then allows you to take advantageof all of the Eddiebids services.

 

 

2. Data Collection

 

Personal data is the information needed to identify you, for example your name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, phone number, etc. With your consent, personal data are recorded and processed by Eddiebids, in particular:

 

When you register with "Eddiebids".

When you buy credits/tickets or top up cash.

When you win an auction.

We will only collect your account or credit card data if this is necessary in order to process payment.

 

 

Usage data are personal data that identify the user, as well as information on the Eddiebids services the user utilises, for example your Eddiebids user name together with the associated password and your IP address when you purchase bids or win an auction. We collect this data only to make it possible for you to use Eddiebids. The data is stored only for as long as it is necessary to process bids you have bought and auctions you have won. 

 

 

3. Use of the Data

 

Personal data such as name, address, etc. are used to process item shipment after an auction is won. We ask for your e-mail address so that we can stay in contact with you by e-mail. We need your account data or credit card data to process payment transactions you are involved with. We also use your personal data to communicate with you regarding orders, to process auctions, marketing retentions and to process other transactions. Similarly, we use your data in order to inform you of marketing promotions or to enable third parties authorised by us to perform technical, logistical, or other services. All data is stored securely on our servers.

 

 

4. E-mail and SMS Newsletters

 

When you register with Eddiebids, you agree to receive e-mails. We will use this method to inform you of new functions or special promotions on our website.

 

 

5. Forwarding Personal Data to Third Parties

 

Your personal information may be passed on to third parties only if this is necessary to process a payment transaction or a business transaction with our partners. Essentially these are respectable businesses that strictly comply with applicable data protection regulations.  Eddiebids will not release any personal information on you or forward this to third parties insofar as you have not given your express consent to do so, or unless we are required to do so by law.

 
 

In other situations, personal data will be passed on only to the extent that we are required to do so by law.

 

 

6. Providing Data within Eddiebids

 

You are consenting to allow your data to be provided within Eddiebids. We assure you that should data be provided this way, security and confidentiality will be guaranteed with no change, and that the data will continue to be subject to the Data Protection Statement above.

 

 

7. Viewing/Changing Personal Data

 

You can view the information in your Eddiebids account at any time and update it as necessary. You cannot change your registered user name or email.

 

We will notify you upon request at any time as to whether and what personal data in respect to your identity or your pseudonym has been stored.

 

 

8. Revoking Consent/Deleting Your Account

 

You can revoke your consent to the storage and processing of your personal data at any time, effective immediately.

 

You can request to have your Eddiebids account deletedor deactivated at any time. Your personal data is removed from our database unless we are required to save the data. As a rule it takes two to three business days until your information is completely removed from all records.

 

 

9. The Use of Cookies at our Website

 

Eddiebids uses "cookies", which are files that are stored on your computer that can be retrieved to assist in customising your experience with the online service. The information saved supports the functionality of the site, for example by keeping track of your visual preferences or controlling the frequency of "pop-up" windows. These cookies are deleted after one month. You are free to prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser. It is not necessary to accept cookies in order to use our service. However, we would like to point out that turning off these settings may result in limited functionality.

 

 

10. Security Measures

 

The information in your Eddiebids account and in your Eddiebids profile is password protected, so that only you have access to this personal information. Please note that you are not permitted to provide your password to anyone else. Eddiebidswill never ask for your password in e-mails that you receive unexpectedly or that you did not request. Please remember to log out of your account and to close your internet browser window when you leave the Eddiebids website; this is especially important if you use a PC in public locations. At present, this is the safest way to ensure that no one has access to your personal information. We assume no liability for the abuse of login data and passwords used.

 

 

11. Protection from Web Crawlers or Spam

 

Eddiebids assures you that we will use your e-mail address with your express consent only for the purposes stated in the Terms of Use. We will not sell your e-mail address to third parties, and we will prevent your e-mail address from being recorded by "web crawlers" or "web spiders" to the best of our ability. If you believe that your e-mail address has been recorded in this way, please let us know immediately.

 

 

12. Data Protection Guidelines Changes

 

When there are changes to the Data Protection Guidelines, we will indicate this on the  Eddiebids website.