Privacy Policy

This privacy statement covers the site www.selectabroker.com. Because SelectaBroker.com wants to demonstrate its commitment to its users' privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact by email at info@selectabroker.com.

Information Collection

SelectaBroker.com is the sole owner of the information collected on www.selectabroker.com.
SelectaBroker.com collects information from its users at several different points on this website.

Registration
In order to advertise on this website, a user must first create a free account. During registration, a user is required to provide contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to send requested email notifications to our customers for important announcements or to fix account-related problems, such as payment issues.

Order
All payments and refunds are processed by an outsourced credit card processing service, that is, www.PayPal.com. Transactions are processed on their website, and absolutely no credit card information is stored on our end.

Information Use

Profile
We store information that we collect through cookies and dynamic pages to create a user's profile. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that detail their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users' personal identification information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our website. We do not share user profile information with third parties.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer containing information about the user. We use cookies to remember your username and password. Passwords are encrypted with the "md5" cryptographic algorithm. We do not share your cookies with third parties.

Log Files
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. These record internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personal identification information. We use a tracking utility called Google Analytics to analyze user movement.

Password Encryption
Passwords are encrypted with the "md5" cryptographic algorithm. Thus, passwords are case sensitive and are visible neither by us nor by your account administrators. This puts the security of your data at a very high level. Should you forget your password, you will have to use the "Forgot Password? " link to enter a new one, since it cannot be retrieved.

Communication from the Site

We do not share user email addresses with third parties and we do not spam.

Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcome message to verify their email address. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, it is possible to opt out these types of communications.

Service Announcements
On rare occasions it may be necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email or put an alert on the login page. Although users may not opt out of these communications, they can deactivate their account.

Customer Service
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account. We reply via email or phone, in accordance with the user's wishes.

Email Notification
Users may decide to receive email notifications on the following occasions: when they get outbid and when their account balance reaches a user-defined threshold or reaches zero.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

These are the instances in which we will share user personal information:

Business Transitions
In the event that SelectaBroker.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, user' personal information would, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. In such circumstances, users would be notified via email, a prominent notice would be placed on our website for 30 days, prior to the change of ownership or control of their personal information. If, as a result of the business transition, a user's personal identification information is to be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, the user will have the prerogative to accept or refuse these changes, as per the Notification of Changes section below.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, SelectaBroker.com, are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. We advise our users to be aware of departure from our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal identification information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline. When PayPal.com registration/order form requires a user to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption technology in the industry, SSL. While on a secure page, such as the Internet Secure order form, the lock icon located at the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, will appear locked, as opposed to unlocked when users are just 'surfing'.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personal identification information (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address) changes, or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate user personal identification information. This can usually be done from the "Broker Login" page or by emailing us at info@selectabroker.com.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes to this privacy statement in places we deem appropriate. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. If, however, we are going to use personal identification information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via email. Users will be able to choose whether or not we can use their information in this different manner. Users who have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner.

Security Policy: Protecting your Information

SelectaBroker.com takes data protection very seriously. In order to safeguard your data and confidential information, we have established the following policy in regards to hardware, software, networking and general business practices.

General Security
We take all necessary measures to ensure our website is secure and reliable for both ourselves and our customers. Security audits are performed periodically and should issues of any kind are addressed, we will fix them in a timely manner. SelectaBroker.com is hosted with GoDaddy.com’s 4th Generation Hosting that uses best-of-breed equipment for routers, firewalls, and servers, offers full network redundancy and employs 24x7 dedicated prevention systems to ensure the network perimeter remains secure.

Data Security
Backups are performed nightly and kept on the server's secondary SCSI disk. Every day, all clients’ data is backed-up to an external medium. SelectaBroker.com has an SSL certificate from GoDaddy.com. This means SelectaBroker.com clients can use a secure SSL 128-bit encrypted connection to login to SelectaBroker.com.

In case of a security breach
As soon as we become aware of a security breach and that data has been accessed without authorization, SelectaBroker.com will contact the affected persons and/or businesses without delay. Furthermore, SelectaBroker.com will do everything in its power to remedy the situation and prevent its further occurrence. This could provoke a short downtime on the server's in order to protect client data while we implement corrective action on the breach. We have never been hacked.

Confidentiality
SelectaBroker.com makes every effort to preserve the privacy of the information its servers contain. We will never sell, share or publish our clients' data.
All documents are located in a secure zone. Any other SelectaBroker.com user or unauthorized visitor cannot access these files.
When a client closes his/her SelectaBroker.com account, the account data is deleted permanently from the server. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.