1. Scope of Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) describes how Rei Auction, LLC , and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) handle your personal information when you (collectively, “you” or “your”) use the Company’s websites (including www.reiauction.com and any other website where this Privacy Statement is posted), tools, documents and applications (including mobile applications), and other services, including the services offered under the brands Rei Auction (“Rei Auction”), Rei Auction (collectively, the “Services”). By using the Services, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.
2. Commitment to Privacy
The Company has a strong commitment to providing information tailored to your individual needs while providing excellent service to all of our visitors and customers, including respecting concerns about privacy. We understand that you may have questions about whether and how we collect and use information. This Privacy Statement details the steps we take to respect your privacy concerns. If, after reviewing this Privacy Statement, you have any questions or privacy concerns, please send an email to [email protected] or a letter to:
Rei Auction, LLC
4856 East Baseline Road Suite106
Mesa, AZ 85206
3. Collection of Your Information
Personal Information. We do not collect personal information (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, or financial account information) from you when you browse the Services, unless you have specifically and knowingly provided us with personal information, e.g., by creating an account through the Services (“Rei Auction Account”), updating your Rei Auction Account profile, registering for or participating in a marketing or transaction event, registering to participate in the community features of the Services (“Community”), creating and updating your Community profile, completing online forms, or entering into a transaction with us. This information may include, without limitation, information such as your first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number, username, password, billing information, and other information exchanged in connection with real estate transactions. We also may acquire personal information from other sources such as offline records, publicly available information, or from third parties. We use this information to provide the Services and as discussed in this Privacy Statement.
Automatically-Collected Information. We may automatically collect information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services, and your interactions with the Services. For example, we may collect and store information such as your browser type, IP address, language, operating system, location of your wireless device (e.g., latitude and longitude), the state or country from which you accessed the Services, unique device identifier (e.g., a UDID or IDFA on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iTouch), the pages you view, length of time spent on pages, communications with other users through the Services, the Services you use and the manner in which you use such Services (e.g., the content you access, view, click on, search for, post, favorite, vote, follow, share, upload, or tag), the date and time of your visit, the websites you visited immediately before and after visiting our Company websites, error logs, and other hardware and software information, as well as other geographic and demographic information. We may use third party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information. We may use this information to formulate statistical models about use of the Services, enhance the Services for our users, and provide you with information about new opportunities, and tailored content, advertising, marketing and as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Statement. To the extent that such information is maintained in a manner that identifies your name or contact information, it will be treated as personal information; otherwise, such information will be treated as non-personal information.
Rei Auction Account. If you are logged into your Rei Auction Account, certain information specified in the preceding paragraph (such as what content you access, view, click on or search for on the Services, the devices from which you access such content and the length of time for which you view same), may be maintained in a manner that identifies such information with your name or contact information. Rei Auction may use the account details from your Rei Auction Account across all the Services that Rei Auction offers.
Accordingly, if you have created a Rei Auction Account for one Company website or aspect of the Services, you may be able to use the same username and password for accounts on other Company websites or with respect to other aspects of the Services, without creating accounts for each such Company website or aspect of the Services. All information collected while you are logged-in to any Rei Auction Account that is maintained in a manner that identifies such information with your name or contact information, may be aggregated by the Company and used as permitted by this Privacy Statement.
How to Disable the Collection of Location Information. If you are using an Apple device, click on “General,” then “Reset,” then “Reset Location and Privacy.” This will turn off location functionality for all of your apps so that the next time you download or use an app, you will be asked again to provide your consent for us and others to access your location information.
If you are using an Android device, visit the device settings, click “Location,” and then click the boxes for the particular applications for which you would like to disable location services.
The Services may also contain social plugins for other websites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+. We recommend reviewing the privacy policies with respect to the social plugins for each of these websites, prior to clicking on such plugins.
4. Use of Your Information
We will use your information for the purpose for which you provided it, and we may also use your information for a number of purposes such as to:
- Create and maintain your Rei Auction Account and account profile, your Community profile, registration information and communication preferences;
- Enhance the user experience;
- Perform research and analytics;
- Customize and personalize the content and advertising that you see on the Services;
- Respond to and fulfill your requests for Services (including qualification to make bids or offers) or other inquiries;
- Determine your eligibility for certain marketing or transaction events, services, gifts, prizes, and special features of the Services;
- Call, email or otherwise contact you to facilitate marketing or transaction events for which you are registered;
- Call, email or otherwise contact you regarding new opportunities relating to marketing or transaction events or our other Services;
- Administer, register or enroll you in, or facilitate your participation in recreational, educational or entertainment activities; surveys or questionnaires; promotions or sweepstakes, or any other services, events or activities sponsored by us or third parties, or offered in connection with our Services;
- Send you prizes and gifts;
- Send you information about topics that may be of interest to you; and
- Send you communications related to your Rei Auction Account and to alert you to the latest developments and features of the Services.
5. Tailored Advertising
The Services may include third party tailored ad technology which enables customized and targeted ads to be displayed to you through the Services and on third party websites. We do not share personal information with these third parties; however, when you use the Services, we or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use non-personal information that is collected through cookies, anonymous identifiers, such as an IDFA on iOS devices, web beacons, pixels, or clear GIFs to ensure that appropriate ads are presented and to perform analytics concerning your use of the Services and other websites tracked by these third parties. These technologies also may control the number of times you see a given ad, deliver ads that relate to your interests, and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. To the extent any of this information is collected by third parties, you acknowledge and agree that such collection and use is governed by those third parties’ privacy policies and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties.
If you are interested in more information about tailored ads and your choices to prevent third parties from delivering tailored ads, you may visit the following third party websites: the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out Page or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Page. Please note that to the extent ad technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive ads even if you opt-out of tailored ads. In that case, the ads will just not be tailored to your interests.
If you are using an iOS device and you do not want to receive tailored in-application ads that relate to your interests, you may opt-out by accessing the following link on your device: http://oo.apple.com. If you are using an Android device and you do not wish to receive tailored in-application ads, you can visit Google’s Ads Preferences page from a browser on your device and make your choices there.
6. Do Not Track Signals
We do not respond to or alter our practices detailed herein based upon your selection of the “Do Not Track” setting or other “opt out” setting or feature that may be offered by your browser; however, we reserve the right to do so in the future.
7. Disclosure of Your Information
We may share your information in the following ways:
We may make information collected through the Services available to subsidiaries and affiliated companies that are under common ownership or control within the Company family.
If you download information on assets listed on our Services or make a bid or offer on a particular asset, the seller and its affiliates and representatives are given access to your information.
We may share information about our visitors, customers, or former customers with the following types of companies that perform services on our behalf or with whom we have joint marketing agreements:
- Non-financial companies such as envelope stuffers, fulfillment service providers, payment processors, data processors, customer/support services, etc.
- Financial service providers such as companies engaged in banking, mortgage lending, consumer finance, securities, and insurance.
- We may share or sell, as allowed by law, information about you with other companies who we believe may have products and services of interest to you. If you would like to opt-out of our sharing of your information with these other companies for their direct marketing purposes, please follow our Third Party Opt-Out Policy described in Section 9 below.
We may share your information with any person or entity when we have your consent.
We may use and share non-personal information about you or use of the Services, including any de-identified and aggregated data with third parties without limitation.
If you participate in the Community, you will be prompted to create a Community profile. Remember that when you include information on your Community profile it may be publicly available, indexable by search engines, and collected and used by other users of the Services, as well as those outside the Community, without compensation and without notice. You can edit certain Community privacy preferences in the “Privacy” section of your profile under “Edit Profile” on the Community page. Also remember that certain personal information about your use of the Services and information that is included in your Community profile may be available to other users of the Services, such as all of your connections through the Services, your followers and the users you are following, the Community “points” and “badges” that you have earned, the level you have reached, the “missions” you have accomplished, and your other actions when using the Services (e.g., the content you access, view, click on, search for, post, favorite, vote, follow, share, upload, or tag), the date you were last logged into your Community profile, and your “Skills and Expertise,” among other things. We recommend that you keep this in mind when using these features of the Services.
8. Opting Out of Communications from Us
By creating a Rei Auction Account or registering for or participating in any marketing or transaction event on one of our Company websites, you agree to receive direct mail, email newsletters and other promotional email communications, as well as promotional telephone communications. Similarly, by creating a Community profile you agree to receive email newsletters and other promotional email communications. For example, from time to time we may send you email notices or news updates alerting you to new features, products, promotions, or services pertaining to offerings from us, new opportunities, surveys or our other Services, and, if you have created a Rei Auction Account or registered for a marketing or transaction on one of our Company websites, we may send you direct mail or call you with respect to same.
Please note that preferences relating to communications that you receive due to each of the following differ from one another: (a) communications that you receive from us due to your activity on and Rei Auction Account with www.reiauction.com (“REIAuction.com Communications”); (b) communications that you receive from us due to your activity on and Rei Auction Account with Rei Auction Homes (“Rei Auction Homes Communications”); (c) communications that you receive from us due to your activity on and Rei Auction Account with Rei Auction Commercial (“Rei Auction Commercial Communications”); and (d) communications that you receive from us due to your creation of a Community profile and participation in the Auction.com Community (“Community Communications”).
With respect to REIAuction.com Communications:
- You may alter your preferences with respect to promotional REIAuction.com Communications on the “Preference Center” page located in your Rei Auction Account profile (“Preference Center”), or by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive direct mail REIAuction.com Communications, you may opt out by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional email REIAuction.com Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by choosing the “Unsubscribe” option available as a link in every promotional email, following the instructions provided in the Preference Center or by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional telephone Auction.com Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by telling the representative who calls you with such Auction.com Communication or by contacting us at [email protected].
- Please note that unsubscribing from or otherwise changing your preferences with respect to REIAuction.com Communications will not impact your preferences related to Community Communications, Rei Auction Homes Communications or Rei Auction Commercial Communications.
With respect to Rei Auction Homes Communications:
- You may alter your preferences with respect to promotional Rei Auction Homes Communications in the Preference Center, or by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive direct mail Rei Auction Homes Communications, you may opt out by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional email Rei Auction Homes Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by choosing the “Unsubscribe” option available as a link in every promotional email, following the instructions provided in the Preference Center or by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional telephone Rei Auction Homes Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by telling the representative who calls you with such Rei Auction Homes Communication or by contacting us at [email protected].
- Please note that unsubscribing from or otherwise changing your preferences with respect to Rei Auction Homes Communications will not impact your preferences related to Community Communications, REIAuction.com Communications or Rei Auction Commercial Communications.
With respect to Rei Auction Commercial Communications:
- You may alter your preferences with respect to promotional Rei Auction Commercial Communications in the Preference Center, or by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive direct mail Rei Auction Commercial Communications, you may opt out by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional email Rei Auction Commercial Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by choosing the “Unsubscribe” option available as a link in every promotional email, following the instructions provided in the Preference Center, or by contacting us at [email protected].
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional telephone Rei Auction Commercial Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by telling the representative who calls you with such Rei Auction Commercial Communications or by contacting us at [email protected].
- Please note that unsubscribing from or otherwise changing your preferences with respect to Rei Auction Commercial Communications will not impact your preferences related to Community Communications, Rei Auction Home Communications or Auction.com Communications.
With respect to Community Communications:
- You may alter your preferences with respect to promotional Community Communications on the “General Preferences” page that is available under “Preferences” on the Community page (“Community General Preferences Page”).
- If you no longer wish to receive promotional email Community Communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by choosing the “Unsubscribe” option available as a link in every promotional email, changing your preferences in the Community General Preferences Page, or by contacting us at [email protected] Auction.com.
- Please note that unsubscribing from or otherwise changing your preferences with respect to Community Communications will not impact your preferences related to REIAuction.com Communications, Rei Auction Homes Communications or Rei Auction Commercial Communications.
We will gladly comply with all requests to opt out of or unsubscribe from promotional communications, but reserve the maximum amount of time allowed by law to process such requests. You cannot opt out of certain transactional emails or telephone calls, such as confirmations of registration communications intended to facilitate marketing or transaction events for which you have registered, and other emails or calls about us or the Services. Transactional emails can be recognized by a lack of an “Unsubscribe” link in the email body.
9. Notice of Privacy Rights of California Residents
We have adopted a policy of not sharing your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes if you request that we do not do so (“Third Party Opt-Out Policy”). You may make such a request by sending us an email at [email protected]. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personal information you do not want us to share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personal information or for processing this request.
If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to a business without a Third Party Opt-Out Policy, you may be entitled by law to request certain information regarding disclosures of personal information made by such business to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year (“Disclosure Request”). Such business is not required to respond to more than one Disclosure Request per customer each year, or to respond to requests made by means other than through the contact information designated by the business for such purposes. However, please note that due to our Third Party Opt-Out Policy described in the preceding paragraph, we are not obligated by law to adhere to your Disclosure Request or to provide you with the requested information.
If you are still interested in making a Disclosure Request, please contact us at [email protected]. In the Disclosure Request, specify that you seek your “California Customer Choice Privacy Notice.” Please allow thirty (30) days for a response, but note that we are entitled by law to respond to your Disclosure Request by notifying you of your right to prevent the disclosure of personal information pursuant to our Third Party Opt-Out Policy, which is cost free to you.
10. Security and Account Protection
We have implemented commercially reasonable physical, administrative, technical, and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information. Despite our best efforts, however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We appreciate your help in safeguarding the integrity of your own and others’ privacy. We encourage you to let us know immediately if you suspect that any personal information you shared with us is being used contrary to this Privacy Statement.
11. Children’s Information
The Services are not directed toward persons under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly market to or collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you are not permitted to submit any personal information to us or the Services. If you provide information to us through the Services, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. If a parent or guardian believes that we have in our database the personal information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will promptly remove such information from our records.
12. Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Personal Information
If your personal information changes or is inaccurate, you agree to update your information by updating the account information located in both your Rei Auction Account profile and your Community profile. If you no longer wish to use the Services, contact us at [email protected].
13. Third Party Links and Services
The Services may contain links to third-party websites, including identity verification and social networking websites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites or services to which we link. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites or services. The personal information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by our Privacy Statement. We strongly encourage you to read such third parties’ privacy statements.
14. Amendments to Privacy Statement
We may amend this Privacy Statement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Services. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will become effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Services following these changes means that you accept such revisions. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes here and notify you in the manner and to the extent required by law.
15. International Transfers of Information
Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Privacy Statement may involve the transfer of your personal information to various countries around the world that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such transfers. By using the Services, or by submitting your personal information to us, you expressly consent to the storage and processing of your personal information in the United States in accordance with the laws of the United States, or in other jurisdictions.
16. Contacting Us
Should you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, contact us by sending an email to [email protected]. Please provide your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address so we can service you more quickly. You can also call us at 866-734-2828 or write to us at 4856 East Baseline Road Suite106 Mesa, AZ 85206.
This Privacy Statement was last updated January 2, 2018.