Privacy Policy

AquaDeals.com Privacy Policy

Introduction

 

AquaDeals.com™ wants you to understand what kinds of information it collects on its associated Web sites, and how it uses, shares, and protects that information.  The following discloses the personal information collection, use and storage practices for the Web site on which it appears.  As used in this Privacy Policy, “AquaDeals.com,” “we”, “us”, and “our” refers to AquaDeals.com (aka Outdoor Liquidators, LLC), and the “Site” refers to www.AquaDeals.com, its subdomains and any other Web site on which this Privacy Policy appears.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to any offline data collection or practices of AquaDeals.com.

 

All capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy not otherwise defined here have the meanings given in the AquaDeals.com User Agreement found here.

 

The Site resides upon servers located in the United States of America.  If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that information you provide on the Site is being transferred to and stored in the United States.  The Site’s personal information practices and the terms of this Privacy Policy may or may not comply with the laws of your country of residence, so if you do not agree with this, please do not use the Site. 

 


General

 

As used in this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means information that may be used to identify a specific individual, or that is about an identifiable individual, including but not limited to name, email address, phone number or credit card number.  “Aggregate information” refers to combined demographic information which has been derived from personal information but which cannot be reasonably used to identify any individual. 

 

Information We Collect On the Site and How We Use It

 

You can visit the Site and learn about the services we provide without providing personal information.  You do need to provide personal information, however, to sell or bid on Items, and to participate in our user forums and other interactive portions of the Site.  In addition, certain personal information and non-personally identifiable information, such as IP address, may be collected automatically by us and our advertisers.  Please read carefully below to understand your choices in this regard.

We collect and use personal information in the specific ways listed below for each type of information identified, as well as generally to analyze and improve our products and services, as well as the Sites and Apps, to market to you (subject to your choices outlined below), to better understand our customers, to investigate or settle any disputes with you, to collect amounts due to us, to meet our legal obligations and for other internal uses not inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (the “General Purposes”).  In each case, we also use personal data you provide for purposes consistent with the reason you provide such information to us. 

 

1.  Registration and Transaction Information.  The Site's registration process requires users to provide us valid and accurate contact information including name, address, phone number, birth date and email address (collectively, “Registration Information”).  For fraud prevention purposes, users electing to provide as their sole email contact an email address from a free email service provider (such as Yahoo!® Mail, Google® Gmail, or Hotmail®) are required to enter credit card information at the time of registration, and the card is verified by authorizing a small amount through the credit card processing networks.

 

In certain circumstances your registration information may be verified through so-called “credit header” information. You may be required to answer a multiple-choice questionnaire compiled from information managed by consumer and business information sources. These questions can include elements from your financial history. This is done as an identity verification and fraud prevention measure. Because this verification service is provided by a third party, we do not collect or store any personal information from this process, other than the fact that your name and address were or were not verified.

 

We collect certain information submitted during transactions on the Site based on your activities, including all purchases, as well as shipping and billing information, and other information you provide in connection with buying or shipping an item (collectively, “Transaction Information”). We may also collect certain personal information that you provide through message board discussions, chats, correspondence or dispute resolution.

 

In addition to the General Purposes, Registration Information, Transaction Information  and other personal information that you provide may be used in the following ways:

 

  • For fraud protection at the time of registration;
  • To send you Item-related notifications about purchases you make on the Site;
  • If and when you purchase an Item, to share your name, address, telephone number, email address and price information with any Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder you designate to facilitate your taking delivery of any firearms or similar items;
  • To perform our billing, administration and collections functions (and to contact you when necessary about these functions);
  • To report information about your account, including overdue amounts, missed payments or other delinquencies or defaults on your accounts, to credit reporting bureaus;
  • To communicate with you and carry out actions requested by you (such as subscriptions to newsletters); and
  • When facilitating the investigation of fraud or illegal activity, to share information with law enforcement or other governmental agencies or authorized third parties when requested pursuant to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose you, us or another Site user to legal liability.

 

Please see “Communications From the Site and Your Choices” below for information on controlling communications from us.

 

2.   Financial Information.  If you list Items on the Site, we collect financial information including bank account and/or credit card number, expiration date, card security code and billing address.  As noted under “Registration and Transaction Information” above, we also collect credit card information from those who register using an email address from a free email provider such as Yahoo!™ Mail or Hotmail™ or Google’s Gmail.  In addition to the General Purposes, Financial information is used to bill you for transactions you carry out on the Site and to collect on fees and debts incurred through the use of the Site.  If your account is past due and collection must be pursued, your Registration and Transaction Information (including financial information) may be shared with collection agents and/or credit reporting agencies.  We share financial information with non-affiliated third parties to facilitate the completion of transactions on the Site as specified above, to respond to subpoenas, for other legal compliance purposes, and for billing and collections.

3.   Contests and Surveys.  If you decide to enter contests or surveys featured from time to time on the Site, you may be asked for personal information in addition to your Registration Information.  In addition to the General Purposes, this information is used in order to administer the contest or survey (for example, to contact the winner) or as otherwise disclosed on the Site at the time we collect the information.

4.   Information Requests.  We may ask you to provide personal information in order to allow us to respond to your requests for information or other requests made over the Site. 

5.  Social Media.  We may collect your user name and other information you transmit to us over social media platforms such as Facebook® or Twitter® when you interact with AquaDeals.com’s specific page or social media account.  In addition to the General Purposes, we use the information you provide on social media to respond to your requests or questions, to improve our services, and for other purposes as disclosed at the time of the interaction.

6.  Emails from AquaDeals.com.  Any email messages generated by the Site result directly from the user's actions (such as Registration Information, or Transaction Information such as a purchase of an Item, or your choice to subscribe to certain communications), or as necessary to inform you of changes to the Site or events related to the Site, or changes to the Site rules or policies. Users may opt-out of receiving many future mailings; see the section below entitled “Communications from the Site and Your Choices.”

Emails from our Site may contain web beacons or “clear .gifs.”  These are small graphic images that can be used for recording when an email has been opened in order to track the performance of email marketing campaigns.  We and our third party service providers currently log responses from web beacons, which information may be stored or linked to your personal information in our systems.  

7.   Non-personal information.  We automatically collect your IP address, browser type and other non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Site.  In addition to the General Purposes, we use your this non-personally identifiable information collected from the Site to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information, and to track usage patterns in the Site. We also may collect geo-location information, device identification number and type, computer and connection information, statistics about page views and standard web log information.   We do not correlate this information with data about individual users (though our third-party advertisers, if any, identified in this Privacy Policy, may do so – see below under “Banner Advertising”). 

8 Cookies.  We or our third party advertisers or service providers may use a technology referred to as “cookies” (or other similar technology), which are pieces of data on your computer tied to information about you. Based on your browser type and other information provided by our cookies, we use cookies to: (i) customize certain Site content and access; (ii) track usage patterns on the Site; (iii) allow the Site to remember your user name and password if you so choose; and (iv) for any other purposes permitted under applicable law from time to time.

You can decide if and how your computer will accept cookies by configuring your preferences option within your web browser.  To disable this function in your web browser, choose the “help” menu and follow the instructions for deleting cookies and preventing your browser from downloading additional cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you can still browse our Site, but you may be unable to post on the Site or use the Site as a buyer or seller, or otherwise to access certain aspects of the services available on the Site.  We do not store personal or confidential information in cookies (although our third party advertisers may – see below under “Banner Advertising”)

9.   Website Analytics. In addition, we may contract with third parties such as Google Analytics, OpenX and Lotame to better help us operate the Site, report Site traffic, statistics and other activities on the Site, specifically including the success of advertising campaigns conducted on the Site, By placing cookies on your computer, these services collect information such as how often you visit the Sites, what pages you visit or what banners you “click through,” and the site you were visiting prior to coming to the Site during your visit.  You can learn more about the processes used by each of these services by visiting the pages listed below:  

 

Google: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Lotame:   http://www.lotame.com/legal.

OpenX: Disclosures are located at http://openx.com/legal/openx-software-privacy-principles/.

Each of the analystics service providers above participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), meaning that the companies have agreed to abide by a set of rules with respect to the application of their services to consumer personal information.  You can visit the DAA site at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ in order to learn about the DAA and to opt-out of the services being used by the Site and block their use of cookies to track your use of the Site and its ad campaigns (as well as your use of all other Internet websites).

10. Mobile Devices

 

In addition to the information described above, we and our third-party service providers may collect additional information when you utilize any of our mobile applications, including the type of mobile device you use, the temporary or persistent unique device identifiers (sometimes called UDID), the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use our mobile applications.

If you utilize any of the location-based services in our mobile applications, such as the functionality that allows you to search for a participating FFL in your area, we and our third-party service providers may collect, use, and share location data, including the real-time geographic location of your device. In addition to the General Purposes, we use such information to provide and improve location-based products and services. You may opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device

How We Share Your Information

 

We may share your personal information and non-personal information collected at the Site with both non-affiliated third parties, as well as with our affiliated companies, for various purposes including for marketing purposes.  Please see below under “Communications from the Site and Your Choices” to understand how you may exercise choices with regard to these activities, and, for California residents, “Your California Privacy Rights” to understand how you may exercise rights under California law to find out about our practices in this regard.

 

We may also share your personal information collected on the Site with third parties as necessary or appropriate:  (i) to carry out the transaction, activity or request made by you on the Site or other electronic forum, (ii) comply with any applicable law, court order or other judicial process, or (iii) allow those third parties to provide services to us, as described below under “Contractors,” and/or (iv) to enforce or apply agreements with you, or protect the rights, property or safety of us or third parties, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.  Also, in the event of a corporate transaction such as a sale, merger or reorganization or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy or similar restructuring involving all or a portion of AquaDeals.com or its parent and/or affiliate company(ies) (including but not limited to a spinoff of an affiliate, and subsequent acquisition of that affiliate by a new third party), or a sale or transfer  of assets, we reserve the right to disclose or transfer your personal information to non-affiliated third party acquiring company(ies) and other third parties.  In the event of such a sale or transfer, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee(s) to use personal information you have provided through this Site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.   

 

Contractors.  We hire contractors to provide certain services on our behalf, including trend and statistical analysis, information processing and storage, and development of new products and services.  As part of their services to us, these contractors may have access to some or all of the data that we maintain, including transaction data and your personal information, but they are always required to maintain the confidentiality of information they receive from us and are restricted from using the information for any purposes other than those authorized by us.

 

Aggregate Information.  There are no limitations on our use of aggregate information, or information that is derived from personal information but that does not identify any particular individual.  We may collect, store and share this aggregate information (such as purchases, sales, traffic patterns or related information) with third parties, including for our and such third parties’ marketing purposes.

 

Except as otherwise provided, this Privacy Policy only addresses the information that we collect from you, but not about how third parties to whom you disclose your information may use and disclose it.  If you disclose your personal information to third parties over our Site, other rules may apply to how they use and disclose information provided to them.  We do not police or influence the privacy parties of third parties.  When providing your personal information to third parties, their privacy policies govern their use and disclosure of your personal information.  Before disclosing your personal information to any third party, you should familiarize yourself with their privacy policy. 

 

Your Choices with Respect to the Site

 

1. Email Messages from Us.  The Site sends three types of email communications: (1) notifications related to transaction activity on the Site, and (2) newsletters and promotional email messages, which may be from us, from one of our affiliates, or from third parties.

(1)  Transactional Activity.  Notifications related to transactional activity on the Site are generated as a result or registering as a user of the Site or purchasing Items. These notifications can include purchase confirmations, billing messages, and other notifications related to activity on the Site. You cannot opt out of receiving notifications related to transactional activity; however, if you do not purchase any Items and your account balance is zero you will not receive any such notifications from the Site.

We may send our users certain notices, such as notices of a substantial change in the policies and/or operation of the Site. These notices are sent infrequently and cannot be opted out of other than by closing your account with us.

(2)  Promotional Messages.  Newsletters and promotional email messages may be generated from your Registration Information or other personal information submitted to the Site, but you may choose to opt out of any such messages.  Promotional messages may be from us, from our affiliates, or from unrelated third parties.  In order to discontinue receiving such messages, you may either enter your preferences in the “My Account” section of the Site, or you may send an opt-out request to the email address identified in an email from any such sender.  Please note that sending an opt-out request to us will not result in discontinuation of messages from a third party or an affiliate.  If you wish to discontinue receipt of any promotional emails originating at the Site, please check “no” under each option under “My Account” on the Site.

2. Cookies and Third Party Tracking.  As noted above under “Website Analytics” and below under “Banner Advertising,” we contract with third party service providers and advertising companies who provide us information on the use of the Sites by visitors and the success of our advertising campaigns.  As described in those sections, you may visit certain designated Web sites in order to opt out of tracking of your activities on the Sites and other Web sites.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us and certain of our affiliates to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to caprivacy@AquaDeals.com or write us at 499 Running Pump Road, Suite 109, Lancaster, PA  17603.

 Children’s Privacy

The Site is not intended for or directed to persons less than 18 years of age.  We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and we do not knowingly market our services to children.  If you are under 18 years of age, do not use the Site.

 

 

For Persons Outside the United States

By consenting to this Privacy Policy, you confirm that your command and knowledge of English is sufficient to understand the terms and conditions set forth herein.  You agree that by using the Site, your personal data will be transferred to AquaDeals.com servers located in the United States in connection with the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy.  You understand that the laws with respect to the protection of personal data in the United States may not be as stringent as those in your home jurisdiction.

 

Security

 

The Site has reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. When you submit sensitive information via our Sites, such as credit card information, that information is subject to secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption technology.  However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information during transmission, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us.  We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your account password), log out of your account after use, and close your web browser.  If you do share your password or personal information with anyone, you are responsible for all actions taken in your account’s name.  If you lose control of your password, you may lose considerable control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf.  Because of this, if the security of your password has been compromised in any way, you are responsible for immediately notifying us and for changing your password.

 

You can review your personal information by logging into our Site, and you should act to update it promptly upon changes in your personal information or to correct any errors in it.  You might not be able to alter or delete a public posting once you make it.  At your request, we will close your account and make your personal information not publicly viewable as soon as reasonably possible, in accordance with applicable law. 


Other Site-Related Items

1.     Public Forums.  The Site may make available chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. We strongly recommend that you do not post your email address or other personal information in our forums because this information is publicly available for anyone to see and unscrupulous third parties may use this information to form 'spam' lists or may otherwise misuse this information.  We are not responsible for the use or misuse of information posted by you in public forums by other users of the Site.

 

2.     Banner Advertising.  Where we have identified a specific third party advertising company below as an “Third Party Advertising Company,” we may use such third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Site.  This third-party advertising company may also separately place or recognize a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to the Site.  Using cookies or other technology, this company may use information about your computer, combined with personally identifiable information collected by the advertiser, about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. You may visit the website of the advertiser, shown below, to learn more about its practices with respect to personal data, and to opt-out where possible, or you may visit the following website to opt out of this practice by multiple advertisers: 

http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Third Party Advertising Company: 

We will update this section of this Privacy Policy if our practices with respect to advertisers change, including identifying any third party advertising companies making use of the Site, so you should check this section of the Privacy Policy if you are concerned about third party advertising companies.

 

3.     California Do Not Track Disclosures.  At this time, there is no worldwide uniform or consistent industry standard or definition for responding to, processing, or communicating “Do Not Track” signals. Thus, the Site is unable to respond to “Do Not Track” signals.  Please refer to the instructions in your browser in order to determine the appropriate settings in order to signal your preferences in this regard, but be aware that all of the functionality of the Site may not be available to you if your settings block tracking cookies placed by us or by third parties.  In order to block our third party advertisers from tracking you across the Site and other sites, please see the instructions in the Section entitled “Banner Advertising.”

 

 

4.      Other Sites.  The Site may contain links to the websites of third parties.  We are not responsible for and have no liability for the privacy policies or practices of those websites.  We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

 

5.     Submissions.  Suggestions, materials or other intellectual property sent or transmitted to us via our Site are governed by the separate terms applicable to such materials identified at the time of submission (if any).  All such items shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and we shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such items and shall be free to use and distribute them to others without limitation, including, but not limited to developing and marketing products incorporating them.

 

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using our Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not submit any personal information to us through our Site.

Contacting Us

 

If you choose to visit the Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement, including limitations on damages to the extent permitted by law, resolution of dispute procedures, and application of the law of the State of Delaware, as set forth in our User Agreement.

 

You may review, update and modify your Registration Information by logging in and visiting My AquaDeals/ My Account on the Site.  You may also change your communications preferences by visiting MyAquaDeals / Preferences in order to unsubscribe from or opt in to certain email communications from the Site.

 

If you have any concern about the privacy practices of the Site, please contact us at following address with a detailed description, and we will try to resolve it.

 

Privacy Issues
AquaDeals.com

499 Running Pump Road, Suite 109, Lancaster, PA  17603

 

or

You can Contact Customer Support


XI.   Changes to Privacy Policy

Please check this Privacy Policy periodically to inform yourself of any changes.  We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so you should review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post such revised policy on our Site and notify you by email or otherwise as permitted by law.

 

Effective Date:  August 1, 2017

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