Privacy Policy

AudioFlea’s mission to provide an fresh and modern audio marketplace and community hub for all music lovers. In doing so, your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. The following privacy is a part of our Terms of Use. By visiting the AudioFlea.com you consent to our use of your personal information in the ways set out in this policy and in our Terms of Use. AudioFlea.com’s Terms of Use requires all account sellers to be at least 18 years of age (or have the permission and supervision of a responsible parent or legal guardian), therefore, this policy does not discuss use of our website by minors. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which AudioFlea collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://www.audioflea.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by AudioFlea.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

In order to create an account with AudioFlea, you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and choose a username that may represent your identity on The Site. Depending on which services you choose to use on The Site, AudioFlea may require additional information, such as a dealer and/or seller name, billing information (including billing address, phone number, credit card information), a mobile telephone number, a physical mailing address, and/or payment information. As a dealer and/or seller if you choose specific payment options, AudioFlea may require information such as your social security number or tax ID, date of birth, bank account information and/or credit card information in order to verify your identity and provide this service to you. On certain areas of the site, for example when building a profile, you may optionally choose to provide your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location, image) to be publicly displayed in connection to your account and activity. Your username, alias or avatar is publicly displayed and connected to your AudioFlea activity. Other people may see your date joined, feedback, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, seller pages, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces. For quality control and resolution seeking purposes, AudioFlea maintains access to all communication between users through offers, orders, and private messaging and maintains the authority to delete content or suspend an account as a result of any inappropriate behavior including but not limited to harassment, or falsifying information including full name, address, billing information or items listed for sale. AudioFlea may collect and use Users personal information additionally for the following purposes:
  • To run and operate our Site
  • We may need your information to display content on the Site correctly.
  • To improve customer service
  • To create your User Account Profile.
  • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
  • We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To process payments
  • We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
  • To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails
  • We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
  • Some members or visitors may connect to or register for an AudioFlea account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, Google and/or Twitter. AudioFlea may receive some data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your AudioFlea account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be given the opportunity to grant permission. You can revoke your permission under your AudioFlea account settings.

Choices

You may review or edit the information your provided in your My Account settings at anytime (except your username), and you may remove certain optional pieces of information from being publicly viewed. You may control the receipt of certain types of communications from AudioFlea in your account settings. For various reasons, AudioFlea may contact you about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members and sellers. Other messages are not required, and you can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your settings in your account. If you have optionally connected your account to an external, third-party application, such as Facebook, you can remove permission for the app by changing your account settings. If you no longer wish to use AudioFlea services or receive service-related messages, then you may deactivate your account.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others without your explicit consent, except as specified in this policy. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Electronic newsletters

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Community Respect

AudioFlea is both a marketplace and a community hub. We are constantly adding new features and improving areas of the site such as the Forum, Blog Comments, User Messaging, Feedback, etc. in order to allow our members to communicate with one another with ease. Please use common sense and good judgement when posting in these community spaces or sharing your personal information with others on AudioFlea. Be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. AudioFlea generally does not remove content from community spaces, and your posts may remain public after your account is closed. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to post in community spaces on AudioFlea. Please see our Forum Guidelines and Code of Conduct for rules and regulations concerning participating on our forum.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies. As part of the buying and selling process, AudioFlea will share information between the two members involved in the transaction. You may obtain another AudioFlea member's email address, shipping address, payment information, and/or other information. As described in AudioFlea's Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use this information only for AudioFlea-related communications or for AudioFlea-facilitated transactions. AudioFlea has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without express consent from that person, you must not add any AudioFlea member to your email or physical mailing list. AudioFlea may release your personal information to a third-party in order comply with a subpoena or other similar legal procedure, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law; prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or investigate or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations of AudioFlea's Terms of Use. We may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, AudioFlea may disclose name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name. AudioFlea employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf, and we need to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, processing payments, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. AudioFlea may partner with third-party services for fraud prevention and/or identity verification. When you a load a page on AudioFlea that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a Like or Send button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. We can only speak for ourselves; this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that AudioFlea does not own or control, or individuals that AudioFlea does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others on AudioFlea or throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. AudioFlea does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. AudioFlea is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the AudioFlea site. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Information Retention

AudioFlea will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you no longer want AudioFlea to use your information to provide you services, you may deactivate your account. AudioFlea will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Changes to this privacy policy

AudioFlea has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at support@audioflea.com or by writing to: P.O. Box 7617, Portland, ME 04112. This document was last updated on June 03, 2016