This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the YardSaleSupplies.com website
by ProtoQuest, Inc.
Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our
information practices and have agreed to notify you of:
What personally identifiable information of yours is collected from you through the web site.
How the information is collected.
Why the information is being collected.
The organization collecting the information.
How the information is used.
With whom the information may be shared.
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration
of information under ProtoQuest, Inc.'s control.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection and Use
ProtoQuest, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell,
share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this
statement. ProtoQuest, Inc. collects information from our users at several different points on our
In order to benefit from some features of this website, you must first become a member
by completing and submitting our registration form. During registration, you will be asked for
your contact information (such as your name and email address). This information is used to contact you
about the services and products on our site.
It is optional for you to provide demographic
information (such as income level and gender), and unique identifiers, but encouraged so we can
provide a more personalized experience on our site for you.
Sometimes we cannot tell your gender by the spelling of
your name alone and having you tell us this can save us from some embarrassment if we need to contact you.
Your birth date (if you choose to disclose it to us) helps us determine if you are old enough to use our site
regulations set forth in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Your contact phone number(s) and e-mail address allow us to get in touch with you if there is a problem with the fulfillment of an order you have placed
or if we think you may be having a problem or question with placing an order.
Your IP address may also be recorded during registration and subsequent updates to your information.
We request information from you on our order form. Here you provide us with contact
information (like your name and shipping address) and financial information (like your credit card
number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill
your orders. Some of this information is required to be sent securely (see Security section below)
to one of our payment gateways, Authorize.net or PayPal.com, in order to process your payment.
If we have trouble processing your order, this contact information will be used to get in touch with you.
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer that a particular
website places there when you visit it. The website may read the cookie it placed on your
computer the next time you view a page from that site and use it to enhance your browsing
experience (such as remembering a preference of yours). Allowing a Web site to create a cookie
on your computer does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer,
and only the site that created the cookie can read it.
logged into the site, what shopping bag belongs to them, etc. By allowing cookies from our site,
you will be able to log into and make purchases from our site. If you reject the cookie,
you may still browse our site. If you do this, though, you will be limited
in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of
our users and make our site better for everyone.
we have no access to or control over these cookies.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and
gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
When you visit our web site, we collect information about your visit that does not directly identify you personally.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information,
we may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
The internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private internet access account, or "yourschool.edu"
if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned
to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our web site;
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to our web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
We use the information we collect to count the number of hits and type of visitors to the different pages on our site,
and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you. These types of information may be retained indefinitely.
Your IP address recorded at registration and/or login may be used to indirectly identify you personally and monitor your activity through the site.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. Any aggregated
information shared with these third-parties will not be linked to any personal information that
can identify any individual person.
Additionally, we may be required by law to share information we collect with authorized law enforcement,
homeland security, and national security activities.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ProtoQuest, Inc. is not
responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be
aware of this and, when you leave our site, to read the privacy statements of each and every web
site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies
solely to information collected by the YardSaleSupplies.com website.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for your contact information such as your name
and email address.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information from you via surveys or contests.
Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore
have a choice as to whether or not you want to disclose this information. Information requested may
include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information
(such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and
award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the
use and satisfaction of this site.
If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend of yours about our site, we will ask
you for your name, your friend's name, and your friend's email address. ProtoQuest, Inc.
will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site.
ProtoQuest, Inc. stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
this information from our database.
When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both
online and off-line.
If our order form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card
number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the industry standard for protecting private information sent over the
internet - Secure Socket Layers (SSL). SSL encrypts, or scrambles your information into a code so that others cannot read your
information during transmission. While on a secure page, such as our order form,
the lock icon appearing on most Web browsers becomes locked, or closed, as opposed to un-locked, or open,
when you are just visiting a page that does not need to be secure. Also, the beginning part of the web page address will change from
"http:" to "https:" while you are on a secure page.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect
user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, has
password restricted access from our offices. Only employees who
need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer
service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All
employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members
may occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter.
Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types
of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
Site and Service Updates
We also send you site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to
un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the
service. We communicate with you to provide requested services and in regards to
issues relating to your account via email or phone.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code, or address),
you may correct or update your personal data provided to us. This may be done by logging into
the YardSaleSupplies.com site and following the directions after clicking on the "Edit Your Information" link in the
MEMBERS navigation box.
You are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your information used for purposes
not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or other promotional materials sent by us on behalf of us or our partners, you
may opt-out of receiving these communications by un-checking the box "Subscribe to our mailing list"
in your Member Information. To change this setting, log into the site and click on the
"Edit Your Information" link in the MEMBERS navigation box. When your Member Information shows up,
un-check this box and then click on the "Update" button. We will update your record accordingly.
Sale of YardSaleSupplies.com or ProtoQuest, Inc.
In the event of the sale of the YardSaleSupplies.com business unit, or the complete sale of
ProtoQuest, Inc., the new owners will own the information collected on this site. This is the only
necessary for the new owners to continue providing the YardSaleSupplies.com service.
Notification of Changes
are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information
in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, and you have registered
with the site, we will notify you by way of an email. You will have a choice as to whether
or not we use your information in this different manner. If you decide that you do not want
us to use your information in this different manner, we will use your information in accordance