and what may happen to that information. We have prepared a detailed
policy because we believe you should know as much as possible so that
HDD Broker and its affiliates do not sell or rent your Personal
Information EVER! And we only use your information as described in the
principle. We understand clearly that you and your information is
one of our most important assets. We store and process your
information on computers that are protected by physical as well as
technological security devices. If you object to your Information
being transferred or used in this way please do not use our services.
Information We Collect
"Personal Information" is information collected that can uniquely identify you.
Sharing and Usage: We will never share, sell, or rent
individual Personal Information with anyone unless ordered by a
court of law. Personal Information submitted to us is only
available to employees managing this information for purposes of
contacting you or sending you correspondence based on your
request for information.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to
provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized
experience. This allows us to provide services and features that
most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make
your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal
information about you that we consider necessary for achieving
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you
are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once
you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to
us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to
provide contact and identity information, shipping information,
and other personal information as indicated on the forms
throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields
are required and which fields are optional. You always have the
option to not provide information by choosing not to use a
particular service or feature.
We automatically track certain information based upon your
behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal
research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to
better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This
information may include the URL that you just came from (whether
this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether
this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser
information, and your IP address.
We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain
pages of the Site to help analyze our web page flow, measure
promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. "Cookies"
are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in
providing our services. We offer certain features that are only
allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser
permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain
features on the Site and you may be required to reenter your
password more frequently during a session.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters,
or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about
your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such
information into a file specific to you.
When you List Equipment with Us:
Definition: "Your Equipment Information" is defined as any
equipment-related information you provide to us during the
Listing process, via phone, fax, online, applications, or
through any email feature, including but not limited to, photos,
equipment description, serial numbers and pricing.
By listing your equipment, you agree to grant HDD Broker and its
affiliated companies a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual,
irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple
tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database
rights (but no other rights) in any media now known or not
currently known, with respect to Your Equipment Information.
You agree that this license includes the right for to provide,
promote, and publish your listing(s), including pricing, to other
companies, organizations or media services, and the right to
utilize that information within the scope of business conducted
by HDD Broker and its affiliated companies.
Our Use of Your Information
We use your Personal Information to facilitate the services
you request. We use your personal information in the file we
maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your
current and past activities on the Site to: resolve disputes;
troubleshoot problems; help promote safe trading; measure consumer
interest in our products and services, inform you about online
and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize
your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and
other criminal activity; enforce our
and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
At times, we may look across multiple users to identify
problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine
your personal information to identify users using multiple
User IDs or aliases. We may compare and review your personal
information for errors, omissions and for accuracy.
If you choose to list an item for sale on the Site, or
otherwise provide us with your financial information, we use
your address and billing information to bill you and provide
Why did you receive an e-mail or correspondence from us?
If you received a mailing from us, (a) your e-mail address or
mailing address is either listed with us as someone who has
expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving
information in the future ("opt-in"), or (b) you have
registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing
relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by
controlling the frequency of our mailings. Unsubscribe or
Opt-Out from newsletters, mailings, or faxes by emailing your
You agree that we may use Personal Information or Your Equipment
Information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts,
to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings,
and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These
uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs,
so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and
customized experience while using the Site. You also agree by using
this cite that HDD Broker and its affiliates may use your Equipment
Information to further their business purposes.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
Legal Requests: HDD Broker and its affiliates cooperate with law
enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce
laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights,
to help protect you and others from bad actors. Therefore, in response
to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials
relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity,
we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state,
telephone number, email address, and listing history without a subpoena.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy,
we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law
enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court
order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe
in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to:
prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report
suspected illegal activity.
Control of Your Password
You are responsible for all actions taken with your User ID and
password. Therefore we do not recommend that you disclose your
HDD Broker password to any third parties. If you choose to share
your User ID and password or your personal information with third
parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your
account and therefore you should review that third party's privacy
policy. If you lose control of your password, you may lose
substantial control over your personal information and may be
subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore,
if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should
immediately change your password as detailed in the HELP section.
Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your
We offer you the ability to review and change the information you
submit to us by contacting us via email at
calling us. You can change your user Id, email address, contact
information, financial information, shipping information and user
preferences contacting us via email at
calling us. You must promptly update your personal information if
it changes or is inaccurate.
Upon your request, we will deactivate your account, contact
information, billing information, shipping information, and financial
information from our active databases. To make this request, email
information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible based
on your account activity.
Other Information Collectors
document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we
collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information
to other parties, whether they are bidders, buyers or sellers on our
site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may
apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to
them. Since HDD Broker does not control the privacy policies of
third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third
party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your
personal information to others.
How we protect your privacy: We use security measures
to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by
Your information is stored on HDD Broker Inc.'s servers. We use
procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal
information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access
and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset
that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We
employ many different security techniques to protect such data
from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.
However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
Updated on March 24, 2015