VIYET, LLC DBA as SOTHEBY'S HOME (“SOTHEBY'S HOME” “we” or “us”) understand that your privacy is important. We want you to understand what information we collect from users of our website and our Services maintained and offered at SOTHEBYSHOME.com (the “Site”), how we handle that information and how you can contact us to correct any information that we may have.
We reserve the right to change this policy from time-to-time and will post any such changes. Your access or use of our Site after the posting of such changes shall constitute acceptance of any such changes. Therefore, each time you access this Site you should consult this policy to view any changes.
You can browse our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.
We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy policies of and use of information by third parties’ web site that you link to from our web site, including, without limitation, any third party payment processor. Therefore, you should review such third parties’ policies prior to accessing or using such third parties’ sites and if any of such policies are not acceptable, you should not use such third parties’ sites or services. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Information we collect automatically.
When you purchase an Item we store and collect certain of the information you provide to our third party processor, including without limitation:
- Transactional information based on your activities on the Site (such as buying, selling, and content you generate or that relates to your transaction);
- Shipping and other information you provide to purchase or ship an item;
- Information provided in the context of dispute resolution, correspondence through our Site, or correspondence sent to us;
- Additional personal information we ask you to submit to authenticate yourself or if we believe you are violating Site policies (for example, we may ask you to send us an ID or bill to verify your address, or to answer additional questions online to help verify your identity);
We may use “cookies” on our Site to collect information about use of our Site and to assist you with navigation during a use session or in completing certain forms and certain of these “cookies” may be retained on your computer.
If you buy or sell items through our Site, we collect information about your buying and selling experience, including, possibly other users’ comments or information about you.
We use your personal information to provide you with the services you request. We also use your personally identifiable information to address problems, promote Transactions, protect against error, fraud and criminal activity and to inform you about items, services, offers and updates on or with respect to our Site. We also may compare and review personal information to identify users using multiple identifications or aliases and to check for errors, omissions and accuracy. We also use your personal information to improve our Site and to analyze usage of our Site. In addition, we may use your personal information to provide you and information relevant to your use of the Site. If you do not want to receive such communications, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to be opted out.
Disclosure of Information.
If you are a purchaser we may disclose your user identification to the consignor of the Item that you purchase.
We also provide your personally identifiable information to our service providers, such as in connection with credit card processing, bill collecting, hosting services and shipping services if you ask us to facilitate shipments of items purchased and/or sold through our Site. These service providers have agreed to use such information only for the purpose of providing services to us and for your transactions.
We also provide your personally identifiable information in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any user of our Site or services to legal liability. In such events, we will only disclose information relevant and necessary to the investigation or inquiry, such as name, city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP address, fraud complaints, purchase and consignment history, and anything else we may deem relevant. We also can release your personally identifiable information in connection with an investigation of fraud, theft, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.
We may also provide your personally identifiable information to credit bureaus with which we may report information about your account, including information on late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report.
Use of Other Users’ Information.
You may only use information about the other party to your transaction(s) for the purpose of completing your transaction with that party and for no other purposes. Under no circumstances may you provide the other party’s (or other users’ of our Site) information to any third party without such users’ written consent and our consent. You are prohibited from using other users’ information to promote, market or solicit products or services. You may not put any user, even a user who has previously concluded a transaction with you, on any contact or email list.
Changing Your Information.
You may review and change your personally identifiable information by logging on our Site and entering in the new information. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.
Upon your written request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personally identifiable information from our active database, but we can maintain your personally identifiable information in our records to be used for purposes such as billing, collecting, fraud protection and to resolve disputes.
We may use your information for the purpose of providing aggregated information about users (that is not personally identifiable to any user) to third parties.
v Onward Transfer.
We shall only make onward transfers of personally-identifiable information provided by a user of the Site (i) in connection with a sale of assets of SOTHEBY'S HOME or a merger or acquisition involving SOTHEBY'S HOME or (ii) to a third party working on behalf of or providing services to SOTHEBY'S HOME.
The Site may provide links to other web sites that we think you will find interesting or useful. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. You should review those policies before using those sites.