Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Treasure Matching Privacy Policy

Treasure Matching operates an online community for people to match missing pieces to antiques and collectibles, through its website located at the URL: http://treasurematching.com/ (the "Services"). Treasure Matching’s core business principles dictate that we protect the privacy of our End Users/Members and all those who use our Services. With this principle in mind, Treasure Matching created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy.

Unless otherwise noted, the Services are provided by Treasure Matching inside of the United States. Please note that the failure to use the Services in accordance with this Privacy Policy may result in the immediate termination of the Services, among other actions.

1. What Information Do We Collect?

Treasure Matching collects information about you (defined as “End Users/Members” or referred to as “you”) while you use our Services. Collectively, all of the information collected about each End User/Member of Treasure Matching is referred to as "Information".

a. When End Users/Members register for our Services, we ask them for personal information including, but not limited to, first and last name, city and state, email address, username and password. End Users/Members may also provide us with Information regarding products ordered from our Services.

b. End Users/Members have the opportunity to solicit feedback in the form of comments and concerns relating to products and services offered through Treasure Matching. End Users/Members are solely responsible for the contents of communications they develop and we do not control the theme of or questions asked. 

c. Treasure Matching may also collect and log Information relating to: (i) if and when an End User/Member responds to an advertisement or promotion; and (ii) if and when an End User/Member has engaged in a sale, and the details surrounding the transaction. In addition, we may also receive other Information that you consent to send to Treasure Matching through the Service.

d.  Treasure Matching also logs End User’s/Member’s Internet Protocol addresses to ensure the accuracy of the our network data and for system administration purposes, including tracking web sessions so that we know when, how often and what pages of our websites are visited. We also use End User’s/Member’s Internet Protocol address to analyze and develop reports on the number and frequency of End User’s/Member’s use of our Services. To prevent the need to re-insert username and password as you move from one page of our websites to the next, we do use “cookies” - short pieces of information used by web browsers to temporarily remember information provided by a user. But, cookies are generally deleted once the web browser used to access a website is closed.

2. How Do We Use Information?

  1. We use your Information in the normal course of our business, including to contact you regarding technical support, or to bring to your attention to any aspect of our mutual interaction or your interaction with other members on the site. We may also use your contact information to provide you with policy or product updates or to introduce new products and services. All Information resides in our database primarily for the benefit of you, our End Users/Members. At your direction, we use an End User’s/Member's email address (and perhaps name) to send invitations, reminders, and communications relating to Treasure Matching. We also use Information to improve the performance of our site and Services by analyzing site and End User/Member behavior, including frequency of use, troubleshooting technical problems, resolving disputes and to address complaints, and to verify compliance with the Terms of Use. If Treasure Matching intends to use any Information in a manner that deviates from this Privacy Policy we will provide notice of how we intend to use that Information. The use of that specific Information will be used solely as stated in the alternative disclosure.
  2. Treasure Matching does not use or disclose any individual Information to any third-parties for any purposes, except to provide the Services to End Users/Members. Treasure Matching may use Information on an anonymous basis (i.e., without identifying any individual or company) to establish aggregate benchmarks on issues relating to certain business analytics (such as where sales are occurring, what products are being bought and sold the most, what matches a being made, etc).

3. With Whom Do We Share Information?

We never sell Information, and we do not share the Information with any third parties except under the following very limited circumstances:

  1. With other End Users/Members: Our Services provide tools that allow you, our End User/Member, to conduct meaningful business and marketing with other End Users/Members. Accordingly, we provide you with access to the other End User/Member Information when engaging in transactions and make your Information available to other Treasure Matching End Users/Members on your profile. We do not share personally identifying information about the End User/Member or with any third-party, except as stated herein. You may use the Information consistent with your own privacy policy and applicable law. We are not responsible for your improper disclosure or use of any Information obtained from the Services.
  2. As You Explicitly Allow: We may share or otherwise use your End User/Member Information as you explicitly allow us to. For example, you are given the opportunity to either hide or make available to End Users/Members certain contact information in connection with a business offering or marketing opportunity.
  3. Agents Acting on Our Behalf: We may share some of your Information with other companies who provide us with technical, billing, and other type of essential supporting services. They will be contractually granted access to only that Information which is necessary for them to do their jobs and they will be prohibited from using the Information for any other purpose including sharing the Information with any other party.
  4. For Legal Reasons: We may be required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, and such responses may require disclosure of Information. We may also share your Information to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. However, electronic communications made through the Treasure Matching service may be deemed an “electronic communication” by Treasure Matching. As such, Treasure Matching reserves the right to protect Information that it believes is protected from compelled disclosure pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2510, et seq., (“ECPA”) and the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., (“SCA”), in addition to protections afforded by state law. The protections provided under the SCA and ECPA enable Treasure Matching to prevent governmental authorities and private persons from seeking compelled disclosure of certain electronic communications.
  5. Affiliates and Acquisition: We may share Information with our affiliated companies or during any real or potential acquisition or merger of our company by or with another. We will notify you if your Information becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

4. Can the Information be Changed?

Your End User/Member Information may be viewed and modified in our active database in real-time, at any time. The changed Information may remain in archives and records for some period of time.

5. How is Information Protected?

Our Site has security measures in place to protect your Information. Unique usernames and passwords must be entered each time a person logs on. Our Service websites are PCI compliant and hosted in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other technology to prevent access from outside intruders, in line with prevailing industry standards. Internally, we use security-logs, train our employees, and limit access to Treasure Matching personnel who need to know the Information to deliver the Services. When transmitting sensitive Information, we use encryption technology. All of our technology and processes are not, however, guarantees of absolute security. End Users/Members must actively protect their Information by maintaining the confidentiality of all usernames and passwords and by adequately installing the appropriate anti-virus programs and security measures on their own systems. You must immediately notify Treasure Matching if any information security breach is suspected.

preservecollectibles@treasurematching.com

6. Changes in the Privacy Policy:

As we are constantly improving the Services and expanding our business, we reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect such improvements. In the event we make such changes, we will announce the changes and post the new policy here on the Privacy Policy page. Information collected after the new policy is posted will be used in conformance with the new policy. Information gathered under the old policy will continue to be used in conformance with that policy. We may use Information according our new privacy policies, but in such event, we will take reasonable measures to notify End Users/Members of the changes and obtain their consent to use the information in line with the new policy.

 



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