Privacy Policy

Fortune for Peanuts Privacy Policy for website visitors and users

 1. General Conditions

Fortune for Peanuts is a website where you buy or bid for items. We take your personal privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy describes all aspects related to the gathering, processing, handling and sharing of your personal information while you are visiting and/or actively participating (create a user account and/or selling, buying, bidding) on the Fortune for Peanuts website. Moreover, this policy comprises all further allowable uses of your information. By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use, during the registration process, you expressly consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information, by Fortune for Peanuts, within the framework of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy between Fortune for Peanuts and the visitors and active users of the website becomes effective upon having browsed the website and/or created a user account (by clicking “I Agree” at the end of the registration process).

2. Data Collection for Visiting/Browsing

You may visit the Fortune for Peanuts website at any time without providing your identity or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, when you visit this website, Fortune for Peanuts, for the purpose of analyzing website movements and traffic, may collect and store your computer and connection information such as your IP address, internet service provider origin, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, and date/time stamp, statistics on webpage views, traffic to and from Fortune for Peanuts, advertising data, and standard web log information and other information, including but not limited to, demographic and navigation data, and third party data.

3. Data Collection for Registered Users/ Active participants

For you to actively participate in a sale or auction and sell, buy or place a bid, you must be a registered user However, as a user you are no longer anonymous. In providing Fortune for Peanuts with your personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of such information on our servers. We may share your personal information with our suppliers, affiliates or third parties only in accordance with this privacy policy.

In connection with your registration and active use of the Fortune for Peanuts website and/or its mirror site, the Facebook application (https://apps.facebook.com/fortuneforpeanuts/), we may collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address, physical contact including but not limited to your name, address, telephone number, date of birth;
  • all transactional information based on your activities on Fortune for Peanuts including but not limited to: how many items you sell, how many and what kind of items you buy, how often, which items you prefer to bid on, how many times you bid per auction, and the overall level of your participation/activity on the website;
  • billing, and other information relating to any purchase or receipt, of sold or auctioned items or ‘peanuts’;
  • any correspondence sent to us or by us via email, post or mobile phone/SMS;
  • financial information, such as your bank card information, Paypal account, Facebook account, scratch card numbers; and
  • other supplemental information from third parties.

4. Purpose of Data Collection

Our purpose in collecting and handling your personal information is first and foremost to provide you with a safe, hacker-free and fair website (online bazaar). Secondly, from a marketing and customer demand standpoint, we strive to provide an availability of sale or auctioned items that are oriented towards the wishes of our customers. Therefore, you agree that Fortune for Peanuts may use your personal information to:

  • prevent or resolve potential security breaches, prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use;
  • provide the product items of interest to our target market;
  • respond to claims, resolve disputes, collect monies, and troubleshoot problems and functionality errors;
  • customize, measure and improve our items available for sale or auction, website content and experience, and advertising;
  • inform you about our products and services, website updates, promotions, targeted marketing, and marketing surveys by all reasonable means of communication

5. Your Information on Fortune for Peanuts, the username

During registration you will be required to choose a username. This username will be displayed throughout Fortune for Peanuts and therefore provided to the public. Unless you associate your username with your personal information, viewers and/or users will not be able to personally identify you on Fortune for Peanuts.

6. Access to your User Account and Modification of Personal Data

You can access, review and modify most of your personal information by logging in to Fortune for Peanuts at any time. However, some of your personal information such as your username, first name, last name, and e-mail address can only be changed by contacting our Customer Support at admin@fortuneforpeanuts.com. You are required to update your personal information if changes occur or information is inaccurate.

7. Sharing of Personal Data with Third Parties

Fortune for Peanuts may disclose and/or surrender your personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Fortune for Peanuts may also disclose and/or surrender your personal information with third parties assisting our business operations under contract, including but not limited to a credit card processer to bill you for purchases made on our Website, suppliers to hand-over/deliver your purchased item(s), the media producing commercial-ads and fraud investigations. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to Fortune for Peanuts. Fortune for Peanuts will also share your personal information with law enforcement or other governmental officials if required by law, and with other business entities, should Fortune for Peanuts plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from thieves, fraudsters and hackers, Fortune for Peanuts will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when Fortune for Peanuts believes in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

8. Deleting Your User Account

Upon your request or if a user account remains inactive for more than 30 days (thirty) with no unused credit or ‘peanuts’, Fortune for Peanuts will close your account as soon as reasonably possible and in accordance with applicable law. We may retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any monies owed, respond to claims, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law. When your account is deleted your personal data is removed from our database unless Fortune for Peanuts is required or finds it reasonably necessary to save the data.

9. ‘Cookies’ sent from the Fortune for Peanuts website

Fortune for Peanuts uses so-called “cookies”, which are files that are stored on your computer that can be retrieved to assist in customizing your experience with the online service. Fortune for Peanuts does not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. Fortune for Peanuts uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. The information saved supports the functionality of the site, for example by keeping track of your visual preferences or controlling the frequency of “pop-up” windows. You are free to prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser. The use of cookies by our affiliates is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

10. Protocol for Communicating and Handling Your Personal Information and Data

Fortune for Peanuts follows general industry practices to protect the personal information sent to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Your Fortune for Peanuts account and profile and the information contained therein are password protected. You should NOT share your password with anyone else. Fortune for Peanuts recommends that you use a strong password and a secure browser. Fortune for Peanuts will never ask for your password in emails that you receive unexpectedly or that you did not request. Please remember to logout of your account and to close your internet browser window when you leave the Fortune for Peanuts website; especially if you share your computer or use a public computer (i.e. internet café or library).

When you enter sensitive information (such as a bankcard number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). While we strive to protect your personal information, Fortune for Peanuts cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us.

11. Spam Protection for Your Email Address

Fortune for Peanuts assures you that we will use your email address only for the purposes stated in the Terms and Conditions of Use, Rules and this Privacy Policy. Fortune for Peanuts will prevent your email address from being recorded by “web crawlers” or “web spiders” to the best of our ability. 

12. Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms take immediate effect after they are initially posted on the site. If we make any material changes, we will notify you via the email address specified in your user account. It is recommended that you periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

13. Facebook Connect: https://apps.facebook.com/fortuneforpeanuts/

You can login to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect.  These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our registration form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network. You may also participate in the auctions (bid) through the Fortune for Peanuts Facebook application.

14. Links to Third Parties

 

This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Fortune for Peanuts. Please be aware that Fortune for Peanuts is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Website.

 

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