Collection, Management and Use of Information
When you register to bid on www.FloridaVacationAuction.com, or otherwise use our site or services, we collect your personal information that you specifically and voluntarily provide to us. You may choose to enter contests, receive e-mail alerts, bid on goods or services that we offer for auction, or participate in other activities through our website. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, Florida Vacation Auction may require you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, credit card information and other personal identifying information. We ask for this information as a condition to your use of our services, and if you choose not to provide this information then you can not bid with us or otherwise use our services.
We do not share, sell or rent your personal information with or to any other person or entity, except for our own subsidiary and parent entities, and to third party that are the suppliers of the goods and services purchased by you from us or accessed by you from our website, and except for the marketing purposes discussed below.
Vacation takes measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored, and to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Unfortunately, cannot, and do not, guarantee that data transmission over the Internet are secure, or that a malicious third party will not be successful at misappropriating your personal information from our servers. As a result, you provide us with your personal information at your own risk.
Vacation utilizes a secure environment for credit card transactions. Once a transaction has cleared your credit card information is not stored by Vacation.
Your Florida Vacation Auction account is password protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Florida Vacation Auction will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.
If you are the successful bidder on an item that is auctioned by us, we will issue a Voucher ID to you. This is the unique identifier that entitles the holder to claim the good or service that you have purchased. We will email a receipt (called a voucher or certificate) to you, with the Voucher ID number. You have agreed to take all of the risk that this ID is not lost by or stolen from you. If it is then your goods or services may be claimed by a third party. You must assure that your own email and computer security is sufficient to guard the email and file with the ID.
Third Party Suppliers
Unless you opt out, we will occasionally send to you advertisements, marketing material, newsletters and other offers on our own behalf or on behalf of other businesses that we think might be of interest to you. This material is sent by Vacation, not third parties. Also, unless you tell us not to, we may provide your information to VISIT FLORIDA, the Official Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation, so that they can make offers and communicate with you directly.
You can choose to unsubscribe from receiving offers and other distributions at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions found in each e-mail or by contacting our Customer Support department. If you do not want your information to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from Vacation or third parties, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information, Vacation will honor your preference. In case you change your mind or some personal information may change (such as your zip code), we provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal information both on our website and with customer service.
Cookies And Other Tracking Devices
We also may permit companies that show advertisements on some of our pages to place and access cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not ours. Such advertisers do not have access to our cookies, but we may from time to time share information about your visits to our web site, in combination with non-personally identifiable information about your purchases and interests, and through use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs), in order to utilize targeted marketing strategies in providing you with services and advertising. If you would like more information about the information collection practices of third-party advertising companies, and to know your choices about not having this information used by them, please visit each company’s website.
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