By accessing the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS POLICY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT FOUND ON THIS SITE.
We may revise this Policy at any time. Any Policy revisions will be effective upon posting to the Site. You should review this Policy, each time you visit the Site, to inform yourself of any revisions. Your continued use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of the Policy as revised. Last Updated: Feb. 12, 2023.
Information we collect
It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products or services. “Personally identifiable information” means information that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as, for example:
* your name, company, email address, phone number, billing address, and shipping address
* your 5starclassifieds.com user ID and password (if applicable)
* credit card information (if applicable)
* any account-preference information you provide us
* your computer’s domain name and IP address, indicating
* where your computer is located on the Internet
* session data for your login session, so that our computer can ‘talk’ to yours while you are logged in
Communications from the site
1. Email Messages from Us: The Site sends three types of email communications: (1) notifications related to activities such as purchases, and contact forms on the Site, (2) Search Notifications, and (3) promotional email messages, which may include newsletters or other subscription-based communications, follow-on messages with respect to your activities on the Site, or other marketing from us about our products and services, or those of our Affiliates or trusted partners. Please see the descriptions below with respect to your choices for each:
* Transactional Messages: Notifications related to activity on the Site are generated as a result or registering as a User of the Site, purchasing Items, or listing Items for sale. These notifications can include bid confirmations, Item listing confirmations, Item sold notifications, monthly statements, billing messages, and other notifications related to activity on the Site. You cannot opt out of receiving notifications related to transaction activity on the Site; however, if you do not bid on or post Listings of Items and your account balance is zero you will not receive any such notifications from the Site. If you are a registered Buyer or Seller on the Site, we may send you certain notices, such as notices of a substantial change in the policies and/or operation of the Site. These notices are sent infrequently and cannot be opted out of other than by closing your account with us.
* Search Alerts: Search Alerts are generated at your request to inform you when Items matching certain search criteria have been listed on the Site. There are removal instructions at the bottom of every such notification message. You can stop them at any time by deleting them under "Search Alerts," in your account home.
2. Mobile Communications and Messaging: All Users must provide a mobile phone number that receives SMS messages in order to open an account. The Site utilizes three types of mobile communications. (1) Cellphone number account verification, (2) Customer service related communications, and (3) Promotional messages from the Site and it's trusted affiliates and partners.
* Cellphone number account verification: 5starclassifieds.com requires a cellphone number that receives SMS messages in order to open an account. This is in an effort to reduce fraud. These communications are infrequent.
* Customer service related communications: 5starclassifieds.com may send SMS messages to Users regarding customer service requests.
* Promotional messages from the Site and it's trusted affiliates and partners: 5starclassifieds.com may send SMS messages to Users promotional material from the Site and it's trusted affiliates and partners from time to time. You acknowledge and agree to accept a final text message confirming your opt-out. It is your sole responsibility to notify us if you no longer want to receive text messages. You waive any rights to bring claims for unauthorized or undesired calls or text messages by failing to opt-out immediately or by failing to follow these instructions. Please allow up to thirty (30) days to process any opt-out request. Please note that if you opt out of text messages, we reserve the right to make non-automated calls to you.
How we use information we collect
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google that utilizes cookies to monitor web-traffic on the Site. We use Google Analytics to collect, track and examine data about the Site’s usage. We may run reports based on the data we collect and we may share the data with other Google services. Google may use the data to personalize and customize the advertisements that are served to you from its advertising network. The Site does not respond to Do Not Track Signals from your browser.
If you do provide personally identifiable information to us, either directly or through a reseller or other business partner, we will not:
* not sell or rent it to a third party without your permission — although unless you opt out (see below), we may use your contact information to provide you with information we believe you need to know or may find useful, such as (for example) news about our services and products and modifications to the Terms of Service;
* take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction;
* not use or disclose the information except:
* as necessary to provide services or products you have ordered, such as (for example) by providing it to a carrier to deliver products you have ordered;
* in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined (for example, statistical compilations);
* as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
* to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
* as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
* as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of 5starclassifieds.com, its users, or others; this may include (for example) exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.
Other information we collect
We may collect other information that cannot be readily used to identify you, such as (for example) the domain name and IP address of your computer. We may use this information, individually or in the aggregate, for technical administration of our Web site(s); research and development; customer- and account administration; and to help us focus our marketing efforts more precisely.
Who we share your information with
We may share or transfer information you provide to us or that we collect on the Site with other businesses that we acquire, are acquired by, or with which we merge or partner. In the course of doing business, we may share your information with third parties service providers with whom we contract to support our activities. Such services include maintaining and managing our end-user information, fulfillment processes, payment services, email management, and order and inventory management. We may also determine we need to share your information with law enforcement to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect and defend our rights and property, (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site, (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public, or (e) in the event of bankruptcy proceedings.
Third-party privacy practices
5starclassifieds.com uses “cookies” to store personal data on your computer. We may also link information stored on your computer in cookies with personal data about specific individuals stored on our servers. If you set up your Web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) so that cookies are not allowed, you might not be able to use some or all of the features of our Web site(s).
External data storage sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
Your privacy responsibilities
To help protect your privacy, be sure:
* not to share your user ID or password with anyone else;
* to log off the5starclassifieds.com Web site when you are finished;
* to take customary precautions to guard against “malware” (viruses, Trojan horses, bots, etc.), for example by installing and updating suitable anti-virus software.
Notice to international users
5starclassifieds.com operations are located in the United States. The Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for users in the U.S. If you are a consumer accessing the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from U.S. laws, your continued use of the Site, which is governed by U.S. law and these terms, indicates your consent to transfer of your PII and other information to the U.S.
You must be at least 18 years old to use 5starclassifieds.com Web site(s) and service(s).