Your privacy is important to us. Accordingly, we have designed this privacy
policy in order to communicate what information forwester.com collects, why we collect
this information, and how we use the information we collect.
Collection and Use of Information: Generally, you can browse
our Web Site without providing any personally identifiable information. Personally
identifiable information is any information that may be used to identify an individual,
including, but not limited to your: name; home, billing or other physical address;
email address; phone number or other contact information; and a credit card number
and expiration date. In the event you register with forwester.com, you are giving us
your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this personally identifiable
Communications: Should you provide forwester.com with personally
identifiable information, this information may be used to communicate with you
in order to, among other things, alert you as to information regarding forwester.com
or its products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you
are the successful bidder on a forwester.com auction or otherwise submit a purchase
request with forwester.com, we will use your personally identifiable information to
confirm your transaction, attempt to prevent and detect fraud or abuse, respond
to your requests or inquiries, provide you with other administrative information
regarding your order, and provide you with any other information we deem helpful
to you. We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If
at any time you do not wish to receive communications from forwester.com, you may elect
to opt-out of receiving further email by clicking on the unsubscribe link in
any email promotion sent to you.
Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection: We may provide
access to personally identifiable information when legally required to do so,
to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect
against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web Site, to limit our legal liability,
and to protect our rights or the rights, property, or safety of visitors to this
Web Site or of the public. We may collect and possibly share personally identifiable
information and any other information available to us in order to investigate,
prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations
involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise
required by law. We may also exchange information, including personally identifiable
information, with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection
and risk reduction.
Internal Use: We may from time to time review your personally
identifiable information for errors, omissions, and accuracy. We may also use
your personally identifiable information internally to improve our marketing
and promotional efforts, Web Site content, and product offerings.
Service Providers: forwester.com will not sell, trade, or rent
your personally identifiable information to third parties, unless you have granted
us permission to do so. We may, however, share your personally identifiable information
with authorized third party service providers. Examples of authorized third parties
that we may share your personal information with include, but may not be limited
to: web hosting companies, shipping companies, third party consulting or marketing
firms, and e-mail service providers. Additionally, if you use a credit card or
other financing alternative to place an order with forwester.com, to confirm and process
your order we will share your personally identifiable information with such financing
company. These third parties only receive personally identifiable information
if such information is needed to perform their function(s), and they are not
authorized to use any personally identifiable information for any other purpose(s).
Sharing of Information: In addition to sharing information
with service providers (as set forth above), we may share personal data with
consignors, brand owners, retailers, and manufacturers with whom we are engaged
if we believe their products may be of interest to you.
Business Transfer: We may transfer or share a copy of personal
information about you in the event that forwester.com, or one of its affiliates or
subsidiaries, goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition
by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets. You will be notified
via email or prominent notice on our web site prior to a change of ownership
or control of your personal information if your personal information will be
to transfer or share a copy of personally identifiable information collected
from its websites to the buyer of that portion of its business relating to that
Data Collection Devices, such as Cookies: Cookies are small
pieces of information sent to your Web browser and stored on your hard drive
to help us provide you with a more effective and interesting shopping experience.
Since our site may not function correctly with cookies disabled, we strongly
recommend that you leave them enabled. However, if you would like to be notified
when a cookie may be written, set your browser to stop accepting new cookies.
in your browser's toolbar.