AJBILLIG.COM

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Modified: 09/16/2019

This Privacy Policy is provided for websites operated by A.J. Billig & Co., LLC ("A.J. Billig", "Company", "we", "us" or "our") in connection with our goods and services found at www.ajbillig.com and other domains by which we provide products and services online (collectively, "Website") . This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices and those of our vendors and business partners on the Website ("Service Providers"), but we do not own, operate, or control, the privacy practices of such Service Providers. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information collected by A.J. Billig offline or through any other means.

We collect and use information from or about you according to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is gathered. Please be aware that our Privacy Policy may be changed by updating this page. By using the Website, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use without limitation or qualification. If you choose not to agree to these terms, then you may NOT use the Website. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you are in agreement with any updates or changes. Your continued use of the Website following any changes will mean you accept such changes.

CONTACT US:

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Website, Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us at info@ajbillig.com or A.J. Billig & Co., 6500 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209.

ABOUT US:

The Website provides information regarding real estate and personal property sales and related services (collectively, "Services").

CHILDREN AND ONLINE PRIVACY:

We do not intend to collect PII from children under 18. If you are under the age of 18, do not provide us with PII, use our Services, or the Website. If we learn that we collected PII from a child under 18, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that we collected information from a child under 18, contact us at info@ajbillig.com

I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, fax number, taxpayer identification number, or any other information the Website collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law ("PII");
  • That is about you but does not identify you specifically, such as referral information, company name, title and other demographic information ("non-PII"); and/or
  • Anonymous information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or Internet Service Provider, your domain, operating system, web pages you viewed while visiting our Website, date, time of day, browser type and other usage details and similar information.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website.
  • From third parties, for example, our Service Providers.

The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for flash cookies, see choices about how we use and disclose your information.
  • Web beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an email] and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Information You Provide To Us

We may collect the following types of information that you provide to us on or through the Website:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided when filling out registration forms on the Website, subscribing to our email list, emailing us, requesting Services, or using other features and resources on the Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Your search queries on the Website.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Sensitive Personal Information is PII that if lost, compromised, or disclosed without authorization, may subject an individual to risk of substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to an individual. Sensitive Personal Information includes, without limitation: geo-location data, UDIDs, social security number, driver's license number or other state identification number, or a foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, credit card number, or debit card number.

The Website may collect or retain Sensitive Personal Information with your consent, if you provide it to us. Any Sensitive Personal Information that you provide to us is used by us solely in connection with the contemplated transaction in connection with which you are sending us any Sensitive Personal Information.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data, the resources that you access and use on the Website and other information collected through cookies, web beacons, tags, java script, flash cookies, data stored in log files and other tracking technologies (collectively, "Cookies").
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP Address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service. For example, we may associate this type of information with PII to determine whether you register for an auction or contact us.

Information About You From Other Sources

Some content or applications on the Website may be provided by third-parties (e.g., our Service Providers). These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information.

We and our Service Providers may collect personal information about you on the Website and from other sources, including commercially available sources. All the information we collect about you may be combined to personalize your experience, provide you and our clients with Services, to improve our Website and Services, and for other marketing efforts.

II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Non-PII that we or our Service Providers collect may be used for marketing and sales efforts and/or analysis.

PII and Non-PII collected on the Website is used to personalize our interactions with you, allow you to pre-register for auctions, and allow us to answer your questions about the Website or our Services. A.J. Billig also maintains databases of email addresses, physical addresses and phone numbers, and may conduct email or physical flyer campaigns to individuals in our database. We maintain business information, which may include PII provided by individuals or companies, for purposes of administering our business, such as maintaining account contact information, etc.

AJ Billig does/may use the following third-party services:

We may share aggregate or anonymous Non-PII with Service Providers.

We may share PII and non-PII with our Service Providers, including website and social media consultants, research consultants and marketing firms.

We may share PII and non-PII with your consent, or for any other purpose disclosed by us with respect to information you provide, when you provide it.

We may also share information pursuant to a court order or to law enforcement or government officials as we deem necessary or appropriate.

Visitors who Request Services via the Website

Visitors who register on our Website may consent to be contacted by us, or to receive emails, physical mail, or phone calls from us.

III. HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

We take security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These include firewalls and encryption, internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems.

If we retain PII on our systems, we restrict access to PII to employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our Website and Services.

However, the internet and mobile web are inherently insecure and so we are unable guarantee that the security measures we take will not be penetrated or compromised or that your information will remain secure under all circumstances.

Currently, we retain individual records of PII and all Non-PII indefinitely. We reserve the right to change this policy subject to applicable laws and regulations.

IV. HOW TO CONTROL AND CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You may visit the Website and utilize some of the Website functionality without entering any personal information. You may visit the Website and elect not to provide Web Browsing Data to us or our Service Providers by following the opt-out procedures set forth below.

Learn More about Cookies, Web Beacons, and other Technologies

You can accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To learn more about cookies, including how to refuse cookies on your computer by adjusting web browser settings, follow these links:

Opting Out of Cookies

To opt-out from collection and use of your Web Browsing Data by the Website, click http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1 to access opt out and other privacy tools provided by the National Advertising Initiative.

Some of our Service Providers' cookies do not have an "opt-out" option, but you always have the option of blocking the use of cookies by changing a setting in your Internet browser.

Opting Out of Emails

If you do not wish to receive our emails, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of our emails or send an email to info@ajbillig.com requesting removal from our email distribution list.

Social Media

We may engage with you on third party social media sites like Facebook, if you engage with us. By doing so, you "opt in" to sharing your content with us. Be aware that such content (PII, images, captions, and comments, etc.) that you submit (upload, post, comment, share, "like", etc.) to third party social media sites (including any of our message boards or tweets) is publicly visible, not private and cannot be considered private PII. To manage social media notifications you receive, correct or delete your PII, or adjust your privacy settings, access the profile section of your social media accounts and follow the directions there. To learn more about social media privacy settings, follow these links:

Correcting your Personal Information

If you have any questions about accessing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at info@ajbillig.com.