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Privacy Policy

Last updated: Jan 01, 2024

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used, and shared by YouClassifieds. (hereafter "YouClassifieds" "our," "we," or "us"). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website, when you interact with us, and when you use other online services (collectively, the "YouClassifieds Free Service").

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this Privacy Policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with more prominent notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the YouClassifieds Free Service to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

1. Information We Collect and How We Collect It

A. Information you provide to us.

  1. YouClassifieds collects information that you provide directly to us when you sign up and use YouClassifieds free services including:
    1. Information when you register or update the details of your account.
    2. Participate in identification badge programs.
    3. Post items for sale.
    4. Enroll in third-party payment processing services offered in connection with YouClassifieds free service.
    5. Communicate with other users, provide reviews or other comments.
    6. Request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.
  2. The types of information we may collect include:
    1. Your name.
    2. Email address.
    3. YouClassifieds account password (encrypted).
    4. Telephone number.
    5. Postal address including city, state, and zip code.
    6. Photographs you upload of items you post for sale.
    7. Written descriptions of your posted items.
    8. Bids you make on items.
    9. Reviews or comments you make on the YouClassifieds free services.
    10. All messages with other users or with us sent through the YouClassifieds messaging service or to YouClassifieds directly,
    11. Government-issued identification documents (such as a driver's license).
    12. Any other information you choose to provide.

B. Information We Collect Automatically.

When you access or use YouClassifieds free service, we automatically collect information about you, including:

  1. We log information about your use of YouClassifieds free service, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the page you visited before navigating to our YouClassifieds free service.
  2. We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access of YouClassifieds free service, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
  3. If you consent to the collection of location information from your computer or mobile device, we may collect this information when you access of YouClassifieds free service or when you otherwise consent to the collection of this information. We may also use your IP address to infer an approximate geographic location for your computer or device.
  4. We use various technologies to collect some of the information listed above, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve YouClassifieds free service and your experience, see which areas and features of YouClassifieds free service are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "gifs," "pixel tags" and "tracking pixels"). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in YouClassifieds free service or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage, advertising campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.

C. Information from Third Parties.

YouClassifieds may, from time to time, obtain the above-listed information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through YouClassifieds free service in order to enhance our ability to serve you, prevent fraudulent transactions, tailor our content to you, deliver relevant advertising to you, offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, and for any other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site. We may also receive transaction information when you sell items using the YouClassifieds free service solution, including the date and time of sale and the amount of the sale.

2. How We Use Your Information.

A. YouClassifieds uses information about you for various purposes, including to:

  1. Verify your login information to allow you to access and use of YouClassifieds free service, to personalize YouClassifieds free service, and to optimize the location and type of offers presented to you when you use YouClassifieds free service
  2. Connect you to other users on YouClassifieds free service via friends lists when authorized by you;
  3. Create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on YouClassifieds free service, including through detection and prevention of fraud, unauthorized access, intrusion, and service interruption;
  4. Conduct investigations and to respond to disputes between users, error resolution, and other similar customer support service;
  5. Enable any identification programs we may institute and in which you elect (e.g., TruYou) or are required to participate, such as verifying your identity and address, and conduct checks against various publicly available databases;
  6. Operate, protect, improve and optimize the YouClassifieds free service, our business, and our users' experience;
  7. Perform analytics, conduct research, and monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with YouClassifieds free service;
  8. Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by YouClassifieds and others;
  9. Provide advertisements, news, and information to match user profiles or interests that we think will be of interest to you;
  10. Send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
  11. Comply with our legal obligations or requests from law enforcement agencies, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third parties;
  12. Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;
  13. Assist third-party payment processors with transaction processing, error, chargeback and disputed transaction resolution, and similar payment processing functions; and
  14. Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

B. YouClassifieds is based in the United States.

YouClassifieds is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using YouClassifieds free services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.

3. Why We May Share Your Information and When.

A. We may share the information we collect about you in the following situations:

  1. With the public when you post on YouClassifieds free service. For a detailed description of the type of information associated with your YouClassifieds account that is made available publicly through the YouClassifieds free service.
  2. With vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf (including, without limitation, with third-party service providers that may use the information we share to help us and other companies detect inaccurate personal information and prevent fraudulent transactions).
  3. With advertisers to help us deliver relevant advertising to you on the YouClassifieds free service and across the internet.
  4. In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation, or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.
  5. If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of YouClassifieds or others.
  6. In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  7. Between and among YouClassifieds, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership.
  8. With your consent or at your direction, including as mentioned in the Social Sharing Features section below or if we otherwise notify you through YouClassifieds free services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
  9. We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

B. When You Choose to Share Outside of YouClassifieds.

  1. YouClassifieds free service offers social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook "Share" button), which let you share actions you take on YouClassifieds free service with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables you to share your information with your friends or the public, depending on your selected settings on those platforms. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide those features.

C. Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

  1. We may allow partners like Microsoft and Google to serve advertisements on the YouClassifieds free services, on our behalf across the Internet, and to provide us with analytics services. These entities may use cookies, ad tags, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information about your use of YouClassifieds free services and other websites and online services, including your IP address, device identifier, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.
  2. Information collected by these service providers may be used by YouClassifieds and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on YouClassifieds free service and other websites and online services, and better understand your online activity.
  3. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit https://youradchoices.com/control.
  4. Your mobile device operating system may also include a feature that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through apps used for behavioral advertising purposes.

D. Security

  1. YouClassifieds takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
  2. YouClassifieds protects your privacy by limiting the amount of personally identifiable data we share with third parties. In most cases, we share data that is aggregated or anonymized. When we do need to share identifiable data with third parties, we take steps to ensure that they provide the same level of protection to your data as YouClassifieds provides under this Privacy Policy.

4. Your Choices

A. Account Information.

  1. You may update, correct, or remove account profile information at any time by logging into your account.
  2. You can contact us. We will make your account inactive or remove it or until the time you decide you would like to return to using YouClassifieds free service. To reactivate your account, you can sign in using the same username and password.
  3. If you are on a mobile device and would like to delete your account, you can request deletion by contacting us. From your logged-in mobile device.
  4. If you are a resident of a state in which a consumer privacy rights law has been enacted and you would like to exercise your rights under your state's applicable law.
  5. Please note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We will also retain certain information such as reviews, forum postings, and similar materials posted by you may continue to be publicly available (but not associated with your personal information) on the YouClassifieds free service after your YouClassifieds account is canceled.

B. Location Information.

  1. When you first visited our web app or the first time you attempt to use any features that use location information, you will be asked to consent to our collection of this information. You may revoke your consent to our tracking location information at any time by changing your preferences in the settings menu on your mobile device or by exiting the web application.
  2. Even if you do not consent to collect the precise location from your mobile browser, we may use your IP address to infer an approximation of your location when using certain features of the YouClassifieds free services.
  3. In some features, YouClassifieds uses mapping services from Google Maps/Google Earth, including Google Maps API(s). Your use of these services is subject to Google's terms of service.

C. Cookies.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that removing or rejecting certain cookies may affect the functionality of YouClassifieds free service.

D. Promotional Communications.

You may opt out of receiving promotional emails, text messages, and other communications from YouClassifieds by following the instructions in those emails, text messages, or other communications or by making changes in your YouClassifieds account Settings menu.

5. State Specific Disclosures

These disclosures are applicable to residents of the states listed below. Please refer to Section I through Section III above for the categories of information we collect, the purpose for such collection, and when we share information. We retain the information we collect so long as you have an account with YouClassifieds, and in some cases a longer period of time so long as such information is the subject of trust and safety matters, to comply with valid legal requests, or applicable law.

To opt out of sharing or selling to third parties, you can change your settings in the account settings menu in your web browser or by visiting our Do Not Sell My Personal Information webpage. We do not knowingly sell personal information about consumers under the age of 16.

To submit a request to know about your personal information that has been collected, sold, or shared, to correct inaccurate information, or a request to delete your account, please send an email to [email protected]. We will verify your request by asking you to provide information that matches information we have on file about you. You may designate another person as your authorized agent to act on your behalf with regard to your requests. If you have designated an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf, we will require proof that the person is authorized to act on your behalf and will still ask you to verify your identity with us directly.

The below sections provide additional disclosures required by specific state privacy laws:

Questions and Comments.

If you'd like to provide feedback to us about this Privacy Policy, or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]