last updated March 23, 2012
Welcome to the Tranzon, LLC web site. The following describes
the privacy practices of Tranzon, LLC (or "Tranzon," also referred to as "we," "us,"
or "our") for operation of the web site: www.tranzon.com. We recognize the importance
of protecting the privacy of certain personal information (or "Personal Information,"
as defined below) collected about our customers and prospective customers (referred
to as "Customers," "you" or "your"). This policy describes the information we collect,
how we use it, and how you may change it.
We gather two types of information: information that Customers
provide through optional, voluntary registration on our sites, and information from
the tracking of page views or use throughout the Tranzon web site. Registration
may involve Personal Information; Tranzon will make reasonable efforts to keep from
disclosing such Personal Information to third parties without your consent, except
the Personal Information. Information relating to Usage Tracking helps us to track
what portions of our web site are most useful to Customers, so that we can tailor
our content to your needs.
If you choose to browse www.tranzon.com, your visit and
any dispute over privacy is subject to this policy and the Tranzon Terms & Conditions of Use. Any claim relating to the use of this site,
its materials, and any sales hereunder is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth
of Virginia without regard to conflict of laws rules, or U.S. intellectual property
laws, and Virginia will be the sole jurisdiction and venue for any litigation arising
from the use of this site. By using this site (i.e., www.tranzon.com) and its related
pages you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to this Privacy
Policy. If you do not agree, then please do not use this site.
Questions or comments relating to privacy at the www.tranzon.com
web site may be sent to:
How does Tranzon collect Information?
Most web sites, including this one, gather some information from those who view
the website. This web site gathers both non-identifying usage information, such
as the type of browser that you are using and your Internet Protocol addresses,
and specific identifying information, such as your name and address, when you voluntarily
register with the web site.
We use transaction information to track usage, to help diagnose
problems with our server, and to administer our website. Tracking use of portions
of the site enables us to figure out what Customers are interested in, so that we
can create a better web site with more relevant information. However, use of transaction
information is not normally associated with personal information.
Internet Protocol ("IP") Address:
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned
to your computer or server whenever you access the internet so that your computer
can be recognized by other computers, such as "web servers," that store and provide
web pages. Tranzon may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration,
to report aggregated information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our
site. When a browser requests pages from Tranzon sites, our servers record the requesting
browser's IP address. We do not normally associate IP addresses to anything personally
identifiable; the fact of a Customer's session is stored, but for usage information
the Customer is anonymous. Tranzon reserves the right to use an IP address to identify
a Customer when we feel that it is required by law, necessary to enforce compliance
with our site Terms & Conditions of Use, or to protect our web site, customers,
site. A cookie is a web browser feature that can be used to tell when your computer
has contacted a web site, or to track your visit. For example, cookies may be used
to ensure that you don't see the same offer too many times in a single session and
that you do not have to reenter a login name or password during your visit.
We collect some information from you when you voluntarily
register at our "Registration" web page, or if you request information or a service.
You can choose not to provide us this information and still research our auction
services; but registration is required for online bidding and for notification about
upcoming auctions. Registration information includes name, address, telephone numbers,
email address, and the types of auctions you may be interested in. Our most common
use of registration information is to notify you about auctions that you designated
would be of interest to you, or to deliver specific services. From time to time,
Tranzon may also use this information to inform you about other Tranzon products
or services. If you choose to participate in online bidding, then online bidding
may require that you submit additional Personal Information, such as bank account
number or other financial information to enable your transaction. Registration information
may be changed by using the registration web page. Questions or comments relating
to such information may be directed to the email address above.
How and when may Information be shared?
"Personal Information" refers to the specific, non-public personal information
that we request and that you give us on our Registration web page or in privacy
inquiries. Tranzon will make reasonable efforts to protect such Personal Information
from disclosure to unrelated or unaffiliated third parties, except (a) when you
have agreed otherwise; (b) under the specific circumstances that are described herein,
or (c) in special circumstances or other situations, such as when we believe in
good faith that the law requires it, to enforce compliance with our site Terms &
Conditions of Use, or to protect our web site, customers, or others. Of course,
unsolicited material, information, or ideas (i.e., not Personal Information provided
at the Registration web page) that you email or transmit to Tranzon will be treated
as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by Tranzon
or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever. The following describes some of the
specific circumstances under which Personal Information may be disclosed.
Member Companies of Tranzon, LLC: All auction and sales
listings on the Tranzon web site are offered by member companies of Tranzon, acting
as an auctioneer/listing agent. Each member company is solely responsible for its
listings, services, and the specific terms and conditions for its auctions and sales.
The member companies of Tranzon are independently owned and operated; and they use
the Tranzon name by license from Tranzon, LLC. By voluntarily submitting information
to us, you agree that Tranzon may disclose some or all of your Personal Information
to these member companies. Member companies of Tranzon use your Personal Information
to provide services to you, perform transactions that you request, provide information
to you relating to their services, pending, or future auctions, etc.
Aggregated Usage Data: As described above, Tranzon may aggregate
information about patterns of use of the Tranzon web site for system administration,
reporting to member companies or advertisers, and to audit the use of the site.
"Aggregate" means that names or other identifiers are not necessary for describing
web site usage, our viewers and their preferences, and ordered services to prospective
partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Other situations: Tranzon may disclose Personal Information
in cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary
(a) to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating
our Terms & Conditions of Use; causing injury to or interference (either intentionally
or unintentionally) with any of Tranzon's rights or property (including our web
site), other Customers, or anyone else; (b) to protect against fraud or unauthorized
transactions; (c) to comply with authorized civil, criminal, or regulatory investigations;
or (d) to the extent permitted or required under state or federal law.
We have in place reasonable procedures to protect the information we collect online,
in order to meet industry standards. However, as effective as these measures are,
no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of
our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be
intercepted by a third party while being transmitted over the internet.
Advertisements, Links, and Other Third Party Items
The owners of unrelated web sites, such as online retailers, advertisers, unrelated
sites that we might link to, or web sites that link to our site, may collect personal
information directly from you.
The information policies and practices of these unrelated
businesses to review their privacy policies and practices. We do not control the
privacy policies of other sites to which we provide hyperlinks or access. Tranzon
is not responsible or liable for these independent policies and practices, and it
is your responsibility to review them and decide if you are satisfied with their
protections. Tranzon web site users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily
disclose personal information in emails, chat areas, or bulletin boards, that information
may be collected by others and can result in unsolicited messages from others.
notice, it is Tranzon's policy not to transfer Personal Information to a third party
outside Tranzon, its member companies, divisions, its affiliates, or its service
Term of Use Revisions
By using this site under the revised terms, you agree to be bound by any such revisions
and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Privacy
to be invalid or unenforceable, then they should be deemed amended in order to achieve
as closely as possible the same effect as originally drafted.
What is Tranzon's policy regarding information from
These web pages are not intended for minors. Tranzon does not knowingly collect
personally identifiable information from children under 18 years of age. If you
are a minor, you are not authorized to provide information to Tranzon.
Technology on the Internet is developing at a rapid pace, and we need to maintain
our flexibility in the online arena. If we need to change our policy in the future,
we will post these changes at this site within a reasonable time of the change going
This notice updates and replaces any previous notices from
Tranzon about the privacy, security, and protection of information from this web
site. You may have other privacy protections under state laws. We may amend this
privacy notice at any time.