ToldYa respects your privacy!

ToldYa, Inc is committed to protecting your privacy. We built ToldYa to make it easy to buy and sell products with your friends and the friends of your friends (and of course anyone else that might be interested in what you are selling). We understand you may not want everyone on the planet to have the information you share on ToldYa; that is why we give you control of your information.  We have established the privacy policy disclosed within this privacy statement to disclose to you our information practices with regards to the collection, use and security of your personal information under our care so that you’re always informed. This privacy statement applies exclusively to the website, and our first-party widget-hosted e-stores distributed on third party websites. Our privacy policy limits the information displayed in your store to your name and locale (city and state only) and of course the products you are selling. By accessing and using the website, you are expressing your understanding of, and consent to the privacy policies disclosed below.

ToldYa, Inc is a licensee of the TRUSTe privacy program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. ToldYa, Inc has elected to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. Please direct all privacy inquiries to us HERE.  In the event your inquiry remains unaddressed within a reasonable time period, or your inquiry hasn’t been addressed to your satisfaction, please contact TRUSTe who shall then work as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.

ToldYa's Privacy Policy

The Information We Collect

When you visit ToldYa you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us automatically as you interact with our Web Site.

When you register at ToldYa, you provide us with personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, and your physical address. Upon your initial registration, we also collect sensitive information from you including banking and routing number to set up a payment disbursement account for the user. We use the collected personal information to assist you in setting up your e-store as well as in validating the authenticity of the information provided. We do not share any of this collected personal information with third parties for their promotional purposes, nor do we send registered users of the website unsolicited messages. We do reserve the right to send notification and service emails, which are considered a part of your account and you generally, cannot opt-out of. We publish your name and location within your e-store and this is the only personal information about your account that is publically displayed within your store.

When a visitor views a user’s ToldYa e-store, they remain anonymous to ToldYa until they elect to make a purchase. We collect certain third party personal information to fulfill transaction requests made by a buyer. This information includes a buyer’s name, email, shipping and billing addresses, and phone number. We also collect sensitive information including credit card number and cvc code to fulfill the transaction.

When you visit ToldYa, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all ToldYa visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to ToldYa. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature. We may also employ the use of pixel tags from time to time. A pixel tag is a one by one image embedded within a web page for the purpose of tracking individual page views and is not tied to personal information.


When you use ToldYa, you may set up a store, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, invite friends, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can better provide our service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we store this info to make the site easier to use. We employ industry standard measures in protecting the personal information submitted to us. This includes hosting our servers behind firewalls as well as employing the use of secure socket layer encryption while transmitting sensitive financial information through our site to prevent its interception. While we do take every precaution to protect your personal information, no mode of security is 100% effective and we make no such guarantees.


As a registered user with an e-store, ToldYa provides the opportunity to share your store across different social platforms on the Web to increase your reach and potential for a sale using the first party e-store widget we host on the site. As a result, the information provided within an e-store is publically available information that can be viewed by any user of ToldYa, the Web and any third party platforms in which users elect to display their e-store widget. We encourage users to exercise discretion while posting personal information within their store as this publically available information may be used to send you unsolicited messages over which ToldYa has no authority, control or responsibility. ToldYa may use information in your store without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as helping sellers determine the market price or fair market value of an item. We believe this benefits all sellers and all of our users.

If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email, instant message, or text message in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send up to two reminders to them. ToldYa stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us through the form on our help page to request that we remove this information from our database. If you choose to allow us to collect import your friends email addresses from your web based email accounts for the purpose of importing your accounts, the email address and password you give us will be used only to collect the email addresses you explicitly give uspermission to view. Your email address and password will not be stored in our database but your web browser may have a feature to store it. We recommend that you change your password on any email account that you give us access too after we collect the email addresses if you are concerned.

By using ToldYa, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Children Under Age 13

ToldYa does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for ToldYa or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on ToldYa. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Sharing Your Store with Third Parties

ToldYa is about helping friends buy and sell from each other. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example:

  • Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the ToldYa-specified purposes. For example in completing sales transactions executed on the website, depositing sales and commissions into seller bank accounts, we employ the use of a payment processor. We also employ the use of third party shipping agents in ensuring the delivery of products purchased online.
  • We occasionally provide demonstration accounts that allow non-users a glimpse into the ToldYa world. Such accounts have only limited capabilities (e.g., messaging is disabled) and passwords are changed regularly to limit possible misuse.
  • We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws served on our website. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the ToldYa service or using the ToldYa name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • We let you choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through on-site offers.


ToldYa may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information prior to disclosing your information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by ToldYa, Inc.

Third Party Advertising

Advertisements that appear on ToldYa are sometimes delivered (or "served") directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and "web beacons" (also known as "1x1 gifs") to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. ToldYa does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on ToldYa unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by ToldYa and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on ToldYa is readily available through the store editing tools. ToldYa users may modify or delete any of their store information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their ToldYa account may do so on the My Account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of ToldYa.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on ToldYa, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another ToldYa user) you generally cannot remove such communications.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of ToldYa, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us here. You may also contact us by mail at 6300 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334.

Statement last updated: August.11th.2009