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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Statement last updated: August.11th.2009