Hack's Auction & Realty Services, Inc. - HacksAuction.com.com, an Illinois corporation ("Company") is committed to maintaining privacy and a secure transaction environment. It is our mission to inspire and build trust and confidence on our site and in our company by adherence to fair information practices, namely, disclosure, notice, choice, opt-in, and opt out of your personally identifying information (PII). The purpose of this Privacy Statement, for www.HacksAuction.com.com is to disclose how we gather information and our disclosure policies.
This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect, the information we track, how we store that information, the security methods and procedures used to protect that information, how you can change, correct, delete, or deactivate your PII. We also describe third party access to your information, if any, and the requirements of those third parties to adhere to our privacy policies.
We are committed to maintaining the privacy of your PII and offer you as much choice as possible regarding the control and use of your PII and how we use your PII. We collect information from you to improve your experience on our site and to provide you with relevant information relative to promotions and advertising materials that may be of interest to you.
Topics addressed in this Privacy Statement:
1) The information collected by us from you.
3) When and where the information is collected.
4) How we use your information.
5) How your information is shared and with whom.
6) Accessing and updating your account.
7) Deleting and/or deactivating your information.
8) How we use "Cookies" and profile based advertising.
10) Changes to this Privacy Statement.
12) Customer support/questions about this Privacy Statement.
1) The information collected by us from you.
As you use the site, register, purchase products or services we collect certain information to customize and improve your experience on the site, to determine the types of advertisements shown on our site, and to tailor the type and content of any information or notices directed to your account. When you register with us or set up an account we collect from you PII such as name, address, email address, and phone number. We also ask for non-PII that cannot be linked back to your PII, for use as Aggregate Information (AI), and request your permission to share this information, in aggregate, with other trusted and responsible third parties. When you register or set up an account, we ask for the following information:
PII: Name, shipping address, billing address, city, state, country, zip, phone number, credit card number, bank account number, email address, age. We will not share sell, trade or rent your PII with anyone without first obtaining your permission, unless it is necessary to facilitate the transaction such as shipping agents or repair and warranty services.
AI: As you use the site we collect certain information including your IP address, the site name or URL you visited prior to entering the site, the site name or URL you visited upon leaving the site, the time spent on the site, page views, keyword searches, and site errors.
We collect certain system information about your computer as you use the site. This includes data such as your browser type, operating system, memory (RAM), modem speed, and available disk space on the hard drive. This information is used to enhance the users experience on the site so they are not shown incompatible pages or that users do not download information for which they lack adequate disk space.
We aggregate and analyze this AI further to improve the operation of our site and enhance the experience of our customers.
2) What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as storage of items in your Shopping Cart. Without a cookie-enabled browser, you will be unable to order from the site.
2) When and where the information is collected.
When you access the site, while you use the site and as you leave the site we collect certain AI that is not traceable to any PII. This information includes your IP address, the site name or URL you visited prior to entering the site, the site name or URL you visited upon leaving the site, the time spent on the site, page views, keyword searches, site errors, your browser type, operating system, memory (RAM), modem speed, and available disk space on the hard drive.
When you register, set up an account, or make a purchase we gather the following: PII including name, shipping address, billing address, city, state, country, zip, phone number, credit card number, email address, age.
When you use our online Customer Support we request the following information: Name, shipping address, billing address, city, state, country, zip, phone number, email address, order number, product/part/service number, product/part/service name or type of problem by category, and a description of the problem or question.
When you sign up for contests, promotions, sweepstakes, surveys or on-line questionnaires we ask for various PII and AI, as defined previously, and any additional information specific to the particular event.
We may from time to time have information sent to us by third parties and may retain this information, as PII if deemed relevant by us.
3) How we use your information.
As you use the site, register, purchase products or services we collect certain information to set up your account, facilitate your purchase, customize and improve your experience on the site, and to tailor the type and content of any information or notices directed to your account.
AI that is collected as you use the site is used to customize your experience on the site, diagnose problems with the site, and for site administration.
Customer Support information is used to facilitate your inquiry, solve problems with your account and purchases, and answer any questions you have.
When you sign up for contests, promotions, sweepstakes, surveys or on-line questionnaires we ask for various PII and AI, as defined previously, and any additional information specific to the particular event, and is used to facilitate your participation. If we share this information, it will be in the aggregate, and unless you have given your permission, we will not disclose any PII collected.
4) How your information is shared and with whom.
Any third parties, with whom we share PII, with your permission, are informed of our policies regarding PII and are required to adhere to those policies.
Regarding AI, we reserve the right to use this AI, as we deem appropriate.
5) Accessing and updating your account.
During registration and/or setting up an account, or at any time thereafter, you may opt-in or opt-out of receiving any information or marketing promotions form us, or any third parties you have given permission to share your PII, by logging into your account and editing your account profile. Any changes or corrections will be implemented in a commercially reasonable time and usually occur immediately. You can deactivate your account and information, or delete your account in the same manner.
6) Deleting and/or deactivating your information.
You can deactivate your account and information, or delete your account at any time by logging into your account and editing your account profile and choosing "deactivate" or "delete". Any changes will be implemented in a commercially reasonable time and usually occur immediately.
7) How we use "Cookies" and profile based advertising.
We use the industry standard, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your transaction, which includes all information submitted on our secure order form. Your browser will let you know if you have a secure connection by denoting a key or closed padlock in the lower left portion of the status bar. Your post transaction data is stored on a secure server that is not connected to the Internet. We also have an appropriate industry standard security program in place. This includes technology and software based protections, on-going training of personnel in security matters and our policies, and regular reviews which result in disciplinary action (which may include prosecution) for employees who knowingly violate our procedures. Access to your information is limited to trained, authorized employees, who need to access the information during the course of performing their job function.
9) Changes to this Privacy Statement.
Any changes to these policies will be posted in this Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy from time to time at our discretion, including, but not limited to modifications, additions and deletions. Users should check this Privacy Statement periodically for any revisions. This posted Privacy Statement was last modified on May 12, 2000.
11) Customer support/questions about this Privacy Statement.
Customer Support is available M-F 8:00-4:30 CST via email, or by phone (815) 239-1436. Our mailing address is:
Hack's Auction Antique Center
400 W. Third St. P.O. Box 296
Pecatonica, IL 61063
Phone: (815) 239-1436
Fax: (815) 239-1438
We can be reached via fax at
On all correspondence please include your name, address, user id, phone number and email address. We also ask that hard copy correspondence include an original signature.
Any questions about this Privacy Statement, our policies, or use of the site should be directed here: