Privacy Policy

Updated: March 9, 2021

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you when you visit, why we collect such information, how we may use that information and whether we disclose that information to anyone.

At, we value and respect our users and understand your concerns about privacy and security. We do our best to provide you with a convenient and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies when you visit We offer our users choices about the data we collect, use and share as described in this Privacy Policy.

Our website address is:

Websites, Apps and Services

This privacy policy applies to, communications and services that exist within the domain, but excluding services that state that they are offered under a different privacy policy or by a third party.

Changes to This Policy may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our privacy practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will give you notice of such changes by posting the revised policy on and where appropriate by other means.

You acknowledge that your continued use of after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to the updated Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy as It Applies to Minors is not purposefully directed at children under the age of 16. We do not collect or maintain personal information, via our Websites or otherwise, from those we actually know are children under 16 years of age. If you are under 16, you should not submit any personal information to us. If you are the parent of a child under 16, please help us protect your child’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on or any other without your permission.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to

What Information Do We Collect from Buyers and Why?

We collect the following information from our buyers (if buyer registered in

  • Buyer name
  • Email, shipping and billing addresses
  • Phone number
  • IP address
  • Information about orders buyers initiate, along with overall buying behavior (what buyers search, which items they add to cart, etc.)
  • User engagement information for
    Information about the device and browser buyers use, including but not limited to operating system and version
  • Complaints and escalations
    We use this information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:
  • Providing the services you request
  • Providing services to our sellers (protected under the Buye Safeguard), including but not limited to supporting and processing orders, risk and fraud screening, authentication and payments
  • Improving, features and services
  • Conducting automated decision-making when necessary. (Example: We track IP addresses to automatically block potentially fraudulent transactions.
  • Identifying your preferences so we can notify you of information or products, services and promotions that might be of interest to yo
  • Measuring the advertising effectiveness of our online and other advertisements and events
  • Improving merchandise selections, customer service and the overall shopping experience
  • Communicating with you by email, postal mail, telephone, text message or other means
    In order for us to maintain the accuracy of your personal information and improve our communication with you, we may also combine the information we collect with other public demographic information.

What Information Do We Collect from Sellers and Why?

When you initiate contact with either through registering as a seller on or through contact with a Customer Service, we collect information, including but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Store name
  • Store size
  • Revenue
  • Business ID and tax information
    Once on our platform, we continue to collect information, including but not limited to:
  • Sales
  • Number of visitors to your website
  • Complaints and escalation
  • Inventory and pricing history
  • Platform messaging history
    We use this information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:
  • Improving customer service on your behalf
  • Determining any programs or services your store qualifies for
  • Marketing future services to your store

Privacy Policy as It Applies to Sellers

Privacy is important! As a seller, you are subject to adhere to’s Privacy Policy. Accordingly, if you collect any personal or sensitive information from your buyers, you also agree to obtain consent from your buyers for the use and access of their personal information by and other third parties. In addition, if you are collecting any sensitive personal information from your buyers, you agree to obtain affirmative, express consent from your buyers for the use and access of sensitive personal information by and other third parties.

Who we share your data with

We pass along information about your shopping cart choices, purchases and preferences to our marketing, customer service or other departments, as appropriate. They use this information to offer products and services to you consistent with the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy.

We also partner with third parties that provide us with information about prospective buyers and sellers to help us screen out individuals associated with fraud.

We also share certain personal information we collect about you with third parties who perform services for us or with whom we contract for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

For example, we use third parties to:

  • Host our websites
  • Operate certain features
  • Send emails
  • Print or send mailings
  • Conduct customer research
  • Authorize and process your accounts
  • Manage and analyze data and our advertising effectiveness
  • Fulfill gift card orders
    These third-party service providers are given the information that they need to perform their designated functions and we do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information for their own or any others’ marketing purposes.

On rare occasions, we may also be required to disclose your information as is required by law pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas, court or agency orders, or as we may reasonably determine to be necessary to protect our rights or the rights of others, to avert harm to persons or property, or to enforce this Privacy Policy.

Your information may also be transferred as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including any transfer made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of’s business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in corporate control. may also contain links to other sites that are not owned or operated by These include links to sites hosted by our service providers or partners where, for example, they provide security services or administer promotional programs. Also, links to may be featured on other websites on which we advertise. These links are not intended to be referrals or endorsements of the linked or host sites, and does not warrant, represent or assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, security, completeness or operation of any linked site (or any site contained in a linked site) or any host site, or the practices or privacy and other policies contained in any linked site (or any site contained in a linked site) or any host site. We advise you to familiarize yourself, therefore, with the specific legal, privacy and security information contained in any such linked or host sites.

Finally, may contain comment sections and embedded social media content available to our customers. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. assumes no liability or responsibility in connection with any customer participation in any social media platforms. Without limiting the foregoing, assumes no liability for any damages you may suffer because of posts made by or about you. This includes direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, these social media platforms. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the social media platforms are provided to you AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON- INFRINGEMENT.

Third-Party Apps allows select developers to access data through APIs in order to power their app functionality and/or services. Developers using our APIs need to adhere to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service in order to receive access to our data. Unless it’s stated as a app, we have no control over how these apps function and are not responsible for anything related to these apps.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We will never disclose, share, rent or sell personal information to other companies for the marketing of their own products and services.

We employ various security measures designed to help protect the personal information that we collect from you online. For example, we use Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology to protect the security of your personal information as it is transmitted to us. We have instituted firewalls to help protect our servers and network. Unfortunately, no collection or transmission of information over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any such information.

You can opt out of receiving promotional email from us by indicating that preference when you register with us, by following the “unsubscribe” instructions at the bottom of any emails we may send you or by contacting customer service.

What Do We Do with Your Personal Information When You Terminate Your Relationship with Us?

In general, we will continue to store archived copies of your personal information for legitimate business purposes and to comply with the law, except when we receive a valid erasure request or, if you are a seller, you terminate your account and your information is purged pursuant to our standard process.

We will continue to store anonymous or anonymized information, such as website visits, without identifiers, in order to improve our features and services. will honor the rights of all data subjects regarding their personal data, including the right to be forgotten (see GDPR section below), when the data is no longer needed for its original purpose or the user withdraws their consent.

We will delete backup copies of that personal data from our archives as soon as is practically possible to the extent allowed by our other data retention obligations (e.g. to protect other data stored in the same backup archives or meet other regulatory or legal requirements). As soon as those obligations have been fulfilled, we will permanently delete those archives as quickly as possible. will also retain audit logs showing the history of all operations on the customer’s personal data for the period required by legal obligations. Certain items the user might consider personal data may remain (e.g. customer feedback may be retained according to the Terms of Service that the user agreed to when they posted). will always take reasonable steps to keep all personal data secure and inaccessible to unauthorized individuals.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Residents in the EU have the “right to be forgotten” and we will make every attempt to comply with rules under GDPR Article 17, Paragraph 2. If you wish to initiate, we will remove personal data associated with your account. We will complete data deletion within 30 days for those in the European Union (EU) and within 90 days for non-European users barring any pending transactions, customer service or fraud-related activity. Keep in mind that this will delete all data from all associated user accounts.

If you are located in the European Union (EU), you have certain rights under European law with respect to your personal data, including the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your personal data. If you are a buyer, seller, partner or visitor of and wish to exercise these rights, please reach out to us.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about your privacy or security at, please send an email to our customer service department at and include your name and email address in the message.