Sanford Alderfer Companies considers the privacy and
protection of its customers’ personal data to be of utmost importance. To
ensure that you feel confident about providing us with your personal
information when communicating with us and using our services, we describe our
policy about our collection and use of personal data.
We will collect, record, store, and use your personal data only to
enable you to consign or purchase property or services and, unless you object,
to advise you of forthcoming sales, events, and services.
We will not share your personal data with anyone outside the Sanford Alderfer
family of companies. We may from time to time, however, need to disclose your
personal data to agents or contractors associated with Sanford Alderfer
Companies to enable us to process transactions or communicate with you. On
these occasions, disclosure will be on the basis that the recipients are
required to keep the information confidential and not use the information for
any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for
Any personal data you provide to us is securely stored in a computerized
database held by Sanford Alderfer Companies in Hatfield, Pennsylvania to which
only authorized employees and agents have access. Furthermore, we have in place
administrative measures to ensure that the access is limited to the extent
necessary in order to perform required functions. The server holding your
personal data is protected against both unauthorized physical and electronic
access. These measures include an electronic firewall and various other
protection measures that involve virus scanning, installation of security
patches, vulnerability testing, backup and recovery planning, employee
training, security audits, and other steps designed to constantly improve the
data protection posture. The server is not directly connected to the Internet
and data is therefore available only to authorized computers.
Sanford Alderfer Companies and the Internet
In general, you may browse our Internet site anonymously. However, some of our
online services require the collection of your name, address,
and, when appropriate, your credit information.
For transactions over any Sanford Alderfer Companies’ web site
involving particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and
accounting information, we will employ accepted transmission and storage
protocols, such as encryption, to prevent this information from being
disclosed. This means that when you type in sensitive information such as
credit card details, it is automatically converted into codes before being
securely sent to us via the Internet. This information will be used for
processing transactions but may also be used for internal data processing, such
as compiling statistical information about your interests and the use of our
web site(s). We may also use this information to customize the content we offer
In order to provide you with timely notices about upcoming auctions and events,
Sanford Alderfer Companies may send you email notices based on your expressed
interests and bidding history. To facilitate this service, we may track some of
the pages you visit on our web site(s). At the bottom of each email you receive
you will be provided with the option to update your collecting interests or
unsubscribe from future mailings. At any time, you may also send an email to
email@example.com and request that your email address be removed
from our lists.
Sanford Alderfer Companies may also use on its Internet properties a
personalization technology called a "cookie." A cookie is a small text file
placed on your computer's hard disk that identifies your browser software to a
web site. Cookies allow us to track when you enter, leave, and re-enter our
sites and what path you take through our sites. In doing this, we can provide
you with more personalized service.
While we will not voluntarily disclose your personal data we will only if we
are required to by a Court Order, government or law enforcement authorities,
pursuant to other legal processes, or to protect the rights or property of
Sanford Alderfer Companies.
If you have any questions about the use and protection of your personal data,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.