Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Boomslang IT collects, uses, discloses, retains, and protects your personal information. It applies to all Boomslang IT sites, regardless of how you access them.

By continuing to use Boomslang IT’s services, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. You consent to Boomslang IT’s collection, use, disclosure, retention, and protection of your personal information as described herein. Like the Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy is a legal contract between you and Boomslang IT, LLC. If you do not provide all of the information required by Boomslang IT, then Boomslang IT may not be able to provide you with every service it provides.

What is personal information?

“Personal Information” means the information that is associated with your Boomslang IT account and can be used to identify you, such as your username, password, email address, and shipping address. This is not an exhaustive list of Personal Information, but it is the kind of information you should expect a marketplace to use, collect, disclose, retain, and protect.

When is personal information collected?

Your personal information is collected when you:

  1. Use BoomslangiT.com;
  2. Register for an account;
  3. Provide us information on a web form;
  4. Update your account information;
  5. Participate on the forums;
  6. Open a dispute resolution ticket; or
  7. Provide us with feedback through any other correspondence.

When you register for an account, Boomslang IT automatically collects the following:

  1. Identification information – your name, address, telephone number, or email address;
  2. Buying and Selling Information – information related to your transaction, whether buying or selling;
  3. Other content you create – wish lists, listings you are following, favorite sellers, or favorite types of items;
  4. Financial information – your verified PayPal account;
  5. Delivery-related information – mail tracking numbers and other related postage information;
  6. Device information – information to identify the type of device, including its unique token;
  7. Location information – including mobile devices, unless you have disabled it;
  8. Computer and connection information – page views, your IP address, [ this is where we would add browsing history, etc. for ad optimization if you choose to monetize the site)

Cookies, and other tracking technology

Most websites use some sort of tracking technology, and we do too. They are necessary to remember who you are as you browse BoomSlangIT.com during the same session, and if you want to be remembered when you return to the website at a later time. While the names and types of trackers we use may change from time to time, here is a list of what we may use, and how we use the information they collect from your computer, tablet, phone, or other mobile device (to make things simple, they are referred to just as a “device” in this section).

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed in your browser’s memory, which allows us to recognize what kind of browser you are using, and on what kind of device. Boomslang IT uses the following kinds of cookies:

  1. Session cookies – this allows you to browse BoomSlangIT.com without needing to log in each time you click on a page. They expire when you end your browsing session.
  2. Persistent cookies – this lets us remember you when you to come back to BoomSlangIT.com. Your username, preferences, and actions are saved.

Most browsers and other add-on security programs allow you to disable cookies, which is something that you are responsible for doing. Please be aware that if you disable all cookies on BoomSlangIT.com, you may not be able to use the full services of the website.


Web Beacons and other tracking technology

At this time, Boomslang IT does not plan on implementing web beacons or similar technologies, but we might in the future. Boomslang IT reserves the right to update this policy to include other tracking technologies.

 

Purpose of tracking

Boomslang IT wants you to enjoy your experience on BoomSlangIT.com, and will only track your information to the extent that is necessary to provide the experience you expect. We will not harvest your data to sell to third parties. We may, however, collect your data to analyze it in an effort to bring improvements to the performance and functionality of BoomSlangIT.com, and by using the website you expressly consent to such use.

 

Use and Retention of Your Personal Information

In order to provide you with a customized experience, Boomslang IT may use your Personal Information in the following ways:

 

Providing and improving the Boomslang IT experience

Full access to all features of the website

  1. Providing content you may like based on your saved preferences and browsing history;
  2. Keep track of items you’re watching, and your favorite sellers’ activities;
  3. Provide your transaction history, seller rating, personal messages, and forum history; and
  4. Provide you with services as you request them, such as feedback.

Contacting you

As you buy and sell on Boomslang IT.com, it may be necessary for us to contact you through our customer service program. We may use your Personal Information to:

  1. Troubleshoot problems with your account (i.e. forgotten passwords);
  2. Address any problems that require a dispute resolution ticket;
  3. Collect fees you owe us, or payments you may owe a seller;
  4. Contact you regarding conduct-related issues on the forums, or the buying or selling policies; or
  5. To ask for feedback from you on how to improve BoomSlangiT.com.


We may also contact you through and e-mail newsletter that provides special offers and promotions. When you register for an account, you will be given the option to opt-in. You can also opt-out at any time by changing your account preferences. Boomslang IT will try to promptly update its mailing lists, but you acknowledge that it may take up to a week for Boomslang IT to apply your changes to the mailing list. 


Disclosure to PayPal, Inc.

We may disclose your Personal Information to PayPal, Inc., for the following reasons:

  1. To detect and prevent fraud and/or illegal activities;
  2. Customer service and dispute resolution;
  3. Processing payment; and
  4. Processing shipping.

Other ways we may use your Personal Information

Boomslang iT reserves the right to use your Personal Information to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and security breaches. Boomslang IT may also use your personal information to enforce this Privacy Policy and the Code of Conduct for use on the Boomslang IT forums. We may also use your Personal Information to comply with any national laws, collect owed fees, assist in any investigation, or to enforce our User Agreement. 


Other Disclosures

BoomSlangIT.com, its services, and forums are not intended for children under the age of 13. Boomslang IT does not knowingly collect Personal Information from this age group.

This Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect about you. Boomslang IT does not guarantee the security and safety of your Personal Information once you give it to a third party, including a buyer or seller on the BoomSlangIT.com website. We encourage you to use common sense and make a decision that reflects personal judgment and evaluation of whether giving your Personal Information to a third party is a good idea.


Information you share on BoomSlangiT.com

Other users of BoomSlangIT.com will have access to some information about you. Your purchase history, rating, and anything you make public as a part of your profile page will be viewable to other users because it is connected to your user id. To protect your privacy, we do not give out your email address or any other Personal Information, and you should exercise discretion if you decide to give it out through a private message or otherwise. You should not give out your personal contact information to ask a seller to cancel a listing, and you should not offer a potential buyer to cancel your listing to avoid paying associated fees. This is a violation of the Terms of Use and will result in the permanent canceling of your account.


Information you use from BoomSlangiT.com

Just like the previous section, certain information is available to you when you are in a transaction with another user. The information you gather during a transaction should only be used for the purposes of the transaction. Using personal information from other users for any other purpose is a violation of the Terms of Use.


Retention of Information

Boomslang iT will retain your information for as long as it is necessary and needed for our operations. This includes keeping information from closed accounts to (1) investigate fraud (2) collect fees (3) comply with national laws or assist in any investigation (4) resolve disputes and (5) enforce our User Agreement. Boomslang iT will dispose of your Personal Information in a secure manner after you have closed your account and we no longer need the information. It is within Boomslang iT’s sole discretion to determine the length of time that this Personal Information is stored, and whether it may dispose of your Personal Information without impairing the operations of BoomSlangiT.com.