The Auction Man Is No More
The Auction Man was focused on helping to expand the growth of the online auctions marketplace by offering customers an online auction experience that would be user friendly, feature rich, fun, and economical.
Unfortunately The Auction Man had to shutter its doors in 2008. All that remains is information regarding our former Privacy Statement and User Agreement. The Auction Man had a good run for five years. Lots of people were able to buy and sell Antiques, Art, Books, Business & Industrial, Cameras & Photo, Cars, Parts & Vehicles, Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Coins, Collectibles, Computers & Networking, Consumer Electronics Crafts, Dolls & Bears, DVDs & Movies, Entertainment, Memorabilia, Gift Certificates, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Jewelry & Watches, Music, Musical Instruments, Pottery & Glass, Real Estate, Sporting Goods, Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop, Stamps, Tickets Toys & Hobbies, Travel Video, Games Seasonal & Holiday, and Everything Else. We will miss all the excitement.
Future Plans:. We are still going to be involved in the internet. We are in the early stages of creating a portal for online casino USA friendly player sites. There are a number of exciting affiliate programs available and we already have a web designer creating our new look. We are looking at US player friendly casinos of which there are many. For awhile in the early 2000's if you lived in the USA, the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), made it illegal for banks to process Internet bets for "prohibited" forms of gaming. This caused all sorts of headaches for US players and a lot of online casino sites couldn't accommodate US players easily, while others just outright banned them. That's not the case today, which is why we are moving into this market place. Come visit us, real soon now. Instead of bidding on auction items you could be placing bids on all sorts of exciting casino games from online poker, video poker, slots, blackjack, roulette to any of the other specialty casino games.
Remember the original content from our home page?
Browse through the thousands of categories here at The Auction Man. Once you find what you are looking for bid on it.
A bid is a promise to purchase an item at the price you offer. The Auction Man will "Proxy" bid for you up to the maximum amount your are willing to pay.
If you want the item NOW and you do not want to bid on it, look for the Instant Purchase, Buy Now, and Store Items. All three of these listing types you can purchase instantly without waiting or Bidding.
All You Have to DO:
1. Get Registered
2. Find an item you want to sell.
3. List your item.
4. Set your price.
5. Get paid!
6. Ship the item.
7. Leave feedback.
It really is that easy!! Remember to use the re-list until sold option your item will stay up for sale indefinitely until sold, or until you remove it. All at no cost to you!!!
As a member of the Internet community, Auction Man's understands the power that the Internet holds for changing people's lives, expanding their horizons, and enhancing the ease with which they perform their jobs. All these benefits are at risk if people are concerned about their personal privacy. Auction Man's is committed to providing its users with an Internet experience that respects and protects their personal privacy choices and concerns.
We pledge that we will not release personally identifiable information about you without your permission (except as needed to provide to you the services you have expressly requested, as explained in greater detail in the section on "third party relationships" below).
We pledge that we will provide the means for you to manage and control the information that you have voluntarily provided to us.
We pledge that we will provide mechanisms for you to communicate your privacy questions and concerns to us and that we will respond to them thoroughly and thoughtfully.
We are constantly improving the tools you can use to manage the data that you provide to us. Please refer to this page from time to time to see these new features.
Personally identifiable information is information, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address that can be used to uniquely identify you.
Anonymous Information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site (such as places visited and search queries performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or I.P. addresses (as explained in greater detail below) of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual, but helps to characterize Auction Man's users.
The next sections tell how and when Auction Man's collects anonymous information and personally identifiable information.
Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We want to assure you that you can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself to us. It is only during registration to become a registered user will you be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information.
Although the majority of our services do not require any form of customer registration, we do require registration for the use of certain services, the auctions and store items. During this registration process we require you to complete certain fields, offer optional fields for you to complete, and ask you to select a user name and password. For example, we ask for contact information (such as first and last name, email address, and zip code). Auction Man's uses this contact information in several ways:
- to welcome you to the Auction Man's Network
- to send communication from us about new features and services available through Auction Man's (unless you tell us not to)
- to display advertisements on your screen that closely match your interests (unless you tell us not to)
- to provide a first and last name on messages sent from your Auction Man's email account
- to share your information with select sponsors and partners who work with Auction Man's, only if you allow us to do so (as we explain below)
to allow our sponsors and partners to communicate with you, but only if you tell us you want to receive these communications about their services and offers
If you indicate to us that you do not want to receive certain types of communications at the time of registration, we will respect your wishes, and comply with your preferences. If you already are a registered user and would like to review or change the choices you have made, you will be able to do so.
From time to time, we may run contests on our site in which we ask participants for contact information, such as their email addresses). If you participate in contests, your contact information will be used primarily to reach you in connection with the contests. We may also use the collected contact information to send you information about Auction Man's, our services, as well as offers tailored to your interests by our advertisers and sponsors, if you have opted to receive these communications. You may choose to opt-out of receiving such mailings at the time of registration for the contest, or afterwards.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
To deliver advertising to you that most closely matches your interests, we share your personal information with carefully selected companies with whom we have relationships and trust. However, we will not share your personally identifiable information unless we have first given you notice that we might share your data, and you have authorized us to do so. If you have not opted-in to receive these offers, and would like to do so now, you will be able to change your preferences. If you have previously opted-in, but now wish to remove yourself from these mailing lists, you will be able to change your preferences, or you may send email directly to us, and we will modify your preferences accordingly. Our partners who receive information from us have the right to use the data we provide them (sometimes, in connection with other information they may have gathered about you), but are generally prohibited from sharing this information with other companies or people. In addition, if we add new features or services that might require the sharing of your personal information with an additional advertiser or sponsor, we will provide you with notice and the opportunity to opt-in to receive these offers.
PLEASE NOTE: In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with Auction Man's's rights, property or operations, other Auction Man's users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
When you use our site, we collect anonymous information, even if you have not registered with Auction Man's. We use this information to personalize your experience at our site, show you more relevant advertising messages, and generally to improve our services. We share this anonymous information with selected advertisers and partners, in order to deliver to you more relevant advertising messages.
Auction Man's will not share any anonymous information about your use on our site if that information is or will be linked to your personally identifiable information unless we have given you notice as described above and you have given us authorization to do so. If you prefer that anonymous information not be shared with other companies, then you may choose to opt-out during registration, or by updating your preferences at any time.
Cookies: How They Are Used and Opting-Out
How They Are Used
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features will not work as intended.
You can opt-out during the Auction Man's Member registration process or at any time from our site. You can also ask to have all information related to your registration removed by choosing this from our site.
Special Categories of Information
We will not share any personally identifiable information about our users that is of medical, financial or sexual nature.
Use of IP Addresses
An Internet protocol (I.P.) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers - the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing - automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.
PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, I.P. addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when said information is stored in databases managed by Internet registrars or registries.
Certain advertisers have paid for the right to display advertisements on search results pages corresponding to certain words. For instance, a particular resistor manufacturer may want its advertisement to be displayed when users search for its resistor. We want to be clear: by serving these ads, we are not affecting the integrity of the search results in any way. The only difference is that the ads that you see on the page may be influenced by the words searched. Of course, many of the ads on the search results page may also be randomly generated, so there is no clear-cut way of knowing which ads are targeted to certain "key words" searched for, and which are not. This is true whether or not you are a registered user of our site.
In order to provide you with news and features that match your interests, Auction Man's has relationships with many of the best media and services companies throughout the world. You can recognize these sites by the joint branding of Auction Man's and such companies. For example, if you see a logo in the upper-right corner of the page that says 'Powered by ______', you will know you are on a co-branded Web page. If you ever have any questions about whether certain information, content or services pertain to us, or are "powered by" one of our partners, please contact us at Auction Man'sLegal Support.
Auction Man's operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. Auction Man's has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.
Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on Auction Man's employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort (such as the use of employee passwords and non-disclosure agreements) to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
You must Agree to all terms and conditions before registering to Auction Man
Use of the Auction Man's web site and the services we offer constitutes your acceptance of all terms and conditions stated in the below User Agreement.
Auction Man's reserves the right to change or amend this agreement at any time. Changes or Amendments will be posted to our site and considered effective 30 days from the date they are posted to the site. If you do not agree to such changes, you may request that we close your account by contacting us.
All questions regarding this User Agreement should be sent via email to Legal Support.
1. Eligibility of Membership / Registration
To use our services, you must be at least 18 years of age and be able to form or enter into a legally binding contract in accordance with applicable laws. If you are eligible to use our services, you must complete the Registration process by providing Auction Man's with true and correct information as required on the Auction Man's registration form. If the information you provide is found to be false or non-verifiable, we may suspend or terminate your registration and account.
2. Auction Man's serves only as a Venue
Auction Man's is an Internet site on which registered users post ads offering merchandise which they possess and wish to sell in an open auction environment. Registered users may also bid on or buy such merchandise. At no time does Auction Man's possess, hold, or offer any merchandise for sale or auction, nor are we involved in any part of the actual transaction. Auction Man's serves only as a venue in which individual sellers and buyers may engage in transactions between each other. Because of our non-involvement in these transactions, it is the sole responsibility of the seller to accurately represent the quantity, quality, safety, authenticity, and availability of the items the seller has listed on the site. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the bidder/buyer to verify with the seller any or all information about any item listed on Auction Man's, for which they intend on placing a bid, before placing such bid. Auction Man's can not be responsible for a sellers willingness or ability to sell any item they have listed, or a Bidders willingness to follow through with a transaction for an item(s) for which they have placed a bid. We encourage open communication between buyers and sellers before and after any transaction takes place.
3. User Verification
Because of difficulties involved with verification over the Internet, Auction Man's is unable to guarantee that a user is who they may claim to be. If you are uncertain as to another users identity, we suggest that you contact them. You may also review any members feedback profile to see what others have said about dealing with them.
4. Disputes and Release
Because Auction Man's has no involvement in transactions between users we can not get involved in disputes between users. You hereby release Auction Man's (including all officers, employees, parent companies, contractors, suppliers, or agents) from any and all types of damages or claims resulting from such disputes.
5. Selling on Auction Man's
Review the listing policy for more information
6. Placing Bids
By placing a bid on an item(s) listed on Auction Man's, you are stating that you have the ability and intention to purchase the item for the amount of your bid, should the auction end and you are the high bidder. In the case of a reserve auction, if your bid meets or exceeds the sellers stated reserve price, you agree to purchase the item(s) for the amount of your winning bid.
Before placing a bid in an auction, you should be certain you understand all terms and conditions of the sale as indicated by the seller. Placing a bid is considered a legal, binding contract in most states. If you have any questions about an item, or the seller offering the item, you should ask the seller before placing your bid.
Only in certain situations would bid withdrawal be acceptable. These situations may include:
a) The seller has made material changes to the description of the item after your bid was placed.
b) The seller has made a typographical error in the description of the item.
c) You have contacted the seller and received their express permission to withdraw your bid.
Bidders may not engage in the following activity:
a) Bidding in a manner that causes the maximum bid of other bidders to be revealed, then retract your high bid, and bid again at a lower increment above the true high bidder.
b) Placing bids for the purpose of exposing the sellers reserve price, then retract your bid and bid again later with a secondary User ID.
c) Bidding on any item that you do not have the intention or means to purchase at the close of the auction, should your high bid cause you to win the auction. You are encouraged to ask the seller of an item listed on Auction Man's, any questions you may have regarding the sale of, or condition of the item before placing your bid.
d) By placing a bid, you further state that the purchase and or delivery of the item does not violate any local, state or federal laws, regulations or guidelines regarding the sale or distribution of such item(s).
7. Fees and Charges
The listing fee for posting an item on Auction Man's is 100% FREE. There is however, a minimal charge for other auction posting features such as featured item listings, attention grabbers, bold listings, etc., should you wish to use them. There will also be a final value fee imposed on all items sold (please see the "Auction Fees" page). This amount will be automatically debited to your account and you will be sent an invoice monthly via email showing your account status. A negative balance indicates money owed on your account. A positive balance indicates credit available to you for posting items for auction and our other services. We will extend a floating credit to you up to $100.00, at which time we will send you an invoice via email requesting payment. Should this payment not be made, your account will be suspended until payment is received, and posted to your account. Payments can be made through PayPal, directly from your "Account Manager", which is our preferred method, or if you so desire, you can send a check or money order to the address listed in your "Account Manager". Please realize however, that this method of payment may delay your being able to continue posting auctions until your payment is received, processed, and posted to your account.
A great way to pay off your seller's bill is by utilizing our "Affiliate and Registration Credit" programs. Any credits you receive through this programs will be immediately deducted from your account balance, however, these credits have a ZERO cash value, and cannot be refunded as cash. You may also wish to make a payment ABOVE your amount owed, which you may do at any time, and the amount will show up as a "positive" amount in your account.
8. Personal Information
Personal information is the information that you provide to Auction Man's or to other members when:
- Completing the registration process.
- Listing an item.
- Placing a bid.
- Leaving feedback comments.
- Placing your credit card information on file with us.
- Posting messages in any lobby area.
- Using any email feature offered to you through use of the site.
You are responsible for your personal information. In the event that your information creates a liability to us that may cause our Internet service provider, suppliers, agents, or contractors to sever their services to us because of such liability, we may take appropriate actions regarding such information.
Auction Man has strict policies relating to members' contact information:
- Auction Man members can't misrepresent their identities.
- Auction Man members must always provide valid and complete contact information.
- For everyone's safety, members are never permitted to publish the contact information of other members in an online public area.
- Every Auction Man membership must always have a valid email address.
9. Your Password
You may not disclose, share, or distribute your password to any third party. If you feel your password has been jeopardized, you may change your password at any time, and as often as you wish.
10. Public Chat Lobbies
Auction Man's provides public forums (herein referred to as "Lobbies"), in which registered members may post messages and enjoy interacting with other registered members. These lobbies are provided as a courtesy to the Auction Man's community. Auction Man's is not responsible for the content posted in the Lobbies and may not agree with the views expressed therein.
The following types of posts or comments are considered unacceptable in any lobby on our site. Posting of such may result in the suspension of your ability to post in our lobby or the suspension of your Auction Man's Account.
- Posts that contain any code or programming routine that interferes with the stability of the site, or the ability of others to post messages in a lobby.
- Posts that advertise items you have for sale.
- Posts that contain profanity or that are defamatory in nature.
- Posts that contain links to other online auction sites.
- Posts that contain adult pictures, material, or links.
- Posts that disclose personally identifiable information about another registered member.
- Posts that are disruptive in nature, harass or threaten another member or Auction Man's staff member.
Additional guidelines may be posted, and amended, regarding the use of our chat lobbies.
Neither you nor any parties affiliated with, contracted by, or created by you may take any actions to interfere with or interrupt, the operation or stability of the Auction Man's web site. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of any software, device, or programming routine that could place excessive loads on our system or interfere with any listing or auction listed on our site, or any users account or information.
Auction Man's provides registered users with the ability to leave comments about their experiences in dealing with other registered users, through our feedback system. The following actions regarding the use of the Feedback system are prohibited:
Threatening another user with negative feedback for their refusal to perform actions not related to your transaction with that user or their failure to agree to terms and conditions of an auction that were not stated in the original listing.
Leaving feedback that contains vulgarity or profanity.
Leaving feedback that discloses another users personally identifiable information.
Leaving comments that are negative in nature, through the selection of the Positive comment option.
Auction Man's provides you with an opportunity to "Retract" a negative feedback comment that you have left about another registered user within 30 days from the time you have posted such comment. This function should not be misused. Leaving multiple negative comments, and then retracting them, can result in suspension of your registration and account.
In the event that your feedback rating should reach the status of -4 (negative 4) your registration and account may be suspended.
It is expected that you will use the Feedback system in a manner that upholds and maintains the integrity of the Feedback System.
All notices given between both parties (You and Auction Man's) will be made via email, certified mail, or registered mail. Notices we send you will be addressed to the email address which you provided during the registration process or currently have on file in your account with us. In these instances, unless the party sending the email is notified that the Recipients email address in not valid, such notices will be considered given 24 hours from the time the email is sent. Notices regarding changes to the terms and conditions of the User Agreement may be given by posting such changes to the site, and will be considered given and effective 30 days from the time of such posting.
15. Limitation of Liability - Non Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL Auction Man's (INCLUDING OUR SUPPLIERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES) BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE SITE.
THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE OFFERED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Auction Man's, its officers, employees, parent companies, subsidiaries, contractors, vendors or affiliates, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Auction Man's, the violation of this User Agreement by you, or the infringement by you or any other user of this site using your computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
17. Legal Responsibility
It is your responsibility to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase and sale of items through our site.
18. No Partnership / Agency
You and Auction Man's act as independent contractors. At no time is any partnership, agency, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship intended or created by this Agreement.
19. Violation of User Agreement
We may terminate your account, registration temporarily or permanently should you violate any portion of this User Agreement. This includes the termination or suspension of any auctions you may be running at the time, without refund of any fees or compensation or liability for loss of business or revenues which you may claim, as a result of such termination.
This Agreement and the terms and conditions herein, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. You further submit to the legal jurisdiction of the state of California and agree that any legal action or proceeding regarding this Agreement, whether it be on a local, state, or federal level, shall be brought in San Diego, California, or a court within the jurisdiction of the state of California.
The services herein are offered by Auction Man's. Any Inquiries can be made to the following address:
P.O. Box 2101
National City, CA 91951-2101