• Viewbid Auctions

    11 Mount Hope Ave,

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,

    B2Y 4S1

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  • Privacy Policy



    The Viewbid Auctions. Website and affiliated Web properties events.viewbid.ca(collectively, the ”Website“ located at www.viewbid.ca and events.viewbid.ca) are subject to the following Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) and the Terms of Use.


    This Policy was last updated on July 18, 2019.


    The Website is owned and operated by Viewbid Auctions. A  Nova Scotia corporation, and subject to the following Policy. As the Viewbid Auctions is committed to protecting your privacy online. As the Viewbid Auctions is referred to herein as "VB," "we," "us," and "our;" the terms "you" and "your", when used in this Policy, means any user of the Website.

    This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy by contacting Viewbid Auctions.

    User-Provided Information

    The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Application unless you register with us.

    When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, age, username, password and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or use applications from us; (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; (d) credit card information for purchase and use of the Application, and; (e) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and project management information.

    We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions. Except as limited below, we may use or disclose your information for business reasons in whatever manner as we see fit.

    To ensure the highest quality experience, we may use third parties to operate certain portions of our Website and other services. If you grant permission, information collected from you may be shared with such third-parties.

    Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you online. For some services, we may collect and/or transfer your information to a third-party. We also may provide links on our Website to unaffiliated third-party websites that may collect and use your personal information according to their privacy policies and terms of use. In those cases, the third parties will govern how your information is collected and/or used.

    Automatically Collected Information

    In order to better provide you with content and access to products and services, we collect two types of information from you: personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to your name, address, and information submitted in creating your Account and Viewbid Auctions Profile (together "Personally Identifiable Information") and non-personally identifiable information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide an enjoyable and customized experience while using our Website.

    Personally Identifiable Information: We may use Personally Identifiable Information you provide in a limited number of ways. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information to (i) complete a transaction related to a Listing Item, (ii) provide you with information about us, (iii) enhance or update the Website; (iv) review your account to determine whether other Listing Items may be of interest to you; (v) conduct another transaction you request; (vi) compile demographic statistics about our users; (vii) make a record of your visit and log your IP address, the date and time of your visit to the Website, the Listing Items accessed, and the type of browser used; (viii) use in connection with business-related matters. We may also on occasion combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from other parties to enhance our ability to market to you Listing Items that may be of interest to you.

    Demographic data also may be collected at our Website through the use of third-party tools. We may review the actions of the visitors of our Website on an aggregate basis to determine customers' preferences. We also may conduct research on our visitors' demographics, interests, and Listing Items viewed based on the information collected in connection with the use of our Website. We may use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our Website, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze Website usage, to improve our product offerings, service offerings, and to customize the content, layout, and/or services provided on our Website. We may receive reports from third-party ad servers, content servers, or web site analysis agents that tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon or what content was served or viewed.

    Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific End User. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website you visited before coming to our Website, the URL of the website you visit after leaving our Website, the type of browser you are using and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. We, and/or our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers, may automatically collect this information when you visit our Website through the use of electronic tools like Cookies and Web beacons or Pixel tags, as described in Items 4 and 8 of this Privacy Policy. This information may also be shared with our authorized third-party service providers and advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming. Non-Personally Identifiable Information may also be used to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable laws, and cooperate with law enforcement activities.

    Though we will make every effort to preserve user privacy, pursuant to the terms of this Policy, we also may need to disclose Personally Identifiable Information when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that the action is necessary to comply with a pending judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or to protect our rights or the rights of others, to fight fraud, identity theft, to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Website, our employees, shareholders or others.

    Examples of How We Use Collected Information

    1.     Online Surveys and Polling

    We may provide you with the opportunity to voluntarily complete surveys, which may be collected by an authorized third-party. If you do not wish to participate in a survey, simply decline to participate when asked.

    2.     Advertisements on Our Website

    We may display advertisements on our Website. By knowing a little about you, we will be able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content to you in the form of targeted content. We may also use third-party advertising servers to display advertisements linked to certain search terms that you have entered, or to certain pages that you are viewing. We may share aggregated data with advertisers. We may also use advertising partners to assist us in delivering personalized on-line advertisements to you through the use of cookies while you are on the Internet.


    3.     Newsletters, Promotional E-mails and Personalized Online Advertisements

    We may offer newsletters, promotional e-mails, and personalized on-line advertisements as a service to our customers. We may send you newsletters and e-mails periodically listing current special Listing Items. You may "opt-out," or unsubscribe from our newsletters, emails, or personalized on-line advertisements by following any unsubscribe instructions in any e-mail, newsletter, or personalized on-line advertisement you receive from us, or by sending an e-mail to [email protected] and asking to opt out. Opting out may take up to six weeks to remove you from the database. If you have opted out of receiving all newsletters, all promotional emails, or all personalized on-line advertisements, you will not receive future promotional emails, newsletters or personalized on-line advertisements (as applicable), unless you otherwise subsequently sign up to receive newsletters, emails, or personalized on-line advertisements. Please Note: If you receive e-mails separately from third-party merchants, then all information that you choose to disclose to them will be subject to their privacy policy, terms of use, and opt-out procedures.

    4.     Tracking Usage

    We may track customers' traffic patterns throughout their online session, including which pages, information, and advertisements a customer views while using our Website and what Listing Items they view and/or purchase. We may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our Website, and to gather demographic information. We may share aggregated statistics about pages viewed on our Website, sales, and other shopping information with third-parties.

    5.     Cookies

    We may use cookies and may allow other third-parties to use cookies in the operation of our Website. A cookie is an industry-standard small file placed on your computer. Cookies allow us to "remember you" when you return to the Website to make your visits more relevant and to retrieve information from your prior visits. The cookie stores information about the searches that you have made and the items that you have viewed and allows us and other third-parties to replace non-relevant advertisements with ones that are more relevant to your presumed interests. You may delete cookies on your computer; however, if you enjoy the convenience of the Website remembering you, you are advised not to delete your cookies. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.

    6.     Web Beacons

    We may use and allow others to use web beacons in the operation of our Website. A web beacon is an industry-standard, often transparent graphic image usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed on the Website. Web beacons allow us to track responses or actions by users who view certain advertisements and to count the number of times that users visit the pages of our Website and may be used by both us and third-parties for the purpose of providing personalized media, determining which advertisements are most effective on our Website, and for targeting future advertising campaigns. We may also include web beacons in email messages or promotional newsletters for detecting whether the messages have been opened or if you performed any actions after opening them.

    Third Party Access

    We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

    We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

    • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process;
    • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
    • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
    • if Viewbid Auctions is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.
    • to advertisers and third-party advertising networks and analytics companies as described in the section below

    Marketing Partners, Co-Branded Services, and Third-Party Websites

    We may run promotions for merchants where you may visit a third-party merchant website. In some of those promotions, a window or frame containing the merchant's website may appear. Anytime you are in such a window, you should assume that your personal information is being collected, used and disclosed in accordance with that merchant's policies. This Policy does not apply to information that you supply to those merchants. Any information that you share with them will be used and disclosed in accordance with that merchant's privacy policy. However, once you click on a link to return to our Website, you can expect that further information that you disclose will be treated in accordance with this Policy.

    Please be aware that our Website may contain links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third-parties. The information practices of those websites linking from or to our Website are not covered by this Policy. These other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Additionally, other companies or ad servers, which place advertising on our Website, may collect information about you through the use of cookies when you view or click on their advertising. You should contact advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

    Automatic Data Collection and Advertising

    We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Application is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. We work with advertisers and third-party advertising networks, who need to know how you interact with advertising provided in the Application which helps us keep the cost of the Application low. Advertisers and advertising networks use some of the information collected by the Application, including, but not limited to, the unique identification ID of your mobile device and your mobile telephone number. To protect the anonymity of this information, we use an encryption technology to help ensure that these third parties can’t identify you personally. These third parties may also obtain anonymous information about other applications you’ve downloaded to your mobile device, the mobile websites you visit, your non-precise location information (e.g., your zip code), and other non-precise location information in order to help analyze and serve anonymous targeted advertising on the Application and elsewhere. We may also share encrypted versions of information you have provided in order to enable our partners to append other available information about you for analysis or advertising related use. 

    If you’d like to opt-out from third party use of this type of information to help serve targeted advertising, please visit the section entitled “Opt-out” below.

    Opting Out or Choosing Not to Provide Information

    As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, although it may be required to engage in a certain activity on the Website.

    As a condition of creating a User Account and Profile with Viewbid Auctions, we may on occasion send you Administrative and Promotional emails. We will send you information regarding your account activity, purchases, as well as updates about our products and promotional offers. You cannot opt-out of Administrative Emails. "Administrative Emails" relate to a User's activity on the Website, and include emails regarding a particular User's account, requests or inquiries, and purchases of Listing Items.

    You may, however, opt out of Promotional Emails. Promotional Emails advertise Listing Items including exclusive sales and other offers, and/or the products and services of our Advertisers and Affiliates. If you do not want to receive Promotional Emails from us, you may elect to opt-out of receiving Promotional Emails at any time after registering by e-mailing us at [email protected] or by hitting the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of any of our e-mails, or by opting out of Promotional Emails within your User Account.


    In order to most efficiently serve you, the purchase of Listing Items utilizing credit card transactions may be handled by established third-party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They may receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order, if applicable.

    We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use your Personally Identifiable Information. The Website has industry-standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, and we make good faith efforts to store your Personally Identifiable Information in a secure operating environment. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. If we provide you with a username and password to access portions of the Website, we disclaim any responsibility for a breach of privacy as a result of your willingly or inadvertently disclosing your username and password to others.

    Updating and Correcting Information

    We believe that you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information you provide us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information on your Viewbid Account. We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on the Website. In addition, your information, even if deleted from a current database, may still exist within an archived database, as we periodically backup information.

    Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

    We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at [email protected] we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

    Acceptance of Terms

    By using our Website, you consent to our collection and use of this information in accordance with the terms set forth in this Policy.


    Privacy Issues

    Children's Privacy

    This Website site is intended for use by persons over the age of 18. We do not seek to collect information about children under the age of 18. No information should be submitted to or posted on this Website by users under 18 years of age. We encourage parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 18 years of age and believe that he or she has disclosed Personally Identifiable Information to us, please contact us at [email protected]  so that we may delete the child's information.

    Connecting Via Social Media

    Facebook: Viewbid allows users to access Facebook to interact with friends and to share Listing Items on Facebook. If you are logged into Viewbid and Facebook, you may merge your profiles. By proceeding you are allowing Viewbid to access your information and you are agreeing to the Facebook Terms of Use in your use of the Viewbid Website. Other Social Media: You may also connect to Viewbid and share Listing Items from Viewbid on other Social Media websites. By sharing content from Viewbid Auctions on those websites, you agree to the Terms of Use for those Social Media websites.

    International Users

    Our Website is accessible around the world. By visiting the Website and providing your information, you acknowledge and agree that your information can be stored for the purposes identified in this Policy. We process and store your information in North America and your information may be stored on servers located outside your residential jurisdiction and which may have less stringent privacy practices than your own. If you access the Website from outside the United States, your usage of the Website constitutes consent to the transfer of your data outside of your country and to North America.

    Your Consent

    By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in Canada. If you reside outside Canada your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under Canadian privacy standards.

    Viewbid Auctions Limited understands your concerns about privacy. We want you to understand what types of information we collect on this site and what may happen to that information. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact us at:

    Viewbid Auctions Limited
    11 Mount Hope Avenue
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia   

    Collection of Information

    Registration and Use of Information

    No user is required to provide information in order to visit Viewbid’s website. However, a user must register in order to be placed on Viewbid’s email list and to bid on items being auctioned. During registration, a user provides certain categories of information, such as name, address, email address, date of birth, and information regarding that user's purchase of Viewbid’s merchandise or services. The information which you supply to Viewbid enables us to customize our site to your interests and enhance your overall experience at our site. In addition, it helps us communicate with you about Viewbid’s news and events. Viewbid may use your contact information periodically in order to send you an email regarding upcoming Viewbid events and promotions or other live auctions which you may be interested in. In addition, we may request information for other specific purposes. If the information provided will be used in any way that differs from the treatment outlined in this Privacy Policy, we will identify the differences when we request the information.

    We use the personal information you provide for internal purposes, such as confirming and tracking orders placed online, subscription or registration for special promotions, analyzing trends and statistics, informing you of our new products, services and offers, and providing you with information from and about Viewbid. From time to time we might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy policies are consistent with ours. These are known as our “Select Partners.” In such cases, we might share and cross-reference information, including personal information about you that will enable Select Partners to contact you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.

    To serve you better, we may combine information you give us online, at our events or through other correspondence with us. We may also combine that information with publicly available information and information we receive from or cross-reference with our Select Partners and others. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize your experiences with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.

    If at any time, you are receiving information from Viewbid or its Select Partners that you no longer wish to receive, you may contact us to opt out and to request that your name is removed from a contact list. We pledge to honour all such requests and to affirm that our Select Partners do so as well.

    Third Party Links and Use of Information

    The Viewbid site contains links to sites operated by third parties. These sites may collect personally identifiable information about you. For example, Viewbid participates in the Google AdSense program and the interest-based advertising program offered by Google. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to service visitors to the Viewbid site. In particular, Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Viewbid's site visitors based on their visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Information transmitted does not include your name, address, email address, or telephone number. Visitors to Viewbid’s site may opt out of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy page at this link.

    Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, this Privacy Policy does not cover third-party data collection practices and Viewbid does not assume any responsibility for third parties, even if you are linked to those sites through the Viewbid website. Please check the privacy policy at each site you visit.

    Passive Collection of Information

    In addition to the information that you actively provide to Viewbid, such as what you provide when you register for Viewbid’s Email list, Viewbid collects information about how you interact with our site. Viewbid collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user's experience at the site and for compiling broad aggregate demographic data and related usage data for Viewbid’s internal purposes. The types of passive information include, but are not limited to, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on our site and how long you stay on any part of our site. We may also track how you interact with our site, by assigning a random string of numbers and characters to your session. Passive information does not identify you to Viewbid by name, and Viewbid does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information.

    We use a "cookie" based data collection paradigm in certain areas of our site. Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that assists us in providing customized services; for example, the use of cookies allows us to reduce the frequency with which you will need to enter your password on password-protected areas of our site. Additionally, in some cases, certain functionalities are only feasible through the use of a cookie. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case, you may not be able to use certain features on our site and/or you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session.

    Sharing of Information

    Other than on the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy, Viewbid pledges that it will not sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information without your permission. Viewbid may, however, share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.

    While Viewbid strives to protect the personal information of our users, Viewbid will release personal information if required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary.


    Viewbid has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control.Viewbid protects personally identifiable information to the extent reasonably feasible by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary.

    Other Provisions

    Acceptance of Terms/Changes to Privacy Policy--Your use of this site indicates an acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of such usage. Viewbid reserves the right to update or amend this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice to customers or site visitors.

    If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner which materially differs from the standards set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by promptly updating the posted Privacy Policy and you will have an opportunity to opt out from further communications, In addition, if we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post a notice on our site notifying users that our Privacy Policy has changed. In some cases when we post such a notice, we will also send an email to users who have provided their information notifying them of the changes in our Privacy Policy.

    Choice/Opt-out--Viewbid users are asked to give information to be put on Viewbid’s Email list or to receive commercial email regarding upcoming Viewbid promotions and events. If you receive Viewbid’s commercial email and would like to avoid receiving such email in the future, you may opt-out of receiving it by clicking on the opt-out (unsubscribe) area within that email. Viewbid will only communicate with you according to your instructions. Your privacy is important to Viewbid. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us via the contact information listed above.

     Contacting Us

    If you have any comments or questions, you may send an email us at [email protected]