PRIVACY AND PROTECTION, CONDITIONS OF USE
YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES CONTAINED HEREIN OR OTHERWISE POSTED ON THE WEB SITE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE WEB SITE.
Siegel Auction Galleries respects the privacy of our clients, and we implement certain policies and practices to protect your privacy.
Your personal data is stored on servers in our control for the purpose of enabling you to participate in our auctions and access information. We do not sell or convey your personal data to any third party.
Your personal data is kept confidential with access limited to employees of the Siegel firm. Employees are prohibited from copying or disclosing any information about our clients. However, we may occasionally need to disclose your personal data to agents or contractors of the Siegel firm to process transactions or communicate with you. These parties are required to keep the information confidential and will not use the information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Siegel.
Any personal data you provide to us is securely stored in a database held by Siegel, to which only authorized Siegel employees have access. We use security measures to ensure that access to your personal data is limited to a "need to know" basis for a specific purpose. All employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement in which they agree to treat personal data as strictly confidential. 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.
In general, you may browse our Internet site anonymously. However, certain of our online services require the collection of some personally identifying information, such as your name, address, and, when appropriate, your credit information. For transactions over Siegel's website involving particularly sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and accounting information, Siegel 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 will be automatically converted into codes before being securely sent to us over 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 Internet site. As a service to you, we may also use this information to customize the content we offer.
In consideration of your use of the Web Site, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by any registration form that you may fill out on any Web Site (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any Registration Data that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or the Company has grounds to suspect that such Registration Data is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Company has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Web Site (or any portion thereof).
You may receive a password and/or account designation, or a digital signature upon completing the registration process on the Company's Web Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any such password, digital signature and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password, digital signature or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your password, digital signature or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. The Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this paragraph.
All images at the Siegel website are the property of Siegel Auction Galleries, unless identified otherwise. Images may be downloaded for personal use only. Any publication or use of images in a public forum is expressly forbidden unless written permission is obtained from Siegel.
To provide you with timely notices about upcoming auctions, Siegel may send you e-mail notices based on your expressed interests and bidding history. At any time, you may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to be removed from our lists.
Our website contains links to other websites, but we are not responsible for the conduct of these linked principals.
Siegel may also use a "cookie," a small text file placed on your computer's hard disk that identifies your browser software to a website. Cookies allow us to track when you enter, leave, and re-enter our sites and what path you take through our sites.
While we will not voluntarily disclose your personal data, we may disclose such information if we are required to do so by a Court Order, if we are requested by government or law enforcement authorities, if we are required to do so pursuant to other legal processes, or if it becomes necessary to protect the rights or property of Siegel.
The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Except as may be separately specifically provided with respect to a particular sale Siegel makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Material or about the results to be obtained from using the Web Site and the Material. Any use of the Web Site and the Material is at your own risk. Advice received via the Web Site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. Changes are periodically made to the Web Site and may be made at any time.
You acknowledge and agree that, in the event that there are discrepancies or differences between the descriptions of property provided on the Web Site, on the one hand, and the saleroom catalogue or saleroom addenda and announcements related to such property, on the other, the latter will in all events be considered to be authoritative and controlling.
Siegel does not warrant that the web site will operate error-free, continuously or without interruption, or that the web site or its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful content. If your use of the web site or the material results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, the company is not responsible for those costs.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Siegel, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal, expert and accounting fees, incurred in connection with any claims, actions or demands alleging or resulting from your use of the Material (including Software), your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of law or of the rights of any third party. Siegel shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and, if it is one asserted by a third party, shall provide reasonable assistance to you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
The Web Site is based in the State of New York, U.S.A. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Web Site shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts entered into and performed within the State of New York without respect to its conflict of laws principles. By using the Web Site, you agree that the exclusive forums for any claims or causes of action arising out of your use of the Web Site shall be the state courts for or within New York County in the State of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. You hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which you may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such proceeding brought in such a court and any claim that any such proceeding brought in such a court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision, and no waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Web Site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and the Company with respect to the use of the Web Site. Any changes to this Agreement must be made in writing, signed by an authorized representative of the Company.