Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which FurForge ("we," "us," or "our") collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users ("user" or "you") of our online auction marketplace platform ("Platform").

This Privacy Policy serves as a rough guideline and articulates our goals and practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information on FurForge. However, please note that the software and services we utilize to operate the platform may have their own respective privacy policies, which may differ from this Privacy Policy. While we strive to align our practices with this policy, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party software providers to understand their specific data handling practices. Furthermore, please note that in addition to this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Service also serve as important guidelines and rules for users regarding the use of our platform, including provisions related to user conduct, account termination, and dispute resolution.

Information We Collect

We may collect personal identification information from users in the following ways:

a. Registration Information: When you create an account on FurForge, we may collect information such as your name, email address, address, username, and password.

b. Transaction Information: To facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers on our Platform, we may collect information related to the items being bought or sold, including item descriptions, images, pricing, and shipping details.

c. Communication Information: When you communicate with other users or us through the Platform, we may collect the content of your messages, emails, or any other form of communication.

d. Payment Information: When you make a purchase or receive payment through our Platform, we may collect payment information such as credit card details, bank account information, or other payment method details. Please note that we do not store credit card or payment information on our servers. Payments are processed by trusted third-party payment processors, and their collection and use of your information are governed by their respective privacy policies.

How We Use Collected Information

We may collect and use users' personal information for the following purposes:

a. To Provide and Improve Our Services: We use the information collected to operate, maintain, and enhance the functionality of our Platform, including facilitating transactions, verifying user identity, and providing customer support.

b. Communication: We may use your email address or other contact information to communicate with you regarding your account, transactions, and platform updates. We may also send you promotional or informational emails related to our services, but you will have the option to opt out of receiving such communications.

c. Legal Compliance and Protection: We may use your information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes, respond to inquiries or requests from government or public authorities, or enforce our terms and conditions and protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, as well as that of our users or others.

Sharing of Information

a. Buyers and Sellers: In order to facilitate transactions on our Platform, certain information, such as item details, buyer and seller usernames, and shipping information, may be shared between buyers and sellers.

b. External Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to perform certain functions or services on our behalf, such as payment processing, data analysis, marketing, or customer support. These service providers may have access to personal information in order to perform their functions but are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the information.

c. Legal Requirements: We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or government agency).

Data Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal information. However, no data transmission over the internet or electronic storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Rights and Choices

You have certain rights and choices regarding the personal information we collect and how it is used. These may include the right to access, update, or delete your personal information, as well as the right to object to certain processing activities. To exercise your rights or for any privacy-related inquiries, please contact us using the information provided below.

Third-Party Websites

Our Platform may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by FurForge. This Privacy Policy applies only to our Platform, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with a revised "Effective Date." We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us.

By using FurForge, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described herein.