Privacy Policy

Personal Data Privacy and Protection Policy

Sanford Alderfer Companies considers the privacy and protection of its customers’ personal data to be of utmost importance. To ensure that you feel confident about providing us with your personal information when communicating with us and using our services, we describe our policy about our collection and use of personal data.

Purposes
We will collect, record, store, and use your personal data only to enable you to consign or purchase property or services and, unless you object, to advise you of forthcoming sales, events, and services.

Privacy
We will not share your personal data with anyone outside the Alderfer family of companies. We may from time to time, however, need to disclose your personal data to agents or contractors associated with Sanford Alderfer Companies to enable us to process transactions or communicate with you. On these occasions, disclosure will be on the basis that the recipients are required to keep the information confidential and not use the information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Alderfer.

Security
Any personal data you provide to us is securely stored in a computerized database held by Sanford Alderfer Companies in Hatfield, Pennsylvania to which only authorized employees and agents have access. Furthermore, we have in place administrative measures to ensure that the access is limited to the extent necessary in order to perform required functions.

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. The server is not directly connected to the Internet and data is therefore available only to authorized computers.

Sanford Alderfer Companies and the Internet

Web Site
In general, you may browse our Internet site anonymously. However, some of our online services require the collection of your name and address.

Email
In order to provide you with timely notices about upcoming auctions and events, Sanford Alderfer Companies may send you email notices based on your expressed interests and bidding history. To facilitate this service, we may track some of the pages you visit on our web site(s).

At the bottom of each email you receive you will be provided with the option to update your collecting interests or unsubscribe from future mailings. At any time, you may also send an email to info@alderferauction.com and request that your email address be removed from our lists.

Cookies
Sanford Alderfer Companies may also use on its Internet properties a personalization technology called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard disk that identifies your browser software to a web site. Cookies allow us to track when you enter, leave, and re-enter our sites and what path you take through our sites. In doing this, we can provide you with more personalized service.

Exceptions
While we will not voluntarily disclose your personal data we will only if we are required to by a Court Order, government or law enforcement authorities, pursuant to other legal processes, or to protect the rights or property of Sanford Alderfer Companies.

Contact
If you have any questions about the use and protection of your personal data, please contact us.