Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2018

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by CollegeItems. (hereafter “CollegeItems”, “our,” “we,” or “us”). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website, mobile applications and other online services (collectively, the “CollegeItem Service”) or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with more prominent notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the CollegeItem Service to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Note: CollegeItems is piloting a new electronic payments solution that is only available to certain users. As a result, some of the provisions of this privacy policy related to the payments solution may not apply to all users.

Collection of Information

1. Information You Provide to Us. CollegeItems collects information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you register or update the details of your account, participate in identification badge programs such as TruYou, post information in order to sell any good through the CollegeItem Service, enroll in any third-party operated payment processing services offered in connection with the CollegeItem Service, communicate with other users, provide reviews or other comments, purchase any services from CollegeItem, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, CollegeItem account password, telephone number, postal address including city, state and zip code, photographs, written descriptions of your posted goods, any bids you make on offers through the CollegeItems Service, any reviews or comments you make using the CollegeItem Service, all correspondence or communications with other users or with us conducted via the CollegeItem Service, government-issued identification documents (such as a driver’s license), and any other information you choose to provide.

2. Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the CollegeItem Service. When you access or use the CollegeItems Service, we automatically collect information about you, including:

2.1. Log Information: We log information about your use of the CollegeItems Service, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our CollegeItem Service.

2.2. Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the CollegeItem Service, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.

2.3. Location Information: If you consent to the collection of location information from your computer or mobile device, we may collect this information when you access or use the CollegeItems Service, or when you otherwise consent to the collection of this information. We may also use your IP address to infer an approximate geographic location for your computer or device. For more details, please see “Your Information Choices” below.

2.4. Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve the CollegeItems Service and your experience, see which areas and features of the CollegeItem Service are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “gifs,” “pixel tags” and “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in the CollegeItem Service or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Information Choices” below.

3. Information from Third Parties. CollegeItem may, from time to time, obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the CollegeItems Service in order to enhance our ability to serve you, prevent fraudulent transactions, tailor our content to you, offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, and for any other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site. We may also receive transaction information from Stripe Inc. when you purchase or sell a good using the CollegeItem payment solution, including the date and time of sale and the amount of the sale.

4. Payment Information Collected by Stripe. CollegeItem is integrated with Stripe Inc.’s (“Stripe”) services to allow sellers to accept credit card and other electronic payment methods for goods they list for sale on the CollegeItem Service. Stripe provides these services directly to sellers pursuant to its own terms and privacy policy. When signing up to receive funds electronically, Stripe, and not CollegeItem, collects some of the information provided by sellers via the CollegeItems Service, including debit card numbers, Social Security numbers, government IDs, and bank account information. For more information about the third-party payment processing services integrated with the CollegeItem Service, please see our FAQs.

Use of Information.

5. General Uses. CollegeItem uses information about you for various purposes, including to:

5.1. Enable you to access and use the CollegeItem Service, to personalize the CollegeItem Service, and to optimize the type of offers presented to you when you use the CollegeItems Service;

5.2. Create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on the CollegeItem Service, including through detection and prevention of fraud, unauthorized access, intrusion, and service interruption;

5.3. Conduct investigations and to respond to disputes between users, error resolution, and other similar customer support service;

5.4. Enable any identification programs we may institute and in which you elect or are required to participate (e.g. TruYou), such as verifying your identity and address, and conduct checks against various publicly available databases;

5.5. Operate, protect, improve and optimize the CollegeItems Service, our business, and our users’ experience;

5.6. Perform analytics, conduct research, and monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the CollegeItem Service;

5.7. Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by CollegeItem and others, and provide advertisements that match user profiles or interests, news and information we think will be of interest to you;

5.8. Send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;

5.9. Comply with our legal obligations or requests from law enforcement agencies, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third parties;

5.10. Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;

5.11. Assist third-party payment processors with transaction processing, error, chargeback and disputed transaction resolution, and similar payment processing functions; and

5.12. Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

The Site contains content which includes Your Information, CollegeItem's information and information from other users. You agree not to copy, modify, or distribute such content (other than Your Information), CollegeItems' copyrights or trademarks. When you give us any content as part of Your Information, you are granting us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, , publish, translate, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide through the Site as well as on any of our affiliates or partners websites, publications and mobile platform. We need these rights with respect to the content in Your Information in order to host and display your content.


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