Privacy Statement
(Updated November 1, 2007)
 
Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc. (“Yoder & Frey”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Statement describes our current privacy practices with regard to the personal information we collect, use and disclose, including in respect of our website.  By accessing www.yoderandfrey.com, you acknowledge and fully understand Yoder & Frey’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Statement.

The Yoder & Frey website may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information.  If you access those links, you will be leaving the Yoder & Frey website.  Yoder & Frey does not control those sites or their privacy practices which may differ from Yoder & Frey’s practices.  We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites.  The personal data you provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by Yoder & Frey’s Privacy Statement.  We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information.

Yoder & Frey reserves the right to revise this Privacy Statement at any time.  Your continued use of any portion of the Yoder & Frey website following the posting of the update reflecting such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

Information Collection

Yoder & Frey collects personal information from individuals through various means, including through our website.  For security reasons, Yoder & Frey may also use video or other surveillance means to monitor its premises from time to time.

When you visit the Yoder & Frey website, we collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website.  We may also use cookies.  A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the user’s hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.

Information Use

Yoder & Frey  uses information collected from individuals to provide products or services, to respond to requests for information regarding Yoder & Frey’s products and services, and for additional purposes that may be identified as or before the time that the information is collected.  The information gathered may be used for general marketing purposes to enable us to better meet our customers’ needs.

Yoder & Frey will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required or permitted by law.  Once the information is no longer required to fulfill its intended purposes, and is no longer required or permitted to be retained for legal or business purposes, it will be destroyed, erased, or made anonymous.

Information Disclosure

We are the sole owner of the information collected on this site and will not share or rent this information to others in any way other than as disclosed in this Online Privacy Statement.

We may disclose certain personal information to third party service providers in order to carry out services on behalf of Yoder & Frey.  We will take appropriate steps to ensure that the third party service providers safeguard the personal information and use the information only for authorized purposes.

We may also disclose personal information to legal, financial, and other professional advisors and to its lenders or insurers in connection with the operation of our business.  In respect of Yoder & Frey’s fraud detection and prevention efforts or the investigation of lawful activities, Yoder & Frey may collect and disclose personal information in cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

Brochures

Yoder & Frey uses brochures to announce its auctions, and maintains certain contact information to facilitate the mailing.  If you wish to subscribe to our brochure mailing list, we will ask for contact information such as name, address, and telephone number.  You can Opt-Out of such mailing by contacting us via telephone (419-865-3990), Email (info@yoderandfrey.com) or fax (419-865-4595).

Auction Registration

If you register for one of our auctions we may ask you to provide certain financial information, including credit card information, used to qualify you to bid at our auction.  Credit card information is entered on our secure website page (see ‘Security’ below), which is transferred to our credit card provider and is not retained by Yoder & Frey.

Security

Yoder & Frey takes several precautions to protect our users’ personal information.  When users submit sensitive information, their information is protected both online and off-line.

We use industry-standard encryption software to protect sensitive credit card information online.  We also protect user information off-line.  Access to all of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information, is restricted within our offices.  Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.