At Item Alert, we want you to have a better eBay searching
experience. To that end, we are committed to ensuring that your
visits to, and interactions with, our website and services, are
step towards the transparency that will help achieve these goals. By
using Item Alert, you are indicating that you agree to the
collection, use, and disclosure of your information, as described
PRIVACY STATEMENT IN DEPTH
We are committed to your privacy and we take it super super
seriously. This statement is intended to provide you with information
and understanding about how Item Alert collects and safeguards
personal information that it gathers through the normal course of its
Through the user account creation process we acquire an email
address and a username, as well as a password. This information is
stored securely in our servers. And yes, we actually need that info
in order for you to use the site.
THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS
We use Google Analytics. That's it. No Facebook or Google+ or
Cookies are used in the following ways:
We set a cookie when you log in. That's how we know you're
logged in, DUH.
Google Analytics sets a bunch of bullshit too for its
stuff. We don't really know what it does but it's pretty standard.
On the server-side, we keep track of the searches you are
We don't run any ads because we actually care about the UI/UX
of this website and its load-time and aesthetic are constantly on our
We don't sell or market or transfer your data anywhere
because we love you and care about your digital well-being.
FTC AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
When you click on links to various merchants on this site and
make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission.
Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to,
the eBay Partner Network.
We use HTTPS that gets an A from ssllabs as of the date
below, which we're pretty damn proud of. We also individually salt
and hash your passwords because we're not IDIOTS. None of that
plaintext shit. We also made sure to guard against the top OWASP
vulnerabilities. Also we don't use WordPress or struts so please stop
throwing your shitty exploits at us.
IMPORTANT DATA DEFINITIONS
Yes we are both the data processor and data controller.
There are various links throughout this website that may take
you to the website or services of another company or entity. When you
longer applies. Jesus, this isn't that hard.
Our servers are located in the United States of America. By
using Item Alert, you agree to have your data transferred, handled,
manhandled, controlled, dominated, processed, gently caressed,
swaddled, and stored in the U.S.
You can download your saved searches at any time on the saved
searches page. Pretty cool eh?
CORRECTING YOUR ACCOUNT
You literally have the ability to control everything about
your account. But if you still wanna be a hard-ass about it, please
CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT
You can close your account at any time by deleting it on the
account page. And all your searches and data will be deleted too. Go
ahead and do it. Do it. See if we care.
Yeah. Ok fine. We log what's going on with the website.
Because the Russians and the Chinese throw all sorts of digital feces
at our server every day. Then once per quarter we call Hillary and
she wipes the logs.
CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
But probably it'll be some new asinine law that makes it happen.
If the NSA or a valid court order or some PATRIOT act / NSA
bullshit requires that we hand over your data, then we gotta do what
we gotta do. But we can honestly say (oh snap a warrant canary!) that
Item Alert has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy
policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look, we care a lot about you and your data and your security
and your privacy. We are never going to give it up, and we're never
going to let you down. And we're certainly not going to run around
and give your shit to Facebook or marketing agencies or any of those